World-class orchestras judged by sight not sound
(Phys.org) —World-class orchestras can be accurately identified by silent video footage of performances, but not through sound recordings, a UCL study has found.
Video games, e-commerce booming in Mideast: study
Video game and e-commerce markets are growing "exponentially" across the Middle East and North Africa, driven by the mobile revolution and new youth-produced content, according to a study.
New York's Times Square lit up by huge digital billboard
New York's Times Square was illuminated by the world's highest resolution video display screen of its size as the monitor—nearly as big as a football field—was switched on Tuesday evening.
Using technology to decrease the knowledge gap between Ugandan men and women
If an in-the-flesh Extension specialist isn't available to provide training, is a video of the specialist's presentation or a video of a new agricultural practice a good substitute? The answer, according ...
YouTube brings its huge fan base to music streaming
The music industry's move toward paid subscription services, and away from discs and downloads, has been underway for several years.
From video camera to driverless shuttle vehicle
A new type of driverless shuttle vehicle has been developed thanks to innovative computer vision guidance technology that enables the vehicle to locate itself on a roadway reliably and inexpensively. The ...
For video games, a trek to more exotic locales
At the beginning of "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare," the recently released installment in Activision's blockbuster military shooter franchise, the player is dumped from the sky in a drop pod onto an urban ...
Auroras from space look like green ocean waves in new video
Doesn't this make you want to book a trip on the next spaceship? Stunning footage from space here shows what auroras look like from the International Space Station. So many ripples of green. Such awesomeness.
New 'Assassin's Creed' dives into French Revolution
A new installment of blockbuster video game "Assassin's Creed" makes its worldwide debut Tuesday, allowing players to wield deadly skills on the streets of Paris during the French Revolution.
Video game world tensions erupt in 'GamerGate'
The horrific misogynistic abuse of female figures within the video game industry has triggered debate over whether women are being accepted as equal partners in the sector.
Smiling builds trust
"A smile gains more friends than a long face." This Chinese saying has been scientifically validated by researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön and the Toulouse School of ...
French watchdog urges no 3D for under sixes
A French health watchdog recommended Thursday that children under six be denied access to 3D films, computers and video games, and that those up to 13 have "moderate" access.
Canadian astronaut's 'Space Oddity' video back on YouTube
The first music video recorded in space—a cover of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield—is back after a public outcry over its removal from YouTube.
Incredible fast-moving aurora captured in real time
Usually, videos that feature aurora are timelapse videos, in order to show the normally slow movements of the Northern and Southern Lights. But here are some incredibly fast-moving aurorae shown in real time, ...