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Google+ AutoAwesome feature now creating year-in-review videos

Google+ AutoAwesome feature now creating year-in-review videos

As part of Google+'s AutoAwesome feature, users can get videos generated from their pictures and other similar features. Today, Google's Anil Sabharwal announced that as part of this, Google+ users are getting a "holiday gift": automatically-created year in review videos based on content uploaded to Google+ throughout 2013. The video will be auto-generated for any user who qualifies.

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YouTube expands live streaming to all users: conditions apply

YouTube expands live streaming to all users: conditions apply

While uploading videos has its benefits, there are occasions where a live stream is better -- for showing off events in real time, for an interactive game play session, and the like. Thus far, live streaming has been of limited availability on YouTube, and has seen its fair share of success, not the least of which was for some big-name live streams. Now all users have gained this opportunity, and we could see real-time broadcasts become a regular thing.

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Facebook video ads delayed until 2014, says sources

Facebook video ads delayed until 2014, says sources

In December of last year, information surfaced claiming that Facebook would be rolling out video advertisements by this past summer, and later on in July, sources stepped forward claiming the social network could be rolling out TV-style ads by the end of this year. According to the latest batch of sources, however, this has changed, and Facebook has postponed the advertisements until next year.

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier trailer sets fire to the future

Captain America: The Winter Soldier trailer sets fire to the future

The first full-length trailer for Captain America 2 has been released, and inside you'll find no shares of the past. While "The Winter Soldier" was at first - for a very short while - suggested to be covering the World War II-era Steve Rogers, we're set here in the not-to-distant future with mutants, S.H.I.E.L.D., and lots and lots of explosions. Instead of fighting the Nazis, Captain America will be fighting new arch-nemesis, just like the rest of the super heroes.

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Pacific Rim 2 penned, awaiting green light and plotline

Pacific Rim 2 penned, awaiting green light and plotline

The original Pacific Rim was released this summer - it was met with mixed reviews by critics, but more than a little bit of a positive response from those key to the success of a potential series: the fans. This week it's been revealed by the director of Pacific Rim, Guillermo del Toro, that he's been flattered by reports of hardcore fans seeing the film in theaters several times. It would appear that the film has struck such gold - be it underground or straight through mainstream ticket sales - that a second film is being written right this minute.

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Fox Networks’ Mike Hopkins to be next Hulu CEO, says sources

Fox Networks’ Mike Hopkins to be next Hulu CEO, says sources

Since Hulu's former CEO Jason Kilar stepped down earlier this year, the video streaming service has had Andy Forssell serving as acting CEO while a hunt to find a permanent replacement has been underway. Such a time has reportedly come, with sources stating that Fox Network's President of Distribution Mike Hopkins will be announced as the company's new head soon.

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GTA V timelapse video shows off game graphics from a different perspective

GTA V timelapse video shows off game graphics from a different perspective

Time lapse videos are the calming peek at cities and situations from a perspective not available in the daily grind of life, showing large swaths of time in a few short seconds -- rolling clouds, passing sun beams, and such. The Despicables Channel has taken this photographic art and used it in a rather interesting way, creating a time lapse video of Grand Theft Auto V's world of San Andreas.

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Target Ticket video service launches to the public, offers digital downloads

Target Ticket video service launches to the public, offers digital downloads

Late last month, a tip surfaced claiming that Target would be opening its Target Ticket video service to the general public soon, taking it out the previously closed beta it was in. Fast forward a few weeks, and such has proved to be the case, with the new video service officially exiting beta and being available to all who want to try it out.

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Facebook testing auto-playing videos on mobile

Facebook testing auto-playing videos on mobile

Facebook has announced that it will begin testing an auto-playing video feature in the News Feed on mobile devices, something that is said to be surfacing "in the coming weeks." With the feature will come automatic video playing when one is scrolled to in the News Feed, much in the same way a video is automatically played on Vine.

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4K video transfer over WiGig to be demonstrated at Intel Developer Forum

4K video transfer over WiGig to be demonstrated at Intel Developer Forum

For the time being, consumers have gotten a look at WiGig technology through select vendors, with the technology having begun to pick up speed in recent times as more devices are offered with it. That speed increase will be coming in a different way in the near future, however, with DisplayLink and Wilocity announcing that it will demonstrate 4K video delivery with the technology at the Intel Developer Forum.

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Sony Action Cam HDR-AS30V pairs 16MP Exmor-R sensor with hardcore cage

Sony Action Cam HDR-AS30V pairs 16MP Exmor-R sensor with hardcore cage

This point-of-view camera allows users to record GPS as they record video on-the-go. The theme of this product is "Prove Yourself", Sony suggesting that the addition of GPS to video is letting users to show - and prove - that they were rolling out in hardcore sports situations of all sorts. This camera is 25% smaller than Sony's previous solutions from Sony in the Action Cam universe, this paired with 16 megapixel Exmor-R sensor, CZ Lens, and a 170-degree viewing angle.

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YouTube to shelve video responses due to extremely low click-through rate

YouTube to shelve video responses due to extremely low click-through rate

If you can't remember that last time you watched a YouTube video response, you're not the only one. As it turns out, only four out of every one million users who see a video response actually click on it, something that works out to a click-through rate of 0.0004%. Because of this, YouTube has announced that the feature will go away next month.

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