video

Tue
21
Mar
John Lister's picture

Advertisers Ditch Google Over Extremist YouTube Videos

Google has apologized to businesses whose ads appeared next to extremist videos on YouTube. It follows several major brands and the British government dropping Google advertising over the affair. The Times newspaper reported that videos from ... extremist groups had appeared beside advertising from many a host of big businesses and government agencies. That not only meant embarrassment but could mean that the advertisers were unwittingly -- if indirectly -- contributing to extremist groups. Content Classification Confusing Google's Matt Brittin told a conference that he wanted to " ... (view more)

Thu
14
Jul
John Lister's picture

Amazon to Make New Video Ads, Just for You

Amazon is testing video advertisements that are specifically created to meet the viewer's interests. They may prove effective, but will also raise privacy concerns. The ads will appear on non-Amazon website and, as often happens with third-party ... ads, will be based on what the system knows about the user. This often involves using cookie files stored on a user's computer to track the websites they visit and deduce their interests. Several companies already run video ads that are tailored to a user's interests, but this generally involves picking a subject and then selecting a pre- ... (view more)

Tue
28
Apr
John Lister's picture

Facebook Debuts Free Video Call Service

Facebook has begun rolling out its free video and audio call service to other Facebook users via its Messenger app. It's arguably the biggest challenge yet to the Skype audio and video calling platform, which is now owned by Microsoft. Facebook ... began offering video calls back in 2011, when it partnered with Skype but has since developed its own technology. The new call service works in the dedicated Facebook 'Messenger' app, which is available only on smartphones and tablets and does not work through the Facebook website. Last year, Facebook removed the messaging feature from its main ' ... (view more)

Mon
27
Oct
Dennis Faas's picture

How can I Recover Pictures, Videos from a Mobile Phone?

Infopackets Reader 'Lagrangestacy' writes: " Dear Dennis, How can I recover a video from today that was deleted from my phone? " My response: You didn't mention which phone you have, so I will provide general information on file recovery for mobile ... phones using a PC. First and foremost: mobile phones use either micro SD memory card to store data, or internal phone memory, or both. Depending on where the deleted video is stored, you can try to use your Windows PC to recover the files. You can either: a) Take out your micro SD card in your mobile phone and attach it to the ... (view more)

Mon
04
Aug
Brandon Dimmel's picture

'Edraw Mind Map 7.7', and 'VideoInspector 2.7.0.13'

Edraw Mind Map 7.7 What's the best way to start any project? Start with a "mind map," or brain-storming diagram. Edraw Mind Map helps you configure a project timeline using an expansive visualization tool. It's a great way to evaluate the profit, ... cost, and risk of upcoming projects. http://www.edrawsoft.com VideoInspector 2.7.0.13 Learn as much as you can about your favorite video files using VideoInspector. This program lists installed audio and video codecs; provides file integrity checks; displays video resolution, bitrate and frames per second; and calculates video quality. ... (view more)

Fri
13
Jun
Brandon Dimmel's picture

Is it OK to Video Record On Duty Police Officers?

A case in New Hampshire has raised an important question in an age when just about everyone has a smartphone equipped with a digital video camera: should people be allowed to video or audio record the actions of on duty police officers? The case in ... question involves New Hampshire woman Carla Gericke, who was arrested and charged with wiretapping in 2010. Gericke was caught recording her friend being questioned by the Weare Police Department during a late-night traffic stop. Woman Never Ordered to Stop Recording Traffic Stop Gericke was actually in a car behind her friend and announced to ... (view more)

Fri
16
May
Brandon Dimmel's picture

Comcast to Reinstate Bandwidth Caps: Fair or Foul?

It appears as if one of the largest cable and home Internet service providers in the United States is planning to reinstate monthly bandwidth limits on its many customers. The news is raising new and old questions about net neutrality , Internet ... fairness, and bandwidth usage caps in general. Recently, Comcast executive vice president David Cohen told a New York audience that his company plans to reinstate monthly bandwidth caps sometime in the next five years. Bandwidth Cap System More Fair, Says Exec Bandwidth is loosely defined as is a measurement of available or consumed data communication ... (view more)

Fri
11
Apr
Brandon Dimmel's picture

Is Google Glass a Threat to Privacy and Safety?

Is Google Glass a threat to privacy and safety? A recent survey seems to suggest exactly that. Google Glass , which remains in the development stage, is a special headset that allows users to access emails, text messages, navigation data, and more. ... The device can also be used to snap pictures and record video, which can then be uploaded to social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. Currently, Google is testing Google Glass using "explorers" -- or freelance agents who were given an early build of the device in exchange for their feedback on its overall functionality. Privacy, ... (view more)

Wed
09
Apr
Brandon Dimmel's picture

'Tonido 4.79', and 'Ace Video Converter 3.8'

Tonido 4.79 Share your most important files and folders across multiple devices with Tonido. This program features unlimited storage and a robust security system capable of protecting your files and identity. Tonido is compatible with Windows, Mac, ... and Linux. http://www.tonido.com/ Ace Video Converter 3.8 This free and highly accessible video conversion program allows you to quickly and easily convert over a hundred different video and audio formats. Ace Video Converter is compatible with most platforms and includes an automatic shutdown feature. http://www.acevideoconverter.com/ (view more)

Fri
21
Mar
Brandon Dimmel's picture

'Adapter 2.1.0.1', and 'Rainlendar 2.12.2'

Adapter 2.1.0.1 Compress and convert multiple videos in a jiffy with Adapter. This completely free program not only converts video, but it can capture images from video, time crop video, and control your video's resolution. Improvements to the ... software are sent along through automatic updates. http://www.macroplant.com/adapter/ Rainlendar 2.12.2 Rainlendar allows you to create a fully customizable calendar. You can create separate lists for events and tasks and set alarms for particularly important events. Rainlendar is also available in fifty different languages and is compatible with ... (view more)

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