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How Facebook plays 360-degree keep-away from YouTube

How Facebook plays 360-degree keep-away from YouTube

This afternoon Facebook launched its 360-degree video initiative, and with it a brand new security measure to keep content exclusive. Facebook's 360-degree video feature is much like YouTube's very similar 360-degree video feature. Once you're watching a video, you're inside a sphere of content, able to turn any direction to see a different angle on your environment. The big difference here between the two services is the way they execute and display a flat video file made spherical - in effect making both services mutually exclusive.

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Ford Focus RS to get multi-part, behind-the-scenes documentary

Ford Focus RS to get multi-part, behind-the-scenes documentary

Ever wonder what the process of designing and developing a sports car is like? Well, Ford is soon going to give viewers interested in the new Focus RS a look behind the curtain, as they've announced a multi-part, behind-the-scenes documentary for the vehicle, titled "Rebirth of an Icon." Ford explains the video series will reveal to story behind the performance model of its four-door coupe, including the design, premiere, and testing process.

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Epic VR documentary asks: “what is virtual reality?”

Epic VR documentary asks: “what is virtual reality?”

This week the folks at Epic Games have debuted their first documentary series for the virtual reality environment. Not IN the virtual reality realm, but about it. In service to virtual reality, this series of videos will show the world what virtual reality is all about. The first episode goes by the name "A Sense of Presence: What is Virtual Reality?" and attempts to answer just that - in a very short span of time. One of the most major doors VR still needs to unlock for most people is a simple understanding of what this technology is - this video attempts to be the first key.

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BBC to come to USA via Netflix-style service

BBC to come to USA via Netflix-style service

The BBC will soon have a Netflix-style streaming service in the United States, so said the Lord Hall of Birkenhead, the BBC’s director-general earlier today. This internet-based service will bring BBC-made content to the United States in a subscription-based model service. This will be done, suggested Lord Hall, in order to "raise commercial income to supplement the license fee so we can invest as much as possible in content for U.K. audiences."

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Kermit and Miss Piggy have Emmy lunch with Audi

Kermit and Miss Piggy have Emmy lunch with Audi

This week the 2015 Audi-sponsored Television Academy teaser for the Emmys has been released, complete with Muppets. This video has Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, as well as a number of Emmy nominees, all participating in an extremely, extremely dry bit of humor. This is how the Muppets grow up and become adult-funny, just about as far away from slapstick as possible.

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Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 trailer released with new poster

Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 trailer released with new poster

This morning the first full trailer for The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 was released. This trailer was joined by a new poster for the film, one featuring Kaniss Everdeen looking away to the future with the mockingjay on her shoulder. Expect much propaganda. Expect much confusion on which side of the battle the good people are on. This film is going to have more blood than the previous films.

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Kit Harington talks Jon Snow’s Game of Thrones future in interview

Kit Harington talks Jon Snow’s Game of Thrones future in interview

Actor Kit Harington spoke in an interview on his role as Jon Snow in the HBO series Game of Thrones this week. In said interview, he spoke of how big the series has been in his life, what an important role he has in the show, and what it'll mean for him when his time is over. The first paragraph of this article includes no spoilers on purpose - you'll have to read on to get to the juicy parts, if you do so dare.

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Ultimate Gun Game: all the guns, one FPS

Ultimate Gun Game: all the guns, one FPS

Corridor Digital have released a video showing a video game called "Ultimate Gun Game", one in which every famous game-based gun is included. Many guns are included, I should say - not EVERY gun. That'd be too many guns. Instead we've got just the important guns. The Portal Gun, for instance. And many of the most devastating overpowered guns from the strangest first-person shooters in the history of the genre, all included in one live-action video for your entertainment.

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Check out Audi’s incredible OLED-packed e-tron quattro cockpit

Check out Audi’s incredible OLED-packed e-tron quattro cockpit

As the dashboard wars gather pace, Audi isn't willing to leave all the innovation to Apple and Google, delivering a high-tech OLED paradise in the e-tron quattro concept. The electric SUV - which not only promises a 300+ mile range, but also includes a new fast-charging mode that takes less than an hour to rejuice - takes the Audi Virtual Cockpit to its next-gen level, embedding unusually-shaped screens into not only the dash but the door trim, too.

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Epson 9900 printer discovered to waste nearly 20% of ink cartridges

Epson 9900 printer discovered to waste nearly 20% of ink cartridges

We've long known that the pricing and value of printer ink cartridges are a scam, but one Seattle print shop has revealed just how bad the situation is, and how evil printer companies can be. One would think that will how expensive cartridges can be, they'd at least get close to being empty before needing replacement. It seems that's not the tactic Epson employs with its professional-grade 9900 printer. Bellevue Fine Art has made a video that show just how much ink is left in a cartridge when it's determined to be empty.

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Veteran Disney animator Glen Keane shows how VR and art mix

Veteran Disney animator Glen Keane shows how VR and art mix

Glen Keane, son of Bil Keane, is an American animator who, among other things, is a Disney veteran who helped bring us movies like Aladdin and The Little Mermaid. In a beautiful video, Keane takes us through many things: he touches, briefly, on his own father's animation, then his art and what it means to him, his time at Disney, his process and more. He narrates the video with wonderful candor, but then takes it one step further and dons a VR mask.

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