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A Clever Google Algorithm Could Make 4K Video Half The Size

Viewers of Silicon Valley will appreciate the earth-shattering importance of compression algorithms. To most everyone else, it’s a geeky bit of maths that’s of no particular interest. But when Google promises an algorithm that can cut the bandwidth needed to stream a video in half, things get a little more interesting.


This Video Stabilisation Software Is Totally Bonkers

Video: I’d love to produce beautiful clips from my GoPro, but whenever I load it into an editing suite, I notice that no amount of software help can make it smooth. A new tool might be about to join my kit bag, however, with the release of this crazy new stabilising tool.


Turn Your iPhone Into A Crappy 1985 Camcorder With This App

Given the popularity of apps like Instagram that intentionally make your photos look like garbage shot on film, it’s no surprise there’s finally an app that lets your iPhone or iPad shoot video that looks like it was recorded with a VHS camcorder from the mid-1980s.


Finally, A Convincing 3D Display That Doesn't Require Glasses

Viewing 3D content without glasses or goggles has proved to be one of the toughest things for interface designers to achieve — it never really looks right. At this year’s SIGGRAPH, a group of researchers presented a display that creates a 3D human in stunning detail using a cluster of 216 projectors.


YouTube's Finally Getting Rid Of Its Unnerving 301+ View Count 

In a tweet, YouTube has made it known that you’ll no longer see the odd “301+” page view count on videos. It’s the end of an era.


There Are Other Things In Chernobyl Apart From Radiation

Chernobyl is obviously well-known for one particular thing, but as it turns out, the town is hiding things other than two-headed squirrels.


Canon's New Camera Sees More In The Dark Than You Ever Thought Possible

Anyone who’s ever been frustrated at the task of shooting video in low light should be poised to freak out over Canon’s weird and amazing new camera. It’s a video camera that shoots full HD colour footage in almost complete darkness.


In Africa, Cats Are Riding Rhinos

This is the first video ever capture of a cat riding a rhino. And man, it does not look like an easy ride. It’s basically a real life Timon and Pumbaa.


8 Fascinating Newsreels From A Giant Treasure Trove Now On YouTube

Today, newsreels seem like a thing of the past — an outmoded medium that feels ancient in comparison to the way we consumer media today. But they dominated much of the 20th century, and now the AP and British Movietone have uploaded more than one million minutes of them to YouTube.


GoPro Wants To Help You Turn Awesome Videos Into Cold, Hard Cash

Do you create stunning videos with your action camera? Videos where you careen through a canyon at death-defying speeds, or “ride” your tiny model trains? GoPro wants to licence those videos to advertisers looking for premium footage, and pay you for the privilege.


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