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Portal short film “Survive!” filmed in YouTube Space

Portal short film “Survive!” filmed in YouTube Space

In Los Angeles, California, there's a film location called YouTube Space, one where users are able to rent the floor for free - just so long as the product heads to YouTube. Here we've got one of a wide variety of videos shot at this lovely location, presented here by Colin and Connor McGuire and centering in on the Valve video game series Portal. This story is part of a grand scheme which involves both the Portal video game and the tie-in comic "Portal 2: Lab Rat."

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TALOS: real Iron Man being built by the US Army

TALOS: real Iron Man being built by the US Army

The real-deal Iron Patriot may be closer to reality than we think. In a revelation that somehow escaped the eyes of the press (including ours) for months, a May 28th release from the United States Army suggests that their researchers are working on a request from SOCOM - the U.S. Special Operations Command for technologies. This request was made for a Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit, or TALOS.

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Doctor Who missing episodes to appear restored on BBC

Doctor Who missing episodes to appear restored on BBC

One of the most fanatically followed television series of all time, Doctor Who, will be given a jolt of nostalgia soon as the BBC can confirm the recovery of a mass of episodes previously thought lost to the vaults of time. This suggestion comes from the BBC itself, suggesting that a total of 106 episodes featuring the first two doctors, William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton, will be mined. Though the BBC did apparently - for whatever reason - destroy many of the television show's original transmission tapes through the 1960s and 70s, tapes transferred onto film for overseas broadcast are being recovered now.

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HBO content hits Google Play: Game of Thrones, True Blood, Newsroom ahoy

HBO content hits Google Play: Game of Thrones, True Blood, Newsroom ahoy

Those of you wishing you had a (legal) alternative to subscribing to HBO's network to see some of the most hyped-up television shows today are in luck: they're coming to Google Play. Android users galore will be able to partake in episode purchases of the likes of The Newsroom, True Blood, and Game of Thrones starting this week. Rounding out the collection comes The Wire, Veep, Boardwalk Empire, and of course Girls.

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“Keloid” sci-fi movie trailer outgrows Internet, gets big-name backing

“Keloid” sci-fi movie trailer outgrows Internet, gets big-name backing

A revamp of a speculative movie trailer about good robots and bad robots that has been making the rounds on Vimeo and YouTube for two years is finally gaining traction in the legit entertainment industry, the Hollywood Reporter revealed. Keloid, the sci-fi short by BLR VFX (Big Lazy Robot Visual Effects), is being discussed by the likes of heavy hitters Roy Lee, Scott Glassgold and Raymond Brothers as a viable investment for full production, much to early fans' salivation.

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Netflix courts cable companies to give viewers “frictionless” access

Netflix courts cable companies to give viewers “frictionless” access

Netflix last week publicly reaffirmed its steadfast desire to partner with U.S. cable companies to bundle streaming Netflix programming as an app in set-top boxes like TiVo, but so far the industry in this country has not embraced Netflix's advances. For cable companies, the streaming video service's 27 million American subscribers represent competition, not a new market or an opportunity to add value.

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Simpsons Halloween Guillermo del Toro intro gets full reference rundown

Simpsons Halloween Guillermo del Toro intro gets full reference rundown

It's that time of the year again - time for the Simpsons' Treehouse of Horror - a mini-episode-laden tribute to Halloween that's been going on for 14 straight years. What we've got this time around (for the "Couch Gag" intro to the show, at least) is a massive three-minute-long homage to the horror genre of films as directed by none other than Guillermo del Toro. This beast of sequence has well over 45 references to both the horror genre in general and the films of del Toro himself - and we're going to list them.

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Samsung HomeSync Android TV box appearing this month, Jelly Bean in tow

Samsung HomeSync Android TV box appearing this month, Jelly Bean in tow

Earlier this year at the international technology conference known as Mobile World Congress, we got our first chance to have a hands-on look at the Samsung HomeSync Android TV box. Tossing aside the idea that a Google-friendly TV box should run none other than Google TV itself, Samsung decided here that the system should take on the likes of their own Samsung Link system. Appearing October 6th, the Samsung HomeSync device will be working with the Samsung Galaxy S 4, Galaxy Note 3, and a collection of other recent Samsung smartphone and tablet releases.

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Breaking Bad props up for auction en masse: this is no charity case

Breaking Bad props up for auction en masse: this is no charity case

If you're a fan of Breaking Bad, you know full well Walter White is no fan of taking money like a charity - he wants to earn it. So it should come as no surprise when Sony Pictures Entertainment makes with the profit (as opposed to donating any of the proceeds to a non-profit) in a series of auctions for Breaking Bad props. Hundreds of props, that is, straight from the show and up for auction with everything from Hector "Tio" Salamanca's bell to Gustavo Fring's laptop computer.

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