Freefly Systems Ships Incredible New MōVI Controller


Wireless connection provides two user control By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Freefly Systems has announced shipping of their new wireless MōVI Controller, which will give a camera operator, and even a second operator, access to controls on the Freefly MōVI products, including M10, M5, and … [Read more...]

EU antitrust regulators likely to step up Google probes: WSJ

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) European Union antitrust regulators are preparing to step up investigations of Google Inc's practices on several fronts and are likely to revise certain terms of a settlement involving its search engine that was proposed earlier this year, the Wall Street Journal reported on … [Read more...]

Google must face U.S. privacy lawsuit over commingled user data

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By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) A federal judge rejected Google Inc's bid to dismiss a privacy lawsuit claiming it commingled user data across different products and disclosed that data to advertisers without permission. Saying his decision was a close call, U.S. District Judge Paul Grewal in San … [Read more...]

Comcast profit beats estimates on internet subscriber growth

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(Reuters) Comcast Corp, the largest U.S. cable operator, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by strong growth in high-speed internet subscribers. The company's shares rose 2 percent to $54.96 (32.2 pounds) in premarket trading on Tuesday. The stock has gained 3.6 percent so far … [Read more...]

Comcast, Lionsgate add more app content for film buyers

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(Reuters) Lionsgate Entertainment Corp will provide extra content through apps for dystopian thriller "Divergent" and other films to Comcast Corp customers who purchase digital versions of the film through Xfinity On Demand, the companies announced on Tuesday. The additional features are designed … [Read more...]

Five Quadcopter Myths Dispelled


Drones are used for a lot of things, but there are some things you think you know that just aren't true By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Drones have been around for quite awhile, mostly as toys and hi-tech surveillance tools for governments and militaries. And in the filmmaking industry, radio … [Read more...]

Italy gives Google 18 months to change data use practices

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MILAN (Reuters) Italy's data protection regulator has given Google 18 months to change the way it treats and stores user data, bringing to an end an investigation that is part of a European drive to reform the internet giant's privacy practices. Regulators in several European nations including … [Read more...]

Ex-Autonomy CFO opposes HP shareholder settlement

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(Reuters) A former chief financial officer of Autonomy Corp is opposing a settlement between Hewlett-Packard Co (HP) executives and directors and the company's shareholders over HP's troubled $11.1 billion (6.5 billion pounds) acquisition of the British software company. In a Monday court filing, … [Read more...]

BlackBerry names ex-Sybase executive as chief operating officer

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TORONTO (Reuters) BlackBerry Limited named Marty Beard as its chief operating officer on Monday, filling a position that had been vacant since November following a management reshuffle. Beard was most recently chief executive officer of LiveOps Inc, a provider of cloud applications for customer … [Read more...]

DJI Aggressively Slashes Price on Ronin Gimbal Stabilizer


Price drops to $2,999 By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Yikes! DJI is going after the gimbal stabilizer market in a major way, by recently announcing a huge price cut in their brand new Ronin 3-axis Gimbal Stabilizer. It was only a few weeks ago that the Ronin was released for $4499, after a huge … [Read more...]

Aerial Drone Pilot Offers Tips on Commercial Use


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With the explosion of aerial drone use for cinematography, the FAA is a bit nervous. With just about anyone being able to pluck down $1,000 to get a remote piloted vehicle and a video camera, thousands are using this brand new hobby to capture some incredible video. … [Read more...]

U.S. judge OKs warrant for Google user’s emails, stoking debate

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By Joseph Ax - NEW YORK (Reuters) A federal judge in New York has granted prosecutors access to a Gmail user's emails as part of a criminal probe, in a decision that could fan the debate over how aggressively the government may pursue data if doing so may invade people's privacy. U.S. Magistrate … [Read more...]

With 1 million comments, U.S. net neutrality debate nears first marker


By Alina Selyukh - WASHINGTON (Reuters) U.S. companies, consumer advocates and citizens submitted more than 1 million comments to the Federal Communications Commission, drawing contentious divisions on the issue of net neutrality as the first deadline to comment approached Friday. The FCC will … [Read more...]

Amazon unveils e-book subscription service with unlimited access

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(Reuters) Inc on Friday unveiled a subscription service that allows customers to read as much as they choose from its library of more than 600,000 e-books. Subscribers to the Kindle Unlimited service, which costs $9.99 per month, can read the e-books on Amazon's Kindle reader or on any … [Read more...]

Colorist Describes Method to Grab Hi-Res Stills from 4K Video


4K is taking over the print world By James DeRuvo Everyone's been raving about the amazing video quality coming out of the Panasonic GH4 and Sony α7s. And it's true, the video we've been seeing of late is absolutely stunning. And with that high resolution 4K video, comes a hidden benefit ... … [Read more...]

RØDE Upgrades Studio Quality iXY Mic for Lighting iOS devices


RodeRec App Updated with fixes By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) RØDE released the iXY Mic a little over a year ago, which brough studio quality stereo recording to the iPhone with a clever 30-pin stereo plug. It was awesome. But it left iPhone 5 users scratching their heads as to why … [Read more...]

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