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The point of a product like the Oculus Rift is to immerse its user like never before - they're put "into' the action. For gaming, the experience a good VR product offers can be nothing short of spectacular, but truthfully, it's not only games that can benefit from an increased level of immersion. Up to this point, we've seen different VR solutions for film, but for the most part, they've been a way to dominate your entire field-of-vision with video, rather than pit you in a 3D environment. That's something Dreamworks wants to change. At a recent Samsung conference, Dreamworks unveiled "Super Cinema", a technology that aims to deliver the robust CGI movies that its customers are familiar with... Read more...
Tablets that are built with children in mind are far from being a new idea, but if I were a parent, I couldn't imagine dealing with the chore of figuring out which one was actually worth it. It's not just the hardware that matters, but software, like most other mobile devices. No one likes picking up a new tech product only to have the vendor behind it largely ignore it. Software updates can help turn a decent device into a fantastic one. With its DreamTab, set to be unveiled at next week's CES, DreamWorks aims to deliver a kid-targeted tablet that delivers on both the hardware and software fronts. It goes without saying that DreamWorks definitely has the content side of things covered, so the... Read more...
Chin up kids, it's time to wipe away those tears for the loss of Spongebob, Dora the Explorer, and all the rest of Viacom's entities that skipped ship over to Amazon's Prime Instant Video service. There's still plenty of kid-friendly content on Netflix, especially now that the big daddy of streaming media inked a multi-year deal with DreamWorks, a partnership that's been in the works for several years now. The agreement marks the largest deal for original first-run content in Netflix history, and is also the first time DreamWorks Animation's characters will be introduced into the television market as a branded collected, Netflix says. It includes over 300 hours of new programming, including brand... Read more...
Netflix may have taken some seriously flack earlier in the month for the spin-off of their DVD rental business, but it looks like it's back to good news today. Well, sort of. The company just landed a deal with DreamWorks Animation -- a multi-year premium pay-TV window agreement that stands solely in the U.S. for now. It will enable Netflix streaming customers to enjoy DreamWorks' animated library at home, and it's huge for the service. Netflix will be the exclusive subscription television service for first-run feature films and select television specials from DreamWorks Animation, but the downside is the wait. Although this is being announced now, the deal doesn't begin until 2013. Beginning... Read more...