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Facebook testing auto-playing videos on mobile

Facebook testing auto-playing videos on mobile

Facebook has announced that it will begin testing an auto-playing video feature in the News Feed on mobile devices, something that is said to be surfacing "in the coming weeks." With the feature will come automatic video playing when one is scrolled to in the News Feed, much in the same way a video is automatically played on Vine.

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4K video transfer over WiGig to be demonstrated at Intel Developer Forum

4K video transfer over WiGig to be demonstrated at Intel Developer Forum

For the time being, consumers have gotten a look at WiGig technology through select vendors, with the technology having begun to pick up speed in recent times as more devices are offered with it. That speed increase will be coming in a different way in the near future, however, with DisplayLink and Wilocity announcing that it will demonstrate 4K video delivery with the technology at the Intel Developer Forum.

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Sony Action Cam HDR-AS30V pairs 16MP Exmor-R sensor with hardcore cage

Sony Action Cam HDR-AS30V pairs 16MP Exmor-R sensor with hardcore cage

This point-of-view camera allows users to record GPS as they record video on-the-go. The theme of this product is "Prove Yourself", Sony suggesting that the addition of GPS to video is letting users to show - and prove - that they were rolling out in hardcore sports situations of all sorts. This camera is 25% smaller than Sony's previous solutions from Sony in the Action Cam universe, this paired with 16 megapixel Exmor-R sensor, CZ Lens, and a 170-degree viewing angle.

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YouTube to shelve video responses due to extremely low click-through rate

YouTube to shelve video responses due to extremely low click-through rate

If you can't remember that last time you watched a YouTube video response, you're not the only one. As it turns out, only four out of every one million users who see a video response actually click on it, something that works out to a click-through rate of 0.0004%. Because of this, YouTube has announced that the feature will go away next month.

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MixBit for iOS arrives with Vine-like videos from YouTube founders

MixBit for iOS arrives with Vine-like videos from YouTube founders

Way back in April, YouTube co-founders Steve Chen and Chad Hurley announced a new video service called MixBit. Details were a bit scarce at that point, and it seemed like they merely just wanted to get the hype up. However, they've officially launched the iOS app, which allows users to record videos and upload them to the web.

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Chromecast to get Vevo, Blip, and Devour support

Chromecast to get Vevo, Blip, and Devour support

Chromecast has scarcely been available for more than a week, and has already seen several video services and companies jump aboard. On July 29, we reported that Vimeo and Redbox Instant were both confirmed to be working on support for Chromecast, and earlier today news surfaced that HBO Go and Hulu will be arriving. Now three more services can be added to the list: Blip, Vevo, and Devour.

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Chromecast to gain Redbox Instant and Vimeo, others to follow

Chromecast to gain Redbox Instant and Vimeo, others to follow

Google Chromecast was a nice surprise that Google rolled out earlier this month, making a solid attempt to find its way into the streaming entertainment industry (again) with a $35 dongle and simple setup. Though cheap, the device has run into criticism over its lack of content, which is presently limited to Netflix, YouTube, and Google Play. That will be changing soon, however, as Redbox Instant and Vimeo gear up to add support for the device, and others consider following.

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SlashGear 101: What is Chromecast?

SlashGear 101: What is Chromecast?

Google's Chromecast device is a Web media player, introduced by the company just a bit over a year after they first showed of a machine with very similar capabilities: the Nexus Q. Where the Nexus Q came into play as a bocce-ball-sized TV "box", Chromecast is the size of a USB dongle, small enough to fit in your pocket. It connects through a television's full-sized HDMI port and you'll be able to pull it up with the input button on your television remote, the same as you would a DVD player.

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Vine for iOS updates with channels, new camera tools, and “revining”

Vine for iOS updates with channels, new camera tools, and “revining”

In what is most likely a response to Instagram's recently-announced video features, Vine has added some hefty new features to its iOS app, including channels, new camera tools, as well as a "revining" feature that lets you share Vines on your own profile, similar to how retweets work.

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Bullet Time goes home-made with a ceiling fan and a rocket

Bullet Time goes home-made with a ceiling fan and a rocket

The term "bullet time" has been loosely applied to camera-based projects that take on what's been made most famous back in the original Matrix movie and spread wide with film, television, and even advertisement spots before and since. What we're seeing this week as a Hack-a-day project that takes the concept and makes it a do-it-yourself project. All you need to DIY is a fan, a dimmer switch, a GoPro camera, and some fireworks!

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Video on Instagram headlines Facebook event

Video on Instagram headlines Facebook event

At Facebook's product event today, the social network introduced more features for Instagram. Specifically, the social photo sharing service launched a video function that takes on Vine. Facebook is calling it Video on Instagram, and its Instagram's own twist on recording quick videos and sharing them with friends over the service.

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Viacom joins Twitter Amplify to bring TV video clips

Viacom joins Twitter Amplify to bring TV video clips

We've heard talk about a possible Viacom partnership with Twitter before, bringing with it social TV show clips. Such rumors became official today with an announcement by Viacom that it has joined Twitter's Amplify program. To kick things off, Viacom will be launching with the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, and will move on from there to provide content from a variety of stations.

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