MOVIE NEWS

SlashFilm.com has movie news. We learned about plans for “Indiana Jones 5″ and “Twilight” as a series of short films for Facebook.

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GLIDE ON

“Glide” is like Skype video calling but with a twist. When you tap “record,” you’re streaming live video, whether or not there’s anyone waiting at the other end. Videos can be up to five minutes and the service is free.

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FREE PRO VIDEO EDITOR

“VSDC Free Video Editor” just came out in a new version. It’s very similar to professional video editors. It’s free, for Windows XP on up to Windows 8. Critics have admitted they are in awe of its tools but point out it is difficult to use for novices. We’re novices, so we tried it out. Some parts of the program are actually easy to use. For instance, you can easily make a slideshow with a video of someone in one corner talking about the slideshow. Just click “add object” to add a photo or video to an existing video clip, or to add music or speech. This is pretty useful; could be all you need for an instructional video, for […]

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MAKING YOUR OWN ANIMATED MOVIE

If you’ve seen the movie “Clash of the Titans” or remember the old TV series “Gumby,” you’ve seen a kind of animation called “stop motion.” In stop-motion, you make a movie frame by frame, moving the objects a tiny fraction each time. There’s new software out for Mac users who want to make their own animations.

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WE DO THE ROKU

The other day, our smart TV got dumber. It stopped giving us channels like Amazon and Netflix. Using the “reset” command fixed it, but in the meantime, we had a chance to explore the $49 Roku Streaming Stick and we took it.

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SHOW TIME

A friend of ours owns a bookstore in a tiny town and to get more people into the store, he shows free 3D movies. He’s technically savvy so we were curious about what kind of projector he chose. It was the Optoma HD 25.

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CUTTING THE CORD: SAVING THE SHOWS AND THE BUDGET

A reader wrote to say he stopped his cable TV service and is now bringing $90 “back to the bottom line” each month. He bought the Winegard Flat Wave Antenna we wrote about to bring in free channels. But then there was another problem.
The $30 antenna weighs only a third of an ounce and connected easily to hi

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VIDEO MESSAGES THAT DISAPPEAR

SnapChat became famous for photo messages that quickly disappear after they’re viewed. Now they’ve added video messages that disappear. So you can take as many dumb pictures as you want and at least they won’t be saved.

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STREAMING TV

Why, asked a reader, do we have Google TV when we could have Roku to bring in channels like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon?

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35 GIFs THAT WILL MAKE YOU SAY “OH NO!”

“35 GIFs that will Make you Say ‘Oh No!’ –” If you type those words into a search engine, you’ll get some amazing video clips. Our favorite is the guy towing an enormous truck on a snowy cliff. Both trucks start going over the edge; our hero has about one second to get out and escape his doom.

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