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Google’s new ATAP movie moves when you move in a virtual vehicle

Google’s new ATAP movie moves when you move in a virtual vehicle

Just the latest in a series of "360 Google Spotlight Stories" is a vision called Pearl, released to YouTube in its entirety this morning. This video comes from Oscar award-winning director Patrick Osborne, known for his work on movies like Wreck It Ralph, Big Hero 6, Tangled, and Bolt. This video is by far the most complicated 360 video released by the group - but not the most jarring. This video can be viewed in full interactive 360 on Android or iOS.

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Facebook Live Map shows what’s playing and who’s watching

Facebook Live Map shows what’s playing and who’s watching

If you're keen on watching a Facebook Live Video but don't have any in particular in mind, you can check out Facebook's interactive live video map to see who is streaming. The map automatically pulls up a notable livestream that has a bunch of viewers, and also shows where a video is being watched using threads that connect a video visually with dots on the locations of its viewers.

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Brace yourself: there’s a new ‘Ghostbusters’ trailer

Brace yourself: there’s a new ‘Ghostbusters’ trailer

The new Ghostbusters movie will be in theaters soon, and ahead of that premiere comes a new trailer. Don't worry -- it's not terrible, though it's getting a bunch of hate anyway. The dark and brooding music is gone, replaced with the nostalgic tune we all love (it seems Sony learned from that fan edit). A bunch of clips from the first trailer are present, but there's a lot of new material, too.

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Watch Android Instant Apps run on KitKat

Watch Android Instant Apps run on KitKat

This afternoon Google introduced Android Instant Apps, a system with which Android apps will be able to open as quick as a web link. With this system, developers will be able to present just tiny pieces of the apps they've already made. Users will be able to see just one part of an app without having to download the whole thing. Easy and smooth - and backwards compatible. This system will be released into the wild as soon as Google's done working on it - which doesn't appear to be all that long from now.

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Battlefield 1 trailer analysis reveals more WWI historical accuracy than expected

Battlefield 1 trailer analysis reveals more WWI historical accuracy than expected

Battlefield 1 took the FPS world by surprise a little over a week ago, with its debut trailer revealing a World War I setting, albeit with a sort of alternate timeline take on things. While some gamers were surprised that developer DICE would take its flagship series so far back in time when all the other war games have moved on to modern and futuristic settings, the history buffs on YouTube channel The Great War went with the flow and instead made a detailed breakdown of the trailer's historical accuracy.

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New Star Wars: TFA movie footage explores Maz’s Castle in brief

New Star Wars: TFA movie footage explores Maz’s Castle in brief

With a bit of support from the new "The Star Wars Show" and to give a boost to the "Jabba Flow" music track, Lucasfilm has released additional The Force Awakens footage. This is a clip that's basically pickups - or B-roll. Extra footage. Stuff they might have used to show more diversity in aliens in Maz Kanata's castle if the need would have arisen. As it is now, it's just a bit of extra video that's not available on the DVD. More, I tell you, more!

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Man knocks drone out of the sky by throwing a spear at it

Man knocks drone out of the sky by throwing a spear at it

Drones are fun and all, but critics raise two big concerns: potential safety issues (remember the toddler who lost his eye?), and potential privacy violations. The latter, whether real or perceived, has caused quite a ruckus at times -- an entire legal case revolved around someone shooting a drone out of the sky, for example. Arguably the most interesting takedown to date, though, involves a Russian man and his spear.

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Drive up to Colorado’s huge tornado with this 360-degree video

Drive up to Colorado’s huge tornado with this 360-degree video

Want some of the thrills of heart-stopping adventure without, you know, the higher-than-typical odds of dying? Enter a new 360-degree video that shows storm chasers with a 360-degree video camera getting up close and personal with a big tornado in Wray, Colorado. The tornado just struck the other day and will live forever in the form of a surprisingly calm, entirely unnerving video 'near' the tornado's base.

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Mercury Transit sets planet against our sun

Mercury Transit sets planet against our sun

This morning the planet Mercury passed between our planet and our Sun, allowing us to see its silhouette with clarity. This is one of about 13 times the planet passes between ours and the sun per century - the last time this happened, you probably didn't have a smartphone - back in 2006. The image you see above comes from NASA and was captured by Bill Ingalls. NASA has also provided a time-lapse video showing the passing of the planet across the face of our sun.

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“The Empire Strikes Back” intro done in James Bond style somehow works

“The Empire Strikes Back” intro done in James Bond style somehow works

Two of the most iconic movie franchises in the world are James Bond and Star Wars. Each of these franchises is well known for opening sequences that follow the same formula for every film. Star Wars has its opening crawl with worlds that set up what the movie is going to be about. Bond films on the other hand always have a song that goes with the title of the movie and lots of naked ladies in the shadows.

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GoPro on rocket captures stunning videos in near-space

GoPro on rocket captures stunning videos in near-space

UP Aerospace Inc launched a 20ft. SL-10 rocket into space last November, and it did so with a GoPro action camera strapped to the side. That video was recently showcased by GoPro, showing stunning views of “near-space” as it reached an altitude of about 396,000 feet. In it, we see incredible views of Earth, space, and the rocket itself as its blasts free of its first stage.

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See SpaceX land a rocket at sea in 360-degree video

See SpaceX land a rocket at sea in 360-degree video

Back in early April, Elon Musk's SpaceX finally achieved its goal of landing its reusable Falcon 9 rocket on a drone ship at sea. Shortly after, the space agency shared some impressive photos of the landing, but now they've gone one step further and released an amazing 360-degree video of the event. The footage gives you a first-hand look at what it would be like to stand on the floating platform as the rocket touches down above you.

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