Featuring device-specific converting options and an intuitive drag-and-drop interface, the latest PC Video Converter can help you create videos that are compatible with any devices currently available on the market. Just choose the targeted hardware (iPad, Android, Blackberry, etc.), drop in your video, hit the "Convert" button, and let PC Video Converter take care of the rest. Know exactly what your want? PC Video Converter can output directly to your desired format. You can also trim and add special effects to videos, directly from within the program. We especially like the ability to combine multiple videos into one … Read more
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active went head-to-head with the rulers of the animal kingdom. The rugged phone did in fact hold its own against a 31-year-old African Bush elephant, which is pretty impressive... However, a tank full of dolphins and a baby giraffe (named after San Francisco Giants 1st baseman, Brandon Belt) proved the S4 Active to be a little less rugged.
That being said, unless you swim with a school of dolphins in your backyard pool, or keep a towering 1300 lb. giraffe as a pet, the phone should be just fine. Fine, of course, after a little loving … Read more
A slew of new features are being readied for the Android version of Firefox that will bring it closer to its more popular desktop counterpart.
Guest browsing protects the primary user's history, open tabs, and bookmarks, while allowing the guest user to take advantage of browsing data that Private Browsing mode doesn't record. When the guest session closes, the browsing data gets deleted and the primary user's session … Read more
Music videos are no small potatoes for YouTube, and Google's looking at making them bigger in Google Search results -- literally.
As part of Google's quest to more tightly integrate its different services, the company appears to be experimenting with how music videos appear in Google Search results, according to the blog Google Operating System. The top search result for a music video would be a significantly larger preview of the video itself, in the style of a Google Now card, with additional information such as the artist name, song title, album name, and year released.
It's … Read more
You'll soon be able to catch some of your favorite YouTube videos offline, at least on your mobile device.
In November, YouTube will update its mobile apps so that you can download videos to your smartphone or tablet. The video clips will be available to watch for a short period of time, YouTube said in a blog posted Tuesday.
Just how long is a "short period of time?" You'll have up to 48 hours to watch the video, according to a report from AllThingsD.
YouTube called this new feature "part of our ongoing updates to … Read more
After languishing for months on the sales block, Hulu is turning its attention back to content acquisition.
Hulu has inked a deal with BBC Worldwide North America that will deliver 144 titles to the video-streaming service in the first year of the deal, according to The Wall Street Journal. Some of the shows included in the deal are popular programs "Doctor Who," "Torchwood," and "Sherlock."
While the deal is characterized as Hulu's largest since exiting the auction block in July, the streaming service recently announced a tie-up with Lionsgate to produce 10 episodes … Read more
George Takei, best known for the role of Sulu on the original "Star Trek," has winning at the Internet down to an art form. His 4.5 million Facebook followers are a testament to that.
Now, he has teamed with AARP for an oddball video series looking at technology topics. AARP says new episodes will appear the first and third week of the month.
The first episode of "Takei's Take" tackles Google Glass, where he drops one-liners about Sergey Brin's plans for world domination and the ease with which Georgi LaForge could get his hands on Google Glass if he wanted to. There are enough "Star Trek" references to keep fans entertained.… Read more
We believe it won't be long until human civilization goes full "Fifth Element"-style and takes most everything to the skies (we know, those were just really tall buildings). While unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, have been making headlines frequently over the last few years for a slew of negative reasons, they're also delivering pizzas in a very high-tech fashion. For this week's future tech, we visit the crew at 3D Robotics in Berkeley, Calif., to hear their take on the future of UAVs. Oh yeah, they give us a pretty stellar, Oculus Rift equipped … Read more
Apple diehards now have a way to fling their Amazon Instant Video to their television screens -- if they didn't have a TV that could already do that.
Amazon's latest update of its Instant Video app for iOS adds the ability to watch videos on Apple TV via Airplay.
The update give Amazon Instant Video watchers another way to watch shows and movies on their TVs, although Amazon's video content was already compatible with Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony's PlayStation. If Amazon's video audience is anything like Netflix's, people are already using those … Read more
A key goal of Netflix's partnerships with Hollywood is helping to curb illegal downloading, and it believes it can help do that by offering the same content that is popular with pirates.
While a competitor to sites that offer free downloading of video content, the movie streaming service also gleans valuable information about what programming to acquire for its customers.
After Netflix rolled out its service last week in the Netherlands, Kelly Merryman, the company's vice president of content acquisition in Europe, said piracy sites play a key role in its purchase decisions.
"With the purchase of … Read more