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Facebook testing video preloads over Wi-Fi connections

Facebook's testing a feature that'll make it easier to watch videos while you're away from home. The experimental addition allows videos to preload while you're connected to Wi-Fi. Next time you open the News Feed, the videos will be ready to play.

LinkedIn rolls out native video uploads worldwide

LinkedIn has launched its own video sharing platform. The feature is intended to increase engagement amongst LinkedIn users, bringing the professional connections platform closer to a regular social network. The site wants people to post regular updates.

Reddit launches its own native video platform

Reddit has announced it's rolling out support for native video uploads to all its users and communities. The feature has been in beta for a while and is designed to simplify the Reddit experience. Previously, videos had to be uploaded to external sites.

MIT AI tries to eliminate buffering when streaming videos

MIT has developed an AI capable of streaming video without making you wait for it to buffer. Buffering is one of the biggest hindrances publishers face when convincing viewers to watch their content. Visitors on slow connections will simply turn away.

Parents, toddlers kicked off Delta plane over seat they bought

Another airline video has surfaced showing a Delta employee telling parents they would end up in jail and their toddlers put into care if they did not leave the plane. Conflicting rules led up to the incident.

Gmail update lets you stream video attachments from the web

Google has announced an update to its online Gmail client that adds a small but potentially very useful feature. It's now possible to stream video attachments from the web, removing the need to download large files.

YouTube's unskippable 30-second ads are finally going away

Google has announced it is ending support for the 30-second "unskippable" adverts that currently play before many YouTube videos. The unpopular pre-roll advertisements have long been criticised by users. Google acknowledged the format isn't ideal.

Facebook videos are coming to your TV

Facebook has announced a new video app for smart TVs that's designed to let you watch content from friends, family and publishers on the big screen. The launch marks the next step in Facebook's ambition to become a video site in its own right.

Facebook videos now play with sound by default

Facebook has announced a small but significant change to the way it delivers videos on mobile devices. Videos will now play with sound by default, leading to bursts of audio as you scroll through your news feed. The controversial change can be reversed.

You can finally download Netflix shows for offline viewing

Netflix now allows you to download your favourite shows for offline viewing when the Internet isn't available. The feature has long been requested by users who want to watch Netflix while on the go. A large portion of Netflix's library is available.

YouTube now supports brighter, sharper high dynamic range videos

YouTube has announced support for HDR videos. It's now possible to watch and upload HDR videos on YouTube, although an HDR display is required to take advantage of the benefits. The technology brings more vibrant colours and detailed shadows.

Amazon's new Fire TV Stick is 30 percent faster, still only $40

Amazon has announced a new Fire TV Stick, one of the company's most successful hardware products. The low-cost compact dongle is now 30 percent faster than the original. Amazon is also teasing a major software update with a "new on-screen experience."

Google unveils YouTube Go, an app designed for offline playback

On its 18th birthday, Google has announced a new YouTube app that places an emphasis on offline viewing. Users will be able to download content to watch when disconnected. The app will target emerging markets and particularly concentrate on India.

Op-Ed: Judge: Anti-Planned Parenthood group must turn over the evidence

On Friday, a federal judge said that the anti-abortion group attacking Planned Parenthood with heavily edited videos cannot refuse to turn over pieces of evidence by pleading the Fifth Amendment.

YouTuber PewDiePie made $7.45 million profit last year

YouTuber PewDiePie made a massive $7.45 million in profit last year, according to a new report. PewDiePie gained such fame for his video game reviews, playthroughs, tutorials and vlogs that he has become the most successful YouTuber ever.

Watch this guy shoot through a washer in mid air with a .38

In a new YouTube video, a popular trick shooter uses a .38 special to shoot through the center of a washer without hitting the sides.

Recap of latest viral videos, from dogs in costumes to Ed Sheeran

A dog and a cat making out, pugs in Halloween costumes, a little girl that wakes up and starts dancing to an Ed Sheeran song, and a man that trained his dog to bring him beer from the refrigerator--those are some of the latest viral videos online.

Op-Ed: The top five funniest videos of August

Need a good laugh today? Here are the top five funniest videos that have been uploaded to the Internet at some point in August.

Schools using video conferencing to get experts into classrooms

Many schools are increasingly using video conferencing to allow experts and well-known personalities to talk and interact with students.

Netflix plans price hike for its subscriptions

Netflix surprised customers today with their the announcement of their decision to increase monthly plans by $1 to $2 in their shareholder newsletter.

Op-Ed: Has the animated demo video jumped the shark?

Toronto - For many start-ups, animated explainer video have become par for the course. But have they become boring, less effective and blasé?

Op-Ed: Top 10 female country music videos of 2013

2013 was a great year for female country artists and their music videos. Here are the videos that made my Top 10 list of of the year.

Northampton woman pens thank-you letter to burglars

Northampton - Brits are traditionally known for their "good manners". News that one woman has written a thank you letter to burglars who broke into her house, apologising for not having particularly expensive taste, may seem a step too far, until you read the note.

Who shares photos and videos online? New research finds out

A new report shows that more people engaged in social activity are uploading and sharing photos and videos online. Popular apps such as Snapchat and Instagram are common means of posting visual content.

'Dumt & Farligt - igen' show delivers slow-motion stunts (video)

Watch the highlights of a few super slow-motion stunts that you really, really shouldn't try at home from a Danish TV show "Dumt & Farligt - igen" or in English, "Foolish & Dangerous - again!"

No surprise that Ted will present at the Oscars; Bond promo out

Beverly Hills - Now is the time when presenters for this year's Oscar telecast get announced. Of course, a story could be done for every name that gets announced.

Video Game Awards look ahead, too

Los Angeles - They proclaimed it the biggest night in gaming - ever. For gamers, perhaps, it was. However, waiting in line to get the latest game has to rank up there, too, right?

Op-Ed: Will the 2012 debates be remembered as the 'meme debates'

The presidential debates have always provided a myriad of material for late night talk show hosts and comedians, fodder for opposing campaigns, and now social media memes, more than providing an insight into the plans a candidate has for the country.

Delhi 2 Dublin turn up the stereo Special

Electronic fusion band Delhi 2 Dublin are currently on tour through North America with their latest album, Turn Up The Stereo. The band embraces a wide range of sounds, including EDM, ska, and bhangra.

New YouTube app gets a jump-start on the new Apple iOS 6

One thing you won't find pre-installed on the new Apple iPhone is the YouTube app, but Google is one step ahead, releasing it's new YouTube app for iOS 6. You just have to add it yourself.
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