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Qello is quietly building a “Netflix for music films” — and maybe building the future of digital video

So what will be the big buzzword of 2015? I’m placing my bets on “OTT.” OTT stands for “Over-the-top” and it refers to video and audio streaming services that don’t directly involve a cable company. For example, when HBOGO announced its standalone service this week, the savvy set of observers called it “going OTT.” We know [...]

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Heavy Metal Maniac

NeoGeofanatic shreds a rockin’ new version of Michael Sembello’s cheesetastic classic Maniac from the 1983 film Flashdance. We’re picturing Jennifer Beals welding and pouring a huge bucket of water over herself – not at the same time. Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Why I don’t believe in “cinematic” VR

Alice in Wonderland. Disney 1951. [Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Armando Kirwin, a former film maker now working on the future of entertainment. The post went through PandoDaily’s usual editorial process. Mr. Kirwin was not paid for this post.] I’m not an expert on cinema. I helped make about a dozen Hollywood films, worked [...]

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Key & Peele: Make-A-Wish

(NSFW: Language, Gross)”You said anything.” Key & Peele embraces devours the Halloween spirit with this crazy skit about the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s worst nightmare – a dying kid with bizarre tastes. Damn, guys. Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Altered States of America

Chop Shop’s Altered States of America is a collection of prints, cards and pins featuring characters and items from various sci-fi, horror and fantasy stories set in the US, from Twin Peaks to The Walking Dead. More here. Hat Tip Link Price: $3-$70 Continue Reading from the Source

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Sleater-Kinney: Bury Our Friends

“We speak in circles, we dance in code/Untame and hungry, on fire in the cold” Indie rock band Sleater-Kinney is back, and with a new album no less. You can also get Bury Our Friends for free if you sign up for the band’s mailing list. Link Link 2 Price: $1 Continue Reading from the [...]

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The War Nerd: How do you deal with wannabe jihadis? An upgrade to business class

KUWAIT CITY—It’s been a busy week for Canada’s home-grown jihadis. Monday, October 20: Martin Rouleau, a French-Canadian convert to Islam, ran down two Canadian soldiers with his Nissan Altima, then led the RCMP on a chase that ended when he rolled the Nissan, came up out of the wreck waving a kitchen knife, and got [...]

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Pandora just posted record revenues. So why is its stock down 41 percent since March?

For years, Pandora has been lumped with Spotify when talking about the profitability struggles of streaming music services. But while it still hasn’t been able to turn profits quarter-in and quarter-out, yesterday’s earnings statement may mean the service has finally turned a corner. In its third financial quarter, Pandora’s adjusted profits doubled to 9 cents a share on its [...]

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Google Inbox for Gmail

Similar to Mailbox, Inbox makes your Gmail inbox less cluttered and more organized. It lets you create reminders, pin messages, snooze messages and can automatically group messages or augment them with additional information. Hat Tip Link Link 2 Continue Reading from the Source

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JustFab settles deceptive marketing claims with CA district attorneys, pays $1.8M fine

JustFab is on the short list of the most valuable private tech companies in LA. But the subscription ecommerce giant’s rise to this lofty perch hasn’t been without its share of controversy. The company added to that list today with the announcement of a settlement with two California district attorneys following allegations of deceptive marketing. The [...]

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Kudos: Uber acts swiftly and decisively to reassure passengers after transporting NY ebola patient

For all the blame we heap on Uber for its frequent mismanagement of scandals and crisis situations, the company deserves credit in equal measure today for its apparent swift and responsible handling of an encounter with New York state’s first Ebola patient earlier this week. In a statement issued today, the company explains its handling [...]

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To Meh with You

Fafa the groundhog and Gorilla of Glove and Boots dust off their big hair and the Mr. Big ballad To Be with You and put their own simultaneously whimsical and apathetic spin on the 1991 track. Pretzel bun I know you feel it too… Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Lawn Lights

Ooh, it’s like getting forked but way more visible at night and slightly less embarrassing for the homeowner. Also less likely to instigate an elaborate payback plot. Even better, Lawn Lights make all holiday, party, and redneck lighting needs as easy as a roll and a stake. In 10 to 15 minutes, Lawn Lights unravel [...]

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Bake On Guide Towels

Chris Gojal Krogsgaard’s Bake On are tea towels screen printed with step-by-step recipes of cakes, cookies, cupcakes, frostings or muffins. They feature both metric and imperial as well as ºC and ºF measurements. Link Link 2 Price: ~$20++ Continue Reading from the Source

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A3 Aluminum Plate Wallet

One thing I love is carrying a big, fat wallet stuffed with 18 cards and a wad of singles and a cascading plastic album of 3 x 2 photos of my kids Maxim Hot 100 girls. I love how it tests the limits of my belt and makes me look like I have a tumor [...]

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DIY Sugar Rockets

The King of Random makes high-flying rockets using sugar, potassium nitrate and kitty litter. It’s very cheap but also very dangerous, because the resulting mixture is combustible. Also use cardboard instead of PVC tubes. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Ziptask relaunches to tackle the $480 billion per year outsourcing industry

With the war for technical talent as fierce as ever, more and more companies are turning to outsourcing. But little has changed in the outsourced labor market in the last 10 years, with most companies in the space seemingly content to throw more bodies, often at ever-declining hourly rates, at their clients’ technical problems. But, [...]

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TENNNES

$20 for Pong 2?!?! Nah, Jan Willem Nijman’s retro tennis game is much more than that. You can hit the ball twice in succession, go to the other player’s half and more. Plus it’s DRM-free so you and your friends can split the bill. Hat Tip Link Link 2 Price: $20 Continue Reading from the [...]

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