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Video puts ‘The Force Awakens’ scenes next to ‘A New Hope’ counterparts

Video puts ‘The Force Awakens’ scenes next to ‘A New Hope’ counterparts

Anyone who has seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens knows that there are a lot of similarities between it and A New Hope. Of course, the big debate has been whether or not the similar stories were done tastefully, or were a shameless rip-off. Well, the similarities go far beyond the overall story, and one person set out to showcase just how closely many shots resembled the originals.

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Vimeo On Demand store launches on Roku

Vimeo On Demand store launches on Roku

If you have a Roku player, you'll soon be able to buy and watch Vimeo on Demand content directly through the set-top-box. The On Demand store is coming via an update to Vimeo's Roku channel (available alongside other content providers in the channel store). Vimeo on Demand offers a bunch of content, a great deal of which are from indie creators.

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Netflix library shrinks by 30% as company gambles on original content

Netflix library shrinks by 30% as company gambles on original content

Netflix is something of the golden child of streaming. The company that started off shipping DVDs to your door gained massive popularity when they started offering their streaming service. However, troubled times may be ahead for them.

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Marshall Major II Bluetooth headphones hit USA

Marshall Major II Bluetooth headphones hit USA

This week the folks at Marshall Headphones have brought their slick looking MAJOR II Bluetooth headphones to the United States. This pair of headphones keeps the look of the Marshall headphone line consistent whilst bringing the added convenience of wirelessness with Bluetooth to the mix. This pair of headphones works with Bluetooth APTX for digital audio data reduction - that's there for as little latency as possible between the device projecting the audio and the headphones receiving them.

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Go inside the Batman v Superman movie’s Batcave with Street View

Go inside the Batman v Superman movie’s Batcave with Street View

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has finally been unleashed on movie viewers around the globe, and, well, it sure isn't receiving the positive acclaim that Warner Bros. must've been hoping for. Despite the widely negative reviews for Zack Snyder's latest film, comic and super hero fans can at least admit it features a different take on Batman and his iconic gadgetry that what we saw in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy. If you could at least look around the new Batcave and see what's there, wouldn't you take up the opportunity?

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Netflix releases sneak peek at new Voltron series

Netflix releases sneak peek at new Voltron series

It seems Netflix has more plans in store to attract viewers based on nostalgia, as it's just released the first teaser trailer for its latest original show: a reboot of the classic cartoon series Voltron. Following Fuller House and its spinoff from the old sitcom, Netflix is now treating those who grew up in the '80s with classic action cartoons. Judging by the trailer, Voltron: Legendary Defender, created in partnership with Dreamworks Animation, has nailed the look of the five mecha lions that connect and form into a giant robot, updated with sharp, modern animation.

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‘Freddy Got Fingered’ VHS rental from 2002 lands man in jail

‘Freddy Got Fingered’ VHS rental from 2002 lands man in jail

In this digital age, there's something that you don't really think about anymore. Late fees for video rentals. Sure, if you go to a Redbox and grab a DVD and forget about it, you'll still get hit with the fees, but at some point they just charge you for the DVD and that's the end of it. Now if you happened to rent a movie such as, oh I don't know, Freddy Got Fingered, back in 2002, failing to return it could land you in jail. And that's exactly what happened to one man in North Carolina.

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Apple is creating a TV series about app development & economy

Apple is creating a TV series about app development & economy

Apple Music has seen the company make its biggest leap thus far into streaming music and original radio programming, but now it looks like the iPhone-maker is ready to try its hand at television. Following the news that Apple is working with Vice on a documentary series about local music scenes called The Score, senior VP Eddy Cue told The New York Times that they are developing a non-scripted TV series about the development of apps.

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Hulu VR app launches with a couple dozen 360-degree films

Hulu VR app launches with a couple dozen 360-degree films

Netflix's VR app puts you on the couch in a cozy cabin somewhere in a wintery paradise. Hulu's newly launched VR app goes the opposite direction, positioning viewers in the middle of a modern, somewhat minimalist high-rise condo above a big city. The Hulu VR app works on the Samsung Gear VR headset, and has been launched alongside some 360-degree content for more than just mask-on-face passive content consumption.

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Man faces 44 years in jail for helping users circumvent UK censorship laws

Man faces 44 years in jail for helping users circumvent UK censorship laws

Proxy services have been in the news a fair bit this year, due largely in part to the fact that Netflix has been fighting against them. The reason is because they don't want their users accessing content that's not available in their country. However, in the UK, it turns out that running or assisting proxy sites can land you in some serious hot water.

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Nielsen will start tracking the use of individual streaming devices

Nielsen will start tracking the use of individual streaming devices

If you've ever wondered how many people have been watching a particular TV show, there's really only one company to turn to. Nielsen has been doing TV ratings since the 1950's, and prior to that, they were providing a similar service for radio. Well, the company is about to enter new territory, by tracking not only what people are watching, but what device they're using to watch it.

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Verizon retires FiOS TV app on consoles, smart TVs

Verizon retires FiOS TV app on consoles, smart TVs

While cable companies and content providers are scrambling to remain competitive in an age of video and music streaming, Verizon seems to be moving away just a little bit. Although still without official confirmation on its website, users of its FiOS TV service have reported receiving notices that Verizon is killing off FiOS TV's presence on consoles as well as smart TVs. While that does still leave ubiquitous mobile devices on the unscathed, it is a move that is bound to be unpopular with many of Verizon's faithful.

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