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YouTube HDR rolls out for Galaxy S8, Pixel, V30 and other phones

YouTube HDR rolls out for Galaxy S8, Pixel, V30 and other phones

Certain Android smartphone owners noticed a welcomed new feature when using YouTube recently: the availability of an HDR feature that takes advantage of HDR-capable mobile displays. News of the new feature began surfacing on various Reddit communities, where users noticed the HDR feature when adjusting the streaming resolution of a video.

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Snapchat isn’t ready to give up on original scripted shows

Snapchat isn’t ready to give up on original scripted shows

It was the end of 2015 when Snapchat decided to shut down its 'Snap Channel,' an in-app destination where it offered its users original video content. The channel had only persisted for several months before being shut down, but the company isn't ready to call it quits. New information suggests that Snapchat will be launching a new round of original scripted content by the end of this year.

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Netflix’s Seinfeld special premiere date revealed: see exclusive notes now

Netflix’s Seinfeld special premiere date revealed: see exclusive notes now

Netflix previously announced plans to offer a pair of original comedy standup specials featuring comedian Jerry Seinfeld, and now it has revealed the premiere date for the first of them. Though we'll have to wait until next month to watch the show, Netflix is getting people ready via a new Instagram account showcasing some exclusive notes on some of Seinfeld's earliest material.

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American Horror Story: Cult trailer reveals political underpinnings

American Horror Story: Cult trailer reveals political underpinnings

Yet another season of American Horror Story is almost upon us, and it comes bearing the moniker Cult. FX Networks has published the full teaser trailer following some smaller teasers, and in it we see a lot of things hitting typical phobia checkmarks: clowns, bugs, trypophobia, caskets, hemophobia and Donald Trump. We've got the trailer, but take note: it's not for the squeamish, and it is definitely not safe for work.

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This Tesla vs Lamborghini race is deeply satisfying

This Tesla vs Lamborghini race is deeply satisfying

Making the decision between a Tesla Model X P100D and a Lamborghini Aventador SV is not something most of us will ever get to do, but thankfully we have entertaining drag races to salve that pain. The two cars - and a Model S P100D that also joins in the fun - went head to head at the Palm Beach International Raceway to show what happens when you put the cutting-edge in electric SUV against one of the most coveted supercars on the market. Here's the spoiler: don't argue with instantaneous torque.

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YouTube Breaking News category streams important global events

YouTube Breaking News category streams important global events

YouTube users have noted the arrival of a new 'Breaking News' category that contains important news videos on major events around the globe. The feature hasn't been officially announced by Google at this time, but many users are reporting seeing the category, which aids users in finding live and otherwise important news segments in a post-cable world.

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Google Search autoplay videos are being tested on some users

Google Search autoplay videos are being tested on some users

If you hate Facebook's autoplaying videos, just wait. Google has introduced the same feature into search results for some users, though it depends on the results you get. The feature has been confirmed by Google as a test, though the company didn't go into any details. It is limited to desktop at the moment, at least based on user feedback, and it is live in the UK and Canada as well as the US.

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300 Jedi vs 60,000 medieval knights: simulator shows who would win

300 Jedi vs 60,000 medieval knights: simulator shows who would win

Have you ever wondered who would win in a battle between Jedi Knights and regular ole medieval knights? It seems pretty obvious that the Jedi would win (read: slaughter) the metal-sword-wielding warrior, but what about an entire league of them? An entire army? What about sixty-thousand of them against a mere 300 Jedi? A simulator offers the answer.

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YouTube experiment transforms video thumbnails into GIFs

YouTube experiment transforms video thumbnails into GIFs

Google is testing a new feature on YouTube that will greatly enhance the browsing experience: animated video thumbnails that offer a snippet of what the video contains. This experiment is arriving for only some users that access the service on desktop, though we may see them expand to everyone in the future. The preview creation process is automated for now; the creators themselves aren't 'currently' able to create the previews themselves.

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Starz expands kids and Spanish content for OTT and app

Starz expands kids and Spanish content for OTT and app

Starz has just announced an expansion to its on-demand and OTT offerings, specifically focusing its library growth on Spanish-language and kid-friendly content. According to the company, it has more than one million subscribers following the Starz app's launch in 2016. During the past fourteen months since arriving, as well, the company has more than doubled its video offerings.

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Sense8 team says there’s a 2-hour finale episode underway

Sense8 team says there’s a 2-hour finale episode underway

Netflix recently went on a cancelling spree and several of its shows were cancelled as a result, not the least of which is science fiction series Sense8. Fan reaction to the news was swift and harsh, and though they didn't manage to bring it back to life, they did score something almost as good: a two-hour finale episode that will debut on Netflix some time next year.

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Video from Russia shows dust devil turning into a fire tornado

Video from Russia shows dust devil turning into a fire tornado

There's no shortage of entertaining videos from Russia, and while most of them involve balls of fire shooting through the sky, this one is a bit different: a dust devil made its way over to an open flame and transformed into a fire tornado. Thanks to a witness who was quick with their camera, the entire process was caught on video (vertically, that is, but it works well in this case).

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