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Japanese mayor says “spamusement park” planning will move forward

Japanese mayor says “spamusement park” planning will move forward

In Japan the mayor of a city called Beppu located on the island of Kyushu, an area known for an abundance of hot springs, came up with an idea to get younger folks interested in visiting his town and to promote the hot springs in his city. The mayor and his team made a video that was posted to YouTube that shows what he called a "spamusement park", note that is SPAmusement not SPAMusement. No potted meats with odd gelatinous coatings at this park.

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VLC app gains 360-degree video support

VLC app gains 360-degree video support

VideoLAN, the makers of the popular, open-source VLC app that can play just about any media format under the sun, have announced that it can now support one of the newest video mediums around: 360-degree videos. The developer have just released a technical preview for the desktop versions of VLC on Windows and Mac, allowing 360-degree videos to be played with ease.

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How to stream the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2016 live

How to stream the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2016 live

This upcoming Thanksgiving will usher in the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, a notable anniversary for the long-running event, and so it's not surprising that many people are interested in watching. In the past, watching the parade live (televised, that is) without cable or satellite was tricky. Thankfully, life has gotten a lot easier for cable-cutters and others without cable, and you'll have a new -- and rare -- option for livestreaming the parade this year.

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Metallica Lemmy tribute sends Motorhead up with Gorillaz

Metallica Lemmy tribute sends Motorhead up with Gorillaz

Gorillaz animator Robert Valley has been enlisted by Metallica to animate their latest music video, a tribute to Lemmy Killmeister. The dark god of rock and roll and founder of Motorhead died earlier this year, a year that'll forever be known as one of the worst years in the modern history of mankind. The music video is one of a collection of videos made for Metallica's newest album "Hardwired… to Self-Destruct."

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Twitter’s video app arrives on Android TV with live NFL content

Twitter’s video app arrives on Android TV with live NFL content

Twitter has officially launched its new Twitter for Android TV app, giving Android TV users the ability to access video content streamed on the service. This content includes live NFL games, among other things, and marks yet another video app option for those using Google's television software. The app currently sits at version 1.0 and can be downloaded from the Google Play Store now.

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Instagram says yes, it really is working on live video

Instagram says yes, it really is working on live video

Last month, hints surfaced indicating that Instagram is working on a live video feature. The move wouldn’t be surprising considering how many competing products already offer it. However, the company never outright confirmed that the feature is the pipeline…until now. Company CEO Kevin Systrom recently confirmed the news in an interview with the Financial Times, saying, “Live is really exciting for [Instagram]."

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Four ways to stream live election results without cable

Four ways to stream live election results without cable

Polls are closing soon and many are tuning into their favorite news channel to watch the results. If you don't have cable, satellite, or a live streaming television service like Sling TV, don't worry: you have options for streaming live election coverage, too. As we've previously reported, a bunch of news networks and video platforms are offering live news coverage this year as a way to tap the millennial audience, as well as collect data on how consumers utilize such coverage.

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Range Rover Sport takes on downhill alpine ski course

Range Rover Sport takes on downhill alpine ski course

Range Rover has taken its new Sport SUV and set the car and driver to a significant challenge. The vehicle took on an Alpine ski course that is difficult for skiers to finish and seems unthinkable for a SUV to complete. The ski course is called Inferno and is located in Murren Switzerland. The driver behind the wheel is former Stig from Top Gear fame Ben Collins.

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YouTube adds support for HDR videos

YouTube adds support for HDR videos

YouTube has added support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) videos, it has announced, opening the door for higher-quality content matching the capabilities of high-end televisions. HDR videos are often more detailed than regular videos, with better contrast and clarity, as well as a wide range of vibrant, highly saturated colors. While the technology is still somewhat rare in terms of consumer video devices, it is becoming more common and YouTube is making sure it keeps pace with the trend.

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FilmStruck launches with huge library of movie classics

FilmStruck launches with huge library of movie classics

Remember FilmStruck, the streaming service born from a collaboration between Turner Classic Movies and the Criterion Collection? It was announced in April and now it has officially launched, giving movie lovers a way to watch the world's best classic films in a way that's as convenient as firing up Netflix. The service has three subscription tiers and a massive load of notable classic movies, including the largest streaming collection of Criterion films.

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Stranger Things takes spotlight in (faux) Netflix newscast

Stranger Things takes spotlight in (faux) Netflix newscast

The Stranger Things world was, well, full of strange things, and strange things tend to get a spotlight on the evening news. What better day for a news agency to capitalize on strangeness than Halloween? That’s just what 5 WIYZ has done in this new official, fake newscast. Some important series questions are asked, like whose child was it that took an armful of waffles and ran out of the grocery store?

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Top 10 creepy short horror flicks for 2016

Top 10 creepy short horror flicks for 2016

Halloween is nearly upon us, and that means scary movies, haunted houses, and all kinds of fun parties. If you're in the mood for creepy (or downright scary) entertainment but don't have a couple hours to spend in front of the TV, the Internet has you covered. All manner of unsettling short videos exist, one for every occasion; at about ten minutes in length each, you can watch them from your phone while on the bus, before bed, or wherever you prefer to be scared.

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