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Twitter takes on Facebook Live video

An update to Twitter's app makes it easier to stream live video, but there's a catch.

Now playing: Watch this: Twitter live streaming (sort of) comes to iOS, Android

Facebook makes it super easy to start a live stream of whatever you want. The feature is built into the status update. A change to Twitter's iOS and Android apps let you quickly live stream, but you have to use the Periscope app to do it. That seems a bit strange.

Now playing: Watch this: Hang out with R2-D2 in your living room

In strange, but awesome news, Magic Leap announced a partnership with Lucasfilm. A demo video shows off C-3PO interacting with R2-D2 and a viewer in mixed reality. It's quite the sight to see, but we don't know when we will be able to enjoy a world with droids in our living rooms.

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Twitter takes on Facebook live video