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Man at Arms forges real goblin-slaying Orcrist sword

Man at Arms forges real goblin-slaying Orcrist sword

Man at Arms, the group that tasks itself with forging and otherwise recreating fictional weapons from popular games and movies, has created Thorin’s sword Orcrist from The Hobbit. Orcrist is a sword goblins fear — they call it the “goblin cleaver.” Though we don’t see the sword used against an actual goblin, the final product certainly looks capable of holding its own.

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Wu-Tang Album now FBI item of interest

Wu-Tang Album now FBI item of interest

The Freedom of Information Act is a funny thing. Because of this act, everyday average citizens are able to send requests to the government to attain documents that, by all legal means and rights, aught to be public. As such, once the nefarious individual known as Martin Shkreli was arrested by the FBI earlier this week, geographer Andrew Wiseman sent a request to the FBI to release to him the Wu-Tang Clan album "Once Upon a Time in Shaolin." Why? Because Shkreli has it.

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Take a VR holiday tour of the White House with Cardboard

Take a VR holiday tour of the White House with Cardboard

The White House is decked in its holiday trimmings, and you can get an up close and personal look at those decorations from the comfort of your living room and one of Google’s Cardboard headsets. This is thanks to a new 360-degree YouTube video published on the White House’s YouTube account and filmed with Google’s Jump platform. The video doubles as a VR field trip for schools to utilize.

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VLC comes to ChromeOS

VLC comes to ChromeOS

For years, the only player I've needed for my video watching needs is VLC. I've yet to throw a video at it that wouldn't play, and it runs easily on both my Mac and PC. However, today the lightweight media player finally lands on another important OS.

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Star Wars Bad Lip Reading adds Jack Black, Maya Rudolph, Bill Hader

Star Wars Bad Lip Reading adds Jack Black, Maya Rudolph, Bill Hader

The Star Wars content you're about to witness has nothing to do with the "s" word, nor is it in celebration of The Force Awakens. It might be a LITTLE bit in celebration of The Force Awakens, but not directly. Unless you count the fact that Bill Hader helped create the voice for BB-8, but that's completely beside the point. Right now you're going to watch some Bad Lip Reading, or BLR, for all three of the original Star Wars movies. This is an entirely new epic.

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Is this early Samsung Galaxy S7 rendering wild enough for you?

Is this early Samsung Galaxy S7 rendering wild enough for you?

What you're about to witness is a video of what may very well be the Samsung Galaxy S7 visualized. The video hasn't been made by Samsung, nor is it based on any real in-hand models of the device. Nobody outside of Samsung knows exactly what the Samsung Galaxy S7 looks like yet - not even the most prolific of leaksters know for certain. But what you're about to witness might blow your mind if you expect the unexpected.

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Star Wars Yule Log time: Five hours of Darth Vader’s burning suit

Star Wars Yule Log time: Five hours of Darth Vader’s burning suit

This afternoon we happened upon a YouTube-based Yule log uploaded this month by one giant Star Wars fan by the name of Benjamin Apple. This fellow took the idea of Vader burning on the pyre, as a Yule Log for Christmas, and made it into a 5-hour-long epic. Here you can enjoy the fullness of the greatest villain of all time burning, burning on into the darkness, on your own Christmas Eve. There you'll be thinking about how long it'll be before you're able to see The Force Awakens once more - just 12 short hours. Or maybe 18.

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Netflix re-encodes their library to save bandwidth, increase quality

Netflix re-encodes their library to save bandwidth, increase quality

If I were to check and see where most of my monthly internet bandwidth usage goes, I'd say that the vast majority of it goes to Netflix. The other is probably to game downloads and updates, but Netflix would definitely be king. Thankfully, I haven't had any bandwidth restrictions imposed by my ISP yet, but if/when that day comes, I'll have to re-think just how much Netflix is watched in my house. But luckily, Netflix is already working on a way to cut down their usage by as much as 20%.

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New Harry Potter trailer revealed: “Fantastic Beasts” in full effect

New Harry Potter trailer revealed: “Fantastic Beasts” in full effect

Lumos Maxima chants the hero of the newest Harry Potter film, bringing the rest of the Wizarding World of J.K. Rowling to life. Eddie Redmayne had us from the first moment this trailer began. We must see it. Inside you'll find a fantastic collection of teasers and extremely well put together bits and pieces, well put together for those that've already seen the Harry Potter films and are fully addicted. It's time to "return" to this wizarding universe. As if you ever left.

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YouTube kills rarely-used feature

YouTube kills rarely-used feature

Did you know that you can use YouTube to directly record video from your webcam? If you didn't, then don't get too excited. This feature is far from new, first debuting back in 2006. However, it is only going to be available for a short time longer.

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PS4 video editor Sharefactory updated with time lapse, slow motion effects

PS4 video editor Sharefactory updated with time lapse, slow motion effects

Sony has released a new updated for the PlayStation 4's built-in video editing app, Sharefactory, which gives gamers the ability to trim and edit gameplay clips before sharing them online. Now at version 1.07, the Sharefactory update includes features such as the ability to add slow motion and time lapse effects to videos, two of the most requested options, Sony notes. Now editors can speed up game footage to get to the good parts, or slow down the scene to that highlights their skills.

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Christmas turkey roasted with flying flamethrower

Christmas turkey roasted with flying flamethrower

Not too long ago there was some drama centering on a teen who built a flying drone aircraft that had a gun that could be fired from the air. That drone ended up the subject of a federal probe and I can't imagine that this flying flamethrower drone would be any different. YouTube user Hogwit has video of the flying flamethrower drone and is using it to roast a holiday turkey.

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