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NVIDIA and Elemental team up to provide enhanced video processing solutions

NVIDIA and Elemental team up to provide enhanced video processing solutions

Elemental has announced its latest video processing platform intended for on-demand video broadcasting to a variety of devices, including smartphones and PCs, utilizing NVIDIA's Tesla GPUs. Several major brands utilize Elemental's platform, including Comcast and HBO, for delivering multi-screen video content to their subscribers.

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Vimeo acquires animated GIF app Echograph

Vimeo acquires animated GIF app Echograph

With the popularity of animated GIFs being what it is, it makes sense that companies are wanting in the action. Vimeo, the popular video-streaming service, has announced that it has acquired animated GIF-making app Echograph for an undisclosed amount of money. The company behind the app, Clear-Media will remain on its own -- it's merely just the app that Vimeo is after it seems.

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YouTube rumored to launch paid content this spring

YouTube rumored to launch paid content this spring

It looks like YouTube is wanting to attract more content producers to its platform, as well as make a couple extra bucks on the side, because according to AdAge, the video-streaming site is planning to offer paid subscriptions for individual channels to its users starting sometime in the spring.

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New H.265 video format approved: high-quality video at lower bitrates

New H.265 video format approved: high-quality video at lower bitrates

Today's H.264 video codec might be all well and good for the most part, but there's a new codec in town that looks to take over in order improve video quality and bitrates even more. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) announced today that they've agreed upon the successor to the current H.264 standard, and it's called H.265, or High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC).

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YouTube Capture updated with 1080p support

YouTube Capture updated with 1080p support

Google launched the YouTube Capture last month, and it provided an easy and quick method for avid YouTubers to record video and upload it to their channel in a timely manner. However, it didn't come with a wealth of awesome features that a lot of power users would like, but the app updated today with some improvements, namely 1080p recording capabilities, as well as improved features for sharing.

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YouTube launches remote control support on new LG, Sony, and Panasonic TVs

YouTube launches remote control support on new LG, Sony, and Panasonic TVs

While Google already announced support for pushing YouTube video straight to Google TV devices, the company is now announcing support for the same function on new Smart TVs from LG, Sony, and Panasonic. Owners of Smart TVs from these brands can now use the YouTube smartphone app as a remote control of sorts.

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Gangnam Style hits one billion views on YouTube

Gangnam Style hits one billion views on YouTube

Have you ever heard of a video getting over one billion views on YouTube? That's because it's never happened, until now. Korean superstar PSY has become an instant hit with his "Gangnam Style" single, and it's made its way to the US big time. The accompanying music video, which is hosted on YouTube, has garnered more than one billion views, making it the first YouTube video ever to reach that milestone.

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Voltitude V1 folding electric bike up for expensive preorder

Voltitude V1 folding electric bike up for expensive preorder

Swiss folding electric bike start-up Voltitude has begun taking orders for its eye-catching urban transport alternative, a collapsable battery-powered bike with a roughly 25 mile range. Intended to make the final jaunt between public transportation and your home or office more straightforward, the Voltitude V1 borrows the best of scooters and pushbikes for something that can be trundled off the train and have you at your desk in short order.

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Foldify for iPad released: 3D folding figures made easy

Foldify for iPad released: 3D folding figures made easy

iPad papercraft app Foldify has arrived in the App Store, turning your Apple tablet into a 3D figure creator (even if you don't know which end of a pen to put on the paper). Previewed last month, the app allows you to create a the paper or cardboard template for a folded 3D figure on your tablet, with ten designs to choose from and the ability to customize colors and appearance.

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Twonky Beam now supports Xbox 360 and Roku

Twonky Beam now supports Xbox 360 and Roku

Twonky Beam, the iOS and Android app that beams online videos to your TV from your mobile device, is now compatible with the Xbox 360 and Roku devices. The company behind the app, PacketVideo, announced the news today, and claims that Twonky Beam now works with over 90% of connected living room media devices.

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Maserati Quattroporte refreshed to take on Porsche’s 4-door bruiser

Maserati Quattroporte refreshed to take on Porsche’s 4-door bruiser

Maserati has revealed its updated Quattroporte, a tightening of the four-door sports sedan expected to bite into Porsche Panamera sales come 2013. The sixth-generation of the car, the new Quattroporte is lighter than its predecessor as well as faster and more fuel efficient, capable of coaxing out a top speed of 191mph from its hand-built V8 engine produced by Ferrari.

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Google+ Communities turns social upstart into discussion hub

Google+ Communities turns social upstart into discussion hub

Google has revealed its answer to Facebook Groups, Google+ Communities, a way for like-minded souls to create hubs of discussion and media on any topic they're interested in. Hitting all Google+ accounts today, Communities works as a topic-specific discussion board, with support for various sub-topics branching off from that, and with a choice of privacy settings to control whether anybody can participate, or if it's locked down.

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