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DARPA's Robotics Challenge is finally coming to a close. The finals will be held on June 5th to 6th, almost three years after the contest was launched, in Pomona, California -- but you thankfully can watch it live, even if you can't make it there in person. CuriosityStream, a new website the serve...

June 3rd 2015 at 8:46pm 0 Comments
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Live-streaming apps may have become a new way for social types to show their vanity, but they're also great tools for delivering slices of world culture to people's mobile phones. That's exactly what the British Museum hopes to do with its popular exhibit Defining beauty: the body in ancient Greek...

May 28th 2015 at 8:23am 0 Comments
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You now have an easy way to follow your favorite Twitch game streamers on a big screen without splurging on a console or Fire TV. The live video service has just launched a channel for Roku players, helping you keep up with tournaments and "let's play" sessions on a cheap and cheerful media hub. T...

May 14th 2015 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Periscope used to require Twitter integration, because the livestreaming app's kinda, sorta owned by the social network. Yes, we did mean to say "used to," because its latest version gives you the power to choose between a Twitter account and a phone number to sign up. You'll still get user recomm...

May 12th 2015 at 4:32am 0 Comments
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Sure, Twitter's Periscope app will tell you which of your friends are streaming, but what if you want to find out who's broadcasting the local baseball game? You won't have that problem for much longer. Periscope chief Kayvon Beykpour has revealed that the app will soon get a way to find streams...

May 5th 2015 at 6:57pm 0 Comments
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Tesla is known for its amazingly quick electric vehicles, but if the chatter around today's event is true, the Elon Musk-led company will be introducing a home battery solution this evening. The livestream will be viewable on the car company's site beginning at 11 PM ET. So put on your pajamas and...

April 30th 2015 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Yahoo may have a way to restore some of its former glory in the messaging world. Tipsters for The Information claim that the company is building a mobile app that includes text messaging, Snapchat-style recorded video and elements of live video apps like Meerkat and Skype -- think of it as a hedg...

April 15th 2015 at 9:54pm 0 Comments
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If you prefer to enjoy music festivals with actual bathrooms, a hot shower and no dust, you're in luck. Just like previous years, you'll be able to stream three days of live music from Coachella on YouTube this weekend (April 10-12). Don't expect to see the full lineup of artists, but with three c...

April 7th 2015 at 6:28pm 0 Comments
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Madonna is still determined to hold on to the spotlight by premiering music videos in the internet services du jour. Her next stop? Meerkat. Swing by the livestreaming service at 1PM Eastern and you'll see the Material Girl's video for "Ghosttown" before it makes its way elsewhere. The stunt i...

April 7th 2015 at 12:20pm 0 Comments
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Livestreaming apps aren't new, but few have enjoyed as much notoriety in such a short time as Meerkat. Twitter users have adopted it in droves and the social network even went as far as limiting the app's access to its social graph last week for violating its policies. But as Meerkat continues to...

March 19th 2015 at 1:08pm 0 Comments
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If you follow the Twitter crowd closely, you've probably seen a growing number of people using Meerkat, a mobile app that helps you share your daily exploits on live video. Well, Twitter has too -- the company just confirmed that it recently acquired Periscope, a startup built around live streamin...

March 13th 2015 at 2:17pm 0 Comments