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The Force Awakens TR-8R stun baton can now be yours

The Force Awakens TR-8R stun baton can now be yours

Have you been betrayed by someone recently? Do you need the perfect weapon that says “you've betrayed the entire First Order, and I must kill you now”? Or maybe you just need an excuse to yell “TRAITOR” now and then. Whatever the reason, what you need is an extendable stun baton from The Force Awakens. And I know just where you can find one.

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Netflix’s war on VPNs excludes US soldiers on foreign soil

Netflix’s war on VPNs excludes US soldiers on foreign soil

Many users and would be users rejoiced when Netflix announced that it was setting up shop in 130 countries around the world. That glad tiding, however, came with heavy news for some subscribers. Netflix was hunkering down on users trying to access content not available for their respective countries, particularly those using proxies or VPNs. This hit home for US citizens who find themselves abroad, either permanently or temporarily, like US army personnel stationed in foreign bases. To them, Netlfix makes a special exemption, allowing them to use Netflix as if they were back at home.

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Hulu and IFC Films strike deal over documentaries

Hulu and IFC Films strike deal over documentaries

Hulu is ramping up its documentaries game through a new partnership with IFC Films. Under this business deal, Hulu has scored the streaming rights to IFC documentary releases, including IFC Midnight and Sundance Selects documentaries. This comes at a time when Netflix has stepped up its own documentary efforts, and has seen ample success with “How to Make a Murderer."

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Indiana Jones’ Lost Ark

Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Indiana Jones’ Lost Ark

Indiana Jones' greatest ancient artifact has been recovered in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, whether Han Solo and Chewbacca know it or not. This is not the first time Lucasfilm has crossed the two over: planting a couple of droid-looking hieroglyphs near Indy's Well of Souls, and the comic "Into The Great Unknown", for example. Today we're exploring the possibility that not only are the two franchises connected, they share one of the most important pieces of hardware in the universe: The Ark of the Covenant!

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Luke Skywalker’s blaster goes on the auction block

Luke Skywalker’s blaster goes on the auction block

When you think of Luke Skywalker's iconic weapon of choice, you no doubt think of one of his two lightsabers. Either the one passed down from dear old dad, or the one he constructed after dad separated him from it (and the hand holding it). But there was one other weapon that he weilded, during The Empire Strikes Back, and it's up for sale, if you want it.

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Photoshop Sketch summons spirit of Bob Ross for iPad Pro

Photoshop Sketch summons spirit of Bob Ross for iPad Pro

The iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil are being used in a video series made by Adobe in collaboration with Bob Ross, Inc. These videos are a part of a four-part series showing what one might do with the iPad Pro, the Apple Pencil, and the app Adobe Photoshop Sketch. Digital painting is done, happy little trees are made. You'll begin with a lovely, beautiful white, blank canvas, and from there you'll expand your mind from the ground to the mountains.

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Dr Who has left Netflix, despair now

Dr Who has left Netflix, despair now

Last week it was revealed by Netflix - or confirmed, rather - that the entire Dr. Who collection was about to leave. Now it is gone. This is the end of Dr. Who on Netflix - look upon your life of Dr. Who streaming through Netflix, and despair. Unless you're all about Pokemon XY, because that show's first season is coming to Netflix. Meanwhile lots of Pokemon movies are also on their way out. So, so many Pokemon movies. All the Pokemon movies you've never watched. Also the movie Stardust is about to be on Netflix, as well as some new Care Bears action. Dr Who is just gone.

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Spotify videos launch on Android first, iOS second

Spotify videos launch on Android first, iOS second

Well, well, well, Spotify, you decided to break the never-ending trend of iOS updates to apps coming before Android. Well, well, well indeed. Today Spotify launches their video initiative, called Spotify Video, bringing on all manner of video bits and pieces - entertainment videos to news updates - inside the Spotify subscriber portal and app and so forth. The videos you find here are short, and tiny. They're meant to be consumed in very short bursts.

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’24: Legacy’ adds Corey Hawkins as leading character

’24: Legacy’ adds Corey Hawkins as leading character

That “24” reboot we heard about a few days ago has already found its leading man, and that man is Corey Hawkins from Straight Outta Compton. “24:Legacy” is a reboot of the original show featuring Kiefer Sutherland as iconic character Jack Bauer. As we previously heard, the team behind the show was making some changes to how the series worked, and was looking for an actor who would be as dissimilar to Sutherland as possible.

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Guardians of the Galaxy comic hints at Star Wars crossover

Guardians of the Galaxy comic hints at Star Wars crossover

The comic book "Guardians of Infinity" is the newest in a line of releases made possible in part due to the success and popularity of the Guardians of the Galaxy film release. In the first of these comics, the team - including Drax the Destroyer, Rocket Raccoon, and Groot - are exploring a mysterious facility, the contents of which are unknown to them. They come upon a wall covered with dust - under which they're able to read words written in the Star Wars universe language called "Basic", in characters from their alphabet, known as the Aurebesh.

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‘The Exorcist’ TV show pilot order tipped

‘The Exorcist’ TV show pilot order tipped

Surprise! Another classic movie is being rehashed into a modern television series, at least according to a new report. This time around it is The Exorcist, which, to be fair, first started out as a novel by the same name. Most people are more familiar with the movie, however, which came out in 1973 two years after the book’s publication. That movie consistently ranks as one of the top box office hits ever.

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Star Wars TFA vids show how Maz Kanata, CG shots were made

Star Wars TFA vids show how Maz Kanata, CG shots were made

Since time immemorial … OK maybe not that too long ago, films, especially science fiction, have been the seed bed of the latest in CG technology. Year after year, we are treated to movies that push the limits of computer generated images, pushing the boundaries of our own perceptions and minds. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is, of course, no different and although not as revolutionary as some titles would claim to be, it has its fair share of CGI shots that are vying for a slot in awards night. Two breakdown edit videos give a glimpse of the craftsmanship behind those shots, especially in bringing the mysterious Maz Kanata to life.

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