Emerging Tech

Breathtaking video shows launch of a Soyuz rocket as seen from space

The European Space Agency (ESA) has released an incredible video showing a timelapse of the launch of the Russian Progress MS-10 cargo spacecraft on November 16 — as seen from space. ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst ,who is currently aboard the International Space Station (ISS), took the images of the Progress launch as seen from high […]

Gaming

Video: How an 11th-hour decision made Aliens versus Predator a classic

[embedded content] Video shot by Justin Wolfson and edited by Lee Manansala. Click here for transcript. Welcome to the latest edition of “War Stories,” where we sit down with video game developers and cajole them into talking about the gameplay design elements that almost broke their brains. In this episode, we’re chatting up Tim Jones, […]

Top Stories

This video perfectly demonstrates how much worse even the best smartphone cameras are compared to traditional cameras

Hollis Johnson/Business InsiderGoogle’s Pixel 3 smartphone. Google’s Pixel 3 smartphone has one of the best cameras on any smartphone. It takes gorgeous photos, just like its iPhone equivalent. But even the Pixel 3 still struggles to keep up with a traditional camera. Google’s new Pixel 3 smartphone is an excellent device in lots of ways.  […]

Photography

GoPro’s video stabilization technology is so good, an eagle can use it

[embedded content] Who needs a drone for cool aerial shots when an eagle can do an even better job? OK, taking on responsibility for a bird of prey in order to satisfy your desire for dramatic drone shots does seem a little extreme, so we’ll ditch that idea. Instead, sit back and enjoy the spectacular […]

Emerging Tech

See the National Forests like never before in this awe-inspiring drone video

[embedded content] What’s the difference between a National Park and a National Forest? Drones. The National Park Service banned drones several years ago after tourists proved time and time again that they couldn’t be trusted with them. But no such ban exists in the National Forests — at least, not yet — which gives filmmakers […]

Emerging Tech

Like Google for CCTV, software could help cops scour surveillance video quickly

Surveillance footage can be a great security tool, but it works best when you know the exact moment that you’re looking for. Do you know that there was a break-in at your offices between 1 a.m. and 1.15 a.m. on Tuesday morning? Provided you’ve got cameras in the right place, closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage can […]

Gaming

The best video games to gift this holiday season, from ‘Spider-Man’ to ‘Hitman 2’

The holiday season is coming up, and that means buying a ton of video games for yourself as well as your gaming-inclined loved ones. 2018 has seen a particularly high number of great titles to choose from, and it can be a bit overwhelming for those not keeping their finger on the pulse of the […]

Top Stories

Facebook in fresh video metrics row

Facebook was aware of inaccuracies in the way it measured how many people viewed video on its site for a year longer than it has previously admitted, court documents have claimed. Newly released papers that are part of a US legal action against the social network, claim that it knew about the problems in 2015. […]

Photography

Diving into Adobe’s cloud-based, edit-anywhere video app, Premiere Rush CC

Adobe has officially announced Adobe Premiere Rush CC, a cloud-first, cross-platform video editing app for Windows, MacOS, and iOS (with Android soon to follow). The app, which is free to download and try, is Adobe’s next step toward its ongoing efforts to move creativity to the cloud and make content and creation accessible across devices, […]

Emerging Tech

New ‘parkour’ video shows Boston Dynamics robot training to overthrow humanity

[embedded content] Do you remember the time, a few years back, when Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot took a pratfall on stage during a public demo, after tripping over a stage light? Such embarrassing relics of a bygone age are a world away from the kind of dazzling feats that everyone’s favorite humanoid robot is capable […]

Gears & Gadgets

HBO, CNN, DC Comics, and more could join a streaming video service under AT&T

Enlarge / Time for another streaming service! HBO According to a report from CNN, WarnerMedia plans to launch its own streaming service in the fourth quarter of 2019, adding to growing list of OTT (over-the-top) services that bypass cable providers and bring television series and movies directly to viewers—most of them for a monthly fee. […]

Gears & Gadgets

Facebook unveils smart displays, promises not to snoop on your video calls

Facebook’s new Portal and Portal+ smart displays. Facebook The $ 199 Portal has a 10-inch, 1280×800 touchscreen. Facebook Both Portals use AI technology to make video chatting better. Facebook The $ 349 Portal+ has a 15-inch, 1920×1080 display that can pivot into portrait and landscape modes. Facebook Along with video chatting through Facebook Messenger, both […]

Gaming

10 Video Games You'll Want to Buy in October

October rolls in with the new season, and brings with it a mountain of great video game releases to summon the holiday spirit PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of use. October is here, and the holiday season is upon us. This month, we […]

Photography

Art or science? This mesmerizing video shows the development of neurons

[embedded content] Scientific discovery can be an artistic one too — like the intricate pattern of lines in this video that’s actually a zebrafish embryo growing an entire nervous system. Nikon Instruments Inc. unveiled the winners of the Nikon Small World in Motion on Thursday, September 27. A time-lapse of a zebrafish embryo took first […]

Photography

Fujifilm Instax Square SQ20 Adds Video Recording

We liked, but didn’t love the first Fujifilm hybrid camera, the Instax Square SQ10. It cost a bit too much at launch (Fujifilm later dropped the price) and was very finicky about printing images from other cameras, something it was supposedly able to do. The Fujifilm SQ20, announced today, launches with the built-in price correction. […]