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Star Wars 7 set to highlight Celebration 2015

Star Wars 7 set to highlight Celebration 2015

Attendance at Star Wars Celebration 2015 is set to break records as pre-order sales are ramping up. While event organizers have not been allowed to share any information about what they'll be presenting direct from Lucasfilm, you can be sure there'll be goodies from Star Wars The Force Awakens, otherwise known as Star Wars Episode 7. This will also be the first Star Wars Celebration to be held in the United States in several years - since Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012, in fact. This convention first started the same year as Star Wars Episode I was released, and ramped up to its highest attendance in 2007 when it took place in Southern California.

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SkreensTV makes Back to the Future II multi-screen a reality

SkreensTV makes Back to the Future II multi-screen a reality

So you're in the mood to watch more than one TV program at once - you just use your television's "picture in picture" mode, right? Sure, unless you want more shows than two. Or perhaps you're in the mood to play a video game while you watch Netflix with a connected iPad through your Apple TV? What if you want to watch three things at once and browse the internet at the same time? There's SkreensTV for that - a device that will split your TV screen up into pieces.

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PlayStation Vue: a cloud-based live TV service arriving in 2015

PlayStation Vue: a cloud-based live TV service arriving in 2015

Sony has announced the upcoming service PlayStation Vue, a cloud-based subscription that will bring both broadcast television and on-demand content to its console owners, as well as those using the iPad and other non-Sony gadgets. "Everyday TV is about to become extraordinary," Sony's Andrew House has declared. The service will include a cloud-based DVR-esque storage option, access to live broadcasts from several networks, on-demand programming, and more, with an initial beta launch being set for later this month and an official rollout taking place early next year.

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Facebook Say Thanks: prepare yourself

Facebook Say Thanks: prepare yourself

So you're all about the newest thing in the Facebook universe, right? You want to get in on all the newest software in the social networking globosphere as fast as possible, correct? You're in luck - we're got news for you. This is Facebook Say Thanks. It's a system in which you'll use Facebook to send a video to your best friend, thanking them for whatever you need to thank them for. Thank them for the Say Thanks video they just sent you, if you really want.

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YouTube Music Key released: not just Play All Access

YouTube Music Key released: not just Play All Access

This morning YouTube Music Key became official for the first time. It'll be released in Beta mode for a monthly fee, appearing at first to come up against Google Play Music's All Access system. Instead, subscribers to Google Music will be included in the subscription cost of YouTube Music Key - all one package. As for those of you that already subscribe to Google Music - we're waiting to hear back from Google on that. For now, gotta catch em all - music style.

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Too Many Cooks gets an 8-bit makeover

Too Many Cooks gets an 8-bit makeover

If you've finally managed to get "Too Many Cooks" out of your head, we apologize for this. The so-called "80's Sitcom Fever Dream" has swept the Internet after airing on Adult Swim every morning throughout the week of Halloween, and it has polarized viewers -- you either love it or you hate it, there seems to be little room between. If you count yourself amongst the former of those two, prepare yourself: the segment has been rehashed into an 8-bit wonderland, hopefully not to the detriment of your future nostalgic responses.

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George Lucas pens “Strange Magic” movie arriving in January

George Lucas pens “Strange Magic” movie arriving in January

An animated movie you probably haven't heard of called Strange Magic will be arriving this coming January, and it revolves around a story written by George Lucas. It is a somewhat surprise announcement, considering how close we are to the launch date, and according to TheWrap, this animated film will be in the style of a musical inspired by "A Midsummer Night's Dream". Some big-name voice talent will be starring in this Lucasfilm production, including Alan Cumming and Evan Rachel Wood.

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Amazon Studios to roll out seven pilots early next year

Amazon Studios to roll out seven pilots early next year

Early next year Amazon Studios will be launching seven pilot episodes for several series that may then go on to become full series productions. As expected, the pilots -- and eventual series -- will be available to Amazon's subscribers via Prime Instant Video. There's a total of six pilots for fictional series, as well as one for the docuseries The New Yorker Presents, which will showcase the New Yorker's history in bite-sized documentary style episodes. We've got a rundown on each pilot for you after the jump.

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Jared Leto considered to play Joker in DC’s ‘Suicide Squad’ flick

Jared Leto considered to play Joker in DC’s ‘Suicide Squad’ flick

Sources close the development of Warner Bros. Suicide Squad movie have tipped that Oscar winner and musician Jared Leto is being eyed to play The Joker in the DC comic book adaptation. Currently scheduled for release in August 2016, Suicide Squad sees a group of supervillains tasked by the government in an opportunity to right their past wrongs by taking on missions that may cost them their lives.

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LEGO Ideas 9 and 10: Big Bang Theory and Birds

LEGO Ideas 9 and 10: Big Bang Theory and Birds

This week the folks at LEGO Ideas have made their next couple of sets known. These are sets originally created by fans of the LEGO universe who've submitted ideas for judgement by the public. Once the public votes and a certain number of positive votes are counted, the product goes to LEGO for judgement - these two newest sets have made it through to production. They include a learning "Birds" set and a set based on the television show The Big Bang Theory.

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