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So far, it feels like 2016 has been the year of video streaming. All the big tech giants have either launched, or are launching, their own video services of one kind or another. Twitter is pushing video more and more. Facebook added live streaming and gaming streaming. And YouTube will be adding live streaming to its apps. Of course, video has been around for a long...

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It’s a worldwide phenomenon. People all over the world have left their homes in search of Pokémon. If you don’t know, Pokémon is a video game series started in the mid-1990s. In the decades since, it has grown into multiple TV series, five feature films, and now a mobile-gaming first. It’s been a rocky start for the mobile game. As I learned more about Pokémon Go,...

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It was supposed to be a huge superhero blockbuster. But Batman vs. Superman turned out to be anything but a hit. After an amazing opening week, the movie went into free-fall in its second week, taking in 68% less revenue. Second weeks are always less than the first you’re thinking. And you’re right, but few fall so dramatically in one week as did the eagerly anticipated...

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samsung gear vr headset

Would you pass up the opportunity to get a free virtual reality headset? I couldn’t. Not long ago, I got my brand new Samsung Gear VR, for free, as part of a promotion for the Galaxy S7. It took several months to arrive, but when it did, I felt the need to document the occasion with an unboxing video. [embed]https://youtu.be/lchKGKjBlpg[/embed] The Gear VR really is cool. But it isn’t...

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In 2015, 70% of all internet traffic was video. Around the world, billions of hours of video are uploaded to YouTube, Facebook, Snapchat, and on websites each day. Hundreds of millions of hours of video is watched each day too. Restaurants and takeaways are looking to tap into the video craze to help their businesses. But much of the time they are going about it wrong....

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you could summariseGet ready! Your Facebook feed is about to be filled with streaming video games. Doesn’t that sound fun? Facebook is betting that it does, and so is the gaming company Blizzard. They are the one behind titles like “World of Warcraft”, “Hearthstone”, and now their latest hit “Overwatch”. Blizzard has integrated the Facebook API into all of its games. Supposedly there is a “Go...

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There’s been a lot written about cord cutters and how over-the-top (OTT) programming is going to replace broadcast platforms like Sky, BT, or Virgin. OTT is the delivery of TV or movies online through (or “over”) another device like a gaming system or smart TV using a service like Netflix. But is watching your favourite TV show through your Xbox One using Netflix or HBO Go,...

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If you’ve used iMovie to create videos, you may have noticed the option for “Ken Burns Enabled”. It’s a feature that lets you control a still image almost as if it were a video clip. Technically it’s quite simple – just a matter of panning and zooming – but the end effect can be quite striking. Ken Burns is an American documentarian – he makes documentary...

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