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Star Wars Episode 7 rolling in May with “some very familiar faces”

Star Wars Episode 7 rolling in May with “some very familiar faces”

For the first time since Return of the Jedi, Star Wars will begin filming in a month other than June. Announced this week was a May 2014 "first day of principal photography" date set in stone, this veering off a bit from the schedules set with Episodes I, II, and III. Star Wars (later renamed Star Wars: A New Hope), started filming on March 22nd, 1976, while The Empire Strikes Back started March 5th, 1979, and Return of the Jedi began timing on January 11th, 1982.

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Michael Bay’s TMNT: Ninja Turtles with lips

Michael Bay’s TMNT: Ninja Turtles with lips

The adventure comedy reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles live-action movie series begins on the 8th of August, 2014, but the tiny glimpses and previews start right this minute. This movie is set to star actors like Megan Fox (April O'Niel), William Fichtner (Shredder), Will Arnet (Vernon), and Whoopi Goldeberg (Bernadette Thompson) in the secondary roles, but as our heroes, it's some slightly lesser-known actors behind the masks: Alan Ritchson, Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard, and Pete Ploszek.

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Vdio movie streaming service closed after beta project flops

Vdio movie streaming service closed after beta project flops

Back in April, popular Internet radio service Rdio decided to jump feet-first into the movie streaming business, launching the comparably named Vdio digital movie service as a beta offering. The beta opened up to all users in the United States and UK by June, but over the last six months it has been more or less limping along, and now, on the cusp of the new year, Rdio has elected to close it down.

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Barbie 240p cameras used by pro Philip Bloom to film short movie

Barbie 240p cameras used by pro Philip Bloom to film short movie

The folks over at DigitalRev TV got Philip Bloom, a well-known blogger and cinematographer, to take on a cheap camera challenge, which equips professionals with cheap cameras and gives them a task to complete with it. In this case, DigitalRev equipped Bloom with two very low-resolution cameras integrated in Barbie dolls, flew him to Hong Kong, and kicked off what turned out to be a very humorous filming experience.

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Google+ AutoAwesome feature now creating year-in-review videos

Google+ AutoAwesome feature now creating year-in-review videos

As part of Google+'s AutoAwesome feature, users can get videos generated from their pictures and other similar features. Today, Google's Anil Sabharwal announced that as part of this, Google+ users are getting a "holiday gift": automatically-created year in review videos based on content uploaded to Google+ throughout 2013. The video will be auto-generated for any user who qualifies.

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YouTube expands live streaming to all users: conditions apply

YouTube expands live streaming to all users: conditions apply

While uploading videos has its benefits, there are occasions where a live stream is better -- for showing off events in real time, for an interactive game play session, and the like. Thus far, live streaming has been of limited availability on YouTube, and has seen its fair share of success, not the least of which was for some big-name live streams. Now all users have gained this opportunity, and we could see real-time broadcasts become a regular thing.

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Facebook video ads delayed until 2014, says sources

Facebook video ads delayed until 2014, says sources

In December of last year, information surfaced claiming that Facebook would be rolling out video advertisements by this past summer, and later on in July, sources stepped forward claiming the social network could be rolling out TV-style ads by the end of this year. According to the latest batch of sources, however, this has changed, and Facebook has postponed the advertisements until next year.

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