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Apple Watch Review – Controversially compelling

Apple Watch Review – Controversially compelling

To call the Apple Watch polarizing is to do the splenetic depths of online argument around it an injustice. For the past few weeks I’ve been living in the eye of that storm, the contentious wearable on my wrist. I’ve worked with it. I’ve traveled with it. I’ve exercised with it. I drew the line at showering with it, though Tim Cook says that’s okay too. And all along the way - well, perhaps not in the shower - people have asked me that one question no other Apple product has faced to quite the same extent: is the Apple Watch really worth it?

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Marvel short videos to be developed by Maker Studios

Marvel short videos to be developed by Maker Studios

Long form video is the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of visual entertainment, but the Internet is packed full of short-form videos, and they provide seemingly endless snippets of amusement for a wide array of preferences. It isn't surprising, then, that many studios have cropped up that specialize solely in short-form videos, the kind you're likely to find on YouTube and Vimeo, and one such studio is Maker Studios. In a recent announcement, the company revealed it will be making some Marvel content.

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Designer makes (nearly) combat-ready Batsuit

Designer makes (nearly) combat-ready Batsuit

If you dream of spending your nights prowling the streets on the lookout for ne'er-do-wells, those dreams just got a little more real (but still aren't advisable): a designer has created a Batsuit that is able to withstand the combat situations a real-life Batman might get himself into, including assaults with blades and punches to the body. It isn't quite as stylish as the latest theatrical Batman suit, and you're not going to be repelling down buildings with it, but it is impressive nonetheless.

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3D Robotics drone teaser tips prosumer DJI rival

3D Robotics drone teaser tips prosumer DJI rival

With the controversy and FAA sparring about drones you'd be forgiven for thinking that nearly everyone was crowding the skies with quadcopters, but the reality is that UAVs are still relatively niche. 3D Robotics looks keen to change that, however, teasing a new model that looks to improve not only the aesthetics but ease-of-use, too. Sporting a stealthy color scheme that would make a covert Tac-Ops team proud, the unnamed drone could be 3D Robotics' answer to DJI's increasingly straightforward gadgets for aerial photographers.

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YouTube Autoplay rolls out, here’s how to turn it off

YouTube Autoplay rolls out, here’s how to turn it off

Websites get more traffic and, in some cases, more money, the longer you stay on their site and the more you get hooked on their content. On YouTube, that equates to watching more and more videos without having to stray away from the page. And what better way to do that than by enticing you video after video after video. That's right, YouTube's once experimental Autoplay feature is now rolling out to all users to keep you from getting bored, or escaping. Fortunately, it's easy to turn it off.

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NBCU tipped in standalone comedy subscription service effort

NBCU tipped in standalone comedy subscription service effort

For the longest time, cord-cutting (getting rid of cable) meant jumping through a lot of hoops and possibly resorting to less than kosher methods for getting one's entertainment fix. Networks have been slow to embrace technological changes, but now that consumers have moved in such a great mass toward the technology most convenient to them (mobile devices, primarily), some daring companies have decided to cater to them, and now the ball has begun rolling. Latest to contemplate launching a standalone subscription video service is NBCUniversal.

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Huawei Watch teased as luxury Android Wear option

Huawei Watch teased as luxury Android Wear option

The world clearly needs another circular smartwatch, and Huawei is hoping that its unimaginatively-titled Huawei Watch will be the one to end up on your wrist. Expected to make its official debut at Mobile World Congress 2015 on Sunday, but already previewed in a pair of videos, the Android Wear timepiece aims at the classier end of the scale, with a sleek stainless steel casing, minimal ornamentation, and of course that round touchscreen.

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YouTube adds video trimming tool for Android

YouTube adds video trimming tool for Android

When it comes to videos, everything about the sharing process is more difficult than their photo brethren. The troubles with them have gotten easier over the years, but after shooting a video, any edits that the footage needs are a cumbersome process for those without video-editing software -- and the trouble is amplified when the edits need to be made from a mobile device rather than a laptop. There are existing apps, of course, that try to simplify the process, but YouTube wants you to bypass those entirely.

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Netflix has another big content library reshuffle for next month

Netflix has another big content library reshuffle for next month

Astute Netflix users will have noted the big content changes that took place over the course of December -- the first of the month marked a lot of shows and movies disappearing and some new ones coming in to fill the void, followed by more additions over the course of the including (including another Original Series Marco Polo). It seems like that just happened, but the new year is moving quickly and another big content library reshuffle is just around the corner, set to kick off on March 1.

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Kid-friendly YouTube app coming February 23

Kid-friendly YouTube app coming February 23

It seems that Google is making good on its promise to have child-safe products this year, starting with probably the most engaging one of all: YouTube. USA Today reports that a colorful and limited new YouTube app will be debuting 23rd February to help give parents a bit of peace of mind, not to mention more control, over their kids' online viewing activities. And, of course, the app will be filled to the brim with contents that kids will love, or supposedly love, while keeping more mature videos out of the way.

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