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YouTube might soon put shopping links in videos

YouTube might soon put shopping links in videos

Netflix may be the king of video streaming and VODs but YouTube remains at the top for all other kinds of videos (ironically except the kind that Netflix offers). As such, it becomes the prime platform for reaching out to millions of viewers and, consequently, millions of potential customers. The latter is exactly why YouTube is apparently experimenting with embedding shopping links right inside videos for the benefit of sellers, viewers, and, of course, YouTube.

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Sony 360 Reality Audio speakers aim to bring concerts to your living room

Sony 360 Reality Audio speakers aim to bring concerts to your living room

Back in 2019, Sony looked into the future with a sound mapping system they called 360 Reality Audio. Here in 2020, they've developed that idea to the point where they're able to provide artists access to the tools and 360 Reality Audio-enabled speakers and headphones to the everyday average user. With new speakers released this year and new tools for creators, Sony's made it possible to bring next-generation spherical audio concert-like experiences to the masses.

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Discovery+ standalone streaming service now live, but only in US

Discovery+ standalone streaming service now live, but only in US

Cord-cutters have another streaming entertainment option in the form of Discovery+, the platform that was fully detailed around a month ago and is now open to subscribers. The service has launched for users in the United States, and it is available on a large number of home entertainment platforms like Roku and Fire TV.

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Watch these Boston Dynamics robots show off incredible dance skills

Watch these Boston Dynamics robots show off incredible dance skills

The days of a clunky robot lumbering slowly on stiff legs, its head tethered to a bundle of cables, are officially behind us. Boston Dynamics has published its latest robot demonstration video, this one showing multiple robots independently dancing -- quite well -- to the song 'Do You Love Me' by The Contours.

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Netflix probably won’t get a third ‘The Haunting of’ horror installment

Netflix probably won’t get a third ‘The Haunting of’ horror installment

If you were hoping 2021 would include a third installment in Netflix's The Haunting of... horror anthology, the show's creator Mike Flanagan has bad news. Responding to a fan's question on Twitter, Flanagan revealed that there aren't any plans to continue with the series, though he did leave open the possibility for things to change.

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Nickelback made an ad for Google and it’s surprisingly amusing

Nickelback made an ad for Google and it’s surprisingly amusing

Nickelback, the Canadian rock band that gets its fair share of criticism, is the subject of a new Google Photos advertisement...and it's actually pretty amusing, all things considered. The band created a parody of its own song Photograph, remixing the music video with shots of Google Photos and a couple of self-deprecating jokes.

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Netflix ‘History of Swear Words’ comedy includes Nicolas Cage screaming

Netflix ‘History of Swear Words’ comedy includes Nicolas Cage screaming

Netflix is gearing up to release a couple of new originals, one of which is a series called History of Swear Words hosted by Nicolas Cage. As you'd expect given the nature of the show and its host, the trailer kicks things off with Cage dramatically screaming a curse word, introducing an educational exploration of these words.

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Netflix ‘Death to 2020’ comedy special gets trailer and release date

Netflix ‘Death to 2020’ comedy special gets trailer and release date

The Netflix comedy special Death to 2020 now has an official trailer giving eager future watchers a look at the faux-documentary. We first heard about the project earlier this month, but some details were missing, including when it would premiere on the platform. With the trailer comes the special's release date, too.

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TikTok users get a personalized year-in-review video for 2020

TikTok users get a personalized year-in-review video for 2020

TikTok is the latest social media platform to introduce a year-in-review feature, enabling users to check out the top moments on their account from the past 12 or so months. The annual recap is simply called 'Year on TikTok,' and it joins similar yearly summary videos available on competing platforms like Instagram.

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Discord screen-sharing feature finally arrives on mobile devices

Discord screen-sharing feature finally arrives on mobile devices

If you use Discord as your primary messaging platform, good news: you can now share your screen with other users from your mobile device, eliminating the need to dust off your laptop. The feature works exactly as you'd expect -- you can share what's happening on your display with others, opening the door to new broadcasting options.

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Netflix on Android rolls out new audio-only playback option

Netflix on Android rolls out new audio-only playback option

Have you ever wished you could just listen to a movie or TV show's audio without having to play the video? Netflix has you covered, at least if you're an Android user. A feature first spied back in October has now appeared in the Netflix for Android app, enabling users to fire up a show, then disable the video portion so that only the audio plays.

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Nest Hub Max smart display finally gets Zoom support

Nest Hub Max smart display finally gets Zoom support

As previously promised, Google has added support for Zoom on its Nest Hub Max smart display, enabling users to fire up video calls with a single voice message. The new support joins video calling with Meet and Duo, expanding the number of people you can contact using the product. The addition has arrived in time for the holidays.

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