Video

  • One Year In, Keepy Reaches 500K Users And Introduces Video To Its Family Timelines

    One Year In, Keepy Reaches 500K Users And Introduces Video To Its Family Timelines

    One year since launch, Keepy is announcing that more than 500,000 users are sharing content with their families on its service. In a phone call with TechCrunch, Keepy CEO Offir Gutelzon said that the company hit the 500,000 figure within the last few weeks. He also gave numbers on how the company is doing at bringing in international users and getting its families to convert to its premium… Read More

  • Vusay Keeps Eyeballs Glued By Adding SoundCloudy Timed Comments To Any Video

    Vusay Keeps Eyeballs Glued By Adding SoundCloudy Timed Comments To Any Video

    Sad fact: 20% of people click away from videos in the first 10 seconds. But Vusay hopes to hold our attention by augmenting any video player with comments anchored to specific points in the clip. It’s like SoundCloud’s timed commenting system but for video. News sites, digital media channels, and other online publishers can slap Vusay’s wrapper around their video for free… Read More

  • SoftBank Snaps Up Global Video Site DramaFever To Increase Its Entertainment Focus

    SoftBank Snaps Up Global Video Site DramaFever To Increase Its Entertainment Focus

    Fresh from announcing a $250 million joint venture with media giant Legendary, SoftBank is increasing its focus on entertainment with an undisclosed deal to buy DramaFever, a five-year-old startup that streams global TV shows and movies online. DramaFever, which has raised over $12 million in funding from investors that include SoftBank Ventures Korea, isn’t limited to Korean content. Read More

  • Imgur To Convert Uploaded GIFs Into Videos

    Imgur To Convert Uploaded GIFs Into Videos

    Social image sharing site Imgur today announced Project GIFV, an internal initiative to drag the GIF format we all know and love out of the 90s and into the modern, HTML5-powered web. Going forward, the site will convert all images uploaded in GIF format to lightweight MP4 videos. Read More

  • Equil's New SmartPen 2

    The Equil Smartpen Puts Your Physical Notes And Doodles In The Cloud

    The Equil Smartpen 2 gives you a Bluetooth-connectede pen, a charging case, and a little receiver unit that actually records what you write from the edge of whatever paper you’re jotting things down on. In concert with its mobile and desktop apps, you can jot down notes, get a PDF-scan quality copy, convert what you wrote into plain text, and upload to Evernote in a matter of minutes. Read More

  • Doorbot Becomes Ring, A Home Security Solution That Also Greets Your Visitors

    Doorbot Becomes Ring, A Home Security Solution That Also Greets Your Visitors

    After a successful crowdfunding campaign that raised $250,000 and a first-generation product that promised remote viewing of anyone coming to your front door over your home network, Doorbot is rebranding as Ring, and introduced redesigned hardware with more of a focus on home security, and a design that should help it better fit in with its surroundings and compliment existing house design… Read More

  • YouTurn Is Like Hyperlapse With Benefits

    YouTurn Is Like Hyperlapse With Benefits

    YouTurn is probably wincing that I compare their app to the extremely popular Hyperlapse. In my defense, there are similarities that simply must be noted — primarily that the app creates super-fast videos of events. However, YouTurn, who is showing their concept on the floor at TechCrunch Disrupt, has a slightly different angle and it revolves around taking road trips in your car and… Read More

  • GoPro Fetch Review: You Will Envy Your Dog’s Work/Life Balance

    GoPro Fetch Review: You Will Envy Your Dog’s Work/Life Balance

    For you today, we have a video a little over six minutes long of a dog experiencing a happiness more pure than you or I will ever know. Please enjoy. Seriously, though, this footage caught using the new GoPro Fetch mount for canines during a holiday weekend cottage trip was only one small part of a much longer series that kept me and my family entertained for far, far too long. I’ve… Read More

  • Instagram Pulls Back The Curtain On The Engineering Magic Behind Hyperlapse

    Instagram Pulls Back The Curtain On The Engineering Magic Behind Hyperlapse

    Instagram has posted a new update to its Engineering blog, revealing some of the neat tricks and tech advances employed to make its new Hyperlapse app work as well as it does. For those unfamiliar with the new app, which came out yesterday, it’s an iOS-only (for now) title that allows users to shoot high-quality timelapse video, with advanced image stabilization that makes clips… Read More

  • Bublcam 360 Degree Spherical Camera

    Hands-On With Bublcam’s Spherical Video Camera

    We had Bublcam CEO Sean Ramsay stop by the office to show off the current version of the device, which is available for preorder for $579. In our demo, we used the Bublcam to stream a live video, take a selfie, and record footage from around the office. Operating the camera with one button is easy once you know how long you need to press it for each function, and the color-changing LEDs let… Read More

  • Instagram’s New Hyperlapse App Makes Mobile Timelapse And Steady Video Capture Easy

    Instagram’s New Hyperlapse App Makes Mobile Timelapse And Steady Video Capture Easy

    Instagram is building new apps that aim to do more with mobile photography, and today they’re launching Hyperlapse (via Wired), which allows you to make timelapse videos using standard video captured with your smartphone camera on the fly. The Hyperlapse app launch closely follows the international launch of Bolt, Instagram’s Snapchat-style photo sharing app, but this one looks like… Read More

  • Wibbitz Update Brings A Natural Voice To Its Video News Summaries

    Wibbitz Update Brings A Natural Voice To Its Video News Summaries

    Version 3.0 of Wibbitz’s mobile app launches today, and after a few days of use I can say that the company is doing a good job of steadily moving its app towards what I would consider the ideal version of its concept. Read More

  • New Microsoft Project Turns Boring First-Person Videos Into Awesome Hyperlapses

    New Microsoft Project Turns Boring First-Person Videos Into Awesome Hyperlapses

    There’s barely a mountain biker, climber, skydiver or skier left who doesn’t have a GoPro camera attached to his helmet. Nobody really wants to sit through an hour of video of you heading up and down the slopes, however. You could just speed these videos up, but then they become completely unwatchable. Thanks to a new Microsoft Research project, however, you may soon be able to… Read More

  • Vine Competitor Groopie Lets Vloggers Create TV-Style Shows Together

    Vine Competitor Groopie Lets Vloggers Create TV-Style Shows Together

    YouTube stars are more popular among today’s U.S. teens than Hollywood celebs, a recent study found. Hoping to capitalize on this trend, a new social video network called Groopie has just launched on iPhone, allowing the next generation of vloggers to record video shows with friends, which may include both scripted and unscripted content. The L.A. and San Francisco-based startup… Read More

  • Remote Control Your Friends With Video App Sup

    Remote Control Your Friends With Video App Sup

    “It makes what’s on Snapchat look old”. That’s the glowing review one teen gave Sup, a new app that lets you video stream your life to a friend 10-seconds at a time. But the hook is that they tell you what direction to turn or walk, morphing you into a video game they’re playing. Built by the fled founders of Yahoo acquisitions Stamped and Milewise, and backed… Read More

  • Squishy, Lego-Like Blocks Could Build The Robots Of The Future

    Squishy, Lego-Like Blocks Could Build The Robots Of The Future

    Imagine a biomimetic robot that can inflate itself, bend at odd angles, and channel liquids through itself in any direction. That’s what scientists at Harvard University have created. By using squishy little Lego blocks with channels built-in, a team at Harvard has created robots can move like slugs or snakes. For example, when you close the channels the robots expand and move and when… Read More

  • Rightster Acquires Two More Video Companies, Chad Hurley Now Advisor

    Rightster Acquires Two More Video Companies, Chad Hurley Now Advisor

    Rightster, the U.K. video distribution and monetisation startup largely backed by Angel investors, has been on an acquisition roll. It’s now acquired Viral Spiral, which specialises in social video management, licensing and brand engagement and it’s acquiring Base79, one of the largest YouTube partners outside North America. To achieve the above it’s announced the placing of… Read More

  • Yo Facebook, Ban Links With Fake Video Play Buttons

    Yo Facebook, Ban Links With Fake Video Play Buttons

    Oh, cute cat video? Let me watch that for a second in the News Feed. Click the play button. NOPE. It was a lie. Just a static image of a play button designed to dupe me into clicking out to some crappy website. Feed reading, interrupted. User experience, injured. Likelihood I’ll click legitimate videos in the future, diminished. Facebook. Seriously. This BS needs to stop. I get it. Sites… Read More

  • Canon Buys Milestone Systems To Build Its Video Surveillance Business

    Canon Buys Milestone Systems To Build Its Video Surveillance Business

    Some consolidation afoot in the world of enterprise video. Imaging giant Canon is buying Milestone Systems, a startup from Denmark that has developed software for video surveillance systems. Terms of the deal are not being disclosed, the companies say. Milestone, founded back in 1998, had raised $25 million from Index Ventures, and according to its latest financials, it posted net income… Read More

  • The Baby Elephant Robot Can Carry A 220-Pound Human

    The Baby Elephant Robot Can Carry A 220-Pound Human

    Created by a team from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the Baby Elephant is a quadrapedal robot that does something special: you can ride it like a large, slow horse, thereby ushering in the era of the robotic cowboy. Baby Elephant moves about one mile per hour, which is definitely not very fast, but the fact that it can handle nasty terrain with a rider is pretty darn cool. Read More

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