Virtual reality will not replay the 3D debacle

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In the mid-2000s, everyone was talking about 3D, the “next big thing” in video that would transform the way we consumed TV and movies, even how we communicated. It required people to buy expensive new gadgets and wear goofy eyewear, but we were told that consumers would flock to this new three-dimensional world. Unless you’re James Cameron, the Hollywood director whose movies have made billions of dollars thanks to that technology, you likely missed the entire 3D revolution. So perhaps

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'Suicide Squad' parody imagines a team filled with Tarantino's deadliest characters

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By Max Knoblauch2016-07-31 19:00:47 UTC If you haven’t heard, assembling large teams of depraved, violent maniacs is very in right now.  This parody video by Loot Crate imagines what Suicide Squad would look like if the team were assembled by Quentin Tarantino. As you can see from the video, it’s pretty much just as violent as the DC version, which hits theaters on Aug. 5.  So who can compete with the Joker, Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Killer Croc, Boomerang and El

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Gillmor Gang: Not Insane

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The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Frank Radice, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, July 29, 2016. In 1972, the Firesign Theatre released a film nominating George Papoon as the National Surrealist Light Peoples Party candidate for president. The campaign rallying cry, Not Insane, has never been more appropriate. Plus, the latest G3 (below) with Kristie Wells, Elisa Camahort Page, Francine Hardaway, and Tina Chase Gillmor. @stevegillmor, @Scobleizer, @kevinmarks, @fradice Produced and directed by Tina Chase Gillmor @tinagillmor

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'The Simpsons' takes a hard stance against Donald Trump

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By David Yi2016-07-31 17:28:33 UTC The Simpsons are going after Donald Trump.   No stranger to political satire, the FOX show has taken stances on issues including gay marriage, immigration and gun control, among many others, in the past.  Now, The Simpsons is taking a bold stance against GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. In a new clip posted by the show’s showrunner, Al Jean, Marge and Homer Simpson think over who to vote for while watching a TV ad comparing

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BBC: And then we strapped a helicopter rig to an elephant

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Imagine being part of the BBC’s natural history unit, traveling the world to create some of the world’s most beautiful documentaries. Sounds like a dream job, right? I sat down with Huw Cordey, the producer on a ton of the Beeb’s best-loved shows, to find out more about the technology and gadgets the team deploys to capture the beasties in action. “I’m sorry, sir, your hand luggage must fit into this gauge.” “People are always developing new equipment,” Cordey says,

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You can now watch a giant flower that smells like death bloom live

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By David Yi2016-07-31 14:57:54 UTC NEW YORK – If you’ve ever wanted to watch a curious gigantic flower that smells like death bloom, well, you’re not alone.  The Amorphophallus titanum, a massive flower native to Sumatra that only blooms once a decade, is finally blossoming in New York City at the New York Botanical Garden. It’s also known as the “corpse flower.” According to the NYBG’s site, it’s a “horticultural jewel 10 years in the making” and hasn’t made an

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14 of the most heart-breaking quotes from 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child'

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‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ is not short on tear-jerkers. Image: sam haysom/mashable composite By Sam Haysom2016-07-31 14:14:49 UTC Warning: I’ve tried to take out as much of the context as I can to minimise spoilers, but there are still story hints and giveaways in the quotes below. If you’ve yet to read the Cursed Child script or watch the play, you’d be best off apparating yourself away from this article post-haste. LONDON — With a title like Harry

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