Tag: video

A shooting gallery of 360-degree cameras

By Ted Kritsonis

Shooting panoramic photos used to be one way to capture a scene from a wider perspective, but 360-degree cameras have burst onto the scene this year to pull in everything that’s left. As options grow, so does the sophistication behind them.

Canadian Olympic Star Shines in Mobile App Development

by Lee Rickwood
A Canadian Olympian is pushing the development of mobile apps that support athletes and the communities who support them. Winter sports are covered; summer activities like cycling and rodeo sports have been added and more sports apps are coming soon.

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Sports Fans, Gadget Freaks Gear up for Virtual Reality

by Lee Rickwood
The International Olympic Committee, its Olympic Broadcast Services (OBS) production arm, and the rightsholder here in Canada, CBC/Radio Canada, plan to deliver up to 100 hours of Olympic coverage as live virtual reality (VR) and 360-degree video streams.

One rhino gets killed every eight hours.

Can Technology Save the Rhino – and Other Endangered and Exploited Creatures?

by Lee Rickwood
Conservation, even techno-enabled, is not easy. For example, hundreds of staff, suppliers, contractors, security personnel, and tourists enter and exit game reserves every day, and monitoring them was not easy in the past – typically, the reserve is in a remote location with only basic IT infrastructure and very limited bandwidth, as Dimension Data executive Bruce Watson explains.

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CBC TV Goes Over-the-Top with IBM Video Services

by Lee Rickwood
The new CBC video player is part of an overall strategy and specific migration plan to greater digital content creation and distribution capabilities, both for pre-recorded content and eventually live programming.

Netflix’s VPN crackdown has no winners

By Ted Kritsonis

There is an irony — albeit a bitter one — when a company expands to virtually every corner of the globe, yet begins rolling out a policy of stifling access. This is the peculiar situation Netflix has found itself in this month, as it is now in 190 countries, yet begins to restrict browsing through foreign catalogues using VPN services.