As part of the Facebook F8 conference, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings took a break from sawing his company in two in order to announce Netflix integration on the massive social network. Users will be able to share their Instant Streaming picks with friends automatically, but there’s just one problem. US users won’t be getting access to the feature due to a law from the 1980s.
Do you have thousands and thousands of dollars to spend, and also a love of super-high quality video? Then mark your calendar for November 3 when RED will be announcing details and shipping info for the new RED Scarlet video camera. RED has been making changes to the device in preparation for its debut, but CEO Jim Jannard is keeping things nice and vague for now.
From music videos to sports clips to hilarious, albeit questionable, viral videos, YouTube is a staple of internet entertainment. Well, the videos may be dumb, but easyTube is the smartest way yet to bring YouTube content to your WP7 smartphone.
We already know Intel is planning to build a better GPU for Ivy Bridge than what's currently available in Sandy Bridge, but just how much better it will be is the question. Intel provided a partial answer at this year's IDF event by detailing parts of the next-generation GPU, which the Santa Clara chip maker says will support up to a 4Kx4K (Quad HD) screen resolution.
Google has added a new feature to YouTube that will hopefully make the viewing experience better for all of us. Users will now have access to a handy web-based video editor when uploading clips. This isn’t a serious product for splicing together clips, like the one in Google Labs, but it provides the essentials. Users can adjust video properties, audio, and add effects in just a few clicks.
Legal battles over alleged copyright infringement are nothing new, but the recording industry may be blazing new trails with its most recent action. More than two dozen recording labels have gotten together in Japan to sue the owners of a YouTube downloader site called TubeFire. They are demanding more than $3 million in damages.
There’s more news from the China front today, but this tidbit is a little more sinister than a dry piece on PC sales numbers. For a long time, the Chinese government has been rumored to be the hidden hand behind cyber attacks across the world. They’ve always denied any wrongdoing. But now, it appears that a Chinese military propaganda documentary has inadvertently (or not) tipped China’s hand and shown proof of the nation’s role in hack attacks.
It's no secret Hulu's owners want to sell the video streaming service, but what isn't isn't yet know is who will buy it and how much Hulu will fetch. Hulu set a deadline for Wednesday for suitors to submit their initial bids, and this could turn out to be a multi-billion dollar deal, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Fusion-io is a Utah-based firm specializing in (among other things) high speed storage, like the ioDrive and insanely fast ioDrive Duo (1.5GB/s read/write speeds, 250,000+ IOPS). Nvidia's bread and butter is graphics chips. These two tech giants are teaming up, along with Tweak Software and Thinkbox Software, to collaborate on entertainment production and are showing off their joint talents at Siggraph 2011 by demonstrating full resolution, real-time digital content creation.
Skype has announced today that it is preparing to adopt Google’s open source VP8 codec for all video calls. The upcoming Skype 5.5 Windows client will use VP8 for 1-to-1 calls as well as group calls, which have used VP8 for some time. This is definitely a boost to Google’s WebM open video initiative.