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  • Huawei's smartwatch promotional videos pop online hours before MWC 2015 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Just hours before the Mobile World Congress 2015 kicks off, videos of Huawei's smartwatch have been spotted online that showcase the construction and usage of the luxurious digital watch. One video by Huawei device features the 'timeless design story' of the smartwatch, while another appears more like a commercial...
  • US officials identify 'Jihadi John' from ISIS beheading videos 4 days ago

    According to CNN, US officials have identified the masked man who appeared repeatedly in brutal beheading videos from ISIS. The man who has been known as Jihadi John is 26-year-old Mohammed Em-Wazi, a Kuwaiti-born Londoner. Emwazi is believed to be from a well-to-do family and has a degree in computer...
  • Irrfan Khan's 'Jurassic World' character to feature in a new video game 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Actor Irrfan Khan's role in the upcoming fourth installment of the 'Jurassic Park' franchise will be a part of the first ever video game based on the film series. Irrfan plays Simon Masrani, CEO of the Masrani Corporation and the owner of Jurassic World in the movie, which has been...
  • New YouTube Kids app goes live in US; allows parental control for safer browsing by children 1 week ago

    New Delhi: YouTube has officially rolled out its YouTube Kids app in the US that makes web browsing easier and safer for the little ones. The first ever Google product for the young has a simpler design with larger images and bold icons that makes it easier for even 4-year-olds to...
  • YouTube videos showing liquor consumption considered funny, attractive: Study February 23, 2015

    Washington: In the YouTube universe, consuming alcohol is funny, drinkers are attractive and consequences minimal, a new study has found. The study of the content of leading YouTube videos involving alcohol intoxication has found the videos commonly juxtaposed intoxication with humour and attractiveness while infrequently depicting negative clinical outcomes. Brian A...
  • YouTube Kids for children to be launched on February 23; will come with parental controls, big icons, minimal scrolling February 20, 2015

    Bengaluru: YouTube is releasing a new app for children next week, called YouTube Kids, which will run on smartphones and tablets and focus on kid-appropriate content. The free app from Google's online video service will be available for download from February 23 and will feature kid-friendly design, with big icons and...
  • Images and sounds in videos may soon help users locate where they were filmed February 18, 2015

    London: Researchers have developed new algorithms which can locate where a video was filmed from its images and sounds. In the future the algorithm could help to find people who have gone missing after posting images on social networks, or even to recognise locations of hostage executions and operations of terrorist...
  • Watch: Pranab Mukherjee gives serious competition to Obama on style quotient February 17, 2015

    US President Barack Obama recently featured in a Buzzfeed video to promote healthcare. And giving a serious competition is President Pranab Mukherjee who posted pictures of his in the Mughal Gardens inside Rashtrapati Bhavan. Obama displayed his drawing skills and Pranab showcased his garden. ...
  • 'Roast me, Ashoke Pandit!' Zakka Jacob on the AIB Knockout controversy February 4, 2015

    Every once in a while, in our mundane, boring lives, comes a piece of art which shakes you up so much that you're left spell bound. I watched the #AIBKnockout with Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh last weekend with a bunch of my friends, sloshed out of my wits. Yeah,...
  • Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit slams AIB Knockout, expresses displeasure February 4, 2015

    Filmmaker and activist Ashoke Pandit has triggered a controversy after he posted a tweet slamming the AIB Knockout YouTube video featuring film producer Karan Johar and many others from the industry. The state government has now said that it will check if the organisers had the necessary clearances. ...
  • Microsoft slashes Xbox 360 prices by 19 per cent; launches Xbox 360 500GB model at Rs 19,990 February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft has slashed prices of its popular gaming console Xbox 360 by 19 per cent to Rs 12,990 as the tech giant looks to expand its footprint in India's gaming market. The 4GB version of the standalone XBox 360 was earlier being sold for Rs 15,990 and is...
  • Game reviews: A new life for old video games February 1, 2015

    Los Angeles: For some video games, what's old is new again. Following last year's re-release of "Halo 2," "The Last of Us" and "Grand Theft Auto V," several other titles - and one hand-held device - are receiving similar resurrections in 2015. A look at recent revivals: - "Grim Fandango Remastered": The...
  • Large amount of videos on YouTube makes it tough to identify all terror related content: Google January 29, 2015

    Brussels: Internet giant Google has said that the sheer volume of video on its YouTube website makes it tough to catch all terror related content, complicating the struggle to halt the spread of terrorist propaganda and hostage footage. Google Public Policy Manager Verity Harding said that about 300 hours of video...
  • Shah Rukh Khan becomes the first Indian to use Twitter's mobile video camera January 29, 2015

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has become the first Indian to use the mobile video camera feature on micro-blogging site Twitter. Twitter recently announced that it will be introducing a new feature which allows users to capture, edit and share videos right from the site. "Twitter has always come up with...
  • Twitter launches new group chat and video features January 28, 2015

    San Francisco: Twitter on Tuesday began rolling out new group chat and video features as it worked to ramp up use of the one-to-many messaging service. "Private conversations on Twitter are a great complement to the largely public experience on the platform," product director Jinen Kamdar, whose handle is @jinen, said...
  • Popular video-game character Mario becomes self-aware; now learns about his environment, experiences emotions, responds to voice commands January 20, 2015

    London: Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence system that allows Mario, a popular video-game character, to learn about his environment, experience emotions and respond to voice commands. Researchers at Germany's University of Tubingen programmed an artificial intelligence into Nintendo's Super Mario Advance so that Mario can play his own game. They claim...
  • Video game technology paves way for low-cost navigation system for self-driving cars January 20, 2015

    Washington: A new software that allows a self-driving car to determine its location using a single video camera instead of several laser scanners can shave thousands of dollars from the cost of such vehicles. Ryan Wolcott, a doctoral candidate in computer science and engineering at the University of Michigan, used video...
  • Man dies after a 3-day gaming binge at an Internet cafe January 20, 2015

    Taipei: A 32-year-old Taiwanese man has died after a three-day gaming binge at an Internet cafe in the island's south, the second such case this year, a report said today. The man, identified by his family name Hsieh, was found slumped motionless in his chair in the cafe in Kaohsiung city. Other...
  • A R Rahman offers 'I' tickets to Doctors to show gratitude for treating his mother January 17, 2015

    Chennai: Double Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman offered tickets of his latest Tamil outing 'I' to a group of doctors and their families of Apollo Hospital here as a token of gratitude for treating his mother when she was seriously ill. "Rahman believes it was these doctors who brought his mother back...
  • Facebook puts warning labels on graphic videos January 14, 2015

    San Francisco: Facebook is putting warning labels on graphic videos that members upload and share with friends, the leading social network has said. The California-based Internet giant will also prevent potentially shocking or upsetting video clips from popping into News Feeds of members whose profiles say they are younger than 18...
  • Video games coming in 2015: Everything you need to know January 10, 2015

    Los Angeles: Link, Master Chief, Batman and Nathan Drake will be back in action. The leading men are among the protagonists starring in totally new video game instalments in 2015, joined by newcomers like a team of intergalactic monster hunters and their prey ("Evolve"), a band of high-tech criminals and their...
  • Facebook buys video compression startup QuickFire January 9, 2015

    Bangalore: Social network operator Facebook said it bought QuickFire Networks, a startup that helps view high-quality video with low bandwidth. QuickFire announced the acquisition on its blog on Thursday. Facebook and QuickFire did not disclose the terms of the deal. Facebook's acquisition of the video technology company comes a day after it said...
  • Happy birthday AR Rahman: Lata Mangeshkar, Ayushmann Khurrana, Kavita Krishnamurthy hail him for his exceptional work January 6, 2015

    Mumbai: On the 48th birthday of Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman Tuesday, singers like Lata Mangeshkar and Kavita Krishnamurthy have hailed the talent of the 'Mozart of Madras', who has given Hindi cinema some lilting melodies and memorable numbers throughout his career. Here's what they have to say of the musician, who...
  • Dish unveils Sling TV video streaming service January 6, 2015

    Las Vegas: Dish Network took the wraps off its long-anticipated video streaming service, named Sling TV, targeted to younger consumers who shun pricey cable and satellite subscriptions. The $20 a month service, the first from a distributor, will be available through Internet-connected devices such as Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Google...
  • Robots learn how to cook by watching videos on YouTube January 5, 2015

    Washington: Researchers have found a way to allow robots to learn how to cook by watching videos on YouTube. The researchers from NICTA, Australia's Information and Communications Technology Research Centre of Excellence, and the University of Maryland developed a way for teaching robots how to properly use tools by having them...
  • Twitter's upcoming video service will run videos of up to 10 minutes January 4, 2015

    Washington: Twitter has revealed more features about its native video service as part of its bigger strategy to position itself as a media platform. The Twitter Video Player will host videos of up to 10 minutes with no limit on file size, initially supporting MP4 and mov files, Techcrunch reported. There will...
  • Citizen Journalist: Best photos and videos in 2014 December 29, 2014

    In 2014, Women who broke the conspiracy of silence, turned Citizen Journalists to report abuse, harassment and injustice and sent the messages of zero tolerance from across the country and continued to upload pictures through out the year. Here is a collection of the best CJ pictures and videos of...
  • Bhim Niroula: The guy who sang the legendary song 'Sunday morning love' has a Christmas present for his fans December 26, 2014

    If you are addicted to web virals, you have at least once been forwarded a link to singer Bhim Niroula's music channel. Titled 'Give me tablet', Niroula's latest song sees him pondering about the effects of the weather on his health. ...
  • English rock band The Rolling Stones releases video to thank fans December 23, 2014

    London: English rock band The Rolling Stones have released a message to fans online.In the clip, lead singer Mick Jagger thanks fans who came to see the band play live in 2014. "We've had a fabulous time on the '14 On Fire' tour this year," he said.Guitarist Ronnie Wood then...
  • Madonna gives fans an early x-mas gift; releases six new songs December 21, 2014

    London: Pop star Madonna released six tracks from her new album 'Rebel Heart' over one night after demos of the songs were leaked earlier this week. She says this her "early Christmas gift" for her fans. The singer's album is due to release in March, reports mirror.co.uk. The 56-year-old took to Twitter,...