All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Video’

You Can Totally Make A Boat Out Of Cardboard

Cardboard can be just about anything when you’re a kid. The possibilities are nearly limitless and all you need is a box and some imagination. Things aren’t as much fun when you’re a boring adult, but you can at least still have some fun with cardboard. The folks over at Hard Science are back again with another experiment that looks …

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Star Fox Gets A Fan Film Because Nintendo Isn’t Making A New Game Anytime Soon

You better give up on a new Star Fox game coming anytime soon. Nintendo seems about as interested in resurrecting the franchise as it is in resurrecting the Metroid franchise. In short, it’s not going to happen unless Platinum Games convinces Nintendo to let them make it. As you slowly wipe your tears, just know that fans’ collective love for …

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First Video from Inside Supreme Court Hits YouTube

“What you’re about to see has never been seen before. This is video from inside the chamber of the US Supreme Court. Under their arcane rules, no one is allowed to record the proceedings, not even C-SPAN–in the year 2014.” Here’s a first. Thanks to YouTube and someone’s shifty device-hiding skills, we now have the first ever video recorded and …

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Majority Still Attached to Physical Media

Over the past few years Netflix has led a revolution in digital media, bringing high-quality streaming and downloadable media into the homes of average consumer. However great cord-cutting may be for some, though, the majority of Americans still get their media from traditional TV broadcasters. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) today released new data showing that 79% of U.S. adults …

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Mobile Video Viewing Continues to Grow

With an increased focus on streaming media boxes, all-in-one entertainment devices, and smart TVs, tech manufacturers are now more focused on dominating the living room than ever before. The war may already have been lost, however, as it now appears consumers are more enamored of mobile devices than any of these other streaming solutions. Market research firm ABI Research today …

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Walking Dead Prank Should Make You Trust Sidewalk Grates Even Less

I wouldn’t call it a phobia, but I really hate walking on top of sidewalk grates. It’s not that I ever imagine a horde of zombies walkers busting through, grabbing my feet, and pulling me down to entrails town – you know, it’s just not solid ground. Creepy. Anyway, speaking of hordes of zombies walkers hiding under grates, AMC recently …

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Don’t Videobomb The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore

Veteran meteorologist Jim Cantore has been a fixture on The Weather Channel for nearly 30 years, going on into the field to cover some of the country’s major weather events – Katrina, Irene, Sandy…the list goes on. Let’s just say he knows how to handle pressure. And he definitely knows how to handle a drunk videobomber – a well-placed knee …

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Global Over-the-Top Video Revenue Hit $11 Billion in 2013

As physical media has become more antiquated, content companies are turning more and more to streaming and IPTV solutions. This has led to a relatively competitive streaming service market, at least for the portion of the market that Netflix does not dominate. Market research firm ABI Research today released a report showing that Netflix now accounts for 40% of what …

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State of the Union Address, GOP Responses All Streaming Live on YouTube

At 9pm EST, President Obama will address the nation for the fifth time and tell us that the state of our union is strong (that’s what they all say, right?). And whether you’ll be nodding your head in agreement or shaking it in frustration, you can watch it live on YouTube. In fact, YouTube has a full slate of SOTU …

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Contrary To Popular Belief, Video Games Don’t Turn Your Brain To Mush

I, like many children who grew up in the 80s and 90s, spent a lot of time playing video games. We could have spent those hours outside, but we instead chose to stay inside trying to save the princess or collect all seven chaos emeralds. Parents may have been rightly concerned about our habit of playing video games for nine …

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App Looks to Kill Oft-Maligned Vertical Video Syndrome

If your friends are always yelling at you for your vertically-oriented videos, a new app is offering a solution. The app is called Horizon, and it’s a video-shooting tool that promises one important thing – your videos will record in landscape mode no matter how you hold your phone. “Horizon lets you record horizontal videos no matter how you hold …

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YouTube To Reportedly Show Off 4K Video At CES

It looks like Google is doing its part to make 4K video available to the masses. The company will reportedly show off 4K on YouTube via its own ultra HD VP9 codec at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas next week. This is according to GigaOm’s Janko Roettgers, who reports that Google has “lined up a whole list of hardware …

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