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Tags results for 'video'

Trip Hawkins: Women have taken over tech purchasing, and video games are next

Posted in Games on 30th Oct, 2013 11:29 PM
by AlexMuller
“For the first time in history, women have taken over technology buying for their families,”

Video game playing found beneficial for the brain

Posted in Games on 6th Nov, 2013 02:13 AM
by AlexMuller
Playing some video games causes increased size in brain regions responsible for spatial orientation, memory formation and strategic planning as well as fine motor skills.

The Next Generation of SD Cards Will Guarantee 4K Video Shooting

Posted in Hardware on 9th Nov, 2013 01:34 AM
by AlexMuller
4K video has until recently been the preserve of pro-level equipment, and the memory cards found in most devices just can’t keep up.

Qualcomm’s next-gen Snapdragon brings 4K video playback to smartphones

Posted in Hardware on 21st Nov, 2013 12:28 AM
by AlexMuller
4K, the high-res video format few consumers care about, is getting another big push.

Massive U.K. study finds video games have no negative impact on 11,000 kids

Posted in Games on 22nd Nov, 2013 12:11 AM
by AlexMuller
A study of 11,000 kids in Britain has found that video games don’t have a negative impact on behavior.

A Billion Dollar Company With No Bosses? Yes, It Exists

Posted in Business on 6th Jan, 2014 05:06 AM
by AlexMuller
The Valve Corporation's former economist-in-residence explained how a trendsetter in the video game industry can function without management.

CEO Gabe Newell explains why Valve created Steam Machines

Posted in Hardware on 10th Jan, 2014 12:25 AM
by AlexMuller
The Valve CEO is the face of one of the greatest threats Microsoft is facing to its Windows PC business.

Skype group video calling is finally free for everyone

Posted in Online on 28th Apr, 2014 09:56 PM
by AlexMuller
While rival services like Google Hangouts have long offered free group video calling, Microsoft is catching up to the competition and finally making Skype group video calling free.

For watching online video, tablets are (finally) catching up to PCs

Posted in Business on 2nd May, 2014 04:40 PM
by AlexMuller
Soon, your tablet might replace your laptop altogether as the go-to, non-TV device for watching digital video

Microsoft turns Skype into a universal translator

Posted in Online on 30th May, 2014 01:32 AM
by AlexMuller
On Star Trek, it’s understood that no two alien species speak the same language. And yet, when Captain Kirk hails the Vulcan ship, it seems that everyone is speaking English.

How gaming can be used to promote learning and enhance education

Posted in Games on 15th Jul, 2014 02:00 AM
by Richard Chatwin
The general view towards video games is changing and now people are starting to seriously think about how they can be applied to education.

Microsoft to reveal skype real time translation on calls at the end of 2014

Posted in Business on 30th Aug, 2014 09:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Microsoft to reveal skype real time translation on calls at the end of 2014

The doctor will see you now: through Google

Posted in Medicine on 12th Oct, 2014 09:11 PM
by AlexMuller
Now, for at least some users, it’s behaving like a parent that will not only tell you to see a doctor but will actually make it happen.

Playing video games is good for your brain

Posted in Games on 12th Nov, 2014 08:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Purported negative effects such as addiction, increased aggression, and various health consequences such as obesity and tend to get far more media coverage than the positives.

Robots can now learn to cook just like you do: by watching YouTube videos

Posted in Online on 4th Jan, 2015 02:22 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have come up with a new way to teach robots how to use tools simply by watching videos on YouTube.

Be My Eyes app lets you lend your eyes to the blind

Posted in Software on 31st Jan, 2015 09:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Be My Eyes is a new mobile app that aims to help blind people in situations where they need to see something.

Deep learning startup Clarifai offers video analysis

Posted in Software on 1st Feb, 2015 06:28 PM
by AlexMuller
A startup with a service for recognizing images, today introduced a pretty nifty new capability. Now their technology can quickly point out the things that appear in videos.

A 'visual Turing test' of a computer's understanding of images

Posted in Software on 13th Mar, 2015 02:30 PM
by AlexMuller
A new way to evaluate how well computers can understand the relationships between objects in photographs, videos, and other images.

Facebook will soon support 360-degree videos in the News Feed & on Oculus

Posted in Online on 26th Mar, 2015 12:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Today Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook will soon support 'spherical' 360-degree videos in its Newsfeed.

A leap in 4K video streaming technology

Posted in Online on 1st Apr, 2015 03:24 PM
by AlexMuller
A new method of data compression could see ultra-high definition video being streamed to devices using around 50% of the bandwidth currently needed.

Facebook rolls out free video calls for its Messenger mobile app

Posted in Online on 28th Apr, 2015 08:35 PM
by AlexMuller
Facebook has added free video calls to its Messenger mobile app in a move pits Facebook against already established video chat services, such as Facetime, Skype and Hangouts.

The golden era of mobile video

Posted in Business on 9th May, 2015 09:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Mobile video is having its moment, thanks to improvements in smartphone cameras, apps that are changing the way we consume media, and our movement to the second screen.

YouTube to launch dedicated video gaming site and apps

Posted in Games on 13th Jun, 2015 11:52 PM
by AlexMuller
YouTube is to launch a dedicated site and app for gaming in an attempt to take on Amazon-owned streaming service Twitch.

Google gains nearly $68 billion to its market value as YouTube drives growth

Posted in Online on 19th Jul, 2015 12:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Google’s shares value the company at $471.50B and cement its position as the world’s second most valuable company after Apple.

Google's Patent Could Let Us Record And Replay Our Memories

Posted in Business on 24th Jul, 2015 11:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Google has been awarded a patent which would allow us to search through a video database of our lives, all recorded through some future wearable technology.

What is YouTube Gaming, the Latest Twitch Rival?

Posted in Online on 26th Aug, 2015 06:42 PM
by AlexMuller
YouTube Gaming is a dedicated app and website focusing exclusively on gaming content, with a greater emphasis on live steams.

A Clever Google Algorithm Could Make 4K Video Half the Size

Posted in Software on 1st Sep, 2015 11:33 PM
by AlexMuller
When Google promises an algorithm that can cut the bandwidth needed to stream a video in half, things get interesting.

Harvard offers virtual classroom for students anywhere in the world

Posted in Software on 3rd Sep, 2015 01:02 AM
by AlexMuller
The lectures are given in a television studio two miles from campus and class plays out like a giant video conference.

Gamers Are YouTube Heroes and Entertainment’s New Rock Stars

Posted in Online on 2nd Nov, 2015 12:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Gamers can make pro-athlete money. Some tournaments pay out over $10 million to the winning team. Sponsorship dollars have created teenage millionaire-gamers.

YouTube's new trending tab shows you viral videos 'as they take off'

Posted in Online on 10th Dec, 2015 07:19 PM
by AlexMuller
It’s interesting to watch YouTube add more curation features to the mix as the Internet supplants traditional TV.

YouTube live-streams in virtual reality and adds 3D sound

Posted in Online on 18th Apr, 2016 08:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Google said select concerts from California's Coachella festival would be the first to use the virtual reality facility.

Sony Patents Contact Lens That 'Records What You See'

Posted in Hardware on 18th Dec, 2016 06:17 PM
by AlexMuller
A new patent, awarded to the company in April, describes a contact lens that can be controlled by the user’s deliberate blinks, recording video on request.

Facebook introduces new video service

Posted in Business on 11th Aug, 2017 04:44 PM
by Alex Muller
Social media giant Facebook has made a move into dedicated video, pitting it against YouTube and TV networks.

DeepMind AI teaches itself about the world by watching videos

Posted in Software on 12th Aug, 2017 04:29 PM
by Alex Muller
DeepMind has developed an AI that teaches itself to recognise a range of visual and audio concepts just by watching tiny snippets of video.

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