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  • YouTube chief claims 'best year ever,' plays down Facebook threat

    Thousands of teenagers stood in line for hours this week in the sweltering Anaheim, Calif., summer heat at the sixth-annual VidCon online-video conference to get selfies with their favorite YouTube stars. As throngs of screaming fans rushed from one Web-celebrity sighting to another, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki presented her opening keynote, and said that the company "just had its best year ever." She also shared numbers to back up the bold statement.

    Written by Matt Kapko26 July 15 01:04
  • Meltdown! New Periscope iPhone app live streams ice cream factory's end

    The <a href="http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/article/20150116/News/150117014">teardown of a 50-plus-year-old ice cream plant</a> across from Network World's Framingham, Mass., headquarters today practically screamed to be live streamed via Twitter's new <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id972909677">Periscope app for the iPhone</a>. So I took my iPhone 5 into the parking lot during lunch and brought the action live to a whoever happened to stumble across it.

    Written by Bob Brown27 March 15 08:07
  • Apologetic Microsoft unleashes Xim globally for Android, Win Phone

    Apparently caught off guard by strong demand for Xim, a mobile photo-sharing app from its Fuse Labs researchers, a regretful Microsoft has released it globally for Android and Windows Phone, while promising iOS support is due soon.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez01 Nov. 14 03:49
  • Next-Generation Video Surveillance Comes to Maricopa County Sheriff's Office

    Video surveillance pops up all over the globe -- and not just to identify suspects in crimes or terrorist activities. Retail stores use video surveillance to record customers' shopping patterns. County governments watch traffic flow for better road design. Schools and corporations monitor classrooms and offices. Police officers now wear body cameras. Video is everywhere, capturing millions of hours of activity.

    Written by J. D. Sartain24 Sept. 14 22:48
  • Cool Stuff at CE Week New York

    OK, kids, strap in for this post - we're going to move quickly here. Start off by watching the video above to see a bunch of new gadgets that we saw this week at the CE Week New York event (in New York City, natch).

    Written by Keith Shaw27 June 14 03:53
  • Netgear Nighthawk X6 router introduces concept of tri-band wireless

    At the CE Week New York event today, Netgear announced its new Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router (model R8000), featuring 802.11ac wireless connectivity and using Broadcom's new 5G Wi-Fi Xstream platform. The $300 device is now available for pre-order online, with availability expected later this year.

    Written by Keith Shaw26 June 14 06:35
  • Christmas in summer: Rounding up Gadgety Goodness in NYC

    The temperatures were hovering near 80, but there definitely was a "Christmas in June" vibe at last night's Digital Experience in New York, sponsored by Pepcom. More than 50 companies were showing off their latest digital products to the press, hoping to get some additional eyeballs and coverage as we start preparing the end-of-year gift guides and other such features. The event was also a prelude to next week's CE Week in New York, in which we'll see even more gadgets and gizmos.

    Written by Keith Shaw21 June 14 03:46
  • The Loneliness of Today's Mobile Culture

    If you've ever felt isolated among your smartphone-obsessed friends and family, you're not alone. In fact, a new video from My Science Academy captures that feeling of isolation. CIO.com Senior Writer Tom Kaneshige weighs in on whether mobile devices connect us or sentence us to solitary confinement.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige27 Aug. 13 17:54
  • Mozilla, Otoy team on JavaScript video codec

    The Mozilla Foundation and graphic rendering technology company Otoy have built a video codec, written with JavaScript and WebGL, that would eliminate the need for using plug-ins to view video in a browser.

    Written by Joab Jackson06 May 13 16:15
  • DoCoMo decodes new video standard without new hardware

    Consumers might not have to upgrade their phones to take advantage of a new video compression system that can send high-definition images much more efficiently than today's most popular formats.

    Written by Martyn Williams25 Feb. 13 16:05
  • Digital photo retouching quantified in new metric

    A pair of researchers from Dartmouth University have devised a metric for quantifying how much a digital photograph has been altered by digital photo-editing techniques.

    Written by Joab Jackson30 Nov. 11 00:53
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