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New Godzilla trailer is a classic big-screen event

New Godzilla trailer is a classic big-screen event

There's a new Godzilla King of the Monsters trailer out right this minute and you're gonna want to watch right here and now. Unless you've only got your phone - if that's the case, maybe send it somewhere where you've got a big TV to watch this in massive format. This trainer is as big as the last movie, and several times as heavy.

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YouTube’s awful annotations are being wiped out in January

YouTube’s awful annotations are being wiped out in January

For a decade now, YouTube creators have been overlaying annotations in their videos for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it's to note a correction, and other times it's to link to a supplementary or new video. For end users, annotations can often be annoying pop-ups that get in the way of videos, but the good news is that viewers won't have to contend with them much longer.

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Leica D-Lux 7 takes classic style to the smartphone age

Leica D-Lux 7 takes classic style to the smartphone age

This week the folks at Leica revealed the Leica D-Lux 7, the latest in their Lux lineup of "Swiss Army knife of Leica compact cameras." This latest model is small, has a high-resolution image sensor, and has a number of current-generation features we usually only expect of smartphones. That includes a touchscreen display, Bluetooth connectivity, Wi-fi, and USB-C charging.

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Official Apple Watch camera patent sees many ways at once

Official Apple Watch camera patent sees many ways at once

Assuming you've never seen a wristwatch-based camera before, the Apple Watch camera should strike you as a real wild idea. What better way to capture any and all things around you than to have a camera on your arm, right? But remember the original Samsung Galaxy Gear and you'll find the first big test of concept. That didn't work out particularly well long-term - not in a very natural way, anyway. The Apple Watch camera concept might well fix it all up.

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Netflix may add cheaper plans, but you probably won’t get them

Netflix may add cheaper plans, but you probably won’t get them

Netflix is thinking about launching cheaper price tiers, according to a recent interview with company executives, but most Netflix customers reading this probably won't get them. The company hasn't said for sure whether it will offer these new tiers, describing them as an experiment, and it indicates that the lower prices would come with different features than what current subscribers can access.

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Pokemon Detective Pikachu live action movie trailer: Deadpool meets Harry Potter

Pokemon Detective Pikachu live action movie trailer: Deadpool meets Harry Potter

The first Pokemon Detective Pikachu trailer today revealed the only better choice for Pikachu's voice than Danny DeVito. It's Ryan Reynolds, also known as Deadpool. Sure, Reynolds was in movies before Deadpool, but never before did he so embody a role as that - that'll almost certainly be his magnum opus. But as a voice actor, Reynolds might've found something even better.

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AP, video experts confirm White House’s CNN ‘assault’ video doctored to deceive

AP, video experts confirm White House’s CNN ‘assault’ video doctored to deceive

This week the White House released a video showing CNN reporter Jim Acosta at a press event. In the video documenting the original event, as broadcast on C-SPAN, a White House intern approached Acosta and attempted to remove a microphone from Acosta's hand. The point in question happened during this exchange. In an edited set of video clips shared by the White House, it would appear that Acosta swiftly chopped downward at the arm of the intern to stop her from removing his microphone. The video shared by the White House was doctored to make this action appear violent.

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Byte rises from the ashes of Vine

Byte rises from the ashes of Vine

It's been more than two years since Twitter decided to shut down Vine, and in the time since then, fans of the looping video service have been on something of an emotional rollercoaster ride. At first, it was merely rumors that Twitter was looking for buyer, but those never ended up panning out. Then, Vine creator Dom Hofmann started teasing a successor to Vine, and that's where things got interesting.

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RED phone leaks in full, display included

RED phone leaks in full, display included

This week the folks at RED seem to be pushing their last bits of info on their first phone out the front door. The smartphone was already pre-ordered in unknown numbers before the phone was revealed - which is very strange. But with a reputation for greatness like RED has in play, oddities appear. Today we're seeing what looks pretty much like the last remaining details on the smartphone before its first major release.

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YouTube is down and the Internet goes crazy [UPDATE: It’s back]

YouTube is down and the Internet goes crazy [UPDATE: It’s back]

It wasn't just the PlayStation Network that abruptly went offline for a short while. Now an even bigger network outage is affecting users all over the world, not just a few thousand who own specific devices. Yes, YouTube is down. I repeat, YouTube is down. And as with any Internet service that the entire world has come to rely on, the Web is on fire with reports and complaints about how people now have to pry their eyes away from their screens. Or at least start using other social media apps.

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Adobe Premiere Rush video editor rolls out, Android to follow

Adobe Premiere Rush video editor rolls out, Android to follow

Forget 160 characters. GIFs and videos are the new thing in social media and the Interwebs. Creating those, however, aren't exactly easy unless you've got a knack for video editing. Or you have tools that simplify the task. The latter is what Adobe is aiming for with the new Premiere Rush. Revealed as Project Rush a few months back, this new member of Adobe's suite practically puts an "all-in-one" video editor in the cloud, ready to export your latest masterpieces to YouTube, Facebook, and more.

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Apple acquired Spektral for live cutout video magic

Apple acquired Spektral for live cutout video magic

It would appear as though Apple acquired a company by the name of Spektral at the tail end of the year 2017. This Danish group specialized in the isolation of objects in both still and moving images (and video), removing background elements from said objects in real time. This company previously aimed to create cloud-based applications and a Photoshop plugin - now it's inside Apple proper.

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