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3D Video Recording, 3D Trailers and Netflix Streaming Coming to Nintendo 3DS

3D Video Recording, 3D Trailers and Netflix Streaming Coming to Nintendo 3DS (photo)

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Perhaps jealous of the attention Apple would surely be getting at their iPad 2 press event today, Nintendo turned their keynote into a big commercial for the 3DS. The stereoscopic handheld debuted over the weekend in Japan to impressive numbers, selling more than 350,000 units in two days.

Among the things they announced was 3D movie recording with the device’s dual cameras, a short-form video service and place-shifting functionality for Netflix streaming between 3DS and the Wii. You can start watching a film on the handheld and continue on the TV.

3DS owners will also have access to a download hub for short-form 3D videos. It’s unclear if this will be a repository for user-created video or if the content will come from somewhere else. Finally, 3DS will have a dedicated site for streaming 3D movie trailers, too. Many of these features won’t be available at launch but will come with a global firmware update in late May.

Even though Nintendo said over and over again that the 3DS is a device primarily dedicated to gaming, it’s clear that they’re trying to position it as a viable gadget for creating and viewing 3D content. 3D’s still a big gamble to organize an entire device around but Nintendo’s already got a rabid fan base that will likely snatch up their newest offering when it comes out on March 27th.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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