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Facebook Say Thanks: prepare yourself

Facebook Say Thanks: prepare yourself

So you're all about the newest thing in the Facebook universe, right? You want to get in on all the newest software in the social networking globosphere as fast as possible, correct? You're in luck - we're got news for you. This is Facebook Say Thanks. It's a system in which you'll use Facebook to send a video to your best friend, thanking them for whatever you need to thank them for. Thank them for the Say Thanks video they just sent you, if you really want.

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Amazon Studios to roll out seven pilots early next year

Amazon Studios to roll out seven pilots early next year

Early next year Amazon Studios will be launching seven pilot episodes for several series that may then go on to become full series productions. As expected, the pilots -- and eventual series -- will be available to Amazon's subscribers via Prime Instant Video. There's a total of six pilots for fictional series, as well as one for the docuseries The New Yorker Presents, which will showcase the New Yorker's history in bite-sized documentary style episodes. We've got a rundown on each pilot for you after the jump.

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Yahoo buys BrightRoll, has largest video ad network

Yahoo buys BrightRoll, has largest video ad network

Yahoo is continuing their shopping spree, this time acquiring a video advertising network. Marissa Mayer and company have announced they’ve purchased BrightRoll for $640 million in cash. It’s an investment in video, one of Yahoo’s four “strategic pillars” as well as a “growth business” for the search-centric company. In announcing the acquisition, Yahoo is also attempting to re-brand what video is, calling is “display 2.0”, and something that can replace banner ads. BrightRoll makes Yahoo the largest video ad platform provider in the US.

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Looking For Group documentary relives 10 years of World of Warcraft

Looking For Group documentary relives 10 years of World of Warcraft

No, this isn't the much-awaited "Warcraft" film, of course, but it could very well be a stopgap filler while fans wait for almost two more years. At BlizzCon last weekend, fans celebrated the 10th anniversary of the now venerable MMORPG title World of Warcraft by watching a documentary that takes a look back at those years, both with fondness and perhaps even a bit of pain. "Looking For Group" takes a look behind and around the scenes, giving viewers a glimpse of the sub-culture that rose up around the MMO that started it all.

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Man rides rocket-powered bike to 207mph record

Man rides rocket-powered bike to 207mph record

The typical bike is powered by human legs, and some riders can go surprisingly fast on a bicycle. Typically riding down a steep hill is about as fast as most folks ever go on bike, but a man in France has ridden a bicycle fast enough to outrun a Ferrari. His name is François Gissy and he now holds the world record for riding a bike at 207mph.

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LEGO Ideas 9 and 10: Big Bang Theory and Birds

LEGO Ideas 9 and 10: Big Bang Theory and Birds

This week the folks at LEGO Ideas have made their next couple of sets known. These are sets originally created by fans of the LEGO universe who've submitted ideas for judgement by the public. Once the public votes and a certain number of positive votes are counted, the product goes to LEGO for judgement - these two newest sets have made it through to production. They include a learning "Birds" set and a set based on the television show The Big Bang Theory.

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What is Too Many Cooks? An 80’s fever dream explained in gifs

What is Too Many Cooks? An 80’s fever dream explained in gifs

There's nothing like a good Cartoon Network's Adult Swim video on a Friday morning to drive you completely bonkers. The video you're about to see is called "Too Many Cooks", and it was released without warning, without advertisement, without even a listing in any TV guide. It was shown once on Adult Swim in the wee hours of the morning earlier this week. It was only listed as an Infomertial, and it showed up at 4AM. Behold the absolute insanity that is this one-off.

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Tony Hawk’s YouTube-funded skateboard channel just did a 360

Tony Hawk’s YouTube-funded skateboard channel just did a 360

Skateboard veteran Tony Hawk's production company, 900 films, have teamed up with Complex media this month to expand their already-massive RIDE Channel into something much bigger. The YouTube-funded RIDE Channel is turning into a full 360 media brand, working with a new jump-off point, content, and the same aim - covering skateboard culture and nothing but. RIDE Channel originally launched in 2012 as a Premiere YouTube channel, and will now be working with Marc Ecko's Complex system for massive expansion well past the basic YouTube destination.

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Introducing Neals: one Nerd Rapper’s aim for a multimedia retrofuture

Introducing Neals: one Nerd Rapper’s aim for a multimedia retrofuture

Introducing Neals - an hour-long musical animated movie based on a Nerd Rap musical experience. It launches today. It's the 5th of November, and this date hasn't been chosen randomly. Just like the real Guy Fawkes Day, and previous celebrations, today was chosen by YT Cracker to exemplify the outline of the story he's attempting to tell. Introducing Neals is a "retrofuture," says Bryce Case JR, aka YT Cracker, a place where you'll hear the story of "the open source movement, hacktivism, government surveillance, and net neutrality with familiar 1980s tropes and familiar 1980s corniness."

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Drift Stealth 2 action cam: adaptable, rotatable, light

Drift Stealth 2 action cam: adaptable, rotatable, light

The smallest Drift action camera in the history of the Drift action camera lineup, the Drift Stealth 2 is a dead ringer for the company's 2013 release. Have a peek at our Drift HD Ghost Review from February of 2013 to see what that device was all about. The Drift Stealth 2 is "inspired by the popular Drift Ghost models" and comes to the market as "the most adaptable and convenient camera in its category." This device is small enough to fit in your pocket and powerful enough to capture 1080p video with ease.

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