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Huge 43% growth in online video watching in one year

October 31st, 2014 at 12:06 pm » Comments Off

People on the Internet watched 38.2 billion free videos online in the second quarter of 2014. A new report from Adobe has found that we are wasting more time than ever watching video, and we are increasingly doing it online. What’s more, “online” no longer means “on a computer” — it increasingly means on a […]

Video gamers speak out against sexual harassment

October 31st, 2014 at 11:50 am » Comments Off

Adult women are playing video games in greater numbers than ever. Heather Knight thought she had found a like-minded community when she joined her first formal gaming group. The last thing she expected was what came next: unwanted, sexually harassing messages from her fellow players.    

RoomAlive can turn any space into a holodeck

October 14th, 2014 at 2:04 pm » Comments Off

RoomAlive Microsoft Research revealed Illumiroom last year. Illumiroom used projectors to stretch the image on your TV to take over a whole wall. Now comes the sequel, RoomAlive. The new system can turn every surface in a room–from the floor to the couch cushions to your own skin–into a glowing screen that reacts to your movement. It’s as […]

Views for the top 100 YouTube channels have grown by 80.5% in the past year

September 7th, 2014 at 8:37 am » Comments Off

YouTube’s  biggest star PewDiePie’s gaming videos were watched 439m times in July 2014 alone. There are more than 1 billion viewers a month on YouTube. They watch 6bn hours of video, with nearly 40% of it watched on mobile devices. Its top channels are taking advantage.    

Robots replace cheering fans at Korean baseball games

August 1st, 2014 at 8:45 am » Comments Off

The creators hope the robots can lead chants by real fans too. A struggling Korean baseball team, the Hanwha Eagles, have invented a novel way to improve atmosphere at their matches – by bringing in a crowd of robot fans.    

Two-thirds of all televised Shark Tank deals fall apart

July 18th, 2014 at 9:40 am » Comments Off

Shark Tank Monday was the first of three open calls for contestants on ABC’s Shark Tank, the investing reality show in which entrepreneurs make live pitches for funding before a panel of angel investors. Shark Tank is entering its sixth season, the show attracts more than 7 million viewers each week, placing it among the 10 most popular […]

Neurogaming trends are revolutionize the gaming industry

April 11th, 2014 at 11:26 am » Comments Off

Neurogaming is where the mind and body meet game-play. New gaming platforms, segments, and technologies are being introduced and adopted faster than ever before – sometimes more rapidly than we can grasp their full potential. There are some exciting times ahead in the neurogaming ecosystem.    

The future of cinema

April 7th, 2014 at 1:56 pm » Comments Off

Filmmakers have a bright future in cinema. The Technology Summit on Cinema in Las Vegas gave filmmakers a vision of hope as well as a warning at last week’s presentations. The Summit sees a bright future for filmmakers but a cloudy forecast for theaters.    

Mobile video viewing increased 719% between 2011 and 2013: Ooyala

April 2nd, 2014 at 9:43 am » Comments Off

Mobile viewership will double by end of 2015. TV isn’t just a box in the living room anymore, it also includes smartphones and tablets. A new report from video services company Ooyala provides more evidence of that trend. By analyzing viewing data from 200 million people, the Global Video Index report found mobile and tablet viewing […]

Decluttr buys every CD, DVD, and video game you don’t want anymore

March 31st, 2014 at 12:49 pm » Comments Off

Inside the Decluttr warehouse. Decluttr buys anything – because that’s their business model. They will literally buy any CD, DVD, or video game you want to mail them. And they pay the postage, too.  

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