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LEGO safe has functional 3-number combo lock

LEGO safe has functional 3-number combo lock

When people aren't amazing us with virtual blocky creations in Minecraft, they're using real-world LEGO blocks to do the same. In this case, one crafty LEGO user has created a safe with a functional 3-number combination lock. The safe itself looks about 6 x 6 x 6 inches overall, but it's not the size that matters -- it's the lock, which the creator, Jason Allemann, shows off on video (available after the jump!).

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Netflix’s first original movie now available for streaming

Netflix’s first original movie now available for streaming

Netflix has done big things to the television industry, and it’s poised to do even bigger things to the movie industry. We’ve known for many months that Netflix has feature film aspirations, some that involve launching movies on its service the same day they release in theaters. The movie industry has largely not been receptive to the company's plans, with some theaters going so far as to threaten boycotts, but that hasn’t stopped Netflix from plodding on.

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Project puts real-time virtual emotions on your stoic face

Project puts real-time virtual emotions on your stoic face

In a demonstration of what is perhaps the freakiest technology ever, Stanford researchers have managed to take the facial expressions from one person's face and transplant them onto another person's face...in real time through video. Imagine that you're channeling your inner stoic, sitting without expression in a chair, but a live video feed of your face shows you smiling, singing, sticking out your tongue, or any number of other things.

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Star Wars 7 trailer coming on Monday night, right here

Star Wars 7 trailer coming on Monday night, right here

The first big Star Wars The Force Awakens trailer will be released on Monday night at right around 8PM EST says a number of anonymous sources. Multiple sources, that is to say, adding up to a rumor that's nearly as good as the real deal. In addition to the first big trailer for the movie appearing on Monday, there'll be an "official one sheet" - that's the main movie poster - for The Force Awakens on Sunday morning. These bits and pieces will be different from previous releases which, in turn, were teaser posters and teaser trailers - they don't count!

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Bublcam Review : 360-degrees of spherical camera potential

Bublcam Review : 360-degrees of spherical camera potential

The Bublcam does one thing very well: describe itself - in its name, in its industrial design, and in its product. While several 360-degree "spherical" cameras are already on the market, Bubl Technology have done the best job in creating a device that's simple to understand and use from start to finish - WITH high-quality results. This device has four cameras, each pointing in a different direction to create videos and photos that are spherical in shape, fully prepared for immersive viewing online and in the new virtual reality ecosystem.

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GoPro wants you to send them your videos and photos

GoPro wants you to send them your videos and photos

Since inception, GoPro has been no stranger to using fan-made media to promote the cameras they've been shot on. Movies and photographs captured with GoPro devices are the primary point-of-engagement media for the company - unless you count the billboard-centric photos of athletes craning their necks with cameras on their helmets over the sides of cliffs, of course. To attain that media, GoPro has so far been fairly behind-the-scenes with content creators. Now they're planning on getting it all out in the open.

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Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’ gets season 2 teaser

Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’ gets season 2 teaser

The first season of Marvel's Daredevil is available right now on Netflix, and it has proven one of the company's more popular original shows, winning hearts over especially with its realistic fight scene (as opposed to never-gets-tired Hollywood hero fight scenes). Earlier this morning, the teaser trailer for season 2 surfaced online, forcing Netflix's hand -- it has officially released the trailer.

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Facebook Video testing YouTube-like features for expansion

Facebook Video testing YouTube-like features for expansion

This week Facebook has released a barrage of updates for their Video initiative, bringing the world up to speed with their goings-on behind the scenes. In addition to the bits and pieces we've already seen, Facebook Video is set to be a fully integrated service, aiming to compete - albeit indirectly - with services such as YouTube. Earlier this year Facebook revealed 360-degree video with brands like Lucasfilm for Star Wars - and that's just the start. Live video is also beginning to take hold on Facebook.

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Chromecast Review (2015): Utilitarian Smart TV Masterpiece

Chromecast Review (2015): Utilitarian Smart TV Masterpiece

The 2015 version of the Chromecast is just nice enough to want to upgrade from the original and certainly worth the cash for new users. Chromecast is, at its core, a doorway for your smartphone to access your TV. Like its predecessor (also called Chromecast), this device acts as the courier for content from the internet to your living room, allowing your smartphone (or tablet, or laptop) to act as the controller and the explorer. This version of the Chromecast is faster than the original and a bit more versatile as it works with a cord now instead of just a dongle.

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Twitter brings pre-roll ads to the videos in your timeline

Twitter brings pre-roll ads to the videos in your timeline

Following the news about Twitter's new Moments feature, designed to make the social network more appealing and easier to navigate for new users, the company has announced a new service to make it more appealing for advertisers. Dubbed "Amplify," the program will allow advertisers to have 6-second pre-roll ads play before videos. If that sounds familiar, it's because that the same approach YouTube has adopted.

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Netflix price increase takes effect today

Netflix price increase takes effect today

Starting this week, Netflix will be changing their pricing structure for streaming video users, including both new users and "grandfathered" users. New users price structure begins immediately. If you sign up for Netflix from this point forward, you get the choice of one of three different tiers or streaming service: Basic, Standard, and Premium. Each of these tiers includes one free month of service, after which the price of each tier will reflect number of screens available to use the service with and HD/Ultra HD. "Grandfathered" users pricing increase will begin based on their own individual grace period.

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Mars landing video created from NASA’s still photos

Mars landing video created from NASA’s still photos

This week video editor Luke Fitch took it upon himself to create a video from NASA's Curiosity mission landing photos on Mars. Fitch did a healthy amount of editing to fill out the frames between the frames, and even then the video is about 3x faster than the actual landing - but it's as close as we're going to get for the time being. This video is less than a minute long and will give you a fantastic sense of what it's like to land on the planet Mars from a first-person perspective.

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