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by Paula Bernstein
July 25, 2013 12:51 PM
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5 Daily Tech Stories That Filmmakers (And Film Fans) Need to Read: Crowdsourced Subtitles, Google Chromecast and More

Neil Gaiman's "Wayward Manor" Mashable

1. Google Chromecast: Chromecast, Google's attempt to compete with Apple TV, went on the market yesterday. The pocket-size device works with Netflix, YouTube, Google Play Movies & TV and Google Play Music, with more apps including Pandora coming soon, according to Variety. If you buy Chromecast before the end of the year, you are eligible for three free months of Netflix. Woohoo!

2. Viki: Heard of Viki, the international free video site? If not, check it out. Based in Singapore, the company crowdsources subtitles so that language doesn't limit the videos you can watch (and understand). Its community of subtitlers translates Viki-licensed videos into 150 languages, according to TheNextWeb.com.

3. Nexus 7 Streams HD: Google has unveiled its new tablet, the Nexus 7. It's the first tablet that supports Netflix's upgraded Android app, which delivers 1080p HD video for select titles, according to Variety. We're still waiting to watch HD on an iPad, so come on, Apple, and get with the program.

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4. Amazon Cloud Drive: You can now upload videos to Amazon's cloud using the Amazon Cloud Drive Photos application; until now, it was limited to uploading photos. The videos are restricted to 2 GB in size or 20 minutes in length, according to TechCrunch. Still, it could come in handy since uploaded videos can be played back to any device.

5. Neil Gaiman: Attention, Neil Gaiman fans. The best-selling author just announced he is launching his first video game, "Wayward Manor," a ghost story set on a Gothic New England estate. "It's light hearted, it's goofy, it's nice to flip points of view," Gaiman told Mashable. He also said that he was inspired by films like "Arsenic and Old Lace" and "The Man Who Came To Dinner."

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