Film & Industry

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Lorde will write single, curate Hunger Games Mockingjay soundtrack

Lionsgate has confirmed today that multiplatinum GRAMMY Award-winning recording star Lorde will curate the soundtrack album for the upcoming third installment of the global blockbusterThe Hunger Games franchise, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.  In addition to hand-picking the artists for The Mockingjay – Part 1 soundtrack, Lorde will provide the first single for the highly anticipated film and album.  The soundtrack will be available via Republic Records this fall. 
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Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine shown in Into the Woods first-look pics

The following images show what an amazing budget, unstoppable costume design and years of Disney Magic can do with a film idea. There are so many terrific actors in the images below, that we think it would be more fun for you to try and find them, than for us to just rattle them off (ok we'll tell you anyway).

Culture & Entertainment

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San Diego Comic Con offers look at Ben Affleck’s Batsuit

You can get a look at the new cowl that Affleck will be wearing, but much of the outfit is still being kept a secret at this time. I personally am hoping to get a look at the new “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman design, but who knows when that will happen.

Apps & Software

Wondershare’s Video Converter adds 4K Support

Wondershare confirmed today that the company's Video Converter Ultimate (VCU) now offers 4K video conversion and HEVC/H.265 compression, the new VCU is available now for customers that have the software. The new VCU can also edit, compress and download 4K videos without loss of quality.

StumbleUpon releases revamped Android app

This week StumbleUpon announced the release of its new app for Android phones and tablets. The app, highlighted by the new Activity Center, "is faster, simpler and the most community-focused StumbleUpon experience to-date," according to the company.

FitBit comes to Windows Phone 8.1

With direct sync now to nearly 100 leading Windows, Android and iOS devices, plus Fitbit’s family of award-winning activity trackers, it’s easier than ever to make fitness part of your everyday lifestyle.

Books & Literature

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The Top 100 Children’s Books to read in your lifetime

Children's books hold a very special place in our hearts. Often times they are our first encounters with worlds and scenarios that we never would have experienced if it weren't for the classic authors and poets that lived before us.

Interviews

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Maze Runner cast talks up film at San Diego Comic Con

There are only a few more weeks to wait through before 'The Maze Runner' premieres in theaters, but attendees got to see the cast at a special panel during SDCC, where the cast and crew spoke about the upcoming film.
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Ubisoft talks Assassin’s Creed Unity History, has a new gameplay trailer to show

Though the storyline borders on the sci-fi, the finer details of Assassin's Creed are rooted in history. As a graduate of History from Université de Montréal in 2010, Maxime Durand has been counseling and coordinating at Ubisoft on every Assassin’s Creed game from close or afar since Revelations. Recently Durand shared his thoughts on both the game, and the upcoming title's (Unity) historical accuracies.

Gadgets

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HTC One M8 bundled with Libratone Speakers

A new promotion from Libratone includes a partnership with HTC, offering a first of its kind bundle promotion form the two companies. Libratone and HTC will offer Loop and Zipp with HTC Connect technology. A simple "three-finger swipe" up the screen of an HTC phone will turn your Libratone Speaker into the ultimate multimedia center. Music lovers will enjoy their audio within seconds all without losing the slightest bit of quality.
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Razer’s Nabu wearable has another first, this time adding WeChat

Razer has made a name for itself within the gaming industry for offering high-end computer peripherals that are constantly trying out new designs and testing new features. Recently the company began to expand into PC gaming laptops like the Razer Egde, and now Razer is moving into the wearable market.

Tech

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Wondershare’s Video Converter adds 4K Support

Wondershare confirmed today that the company's Video Converter Ultimate (VCU) now offers 4K video conversion and HEVC/H.265 compression, the new VCU is available now for customers that have the software. The new VCU can also edit, compress and download 4K videos without loss of quality.
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StumbleUpon releases revamped Android app

This week StumbleUpon announced the release of its new app for Android phones and tablets. The app, highlighted by the new Activity Center, "is faster, simpler and the most community-focused StumbleUpon experience to-date," according to the company.