Is Movie Piracy Being Used as a Weapon?

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Happy new year! Over the holidays, an interesting story emerged concerning Quentin Tarantino’s latest film, The Hateful Eight. If you aren’t familiar with the film, it’s a western flick set in the post-civil war era. The plot really isn’t the point of this article, so if you don’t know much about it, no worries. Nonetheless, the trailer is … Read more

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Top 10 Holiday Tech Gift Ideas For 2015

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It may be hard to believe, but we are already in November, which means we are rapidly approaching the holiday season. With that in mind, it seemed like a great time to take a quick look at what tech gifts are most likely to top the lists this year. No. 1- Health Fitness Bands Wearable fitness tracking … Read more

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“HBO NOW” Success Proves Cord-Cutting is Here To Stay

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The recently launched “HBO NOW” service has enjoyed a massively successful launch, receiving enough downloads to reach the #1 spot on the iPad revenue chart and the #2 spot on the iPhone revenue chart. Although there hasn’t been any official numbers released by HBO, reaching two highly coveted positions on the App Store signal that the new standalone subscription … Read more

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Video Streaming Surpasses Disc Rental Revenue

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It was announced this week that revenue from video streaming services has finally surpassed that of physical media — such as DVD’s and Blu-Ray discs. On Thursday, Yahoo! Finance reported that in QR3 of this year, physical media rental revenue declined 18% year-over-year to $793 million.  Meanwhile subscription streaming revenue increased 26% up to $1.03 billion in the same time … Read more

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3D Tech Has Little Effect on Emotional Response to Films

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Although a great deal of efforts are underway to bring more 3D experiences to the masses, a newly published study suggests that the extra time, energy, and resources put into making a 3D film ultimately have very little impact on a viewer’s emotional response to the film. The study, published by the University of Utah, measured the … Read more

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‘Expendables 3′ Leaked Online Weeks Before Release

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The third movie in the “Expendables” franchise has been leaked online and in full quality nearly three weeks before its scheduled release in theaters. The high-profile leak highlights the role technology is playing in forcing the movie industry to adapt to the changing times. The “movie theater” model of distribution may still be profitable and well-liked by the … Read more

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