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Lookback buys Quickcast, brings video screengrabs to Android

Lookback buys Quickcast, brings video screengrabs to Android

Perhaps the easiest way to grab what’s happening on the screen of your Mac is Quickcast. The video screengrab app is easy to use, and even hosts your snippets so you can share a link with anyone who might want to check out what’s going on. It’ perfect for troubleshooting, where a customer might need help from an expert. Today, a company with a similar aim, Lookback, has announced they’ve acquired Reissued Ltd, makers of Quickcast, which is helping to power Lookback’s new Android and Mac apps.

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YouTube 360-degree video activated, ripe with VR potential

YouTube 360-degree video activated, ripe with VR potential

Today Google activated 360-degree video on YouTube. This system works with a number of 360-degree or otherwise bubble-lens camera video media available to consumers now, and will be coming your way via SlashGear imminently. We've got a couple on hand, that is to say, and we'll be presenting large amounts of video from events, hands-on experiences, and much more in the near future. For now you're going to want to check out some of the most basic media uploaded to YouTube by a variety of artists.

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Furious 7 featurette: Cars drop from a C-130 aircraft

Furious 7 featurette: Cars drop from a C-130 aircraft

We've been waiting long enough. Furious 7 is almost here! Of course, we're going to show it to you here. In the earlier movies, the Fast and Furious crew drove the hottest supercars across America, Toyko, and Europe. Now they're driving souped up cars out of an airplane! In anticipation of the film's release April 3rd, 2015, they released a stunt featurette on YouTube. There isn't any cheesy CGI in this stunt. They actually drop two cars out of a C-130 military transport plane at 12,000 feet.

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Netflix Hack Day: double log-in, Nintendo, and Earth

Netflix Hack Day: double log-in, Nintendo, and Earth

So you like hacking - and you like Netflix. Perhaps you'd enjoy watching House of Cards season 3 on your Nintendo Entertainment System? Lucky you, someone has figure out how to do such a thing, and they've posted a demonstration of this system this week. Straight from the Netflix Hack Day (Winter Season 2015), comes DarNES, a system that's relatively unmodified (hardware-wise), complete with Netflix. This system works - it plays video, scrolls through the UI, and accesses the internet.

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PS4 PlayRoom VR: our first look as Augmented becomes Virtual

PS4 PlayRoom VR: our first look as Augmented becomes Virtual

Back in late 2013 we had our first opportunity to bring a magical experience to our living room with the PS4 game "PlayRoom." This game worked with the PlayStation 4 Camera, showing us our living room onscreen with augmented reality characters and objects galore. This week we've been given our first glimpse of what PlayRoom will look like in virtual reality, with Project Morpheus in 2016. These demos were the last part of the collection of early visions we were shown by Japan Studio, the same group of developers that made The PlayRoom.

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Hulu original series Deadbeat Season 2 announces guest star lineup

Hulu original series Deadbeat Season 2 announces guest star lineup

Hulu is adding to its growing list of original programming. The supernatural comedy, Deadbeat, is adding a second season this April. The show is getting a boost for its second season in the form of famous guest stars. Headlining these guest stars are James Franco, Fred Armisen from SNL and Portlandia, and Danny Devito. Danny Devito's daughter, Lucy Devito, is a regular on the show. Zach Levi from Chuck, comedian Michael Ian Black, and comedian Gilbert Gottfried have also been lined up to guest star in Hulu's Deadbeat. Season 2 of Deadbeat will debut on Hulu this April.

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Community season 6 trailer debuts on Yahoo Screen

Community season 6 trailer debuts on Yahoo Screen

It's been a rough road for the TV series Community. The show was cancelled for the second time after its fifth season last year. Luckily the show has proved to be impervious to cancellation and has always found a way to bounce back from the brink of demise. Now, we finally get a sixth season of Community! Thankfully, Yahoo stepped in at the last minute to save Community. They bought up the show and will release it exclusively on their website and streaming platform Yahoo Screen.

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Telltale Games, Lionsgate team up for TV/game hybrid

Telltale Games, Lionsgate team up for TV/game hybrid

Some are of the opinion that video games these days are starting to get closer to TV shows and films, especially with some adopting a more episodic style of release. Those boundaries will once again blur in an upcoming creative project, called a "Super Show" that will come from the brightest minds of game developer Telltale Games and TV studio Lionsgate. The two will be weaving a rather complex tale that will encompass both traditional a TV series as well as interactive media, creating a hybrid between a TV show and a game.

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Power/Rangers short movie is all kinds of dark

Power/Rangers short movie is all kinds of dark

There's this thing you grew up with, and it was kind of cheesy, and you can acknowledge that as an adult. That doesn't dampen your fondness for it, of course, but now that you look at it with adult eyes you see all the parts that could have been, that would have been had you not been such a young not-yet-jaded soul. Power Rangers can be counted among those cheesy nostalgic staples, and thanks to "Dredd" product Adi Shankar, we can revisit that world with all its dark elements laid bare.

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Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday: Netflix release this year

Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday: Netflix release this year

Bowtie is the new black, according to Paul Reubens. A new feature film by the name of Pee-Wee's Big Holiday will be presented by Reubens and Paul Rust, and it'll be available "exclusively to the global membership of Netflix." "We didn’t hesitate for a moment," said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos, "knowing that Pee-wee’s Big Holiday was such a passion project for Paul and Judd and we are delighted by the opportunity to introduce such a beloved character to a new generation."

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