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CAA, William Morris, Kevin Rose & More Put $8M Into Hot Online Classroom CreativeLIVE, Flickr Founder Joins Board

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CreativeLIVE, the startup looking to bring a live, online classroom to creative entrepreneurs, announced today that it has raised $8 million in series A financing from Creative Artists Agency, William Morris Endeavor, CrunchFund and Google Ventures. The new investors join Greylock in backing CreativeLIVE, which invested $7.5 million in the...
CAA, William Morris, Kevin Rose & More Put $8M Into Hot Online Classroom CreativeLIVE, Flickr Founder Joins Board

Netflix will switch from Silverlight to HTML5, explains what it's waiting for first

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Due to Microsoft's confirmation that support for its Silverlight plugin will end and the rise of plugin-free browsers, Netflix will eventually need to stream to PCs using something other than the tech it's had in place since 2008.The company has already implemented one example of the technology for Samsung's...
Netflix will switch from Silverlight to HTML5, explains what it's waiting for first

As legal battle with TV networks escalates, Aereo launches in New York. We tested the service. It rocks

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I’m sitting in my office (by which I mean my kitchen) watching Rachel Ray on my iPad and Kathy Lee on my laptop. These aren’t clips or day or old episodes. It’s live programming, streaming to me via Aereo, the web TV service which is locked in a legal battle...
As legal battle with TV networks escalates, Aereo launches in New York. We tested the service. It rocks

New Firmware for Samsung's Line of Blu-ray Players

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We're spreading the word about new software intended for Samsung's new line of Blu-ray players, which also includes the splendid aluminum body 3D models. If you're a fan of extreme video quality and have decided to enter the world of Blu-ray fidelity, good for you! But if you're also thinking...
New Firmware for Samsung's Line of Blu-ray Players
Streaming the Olympics: How YouTube and NBC do it

Canon unveils EOS M 18MP mirrorless camera, $800 in October with 22mm pancake lens

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For those who love Canon DSLRs but wish they’d build a pocketable mirrorless, your wait is over (well it will be in October).  Announced early this morning in Japan, the EOS M is a Sony NEX-like form factor EOS camera with compatibility for Canon lenses through an adapter. Professionals will...
Canon unveils EOS M 18MP mirrorless camera, $800 in October with 22mm pancake lens
YouTube now offers to fix camera shake and video exposure with a single click

Capture the world around you in 360° video with Dot [VB Store]

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This sponsored post is produced by StackSocial. We all love capturing video on our iPhone and now thanks to Kogeto we can take amazingly awesome 360 degree video with the click of a button. It’s that simple. Not only is the video quality great but the interactive 360 views...
Capture the world around you in 360° video with Dot [VB Store]

YouTube launches “one click fix” to improve the quality of your videos

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When we’re trying to capture something really funny, awesome, or downright amusing with our camera, the video quality is the last thing we’re thinking about. Capture the moment is the goal, and if you do it right then you might just have the next “viral” gem on your hands. YouTube...
YouTube launches “one click fix” to improve the quality of your videos

Skype Restores People Hub Integration In Latest Windows Phone Update, Adds HD Video

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Skype released an update today for Windows Phone, which restores the “People Hub” integration (Windows Phone’s fancy address book) that had been disabled in January due to bugginess and performance issues. Though today’s blog post from Skype doesn’t directly address the Hub’s former problems, it does hint at them by saying that...
Skype Restores People Hub Integration In Latest Windows Phone Update, Adds HD Video

Strategy behind Sony A99 DSLR revealed

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With its upcoming Alpha 99 DSLR, Sony will aim to specifically outperform Canon's 5D Mark II and 5D Mark III, Sony Alpha Rumors learned from its sources. The feedback Sony gathered from professional photographers indicated they wanted pro video quality and support so that's the two areas it aims to...
Strategy behind Sony A99 DSLR revealed

3rd Generation iPad Reviews: Retina Display Looks Great and LTE Speeds Impressive

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The embargo has lifted on the reviews for the 3rd Generation iPad, and they are starting to trickle out. Here is a summary of some of the prominent reviews: Macworld Video Review - Text in most apps will automatically take advantage of Retina display, though with some exceptions (Kindle App)...
3rd Generation iPad Reviews: Retina Display Looks Great and LTE Speeds Impressive

YouTube Android app update brings HD video streaming to 'capable' 2.2+ devices

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Honeycomb and Ice Cream Sandwich Android-running hardware has had access to HD resolution YouTube streams since launch (as seen above), but an update to the app that rolled out yesterday finally brings HD to some devices running Froyo or Gingerbread. The catch is that YouTube HD res won't work...
YouTube Android app update brings HD video streaming to 'capable' 2.2+ devices
The new iPad doesn't allow FaceTime over LTE

Netflix on the Wii: The First Reviews Are In

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Netflix started to send out a first shipment of Wii disks last week, making it possible to access its watch Instantly online video on demand offering on the gaming console. A few Netflix customers have already shared their first impressions, and the verdicts are mixed. There are complaints about the...
Netflix on the Wii: The First Reviews Are In

HEY, CORD CUTTERS: Here's How To Get Live TV On Your iPad Without Going Through Cable (AAPL)

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Big media companies are still trying to figure out the best way to get live TV on your iPad or tablet. Some, like Time Warner and Comcast, have apps that let you stream a handful of channels to your mobile device. But you must be a subscriber and use...
HEY, CORD CUTTERS: Here's How To Get Live TV On Your iPad Without Going Through Cable (AAPL)

Vimeo Gets a New Boss: AOL, Yahoo Vet Kerry Trainor

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Earlier this year video site Vimeo showed off a new look. Now it has a new CEO: Kerry Trainor, who just left his job overseeing AOL’s entertainment and video properties. Trainor replaces Dae Mellencamp, who has been running the site since 2009. But Vimeo says she’ll stay on as president....
Vimeo Gets a New Boss: AOL, Yahoo Vet Kerry Trainor
YouTube adds face blurring to its video editing tools

iTunes movies in 1080p: less than or equal to Blu-ray image quality?

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Blu-ray's been atop the home entertainment mountain, with only fleeting competition from HD-DVDs, ever since its introduction. Since then, home internet connections have gotten faster and the quality of downloadable content has improved such that iTunes can offer 1080p versions of your favorite movies. But, does iTunes really provide the...
iTunes movies in 1080p: less than or equal to Blu-ray image quality?

Review: Canon T2i DSLR camera

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Short version: An outstanding consumer DSLR and liberating video recorder, the T2i is a powerhouse media device in a small and relatively affordable package. What I think of as killer features, however, may not be viewed as such by the buying population at large. Features: 18-megapixel images/up to 1080p...
Review: Canon T2i DSLR camera

First Google Glass Explorer Editions begin to arrive; here is the unboxing and first consumer video

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Last week, we reported that the Explorer’s Edition of Google Glass would begin to ship out next month, but today, the first pairs of glasses are beginning to arrive. As Matt Abdou, Brandon Allgood and Cecilla Abadie post on Google+ pictures their prize, along come the first unboxing pictures. According the...
First Google Glass Explorer Editions begin to arrive; here is the unboxing and first consumer video

Dropcam HD Launch Delayed to Fix Video Quality Issues

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The Wi-Fi camera had fuzzy video playback in our hands-on tests, but Dropcam promises that the final version of its Dropcam HD will not have these problems....
Dropcam HD Launch Delayed to Fix Video Quality Issues

How audio wizards are shaping the sound of the next generation of PC games

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Get ready, PC gamers--change is coming. With major upgrades looming for both the Microsoft Xbox and Sony PlayStation platforms, developers will no longer have to throttle game performance to stay in step with aging console hardware. That means better games for everyone, including the PC gamers who have always been...
How audio wizards are shaping the sound of the next generation of PC games

Bluetooth

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I have written about Bluetooth before. I am very bullish on Bluetooth even though its an old protocol that has its challenges. It may not be as potent as Airplay and DLNA but I feel like its ubiquity and familiarity make up for some of that. I use Bluetooth every...
Bluetooth

Improved H.264 Compression Holds Down File Sizes on 1080p iTunes Store Content

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Ars Technica takes a look at the new 1080p content available on the iTunes Store, showing how a "High" compression profile for H.264-encoded content on the iPhone 4S and new iPad and Apple TV are minimizing the increase in file size needed to move from 720p to 1080p. Comparison of...
Improved H.264 Compression Holds Down File Sizes on 1080p iTunes Store Content

Plex for iOS 2.4 lets you get social with video, tie into Facebook

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It's been awhile since we last saw a big Plex update for mobile apps, so it's with some relief that version 2.4 has just crossed the path of iOS users. The upgrade is all about socializing and introduces a friend system both to get viewing ideas as well as...
Plex for iOS 2.4 lets you get social with video, tie into Facebook

Netflix Reviewed: The iPad’s First “Killer App?”

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I’ve used the free Netflix iPad software daily since Saturday’s iPad launch, and I can honestly say I’ve watched more content in the past three days than I did in the prior three weeks. My Netflix account ($8.99/month) gives me access to the more than 12,000 titles in its Instant Streaming...
Netflix Reviewed: The iPad’s First “Killer App?”

Google Hangouts On Air updated with live broadcast rewinding and instant YouTube uploads

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Did helping granny set up that Netflix account cause you to be late to your friend's big On Air Hangout? What would've been a calamity last week is but a minor hitch now. Earlier today, Google updated its live video streaming service with a new set of "highly requested"...
Google Hangouts On Air updated with live broadcast rewinding and instant YouTube uploads
Vimeo iOS app adjusts video quality based on connection, can stream at up to 1080p

BBC iPlayer for Android can now be streamed over 3G

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Last February, the BBC launched iPlayer for Android in the UK, and it has notched up 1.3 million installations since. Whilst the programmes were initially only available to view over WiFi, this is set to change with the latest incarnation of the app, with 3G streaming now included, in addition...
BBC iPlayer for Android can now be streamed over 3G
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