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NextVR aims to transform sports entertainment forever

NextVR aims to transform sports entertainment forever

Late last month, the virtual reality specialists at NextVR successfully tested out transmission of an NHL game with Live VR. This means that no matter where you are - just so long as you have an internet connection - you'll be able to watch the game. Not just from whatever perspective the standard camera wishes you to view - but from the perspective of someone who's down in a front-row seat. This week we had a chat with the co-founders of NextVR about how they made headway at a 2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series LA Kings vs. San Jose Sharks Game.

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Netflix inks documentary deal with Leonardo DiCaprio

Netflix inks documentary deal with Leonardo DiCaprio

Netflix is continuing to add to its slew of original content. Netflix announced a new deal with Leonardo DiCaprio to exclusively air his future documentary projects. This is not Netflix first venture with DiCaprio. Leonardo DiCaprio was the executive producer on his previous collaborations with Netflix, Virunga. Leonardo DiCaprio executive produced the Netflix collaboration Virunga, which is a documentary about protecting a group of endangered gorillas in the midst of the bloody Congo civil war. Netflix and DiCaprio's future offerings will likely play along the same themes of environment and conservation.

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NBCU tipped in standalone comedy subscription service effort

NBCU tipped in standalone comedy subscription service effort

For the longest time, cord-cutting (getting rid of cable) meant jumping through a lot of hoops and possibly resorting to less than kosher methods for getting one's entertainment fix. Networks have been slow to embrace technological changes, but now that consumers have moved in such a great mass toward the technology most convenient to them (mobile devices, primarily), some daring companies have decided to cater to them, and now the ball has begun rolling. Latest to contemplate launching a standalone subscription video service is NBCUniversal.

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Lego Star Wars TV special to retell entire film saga

Lego Star Wars TV special to retell entire film saga

Just incase you haven't had enough collaboration between the Star Wars and Lego franchises yet, a new special from Disney will have re-watching the entire first two trilogies, albeit in plastic brick form. Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales is part of Disney's effort to promote and draw in new audiences for the December release of the new Star Wars film, The Force Awakens. Set to premiere on the Disney XD channel, the miniseries will be released as five episodes, each 22 minutes long.

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Game of Thrones Season 5 teaser trailers: dragons at last

Game of Thrones Season 5 teaser trailers: dragons at last

Here be dragons, they said, there'll be dragons coming to the mainland soon, they kept saying. But there haven't been dragons where I've wanted them in Game of Thrones on TV yet. That's what I said. I want to see dragons where it matters most, I said. Lo! And behold - the latest Game of Thrones TV show poster teases the oncoming wrath of these dragons, right in front of everyone's favorite main character Tyrion Lannister - whom, if you'll remember from the end of last season, might not be in a great place right this minute.

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House of Cards Season 3 released on Netflix – for real this time

House of Cards Season 3 released on Netflix – for real this time

Today the 3rd season of House of Cards is out on Netflix - and we won't be liveblogging it because that'd be a complete waste of resources on our part. We'll spare you. This season of the presidential Netflix-only show was released a bit earlier - by a couple of weeks - and was quickly returned to the archive. This took place on the 11th of February, 2015, and here on the 27th of February we're back in action. All 13 episodes of action, all ready to roll right this minute.

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Blade Runner sequel: Ford is in, Ridley Scott won’t direct

Blade Runner sequel: Ford is in, Ridley Scott won’t direct

It seems like there might be a trend of old sci-fi hits getting new sequels soon. Just recently Neill Blomkamp has revealed some details about a new Aliens sequel that he will be directing, including where in the fiction's timeline it will take place. Now it seems that another sci-fi favorite will be returning to the big screen. The pieces are falling into place for a Blade Runner sequel, but so far the news is a mixed bag with some of the old crew returning and some just with different hats.

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Netflix has another big content library reshuffle for next month

Netflix has another big content library reshuffle for next month

Astute Netflix users will have noted the big content changes that took place over the course of December -- the first of the month marked a lot of shows and movies disappearing and some new ones coming in to fill the void, followed by more additions over the course of the including (including another Original Series Marco Polo). It seems like that just happened, but the new year is moving quickly and another big content library reshuffle is just around the corner, set to kick off on March 1.

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Hotel builds giant Godzilla, puts guests in a room near him

Hotel builds giant Godzilla, puts guests in a room near him

If you've ever visited Shinjuku and thought to yourself that Godzilla would fit right in with all those towering buildings, you were right, and in the near future you'll be able to find him there -- from the shoulders up, at least. This is thanks to Hotel Gracery, a hotel above Toho Cinema (hence the mythical monster focus), which is building a large Godzilla statue -- a bust, basically -- to complement a couple of Godzilla-themed rooms. You wake up, and there outside the window is Godzilla.

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The LEGO Movie 2 scores director Rob Schrab

The LEGO Movie 2 scores director Rob Schrab

The LEGO Movie, despite its lack of an Oscar, is a fantastic movie that has won the hearts of many viewers. It's no surprise, then, that a second movie has been given the thumbs up. That's nothing new, but word that Rob Schrab of "Community" fame is on board to direct is and shows solid progress in what is looking to be a long and possibly delayed development. This will end up being his career's feature directorial debut, marking a solid milestone in his already successful career.

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