31 October 2014

YouTube, 60FPS, Awesome Video


YouTube Finally Supports 60FPS, And It Looks Awesome: "Earlier this year, YouTube announced plans to support videos running at 60 frames-per-second—plans that would make a huge difference for footage of video games. Today, the video network has finally started rolling out the new service, and you can already tell that this is going to be wonderful. You need Google Chrome to watch YouTube videos at 60FPS, and you need to watch them in HD, ... they look ... phenomenal..." (Make sure you set it to 720p or 1080p first.) 

New York Times

Microsoft Jumps Into the Growing Market for Wearable Fitness Technology
New York Times
Now, like many other big technology companies, Microsoft believes it belongs ...Facebook alerts and even bar codes that allow people to pay for coffee at a ... Apple's Apple Watch, due out sometime next year, will start at $349 and ...
Microsoft Wants Its Wearable On Your Wrist And Your Health Data In Its Hands - Forbes
Microsoft watch beats Apple to market - USA TODAY
Microsoft outs Band fitness wearable in Apple App store screenshots - CNET


Apple Pay Rival MCX Open to Other Technology
New York Times
Facing pressure from supporters of Apple's new mobile payment system, the ... But the chief executive of the group said the technology was beside the ...
In Wake Of MCX Breach, Walgreens Looks Even Smarter For Embracing Apple Pay - Forbes
If Retailers Really Want A War With Apple Pay, They Had Better Prepare To Lose Big - Forbes

Washington Post

Apple CEO Tim Cook comes out: 'I'm proud to be gay'
Washington Post
Cook acknowledged in the essay published on Thursday that while his sexual orientation has not been a secret to many people at Apple (and has ...
Apple's Tim Cook Says That He Is 'Proud to Be Gay' - New York Times
6 Things to Know About Apple CEO Tim Cook - TIME
Apple's Tim Cook becomes highest-profile CEO to come out as gay - Kansas City Star

Google Hangouts now lets you make free one-minute international calls"Google announced yesterday that users in 25 countries will now get the first minute free on international calls to 25 countries they make via its Hangouts app."

Aereo Sees Path Forward in FCC Online Video Proposal - Bloomberg: "Online video providers such as Aereo Inc. would be able to distribute TV programs like cable services, helping consumers circumvent large packages of channels, under a Federal Communications Commission proposal. If approved, the proposal would let Internet-video services negotiate for the right to distribute cable programs and local television. Aereo Chief Executive Officer Chet Kanojia, who halted his startup’s service after losing a Supreme Court decision in June, called the action by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler “an important step.”..."

Amazon's Grand Design in Devices
New York Times
Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 tablet has a faster processor and better graphics capabilities than last year's model, as well as a surround-sound system...


BlackBerry: We're still in the phone business
CEO John Chen says the company is committed to earning back your business with its next phone -- the BlackBerry Classic. by Lance Whitney · @lancewhit; 30 October 2014, 4:52 am AEDT. comments. 0. facebook. twitter. linkedin. googleplus. more. more +.

New York Times

Hands On With the Weird But Intriguing HP Sprout
PC Magazine
The HP Sprout combines PC, projector, and 3D scanner. We go hands on to find out if this is the way of the future. 0shares. HP Sprout · VIEW ALL PHOTOS IN GALLERY. The desktop PC has been evolving rapidly in recent years, but things weren't moving ...

Business Today

China's Xiaomi surges to become world's third largest smartphone vendor
Phones from Xiaomi still haven't arrived in the U.S., but the company's booming sales in China have been enough to make it the third largest smartphone vendor in the world. Xiaomi reached the ranking, behind Apple and Samsung, in the third quarter, said ...


Flipboard's latest update integrates Zite's tech to make you fall in love with digital ...
Popular digital magazine app Flipboard is rolling out perhaps the biggest revamp of the service since its initial launch today, including improved navigation, new ways to discover content, a daily news feature, revised smartphone design, and more. The at the ...


UPDATE 1-Nintendo to develop "quality of life" device to track sleep, fatigue - CEO
... * Nintendo will release new device in 2015/16. * Device is first offering from newly created healthcare division. * CEO Iwata says device may be offered on subscription service. * Nintendo announced a surprise profit for 2Q day earlier (Adds details on ...

ABC News

How Mobile Users in Zambia Just Scored Free Internet
ABC News
Mobile users in Zambia just scored free Internet, thanks to an initiative spearheaded by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Following the release of the Internet.org app is Namibia over the summer, Zuckerberg announced today that the country's northeast ...

New York Daily News

FTC rules against first online dating service for using fake profiles to push ...
New York Daily News
The Federal Trade Commission has ruled against its first online dating service for using fake, computer-generated dating profiles to encourage consumers to pay up for premium memberships. JDI Dating Ltd., an England-based company, will instead be ...


It's Official: Google Glass Is Banned in Movie Theaters
Wearing Google Glass at the movies never was cool to begin with, and now it's official: You can't use the smart eyewear inside theaters. The Motion Picture Association of America and the National Association of Theatre Owners on Wednesday said they were ...

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