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‘Freddy Got Fingered’ VHS rental from 2002 lands man in jail

‘Freddy Got Fingered’ VHS rental from 2002 lands man in jail

In this digital age, there's something that you don't really think about anymore. Late fees for video rentals. Sure, if you go to a Redbox and grab a DVD and forget about it, you'll still get hit with the fees, but at some point they just charge you for the DVD and that's the end of it. Now if you happened to rent a movie such as, oh I don't know, Freddy Got Fingered, back in 2002, failing to return it could land you in jail. And that's exactly what happened to one man in North Carolina.

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YouTube Connect tipped to be Google’s answer to Periscope

YouTube Connect tipped to be Google’s answer to Periscope

Live streaming is now a thing. Although Meerkat, which helped catapult that activity, has called it quits, others have been more than happy to take its place. And by others, we mainly mean Twitter's Periscope or Facebook's newer Live Video feature. YouTube, which is easily considered to be the top dog in video streaming, isn't going to be left behind. According to sources, Google has been hard at work on an app aptly named YouTube Connect, which could help spread the service beyond its conventional video, and even music, streaming activities.

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Is Curious George on Netflix? Nope. He is on Hulu now

Is Curious George on Netflix? Nope. He is on Hulu now

In the relatively recent past, you, a parent of a child, may have watched endless hours of Curious George on your streaming device. With Netflix, perhaps - the 2006 film Curious George became a part of Netflix back in June of 2015. But now - gosh help us all - Hulu has secured the "exclusive subscription streaming rights to one of the highest-rated kids television properties." That is Curious George, the television show. All of the episodes of Curious George, just like you've always dreamed of.

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Google agrees to T-Mobile’s “Binge On” terms because they’re “opt-out”

Google agrees to T-Mobile’s “Binge On” terms because they’re “opt-out”

T-Mobile's "Binge On" service allows more video apps to stream media to devices without using up the customer's data allotment. While for the end customer this may seem like a really great deal, (who doesn't like so-called free data?), it continues to hold the door open for internet services to charge different amounts of money for different internet services. True Net Neutrality requires that all internet be treated the same - here that's just not true.

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Video: Big Mac withstands molten copper like a boss

Video: Big Mac withstands molten copper like a boss

People get a kick out of leaving McDonald’s fries and chicken nuggets sitting out for months, marveling at the lack of expected rot and degradation. That’s old news. Molten copper is all the rage right now, and some industrious fellow has been pouring it on various items and recording the resulting fallout. Latest on the chopping (pouring?) block was a Big Mac, but the molten copper merely rolled off its buns. Literally.

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Netflix is down, so just chill

Netflix is down, so just chill

If you're trying to get on Netflix but it's not working, don't worry -- it's not just you. Unfortunately, the video streaming service is having trouble, with users in both the U.S. and parts of Europe reporting outages. According to a statement from Netflix, some users are being presented with site errors; the company is working on a fix, but there's no word on when it expects service to be restored.

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TiVo BOLT’s SkipMode feature rolling out to Roamio DVRs

TiVo BOLT’s SkipMode feature rolling out to Roamio DVRs

Video streaming might be all the fad these days, but majority of TV viewers still get their content via traditional means, like broadcast and cable. Sadly, not everybody has the luxury to watch their favorite shows right then and there. DVRs have long existed to remedy that, but, unfortunately, they do record everything. They are, however, getting smarter, at least after the fact. TiVo's SkipMode feature, for example, lets you get to the content your really want and skip the ones that you don't, which is a nice way of calling "ads".

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Teens react to Windows 95: “It looks so dull and ancient.”

Teens react to Windows 95: “It looks so dull and ancient.”

Prepare to feel old, again. There’s another ‘Teens react’ video, and this time the kids are being introduced to Windows 95. The troubles and criticisms are quick to start: it takes a long time to boot up, for example, so long you could go get yourself a snack while waiting. Another issue is the lack of WiFi -- how are you supposed to get online without WiFi!? -- and the complete lack of personality.

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Fan-cut Ghostbusters trailer brings back the nostalgia

Fan-cut Ghostbusters trailer brings back the nostalgia

When you think about what makes a movie successful, you often think of the actors, writers, and director. These people might seem like the backbone of the movie making process, but they're not the only ones that have a large amount of control over the way the final product looks. One way to easily see this is by watching a fan re-cut something such as a trailer.

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Galaxy S7 Edge torture tests shows how the phone stands up to abuse

Galaxy S7 Edge torture tests shows how the phone stands up to abuse

When you drop lots of money on a new smartphone, it's understandable that you want to know how durable the device is and how well it will stand up to your daily grind. A video has been published to YouTube that puts the Samsung S7 Edge through bend, burn, and scratch tests. The first test we see is the scratch test looking at how well the screen of the smartphone stands up to scratching.

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Watch the first new Full Ghostbusters Trailer here

Watch the first new Full Ghostbusters Trailer here

Today the full Ghostbusters trailer has been released, and it's explosive. You'll see Slimer. You'll see the proton packs. You'll see the reason why these four actors were chosen for their respective roles. You'll be reminded of the original Ghostbusters in the best way possible. And there'll be a lot of special effects - so many that you'll forget what made the original Ghostbusters so excellent and memorable. This is a whole new generation, after all.

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JJ Abrams documentary with Google heads to the moon

JJ Abrams documentary with Google heads to the moon

The folks behind XPRIZE and Google have just revealed that they'll be doing a documentary with Director Orlando von Einsiedel and Executive Producer J.J. Abrams. This piece of work will be a 9-part digital documentary that'll premiere on the 15th of March on Google Play and on the 17th of March on YouTube. It'll cover the set of teams competing in the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition. Their "quirks." Their sacrifices. Their challenges. All the good stuff.

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