The time is upon us for this year's Lyrid meteor shower, which takes place every April, with this year's shower expected to peak early tomorrow morning. While there's nothing quite like watching it outside betwixt the clouds, those foiled by poor weather or location aren't out of luck.
In this increasingly mobile and cable-cutting world, watching Super Bowl XLVIII can be a bit tricky for some of us. If you'd rather skip the sports bar and watch the big game from the comfort of your iPhone or iPad, there are a couple options, though the ability is still by and large restricted.
In every large gathering or event today, you'll see crowds of people holding up their smartphones or tablets to snap up the experience and share it with the world. To help make that new behavior as painless as possible, the NFL has decided ahead of time that it will prevent people inside the stadium from watching live video streams during the Super Bowl XLVIII match between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos.
Sources familiar to the matter disclosed that Amazon has approached at least three major media companies in a bid to launch its own Online Pay-TV service. Rumors and acquisitions such as this seem to indicate a possible shifting trend in how users will be consuming TV content in the future.
On January 24th, the Sacramento Kings will be broadcasting their game against the Indiana Pacers through Google Glass. While we've seen some sporting video #throughglass before, this will be the first time that a major Basketball game will be shown - by the announcers, the dancers, the mascot, and the players as well. This game will be broadcast and coordinated by a group called CrowdOptic.
YouTube began experimenting with live streaming a few years ago, offering it to show a few big events as they happened. In 2010, the feature was expanded a tad to a few networks, with plans to expand it again in the future. It has been a slow process, but the offering is being expanded again, this time to a wider range of users who have "eligible accounts." Along with the expansion is a tool to give users a thumbs up or down about whether they qualify.
If you're in the mood for a lunar eclipse, NASA says that there will be one later today, but it probably won't be anything too spectacular according to their description. The partial lunar eclipse will be taking place during the day in the US, but there will be a live stream from Dubai that will start at 3 pm ET.
This isn't the first time that NASA has live-streamed a spacewalk, but we certainly don't get treated to them very often. Today, NASA is live streaming a six-hour spacewalk aboard the International Space Station, as two Russian cosmonauts venture their way out into deep, dark space to fix a broken reflector and install weather monitoring equipment on the exterior of the station.
It seems like Google has been spending a lot of time on its YouTube app for iOS. Of course, this isn't too surprising, as the search giant was more or less forced to release their own when Apple dropped it from iOS 6. This time around, the app comes with the ability to access live streams right from the iOS app, letting you tune into live events while on the go.