Tag Archive: Video


University students take on 360-degree video with VR film contest

As the interest round VR and 360-degree video heats up, students from the Rhode Island School of Design and New York University are competing in a “first-of-its-kind” VR film contest. Sponsored by 360fly, the contest has 22 finalist submissions that you can check out on YouTube below.

To film the videos, shot and edited the footage via a 360fly camera and its accompanying app. Students could then submit the films to the following categories for a shot at winning  [Read More…]

Duo is Google’s attempt at the most human video chat service ever

Video chat needs to escape its current social limitations, and Duo is the first attempt.

The act of communicating in real time through video hasn’t really changed in nearly 20 years. Two devices with the same software initiate a connection, you wait for the video to load, and if you’re lucky the connection is good enough for a conversation to happen at a close to real world cadence. The technology surrounding  [Read More…]

Google I/O Day 3 video roundup — political data, ATAP, and security for all

Take a deep dive into the topics that matter.

Google’s three-day developer festival has been a massive success, due in no small part to the sheer volume of knowledge the company has stuffed into the Shoreline Amphitheater and its surrounding tent spaces. Not every session was livestreamed this year, and even if they were it’d be impossible to watch them all at the same time. Not to worry, every session was  [Read More…]

Google I/O Day 2 video roundup — everything you missed

Hello my friend. Stay a while, and listen.

Google isn’t livestreaming every session at their massive developer conference this year, but we do get recordings of each one uploaded at the end of the day. Among other things, that means there’s a whole lot of Google I/O for those us who aren’t on the ground in Mountain View to enjoy now. We’ve gone ahead and cherry picked some of the best  [Read More…]

BitTorrent Live to offer a different take on live streaming video

BitTorrent is throwing its hat into the live streaming ring with its upcoming app, BitTorrent Live. The app will offer live video content for news, music, sports, and more. But unlike other live streaming offerings such as Sling TV or Hulu‘s upcoming product, BitTorrent Live will use peer-to-peer technology.

From BitTorrent:

Powered by our proprietary and patented peer-to-peer live streaming protocol, BitTorrent Live allows for large audiences to view live video with sub 10-second latency and  [Read More…]

Video Direct is Amazon’s new way to give content creators access to its millions of customers

Amazon has announced Video Direct, a new way for video providers to reach Amazon’s huge customer base. With this, content creators will have a number of new self-service ways to put their videos in front of Amazon’s millions of Prime customers. The company will be offering royalties based on the number of minutes streamed, and more.

Amazon notes that some of the benefits include:

Access to Amazon’s most engaged streaming audience—video providers can distribute their content directly  [Read More…]

The magical Onewheel electric skateboard now has an Android app and we rode the hell out of it [video]

The future is here and there is an Android app to go with it!

To go along with their amazing electric board, Future Motion – the creators of the Onewheel – released an Android app, which gives you the ability to monitor various aspects of your Onewheel and even lets you customize the way it feels when you ride it.

What is the Onewheel?

The Onewheel is best described as an electric skateboard. It looks  [Read More…]

Casey Neistat’s social video app Beme comes to Android

Beme, a social video app that was launched by popular YouTuber Casey Neistat on iOS in 2015, is now available on Android. In addition to launching on Android, today also marks the app’s official foray into full release territory after having been in beta since last year.

If you’re unfamiliar with Beme, the app is meant to encourage you to share video of what you’re doing without taking you out of the moment. Rather  [Read More…]

SpaceX completing a successful droneship landing is why 360-degree video exists

SpaceX is all like “Hey everyone, check this out!”

We’ve seen some cool things done with 360-degree video already. We’ve even captured a couple of things ourselves. Collectively, early adopters are learning what to do with these relatively new cameras, and that includes a look at when to put the tech away. It’s fascinating stuff, especially if you’re looking at things through Google Cardboard, but it’s not always clear what video you should choose to introduce  [Read More…]

Google Camera update brings interface tweaks, dedicated slow motion video mode

A fresh update is now rolling out to the Google Camera app, bringing along a slew of interface tweaks and more. Of note are some interesting icon tweaks, with the shutter button losing its blue accent and the camera switcher changing to a circular design. Eagle-eyed users will also spot some slick new animations.

Meanwhile, there’s also now an option to launch directly into a dedicated slow motion video mode (on the Nexus 5X  [Read More…]