August 20, 2012 |
Videos uploaded to YouTube this past weekend, apparently showing an unreleased Motorola phone called the RAZR HD, had been taken down by Monday, but they were all uploaded again later in the day. The videos, which could hint at what Motorola plans to announce at an event scheduled for early September, were uploaded to YouTube on Sunday by an account called "revowii. " But by Monday, the four videos and the account had been taken down from the site. But the videos were back up on YouTube later under a different but similarly named account.
December 28, 2012 |
Turns out there's a way to save videos sent over Snapchat and Facebook Poke, despite claims that content sent using the apps disappear after a specified amount of time. Users of the apps know that recipients can save pictures by taking a screenshot of them: Both apps alert senders if the recipient does exactly that. What many users don't know is that they can do something similar for video. As reported Thursday by BuzzFeed, users can save videos sent over Snapchat and Poke to an iPhone by using an iPhone file browser, which is software for your computer that lets you navigate through the files on your Apple smartphone.
February 5, 2014 |
Facebook struck a chord with its users this week by launching "Look Back," a feature that instantly creates personalized video montages of users' top posts on the social network. If you've logged into Facebook within the last day, you've likely seen more than a few posts from your friends saying "Here's my Facebook movie. Find yours at https://facebook.com/lookback/ #FacebookIs10. " The Menlo Park, Calif., company has not said exactly how many users have created "Look Back" videos, but on Wednesday, Facebook said the product has " proven to be incredibly popular" and that "hundreds of millions of movies were rendered and have been rolling out since yesterday.
October 24, 2013 |
The ability to edit videos has finally arrived on Vine. The popular video app announced Thursday that users can now edit their videos before posting them. With a new feature called "Time Travel," users can now reorganize the various shots included in their videos. That means if a user wants to put the last clip he shot at the start of his video, he can simply drag it to the front before sharing. Live unboxing: Microsoft Surface 2 tablet [Video chat] To edit, users tap the green bar at the top of the screen while they shoot or tap "Edit" while in the preview screen.
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February 13, 2014 |
A 2-year-old Weimaraner whose alleged abuse at the hands of its 17-year-old owner was posted to social media has been placed in a new home. The teen, who hasn't been named because he is a minor, was charged Wednesday with four felony counts of animal cruelty after prosecutors say he made several videos of himself abusing the dog and then posted them on a social media site. Prosecutors did not specify the type or nature of alleged abuse. The dog, renamed Charlie, has since been removed from the teen's family and placed in an adoptive home, according ot Los Angeles County district attorney's office.
June 23, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, preparing for the upcoming Supreme Court decision on healthcare reform, covered all of his bases in preparing four videos to respond to various potential verdicts - but his cover was blown when his campaign accidentally uploaded all four to his YouTube account. Oh, that simple-to-use technology. In what can be described as a contingency plan gone wrong, Mourdock's YouTube channel was meant to host one video depending on next week's ruling: If the court ruled in favor of President Obama's healthcare reform law, if it struck down some provisions but preserved others, if it ruled the entire law unconstitutional, and if the court's ruling is inconclusive.
July 19, 2013 |
Vine? Instagram video? Sure, lots of neat little features for short videos, such as filters and what not. But here comes Efexio , a new app from a New York-based company that wants to create a special-effects marketplace for your phone and tablet videos. PHOTOS: Top 10 gadget fails Of late, special-effects studios have been feeling the pinch, with many struggling to survive the changing economics of their business. The folks behind Efexio say they're hoping the marketplace will create a new line of business for these folks. To kick things off, they've partnered with Berkeley-based Tippett Studio, a visual effects studio that has won Academy Awards and has had a hand in movies such as "Hellboy" and "Starship Troopers.
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July 5, 2013 |
The fireworks accident in Simi Valley on Thursday night was captured in numerous cellphone videos. The videos offer various angles of the accident, which left at least 28 people hurt. This one was taken close to where the fireworks exploded into spectators: This is another view from the event: This video was taken some distance away and offers an overview of what happened: The extent of the injuries was not fully clear, but officials said they ranged from minor to severe.
September 6, 2011 |
Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman on Tuesday illustrated one of the time-tested adages of politics: When you have nothing left to lose, it is time to take the low road and attack -- but always aim high. In separate videos, Paul, the darling of the libertarian movement, and Republican Huntsman, who is pitching himself as the thinking man's conservative, went after Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, respectively. Perry ranks at the top of most polls, having displaced Romney, who was formerly No. 1 in the race for the GOP nomination to face President Obama.
June 14, 2013 |
Tongal, a Southern California start-up that has crowd-sourced video ads for big brands such as Pringles and McDonald's, is expanding into music. The Santa Monica-based firm has made a name for itself linking writers, directors and actors with brands to create video ads in exchange for cash prizes. The sponsoring brand chooses the best entries from the users' submissions. Tongal will now use its platform to field ideas and production for music videos as online streaming becomes a key way that people consume content, the company said Thursday.