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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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RIAA website caught sharing copyrighted content

RIAA website caught sharing copyrighted content

The folks over at Torrent Freak have made a habit of monitoring certain known digital pirate havens using ScanEye, a BitTorrent tracking platform. While we assume that is mostly an uneventful task, yesterday they came across something very interesting: a dozen or so instances of adult content videos being seeded by an IP address originating from the RIAA, which is known for rabidly pursuing those who share content via torrent networks.

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Ender’s Game trailer reveals child genius training for future alien war

Ender’s Game trailer reveals child genius training for future alien war

It's finally time to get a good look at the film adaptation of the science fiction novel classic Ender's Game with the first official full-length trailer for the movie. This trailer is just under two minutes long and has Harrison Ford speaking in what might be the least intense declaration of intent in the history of on-film representations of the military, rivaled only by his admittedly unenthusiastic voice-over for the theater version of Blade Runner. That said, the visuals appear to be bringing a fully prepared vision from director Gavin Hood and producer Bob Orci.

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YouTube Trends Map shows which videos are big in your city

YouTube Trends Map shows which videos are big in your city

Inside the USA, YouTube has ushered in a Trends Map, this map allowing you to see which videos are showing up most often in the area you live in. While it would appear that most of the United States is watching a trailer for the 6th season of True Blood at the moment, there's no shortage of YouTubers out there looking at a Bad Lip Reading engagement with The Walking Dead from East to West Coast. YouTube's new map will allow you, the user, to break down which videos are trending hardest across the country based on a variety of breakdowns.

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Eric Schmidt: “the future is now” for YouTube

Eric Schmidt: “the future is now” for YouTube

Google says that the fight between television and YouTube is over, and they say that the internet video streaming service has won indefinitely. During a recent presentation to advertisers, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said that the outcome of whether or not YouTube will overtake television has "already happened."

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Hulu boasts massive growth in Q1: 1m subscribers added and 1b videos streamed

Hulu boasts massive growth in Q1: 1m subscribers added and 1b videos streamed

Hulu announced some specifics today on their streaming business during Q1 of this year. The company said that 1 million Hulu Plus subscribers came on board this quarter, surpassing 4 million subscribers total. The company also announced that during the three-month quarter, over 1 billion videos were streamed.

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