• Tell Us Your Favorite Technology Achievement of 2015

    Tell Us Your Favorite Technology Achievement of 2015

    Wowed by Internet delivered by floating balloons? Or a new way to watch TV? Or a way to charge your phone? We are searching far and wide for the best technology achievements of 2015, and we want to hear what you think. Nominate your pick for the best tech milestone of the year for the 9th Annual Crunchies Awards. The show — held live in San Francisco’s iconic War Memorial… Read More

  • Amazon Studios Launches Amazon Storywriter, Free Cloud Software For Screenwriters

    Amazon Studios Launches Amazon Storywriter, Free Cloud Software For Screenwriters

    In an effort to expand its original video content, including movies and TV series, Amazon announced this morning the launch of a free, cloud-based screenwriting software program called Amazon Storywriter. In addition, the company says it’s expanding to include drama submissions, and will no longer take a free option on scripts submitted to the Amazon Studios website, allowing WGA members… Read More

  • Facebook Now Helps You Get Rid Of ‘Memories’

    Facebook Now Helps You Get Rid Of ‘Memories’

    If you’ve ever seen the movie “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” then you’re familiar with the concept of proactively scrubbing certain memories from your brain. Things that you record online constantly spark our memories, and there are even services that do it on purpose. Timehop and Google Photos have elements of it and so does Facebook’s “On This… Read More

  • The MB&F Arachnophobia Tells Time Through Fear

    The MB&F Arachnophobia Tells Time Through Fear

    Everyone’s favorite crazy watch maker, MB&F, has just announced a new model, the so-called Arachnophobia. This wild clock hides a L’Epée 1839 movement in the thorax and abdomen of an articulated spider. Based on the famous Louise Bourgeois sculpture Maman, the spider has injection molded legs and a unique escapement mechanism on the spider’s back. You have to use a… Read More

  • Movie Nights Lets You And Your Friends Find And Agree On A Film To Watch

    Movie Nights Lets You And Your Friends Find And Agree On A Film To Watch

    Trying to figure out what film I want to watch at home from the thousands I can pick on various VOD services is a pain. The only thing more annoying is trying to find one that my husband and I can both agree we want to watch (love you, Marc). A app presented today at TC’s Disrupt Hackathon called Movie Nights has created a way to solve that problem: it lets two parties enter either… Read More

  • HBO Inks Exclusive, 10-Year Deal With Universal To Keep Content Out Of Netflix’s Hands

    HBO Inks Exclusive, 10-Year Deal With Universal To Keep Content Out Of Netflix’s Hands

    HBO today has won a battle in the over-the-top content wars. The pay-TV giant has inked a deal with Universal Pictures that extends Universal Pictures’ and Focus Features’ films appearing on HBO’s TV, online and mobile platforms in the U.S. for the next decade. What’s key is that the deal is exclusive to HBO and will mean that Netflix (and other OTT players) will not… Read More

  • Amazon Studios Options Its First Novel, Seed, For A Crowdsourced, Big-Screen Adaptation

    Amazon Studios Options Its First Novel, Seed, For A Crowdsourced, Big-Screen Adaptation

    Films of books can often help drive sales of those books, and bestsellers often make for movie blockbusters, so it’s no surprise to see online bookseller Amazon today announcing that its content development arm, Amazon Studios, has optioned its first novel, the Amazon-published, Southern horror Seed, to begin making a big-screen adaptation. As with other content optioned by Amazon… Read More

  • Forest Whitaker at JuntoBox Films Party, SXSW

    How Forest Whitaker Wants to Crowdsource Filmmaking [TCTV]

    Academy Award winning actor Forest Whitaker was at SXSW this past weekend, where his JuntoBox Films studio — which combines crowdsourcing social media technology with traditional film production — announced it has greenlit its first movie. Watch his interview with TechCrunch TV to see him discuss how technology is democratizing the filmmaking process, how Hollywood is slowly… Read More

  • Video: Toshiba's amazing, tactile feedback-based UI solution for touchpanels

    Many hardware makers, especially in the mobile device area, are betting high on touchscreens to let users interact with their products. Toshiba subsidiary Toshiba Information Systems has now developed the “New Sensation UI Solution”, which is supposed to make user interaction via touchscreens more intuitive through tactile feedback. While this approach isn’t new in itself… Read More

  • New Iron Man 2 trailer is here (and it's awesome)

    We’ve given you a first look at Iron Man 2 way back in June last year, and two months ago, we reported it will be Marvel’s first IMAX movie when it hits screens on May 7, 2010. It’s 2.32 minutes long and very, very cool. Read More

  • ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’ trailer

    Wow, for the first time I’ve found that Twitter can actually be useful. Here’s a new trailer for “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” that I wouldn’t have known about if it weren’t for someone I happen to be following on the big blue machine. The film will be in theaters November 21st, if you’re into watching young wizards battle the awkwardness… Read More

  • ‘Turok’ movie coming, starring Adam Beach?

    There’s going to be a live-action movie in the works based on “Turok,” which many of you might find familiar from Turok: Dinosaur Hunter on the Nintendo 64. Apparently it was also a comic book, too, and it appears that the movie will be more based on the comic book than the game, which is probably a good thing. The movie will star Adam Beach, who’s had some good roles. Read More

  • Why every guy should buy their girlfriend Wii Fit UPDATE: Oh man, you guys missed it. It was pretty awesome. UPDATE 2: Three cheers for Jonny U! To whom it may concern, I watched the video you uploaded to YouTube titled “Why every guy should buy their girlfriend Wii Fit” with great interest. Aside from the riveting and engaging content contained within the video itself, I… Read More

  • 'X-Files: I Want To Believe' trailer

    Apologies if you’ve seen this before, but it says “New trailer” on YouTube and was added today, so who am I to argue? This movie looks awesome, by the way. It’ll be out on July 25th. via Fimoculous Read More

  • Movie Exec Says Pre-Release Piracy Doesn't Matter

    I know since I wrote up that article on piracy I’ve been talking about it a little more than usual. Today though, I have a hot little story for you. It seems Lions Gate Films President Tom Ortenberg just doesn’t care about pre-release piracy. Recently, a workprint of “Hostel: Part II” was stolen and thrown up on Bit Torrent sites. This is a big deal, as workprint copies… Read More

  • Motorola To Unveil 30 FPS Phone, Shooter

    Big Daddy over at Motorola Ed Zander said that next week, his company will show off a new phone capable of playing movies at 30 frames per second in very high quality video. Then every American sighed in disappointment as he revealed that the phone would be launching in Europe. Oh well. It’s nice to dream. Zander said that users will be able to load movies onto the phone via SD cards… Read More

  • Get That Noose Ready: Surge Of 3-D Films Coming Next Year

    Not all 3-D movies are terrible, but most are rehashed pre-teen jokes with adult innuendos and crappy voice overs. While waiting for Spiderman 3 to start, I had to sit through two previews for PG-rated 3-D animal flicks (yes, one included penguins). I thought that was bad, until I read this Reuters report. Apparently, next year and into 2009, almost every studio will be releasing multiple… Read More

  • Lionsgate Comes To iTMS

    If you’ve been waiting for your fix of Swayze and Arnold, it’s finally time. Lionsgate films has released over 150 titles to the iTunes Music Store, including classics like Dirty Dancing and Terminator 2: Judgement Day. With over 10,000 films in its collection, Lionsgate will be slowly releasing more titles over the next few months. Movies will cost just $9.99 and come in… Read More