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I Watched Hackers Pull Off A Real Life Ocean's 11 Heist 

The scene was set: a surveillance camera, a safe full of money in a Las Vegas casino, a pair of thieves with lock picking tools and a laptop. I watched in awe as the skinny geeks clipped wires and rewired the feed so that it would loop ad finitum. Basically, they recreated the climax of Ocean’s 11 before my very eyes.


The Best YouTube Channel For Film Nerds

OK, you’re reading Gizmodo, so there’s a good chance you’re a tech nerd. But are you a double-whammy tech and film nerd? If so, scope out CineFix, a YouTube channel brimming with videos about the movie world, from GCI to stunts to DIY 8-bit Hollywood remakes.


James Cameron Wants To See Better Filmmaking Drones

Camera-equipped drones swoop and shoot aerial shots for TV and movies with gorgeous Planet Earth grandeur. Now, director James Cameron’s backing a new contest in New Zealand to find drone designs to make the flying cameras even better-suited to Hollywood.


Basement Lion Is What Makes Los Angeles Great

Hollywood’s very own mountain lion is trapped in a basement right now. It’s a bizarre wildlife vs urbanisation conflict, but it’s also indicative of what makes this city so special: its nature.


All That Is Wrong With Hollywood In One Revealing Infographic

Originality is over in Hollywood, says this new infographic, and its verdict is irrevocable indeed. Based on United States box office records from 1975 to 2014, it counts all the original films which cracked the worldwide box office top 10 and compares it to the growing amount of sequels, reboots and franchises.


Citizenfour Awarded Oscar For Best Documentary In 2014

CITIZENFOUR, Laura Poitras’ riveting documentary about Edward Snowden’s efforts to shed light on gross surveillance abuses by the United States government and its partners, just won the 2014 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.


Game Lets You Hack The Mainframe Just Like In Jurassic Park

Every nerd born before 1990 knows the Jurassic Park hacking scene. “It’s a UNIX system — I know this!” Now, thanks to some nostalgic developers, you too can hack into the mainframe. A newly developed game mimics the 3D interface that Lex conquered to save everyone from the dinosaurs over 20 years ago. It’s pretty fun!


Cecil B. DeMille Kept A Wolf And Guns To Defend Against Edison's Thugs

Why did Southern California become the epicentre of the American film industry? The nice weather certainly helped. But there’s another element that modern Hollywood probably hopes you’d forget: Rampant piracy. Even though it was just the piracy of movie camera tech rather than the Jack Sparrow variety, there were plenty of real world bullets being discharged over it. Including bullets being aimed at the legendary director Cecil B. DeMille.


This Is The Main Cast Of Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs Biopic

Filming for the forthcoming — and much-troubled — Steve Jobs biopic started yesterday. With that came confirmation of the main cast that will feature in the film.


You'll Buy A VR Headset For The Movies, Not The Games

Smart people think that movies — not games — will be the first killer app for virtual reality. Maybe that’s why Oculus is poaching Pixar veterans for its very own virtual reality film studio, and showing off its very first film at Sundance this week.


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