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YouTube adds looping feature

YouTube adds looping feature

Going to YouTube for your day's audio selection is nothing new, and neither is jumping through hoops to make sure the video loops -- you're either forced to use a third-party service that loops the video automatically, or you have to hunt down one of those excessively long videos that stretch on for an entire work shift. YouTube has finally (finally) acknowledged this reality and added a feature to make life easier.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens brought to life in “Holo Cinema” by ILMxLAB

Star Wars: The Force Awakens brought to life in “Holo Cinema” by ILMxLAB

ILMxLAB will be bringing a new "Holo Cinema" Star Wars experience to Sundance that'll transport users to a galaxy far, far away with projections. We've seen just glimpses of this technology before, ILMxLAB here working with their own software tool Zeno to create such magnificent feats of graphics greatness as the squid-face of Davy Jones in Pirates of the Caribbean. With Zeno and ILMxLAB's own virtual production renderer, common citizens will be able to virtually step into Star Wars - without the need of a full virtual reality headset.

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Unreal Engine 4 dwarf heralds Uncanny Valley passage

Unreal Engine 4 dwarf heralds Uncanny Valley passage

What you're about to see will make you a true believer in the future of computer-rendered film. It'll do that even though what you're going to see is a rendering made with a gaming engine. Not to worry, though, the folks behind the engine are fully aware of what they have on their hands. The creator of this masterpiece of a rendering goes by the name Baolong Zhang, he's a 3D character and environment artist, and he's working here with Unreal Engine 4. Imagine the possibilities in virtual reality with this type of work - meet your best buddy dwarf and have a pint with him!

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ATLAS robot learns to use a vacuum and broom

ATLAS robot learns to use a vacuum and broom

The ATLAS robot, when it’s not busy going for an outdoors run or being kicked, is busy living the mundane life — one that involves sweeping the floor, rearranging furniture (well, ladders), and using the vacuum. IHMC Robotics showed off the robot doing these tasks and more in a new video published today. While it won't be replacing your Roomba, ATLAS does make it a little easier to imagine we're nearing the Jetsons age.

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How to (almost) watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens online right now

How to (almost) watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens online right now

So you want to experience Star Wars: The Force Awakens again, but you don't want to have to buy another movie ticket. While we're well aware of the torrents and illegal downloads out there in the wild, we're not about that today. Today we're presenting a 9-minute video which takes bits of all of the publicly available bits of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and crams them into one big (chronologically correct) reminder of why this is now the most successful film in the history of the world.

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Batman v Superman exclusive clip drops during Conan

Batman v Superman exclusive clip drops during Conan

During Conan yesterday, a new clip from the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie was released. In the clip we see the Batmobile and some unfortunate thing that happens to it courtesy of Superman. It’s Superman making the threats in this video, and Batman makes it clear he isn’t too worried. We won't spoil it for you, so check out the video after the jump!

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VLC finally arrives on Apple TV

VLC finally arrives on Apple TV

In September, VideoLAN announced the media player VLC would be arriving for Apple TV in the future. Though it has taken a few months of waiting, VLC for Apple TV is now officially available through the App Store. With it, users are able to access and watch their media files in whatever format they exist, sidestepping the cumbersome conversion process. VideoLAN promises users have access to “every feature and format support” VLC offers on other platforms.

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Pyramid Head ‘Great Knife’ replica is a real (deadly) sword

Pyramid Head ‘Great Knife’ replica is a real (deadly) sword

Even if you’re not a Silent Hill fan, you’re likely familiar with (or at least aware of) Great Knife, the giant serrated sword wielded by Pyramid Head. The iconic weapon has been a favorite among cosplayers and fantasy fans alike, and was recently the subject of Man at Arms' latest forging project. The final product is massive and completely functional.

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‘House of Cards’ Season 4 trailer: Underwood’s dark side

‘House of Cards’ Season 4 trailer: Underwood’s dark side

Netflix has released a minute-long trailer for the fourth season of its hit House of Cards, and it picks up where the recent season teaser left off. As with the teaser, we're given a political spiel, a stereotypical and carefully crafted statement for the uninterested public. Between it all, though, we see a sort of compilation of Underwood's nefarious, psychotic activities.

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The Crown trailer and the Netflix button secret sauce

The Crown trailer and the Netflix button secret sauce

This week the folks at Netflix are speaking at CES 2016 about how their success is based in gadgets and remote controls. Believe it or not, Netflix suggests that they've had "extensive success" with Netflix buttons on remotes. Imagine how much easier it makes searching for a streaming service on your smart device when there's literally a Netflix button - a hardware button with the word NETFLIX on it - staring you in the face. "Our consumer electronic company partners have been critical to our success," said company CEO Reed Hastings.

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Star Wars Anti-Cheese edits will change how you see the prequels

Star Wars Anti-Cheese edits will change how you see the prequels

One film editor and Star Wars fan has taken it upon himself to edit all three of the Star Wars prequels to take out the cheese. Jeremy M West's edits change the voices of the aliens in the films, cut out the bits that do the film's plot lines no favors, and generally turn the films, even if you've seen them each several times, into works that are once again watchable. These edits take out what you, a battle-hardened Original Star Wars Trilogy fan, consider the cringe-worthy bits of The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith.

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Star Wars scene recreated with drones

Star Wars scene recreated with drones

This month four drone racers decided they'd recreate one of their favorite scenes from the Star Wars saga, entirely shot with drones. Here you'll find drone propellers carrying speeder bikes through the giant redwood forests of northern California. That's the same place the actual scenes from Star Wars: Return of The Jedi were filmed. How fancy! This whole thing was filmed and posted to the "YouTube of drone video" - AirVuz.

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