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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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Skype translation service rolls out in preview form

Skype translation service rolls out in preview form

Chatting with someone of a different language can be a daunting task, but technology is bridging the language barrier daily. Google has their translation service, which serves as a robust tool for travelers, but what about calls? Skype has begun testing their own translation features on Windows 8.1. Not only for voice calls, Skype will have translation available for video chats as well. The features are still in testing, and Microsoft is looking for brave (hopefully bilingual, we’re sure) folks who are willing to help it along.

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Nixie personal drone wins with Intel: coming your way soon

Nixie personal drone wins with Intel: coming your way soon

There's nothing impersonal about a little drone that attaches to your wrist then releases, flying, following you whenever you like. It's like having a personal assistant whose one purpose is watching everything you do. And streaming it. Capturing it for the whole world to see, followed by a return to your wrist to rest. We think it's an improbable device, but one that'd be amazing if realized - Intel thinks so too.

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DROID Turbo VS Moto X: Camera Tests

DROID Turbo VS Moto X: Camera Tests

It's time to do battle. The DROID Turbo and the Moto X (2014 edition) are ready to rumble in the Camera jungle. What you're going to be seeing here are two devices that are both being carried by Verizon right this minute, both of them made by Motorola, both of them positioned as heroes and headliners. They're very similar - but there can only be one king. Will it be the Moto X with a 13-megapixel camera at its back, or the DROID Turbo with 21-megapixels on its rear?

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Halo 2 Documentary released for Xbox One and Xbox 360

Halo 2 Documentary released for Xbox One and Xbox 360

Along with the anniversary of the release of Halo 2 comes the release of a documentary for Xbox One and Xbox 360 users that allows them to see the making of the Anniversary Edition of the game. Halo 2 is coming in a pack with the rest of the Halo games in The Master Chief Collection - but before that's released to the public, it's time for that doc. Everyone who owns an Xbox 360 or and Xbox One can have a peek at this video in full for free.

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Instagram starts displaying video ads in stream

Instagram starts displaying video ads in stream

Ads in your Instagram feed are nothing new, but video ads? That’s happening. Instagram has gone ahead and made video ads live in your feed, but don’t panic — it’s not as bad as it seems. Though you’ll have ads forced upon you, they won’t be the same boring routine you’re used to. Instagram is taking steps to ensure the ads on their platform are different, and make sense for the culture. Their hands-on approach might just result in the best advertising you’ll ever see, too.

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YouTube now shows newer HD videos at 60fps

YouTube now shows newer HD videos at 60fps

Spoiler alert: I’m about to ruin YouTube for you. There’s a video below, and once you see it, things might not be the same for you. YouTube is now displaying HD video at a full 60 frames-per-second. The previous 30 frames-per-second rate is still around for most video, but this is the start of something pretty eyeball boggling. Google has toyed with this before, but now that they’ve released the 60fps beast, there’s no turning back.

Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Final Trailer released with early tickets

Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Final Trailer released with early tickets

Behold, the final trailer before the release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. Today is a day of video trailers, that's for certain. This trailer is called "Burn" for short, and leads the way in the collection of trailers, teasers, and special video spots created for a tremendous campaign for this big-time movie. This trailer features lots, and lots of action. And it's especially loud. Also beware of spoilers if you've not read the books. This trailer makes little effort to conceal them.

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