Posts by Category: Video

Video of the week.

announcement February 23, 2011 posted by

Amazon now offers streaming movies and TV shows to Prime members

Want to stream some video online? It seems like you can’t type in a url without stumbling onto a site offering streaming video service. Alright, so it’s not that common, but more and more sites are getting into the game, which is only a win for the consumers. The latest company to throw their hat into the ring? Amazon. This move is no surprise, as the company already offers a variety of digital services. What’s interesting is that while you…


Continue Reading »Amazon now offers streaming movies and TV shows to Prime members
Amazon now offers streaming movies and TV shows to Prime members
Bookmark This! February 21, 2011 posted by

Torrent Butler – cool movie finder serves up torrents with style

Mmm..not sure how long this puppy is going to stay alive, even if they do say correctly that it is just a torrent search engine, but it’s an interesting example of just how easy it would be for the movie industry to start up a really compelling service, earn money and satisfy everyone’s need for instant gratification. Are you listening RIAA? Sigh, of course not.   Torrent Butler is a fancy pants graphical menu and movie information catalogue layered on top of…


Continue Reading »Torrent Butler – cool movie finder serves up torrents with style
announcement February 16, 2011 posted by

Criterion Collection abandons Nexflix for Hulu Plus

When Hulu first came out and started offering to stream new TV shows shortly after they were aired, people really started paying attention. It was when they introduced their subscription-based Hulu Plus that we all collectively shook our heads and waited for the end. Until now, there hasn’t been a lot to entice me to pay for their services. If I’m going to pay for streaming video, my money is going to Netflix, which offers a lot more. If you’re…


Continue Reading »Criterion Collection abandons Nexflix for Hulu Plus
Criterion Collection abandons Nexflix for Hulu Plus
Mobile Tech February 8, 2011 posted by

Megatron Quadband Camera Phone Watch – transform yourself into James Bond for under $100

This Megatron Quadband Camera Phone Watch will probably not convert into an evil mastermind Nissan 370Z robot, but it could be useful in the rain when you need to call a cab. The thing sports a 1.3 inch touchscreen, a microSD slot for memory storage, quadband GSM/GPRS phone, MP3 player, FM radio, sound recorder and a VGA camera and camcorder function. Phew! Priced at $99.59/£61.79 unlocked and complete with a Bluetooth earset so you don’t have to look a complete…


Continue Reading »Megatron Quadband Camera Phone Watch – transform yourself into James Bond for under $100
Bookmark This! February 2, 2011 posted by

EmbedPlus – YouTube videos get cool features like slow-mo, instant replay and zoom…

EmbedPlus is a very cool new YouTube video embedding tool which lets you add functionality like zoom and slow motion to embedded videos on a web page. The service is free, and works by layering a wrapper on top of the standard YouTube embed player, which adds in extra controls and buttons. Not only do you get extra features, but also a ‘more’ button which pushes the viewer over to a page full of related content, which is also neat. The…


Continue Reading »EmbedPlus – YouTube videos get cool features like slow-mo, instant replay and zoom…
Cool Web Apps & Sites January 14, 2011 posted by

Insignia Infocast 8 Inch Media Display – Chumby powered desktop media appliance

This Insignia Infocast 8 Inch Media Display is a Chumby O/S powered web computer which delivers Internet radio, video and music playback, digital photo frame functionality and various fun type applications for download. The Chumby connection means that theoretically it’s open source hackable, not sure how that plays out in real life though. It features an SVGA touchscreen, 800Mhz processor, 2GB of RAM, WiFi, USB ports, speakers and a natty little desk stand. Despite all this we can’t help thinking that it…


Continue Reading »Insignia Infocast 8 Inch Media Display – Chumby powered desktop media appliance
Gadgets January 10, 2011 posted by

Ordro HDV-D350S HD Camcorder with Mini Projector – capture and show from one tiny box

This Ordro HDV-D350S HD Camcorder With Mini Projector comes with…yes you’ve guessed it…its own detachable mini projector. So now you can not only capture those oh so important moments, but then instantly project them onto the nearest white wall or screen like substance. You know what this means don’t you? Yep, you can now bore people rigid with your holiday videos, before you finish your vacation. Hotel guests the world over are shuddering in anticipation. The on-wall screen goes up to a healthy…


Continue Reading »Ordro HDV-D350S HD Camcorder with Mini Projector – capture and show from one tiny box
software January 7, 2011 posted by

Group video calling comes to Skype

If you use Skype for video chatting on a PC, then you may want to consider grabbing the latest version. Why? Well, in addition to some minor tweaks to improve video quality and stability, they have added in a long-awaited feature. That’s right, group video calling is now live (it has been in beta for a little while now). Unfortunately this new feature isn’t a freebie. If you want the ability to group chat whenever you like, you’ll need to…


Continue Reading »Group video calling comes to Skype
Group video calling comes to Skype
cool tech January 5, 2011 posted by

Warpia Stream HD wirelessly streams HD video and audio from your laptop to a TV

Wirelessly streaming real-time high definition for audio and video from a laptop seemed to be a far off dream, as all first generation devices were a little lack-luster. Most current devices for this are still climbing their way up, but havenít been nearly promising as the Warpia Stream HD.† This will provide both high definition audio and video that is stutter free. This streamer comes in two parts; the transceiver and the main base station. It works just how you…


Continue Reading »Warpia Stream HD wirelessly streams HD video and audio from your laptop to a TV
Warpia Stream HD wirelessly streams HD video and audio from your laptop to a TV
Bookmark This! December 27, 2010 posted by

Wall Hook Recorder – the first genuinely useful spy cam

This Wall Hook Recorder may look like an innocent coat hanger to you and me, but in reality it’s the James Bond of clothing accessories. Hidden within that svelte black exterior lies a motion sensing colour VGA video camera with microphone, microSD slot and a built in rechargeable battery! Be aware that many of the captured video shots may feature robing and disrobing at various times of the day. $36.00.  Wall Mount # Ready to use set # Motion Detection to trigger recording # USB Data Transfer #…


Continue Reading »Wall Hook Recorder – the first genuinely useful spy cam
Awesome December 17, 2010 posted by

Performance – facial animation in video games starts to rival movies

If you want to take a look at the future of video game animation, especially in relation to facial animation, which has always been the tricky bit, then take a shufti at this short video trailer about Rockstar’s new title L.A. Noire. The game designers have come up with a new system called Performance, which combines some uber clever motion capture and 3D rendering to deliver…well awesome. Take a look, and fear for the future of the movie business once…


Continue Reading »Performance – facial animation in video games starts to rival movies
announcement December 16, 2010 posted by

Yahoo shuts down video hosting service

Today is a sad day for Yahoo Video users. It seems that the company has admitted defeat to the mighty YouTube. According to a statement from Yahoo, they will no longer be accepting video uploads from users. This is one of those occasions where I sheepishly admit that I didn’t even realize Yahoo was still doing video uploads. Seriously, I can’t recall a time where I considered either uploading or searching for a video with the former king of search…


Continue Reading »Yahoo shuts down video hosting service
Yahoo shuts down video hosting service
diy December 14, 2010 posted by

DIY Knitting Machine does all of the boring work for you

Kitting is one of those hobbies that takes a lot of time. First, you have to take all of the time to learn how to do it, then actually crafting something can take ages. Of course, you could always take another route and build a machine that could do all of the work for you. That’s exactly what one person decided to do. Made from some old scrap parts he had lying around and a special Picaxe-18x microcontroller, the creator…


Continue Reading »DIY Knitting Machine does all of the boring work for you
DIY Knitting Machine does all of the boring work for you
Recommended December 13, 2010 posted by

YouTube prepares to lift video limit restrictions

If you’re an amateur video producer, you’ve no doubt ran into issues with YouTube‘s video length limit. Thankfully the company recently raised the cap from 10 minutes to 15, but even that isn’t enough for some people. Well now it looks like the limit may be removed completely in the near future. According to product manager Joshua Siegel, the company has been working on their Content ID software, which scans videos for copyright violations. The advancements they have made allow…


Continue Reading »YouTube prepares to lift video limit restrictions
YouTube prepares to lift video limit restrictions