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Watch how the new Discovery makes towing easy

Watch how the new Discovery makes towing easy

The new 2017 Land Rover Discovery is headed to the US next year, and for those planning to put the SUV to work rather than just do the school run, you might want to tick the new Advanced Tow Assist option. Intended to make reversing when towing large objects like boats and horse boxes more straightforward, it's part of a suite of new technology that gives the high-end truck its serious off-road cred. Making its US debut at the LA Auto Show this week, we caught up with the new Discovery to test the tech out.

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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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YouTube Community lets content makers interact with fans in new ways

YouTube Community lets content makers interact with fans in new ways

Since YouTube launched the way content creators interacted with their fans was by posting videos to the sharing platform for the fans to watch. YouTube is now expanding the capabilities of interaction with fans on YouTube channels with YouTube Community. Community is accessed via the Community tab on your YouTube channel.

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New Surface Pro 4 commercial woos buyers with a cat in a hat

New Surface Pro 4 commercial woos buyers with a cat in a hat

Sometimes commercials are bizarrely appealing, this is certainly the case with the latest commercial shilling the Surface Pro 4 tablet from Microsoft. It has a hipster looking dude playing a keyboard as he sings the virtues of the Surface Pro 4, which anyone familiar with the tablet already knows.

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Amazon pilot episodes will stream on Twitch this month

Amazon pilot episodes will stream on Twitch this month

Amazon has a pretty effective method for choosing which original shows it is going to proceed with — it makes the pilot episodes for its most promising upcoming shows available to Prime subscribers, using their feedback in part to determine whether they’re going to proceed with a series. In a first, Amazon is also going to make the pilots available to the general public for one day by streaming them on Twitch.

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Bright blue fireball caught creeping in Siberia

Bright blue fireball caught creeping in Siberia

Siberia, the home of mysterious giant craters and frequent meteor strikes, has presented the world with yet another mystery: a bright blue fireball hovering over and slowly moving across the ground (or near to it). The individual recording the event believes it to be ball lightening, which is rarely seen and even more rarely caught on video. It doesn't appear any experts have weighed in on the matter yet, however, and the public has some other theories.

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Watch Apple’s new iPhone ad for the Olympic opening ceremony

Watch Apple’s new iPhone ad for the Olympic opening ceremony

Apple is partial to a commercial that tugs the heartstrings, and the Cupertino firm's latest spot - set to make its broadcast debut during the Olympic Opening Ceremony on Friday - pulls no punches. "Human Family", as the advert has been called, brings out the big guns in the shape of poet laureate Dr. Maya Angelou, narrating over a gallery of iPhone users of different ages, ethnicities, and genders.

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Vimeo app update makes purchases available on mobile

Vimeo app update makes purchases available on mobile

Vimeo is a video hosting website known for offering content that skews toward the more artistic side of the medium's spectrum. For this reason, the service attracted a lot of users with high-quality videos, and it soon became a destination for indie movies, short videos, film projects, and such. Over time, the service evolved to offer a for-pay on-demand video store, and now thanks to a recent Android and iOS update, users can access those purchases directly on their phone.

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Amazon Video adds a bunch of Dolby Vision HDR movies

Amazon Video adds a bunch of Dolby Vision HDR movies

Amazon Video has added support for Dolby Vision HDR content, the company has announced. Service users located in the United States can now watch certain videos in Dolby Vision, assuming their television supports it. This new support joins Amazon’s previously launched UHD high dynamic range content, though depending on who you’re talking to, the Dolby Vision content is usually favored for having higher quality.

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Watch these X-Wing and TIE fighter drones duke it out in the skies

Watch these X-Wing and TIE fighter drones duke it out in the skies

Any Star Wars fan can probably tell you about all the times where they pretended to fly around their X-Wings and TIE fighters, pretending to have epic battles between them. This usually meant grabbing one or more and holding it in the air as you ran around making noises. Well now you can take your make-believe experiences to the next level, using drones.

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Check out NVIDIA’s 200FPS DOOM gameplay demo

Check out NVIDIA’s 200FPS DOOM gameplay demo

If you're a PC gamer, then you know that over the weekend, NVIDIA announced their new GTX 1080 and 1070 cards. The announcement came Friday evening, but this was only one part of a larger ongoing event over the weekend. At one point on Saturday, members of id software came out to showcase DOOM running on one of the newly-announced cards. And now we have footage of the demo that was shown.

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Drive up to Colorado’s huge tornado with this 360-degree video

Drive up to Colorado’s huge tornado with this 360-degree video

Want some of the thrills of heart-stopping adventure without, you know, the higher-than-typical odds of dying? Enter a new 360-degree video that shows storm chasers with a 360-degree video camera getting up close and personal with a big tornado in Wray, Colorado. The tornado just struck the other day and will live forever in the form of a surprisingly calm, entirely unnerving video 'near' the tornado's base.

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