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YouTube quietly introduces GIF creator tool

YouTube quietly introduces GIF creator tool

Your GIF collection is about to get bigger. YouTube is testing a GIF creation tool that allows users to select a portion of a video and turn it into a GIF, no third-party tools necessary. The creation tool makes it easy to add text to the resulting GIFs, as well, with options for adding both top and bottom lines of text. Unfortunately, this feature isn't widely available yet, and so it is assumed YouTube is only testing the tool at this point.

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YouTube can’t hang with Gangnam Style

YouTube can’t hang with Gangnam Style

Today's generation is much different than what we saw back in the 60's, 70's and 80's. With technology being so advanced, we get to share cultures all across the world with a simple click on YouTube. And that's exactly what PSY did with his notorious song Gangnam Style (강남스타일). His music video has been viewed over 2 billions times on YouTube that it literally broke the internet. Well maybe not the "internet" but the video view counter, close enough.

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Redbox to raise movie and game rental rates

Redbox to raise movie and game rental rates

Just in time for the holiday season, Redbox will be raising the daily rates of its DVD rentals, and following this will be a somewhat substantial price increase for video game rentals in early January. Redbox promises this change will come alongside some improvements to the user experience -- most notably in the form of personalized recommendations -- as well as deals. This follows the company nixing its instant video streaming service Redbox Instant in October due to low user interest.

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Too Many Cooks gets an 8-bit makeover

Too Many Cooks gets an 8-bit makeover

If you've finally managed to get "Too Many Cooks" out of your head, we apologize for this. The so-called "80's Sitcom Fever Dream" has swept the Internet after airing on Adult Swim every morning throughout the week of Halloween, and it has polarized viewers -- you either love it or you hate it, there seems to be little room between. If you count yourself amongst the former of those two, prepare yourself: the segment has been rehashed into an 8-bit wonderland, hopefully not to the detriment of your future nostalgic responses.

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Hulu will soon have old Nickelodeon shows and more

Hulu will soon have old Nickelodeon shows and more

Hulu is a decent subscription to have if it offers a show you like to keep relatively up-to-date on, but isn't so great when it comes to watching old episodes of long gone shows. Netflix fills that void to some degree, but it is lacking in its own way, which makes Hulu's latest announcement a welcomed one: a new deal is in place with Viacom that will usher in thousands of additional episodes, including ones from older shows like The Ren & Stimpy Show and Nickelodeon's under-appreciated Invader Zim.

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Windows 9 Start Menu video demo leaks

Windows 9 Start Menu video demo leaks

Only yesterday we were looking through leaked screenshots apparently showing an early build of Windows 9, and now there's video of one of the most-anticipated features: the updated Start menu. Microsoft has begun offering Windows 9 builds for testing to OEMs and other partners, and it seems some of them just can't keep their mouths shut.

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Apple Watch hands-on

Apple Watch hands-on

Apple has made its play for the wearable space, and the Apple Watch will be the thundercloud hovering over all other smartwatches until it makes its retail debut next year. Unmistakably an Apple product, but with some of the innovations we’ve come to expect from the firm, it’s a confident step from an industry heavyweight into a space ripe for dominating. Read on for some hands-on first-impressions.

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TiVo Mega DVR boasts capacity to store 3 years of TV content

TiVo Mega DVR boasts capacity to store 3 years of TV content

Your favorite TV shows -- they often rend your heart and leave you hanging, only to breeze past that one big plot twist and leave you scratching your head after a single missed episode. To help ensure you avoid this unfortunate situation is the new TiVo Mega, a DVR touting the ability to hold 3 years' worth of television content.

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Now you can upload your Google+ videos to YouTube

Now you can upload your Google+ videos to YouTube

Google+ and YouTube are both Google entities, and have a pretty close relationship already. That melding is about to get stronger, too. Today, Google is announcing you can port your Google+ videos right over to your YouTube channel. Not only useful for distributing videos to the world, it’s also a great way to backup your videos.

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George RR Martin does Ice Bucket Challenge (then slips in the pool)

George RR Martin does Ice Bucket Challenge (then slips in the pool)

Not quite tired of Ice Bucket Challenge videos yet? George RR Martin has stepped up to the plate, challenged by Neil Gaiman ("That bastard", he says), and he does it with more than a bit of hesitation. Two bucketfuls make their way onto his head before he takes a somewhat impromptu trip into the swimming pool.

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Fly for iPhone may be the best quick video editor around

Fly for iPhone may be the best quick video editor around

Video editing on a small screen can be a pain. Though iOS is closing the gap with ease of use, the smaller display still makes for a headache-inducing ride sometimes. A new addition to the App Store makes things a bit easier to handle, but is it the best editor you can get for your iPhone?

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YouTube prepping Fan Funding, Creator Studio for iOS, more

YouTube prepping Fan Funding, Creator Studio for iOS, more

In addition to the new Sirius XM "The YouTube 15" show coming next month, the video service has taken the wraps off some planned features it'll be rolling out in the near future. Among these is Creator Studio for iOS, the ability for fans to make donations to a channel, and more.

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