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Littlstar brings 360-degree videos to the Apple TV

Littlstar brings 360-degree videos to the Apple TV

360-degree videos have become a big thing this year, whether it's through a virtual reality headset or via watching a specially-formatted YouTube video on a smartphone inside Google Cardboard, the clips are appearing in more and more places. Now they're finally coming to the TV screen, thanks to a new Apple TV app from Littlstar, a streaming video service similar to Vimeo and YouTube, but with a focus on 360-degree and VR videos.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens still breaking records, $300M in 5 days

Star Wars: The Force Awakens still breaking records, $300M in 5 days

It seems that the Star Wars franchise has finally gotten its epic comeback. At least if box office numbers are going to be the indicator. After earning the record for the biggest haul over a December weekend, The Force Awakens, the seventh installment in a trilogy of trilogies, is now reporting $300 million. That's in just five days and in North America alone, leaving hope for 10 digit numbers by the end of its run.

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YouTube up in arms over T-Mobile throttling video streaming

YouTube up in arms over T-Mobile throttling video streaming

Last month, T-Mobile announced a new program that, on the surface seemed like a great deal. Following its unlimited music streaming offer, the carrier unveiled Binge On, which lets users stream video to their hearts' content without cutting into their data allocation. But that comes at the price of quality, a price that not all video streaming services are willing to pay without their consent and is something that YouTube is raising its voice against.

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Netflix nabs ‘Mindhunter’ series from David Fincher

Netflix nabs ‘Mindhunter’ series from David Fincher

Netflix has taken on a new series called ‘Mindhunter’ from House of Cards director David Fincher, according to a new report. The series is reportedly being developed in collaboration with Charlize Theron, and will be based on “Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit,” a book published in the mid-90s. Sources expect Fincher will be directing the series, according to the report.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens – who is Lor San Tekka?

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – who is Lor San Tekka?

Just a few minutes into the the film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, actor Max von Sydow's character appears - it's no secret, and no spoiler. His name is Lor San Tekka, and he's a real mystery for one-time viewers of the movie. What we're about to do is discuss what we know about him. We're using information we've attained via Lucasfilm and Disney-approved sources - StarWars.com and "Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary" so we're working with the real-deal data: canon, that is to say.

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40 more Star Wars: The Force Awakens wallpapers for your smartphone

40 more Star Wars: The Force Awakens wallpapers for your smartphone

Now that Star Wars: The Force Awakens has pummeled all previous records for most-sold tickets in basically every category, it's time to extend your fandom well beyond the theater. That's never been a problem for most Star Wars fans - some have been collecting Star Wars action figures since 1977 (and have never stopped!) Today we're dropping another collection of wallpapers for your smartphone - the piece of equipment you use most - all from The Force Awakens, just for those of you that cannot possibly get enough.

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Leak has ‘Hateful Eight,’ ‘Revenant’ online before premieres

Leak has ‘Hateful Eight,’ ‘Revenant’ online before premieres

A massive leak has resulted in two highly anticipated movies, The Hateful Eight and The Revenant, being published online before their Christmas day theatrical premieres. So far The Revenant has proven most popular, with nearly a million people downloading it in a single day. Tarantino’s Hateful Eight has also proven popular, though, with more than half a million downloads during the same time period.

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Dear Neil deGrasse Tyson: this is why Han Solo says “Parsecs”

Dear Neil deGrasse Tyson: this is why Han Solo says “Parsecs”

This morning astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson took to Twitter to speak about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. He took time to pay extra attention to Han Solo's claim of "making the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs." Han Solo makes this claim all the way back in Star Wars: A New Hope, then repeats his claim in Star Wars: The Force Awakens as Rey suggests that he's heard the ship has made this run in 14 parsecs. There's a problem with that, suggests Tyson. We disagree.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson’s science on Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s science on Star Wars: The Force Awakens

This morning astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson shared his observations of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. "With only mild spoiler alerts," he said. As such, we're rating this article "Mostly Spoiler Safe" - but have applied the "SPOILER ALERT" sticker anyway. All that said, you might begin to rage almost immediately when you hear that on Twitter, NDT has demoted R2-D2 to "Dwarf Cute" status, the same way he famously demoted Pluto to "Dwarf Planet." The good news is that it's for a good reason - BB-8 is clearly cuter, and he's made it public that that's his opinion, too.

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