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Anonymous YouTuber sets up bitcoin bird-feeder 

At the time of writing, 26 donations had been sent to the bitcoin address; four donations were sent to the Dogecoin address, and 21 were sent to the Litecoin address. But Nano was still the dominant currency, with 126 donations and counting. – Adriana Hamacher, Decrypt » https://decrypt.co/8823/youtube-bitcoin-bird-feeder-adoption [source: Youtube/ Mr Dove]

At 10 trillion frames per second, this camera captures light in slow motion

Light is the fastest thing in the universe, so trying to catch it on the move is necessarily something of a challenge. We’ve had some success, but a new rig built by Caltech scientists pulls down a mind-boggling 10 trillion frames per second, meaning it can capture light as it travels along — and they have plans to make it a hundred times faster. – Devin Coldewey, TechCrunch https://ift.tt/2yABoFp

Researchers achieve HD video streaming at 10,000 times lower power

The group’s system uses 1,000 to 10,000 times less power than current streaming technology. But it still has a small battery that supports continuous operation. The next step is to make wireless video cameras that are completely battery-free, said Smith, who is the Milton and Delia Zeutschel Professor for Entrepreneurial Excellence. – Sarah McQuate, University of Washington https://ift.tt/2HeTjsx

LiveU Plans Live Streaming Bonded System for 2016 NAB Show

LiveU will demonstrate LiveU Solo, a new live streaming bonded solution for the online media market at the 2016 NAB Show. This plug-and-play system allows users to live stream by connecting automatically to popular content delivery networks, such as YouTube Live or Wowza Streaming Cloud. – TV Technology Magazine

Nikon announces a 360-degree action camera

The KeyMission 360 is a small square, a bit bigger than the GoPro Hero Session 4, but not as much of a cube. It also, obviously, has lenses on the front and back. It’s also shockproof to 2 meters (about 7 feet), and waterproof to 30 meters (100 feet). The camera has electronic vibration reduction, too. Beyond that, Nikon hasn’t shared any more details like pricing, availability, battery life, or the field of view of each lens. – Sean O’Kane, The Verge

The Livestream Movi puts the power of a multi-camera setup in your pocket

photo: The Verge

The $399 Movi, which ships in April, is small, about 2.5 inches long by 2 inches wide. The camera’s covered in a nice black or white soft touch finish, with red accents on the microphone grill and at the top of the device. The lens has a 150-degree field of view — about as wide as most small action cameras, though not as wide as the 170-degree lens found on a GoPro — and the battery will last you an hour. […] Livestream has built a 4K camera that isn’t necessarily going to floor you with beautiful imagery. Instead, the company focused on creating software lets you crop in on that 4K image while you’re live streaming to set up a number of completely different shots, essentially mimicking a multi-camera setup with just one pocket-sized camera and an iPhone. – Sean O’Kane, The Verge

YouTuber puts out Halloween candy for kids on the honor system, catches parents ruining it.

photo: Youtube/Internetlazers, Someecards

YouTuber InternetLasers learned when a trip out of town on Halloween meant they wouldn’t be able to hand out candy. Not wanting to disappoint the local children, InternetLasers put out full-sized candy bars on a table outside their home with the note “Help yourself, but be considerate!” A hidden camera captured who actually followed this instruction[.] – Johnny McNulty, Someecards

HTC Slashes The Price Of Its Action Camera

photo: TechCrunch

HTC cut the price of the Re camera to just $50 from $200, making it one of the least expensive action cameras on the market. It’s a capable little camera with decent image quality. Yet it’s hard to recommend even at this low price since its ecosystem of mounts and accessories pales in comparison that of GoPro or Sony. – Matt Burns, TechCrunch

Canon’s new $30,000 video camera can see where you can’t

photo: Canon

Canon’s new camera can deliver an ISO equivalent of more than 4 million, instantly making it a prime option for people who need to capture footage in super-dark settings — like a moonless night sky. The company believes its ME20F-SH is also great for production companies making films, reality television and documentaries. However, there are some limitations here. It only does 1080p, for one, which doesn’t bode well in terms of being future-proof — Canon says that had to be done to “achieve the highest possible low-light sensitivity,” – Edgar Alvarez, Engadget
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