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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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As mobile usage continues to grow, the networks are doing their best to keep up. But not all of them are equal, at least according to a new report from Ofcom. The organisation evaluated the major mobile network operators (MNOs) in five major UK cities. The big news reported on many websites was which MNO came out “the best” in the report. The networks included...

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It isn't any secret that younger generations tend to adopt technology much faster than the older ones. They drive the adoption and advances that everyone, eventually, will enjoy at some point. This seems especially true when it comes to mobile devices and mobile video. A recent NPD study, Smartphone and Tablet Usage Report, revealed 81% of US smartphone users stream video on their mobiles. They also...

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When talking about the Internet, or online video specifically, it's hard not to think about YouTube. Perhaps that's why their Chief Business Officer Robert Kyncl was asked to give a keynote address at this year's International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. It was his second time giving a keynote, and he used his time to point out how right he was in his...

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How do you hold your smartphone most of the time? Is it horizontal, like a widescreen television, or vertical like a letter in the post? And does it change when it comes to watching video? All these are great questions for video creators and marketers to ask when planning their next video shoot. Historically, virtually everyone says to record video horizontally to capture a true HD...

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You’re probably tired of hearing about how mobile is taking over everything. It’s simply a fact now that businesses and advertisers know. But the rate of growth of mobile video is likely greater than you might think. Here are some interesting statistics and expert opinions on why you need to create video for, and migrate to, mobile now. Insights from Yahoo! To find out what people really...

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sharing videos

It's November already. Isn't it amazing how fast the time can sneak up on you and suddenly you have a whole new holiday season to prep for? This year, you should definitely have video on your to-do list. And that video had better work on mobile devices. Mobile and video by the numbers You already know that mobile usage is growing fast (you'd have to live under a...

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Not too long ago I stumbled upon a resource Google provides called "Think with Google." They leverage their immense pile of data gathered from their search engine and other sources to provide insights to anyone that wants them. The data and analysis is provided for different industries, and usually is based on a global picture. Much of what they have is Google-centric – trends on YouTube...

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