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How to Record iPhone and iPad Screen (FonePaw)

If you want to record a high-quality video of your iPhone/iPad screen for a presentation, demonstration, tutorial or gaming, you better record the …

Power Rangers Concept Art Reveals How Rangers’ Suits Were Designed

The Power Rangers’ super suits have seen several iterations since the franchise’s debut back in 1993— from the meager spandex getup of “Mighty …

US cinema chains want nothing to do with Netflix, but they love Amazon

Watching movies on your phone is not the same as seeing it in a cinema. That was the message sent by filmmakers, including Christopher Nolan and Sofia Coppola, who showcased their upcoming films to theater operators during the annual US conference called CinemaCon last week.<p>“I hope people see it in …

Movies

What Amazon and Netflix’s Demand for 4K Means for Documentaries

For an intimate, verité style shoot like Netflix's "Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On," shooting 4K can alter the work flow.<p>If you’ve gone shopping for a …

Filmmaking

Fae is a new open-source content management system based on Rails

FINE, a San Francisco- and Portland-based brand agency, is open sourcing the content management system (CMS) it has developed in-house to build sites for brands like Anchor Brewing, Kimpton Residences at Seafire, Prūf Cultivar (“Elevated Cannabis”) and others.<p>It’s no secret that there is already a …

Content Management

Valve only wants to sell you good games

As Steam continues to grow its expansive catalog, Valve is still figuring out how to separate the quality titles and undiscovered indie hits from the legions of mediocre games that are only designed to make a quick buck. The platform is already replacing its community-focused Greenlight program …

Game Development

Kim Dotcom announces new Bitcoin venture for content uploaders to earn money

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Controversial New Zealand-based internet mogul Kim Dotcom plans to launch a Bitcoin payments system for users to sell files and video streaming as he fights extradition to the United States for criminal copyright charges.<p>The German-born entrepreneur, who is wanted by U.S. law …

Kim Dotcom

FX reel shows how 'Ghost in the Shell' developed its visual style

By most accounts, the movie adaptation of <i>Ghost in the Shell</i> didn't live up to the visionary manga and anime it's based on, but it did create some stunning visuals. The film's holo-saturated neon cityscape was designed in major part by digital creative Ash Thorp, who recently put together a …

Anime

DirecTV doubles its live 4K broadcasts for this year's Masters

Last year DirecTV made history with the first live 4K broadcast -- the PGA Masters Tournament. It was only one channel, sure, but up to that point anything we'd seen in UHD had been pre-recorded. For the outfit's return trip to the 4K links, DirecTV is doubling the number of channels available. CBS …

The Masters

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

Good morning. Here's everything you need to know in the world of advertising today.<p><b>1.</b><b>The O'Reilly Show ad boycott is growing</b><b>.</b> BMW, Mitsubishi, Hyundai, and Lexus are pulling their ads from the show after new sexual harassment allegations were made against the host Bill O'Reilly, the Daily Beast …

Advertising

The Hero’s Closet: Sewing For Cosplay And Costuming [Books]

If you’ve been admiring all of this wonderful cosplay and thought to yourself “I wish I could do that”, the upcoming book The Hero’s Closet: Sewing …

A New Comic Book Distributor With Big Ambitions Launches

Credit: Emerald Comics Distribution<p>A new Seattle-based company has been established that one day hopes to offer competition to the predominant …

A New Comic Distribution Company Sets Up In Seattle – Emerald Comics Distribution

Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Image, IDW, and plenty of other comic book publishers have exclusive distribution deals in the direct market with Diamond …

Marvel Comics Sales Band Report For February 2017 Shows Historically Low Sales

Periodically (pun intended), it’s useful to take a look at where the sales of a publisher’s titles are clustered. It helps widen the picture of how …

AQUAMAN Director James Wan Is Scouting Some Incredible Locations

We still don't know what's happening with <i>The Flash</i>, but <i>Aquaman</i> director James Wan is still hard at work on that movie as he heads to some …

Jordan Peele Is The First Black Writer-Director To Land $100 Million Debut

This clever comedian has officially made history.<p>“Get Out” is one of 2017’s biggest blockbusters and its success has officially earned the film its rightful place in movie history.<p>As of Tuesday, “Get Out,” a psychological thriller about racism, has earned $110 million in box-office sales, making …

Movies

Netflix has a new movie boss, and will pump out 30 original films this year

Netflix is going to release a whopping 30 original films this year, and it just hired superstar producer and former Universal executive Scott Stuber to run its movie business.<p>Stuber has produced movies like "Ted," "The Breakup," and "Identity Thief," and his eye for commercial appeal is no doubt a …

Netflix

Netflix's Big Move Into the Movie Business

Bloomberg Technology<p>March 14th, 2017, 10:33 PM UTC<p>Will Smith’s next movie -- part cop flick, part sci-fi -- has all the makings of a Hollywood …

Movies

Netflix will help finish Orson Welles' last film

Netflix is normally focused on landing rights for hot upcoming projects. However, its latest coup is decidedly different -- it's a movie that's four decades overdue. The streaming service has acquired the rights to <i>The Other Side of the Wind</i>, an Orson Welles movie that has been stuck in production …

Netflix

The Director Of ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ Has Divulged Why The Film’s Ending Changed

Remember when the trailer for <i>Rogue One: A Star Wars Story</i> first dropped and it was full of sequences of Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) and Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) running full tilt across the sandy beach? Sequences that — along with dozens of others — weren’t in the final cut of the film? Fans …

Star Wars

SXSW: Film Awards Winners Revealed

Ana Asensio's 'Most Beautiful Island' took the Grand Jury narrative feature prize, while Jairus McLeary and Gethin Aldous' 'The Work' claimed the top …

Entertainment

Netflix really wants to be a legitimate movie studio

Netflix has been producing original movies at a steady clip, sure, but, despite its best efforts, earning any prestige has proved elusive. In an effort to attract more big name stars like Will Smith, and directors such as Martin Scorsese, <i>Deadline</i> reports that the company has hired someone with deep …

Netflix

Windows 10 Creators update tracks your work on multiple PCs

Microsoft has showed off more of what's coming in the Creators update in April. The latest "Fast Ring" Insider Preview, released just days after the last one, notably makes it easier to work across multiple computers. Cortana now shows quick links for Edge browser websites, cloud-based documents …

Microsoft

Star Wars will not digitally recreate Carrie Fisher for future movies

Lucasfilm does the right thing<p>Tonight Lucasfilm took to the <i>Star Wars</i> website to make it very clear that the company will not be using digital effects to recreate Carrie Fisher in future entries of the franchise.<p>“We don’t normally respond to fan or press speculation, but there is a rumor circulating …

Star Wars

Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton is now Snapchat’s chairman

Michael Lynton, the CEO of Sony Entertainment, will be stepping down from the company in order to serve as chairman of Snap (the makers of Snapchat), according to The Hollywood Reporter.<p>Lynton’s name may sound familiar with respect to Snap. During his time at Sony Entertainment, he oversaw the …

Security

Chevy reveals Lego Batmobile at Detroit auto show

<i>The Lego Batman Movie</i> is just weeks away, and to add hype to what already looks like an epic movie, a life-sized Lego Batmobile has been …

Lego

New AirPod ads show off Apple’s wireless dream

Apple debuted new ads for its freshly-released AirPods over the weekend, demonstrating features like instant pairing and Siri, while getting across the joy that comes with Apple’s wireless dream through a musical dance number.<p>Starring Los Angeles-based dancer and model Lil Buck, and set to the song …

Filmic Pro app makes it easy to color correct iPhone 7 video

If "the best camera is the one that's with you," then you always have a pretty damn good camera if you own an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus. To give you more options than Apple provides, Filmic has just released a beta version of its Pro app that lets you shoot 4K video in a "log" or flat profile, a feature …

Videography

It's not just you: Google Drive is having issues [Update: Fixed]

If you’re having trouble accessing your Google Drive files, know that you’re not alone. Several users on social media are reporting issues with the cloud service:<p>According to Down Detector, the issues started around 11:08 AM EST, and seem heavily concentrated in pockets of the United States. Google …

Google