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With $1.9 Million In Funding, Dekko Aims To Be The Platform On Which Good Augmented Reality Is Built
Otoy buys Refractive Software and announces cloud-based digital animation technology (exclusive)

“Tron Legacy” Trailer Featuring Jeff Bridges Hits the Web [VIDEO]

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New Academy Award-winner Jeff Bridges reprises his role as arcade regular and computer programming genius Flynn in the trailer for Tron Legacy, which just made its official web debut today. The film is a long-anticipated sequel to the 1980s geek classic Tron, and this is the first full-length trailer.The...
“Tron Legacy” Trailer Featuring Jeff Bridges Hits the Web [VIDEO]
Filmmaker Shane Carruth talks 'Upstream Color' and making movies like albums

New York Gets Destroyed, 8-bit Style [VIDEO]

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Imagine the apocalypse. Now imagine characters and elements from 80ies games carrying it out. This is exactly what this crazy video portrays, and being a classic games geek myself, if this sort of thing were to happen in real life, I’m not sure whether I’d run or marvel at...
New York Gets Destroyed, 8-bit Style [VIDEO]
Give your movies the Michael Bay touch with Action Movie FX

Digital Domain Files for Bankruptcy

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Digital Domain, the special-effects company whose credits include the "Transformers" series and "Titanic," as well as the Tupac hologram, filed for bankruptcy less than 10 months after going public....
Digital Domain Files for Bankruptcy
The DeanBeat: Defiance is inescapable transmedia that you'll want to escape
'Prometheus' visual effects breakdown explains some of the film's key scenes

Walt Disney buys LucasFilm, promises Star Wars Episode 7 in 2015

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On Tuesday afternoon, the Walt Disney Company announced in a press release shortly before its investor call that it would acquire 100 percent of LucasFilm LTD for $4.05 billion, in cash and stock. In the press release, Disney also said it would invest in a Star Wars Episode 7 which...
Walt Disney buys LucasFilm, promises Star Wars Episode 7 in 2015

Microsoft says Illumiroom isn't yet ready for next Xbox, but will get public demo in July (video)

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Since we saw Illumiroom at CES in January, the technology has come quite a ways. But while it's still a spectacular technology display, don't look for it to pop up in any Xbox announcements in the near future. In fact, Microsoft Research's Hrvoje Benko and Brett Jones told us...
Microsoft says Illumiroom isn't yet ready for next Xbox, but will get public demo in July (video)
On The Verge returns tomorrow with a tour of Industrial Light and Magic, live demos from Microsoft Research, and more!

Here's The Secret Tech Behind 'Escape From Planet Earth'

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When you take your kids to see the movie Escape from Planet Earth think about this: The people that made this movie invented a whole new way to do cloud computing. For lack of a better name, we'll call it a "private shared cloud," and it offers a lesson that...
Here's The Secret Tech Behind 'Escape From Planet Earth'
Portal gun brought to life in video short

Viral Video: "The Amazing Spider-Man" Looks Kinda Amazing

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Here’s the new official movie trailer for next summer’s latest take on the moody Web-slinger of New York City, Peter Parker. “The Amazing Spider-Man” looks at the comic book hero’s origins more deeply, but mostly it will be about the special effects and 3D. Here’s the video:...
Viral Video: "The Amazing Spider-Man" Looks Kinda Amazing

Aviary steps into spotlight with standalone photo-editing apps for iPhone and Android

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Aviary, a startup backed by investors including Amazon.com’s Jeff Bezos, provides the behind-the-scenes photo-editing technology for more than 1,000 apps and, most recently, for Flickr’s web interface. Today, the company came out with its own standalone apps to showcase its technology and possibly pick up some new users along the...
Aviary steps into spotlight with standalone photo-editing apps for iPhone and Android
Watch Tom Selleck's audition for 'Indiana Jones' and other iconic screen tests

Learn how to create stunning iPhone photographs [VB Store]

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This sponsored post is produced by StackSocial. The iPhone is so much more than a simple phone – it’s replacing a ton of other gadgets that you’d normally take with you when you’re on the go. One of the biggest uses of the iPhone is for taking photos, and...
Learn how to create stunning iPhone photographs [VB Store]

Peter Jackson unfazed by 'Hobbit' footage pushback, but will stick to 24 fps for trailers

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Calm down, cinema-goers. It just takes time to "settle in" to the strange new ultra-realistic world of high frame-rates, according to Peter Jackson, who's been responding to audience's rather strong panning of 48fps rough cuts from his upcoming 3D epic, Hobbit. Viewers' main beefs were the surprising appearance of...
Peter Jackson unfazed by 'Hobbit' footage pushback, but will stick to 24 fps for trailers
How Pixar created the ultrarealistic animated film, The Blue Umbrella (interview)

Fusion-io announces ioFX, a super-SSD that's already garnered an Oscar

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You've heard of Fusion-io, right? It produces super-SSDs with the teeth-whitening ioMemory that's so fast it can manage a billion input and output operations every second. Now it's bundling that gear into a workstation PCIe card for FX professionals and speed-conscious multi millionaires. Capable of delivering 1.5GB/s (we checked,...
Fusion-io announces ioFX, a super-SSD that's already garnered an Oscar

Star Trek: The Next Generation Season One Blu-ray beams down July 24th

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After a teaser release of three episodes earlier this, CBS Home Entertainment has set a date for the complete first season Star Trek: The Next Generation to arrive on Blu-ray, just in time for its 25th anniversary this year. June 24th the six-disc set hits shelves featuring all of...
Star Trek: The Next Generation Season One Blu-ray beams down July 24th

This Television Commercial Was Filmed Entirely On An iPhone 5

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To emphasize its mobile capabilities, Allied Irish Bank shot its new 30-second TV ad only using an iPhone 5. While it doesn't have awe-inspiring special effects -- the Rothco-created ad shoots the passing landscape seen out of a train window -- it does spread the message for a fraction of...
This Television Commercial Was Filmed Entirely On An iPhone 5
HP Innovates The Staid Workstation PC Into A Shiny, Happy, All-In-One Machine

Robohand: how cheap 3D printers built a replacement hand for a five-year old boy

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Liam's Robohand, the product of a collaboration between Ivan Owen in Bellingham, Washington and Richard Van As in South Africa—and produced on a MakerBot 3D printer. Not too long ago, Liam had no fingers on his right hand. The South African 5-year old was born with Amniotic Band Syndrome,...
Robohand: how cheap 3D printers built a replacement hand for a five-year old boy

JVC launches Procision slow-mo HD camcorder, refreshed Everio line at CES

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When it comes to launching a groundbreaking flagship video camera at CES, JVC's got previous. The company has outed the Procision GC-PX100, a 1,920 x 1,080 camcorder that shoots at 36Mbps, a bit-rate that the company claims makes it perfect for slow-motion and special effects work. Light will be...
JVC launches Procision slow-mo HD camcorder, refreshed Everio line at CES

Mutually-assured destruction in WarGames: WOPR for iOS and Android

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In what is possibly the least timely movie tie-in of all time, MGM and Be-Rad Entertainment have released a new mobile game based on the classic 1983 movie WarGames. It’s available now from the App Store for iOS along with the Amazon Appstore and Google Play for Android devices. WarGames: WOPR is...
Mutually-assured destruction in WarGames: WOPR for iOS and Android

Viral Video: "Lock-Out" -- Sci-Fi Prison Break in Space

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Here’s a trailer for an unusual movie called “Lock-Out,” about a prison revolt in space and, of course, the need to rescue the daughter of the President of the United States. It’s full of all kinds of special effects, naturally. Enjoy:...
Viral Video: "Lock-Out" -- Sci-Fi Prison Break in Space
How a Hollywood effects studio builds the movie monsters from your nightmares

The Top 10 Best-Selling iPhone Apps Of All Time (AAPL)

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To celebrate the iTunes App Store's 25 billion download mark, Apple released its latest list of its top selling apps of all time. Not surprisingly, the majority of these apps are video games, indicating that iPhones bring out the kid in you. How many of these apps do you...
The Top 10 Best-Selling iPhone Apps Of All Time (AAPL)
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