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Google is Capturing Underwater Street View Photos Around Sydney

Google has already taken its Street View photography to the Great Barrier Reef, but it’s not finished with Australia’s frequently stunning underwater geography just yet.<p>Today, it announced plans to capture the sub-aquatic landscape close to Sydney, stretching along the city’s iconic coastline …

iBetterCharge puts iPhone & iPad battery notifications on your Mac

A nice, new utility called iBetterCharge brings those 20% and 10% battery warnings from your iPhone or iPad onto your Mac. Rather than picking up your phone before heading out the door only to realize your battery is almost dead, the app will remind you to plug in with warnings that pop up as …

One in three new iOS games are Flappy Bird clones

Before being pulled from the Apple App Store and Google Play, Flappy Bird was the most popular mobile game. These days, there's no Flappy Bird, but the market is still being flooded by clones.<p>During a 24-hour period last week, 293 new games were uploaded into the Apple App Store, of which 95 were …

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YouTube Shows Top Tracks and Album Playlists When Searching for Music

While Google is rumored to be working on a YouTube music and video subscription service, it’s already developing its existing site to combat Spotify, Rdio and numerous other music streaming firms.<p>If you head over to the YouTube site and search for a recognized artist, you’ll notice a new section on …

One million broadcasters strong, Twitch surpasses Facebook in peak traffic

The video game streaming service now has giants like Hulu and Amazon in its rear view mirror<p>Netflix, Google, Apple, Twitch. Which one of these companies doesn't fit with the others? Twitch, the startup which lets players broadcast and watch live streams of video gaming action, is not yet a huge …

YouTube to Crack Down on Fake Views

YouTube is fed up with users attempting to manipulate the view counts on videos posted to their site.<p>“When some bad actors try to game the system by …

Comcast is bringing its online Olympics coverage to Xfinity TV subscribers

Join us on<p>Newsletter<p>Subscribe to our newsletter for a daily roundup of what's happening in tech delivered straight to your inbox.<p>By its nature, conventional TV offers limited coverage of large sports events like the Olympics -- much to the chagrin of fans. Comcast's Xfinity TV subscribers won't …

YouTube clamps down on 'fake video views'

YouTube has warned users who buy “fake views” for their videos to make them appear more popular that they will be clamping down on the practice and may delete offending clips<p>YouTube has warned users who buy “fake views” for their videos to make them appear more popular that they will be clamping …

Path for Android Now Lets You Record Videos Up To 30 Seconds Long

Path has released an update for its Android app that now lets users capture video within the application. Users can record up to 30 seconds of video and even add filters to it.<p>The launch of this feature brings the Android version up to par with its iOS counterpart, which has long had the ability to …

Google taps longtime executive Wojcicki to head YouTube

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc(GOOG.O) executive Susan Wojcicki has been appointed new head of the company’s YouTube video business, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.<p>Susan Wojcicki speaks at the garage where the company was founded on Google's 15th anniversary in Menlo Park, …

Video News Aggregator Watchup Raises $1M From Microsoft Ventures, Others

Video news startup Watchup, is announcing that it has raised $1 million in additional funding.<p>Co-founder Adriano Farano, a former journalist himself, has said that his goal is to create a new version of the daily newscast. To do that, Watchup released an iPad app allowing users to assemble …

YouTube starts auditing video views

<b>The video-sharing website YouTube said it has started to "audit" the number of views a video has received.</b><p>The move is aimed at preventing users from artificially inflating view counts which, YouTube said, mislead people about the popularity of a video.<p>There are concerns that some viewers are using …

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YouTube reveals $1bn music payouts, but some labels still unhappy

A recent piece of research by VideoInk and video analytics firm Tubular Labs claimed that music videos account for 38.4% of all views on YouTube, reinforcing the Google subsidiary’s position as the world’s biggest streaming music service.<p>“We’ve paid out to the music industry over the last several …

Augmented Reality TV System Mixes Programming and Web Content

A new venture in television created by a San Francisco-based startup combines web content with television programming in a way that makes …

Bank of America Donating $1 to Product (RED) for Every Free iTunes Download of U2's 'Invisible'

During yesterday's Super Bowl broadcast, a new ad featuring rock group U2 announced that Bank of America would donate $1 to (Product) RED's fight against AIDS for every free iTunes download of the band's new single "Invisible" [Direct Link]. The promotion will be active until 11:59 PM EST on …

Forget 3D, Disney aims for Texture TV

Disney is developing technology that will allow viewers to feel images and movies as they watch them<p>Forget 3DTV, Disney wants to bring the world Texture TV.<p>Researchers at Disney have developed technology that <b>simulate textures on a flat screen</b> to allow viewers to feel what they are watching.<p>It means …

David Beckham's H&M Super Bowl Commercial Will Allow You To Buy The Clothes He Wears Directly From Your TV

H&M announced Sunday that Beckham will debut nine new styles from the David Beckham Bodywear collection, a fashion line he has designed in collaboration with H&M since 2012.<p>In addition to the new looks, the ad will feature technology from e-commerce firm Delivery Agent that allows viewers with …

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