First Click: OJ, Moto X, new Nokias, and more in the week ahead

June 6th, 2016


Welcome to Monday, you’re still alive.

To celebrate we’ve got a big week of tech and entertainment ahead just for you. We’re kicking things off with two events: T-Mobile’s Un-carrier 11 and the first live demonstration of the new Star Wars vinyl that produces floating 3D holograms.

T-Mobile’s event will be chock full of John Legere dropping choice expletives on AT&T and Verizon. VentureBeat’s Evan Blass says that T-Mobile will launch a so-called "Stock Up" initiative allowing post-paid subscribers to earn up to 100 shares of TMUS stock (currently trading at $43.63 per share) by pestering friends and family to go magenta.

We’ll also see a preview of the new vinyl record for the soundtrack from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I said see, not hear, because it’ll be using the same 3D hologram tech used in that Jack White album. A floating Millennium Falcon above the spinning platter, you say? Count us in.

Skipping to Thursday we’ve got a few events lined up in San Francisco. Lenovo’s doing its thing with what should be a Moto Z reveal. Then Nokia, the new owner of Withings, has a press event scheduled to "share its vision for digital health." Expect to see new gadgets at both events.

We’ll also learn what’s ahead for Destiny on Thursday, with Bungie promising to reveal "the next threat that you’ll confront as Guardians." Or did you quit the game already?

Friday brings us a trio of entertainment releases. First with Nick Jonas’ new album which may or may not be about a bacon sex thing. That's followed by the US premiere of Duncan Jones’ Warcraft which is already disappointing critics in the UK. And finally, Friday brings us the premiere of King Jackdescribed by The Guardian as "a coming-of-age Sundance movie with heart."

Saturday wraps up the week with the OJ: Made in America series premiere at 9PM on ABC. The documentary that premiered at Sundance in January is one of the most eagerly anticipated releases of the year.

But that’s all still to come. First, let’s take a look back at the weekend that was.

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