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F.C.C. Eliminates Its Sports Blackout Rule, Rebuffing N.F.L.’s Push

The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to eliminate its sports blackout rule, which for nearly 40 years has prevented cable and satellite systems from televising some National Football League games. more »

AMC Joins Opposition to Crouching Tiger 2; IMAX Chief Urges Theaters to Reconsider

The No. 2 chain, AMC Entertainment, just joined other major exhibitors that say they won’t offer Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend on their IMAX screens next year when it simultaneously debuts on Netflix. more »

Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar to Open Two Days Early on IMAX

Christopher Nolan‘s Interstellar will blast off in IMAX theaters two days ahead of its wide release, co-producers Paramount and Warner Bros. said Wednesday. more »

Best to Worst: David Fincher’s Complete Music Videography Ranked

Before Fincher was an Oscar-nominated, immensely respected auteur, he was a Grammy-winning, immensely respected music video director. And he's now so recognized for his visual stylizations that we thought it might be fun to take a look back through his enormous back catalogue of music videos to see if we could spot elements of his nascent feature film talent. more »

Nikon Is Poised to Beat Canon at DSLR Video

Nikon, used to playing second-fiddle to Canon, is not going down without a fight, and their new batch of DSLRs is proof. more »

Annabelle Is Ready to Raise the Dead Horror Movie Box Office

Annabelle, the demon doll spinoff from last year's breakout hit The Conjuring, opens Friday, and analysts are projecting it will take in roughly $25 million for Warner Bros. and New Line over the weekend. That would easily be the top opening of the year for the genre. more »

Quentin Tarantino Reopens New Beverly, But Is 35mm Sustainable?

After temporarily shuttering its doors in late August, announcing takeover of theater programming and throwing digital out the window, celluloid defender Quentin Tarantino has reopened the New Beverly in Los Angeles. more »

David Fincher Will Direct All First-Season Episodes of HBO Series Utopia

David Fincher only occasionally sat in the director’s chair for a couple episodes of House of Cards, but he’s really taking the plunge with his next series. more »

Microsoft’s Next OS Is Windows 10, Will Ship in 2015

The company looks at the new number (yes, it oddly skipped a number) as an indication of the direction it's taking with the OS; Microsoft says it'll be "the most comprehensive platform ever," featuring a full range of products that'll be placed under the Windows 10 umbrella as part of "one tailored experience." more »

Why Are Some Hard Drives More Reliable Than Others?

Backblaze produced its first set of drive reliability figures at the end of 2013, when it had 27,134 hard drives plugged in. This new set of data, produced at the end of June 2014, tracks how those original hard drives are doing and the reliability of some newer drives, mostly the 4TB Seagate Desktop HDD.15 and HGST Megascale 4000.B. more »