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Digital Rights Management in HTML5

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In a recent blog “Implementing Video and Audio in HTML5,” I said that while HTML5 was a great step forward in terms of audio and video tags, different audio and video formats were required on a website in order to support all browsers. The heart of the issue is that no single audio and video format comes free from copyright, usage and patent restrictions. The result is that each browser vendor picks the format for which they have ownership or… continue…

Vine Branches Out to Android

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Vine is offering its popular video mobile app on Android, branching out from its iOS base where it’s grown from 13 million users in a year. Vine, which made the announcement Monday, has not only gained traction since Twitter acquired it in October – five months after it was founded by Dom Hofmann and Rus Yusupov, but it’s hitting the sweetspot of pre-teens. With Vine, Twitter is able to reach into the mindset of tweens, a group who tend to… continue…

Twitter Launches Vine, an iOS App for Short Videos

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Twitter’s new Vine app, capable of shooting 6-second videos, is clearly part of a strategy to strengthen its multimedia capabilities. continue…

Gigabyte’s Twin Thunderbolt Ports Power 4K Display

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Here’s something new for Intel’s pricey Ivy Bridge connection standard. Motherboard maker Gigabyte’s been showing off a 4K monitor array using one of its new twin Thunderbolt motherboards and the HD 4000 graphics that you’d find on any third-generation i5 or i7 processor. To pull this off, Gigabyte blended a few technologies. Each Thunderbolt chip is able to output 2K worth of graphics which can be split over two standard 1080p monitors using a DisplayPort to Dual-DisplayPort adaptor that gives… continue…

Facebook’s Poke, Snapchat Highlight Issues with Secure Communications

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No matter how secure a system for texting or sending images, there’s (nearly) always a workaround. continue…

YouTube Builds Up Analytics Toolset

YouTube has added several new analytics tools, letting users dissect video-related data in any number of ways. continue…

How Fast Internet Pipes Choke On Full HD Video

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Just because your home or office has a fast Internet pipe doesn’t mean that you can watch full HD video content online. This is according to a new survey published in August by Wistia, a video hosting service based in San Francisco. “Almost a fifth of all video views in the U.S. are not capable of seamlessly streaming HD content. These views are spread out across the nation and affect people in many different places, including businesses large and small.… continue…

‘Hackability’ is the Future of Programming in a Post-PC World [Video]

Is hacking at risk? With more platforms creating closed environments, what does that mean for the future of hackability? Hacking is critical for innovation and development, and now that the world is made of computers (what device doesn’t have a chip in it?) hacking has the power to innovate practically everywhere and affect our lives. “I love to make things that help other people make things,” says Adam Wiggins (@hirodusk), founder of the cloud application platform Heroku and a self-proclaimed… continue…

Dailymotion Wants Artists to Reap Crowd Funding

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Forget the “Like” button. Dailymotion hopes users will hit its Flattr button as it seeks to create what it calls the first worldwide crowd-funded social video network. Dailymotion, the world’s second largest video portal, has partnered with Swedish micropayments platform Flattr to create  its new payment system. Under the Motionmakers program, users can pay  online video creators directly for their content, giving artists, actors, musicians, podcasters and others a straightforward way to monetize their work. Video creators who are part of Dailymotion’s program, the… continue…

Apple TV Expected Next Year

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Apple’s HDTV reportedly looks a lot like the one used in the iMac. It also has an iSight camera capable of facial recognition and comes with Siri. At least this is what one source told Cult of Mac. Google TV or Apple TV? Tell us which you prefer in the comments below. Unfortunately, we don’t know whether the Apple TV comes preloaded with an iOS version, or maybe something between iOS and OS X. I hope it does. It  should… continue…