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No, when I talk of Android Domination, I’m not going to talk about robots taking over our lives. This is a different kind of Android, the Google kind. The Android operating system was released by Google in 2008. Since then, Android devices have taken over the mobile markets around the world. It holds the largest market share for mobile and tablet devices, even more than Apple’s...

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The dreaded “THE ADOBE FLASH PLAYER IS REQUIRED FOR VIDEO PLAYBACK. GET THE LASTEST FLASH PLAYER” message. Or perhaps you’ve seen “This content requires Flash”. Either way, you’re most likely on an Apple computer or device trying to watch a video in your browser. But you can’t because it uses Flash, a video format created by Adobe. You get that error message because Apple doesn’t like...

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Why doesn't the audio match up with your video?

You’ve just sat down to watch your favourite movie, TV show, or other video on your tablet. You’ve really been looking forward to it all day. After a few minutes you notice the picture doesn’t quite match the video. You’re hearing things that aren’t happening in the scene yet. The video might be frozen on a particular point, or moving slowly forward while the audio...

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WiGig super fast WiFi

When I write about wireless, it’s usually about Wi-Fi and the speed you need to stream video. But in this post I’m looking at it from a slightly different perspective – Intel’s perspective. The company has laid out plans to manufacture a “wire free” laptop by 2016. What is that exactly? It means no charging cables, no display cables, no bulky docks on your desktop, and no little USB adaptors needed for...

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streaming thermal images

If you’ve ever watched a ghost hunting show or a modern war movie you’ve probably seen thermal imaging in use (or fictionally used in the movies). Chances are the imaging technology was provided by a company called FLIR. They’ve long provided thermal imaging cameras for military and professional use and dominate the market. But the cameras have never made any inroads into the consumer market due...

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firefly on fire phone

From the moment Amazon announced their entry into the mobile phone market, people have had a  lot to say. I wrote a blog a few weeks ago about the 3D capabilities of the Fire Phone and how cool that might be. But the Firefly capability is really what has caused the most polarizing discussions. In case you missed what all the fuss is about, Firefly allows...

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video seo and rich snippets

According to Cisco's June update to their Visual Networking Index, consumer IP video traffic will be 79% of all global internet traffic in 2018. That's a lot of video. And while much of that traffic consists of online movie services like Netflix and Amazon, there will still be a large chunk of videos created and produced by individuals and organisations. If you're video falls into the latter category,...

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hevc vp9 video standards

If there's one absolute in technology, it's that it's always changing. This seems especially true when it comes to the standards (think codecs) used for video. And there are often competing codecs in each generation of standards. This time around, there is the HEVC supported by the MPEG LA group, and VP9 backed by Google. Both codecs improve on the current H.264 HD video standard, though the technology behind each is slightly different. Both provide smaller...

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hd webcams for streaming

So you want to start video streaming and think your built-in webcam will work just fine? Maybe, but maybe not. To help you figure it out, we’ve put together this short guide on what to look for in a HD webcam. Almost every laptop comes with a webcam built in, but the quality of these webcams usually isn’t that great. Of course, there are exceptions so pull out...

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