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Periscope update brings GoPro broadcasting

Periscope update brings GoPro broadcasting

Putting your phone in danger to broadcast on Periscope is a risky activity, particularly given how expensive some phones are. To give its users a different option, Periscope has announced support for the GoPro HERO 4 action camera in its iPhone app. With it, the GoPro camera can be set up over WiFi to broadcast video through the Periscope app, no smartphone risk necessary.

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Facebook’s new live video feature takes on Periscope

Facebook’s new live video feature takes on Periscope

Facebook is testing a new major feature that pits it against Periscope, arguably the world’s most popular mobile live streaming platform. The feature, as you probably guessed, is live video streaming, allowing Facebook users to share real-time videos with their friends and the public. Joining live video is a new collage feature that groups photos and videos into "moments."

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EE’s 4GEE Capture Cam wearable is now available

EE’s 4GEE Capture Cam wearable is now available

Wearable cameras, like the Narrative Clip, has been around for quite some time, trying, and failing, to give rise to a new activity called life-logging. But it wouldn't be until Meerkat and Periscope launched this year that the idea of live streaming events and moments finally caught on. Now trying to capitalize on that growing trend, UK carrier EE is finally launching the 4GEE Capture Cam. A successor to this year's 4GEE Action Cam, this model is more wearable and only slightly more discreet, but offers the same video streaming over 4G networks.

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Hitbox game streaming service to broadcast eSports in 4K

Hitbox game streaming service to broadcast eSports in 4K

Hitbox.tv, a relatively small player in the game broadcasting service market compared to giants like Twitch and YouTube, is looking to improve its status and differentiate itself from rivals with something they don't yet offer. In the coming, Hitbox will begin broadcasting eSports events in true high quality streams, as in 4K with 60fps. With eSports growing in prominence, as well as spectating fans, Hitbox hopes to become the channel viewers will turn to.

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Fallout 3 is the latest Twitch community’s collective play

Fallout 3 is the latest Twitch community’s collective play

You might remember over a month ago when the live game broadcasting service Twitch started having viewers collectively play Dark Souls, where viewers' text inputs in the chat box are used to control the game, all at the same time. Well, they're at it again, this time tacking on the modern classic Fallout 3. In the past the Twitch community was successful at beating games including one of the first Pokemon titles, and an older Metal Gear Solid game, while over 38 days later, the Dark Souls stream is still going.

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Periscope debuts web profiles for users

Periscope debuts web profiles for users

Twitter-owned Periscope has just launched a new feature that brings the service in line with other social networks like, well, Twitter. Periscope users are now able to set up profile pages on their accounts, writing a few lines of information about their interests, what type of content they broadcast, or even their location and personal homepage. Users will have their own periscope.tv/username URL, where all their recent broadcasts can easily be found.

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Star Wars live global toy unboxing begins September 3

Star Wars live global toy unboxing begins September 3

It looks like the first real marketing blitz for the new Star Wars film, The Force Awakens, will begin next week. Disney has announced that starting Thursday, September 3rd, an 18-hour live toy unboxing event will take place across the globe, with 15 different cities around the world revealing the first look at new Star Wars merchandise. The event is described as a "New Year's Eve style celebration," with 12 countries each participating at local times on September 3rd, starting in Australia.

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Real life first-person zombie shooter pops up on Chatroulette

Real life first-person zombie shooter pops up on Chatroulette

Turns out, if you still use Chatroulette, the website that matches you and your webcam up with a random stranger, you may not always be shown someone doing something obscene. You might just get thrown into a real life first person shooter (FPS), with you in control of someone trying fight off zombies. That's exactly what happened when random users were paired with the British film production crew Realm Pictures, who managed to create a live-action FPS that plays out in real-time right before viewers.

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Comcast’s live-streaming app now available for Xfinity customers

Comcast’s live-streaming app now available for Xfinity customers

Back in May, Comcast began a limited test of a mobile app that let users stream video from their smartphone to not only other phone users, but to TVs at home and the homes other subscribers. Called Xfinity Share, the app proved to be fairly popular, and now Comcast has made it available to all Xfinity customers. The app is free on both iOS and Android, and the only requirement for recipients of the stream is that they have an X1 DVR-ready set-top box.

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YouTube Live Broadcast revealed: watch out Periscope

YouTube Live Broadcast revealed: watch out Periscope

If Periscope and Meerkat are to be believed, live-streaming video from your point of view is the new big thing, and so YouTube is getting in on the deal. YouTube Live Broadcast, revealed today as a feature on the new Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+, turns the smartphone camera into a live-streaming platform. That video can be shared privately with just a few contacts, or alternatively beamed out publicly to anybody with access to your YouTube channel.

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