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Transform and share your videos with PC Video Converter

PC Video Converter is an easy-to-use, fast, and reliable tool that makes movies compatible with any devices, old or new, quickly and efficiently. This week, you can get this highly rated and reliable converter for $14.97 -- half off the regular price of $29.95.

What sets this movie converter apart is its ability to trim, crop, and merge files with its built-in functions. With PC Video Converter you can quickly edit and keep your desired clips with ease. Extract audio from video files, or apply effects and touch ups to your movies. Combine multiple videos from different formats … Read more

'Star Wars: Episode VII' tells tale 30 years after 'Jedi'

Some news for fans excited to find out what life is like post-Ewok battles and that metal bikini: Lucasfilm has announced a start date for shooting "Star Wars: Episode VII." Director J.J. Abrams and his team will begin shooting principal photography in May at London's historic Pinewood Studios.

Lucasfilm also announced that "Star Wars: Episode VII" will take place about 30 years after the events of "Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi," and will star "a trio of new young leads along with some very familiar faces." … Read more

Sci-fi inventions you don't really want

We are insanely lucky to live in a time where technology once thought impossible, is now commonplace. Microwaves, smartphones, video chats, and tablets were the stuff of science fiction just a few generations ago.

And though we live in amazing times, it's human nature to wonder why we don't have more of the fantastic gadgets dreamed up by science fiction futurists. Where are the flying cars? The jetpacks? The Jetsons' floating dome home?

The truth is, we're better off without a lot of that stuff. In fact, most of the sci-fi tech we think we want would … Read more

Apple devices said to get free in-flight movies on United

Word has it that iPhone, iPad, and Mac users will soon get to access more than 150 movies and about 200 TV shows for free when flying on United Airlines, according to Patently Apple.

Come April, the airlines is said to be rolling out an update to its iOS app that will come with the added feature of an in-flight movie service. To get the purported service, users must be running iOS 7. For those with Macs, Patently Apple reports that no app is necessary to get the in-flight service.

The movie service is said to only be available for … Read more

The 404 1,442: Where we're all mixed up (podcast)

Leaked from today's 404 episode:

- Popcorn Time is just like Netflix, but everything is pirated.

- Polygon examines everything that went wrong with the "Street Fighter" movie.

- People are selling their organs on Facebook.

- In which Jeff attempts to explain cloud-gaming in Titanfall to Justin.… Read more

Watch this awesome recursive 'Lego Movie,' 'Simpsons' mashup

Love "The Simpsons" and love "The Lego Movie?" Then how can you not love this terrific video, which spoofs both in one simple recursive all-brick mashup?

Made by YouTube filmmaker Monsieur Caron, the video depicts the famous opening title sequence of "The Simpsons," with the whole family dressed as characters from "Lego Movie," complete with Bart as Batman. Then, it shows them watching the famous opening title sequence from "The Simpsons." Only this time, Emmet is playing Homer Simpson, and the family that runs in and sits down on the … Read more

Add special effects to your smartphone movies

In my youth, I wanted nothing more than to make movies. But the tools just weren't available -- not on my budget, anyway. And even if I'd had a movie camera, special effects were out of the question. UFO invasions, dinosaur attacks, bomb explosions -- these were the purview of Industrial Light & Magic, not little Ricky Broida.

Oh, to be a kid again. Armed with nothing more than a smartphone and the right apps, you can shoot in razor-sharp HD and add all kinds of startlingly good special effects.

You handle the storyboarding and final edits; I'… Read more

Godzilla is actually a nice guy

I know that many pulses are already racing at the prospect of a new "Godzilla" movie, due to be released May 16.

Somehow, humanity cannot get enough of wanton destruction, murder, and terror and the Statue of Liberty with her jaw knocked out.

Well, I am here to disabuse you of your fantasies. Because Godzilla is actually a perfectly decent creature who suffers just like you do. How can I know this? Why, because I occasionally watch commercials for candy bars.

Should you have missed this commercial spectacle on the airwaves recently, a new Snickers ad reveals the … Read more

Watch a virus-like particle try to enter a cell -- in 3D

It's one thing when a nature videographer captures a fast-moving creature in the wild and has to put up with the background images being blurry while the focus stays fixed on the object of interest. It's quite another when scientists are trying to sneak a peek at a virus as it interacts with the surface of a cell and want to focus on the virus and the cell simultaneously.

Now researchers at Princeton University say they've captured unprecedented 3D footage of a virus-like particle as it appears to try to enter a cell. To keep everything in … Read more

After 25 years, Moviefone to hang up on callers

Moviefone, the phone service that provided people in large cities with movie times and was popularized in a "Seinfeld" episode, will be closing soon.

Over the weekend, Moviefone started informing callers that the service will be shuttered. According to The New York Times, which previously reported on the closure, it will shut down in a month. The call-in service will be replaced by the Moviefone mobile app, which will provide both movie times and the ability to buy tickets.

The fact that Moviefone number is closing down marks an end of an era for a service that has … Read more