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Sony Action Cam Mini reignites POV war

Sony Action Cam Mini reignites POV war

This morning in Berlin, Sony has revealed their next super tiny camera, bringing the heat with model HDR-AZ1. This device is also known as the Sony Action Cam Mini, coming with a body that’s 30% smaller than its Sony-made predecessors. This device works with a new Live View Remote accessory, Live Stream with USTREAM, and a variety of new action mounts.

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YouTube Fan Funding: Google fires back at Amazon Twitch buy

YouTube Fan Funding: Google fires back at Amazon Twitch buy

Not so fast, Amazon, Google isn’t going to let people cashing in on video get away that easily. This week YouTube has been updated to include a "Support" button - very similar to Twitch’s own Donate function. This comes not long after Amazon purchased Twitch after weeks of tips that Google was moving in for the kill.

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Twitch Audio Muting live, parent company shuttered

Twitch Audio Muting live, parent company shuttered

This week Twitch continues to move toward a more standard setup for their hosted media, first porting to YouTube, now working with Audio Recognition. That’s Audio Muting in a lot of cases, as Twitch is working with the group Audible Magic to scan your videos for music which could be protected from broadcast under copyright law. Will your video's audio be muted? It really depends on what games you've recorded.

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Popcorn Time refuses to quit, adds AirPlay support

Popcorn Time refuses to quit, adds AirPlay support

A service that is being called "Hollywood's Worst Nightmare" is back with another update and its biting back at the powers that be. It has added support for Apple's AirPlay streaming protocol so that not only will users be able to watch streaming torrents on their iOS devices, they can also redirect those to, say, an Apple TV for the ultimate viewing experience.

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Google’s acquisition of Twitch appears to be confirmed

Google’s acquisition of Twitch appears to be confirmed

It would seem that Google may have even more of a hold on the world of citizen-made videos published to the internet now as word spreads that they’ve acquired Twitch. Word first surfaced earlier this year as this $1 billion dollar purchase was first spoken about by sources speaking with the Wall Street Journal.

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Report: YouTube asks Hollywood for help/content

Report: YouTube asks Hollywood for help/content

YouTube may be in talks with Hollywood studios for original content. According to Reuters, executives from YouTube have been making the rounds in tinsel town, speaking to independent producers as well as big-name studios. The move would move the video upload site into direct competition with Netflix and Amazon.

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Smart rifle, Android make perfect shots without looking

Smart rifle, Android make perfect shots without looking

What do you get when you cross a precision guided rifle with "off the shelf" Android-enabled goggles? Nothing less than the uncanny ability to take a perfect, accurate shot without even looking in the direction of the target. This could very well be the beginning of Android-powered warfare.

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Twitter toying with video suggestions for your hashtags

Twitter toying with video suggestions for your hashtags

Twitter may be getting a lot more visual, and take up more of your time, with a new experiment. It seems as though the micro-blogging platform is toying with the option to suggest videos based on your tweets. By adding a hashtag, Twitter may end up suggesting you post a video of the occurrence you’re talking about.

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Vimeo offers “Copyright Match” to protect users

Vimeo offers “Copyright Match” to protect users

YouTube counterpart Vimeo has taken steps to thwart copy-written material from appearing on their site. Simply referred to as Copyright Match, Vimeo’s system subjects uploaded content to a scanning algorithm that attempts to pick up on any conflicts of interest, like clips of movies or songs not intended for free use.

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Google’s Hangouts gets an Outlook plugin, full integration

Google’s Hangouts gets an Outlook plugin, full integration

Hangouts, Google’s silver-bullet replacement for all their communication platforms, is coming to Outlook. Via Google Enterprise, we learn that a plugin for Outlook now makes it possible to start, join, or otherwise manage Hangouts from within the Microsoft enterprise service.

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Amazon and BBC tie up brings Sherlock and more to Prime Instant Video

Amazon and BBC tie up brings Sherlock and more to Prime Instant Video

Fans of BBC TV shows that also have a subscription to Amazon Prime Instant Video will be able to catch upon some of the past seasons of their favorite shows using the streaming service. Amazon and BBC Worldwide have announced that they have teamed up to bring multiple seasons of some of the most popular BBC programs to Prime subscribers. The shows include Doctor Who, Sherlock, The Office, and Call the Midwife among others.

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Livestream for Glass turns Glassholes into roving reporters

Livestream for Glass turns Glassholes into roving reporters

Google Glass wearers looking to share events with more than just a Hangouts call can now stream video directly from the headset, thanks to new Glassware from Livestream. The app, Livestream for Glass, pipes live footage from Google's wearable to an online broadcast, as well as allowing for remote control of Glass cameras from the studio.

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