Tag: Video Recordings, Downloads and Streaming

4 Ways to Do More With Your Smartphone Camera

Even if you don’t have the latest and greatest smartphone, the tools for your photography can go beyond the more commonly used ones like the portrait and lowlight modes. With a reasonably up-to-date operating system, you can have voice-activated photo sessions, create wide-screen images, record video at different playback speeds and visually search the internet. […]

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What Is Most Popular on Streaming Platforms? Old Network TV Shows

“The Office,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Criminal Minds” represent three genres that have been mainstays in American entertainment — workplace comedies, and medical and crime dramas. They also feature a combined library of 830 episodes, which significantly boosted them in the Nielsen lists, which ranked shows based on total minutes watched. (“Grey’s Anatomy” is still running […]

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Therapists Are on TikTok. And How Does That Make You Feel?

While an influx of followers can be confusing for therapists who are just looking to let off a little steam online, some view it as an opportunity to expand their client base. Marquis Norton, a licensed professional counselor in Hampton Roads, Va., posts under the TikTok account @drnortontherapy. (His bio reads: “CEO of therapy.”) He […]

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Want a Divorce? Try Cameo to Break the News

It all started as a prank. In early 2019, Caldwell Tidicue, a comedian and a former contestant on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” known as Bob the Drag Queen, was at his home in New York City when he was tickled by an idea: “Wouldn’t it be funny,” he thought, “if someone broke up on Cameo, and […]

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Netflix Announces 2021 Film Slate

Last month, Disney revealed an enormous trove of new content for its streaming service, Disney+. That followed WarnerMedia’s announcement that all 17 of its films this year would be available on HBO Max the same day they debuted in theaters. And on Tuesday, Netflix — the biggest streaming service of them all, with 195 million […]

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What is Dlive? The Streaming Site Growing in Far-Right Users

But when a user changes the settings to allow “x-tagged” content to be viewed, streams with thousands of viewers discussing the riot at the Capitol quickly dominate the home page. In his stream on Thursday night, Mr. Fuentes, who had attracted 20,000 viewers, called Wednesday’s events “a flicker of hope” that “showed what is possible.” […]

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Body Camera Video Shows Fatal Shooting of Unarmed California Man by Police

A California man who was shot and killed by a police officer last week was unarmed, officials said on Tuesday in a video that includes body camera footage of the fatal encounter. The man, Trevor Seever, 29, was shot on Dec. 29 outside Modesto Church of the Brethren in Modesto, Calif. Brandon Gillespie, the interim […]

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The Force (and a Lenient Disney) Is With ‘Star Wars’ Fan Filmmakers

For the first time in half a decade, a year has gone by without a new “Star Wars” film, a planned pause that happened to coincide with the pandemic. But across YouTube, there are plenty of movies set in a galaxy far, far away: those made by fans. Instead of the sci-fi saga’s familiar title […]

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Quibi is selling content to Roku

Quibi was the biggest bust of the streaming boom. But it has something Roku wants — more than 100 original programs. Quibi, which announced that it was closing six months after a much-hyped introduction, is in talks to sell its content to Roku, the streaming device maker with a streaming app of its own. The […]

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What’s Next in Your Netflix Queue?

Listen and subscribe: Apple | Spotify | Stitcher | RSS | How To Bela Bajaria has an unprecedented job at Netflix. In an executive shake-up this year, she was elevated from head of “local language” (read: non-English) productions to a newly created role, head of global television (read: all TV, everywhere). Her promotion signals how […]

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Kai Jones, at 14, Is a Veteran Freeskiing Daredevil

Although the sport of freeriding or freeskiing — which means skiing or snowboarding on ungroomed, usually off-piste terrain without a set course — is not currently included in the Winter Olympics, Kai has other interests and options, like college film study programs. Todd Jones joked that everything his son had done so far might be […]

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5 Things to Do This New Year’s Weekend

Since September, the Joyce Theater has been offering a free virtual fall season that is as good as some of its best in-person ones. The secret has been surprise and an avoidance of the usual suspects. If that is a little less true of the latest batch of videos — available through Sunday at joyce.org/joycestream […]

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Managing Movie Superheroes Is About to Get a Lot More Complicated

LOS ANGELES — Walter Hamada is not a typical superhero wrangler. He doesn’t have a booming, fanboy-in-chief personality. His modest home office, at least as it appears on Zoom, is light on the usual cape-and-cowl collectibles. Hollywood was not even his first calling: He set out to be a mechanical engineer. As the president of […]

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An Oscar Winner Made a Khashoggi Documentary. Streaming Services Didn’t Want It.

Bryan Fogel’s first documentary, “Icarus,” helped uncover the Russian doping scandal that led to the country’s expulsion from the 2018 Winter Olympics. It also won an Oscar for him and for Netflix, which released the film. For his second project, he chose another subject with global interest: the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi Arabian […]

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5 Things to Do This Christmas Weekend

In the fantasy version of a December evening, we would sweep in off West 54th Street, down the staircase and into the cozy, enveloping glamour that always makes Feinstein’s/54 Below feel like it’s ready for its close-up. We would slide into a booth and order a little something lovely. Then the long-running cabaret series “Sondheim […]

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Bollywood, Reeling From the Pandemic, Shifts to Streaming

“Coolie No. 1” has all the hallmarks of a big Bollywood film: colorful costumes, larger-than-life sets, foot-tapping music and a melodramatic story about a man who pretends he has a twin to woo the woman of his dreams. After shooting wrapped in February, the film was set for a May theatrical release. But when “Coolie […]

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The Tech That Was Fixed in 2020 and the Tech That Still Needs Fixing

To put it lightly, 2020 was rough. More than ever, we turned to our personal tech this year to help find respite, stay healthy and remain connected with the people we care about. Video chat apps, like Webex and Google Meet, became crucial work tools. After gyms shut down, virtual workout apps like Peloton transformed […]

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Chicago Mayor Apologizes to Social Worker Who Was Handcuffed Naked

Mayor Lori Lightfoot of Chicago has apologized to a social worker who was handcuffed while she was naked after police officers who were executing a search warrant burst into her apartment with a battering ram last year. The officers broke down the door to Anjanette Young’s apartment on Feb. 21, 2019, as she was getting […]

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To the Rescue This Year: The People Who Put Orchestras Online

As recently as March, Brandon Cardley’s work as the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s video engineer was largely limited to small projects, like cutting clips of concerts for social media and marketing materials. But once the coronavirus pandemic’s spread started to cancel performances through summer and fall, then winter and spring, his job suddenly looked a lot […]

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Alibaba’s Software Can Find Uighur Faces, It Told China Clients

As the Chinese government tracked and persecuted members of predominantly Muslim minority groups, the technology giant Alibaba taught its corporate customers how they could play a part. Alibaba’s website for its cloud computing business showed how clients could use its software to detect the faces of Uighurs and other ethnic minorities within images and videos, […]

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I Can’t Stop Watching Coronavirus Vaccine Videos

News organizations understand all this instinctively. Cable news segments about the vaccine almost all show footage of the vaccine being moved around the country with granular logistical details about the rollout, all of which seem to underscore that, yes, this is happening. Local news channels have their own spin on unboxing videos. “Vaccine delivery unboxing […]

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Apple TV Was Making a Show About Gawker. Then Tim Cook Found Out.

“It’s something that gave me pause and that I thought about, but I would do it the same way again,” he said. “There is a broader good in knowing more about the private lives of the people who run this society. If writing about the C.E.O. of Apple isn’t within bounds — then who would […]

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WarnerMedia Chief Has Become a Movie Villain to Some in Hollywood

LOS ANGELES — When Jason Kilar began his tenure as the chief executive of Hulu in July 2007, some competitors considered the streaming service so likely to fail that they nicknamed it Clown Co. Yet Mr. Kilar, armed with both the conviction that there was a better way to watch television and the backing of […]

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This Blockbuster Is Coming to a Living Room Near You

Theaters won’t disappear completely, but they are more likely to become rare first-class events rather than everyday experiences for the masses. To some extent, this was already happening, with comfier seating and more upscale concessions, and ticket prices rising in tandem. In the aftermath of the pandemic, moviegoing, once a Saturday-afternoon time waster and the […]

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‘Star Wars,’ ‘Pinocchio’ and More as Disney Leans Sharply Into Streaming

A significant portion of the presentation was dedicated to Star, which will be stocked with programming from Disney properties like ABC, FX, Freeform, Searchlight and 20th Century Studios, which Rupert Murdoch sold to Disney last year. In Latin America, Star+ will roll out as a stand-alone service in June and also include some ESPN coverage […]

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Watch This Disgusting Food Video Right Now. It Explains Everything.

The video makes it all seem so easy, even fun, and yet with each successive step, your sense of dread only mounts. First, you take an enormous brick of vividly orange cheese, one with enough structural integrity to allow you to hack into it with a knife. A cartoon mouse bounces up to encourage you, […]

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Movie Theaters Are Dying. Did Jason Kilar Deal the Final Blow?

Listen and subscribe: Apple | Spotify | Stitcher | RSS | How To If you want to be the first to watch “Dune,” “Godzilla vs. Kong” or the new “Matrix” movie this year (yes, there’s a fourth one) — you won’t have to line up at a movie theater. That’s because Jason Kilar, the C.E.O. […]

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Disney to Reveal Plans to Turbocharge Streaming Offerings

LOS ANGELES — A significant expansion of the “Star Wars” universe. Tom Hanks as Geppetto in a live-action “Pinocchio,” and Yara Shahidi as Tinker Bell in a live-action “Peter Pan & Wendy.” Footage from new Marvel projects. A star-studded prequel to “The Lion King.” On Thursday, as part of a four-hour investor presentation focused on […]

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Twitch Cracks Down on Hate Speech and Harassment

Twitch, the livestreaming platform popular among video game players, unveiled new guidelines on Wednesday aimed at cracking down on hateful conduct and sexual harassment on its site. The site, which is owned by Amazon, said it had broadened its definition of sexual harassment and separated such violations into a new category for the first time […]

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‘On Social Media, There Are Thousands’: In Cuba, Internet Fuels Rare Protests

What started as anger over the arrests morphed into conversations among the artists about their frustration with limits to free expression on the island. They commiserated over their fear of government censorship or outright repression because of the art, theater or movies they produce. “I want to do free art, without state security parked on […]

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