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Deadpool movie teased with first official still

Deadpool movie teased with first official still

A few years ago some test footage for a Deadpool movie was recorded and more recently it surfaced online, drumming up a lot of excitement in the process. Time went by, though, with little hope for fans until it finally became official — a Deadpool movie is happening, and it will be arriving next year. We've heard bits and pieces about the movie since then, and now we have gotten a look at the first official still from the flick.

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Prince drops streaming music, towers over music industry with one track

Prince drops streaming music, towers over music industry with one track

Just as Apple Music arrives, so does Prince leave the streaming music universe. It's no coincidence that The Purple One has also released an ear-blasting new single track HARDROCKLOVER at the same time. This new track screams. It wails in protest. While it doesn't address the rise of the streaming music industry directly, it does push the envelope. It does remind us that Prince has the one true claim to being the greatest living rock star on the planet. He doesn't need to say so.

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Sphericam 2 4K VR camera endorsed by John Carmack

Sphericam 2 4K VR camera endorsed by John Carmack

This week Oculus CTO and gaming industry veteran John Carmack lent his support for the next wave of VR-friendly 360-degree camera hardware. In Sphericam 2 is a 4K-resolution 360-degree array of cameras with built-in software allowing for the instant stitching of its media product. Photos and video footage from this device can be used for virtual reality projects of all sorts. This is the first 360-degree camera to offer global shutter capture as well as 60fps video at the same time as it captures said media in 4K resolution.

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Hulu and Pluto TV strike content-sharing deal

Hulu and Pluto TV strike content-sharing deal

Among Hulu's latest efforts is a new deal with Pluto TV that will see the service's free content made available in what is described as a "TV-like programming grid". This will be a re-packaging of Hulu’s free content, meaning the content it provides on an ad-supported basis rather than exclusively through its subscription model, and includes both movies and TV shows. Shows will be coming from Fox, ABC, and NBC among others. Furthermore, the shared content will only be viewable on Pluto TV's online site, not mobile devices.

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Steve Jobs: see the new extended movie trailer here

Steve Jobs: see the new extended movie trailer here

With a quick, sneak-peek teaser offered back in May, the first full-length official trailer for the upcoming Steve Jobs movie has just been released by Universal Studios. With the film, based on the official Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson, due for release on October 9th, the new two-and-a-half minute trailer lets us see a greater number of scenes and hear more dialog, all featuring actor Michael Fassbender as the Apple co-founder.

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Star Trek Beyond movie focus on new places and species

Star Trek Beyond movie focus on new places and species

The rebooted Star Trek franchise with Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto playing Kirk and Spock has done very well at the box office and hit a strong note with fans of the original series and Star Trek in general. The next film in the movie franchise has been confirmed to be called "Star Trek Beyond" and it will be directed by Justin Lin. Lin recently confirmed that title and showed off the patch that will adorn uniforms in the flick via Twitter.

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Deciding on Apple Music: what you need to know

Deciding on Apple Music: what you need to know

This morning we're having a peek at Apple Music in the wild for the first time. While we've gotten an opportunity to use the service earlier this year at Apple's developer conference WWDC, this is the first we're getting to use the service just like everybody else. Our first question is undoubtedly yours, as well: does it make sense for me to give up the streaming music service I already use to start subscribing to Apple Music instead? Deciding whether or not to use the music service built-in to your device as made by its creator is a decision most high-end smartphone users have to make at some point in their lives - why not now?

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Director of new Ghostbusters film tweets first pics of new gear

Director of new Ghostbusters film tweets first pics of new gear

Barring any last-minute problems, we should be seeing a new Ghostbusters movie hitting the theaters in exactly one year, the first new entry in the classic comedy series in over 25 years. The new film, which has been described as a reboot, is directed by Paul Feig and is scheduled to start shooting in the very near future. In an act of letting fans get a sneak peek behind the curtain, Feig took to Twitter this week to reveal the first pictures of the new costumes and the backpack-worn proton packs.

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Apple Music released with iOS 8.4

Apple Music released with iOS 8.4

This morning an updated version of iOS was release for iPhone and iPad, bringing on Apple Music for the masses. Apple Music is being released with 24/7 global radio, what Apple describes as "a way for fans to connect with their favorite artists, and a streaming music service. This is all coming in a redesigned Music app. This release also includes improvements for a number of apps already included in the system. Owners of the newest several generations of iPhone and iPad can expect this software to be pushed to their device starting this afternoon.

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LEGO Minifigures Online ends free-to-play, launches cross-platform

LEGO Minifigures Online ends free-to-play, launches cross-platform

LEGO Minifigures Online hast left its Beta once again, this time bringing a serious effort without the "free-to-play" nonsense of the past. This version of the game, being released for the first time today, will cost you - but only one time. Once you've got the game, the only paying you'll be doing is if you'd like to buy your own minifigures in real life - in physical toy stores - allowing you then to enter codes to gain access to the figures you've purchased. Other than that, you're free to go wild. This version of the game is the first to launch cross-platform on Windows PC, OS X, Linux, iOS (iPhone), and Android, all at once.

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Fear the Walking Dead trailer teases “virus or microbe”

Fear the Walking Dead trailer teases “virus or microbe”

As we recently discovered, AMC's TWD companion series Fear the Walking Dead will be arriving some time in August, and as its premiere grows nearer we've been seeing more teases drop. Last was that 30 second clip of someone running really fast, but the latest one is a little less bland. We get a glimpse of the world before the event took place, or at least as it is beginning to take place, and see signs that the government was trying to keep the impending walker-pocalypse under wraps.

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Toys”R”Us’ entire Comic-Con Exclusive toy lineup

Toys”R”Us’ entire Comic-Con Exclusive toy lineup

SDCC exclusive toys begin to appear with Toys"R"Us at the helm, bringing on everything from Batman to Mortal Kombat X to Star Wars. What we're seeing here is a number of "exclusives" that aren't entirely exclusive to the event, thank goodness, including one massive toy set from the Star Wars Black Series from Hasbro. That's the most elite of the US-based Star Wars action figure lines here in the United States, coming correct with 3 3/4-inch inch figures and an ever-so-slightly-taller Rancor. What a beast.

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