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WSJ: Amazon's Streaming Box Will Arrive Next Month

Amazon's much-rumoured video streaming device will go on sale in "early" April—on Amazon.com as well as through retailers, suggests the Wall Street Journal. Read More >>

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This Drone Footage of an Erupting Volcano is Absolutely Nuts

Put your face close to your screen and hit play. This short video, uploaded by YouTuber Shaun O'Callaghan, was shot from a DJI Phantom quad-copter as Yasur volcano on Tanna Island in Vanuatu erupted. Read More >>

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Take a Rare Tour of Dubai's Crazily Hectic Shipyards

All that cement and steel has to come from somewhere. In an amazing video by filmmaker Brandon Li, we get a chance to stroll through a world not many see: the dockyards of Dubai, where everything from food to construction materials arrive in the UAE city. Read More >>

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YouTube in Your Browser is Becoming More Like YouTube On Your Phone

Once upon a time, in the early days of smartphones (y'know, a few years ago), a company would do everything possible to make its app look as similar to its website as possible. Now everything is topsy-turvy. Today YouTube revealed that some of the website's new look is going to be borrowed from its mobile app. Brave new world. Read More >>

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Watch Out for These Misleading Computer Cables

Misleading cables are nothing new, but new ones are popping up all the time. The folks at Gamers Nexus detail three cables that aren't really what they seem. Read More >>

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Are Olympic Athletes Listening to Performance-Enhancing Music?

You've probably noticed a lot of Olympic athletes jamming out with their headphones on moments before competition. Is this just a little last-minute entertainment? Or are they listening to specially-designed playlists to give them some sort of competitive edge? Read More >>

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Panasonic's Lumix GH4 Packs 4K Video into a Tidy Mirrorless Shooter

Accessible 4K video shooting is still in its infancy, but it was only a matter of time before it started showing up in consumer cameras. The Panasonic GH line's history of robust video capability makes it a natural fit for 4K, and the new Lumix GH4 squeezes as much as it can into a familiar frame. Read More >>

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How the Video Age Was Born, Decades Before YouTube

Video is the defining medium of the 21st century, thanks to the rise of the internet. But its origins go back much further, to the late 1960s, when the first portable devices emerged. It was a watershed moment in history—and our short documentary explains why. Read More >>

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This Graceful Drone Flight Reveals the Gnarled Reality of Antarctica

Antarctica looks amazing from space—but this video shows that its gnarled canyons and caves look equally impressive close-up, too. Read More >>

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Netflix Plans to Have a Three-Tiered Pricing Structure

Netflix is gearing up to overhaul its pricing structure. According to a shareholder letter and interviews with Gigaom, the streaming site will introduce a new three-tiered system for its customers. Read More >>

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Google Tweaks YouTube Comment Management to Appease Angry Content Creators

The YouTube overlords have launched a revised comment management system for the video sharing site, amalgamating all the user feedback into one place. It's a step in the right direction, but most people would still like it put back the way it was, please. Read More >>

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Tour the CES Show Floor in 90 Frenetic Seconds

Until you've been to CES, it's hard to appreciate how immense the exhibition space is. To convey the experience, we fired up a GoPro as we toured the show floor. Here is a a minute and a half of the chaos. Read More >>

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The UK Keeps it up for Longer According to Porn Site Use Stats

Pornhub is, so they say, a web site designed to let people access pornography. It has released some user stats, breaking down search results and critical viewing duration information by country and town. And it turns out we do like Mondays, as that's when everyone tunes into CBoobies the most. Read More >>

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Don't Pay Money for Soylent, You Can Make it at Home!

Turns out, the foodslurry of the future is made from pretty common ingredients — flours, olive oil, a little salt, etc. And it's vegan, who knew? Though, judging by Riesman's reaction, the flavour might need a little tweaking. [New York Magazine via Digg] Read More >>

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Rumour: YouTube Will Debut Super-Low Bandwidth 4K Streaming Next Week

Watching 4K video is wonderful and all, but with streaming increasingly popular and data caps largely still in place, it also still seems impractical. Not for long, though, if rumours of YouTube's latest schemes are to be believed. Read More >>

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