Apple iMovie for iOS updated
For folks who love editing movies on their iOS devices we’ve got some great news. Apple has just released an updated version of iMovie for iOS, bringing a number of new features and some bug fixes to the useful, fun and versatile app on the iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch. The update brings the app up to version 1.2.1 and has the following new features: Audio plays from your HDTV when using the […]

DVD sales down by 20%, Netflix subscriptions up 33%
Is the DVD format about to die out? According to a report by the Digital Entertainment Group, DVD sales in the US, Q1 2011 have dropped 20% when compared to Q1 2010. Studios blamed the fall in sales due to quirks in release cycles, but observers aren’t entirely convinced.The popular online movie streaming service, Netflix, grew 33% when compared in the same time frame. A huge difference when compared to […]

Movie studio uses BitTorrent to officially distribute film
If there’s one thing beneficial about the pirate community, it’s the speed of which things can be spread with their services. So when it came to pushing out and promoting a new, relatively unknown movie, a movie production studio called Iron Cat has decided to share its upcoming film, Barzda (The Beard) on Lithuania’s most popular torrent tracker, LinkoManija, along with a number of other trackers.Iron Cat is no stranger […]

Spotify to launch movie service?
According to the latest news heard through the grapevine, serving music just isn’t enough for Spotify anymore. Apparently Spotify has been reportedly making deals with major movie studios to expand its streaming services to include movies as well as music. While no specific details have been mentioned, Spotify is said to be going all in with this movie deal. The Swedish-based company is said to be gunning for earlier access […]

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Blockbuster to be acquired by Dish Network
Blockbuster, the movie rental service on its way to bankruptcy has been saved from the jaws of death. Dish Network has just announced that they will be acquiring the movie rental chain for $228 million. While this saves Blockbuster from disappearing off the face of the earth, Dish hasn’t mentioned what its plans are for Blockbuster but they have mentioned that there will be significant challenges as they plan to […]

Captain America earphones to prepare you for the upcoming movie
Whenever a superhero makes its way to the big screen, you can be guaranteed a multitude of merchandise to pop up in conjunction with the movie. iHip has just released some earphones featuring the artwork of Marvel Comics’ most patriotic hero, Captain America. The Captain America earphones are designed to work with any audio device including your iPod and iPhone, and feature noise isolating technology to ensure you don’t miss […]

Upcoming Thor and Captain America games to be in 3D
Is 3D gaming about to take off in a big way this year? Some folks sure do hope so. Nintendo has recently launched their 3DS – a glasses-free 3D gaming console, and the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 started supporting 3D TVs not too long ago. Well this year, more and more games are starting to go stereoscopic 3D, including two upcoming Marvel Comics games. Sega has announced that the […]

Green Lantern Power Battery lights up the dark
When movies are about to hit the big screen, you can expect tie-in merchandise to start flooding the market, and even more so when it is a superhero movie. DC’s upcoming Green Lantern movie just got a new addition to its merchandise line up. The Green Lantern Power Battery Prop Replica has just been made for Green Lantern fanboys out there. Shaped exactly like the one used in the movie, […]

Warner Brothers to rent out movies on Facebook
Can Facebook compete with Netflix? Who knows, but they’re certainly trying to bank in on it. Warner Brothers has just announced that they will be offering video stream rentals of their movies through the online social network. At the moment they only have one title up for rent – 2009’s smash hit blockbuster, The Dark Knight. Users can rent a movie for just 30 Facebook Credits ($3) and they get […]

JetStreamHD: Media Streaming from Home Network to the iPad
[DEMO 2011] The JetStreamHD box promises to stream all your digital media stored anywhere on a home computer network to your iPad while you are on the go or at home relaxing. The company claims to be the first one to launch such a product and to offer a user friendly device “without upfront planning, conversion headaches, download time, sync hassles, or iPad memory limits”. I have not seen a […]

SENSIO S2D Switch Converts 3D into 2D
[CES 2011] SENSIO Technologies Inc unveiled its SENSIO S2D Switch, a technology that allows a spatially-compressed stereoscopic (3D) video stream to be displayed in 2D (left- or right-eye). If you buy a 3D movie via video-on-demand or records content from a subscribed 3D channel on a DVR, the SENSIO S2D Switch gives you the choice to watch that content in either 3D or in 2D.“While our SENSIO Hi-Fi 3D technology […]

Interactive movie lets you choose your own ending
Remember the Choose Your Own Adventure books that were all the rage among young people back in the 1980s? Well, it looks like technology has lent a helping hand this time around, letting you have a hand (literally) in interactive movies. Of course, you will still need to use your eyes to see what’s going on, but there will be a whole lot less reading involved, as your choices will […]

Samsung S2 500GB External Hard Disk Will Come Preloaded With Michael Jackson Movie
Samsung has announced that it will be offering its 500GB Samsung S2 Portable external hard drive pre-loaded with Michael Jackson’s “This Is It” movie. The release will be timed with the DVD and Blu-ray version of the movie, and will be available at major European retailers from 22nd February. Aside from the movie, this special edition will also come with some useful features such as Samsung Auto Backup for backup, […]