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Air New Zealand's Hobbit Safety Video Is The 'Most Epic Ever Made'
 Air New Zealand's Hobbit Safety Video Is The 'Most Epic Ever Made'
Air New Zealand is looking to cash in on the Hobbit craze once again with its new safety video. The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made is being released ahead of the third and final film in the The Hobbit Trilogy, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. The instructional video features cameos from several of the trilogy's stars, including Elijah Wood and Peter Jackson. Some classics include the Richard Simmons dance party, and Baywatch's David Hasselhoff riding a tiny horse .

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PSA: Don’t Open Random PowerPoint Presentations From Strangers Right Now
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In what feels like a throwback to the late 90s/early 2000’s, Microsoft has discovered one helluva bug in Microsoft Office. Executed properly, the bug could be exploited to take over your entire system running just about any version of Windows. The exploit gives the attacker the same permissions on your system as whatever type of user you’re currently logged in as. If you’re an admin, that means full admin rights. Read More
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Rwanda Suspends BBC's Local Radio Service Over Genocide Documentary
 Rwanda Suspends BBC's Local Radio Service Over Genocide Documentary
The Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority said on Friday the government has suspended the BBC's local radio service after the broadcaster aired a documentary that questioned official accounts of the 1994 genocide. "Rwanda: The Untold Story," which aired on October 1st, includes interviews with former aides to Rwandan President Paul Kagame, the former rebel leader, in which they accuse him of plotting to shoot down a plane carrying former Rwanda's President... Read More
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Was The Amazon Fire Phone A Gross Miscalculation?
 Was The Amazon Fire Phone A Gross Miscalculation?
The Amazon Fire Phone is teetering on the edge of oblivion, and there are signs everywhere. Amazon has millions of dollars in unsold inventory. Even AT&T, which Amazon partnered with, seems less than enthused about the phone. A look at the carrier's website tells you a little about the current smartphone pecking order. Read More
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MAXON at World Animation & VFX Summit
MAXON at World Animation & VFX Summit
It's a year of Reinvention and Renovation for the World Animation and VFX Summit. It's only 10 days away, but you can still register for the professionals summit. Producer Bonne Arnold (How to Train Your Dragon 2), voice talent Jim Cummings (Winnie the Pooh), animator and artist Glen Keane (Duet), director Rob Minkoff (Mr. Peabody and Sherman), media director Richard Taylor (RGH Themed Entertainment), and director David Silverman (The Simpsons) are some of the 2014 edition?s distinguished honorees and speakers. Read More
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New Hero in town
New Hero in town
Here in Hollywood, it's not unusual to spot a GoPro in action. They're on nearly every movie and television stage, shooting main action and behind the scenes footage. But it's also a personal favorite around an active Los Angeles. The camera that makes even simple fun look epic is now even better. Read More
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Martin Scorsese To Exec Produce Grateful Dead Doc
 Martin Scorsese To Exec Produce Grateful Dead Doc
The Dead are rising. A new documentary from executive producer Martin Scorsese about landmark psychedelic rock group the Grateful Dead is headed our way. Set to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the legendary jam-band led by Bob Weir and the late Jerry Garcia , the career-spanning retrospective will be directed by Amir Bar-Lev. Read More
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Aereo Barred From Retransmitting Broadcast TV
 Aereo Barred From Retransmitting Broadcast TV
Aereo was dealt another setback in its fight for survival Thursday when a federal judge barred the embattled video streaming company from transmitting TV broadcasters' programs to its subscribers. US District Judge Alison Nathan in New York granted broadcasters' request for a temporary restraining order against the service, which was shuttered in June after the Supreme Court ruled that Aereo was illegally retransmitting broadcast TV over the Internet. Read More
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How NBC News Freelancer Survived Ebola
 How NBC News Freelancer Survived Ebola
Doctors who treated him said on Wednesday that being young and healthy helped Ashoka Mukpo pull through Ebola--but he’ll be weak for months. Mukpo, a freelance journalist and camera operator who was on contract with NBC News when he got sick in Liberia, left the biocontainment unit at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha after getting two blood tests a day apart that cleared him of the virus. Read More
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MasterCard Advertises Apple Pay Using Baseball Stars
 MasterCard Advertises Apple Pay Using Baseball Stars
The rollout of Apple Pay has reignited interest in mobile payments, but most consumers are still using plastic to pay. Now MasterCard, one of Apple's partners, aims to change that with a series of commercials highlighting how Apple Pay is easy to use in the context of everyday life. The two spots, released Tuesday and Wednesday, focus on MLB baseball greats Mariano Rivera, George Brett and Tommy Lasorda, and treat Apple Pay as a seamless part of its mainstream suite of services. Read More
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New James Bond Author Drops Clues About Upcoming 007 Book
 New James Bond Author Drops Clues About Upcoming 007 Book
U.K. novelist and screenwriter Anthony Horowitz has dropped a few hints about the next 007 book. Speaking on Britain's BBC Radio 4 on Wednesday, Horowitz revealed that he had been given the choice of five treatments for a never produced Bond TV series written by the character’s creator Ian Fleming in the 1950s. He eventually picked a short story involving car racing called Murder on Wheels. Read More

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At IBC 2014, AJA Video Systems announced that its KONA 4 professional desktop video and audio I/O card now supports the latest versions of AdRead More
 
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