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Google, Netflix, Amazon team for one video format to rule them all

Google, Netflix, Amazon team for one video format to rule them all

This week the Alliance for Open Media was launched in hopes of bringing a single open format to video streaming services worldwide. This single format would be adoptable by all, and given the members of the alliance that've announced their allegiance so far, this Alliance is going to be adopted by the biggest of the big. Founding members of the Alliance include Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel Corporation, Microsoft, Mozilla and Netflix. If there were a group of technology leaders able to make this format happen, it's this one.

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Halo 5 opening cinematic: watch now

Halo 5 opening cinematic: watch now

This morning the opening cinematic video for Halo 5 has been released for the public. This cinematic was created by a collection of the top minds in the video game industry, including leaders from AXIS Animation, Profile Studios, and Warner Bros. Video FX have been done by AXIS Animation while audio was handled by Warner Bros. Post Production Services and the 343 Industries Audio Team. This cinematic comes from Halo 5: Guardians, a game that'll be available on October 27th, 2015 for Xbox One.

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This Madden NFL 16 ad has dancing, dinosaurs, and “Al Pacino”

This Madden NFL 16 ad has dancing, dinosaurs, and “Al Pacino”

Today you're going to witness an awe-inspiring video spot for the next Madden football video game. This video bounces off the last super-absurd ad spot for the game, bringing in a couple of headband-wearing muscle masters to answer the call of a madman, who's kidnapped our hero's girlfriend. They've got to train, and train hard. They've got to get so good at the game that they can't lose. It's kind of like Athene the world's greatest paladin, but not quite as dramatic.

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Real life first-person zombie shooter pops up on Chatroulette

Real life first-person zombie shooter pops up on Chatroulette

Turns out, if you still use Chatroulette, the website that matches you and your webcam up with a random stranger, you may not always be shown someone doing something obscene. You might just get thrown into a real life first person shooter (FPS), with you in control of someone trying fight off zombies. That's exactly what happened when random users were paired with the British film production crew Realm Pictures, who managed to create a live-action FPS that plays out in real-time right before viewers.

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YouTuber films Mad Max GoKart Paintball War in glorious 4K

YouTuber films Mad Max GoKart Paintball War in glorious 4K

Today the creative video maker Devin Super Tramp has released a tribute to the action film of the summer: Mad Max: Fury Road. This tribute is not just a bunch of dust-coated Warboys firing arrows at one another in cobbled-together monster machines, but something so much more wonderful. Instead of full-sized cars, this war is being fought with GoKarts. Instead of using full-sized machine guns, this tiny feature uses guns generally employed on paintball.

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Weaponized frisbee sports four scalpels, isn’t for playing

Weaponized frisbee sports four scalpels, isn’t for playing

You have probably seen at least one of YouTube user Joerg Sprave’s videos at some point or another — he has a lot involving slingshots, only they’re usually fun like the time when he used an entire christmas tree as ammo. Over the weekend he dropped a new video, but this one doesn't involve slingshots; rather, he took an ordinary frisbee and, using four scalpels attached to the plastic, turned it into a fascinating flying disc of unmitigated horror wonder.

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Comcast ‘Watchable’ video service tipped to rival YouTube

Comcast ‘Watchable’ video service tipped to rival YouTube

Comcast is working on a video service called 'Watchable' that will rival YouTube and other video platforms, say sources. It is possible the name of the service could change before it is officially launched, but the sources indicate that is only a slight possibility. Comcast has reportedly been courting big-name publishers, and will launch the service with content spanning topics from sports to comedy, and more. The service is said to launch in "the coming weeks," though a specific timeframe was not provided.

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Samsung Gear S2 revealed in teaser video at Note 5 event

Samsung Gear S2 revealed in teaser video at Note 5 event

This morning Samsung revealed the Samsung Gear S2, the company's first round-faced smartwatch. While the details on this device are scant, we can show you what it looks like. This device's specifications and release dates and pricing will be shown at IFA 2015 in Berlin at a Samsung event that'll take place on 9/3/2015. Until then we can have a peek at what's inside this device - software and some basic details on how the device will function.

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Eagle joins kangaroo, hawk in sky battle against drones

Eagle joins kangaroo, hawk in sky battle against drones

Most drones are equipped with cameras, and those cameras are excellent at capturing the assaults against the drone and its death spiral out of the sky. Nature itself hasn’t taken kindly to drones on more than one occasion — we’ve seen one drone get taken down by an apparently annoyed kangaroo after a drone wouldn’t stop being nosy, and we’ve seen a hawk swoop down and take a drone out of the sky. The latest video to surface is similar, but this time involves an eagle that decides to engage in a brief sky battle.

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Vine app might soon offer soundtrack feature

Vine app might soon offer soundtrack feature

Vine is that wonderful service filled with footage that loops like GIFs but that has the quality of an ordinary video, and a new apparent tease that has surfaced hints that, just maybe, those looping videos will one day include soundtracks added directly within the Vine app. The speculation follows a Vine video published earlier this afternoon by Twitter's United Kingdom Director Bruce Daisley -- it is simply titled "Test", and though it is an uninteresting video it has a very interesting addition.

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