Google plans to improve the video recording-experience on third-party Android apps such as Instagram, Snapchat with enhancements to the CameraX Jetpack library.
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As OnePlus gears up to announce its follow up to last year’s popular Nord 2 5G, it seems that a leaker has managed to get his hands on a Nord 2T in full retail packaging and posted an unboxing video that reveals almost everything you might want to know about the mid-range handset, including benchmarks […]
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Microsoft has announced that Xbox fans will now be able to share their gaming moments in the form of Stories on the Xbox app for iOS and Android.
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Amazon allows users to download select movies and shows, assuming you live in certain territories. Here’s how to get started, regardless of what device you use.
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Sonic has done it again. With a debut at the domestic box office, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 has set a new record for the US film debut of a video game adaptation, beating out the previous high watermark set by its . The first movie in what now Paramount plans to expand into a made $ 57 million during its opening weekend.
Before the pandemic shut down theaters throughout the US and other parts of the world, the first Sonic film went on to gross $ 319 million globally. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is currently on track to beat those earnings having grossed approximately $ 141 million globally.
As with the first movie, timing appears to have been a significant factor in Sonic 2’s early success. Its main competitor at the box office was Sony’s much-maligned Morbius, which saw a drastic 74 percent drop in ticket sales from its opening weekend last Friday. It only earned $ 10.2 million in additional domestic revenue after a $ 39 million debut. What we can say, people love Idris Elba.
Amazon’s Prime Video will stream New York Yankees games for in-market customers during the 2022 Major League Baseball (MLB) season. The first game, scheduled on April 22nd, is between the Yankees and the Cleveland Guardians. The streaming platform will air a total of 21 games in total, with 19 of them scheduled on Friday nights. The games will only be available to Prime members in New York state, Connecticut, north and central New Jersey and northeast Pennsylvania.
Amazon began simulcasting Yankees games on Prime Video shortly after it bought the Yankees Entertainment Sports Network (YES). While this is the third consecutive year Amazon has done this, it’s the first year that this selection of Yankees games will only air on Prime Video. Meaning that fans won’t be able to find the game on a broadcast station, the YES network or any other service.
MLB has gotten pretty cozy with streaming platforms as of late. Peacock will air a total of 18 exclusive Sunday morning baseball games in May, beginning with a matchup between the Chicago White Sox and Boston Red Sox on May 8th. Apple TV+ will also begin streaming live Friday night MLB games this year, beginning with a contest between the New York Mets and the Washington Nationals on April 8th. The game will be exclusive to Apple TV+, but will also be available to non-subscribers for free (they’ll just need to download the Apple TV+ app).
Not everyone is a fan of the new union between streaming platforms and baseball. Baseball fans who have already paid for MLB TV or satellite TV likely won’t be happy about paying for a new streaming service just so they won't miss a game. While games on Apple TV+ will have no geographic restrictions and be free to anyone with internet access, it’s obviously a ploy on Apple’s part to expand its subscriber base. And with games scattered across a number of different services — baseball season this year is likely to get confusing.
Subscribing to multiple streaming services means dealing with multiple watchlists and searching them individually to find that movie you want to watch but Plex may well have the answer to this particular problem. Plex has added a brand new feature called ‘Discover’ that will let you search your favorite streaming services such as Disney+, HBO […]
Facebook's Ray-Ban Stories are available in Spain, Austria and Belgium starting today, and they will also make their way to France on April 14th. In addition to expanding the smart glasses' availability, Facebook has also introduced new and upcoming features for the device, including the ability to record up to 60 seconds of video. That doubles the previous limit of 30 seconds of video, captured using the dual 5-megapixel cameras on the front of the Stories' frame.
We found the glasses' video quality to be surprisingly good and even very stable when we tested it out. A LED lights up to notify people around you that you're recording, but the fact that it's lot easier to start recording videos through the glasses than through a phone has raised privacy concerns from the start. Nevertheless, 60-second recording will roll out with a software update in early April.
To support the smart glasses' expansion, Facebook View will now be available in French, Spanish, Dutch and German. As the Stories' companion app, View gives you a way to edit and enhance your shots, as well as to upload them straight to social media websites. Facebook is also giving the glasses the ability to understand voice commands in French and Italian, allowing you to take photos and videos hands-free. And, yes, the device can now deliver audible notifications, such as "low battery" and "full storage" alerts, in those languages.
Finally, Facebook and Ray-Ban owner Luxottica are unveiling 4 new color and lens combinations for the Stories in early April, bringing the total variations to 28. The smart glasses will be available in their new markets with prices starting at $ 299/€329.
Soccer's Video Assistant Referee (VAR) is seemingly here to stay, at least in some parts of the world. CONCACAF (Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football) has revealed it will use VAR to help refs in numerous 2022 competitions. You can expect the technology in all remaining CONCACAF qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the men's and women's U20 Championships and the W Championship.
The organization's decision was prompted in part by success with VAR in 2021 competitions like the CONCACAF Champions League, Gold Cup and Nations League Finals. The Confederation said progress on VAR had been "considerably" delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but now has enough VAR-qualified referees and venues to expand the technology's use.
VAR still has its critics despite receiving FIFA's approval for World Cup use in 2018. Enthusiasts are concerned the requests for video reviews can slow down matches, and that the use of centralized review hubs could be used to skew decisions. Soccer already has plenty of drama over tackles and handballs, they argue — VAR just draws out those disputes and takes away from the thrill of the game.
However, the arguments against the system appear to have lost some momentum. VAR helped reverse 17 out of 20 bad calls during the 2018 World Cup, and some backers have contended that video reviews would have overturned other mistakes if they had been used more consistently. Like it or not, tech is more likely to loom in the background of soccer matches than it has before.
Remember the OnePlus 10 series? Well, it seems that it could be launching sooner than any OnePlus phone has before with a distinctive camera housing with the Hasselblad branding in plain view. We’ve seen a leaked render of the new model a while ago, but a promotional video has been posted earlier today that shows […]
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Ken Block’s Gymkhana series is ready to go electric. On Wednesday, the rally driver showed off his new Audi S1 Hoonitron, a purpose-built EV the automaker designed specifically for Block. Audi didn’t share many details on the prototype, but as you can see from the photo above, it pulls more than a few design cues from the company’s iconic Sport Quattro S1. That’s not by accident; it was that car that inspired Block to pursue his career.
Block promised to show off what the EV can do in a future video tentatively called “Elektrikhana.” It’s unclear if Travis Pastrana will join with a custom-built . If you’ve not seen a Gymkhana event, they involve some of the most you’ll see on a closed course. The S1 Hoonitron could significantly change how Block tackles the annual series.
The instant torque of an EV should help with the constant drifting that’s involved in Gymkhana courses. The lower center of gravity could also make cornering a lot tighter. One thing we’ll have to see is if the S1 Hoonitron replicates the sound a rev limiter makes in a traditional internal combustion engine car. After all, that sound is part of the fun of watching rally car driving.
It’s midway through December which means we are less than 2 months away from when Samsung is rumored to be launching the Galaxy S22 series of smartphones. Thanks to the previous leaks, we are already pretty sure that Samsung’s latest Galaxy S series of smartphones will be powered by a mix of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 […]
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OPlayer is the latest app to earn a spot as MyAppFree’s App of the Week. You can pick it up free of charge from the 20th to the 22nd of November, saving yourself a cool $ 4.99 in the process. For the uninitiated, OPlayer is a professional video playbook tool from Olimsoft that’s been eight years […]
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Are you tired of your deliveries being snatched off your doorstep and don’t have the time or patience to start leaving disguised glitter bombs? Here to help you in your quest is Anker’s Eufy home accessory brand with its Security Video Doorbell that pulls double duty as a video doorbell and security camera, without the […]
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Christmas Day is fast approaching and as our minds turn to gifts and turkey have you decided how you are going to contact friends and family in this pandemic world we are living in? Instead of having huge family gatherings most countries are encouraging smaller groupings, which places a greater emphasis on video calling. Zoom […]
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You know how it goes at Christmas time when everyone and his uncle turn up unannounced in the hopes of some left-over turkey and a mug of egg-nog, and you can bet that even in this dumpster-fire of a year they will still be knocking on your door. It doesn’t have to be this way […]
We’ve seen leaked images and partial specifications for the upcoming Galaxy S21 but now we have something a little more substantial – a hands-on video of the middle member of the series. The Galaxy S21+ gets shown off in a video that shows everything from the new rear camera housing to the extremely thin bezels. […]
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It’s getting close to the season where video-calling our loved ones takes on increased importance, but having the whole family swarm around a laptop or smartphone in an attempt to get in on the action doesn’t really lend itself to a great experience. This is where the addition of two-way video calling the big screen […]
Come comment on this article: Amazon’s 2nd-Gen Fire TV Cube is gaining support for two-way video calling – just in time for the holiday season
If you purchased Ring’s new entry-level doorbell over the past few months, you may want to check its serial number. The Amazon-owned company has issued a recall for its second-generation smart video doorbell with the model number 5UM5E5. Its battery…
DJI’s been on a bit of a tear of late, with a slew of new products in its handheld line. Today it’s back to what we know the company for best: drones. The latest offering is the Mavic Mini 2, which, as the name suggests, is the sequel to DJI’s smalle…
You won’t find the source code for YouTube-DL, a popular tool that can be used to download videos from YouTube, and for some of its forks and copies on GitHub anymore. When you visit their pages, you’ll find a notice that says the “[r]epository [is]…
October 14th is the day when the OnePlus 8T will be officially unveiled with the brand seemingly intent on drip-feeding us tiny leaks on the phone’s design and features during the run-up to the launch. This time, we’ve got something to ogle at in the form of a video showing off the glossy glass rear […]
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First announced during CES 2020, Blurams Smart Video Doorbell with AI facial recognition, free cloud storage*, two-way audio, and real-time notifications, is about to go live on Indigogo. Projected to launch with an RRP of $ 149, the Smart Video Doorbell is available for $ 99 on Indigogo. Thanks to the built-in AI technology, the Smart Video […]
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If you’ve been thinking that it would be nice to use the big screen in your room for your video calls, Google has heard you. The search giant has announced that its Android TV platform will soon support the Duo video calling app by way of a beta. Google hasn’t revealed much in the way […]
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The awkwardly named Moto g 5G Plus was one of the first smartphones to be unveiled with the Snapdragon 765 and boasting affordable 5G connectivity, being announced on July 7th at £299 for the 4GB/64GB variant. With a massive 5,000mAh battery, a big 6.7-inch LCD display, and quadruple rear cameras, and not forgetting 5G networking, […]
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If you’re trying to make sense of the current climate for Big Tech, then Dan Cooper has some advice: look to the past. Specifically, he’s ready to rehash Microsoft’s antitrust battle over Internet Explorer in the late 90s, and infer what that means f…
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Google Duo is getting a little bit better for big friend groups today. The extremely expanded video calling feature is finally rolling out today, at least on some platforms. This feature was especially exciting during a time when most people are still trying to practice social distancing and self-quarantining to stay safe during a pandemic, […]
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Google was criticized around the launch of the Pixel 4 because they weren’t allowing 4K 60fps video recording. The phone seems like it should capable of it considering it’s a pretty advanced camera, but Google hasn’t budged or enabled the feature. But this is Android we’re talking about, and there’s always a way to get […]
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After years of capping video calls at only four participants, Facebook has finally deemed this socially-isolating time as a sign to upgrade video call sizes. A fact I found extremely limiting when I recently began using Facebook-owned WhatsApp to stay in touch with family while (briefly) overseas was the limit to only three other people […]
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New York is adjusting to the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic even for some of its most time-honored traditions. Governor Andrew Cuomo has implemented an Executive Order that not only lets state residents get their marriage licenses remotely, but a…
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LG’s UX UI has never been the most appreciated custom interface in the Android world and lately has looked more than a little dated. As other brands have made their UI’s lighter and more user-friendly, LG’s UX has been given the equivalent of a chocolate frying pan in recent years as it was sent over […]
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After a big launch during the Galaxy S10 Unpacked event on February 20th, Samsung’s first foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Fold, was revealed to suffer from a number of flaws, most notably with its display and the ingress of foreign objects. Samsung canceled preorders and pulled review units from tech sites while the Galaxy Fold underwent […]
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Insta360 — as the name implies — is usually known for its 360-degree cameras, but this time, it's braving sports cam territory with a little surprise, literally. The Insta360 Go is apparently the "world's smallest stabilized camera" — so small tha…
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If you’re an avid media enthusiast or a cord-cutter, you’ve probably run into the painful reality of Amazon and Google not really getting along. So far that’s limited some app availability between the two platforms. Google semi-recently pulled YouTube from Amazon’s Fire TV platform, and Amazon has never had a Google Cast option or Android […]
Come comment on this article: Long overdue, Amazon Prime Video comes to Chromecast and Android TV (and Fire TV gets YouTube)
Samsung made a huge deal about the Galaxy Fold when they announced it during the Galaxy S10’s launch event in San Francisco on February 20th, although they frustrated tech press to no end during MWC 2019 by placing the foldable smartphone behind a ton of reflective glass. Despite this, a hands-on video has leaked showing […]
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Electrostatic speakers are a different kind of speaker than you’re used to, and they manage to avoid the clipping and distortion that you get from traditional speakers at high volumes. We had a chance to test drive the Trevolo S speaker from BenQ to see just how they are, and our own Kent Oki dug in […]
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Hailing from 23 countries around the world, they represent a diverse array of broadcasters, traditional and digital publishers, local media, agencies and creators, but all share a commitment to quality journalism and a spirit of innovation.
Many of these projects are focused on expanding newsroom video operations and trying out new ways of reporting news through video — from reaching younger audiences online to exploring live and fact-checking formats. Other projects look at the sustainability of news organizations, including work on new business models and programs to support a healthy news ecosystem. Here’s a sample of some of the projects funded:
Today’s announcement reinforces our commitment to supporting a strong future for news video. Over the coming months, we’ll be sharing insights gained from the projects and giving newsrooms the opportunity to benefit from the learnings, as we work together to support the development of long-term, sustainable news video businesses.
For more information about YouTube’s work with the news industry, please visit our website. We look forward to seeing how our partners across the globe push the boundaries of video journalism.
Timothy Katz, Director of News Partnerships, YouTube
OnePlus has released their latest open beta build for the OnePlus 6, and it’s bringing two major new features with it. The beta includes Video Enhancer for better video viewing, and OnePlus Roaming, which is a built-in data roaming service. There are some other smaller tweaks, too, as usual. Here’s the official changelog from OnePlus: […]
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Can't pop-lock or Lindy Hop to save your life? Don't worry — AI could soon make it look like you're a dance superstar. UC Berkeley researchers have developed a deep learning system that translates dance moves from a source video to less-than-experie…
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Don't be surprised if you soon see VR video from some of the darker corners of the ocean. Marine Imaging Technologies has launched a new camera, the Hydrus VR, that promises 360-degree 8K video (higher-resolution than many current headsets) at depth…
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Google has been slowly but surely making some changes to their Material Design specifications and guidelines for several months now. Unofficially dubbed Material Design 2, the updates are the first major ones since 2014 when Google initially launched Material Design. Besides bringing a fresh look to interfaces, the overhaul appears to be focused on improving […]
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If you’ve been keeping up, there have been several rumors that Google is getting into the gaming console market, at least indirectly. The Yeti streaming service, for example, was suggested to compete with GeForce Now and PlayStation Now, and recently some new interactions were tipped off for the Chromecast that would most likely be used […]
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When FIFA greenlit the use of video assistant referees at the 2018 World Cup, there was one overriding question: how long would it take before the technology shaped an important call? Not long at all, apparently. Two days into the group stage, offi…
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