Tag Archive: Video

WhatsApp officially launches video calling

Major new feature rolling out ‘in the coming days.’

A few weeks after WhatsApp added video calling to its beta channel, the Facebook-owned chat platform has announced that it’s ready for stable roll-out. The new version will reach WhatsApp users on Android, iOS and Windows “in the coming days.”

As we covered when the feature was in beta, video calls in WhatsApp require both users be on the latest version of the app, with the interface  [Read More…]

Google Home vs. Amazon Echo: Video head-to-head!

How do you choose between Google Home and Amazon Echo? Start by listening.

Now that Google Home has been presented to the world as a genuinely good, but still kind of basic, alternative to Amazon Echo, there’s a lot of folks out there wondering which of these systems is the one they should be setting up in their homes or giving as gifts this year.

There’s no easy answer here, for a couple of reasons.  [Read More…]

Video calls are now live on WhatsApp beta!

The beta client for WhatsApp picked up an update to 2.16.318, bringing the ability to make video calls. When you tap the call icon, you now have the option of choosing between a voice call or video call. The interface itself is similar to what we’ve seen with the voice calls. You can start a new call from the Calls tab, or from within a conversation window by selecting the call icon.

For  [Read More…]

Watch our Google Pixel video review!

The review you’ve been waiting for is here!

The Pixel is not just Google’s first built-from-scratch Android phone, but it’s also one of the best phones released this year. It’s beautiful, fast, and has some features that truly separate it from the pack: flawless performance, an awesome camera, and Google Assistant.

When you’re finished the video, read our epic review for a more nuanced take on the “Google phones” and see how the two devices stack up against  [Read More…]

Google Photos allows for free unlimited photo and video storage, even for iPhones and iPads

One of the major benefits in owning a smartphone is the camera that you always have on hand to take a picture of a memory that you don’t want to forget. Sporting events, children, recitals, vacation, food and our cats are all things we love to take pictures of and many of us take so

Best Android Video Camera

If video recording is your thing, then look no further than the LG V20 — it offers unique shooting options, manual controls and the best audio capture available.

Best overall LG V20

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The LG V20 builds on its predecessor’s vision of offering a fantastic imaging experience — and that goes for both still shots and video. Right from the start the V20 stands out because it offers you both a  [Read More…]

Watch our Google Pixel hands-on video!

We’ve written the words, now see the video.

We know you can’t get enough of the new Pixel and Pixel XL, and to help you get a better understanding of how the phone looks, feels and looks, we’ve worked up a hands-on video. We’re primarily showing off the “standard” Pixel here, but have several shots of the Pixel XL that show just how similar the two phones are — really, it’s two sizes of one phone.

So  [Read More…]

Too sick to stand: What it’s like to ride the first VR video game roller coaster

Virtual reality roller coasters are certainly cool, but are they really the future of theme parks?

Whose bright idea was it to strap a vomit-inducing virtual reality headset to people’s faces and then flip them upside down at 55 miles per hour?

It’s certainly not my idea of fun, but in the spirit of Halloween and all the thrills that come with it, Samsung and Six Flags debuted Rage of the Gargoyles, one of the first  [Read More…]

Chromecast Ultra pictured, reportedly streams 4K video for $69

New Google Cast device set to arrive at October 4 Pixel event.

Google’s rumored next-generation Chromecast has leaked out ahead of its expected October 4 launch. The new streaming puck, which will reportedly debut alongside the new Pixel phones and Google Home, and maybe a whole bunch of other crazy stuff, has been revealed for the first time by prolific leaker Evan Blass over at VentureBeat.

The new device looks a lot like the current  [Read More…]

Verizon prepaid customers get HD voice and video calls

Verizon Wireless on Friday announced that its prepaid customers will have Voice over LTE capabilities starting on September 25. Indeed, this means HD voice calling and HD video calling over the service as well as six-way calls and more. Yes, it also means the ability to surf the internet while taking calls, too. With prepaid rates