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LEGO Movie Oscar snub: not a tragedy

LEGO Movie Oscar snub: not a tragedy

This morning it was made clear by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that The LEGO Movie wasn't up to snuff for their Oscars awards ceremony. The Oscars, previously known as The Academy Awards, have selected five (as always) nominees for Animated Feature Film including Big Hero 6, Song of the Sea, The Boxtrolls, The Tale of Princess Kaguya, and How to Train Your Dragon 2. Fear not though, LEGO lovers, the creators of the film aren't fretting - in fact, one of the two directors of the film has called this situation "not a tragedy."

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GoPro partnership will bring content to live TV

GoPro partnership will bring content to live TV

GoPro is announcing a partnership with Visilink to bring their content to live TV. The partnership will give GoPro wearers a small transmitter that will beam the footage out via TV. For now, don’t expect to be able to pop into your local Best Buy and pick the new dongle up, though. It’s meant for athletes and professional videographers, and GoPro says we’ll get our first glimpse of it at the Winter X Games in Aspen and “select” AMA Supercross events.

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superMHL A/V specification supports up to 8k video

superMHL A/V specification supports up to 8k video

A new audio/visual specification has been unveiled at CES 2015 called superMHL. This specification is a significant upgrade to the original MHL spec and will deliver higher resolution video and more power for charging among other things. SuperMHL can deliver 40W of power charging and supports up to 8k resolution video at 120 fps. The specification will allow users to link devices like smartphones, set-top boxes, Blu-ray players, AVRs, streaming media sticks, and other sources to TVs and displays.

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Sony Action Cam now packs 4K at 30fps

Sony Action Cam now packs 4K at 30fps

Sony, no stranger to innovative imaging devices and features, have re-dedicated themselves to the action camera market. At CES this week, Sony is rolling out two new action cameras, along with accessories and incoming software that will make their new action cams really useful for smartphone users. The AS200V Action Cam from Sony is a refresh of their Action Cam from last year, boasting improved image quality. Sony’s FDR-X1000V sets a new standard, offering up 4K video from a handheld action cam.

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Canon VIXIA HF R-Series camcorders arrive in March

Canon VIXIA HF R-Series camcorders arrive in March

Printers, PowerShot cameras, and a content hub -- all parts of Canon's CES 2015 offerings, and joining them are a trio of new VIXIA HR R-series camcorders, all of them similar in design but with their own unique flavors. There are several enhancements on board for this product line up, and among them is the promise of excellent low-light performance alongside the new high 57x zoom (all three models). Two of the models in particular also bring with them NFC and WiFi.

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Samsung pours Milk VR 360 video on its virtual reality headset

Samsung pours Milk VR 360 video on its virtual reality headset

This week Samsung is bringing VR video to its Virtual Reality headset Gear VR. With Milk VR, users are able to tap into 360-degree video files. This means that while you watch and move in space, you're able to turn your head left, right, up, and down, and see what's around you as you do so. For those of you without a VR headset, you'll be able to view Milk VR at Milk VR dot com - hold your mouse button down and drag to turn your head.

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New McConaughey Lincoln Ads prepped for bowl games

New McConaughey Lincoln Ads prepped for bowl games

This week we're getting a sneak peek - a full viewing, in this case - at a set of Lincoln MKZ video spots with Matthew McConaughey. The first set of ad spots Lincoln did with McConaughey became so infamous that they were parodied on Saturday Night Live (SNL). Now Lincoln is back with McConaughey for a couple more - complete with the same attitude and extremely strange timbre that made the first set seem so very odd. The MKV Hybrid midsize sedan also makes an appearance.

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Star Trek 3 to switch directors

Star Trek 3 to switch directors

The third Star Trek movie in our modern alternate-dimension collection of big screen releases has collected a new director. J.J. Abrams directed both Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) - now it's time to hand the reigns over to none other than Justin Lin. This is the same director that brought you the last four Fast and Furious films, the highest-earning releases in the series. He's also the producer and the director on the next Bourne movie set to be released inside 2016.

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The Interview to open on Christmas Day

The Interview to open on Christmas Day

Apparently Sony has changed its mind. Or the President of the United States changed Sony's collective minds. One way or another, The Interview will be opening in a limited fashion on Christmas Day. The Plaza Atlanta will be one of the theaters to open The Interview on Christmas Day, and the movie will play until the 1st of 2015. After that time, the fate of the film is unknown - to the public, anyway. This film opening has been authorized by Sony officially.

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Google+ can now automatically fix up your videos

Google+ can now automatically fix up your videos

Recording videos from our mobile devices is easy peasy, thanks to developments in camera sensors and photography apps. But no matter our best efforts and best technology, we sometimes still end up with blurry shots, shaky frames, washed out colors, and dark results. If that is usually your case, Google+ is now providing a one-click solution called Auto Enhance that will, as the name says, try to touch up your recorded video to make them look and sound better than ever before.

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