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WhatsApp update download brings Video Calls to Beta

WhatsApp update download brings Video Calls to Beta

WhatsApp has been updated to include video calling for the first time in the messaging app's history. This functionality was first brought to the Windows Phone version of the app, by some miracle, but is now ready for Android. The update for iOS was just made this past week, but it does not appear as though video calling is quite prepared for the iPhone as yet.

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Gymkhana 9 VR lets you enjoy the hoon in 360-degrees

Gymkhana 9 VR lets you enjoy the hoon in 360-degrees

Ford has announced that it has teamed up with Hoonigan to offer fans of the Ken Block Gymkhana series of videos a 360-degree virtual reality look at Gymkhana 9. This marks the first time ever that the Ken Block video series has been presented in virtual reality 360-degree video. To enjoy the video fans will need to use the FordVR app and launch part one of the video on the Ford YouTube channel.

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BMW Films returns with ‘The Escape,’ highlighting new 5 Series

BMW Films returns with ‘The Escape,’ highlighting new 5 Series

BMW produces a number of great cars, but they've also managed to elevate the art of advertising with their "BMW Films" series; essentially lengthy car commercials in the form of short films featuring action and car chases with the company's sporty sedans at the center of it all. The series has also drawn in big Hollywood talent, with previous directors including Ang Lee and Guy Ritchie, along with Clive Owen starring in the first films when they debuted in 2001.

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Netflix said to offer offline viewing before the year’s end

Netflix said to offer offline viewing before the year’s end

As the competition between streaming video services continues to heat up, one of the distinguishing features is quickly turning out to be offline viewing, or the ability for users to temporarily download media for watching in situations where an internet connection isn't available, such as along airplane flights. Netflix, the reigning king of streaming video, has long balked at offline viewing, with CEO Reed Hastings previously stating that it was "never going to happen." However, we're hearing from more sources that things could soon change.

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Periscope Producer removes the livestreaming mobile tether

Periscope Producer removes the livestreaming mobile tether

Periscope is removing its mobile tether, and in doing so is opening up the platform to a wider range of possibilities. The company has announced Periscope Producer, a way to livestream on the platform from devices other than a smartphone or tablet. The company says Periscope Producer allows for streaming from 'external sources,' examples of those being things like pro-grade cameras and streaming software.

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New Star Wars Rogue One trailer [UPDATE: Full collection and super-cut]

New Star Wars Rogue One trailer [UPDATE: Full collection and super-cut]

It's time again to begin diving in on our yearly Star Wars film, Rogue One - A Star Wars Story. That is, Star Wars: Rogue One, a Star Wars Anthology film, as it might have been called in the spring of 2015. For those of you that followed our coverage of Star Wars: The Force Awakens - you know good and well that we're not about to let a Star Wars film go getting released without analyzing it well and beyond that of a normal film.

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Google Pixel pre-review videos show all release details

Google Pixel pre-review videos show all release details

A collection of videos of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL have appeared on YouTube along with explanations of tests being run. These videos shot of and with the devices were captured by a fellow by the name of Matthew Glass. It's alluded to that he's a sales rep from a store like Best Buy - or something - he's suggests that his "rep status doesn't affect [his] perspective of the quality of this phone." Or these phones, as it were.

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‘Strangers Things’ gets an 8-bit video game makeover

‘Strangers Things’ gets an 8-bit video game makeover

Stranger Things was deliberately made to tap that 80s nostalgia, and now Cinefix is here to push it all the way over the edge. As with other movies and TV shows, Cinefix has taken Netflix’s latest hit and transformed it into an 8-bit video with all the stylings of a classic, blocky game. The rendition is as great as we've come to expect from Cinefix, but be cautious: if you haven't watched the actual series yet, this video will spoil just about everything for you.

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iPhone 7 “hack” drills hole for headphones

iPhone 7 “hack” drills hole for headphones

It would appear that some massively uninformed iPhone 7 users are falling for a hoax of epic proportions. The folks at TechRax have created a video which suggests - in title, only, really - that there is a secret "hack" to gain access to the iPhone 7's (perhaps hidden) headphone jack. The idea here is that the iPhone 7 has the hardware it needs to allow a headphone jack, but Apple has just covered up the area we'd need to plug the cord in. Then comes the power drill.

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When is the first Presidential Debate? Live Streaming video detailed

When is the first Presidential Debate? Live Streaming video detailed

Since the year 2008, the last time the United States had a presidential race that the entire world was interested in, a lot has changed in how we're able to access video. The age of Live Video Streams has truly dawned, and we're in a place where it'd more surprising to NOT see the debates available for live streaming online than if they were. And they are. And we've got all the links and video boxes and streamers in the world below, ready for the clicking and the watching.

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GoPro Hero 5 release details: simply better

GoPro Hero 5 release details: simply better

This week the folks at GoPro have revealed the GoPro Hero 5 (or Hero5), the most advanced in a line of action cameras that've all but dominated the market for the past several years. This newest version of the GoPro works with voice commands, too. Just in case GoPro users wanted to yell at their devices. This newest in the top-level line of action cameras comes around a year and a half after its predecessor - an eternity in tech device refresh time.

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Dronesurfing pulls a surfer around the water

Dronesurfing pulls a surfer around the water

The folks over at Freefly Systems have invented a new sport called Dronesurfing. This isn't an autonomous or robotic surfboard that can be remotely controlled. Dronesurfing uses a flying drone pulling a towrope that a surfer can grab and get pulled around the water on some sort of thin surfboard that looks like a wakeboard.

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