Setting up a home surveillance system can be expensive and frustrating, from choosing the type of system to purchase to the wiring and placement of the equipment. Two new companies, Dropcam and Skycam, are making home surveillance easier and more affordable for the average person. Skycam is a crowd-funded standalone video camera coming in at [...]
Google is planning to pursue legal action against a huge Youtube to MP3 conversion website that makes use of YouTube videos to extract MP3 audio and makes it available for site members to download. This official move by Google was written in a letter sent to YouTube-MP3.org, the video-MP3 conversion website in question, and seen [...]
Google-owned YouTube is broadening its offerings to publishers and regular users alike, through its latest monetization option – the pay-per-view. For the longest time YouTube has operated through a free video-sharing service, backed up by ads on its site; but lately plans for adding paid options to its slew of services have started to materialize. [...]
Many people each year look for ways to supplement their income, especially in a global economy that seems to be slow to recovery. However, people do not want to take on additional jobs outside the house if they can supplement their income by working at home. One such way to make money at home that [...]
Inception Park is a wonderful edited video showing Roller Coasters flying through Buenos Aires in Argentina. The video was made by Fim Director Fernando Livschitz. This is an excellent way to auto-promote himself : hoping he will be contacted by a major hollywood studio for next Big One on US Box Office.
Netflix has taken a lot of hits lately, first changing their pricing structure which resulted in a loss of hundreds of thousands of customers. Then, in a further damaging move they separated the streaming capabilities from disc rentals resulting in even more customers canceling their services. During this time, Redbox proved to be a worthy [...]
YouTube has now 4 billion videos viewed every day and 60 hours of video uploaded each minute. This exactly a 25 percent increase in the last 8 months (in May 2011, this was 3 billion views/day and 48 hours of uploads/min). Revenues & Money : “YouTube, which Google acquired for $1.65 billion in 2006, represents [...]
Google just rolled out two updates on Google + Hangouts (=video-chat). First, a new updated application for iOS (iphone/ipad/ipod touch) is now available on iTunes. Second update : screensharing and bigger video player. “- Screensharing: share what’s on your computer screen with everyone in the hangout. This is the first of many extras we’re graduating [...]
Youtube just published the Rewind 2011 : the most popular videos of the year. “Today, we rewind through the videos and channels that absorbed our collective global attention this year. To compile these lists, we looked at global view counts of popular videos uploaded throughout this year, and, in some instances, we aggregated views across [...]
Google is launching Youtube for Schools, Educational Content without distracting music videos or LOL Cats vids. “We’ve been hearing from teachers that they want to use the vast array of educational videos on YouTube in their classrooms, but are concerned that students will be distracted by the latest music video or a video of a [...]
Google has just announced the replacement of Insights by Youtube Analytics, an online analytic tool that’s very useful for video publishers. “You’ve been able to discover who is watching your videos and where they’re coming from for awhile now on YouTube, through Insight. Now we want to make it even easier to learn about your [...]
Google has just updated the new design of Youtube with a layer of Social. The default home page shows subscriptions (center). In the right column are recommended videos. In the left column you have access to all Youtube Channels including Google+ account with videos of your circles that appear in the center of the page. [...]
Youtube has now 2 online video editors : this one (not new) and a new feature that allows to edit videos directly on each video you have uploaded. You can add special effects (background style : sepia, cartoon, black and white, pixelised,…), modify the image (color, light, saturation, contrast), rotate right or left, trim start [...]
YouTube has just launched a ranking of the top 100 most viewed music videos on its video platform. The top videos will be visible on the page youtube.com/music (vertical, right sidebar) and should be updated once a week. All music videos will be ranked including official videos from top singers like Jennifer Lopez or Lady [...]
For a year, the Quebecer Dominic Boudreault photographed cities the night, from of his Quebec City to Toronto via Montreal, and then Chicago and Manhattan. All together put in this Time Lapse video. The photographer has done an absolutely amazing video, with inspiring music from Hans Zimmer. Equipment used: Camera Canon 5D Mark II.