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MIT experts find a way to reduce video stream buffering on busy WiFi
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Is there anything more annoying that trying to watch a video on a slow internet connection shared with a bunch of other users? Skips, endless buffering, and ugly pixelation can ruin the experience of watching a movie or TV show when everyone in your…

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Apple updates multiport adapter with support for 4K HDR video
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Enlarge / The 2019 15-inch MacBook Pro—it looks just like last year’s model. (credit: Samuel Axon) After Apple streamlined the types of ports on its hardware, having adapters remains a necessary evil. For now, at least the company has made a notable quality-of-life improvement to one of its AV dongles. Apple recently released an updated […]

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Microsoft Exposes Russian Cyberattacks on Phones, Printers, Video Decoders
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The Russian hacking group known for stealing sensitive emails from the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 presidential election season has been cracking into printers, phones and video decoders to gain access to corporate networks, according to Microsoft. The group, known by a number of names including “Strontium,” “Fancy Bear” and “APT 28,” accessed the […]

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Comcast’s “unlimited” mobile plan now costs $20 extra for HD video
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Enlarge / An Xfinity Mobile phone. (credit: Comcast) Comcast’s mobile division is now charging $20 a month extra to watch HD video on unlimited data plans. Xfinity Mobile’s unlimited data plan costs $45 per line per month, but video streams are generally limited to 480p resolution. Comcast yesterday announced a new $20-per-month HD Pass “for […]

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Google fixes used Nest Cam bug that let old owners access video, report says     – CNET
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Factory reset wasn’t fixing the security issue, with Google needing to step in, it has been reported.

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New Zealand judge sends neo-Nazi to prison for sharing mosque shooting video
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Enlarge / A photo of Philip Arps that was taken from a Facebook page. (credit: Facebook photo) A New Zealand court today sentenced a man to 21 months in prison for sharing a video of the white-supremacist terrorist attacks that killed 51 people at two mosques in Christchurch. As we noted in previous coverage, New […]

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Disney's Video Streaming Service Hotstar Halts Support for Safari Browser
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Hotstar, India’s largest video streaming service with more than 300 million users, disabled support for Apple’s Safari web browser last week to mitigate a security flaw that allowed unauthorized usage of its platform, TechCrunch reports, citing sources. From the report: As users began to complain about not being able to use Hotstar on Safari, the […]

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E3 is changing because video games are changing     – CNET
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This year Sony is a no-show, and Nintendo stopped hosting a traditional press event years ago. What does the future hold for E3?

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Leveraging Live Video Streaming, the Great Democratizer
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When live streaming first started to roll out across multiple social media platforms, it remained pretty unclear how this new technology would interface with Internet users. More often a source for friends to include one another on events they’re missing out on, frequent uses of live video streaming felt experimental in nature. What was it […]

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