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Facebook’s new live video feature takes on Periscope

Facebook’s new live video feature takes on Periscope

Facebook is testing a new major feature that pits it against Periscope, arguably the world’s most popular mobile live streaming platform. The feature, as you probably guessed, is live video streaming, allowing Facebook users to share real-time videos with their friends and the public. Joining live video is a new collage feature that groups photos and videos into "moments."

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Office 365 boosts Skype experiences and data analytics for businesses

Office 365 boosts Skype experiences and data analytics for businesses

Microsoft announces availability of a number of additions to voice, video, and meeting experiences in Office 356. This update includes "modernizations" of each of these modes of communication, all the while "saving companies substantial costs in their communication infrastructure." This means companies are being encouraged to drop their phones, drop their video meeting systems, and pick up Office 356's solutions instead. That means a fully operational Skype for Business experience, all within Office 365.

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Every single Star Wars The Force Awakens trailer [UPDATED]

Every single Star Wars The Force Awakens trailer [UPDATED]

Before the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lucasfilm and Disney wasted no time releasing trailer on top of trailer for the film. They began a little over a year before the film was set to premiere, showing off their very first teaser over Thanksgiving break. Then there was another, then a couple more, then the flood gates opened up. What follows is a collection of every single Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer released to the public - plus a few bonus bits and pieces.

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90,000 lumen LED flashlight could illuminate a baseball field

90,000 lumen LED flashlight could illuminate a baseball field

Sometimes you need to shed a little light on whatever you are doing, and other times you need to flood the entire area with light bright enough to cause a vampire to burst into flame. The latter is exactly what you can do with this DIY 1000W flashlight that makes 90,000 lumens of light.

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PM522 Washbear is first functional 3D-printed revolver

PM522 Washbear is first functional 3D-printed revolver

Though many places have taken action to make 3D-printing firearms illegal, there's still a thriving community of industrious designers who have tasked themselves with designing the perfect printed firearm. We've seen various prototypes of single-fire handguns; there's a new notable design being shown off, though, and this one comes in the form of a fully functional printed revolver.

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Watch fire tornado swirl and blaze in 4K slow-motion

Watch fire tornado swirl and blaze in 4K slow-motion

Fire tornados — they’ll all the fun and terror of a regular tornado, only coupled with a hellish blaze that promises to burn up whatever the tornado fails to teardown. We’ve all seen the video of a giant fire tornado formed in the midst of a wildfire, and there’s that one time a bunch of whiskey ended up in a twisting blaze during a severe storm. This latest fire tornado, though, is the result of a ring of box fans.

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YouTube pledges legal support for creators in copyright battles

YouTube pledges legal support for creators in copyright battles

Google's YouTube has announced a new program that aims to support creators on the service when they become the targets of copyright claims. In select cases, when a video creator is being unfairly targeted with copyright takedown requests when in fact their content is protected under "fair use" guidelines, YouTube says it will provide up to $1 million to cover legal costs in the event of a lawsuit. In addition, YouTube will keep the video in question live on the website as a sign of support.

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Cast live streams content to friends and family around the world at the same time

Cast live streams content to friends and family around the world at the same time

Friends and family might be scattered all over the world but you can still watch movies or other content as a group no matter where everyone is located with Cast. Cast is a device that is able to live stream and mirror any content from your device onto the devices of friends and family to be watched at the same time anywhere in the world.

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YouTube Kids app expands into UK, Canada and more

YouTube Kids app expands into UK, Canada and more

YouTube’s kid-friendly “YouTube Kids” app is now available to users located in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and Ireland. The app is available for both Android and iOS, and is designed to present children with content that is age-appropriate, getting kids established on the platform early while removing reasons for parents to worry.

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Microsoft brings Hyperlapse Pro time-lapse app to Mac

Microsoft brings Hyperlapse Pro time-lapse app to Mac

When Microsoft first unveiled its Hyperlapse software for creating smooth video time-lapses earlier this year, its mobile and desktop releases excluded Apple's platforms. That changes today, with Mac users now able to get in on the fun. Microsoft just launched Hyperlapse Pro for Mac, available to download from their website, giving Mac users the ability to create and stabilize long pieces of footage into a time-lapse video.

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Canon XA35 and XA30 camcorders utilize HD CMOS PROSensor

Canon XA35 and XA30 camcorders utilize HD CMOS PROSensor

Canon has announced a pair of new digital video cameras that are aimed directly at professional videographers called the XA35 and XA30. Both of the cameras use the new HD CMOS PROSensor. That new sensor makes both cameras portable and capable of capturing high-quality video in low light usage scenarios.

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DIY railgun launches projectiles with 950 pounds of force

DIY railgun launches projectiles with 950 pounds of force

Railguns were once the domain of science fiction and video games, but that has changed over the last few years with the US military working hard on developing railguns for ships and even vehicles. While this sort of weapon is still a ways from being field ready, a geek called Ziggy Zee has built his own man portable railgun from scratch.

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