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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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Netflix interactive shows let kids decide what happens next

Netflix interactive shows let kids decide what happens next

Netflix has introduced a new type of content that lets viewers get involved in the storyline by choosing what happens next. The technology is coming to Netflix's Puss in Boots kids show, introducing them to a non-linear story in which pivotal moments are chosen by the kid (or adult!) watching. The idea isn't dissimilar to the "Choose Your Own Adventure Book" series that used to be popular.

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Watch a McLaren P1 LM crush the Nürburgring record

Watch a McLaren P1 LM crush the Nürburgring record

Prepare for some supercar tears, as a road-legal McLaren P1 LM has smashed the infamous Nürburgring Nordschleife lap record. Stealing the production car lap record crown from Lamborghini - something the Italians are unlikely to be pleased about - the exceedingly limited-edition coupe shaved not just tenths of a second but full seconds from the previous lap time of 6:52.01. Indeed, it was even faster than the vehicle which had been sitting at the top of the 'Ring times, the 1,340 HP electric NextEV Nio EP9.

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The 30 best YouTube channels you’ve never heard of (2017)

The 30 best YouTube channels you’ve never heard of (2017)

YouTube has been around a long while, so long, in fact, that you've probably developed an impression of it that's a bit obsolete. Once the bastion of cat videos and fail compilations, YouTube has developed into a platform with some seriously great content -- including series and shows with production and writing quality that'll rival anything you see on TV. Still, finding this content is not a simple task, and so we're here with a list of the 30 best channels you've (probably) never heard of.

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Facebook tipped in video deal with Vox Media and more

Facebook tipped in video deal with Vox Media and more

Facebook is rumored to be launching its own video service, one that will compete with things like Snapchat and YouTube, and it has just signed a deal with several big media companies as part of this. Such information comes from recently surfaced sources stating Facebook has penned a deal with Vox Media, Group Nine Media, ATTN, BuzzFeed and more. Content provided by those companies will reportedly be presented with advertisements and will be of both the long and short varieties.

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Stranger Things season 2 will be scarier, but don’t expect any leaks

Stranger Things season 2 will be scarier, but don’t expect any leaks

We have to wait until this upcoming Halloween for the second season of Stranger Things, and it looks like we may make it the full remaining months without a spoiler or leak appearing online. That hope is based on a recent interview with the child cast of Stranger Things, the team of which made it clear that secrecy is of utmost importance this time around. While they didn't have much to reveal as far as the storyline is concerned, the kids did state that we can expect things to be a lot scarier the second time around.

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YouTube is making VR and 360 videos look ‘more realistic’

YouTube is making VR and 360 videos look ‘more realistic’

YouTube has supported 360-degree and VR videos for a while, and now it is making changes that will improve the quality of those videos. According to a new report from the service’s engineering team, a joint effort is taking place between Daydream and YouTube to make these types of videos look more realistic, doing so using ‘better projection methods.’

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Watch Siberian tigers take down a flying drone

Watch Siberian tigers take down a flying drone

Drones: they annoy and amuse humans, mostly annoy kangaroos, and apparently greatly intrigue Siberian tigers. A new video shows a pack of such tigers chasing around a flying drone, doing so like big cats trying to catch a laser dot, when one eventually yanks it from the sky. It seems at first the tigers are moving in to swiftly destroy the drone, but their instincts quickly give away to curiosity and, it seems, confusion.

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Snapchat to offer exclusive ‘Planet Earth 2’ short video series

Snapchat to offer exclusive ‘Planet Earth 2’ short video series

Snapchat plans to exclusively offer a ‘Planet Earth 2’ short-form video show, it has been announced, including giving viewers access to all new footage. The move is being done in partnership with BBC Worldwide, which seems to have embraced the social platform as a way to help drum up excitement for the show, which will be airing in the United States and Canada in the coming days.

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