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Computers & Technology

Featuring two television programs popular in the 1980's and 1990's: Computer Chronicles and Net Café, this library showcases videos about computing and technology. Collection topics include BBS, the Open Source movement, and Internet governance.

Many of these movies are available for free download.


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The Lab with Leo Laporte
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In this episode, Ray Maxwell sets up a render farm in minutes, Brian Leroux shows us what’s new in Ruby on Rails 2, Susie Gardner offers web-design tips, and Sean Carruthers models a travel vest that is both functional and stylish, with pockets to store up to 25 gadgets you can’t leave home without.
Topics: The Lab With Leo Laporte, Leo Laporte, Ray Maxwell, Brian Leroux, Susie Garder, Sean Carruthers
The Lab with Leo Laporte
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In this episode, we compare high-end creative software suites with Tavis Dunn, Jean-Luc Dinsdale gives us an advance look at Canada\'s first stop-motion animated feature, Zak Greant tries out the new features in Firefox 3, and Ryan Yewell edits images online for free.
Topics: The Lab With Leo Laporte, Leo Laporte
The Electric Playground
- Greedy Productions Ltd.
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Shaun takes a look at the environments and gameplay of I Am Alive, and finds out how the two blend together in the survival adventure; we catch up with the cast and crew of the new Robert De Niro movie Being Flynn; Jose has X-Men, Spider-Man and more new comics in the Sonar; Miri heads to the 5th Annual Toscars, an annual comedy event that parodies the Oscars; we get educated with three iOS applications that will make you smarter in The App Map; and finally, we go behind the scenes of the...
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Victor uses his detective skills to examine all the recent video games featuring the Caped Crusader; we take a look at the story behind the remake of Total Recall; Briana has The Dark Knight Rises and the one film that dares to challenge it in the Sonar; Shaun catches up with War of the Roses senior producer Gordon Van Dyke to learn more about the new action game; Briana finds out what to expect from the rest of Wilfred’s second season from Elijah Wood and other members of the cast and crew;...
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- Greedy Productions Ltd.
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Miri catches up with the lead designer and the game director behind God of War: Ascension; Shaun checks out two new documentaries from Hot Docs 2012; Victor has Starhawk and more new console and PC games in the Sonar; Scott uncovers all the details on the PlayStation Move adventure game Datura; and finally, Jose takes a look at some cool new tech items designed for work.
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We go behind the scenes of the sci-fi/horror movie Dark Skies; the Force is strong with Jose as he gets a look at Star Wars Pinball; Victor and Scott answer your Twitter question of the day; Jose has Crysis 3, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance and more new console and portable games in the Sonar; Victor and Briana discuss the actors, directors, and films that were snubbed at the Oscars; Miri and Ben review the haunting Blu-ray edition of Paranormal Activity 4; and finally, Shaun catches up with...
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Miri hits the Sundance Film Festival, and also the red carpet premiere of Spartacus: War of the Damned; Jose takes a look at the gyro-stabilized electric unicycle known as Solowheel; Briana has details on the latest TV shows in the Sonar; we examine the special effects of Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters; Miri and Ben review the stop-motion adventure ParaNorman on Blu-ray; and finally, Shaun tracks down the stars of the biggest shows nominated at the first annual Canadian Screen Awards.
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- Greedy Productions Ltd.
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We catch up with the makers of the Jeremy Lin documentary Linsanity; Shaun finds out how indie filmmaker Steven Kostanski created the goofy, 80s-style sci-fi movie Manborg; Jose discovers how the characters in games like Crysis 3 are brought to life using state of the art facial capture software known as Faceware; Victor has the latest movies in the Sonar; Scott gets his hands on Samsung’s Galaxy S4; Jose and Ben review the cool new action platformer Guacamelee; and finally, Briana gives us a...
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We go behind the scenes of Machete Kills with Danny Trejo and director Robert Rodriguez; Creative Director Eric Holmes explains why Batman: Arkham Origins is a prequel; Shaun tells us about the latest Blu-rays landing this week in the Sonar; Shaun and Marissa review The Wonderful 101; and finally, Jose interrogates director Paul Feig to find out what it was like working on the buddy cop comedy The Heat.
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Briana has new details about Batman and Star Wars: Episode VII in the Rundown; we go behind the scenes of Seth MacFarlane’s new sitcom Dads; Scott takes a look at the recent history of the Grand Theft Auto series; Marissa discovers what’s new in the remastered Legend Of Zelda: Wind Waker HD; Steve and Raju review three of the dumbest apps ever made; and finally, Miri infiltrates a group of radical eco-terrorists with a behind the scenes look at The East.
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The Electric Playground
- Greedy Productions Ltd.
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Shaun gets a closer look at the gameplay and environments in Evolve; we go behind the scenes of the new season of Orange Is the New Black; Marissa investigates the spooky new games landing this week in the Sonar; and, Jose and Ben review the new game Transistor from Bastion developer Supergiant Games.
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Victor takes a look at the gameplay in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor; Shaun straps on the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset to try out EVE Valkyrie; Victor tracks down the creative director of Sonic Boom; we go behind the scenes of the new comedy Begin Again with Mark Ruffalo; Steve and Raju brave the trenches of WWI to bring us their review of Valiant Hearts; and finally, Shaun goes retro with a look at the arcade style platformer Whoa Dave.
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Shaun catches up with WildStar executive producer Jeremy Gaffney for a new look at the MMO; we go behind the scenes of Adam Sandler’s latest comedy Blended; Shaun tells us about the new Blu-rays landing this week in the Sonar; Vic and Marissa review MLB 14: The Show on the PS4; and finally, Jose takes off with Ace Combat Infinity producer Kazutoki Kono.
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Shaun finds out how the makers of NBA Live 15 hope to improve their basketball game; Victor talks with the stars of the coolest new shows at the MIPCOM television festival in Cannes, France; Shaun catches up with the cast and crew of the hilarious TV series The League; Steve and Raju give us their review of the app-controlled robot Ollie; and finally, Shaun takes a closer look at the new DC Comics TV series Constantine.
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Marissa catches up with Assassin's Creed Unity senior producer Vincent Pontbriand to find out what's new in the game; we take you behind the scenes of the disaster movie Into the Storm; Shaun has all the classic TMNT action you need with a look at the documentary Turtle Power; and, Vic and Scott give us their review of Marvel's new superhero adventure Guardians of the Galaxy.
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Miri possesses Kyra Sedgwick, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Natasha Calis to learn about their demonic horror movie The Possession; Ashley Bell and Dominic Monaghan give us their take on their new movie The Day, about a small group of survivors after a post-apocalyptic catastrophe; Vic and Scott discuss the ongoing legal battle between Apple and Samsung, and what it means for people all over the world; Shaun serves up Sushi Monster and more new apps and games for mobile devices in the Sonar; Miri...
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- Greedy Productions Ltd.
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Miri catches up with the director and stars of the critically-acclaimed indie movie Beasts of the Southern Wild; we go behind the scenes of Oliver Stone’s gritty new crime thriller Savages; Jose has Batman, Robin, Spider-Man, and more new comics in the Sonar; Jose enters the ring with Bellator: MMA Onslaught executive producer Matt McEnerney for more details on the fighting game; we’ve got three iOS applications that will help you beat the heat this summer in The App Map; and finally, Scott...
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- Greedy Productions Ltd.
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We learn more about the big movies shown off at the San Diego Comic-Con; Miri takes a bite out of the undead Wii U game ZombieU; Victor examines the biggest upcoming superhero games, including Marvel Avengers: Battle For Earth; Briana uncovers the secrets of Warehouse 13′s latest season; Shaun finds out how director Adam Ciolfi created the animated movie The Lady of Names with his bare hands; and finally, we check out the hilarious Adult Swim series Squidbillies.
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The Electric Playground
- Greedy Productions Ltd.
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Johnny Depp and Tim Burton have made another movie together, and we’ve got a behind the scenes look; Shaun finds out how gamers can continue Sonic’s latest adventure with Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II; Jose has Magneto, Spider-Man, and more new comics in the Sonar; Shaun examines the modern relationship between humans and technology with the Hot Docs movie Welcome to the Machine; we’ve got three cool new iOS applications that you’ll want to check out in The App Map; and finally, we...
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Scott swings through the streets of New York with the producer of the new game based on The Amazing Spider-Man movie; Jose becomes a sorcerer’s apprentice with a look at the PlayStation Move adventure Sorcery; Miri goes Haywire with the latest Blu-ray releases in the Sonar; Miri finds out everything you need to know about the comical comic The Devastator; Shaun takes a look at the Hot Docs title Despite the Gods; and finally, we get an early behind the scenes look at the Alien prequel...
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- Greedy Productions Ltd.
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Shaun hits the mean streets of Hong Kong with Sleeping Dogs producer Dan Sochan; Briana and Shaun find out what big E3 announcements to expect from Nintendo and third-party publishers like Ubisoft; Shaun has Harley Quinn’s Revenge, Mad Riders, and more new handheld and downloadable games in the Sonar; Miri goes behind enemy lines with Act of Valor director Scott Waugh; Shaun catches up with the designers of the musical platforming game Sound Shapes for the PlayStation Vita; and finally,...
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Victor finds out how Sly Cooper is making a comeback with the new game Thieves In Time; Shaun gets an early look at the killer visuals of Hitman: Absolution from art director Roberto Marchesi; Miri has John Carter, Act of Valor, and more new Blu-rays in the Sonar; Victor gets all the details on the multiplayer game ShootMania Storm; Shaun finds out how the visual effects studio Playfight is bringing the new web series Video Game High School to life; and finally, Miri catches up with the makers...
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Miri gets blacklisted with the latest Splinter Cell game and its creative director Maxime Beland; Miri hits the red carpet premiere of People Like Us; Jose has X-Men: Schism and more new comics in the Sonar; we find out how acclaimed filmmaker Steven Soderbergh is taking on the world of male stripping with a full frontal look at Magic Mike; we’ve got three iOS applications that have recently received big updates in The App Map; and finally, Jose catches up with Neil Sorens, creative director...
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Miri goes boom with the stars of Here Comes the Boom and 3, 2, 1… Frankie Go Boom; we get new details on The Walking Dead: Season 3 from survivors Laurie Holden and Danai Gurira; Victor has Argo, Seven Psychopaths, and more new movies in the Sonar; Briana finds out what to expect in the devilish Doom 3 BFG Edition from id Software studio director Tim Willits; Vic and Scott recover after seeing the frightening horror movie Sinister; and finally, Shaun returns to the Great Canadian Appathon,...
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We take a look at the story and action of the intense movie Alex Cross; Jose heads to acclaimed studio Dreamworks Animation; Jose finds out who created the look of cool tech like the Xbox 360 by heading to tech design company Astro Studios; Jose has 007 Legends, the Doom 3 BFG Edition, and more new console and portable games in the Sonar; Miri checks Skylanders Giants; Miri and Ben want to help smuggle diplomats out of Iran in their review of Argo; and finally, we catch up with Medal of Honor...
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Miri catches up with The Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb and the film’s VFX team to find out how the amazing visual effects were created; Miri takes a look at the indie movie Starlet with the director and lead actresses; we examine the Bond films and 1990s and the new Bond 50 Blu-ray collection; Victor has Lincoln, Pusher, and more new movies in the Sonar; Miri prepares for the release of Black Ops 2 with a look at the characters and environments in the game; and finally, Victor gets...
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Marissa finds out how next-gen technology is making racing better with Forza Motorsport 5; Jose explores the gameplay innovations in The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds; Scott learns more about the fighting mechanics and combos in Killer Instinct; Vic and Scott review Call of Duty: Ghosts; and finally, Shaun catches up with Netflix’s Neil Hunt to find out how the streaming service is staying fresh with a new interface, 4K content, and more.
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Shaun gets new details on the PlayStation Move adventure Sorcery; Jose goes to warp with the creative director of the new game inspired by the next Star Trek film; Shaun has Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode II and more new handheld and downloadable games in the Sonar; Miri takes a look at Know What, a new app that shows you the coolest places in different cities; Shaun finds out everything you need to know about the art and design of Ghost Recon: Future Soldier; and finally, Shaun takes a look at...
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Miri and Scott hit the floor of the annual DICE summit to catch up with all the biggest game makers; Shaun heads to Ubisoft Montreal to get some new details on Far Cry 3; Briana has Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance, This Means War, and more new movies in the Sonar; Jose examines the trend of human augmentation in games and movies; Shaun takes a look at the stylish side-scroller Escape Plan for the PlayStation Vita; and finally, Jose gets all the intel on the tactical military shooter Unit 13...
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Miri gets all the details on the indie sci-fi movie Robot & Frank with director Jake Schreier, writer Christopher D. Ford, and star Frank Langella; Miri catches up with comedian and actor Bobby Lee to find out what it was like working with Sacha Baron Cohen on The Dictator; Briana discovers what to expect from the latest episodes of the hit animated series Regular Show from the cast and crew; Briana has details on The Newsroom, True Blood, and more new and notable TV shows in the Sonar;...
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Miri examines the best weapons and vehicles in the online sci-fi adventure Starhawk; Shaun catches up with the producer of Orcs Must Die! 2 to find out how the sequel is introducing new features like multiplayer; Briana takes a look at some of the biggest films coming to theatres this summer in the Sonar; Jose tracks down the creative director of DmC Devil May Cry to find out how it’s reinventing the hack and slash series; Shaun gets his hands on Hasbro’s new toys based on Star Wars and The...
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Shaun finds out how Final Fantasy XIII-2 aims to be a big improvement over its predecessor; Chuck is calling it quits after years of struggling to stay on the air, and we’re going behind the scenes of the final episode; we get a complete behind the scenes look at the new movie The Hammer, inspired by the life of UFC fighter Matt Hamill; Briana has The Grey, Man on a Ledge and more new movies in the Sonar; Jose takes a look at Sphero, robotic ball controlled from your smartphone; and finally,...
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Shaun catches up with Danny Pudi and Alison Brie to discuss the latest season of Community; Miri takes a look at the new documentary Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey; we find out how the creators of the new movie Oz The Great and Powerful brought L. Frank Baum’s wonderful world to life; Miri has Wreck-It Ralph and more new Blu-rays in the Sonar; Jose gets the latest on Warface; Vic and Scott review Tomb Raider; and finally, Shaun finds out how the makers of the surreal comedy...
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Jose sits down with Simon Pegg and John Cho to get more details on their characters in Star Trek Into Darkness; Jose returns to Donkey Kong Country with a look at the big ape’s latest adventure on the 3DS; Ben catches up with Rectify co-star Johnny Ray Gill; Miri has the latest Blu-rays in the Sonar; Jose has a look at the new game Sanctum 2; Shaun and Marissa review the iOS version of LEGO Batman: DC Super Heroes; and finally, Shaun takes a look at the new documentary Shooting Bigfoot.
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Shaun sinks his teeth into the environments of Dead Rising 3; Scott catches up with the team behind Batman: The Brave and the Bold just in time for its heroic Blu-ray debut; Marissa tells us about the latest console and portable games in the Sonar; Vic and Scott review Assassin’s Creed IV; and finally, Scott tracks down Peggle 2 producer Jared Neuss to find out how the game is even more addictive than its predecessor.
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We go behind the scenes of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire with Jennifer Lawrence; Marissa heads to battle with a new look at the Xbox One launch title Ryse: Son of Rome; and Marissa tells us about the rest of the Xbox One launch titles in the Sonar; Vic and Scott review the PS4 exclusive Killzone: Shadow Fall; and finally, Scott tracks down Panzer Dragoon creator Yukio Futatsugi to learn about his new game, Crimson Dragon.
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Jose catches up with the original Mr. Sulu himself George Takei for a look at his documentary To Be Takei; Shaun heads into the abyss with the 2D action platformer Abyss Odyssey; Jose gets new details on how FIFA 15 is making things more intense; and, Jose and Ben slip on their Mexican wrestling masks for a review of the Super Turbo Championship Edition of Guacamelee.
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Marissa has talks about Just Cause 3 and the new Evil Dead TV series in the Rundown; things get silly in our behind the scenes look at Dumb and Dumber To; Jose catches up with the makers of the comic book app Madefire; we go behind the scenes of the drug-busting comedy 22 Jump Street just in time for its Blu-ray debut; future versions of Jose and Ben get crotchety discussing a very realistic Doom game; and finally, Victor gets his hands on a revolutionary new camera called the Bublcam.
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Miri meets John Cusack and Alice Eve to uncover the clues of their new thriller The Raven; Shaun finds out everything there is to know about the combat mechanics and character classes of the MMO game Tera; Miri has Contraband, The Artist, and more new Blu-rays in the Sonar; Shaun sets sail with legendary stop-motion animator Peter Lord to learn more about his latest film, The Pirates! Band of Misfits; Shaun takes a look at the best documentaries being shown this year at the Hot Docs film...
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Jose catches up with the cast and crew of Bryan Singer’s cybernetic new web series H+; Shaun looks back at the original Total Recall and compares the film to its dreamy remake; Briana has Total Recall and more new movies in the Sonar; Jose heads to the Tech Museum Of Innovation to learn about the latest technology innovations; Briana finds out how the makers of NHL 13 are bringing the faces of real hockey players into the game; and finally, Jose discovers how the fighting and RPG genres are...
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Scott sits down with visual effects supervisor Stefen Fangmeier to discuss how visual effects have evolved over the years; Jose takes a look at the bloody new combat game War of the Vikings; Shaun tells us about the latest Blu-rays landing this week in the Sonar; Shaun and Marissa review the Double Fine adventure game Broken Age; and finally, Shaun catches up with Clancy Brown and director J.T. Petty for a look at their comedy/horror movie Hellbenders.
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The Lab with Leo Laporte
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Sean Carruthers has a roundup of new digital SLR cameras, Amber MacArthur (via Skype) discusses a new social networking Website called Pownce, Zack Rosenberg shows us how to get in shape with an online fitness community, and Ryan Yewell shows you how to encrypt and password protect your text files.
Topics: The Lab With Leo Laporte, Leo Laporte
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We investigate the new season of Sherlock with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman; Miri finds out what to expect in the new 3D shooter Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare; Victor tells us about the movies hitting theatres this week in the Sonar; Shaun and Marissa review the new game based on the hit Cartoon Network series Regular Show; and finally, Mega Man and Dead Rising creator Keiji Inafune tells us about one of his latest games, Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z.
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We catch up with the primates behind Dawn of the Planet of the Apes; Jose examines the future of Halo with franchise development director Frank O'Connor; Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime tells us about the new amiibo toys coming to the Wii U and 3DS; Vic and Marissa review the new movie Deliver Us from Evil; and finally, Shaun finds out what to expect from the new game One Piece: Unlimited World Red just in time for its North American debut.
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We go behind the scenes of The Dark Knight Rises to learn more about the film’s characters; Jose has a complete overview of the San Diego Comic-Con; Jose webs Spider-Man: Ends Of The Earth and more new comics in the Sonar; we get new details on the live-action web series Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn; Shaun heads to game maker DrinkBox Studios to check out the upcoming side-scroller Guacamelee; and finally, Jose finds out how facial recognition technology is coming to EverQuest II with the...
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The Lab with Leo Laporte
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In this episode Steve Gibson discusses the mixed blessing of Windows Vista digital rights management and JD “Illiad” Frazer takes a look at how the Internet has changed the world of cartooning.
Topics: The Lab With Leo Laporte, Leo Laporte
The Lab with Leo Laporte
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In this episode, Molly Stanberry gives some tips for women in online media, Tris Hussey blogs from his cellphone, and Sean has a cool gadget for looking at the stars.
Topics: The Lab With Leo Laporte, Leo Laporte
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We tell you everything you need to know about Breaking Dawn – Part 2; Miri catches up with Eric Idle, Billy Connolly, Eddie Izzard, and Sophie Winkleman for details on their hilarious new musical What About Dick?; Jose heads to a blocky version of Middle-earth with Lego The Lord of the Rings producer David Abrams; Jose has Black Ops 2, Epic Mickey 2, and more new console and portable games in the Sonar; Shaun finds out how the stories of J.K. Rowling are coming to life in the augmented...
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Marissa has a look at new technology from Ford that will allow cars to talk to each other and drive themselves; Jose catches up with Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson to find out how they’re bringing their hit webseries Broad City to television; Marissa tells us about the latest console and portable games in the Sonar; Marissa and Shaun have a review of the new fitness game Wii Fit U; and finally, Machete Kills has landed on Blu-ray, so Danny Trejo, director Robert Rodriguez and others tell us...
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Briana has a profile of Double Negative, a visual effects studio that helped bring the Martian world of John Carter to life; Shaun gets all the details on the futuristic MMO shooter Firefall; Jose has Kick-Ass 2, Wonder Woman, and more new comics in the Sonar; Jose unsheathes all the info on the English-language version of the Japanese game Way of the Samurai 4; we’ve got three iOS applications that will help you have a great night out on the town in The App Map; and finally, Miri catches up...
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This episode, Todd Keeler talks about the challenges in realistic replication of smoke and water effects in 3D simulations, Sean Carruthers shows off a small assortment of new VoIP handsets, Kris Krug talk about new free WiFi initiative in Vancouver, and Ryan shows off a free file that turns your mouse’s scroll wheel into a volume control.
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In this episode, Jeff Macpherson turns video footage of Matt and Kate into an epic gunbattle using post-production, Kate Abraham shows off notebook bags aimed at the ladies, Akash Sablok shows off gadgets designed to help around the office, and Ryan Yewell shows off a free file that will help you place furniture in your rooms.
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We go behind the scenes of the new movie Hitchcock, about what happened behind the scenes of Psycho; Miri catches up with EP Daily pal Scoot McNairy to find out what it was like working on the new Brad Pitt movie Killing Them Softly; Jose gets his hands on the NeoGeo X Gold, a portable version of the 90s console that comes pre-loaded with twenty classic games; Victor has Life of Pi, Rise of the Guardians, and more new movies in the Sonar; Briana gets an overview of the gameplay and weapons in...
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On this show Jason Kapalka of Pop Cap games talks about the challenges of designing games for cell phones, Zak Greant helps us to get organized (and stay organized), Craig Syverson talks about Apple’s new iWork ’08 business suite, Ryan Yewell shows off a free version of an ancient strategy game, and Sean Carruthers shows a gadget that adds extra HDMI ports to your home theatre setup.
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We go behind the scenes of Runner, Runner with Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck; Jose finds out why you’ll need brains in order to survive the new zombie game Dying Light; Shaun tells us about the latest Blu-rays landing this week in the Sonar; Vic and Scott hack and slash their way through the console version of Diablo III; and finally, Jose takes a look at the new Xbox 360 edition of the hit PC game World of Tanks.
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We take a look back at the biggest stories of the year, including the battle between the PS4 and Xbox One; we get a behind the scenes look at the fifth season of Community; Scott raps with the cast and crew of the new animated TV series Chozen; Vic and Scott break out the 3DS for a review of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds; and finally, Miri sits down with Matt Damon, Sharlto Copley, and director Neill Blomkamp to discuss the social themes of Elysium just in time for its Blu-ray...
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Shaun cleans up the cosmos with the stars of the Geek and Sundry webseries Space Janitors; Jose gets a new look at Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel; we take a look back at the original Borderlands game in our EP Classic segment; and, Steve and Raju take us for a ride with their review of Forza Horizon 2.
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Jose tracks down the creative director behind the new online game Battleborn; we find out what's new in the EverQuest spin-off Landmark; we talk with the makers of the very first EverQuest game in our EP Classic segment; Vic and Marissa review the new David Fincher movie Gone Girl; and finally, Scott sits down with Deadly Premonition creator Hidetaka Suehiro to uncover the secrets of his latest game D4.
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On this show, Cali Lewis takes a look at Nokia’s N800, Kris Krug talks about protecting your online identity in Facebook, Tris Hussey demonstrates TechSmith’s new project called “Jing” and Ryan has a jewel to analyze and adjust your MP3s to a specified target volume.
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This show has David Repa installing Linux on an old pc, Mr. Excel, Bill Jelen with tips for teachers and Kris Krug has photo website suggestions.
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Alex Lindsay gives an overview of the biggest conference for TV and Radio (NAB), Cole Benoit demonstrates how to produce music on a budget and download a free computer utility software program for Mac OS X.
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In this episode, Duncan Ayre explains what the Canadian Military does with the information they gather, Chris Pirillo shows off some Websites that allow you to encode your media without downloading any software and Ryan Yewell plays a couple of very addictive Flash based browser games.
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We find out how the Bourne series is being reborn with a behind the scenes look at The Bourne Legacy; Jose gets new details on the characters, story, and multiplayer of the open-world crime game Sleeping Dogs from producer Dan Sochan; Briana has Full Metal Jacket, Spaceballs, and more new Blu-rays in the Sonar; Jose catches up with PlanetSide 2 senior art director Tramell Isaac to get intel on the design and gameplay elements of the sci-fi MMO; Miri meets the lead actors of the controversial...
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Miri takes us back to the early 90s with the makers of The To Do List; Miri also gets an early look at the characters and story of Ender’s Game; Shaun heads to Duckburg to see DuckTales Remastered; Briana has the latest TV news in the Sonar; Jose catches up with the makers of Adventure Time and Regular Show; Victor and Scott sink their claws into The Wolverine; and finally, Marissa discovers why Rogue Legacy is a new kind of lite RPG.
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Miri has a close encounter with Noah Wyle and the rest of the cast from Falling Skies for an early look at season three; Victor gets new details on the PlayStation Vita game Killzone: Mercenary; Scott catches up with 8-bit artist Michael Edward Miller to check out his work based on the classic game Punch-Out; Briana has the latest TV news in the Sonar; Miri takes a look at the British political thriller Shadow Dancer, with Clive Owen and Gillian Anderson; Miri and Ben review Now You See Me; and...
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We get a behind the scenes look at The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug; Scott has an overview of the new PlayStation game Doki-Doki Universe; Marissa gets her hands on some cool new Samsung gadgets that you might want this holiday season; Jose and Tom review the Xbox One exclusive Ryse: Son of Rome; and finally, Jose catches up with the writer behind the side-scrolling shooter Mercenary Kings.
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Shaun catches up with the creators of The Venture Bros; Marissa takes a look at the character classes, weapons, and vehicles in Destiny; Jose learns how to speak Dothraki and transforms into a White Walker from Game of Thrones; Shaun finds out what's new in Stronghold Crusader 2; Vic and Marissa review the new RPG Divinity: Original Sin; and finally, Jose gets his hands on the new game Zombie Killer Squad.
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Victor has the latest on the third season of House of Cards in the Rundown; we hear from Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris producer Robert Siwiak; Shaun returns to Logitech headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland for a look at how they test all their gadgets; Victor catches up with Guardians of the Galaxy screenwriter Nicole Perlman; and, Scott and Marissa review the new Michael Keaton movie Birdman.
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The Xbox One is finally here, so we’ve got a look at the launch titles LocoCycle, Dead Rising 3, and Ryse: Son of Rome; Vic and Scott give us their review of the new console; and finally, if you need a break from the Xbox One, Marissa gets a full tour of Mario Party: Island Tour for the 3DS.
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Get ready for a behind the scenes look at Saving Mr. Banks, the new Disney movie that offers a behind the scenes look at Mary Poppins; Jose gets an overview of Infamous: Second Son with game director Nate Fox; Marissa tells us about the biggest games to expect in 2014; Shaun and Raju compare the next gen and last gen versions of Assassin’s Creed IV; and finally, we go behind the scenes of the intense drama Prisoners with Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal just in time for its Blu-ray debut.
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On this show, Randal L. Schwartz teaches kids to program with Scratch, Cali Lewis enables Wi-FI on her digital camera, and Andre Charland shows off RobotReplay.
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Jayson Thiessen & Kevin Gamble illustrate how ‘George of the Jungle’ was created entirely in Flash, Alex Lindsay shows how to create podcasts using Ubercaster and download a free photo editing program.
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On this show, Ray Maxwell teaches how to sharpen your images, Michael Fergusson & Paul Prescod explain how to design a successful Web app, and Randal L. Schwartz uses Quartz Composer to create iTunes visualizers.
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Jose hits the ice with NHL 15 producer Sean Ramjagsingh; Shaun tracks down the people behind Robot Chicken to find out what it's like making the show; Victor tells us about the new movies hitting theatres this week in the Sonar; Vic and Marissa review the new animated movie Batman: Assault on Arkham; and finally, Vic shows us what went down this year at the high tech SIGGRAPH conference.
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Marissa has an exclusive chat with the people behind the Dead Rising movie; we go behind the scenes of the new Robert Downey, Jr. movie The Judge; we get hellish with a look at the new Saints Row game Gat Out of Hell; Steve and Shaun construct a review of the next-gen version of Minecraft; and finally, Shaun talks with the makers of the new movie The Editor, which pays homage to the gory Italian “giallo” films of the 1970s.
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