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YouTube adds basic video editing features

YouTube adds basic video editing features

YouTube unleashed an update today that adds some basic video editing features to its online video platform. Besides basic settings such as stabilization, brightness, contrast, and saturation, the update also offers special effects filters similar to those found on apps like Instagram.

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Blockbuster Attempts Neftlix Customer Thievery in Wake of Price Hikes

Blockbuster Attempts Neftlix Customer Thievery in Wake of Price Hikes

If you're not aware that Netflix is raising their prices in all sects, you're not a Netflix customer. On the other hand, you'd have to not be Netflix customer to give a hoot what Blockbuster was doing with their video plans. But that's just the plan Blockbuster has, to scoop up the Netflix customers who've recently left the movie rental group because of the rising prices they've recently revealed. What Blockbuster has here is a 30-day free trial of their normally $9.99 to $14.99 per month service known as Blockbuster Total Access.

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ASUS PadFone runs IE8? [Video gaffe]

ASUS PadFone runs IE8? [Video gaffe]

ASUS is mighty proud of its PadFone, but it seems in its hurry to get the prototype ready for Computex 2011 this week, some of the more unusual features have gone unmentioned: namely, the fact that Internet Explorer 8 apparently runs on the tablet. In what we're guessing is a mockup accident, the new ASUS "Behind the Scenes" video showing the PadFone's design journey shows Microsoft's IE8 getting some surfing playtime, where we'd normally expect to see the regular Android Honeycomb browser.

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Dieter Rams: Apple designs are “a compliment” [Video]

Dieter Rams: Apple designs are “a compliment” [Video]

Famed designer Dieter Rams has described how, rather than being offended by the oft-commented similarity in themes between Apple's hardware design and his own work, he takes it as a compliment that Jonathan Ives and the rest of the Apple team follow the same core tenets as he did. Speaking to Co.Design, Rams - whose uncomplicated and exceedingly elegant designs still managed to look fresh and modern, despite dating back several decades in some cases - recalled being approached while at a party by an indignant Philippe Starck claiming "Apple is copying you!"

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Windows Phone 7.1 Mango multitasking explained [Video]

Windows Phone 7.1 Mango multitasking explained [Video]

Microsoft has detailed the new multitasking system for Windows Phone 7.1 "Mango", and it seems the company has been looking long and hard at both iOS and webOS for its inspiration. Like iOS, Mango will make use of frozen app states to conserve memory and prevent a background app from running away with all the CPU cycles; like webOS, however, it will have a system of card-like app previews which can be paged through to jump between software.

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