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4chan creator moot hands leadership to team of three

4chan creator moot hands leadership to team of three

This afternoon 4chan creator and sole administrator Chris "moot" Poole spoke (and continues to speak, depending on when you're reading this article) on the whys and wherefores of his departure from the site. He's the creator of 4chan and has been the one and only non-volunteer owner and administrator of the site since it came into being. Today he spoke up a bit on who will be "taking his place" - or how that's not actually something that will happen, as it turns out.

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Here’s why rain smells, presented in slow-mo

Here’s why rain smells, presented in slow-mo

There's a word for the scent that comes with the rain after a long, warm period of dry weather - it's called Petrichor. This week, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have published a study - and a rather fascinating video - that shows how rain gives off this scent. Rain releases a smell much in the same way champagne releases its scent through bubbles - with tiny bursts of aerosols. Like miniature spray bottles aiming for your nose, raindrops are able to smell just like rain.

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Vessel Beta begins today: what is this “YouTube killer”?

Vessel Beta begins today: what is this “YouTube killer”?

This week the team at video-hosting company Vessel will begin their Beta. This Beta will be behind a line of users - a popular way to get people to get interested in your service these days - and eventually content will be behind a paywall. Videos on Vessel will be hosted for the public like YouTube or Vimeo, but there's a new concept onboard as well: a 72-hour exclusive window. For 72 hours before anyone else on the web is able to see, content creators will put their video up on Vessel for paying-only users.

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LEGO Movie Oscar snub: not a tragedy

LEGO Movie Oscar snub: not a tragedy

This morning it was made clear by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that The LEGO Movie wasn't up to snuff for their Oscars awards ceremony. The Oscars, previously known as The Academy Awards, have selected five (as always) nominees for Animated Feature Film including Big Hero 6, Song of the Sea, The Boxtrolls, The Tale of Princess Kaguya, and How to Train Your Dragon 2. Fear not though, LEGO lovers, the creators of the film aren't fretting - in fact, one of the two directors of the film has called this situation "not a tragedy."

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GoPro partnership will bring content to live TV

GoPro partnership will bring content to live TV

GoPro is announcing a partnership with Visilink to bring their content to live TV. The partnership will give GoPro wearers a small transmitter that will beam the footage out via TV. For now, don’t expect to be able to pop into your local Best Buy and pick the new dongle up, though. It’s meant for athletes and professional videographers, and GoPro says we’ll get our first glimpse of it at the Winter X Games in Aspen and “select” AMA Supercross events.

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superMHL A/V specification supports up to 8k video

superMHL A/V specification supports up to 8k video

A new audio/visual specification has been unveiled at CES 2015 called superMHL. This specification is a significant upgrade to the original MHL spec and will deliver higher resolution video and more power for charging among other things. SuperMHL can deliver 40W of power charging and supports up to 8k resolution video at 120 fps. The specification will allow users to link devices like smartphones, set-top boxes, Blu-ray players, AVRs, streaming media sticks, and other sources to TVs and displays.

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Sony Action Cam now packs 4K at 30fps

Sony Action Cam now packs 4K at 30fps

Sony, no stranger to innovative imaging devices and features, have re-dedicated themselves to the action camera market. At CES this week, Sony is rolling out two new action cameras, along with accessories and incoming software that will make their new action cams really useful for smartphone users. The AS200V Action Cam from Sony is a refresh of their Action Cam from last year, boasting improved image quality. Sony’s FDR-X1000V sets a new standard, offering up 4K video from a handheld action cam.

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Canon VIXIA HF R-Series camcorders arrive in March

Canon VIXIA HF R-Series camcorders arrive in March

Printers, PowerShot cameras, and a content hub -- all parts of Canon's CES 2015 offerings, and joining them are a trio of new VIXIA HR R-series camcorders, all of them similar in design but with their own unique flavors. There are several enhancements on board for this product line up, and among them is the promise of excellent low-light performance alongside the new high 57x zoom (all three models). Two of the models in particular also bring with them NFC and WiFi.

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Samsung pours Milk VR 360 video on its virtual reality headset

Samsung pours Milk VR 360 video on its virtual reality headset

This week Samsung is bringing VR video to its Virtual Reality headset Gear VR. With Milk VR, users are able to tap into 360-degree video files. This means that while you watch and move in space, you're able to turn your head left, right, up, and down, and see what's around you as you do so. For those of you without a VR headset, you'll be able to view Milk VR at Milk VR dot com - hold your mouse button down and drag to turn your head.

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