The Web site for Helpouts is live, inviting people interested in becoming experts to sign up, though the service has yet to launch. According to the service's support Web site, the video sessions will be conducted via Google+ Hangouts (and thus, users need a Google+ account to participate, another boon for the company). Helpout providers, as the … Read more
Video chat services can be a great tool for keeping in touch with friends and family members. Services like Skype can be accessed from a variety of screens -- such as your computer, smartphone, or tablet -- and are relatively easy to use.
Initiating a video chat from a laptop or tablet is great for one-on-one conversations, but it's a little ridiculous when the entire family is forced to crowd around a small screen. Luckily, there is a rather simple solution.
Here's how you can get Skype and other video chat services on your TV:Skype Skype is … Read more
Amazon may be playing catch-up with Netflix on the original content front, but it's taking a different approach to releasing its homegrown TV series.
Amazon Studios -- the entertainment production arm of the e-commerce giant -- said Monday it will release the first three episodes of TV series "Alpha House" on November 15 and the same for "Betas" a week later. To see the remaining eight episodes, however, customers must sign up for an Amazon Prime subscription for $79 a year, which gives them access to Prime Instant Video and free, two-day shipping on many … Read more
iMadeFace Funny Pics & Videos rounds up some of the best, brightest creations from the hilarious iMadeFace app. If you need some inspiration or just want a quick laugh, this app provides it in a big way. It combs all of the most popular social networks and sharing sites to give you hundreds of fun images.
This app isn't a rip-off of the popular iMadeFace app, but a gallery that shows off images made and shared from that app. If you're not familiar, iMadeFace lets you turn your face into a comic with colorization, decorations, and other add-ons. … Read more
Sales of Nintendo's Wii U have jumped a bit lately, but the device is still proving to be a thorn in the game company's side.
During the six-month period ended September 30, Nintendo generated revenue of 196.6 billion yen ($2.011 billion), down from 201 billion yen during the same period last year. The company was able to post a 600 million yen ($6.14 million) profit, however, which was far better than the 28 billion yen loss it posted in the prior year.
The data Nintendo revealed Wednesday also highlights a surprisingly fast fall from prominence. … Read more
Night Video Cam 2 is a useful video tool for low-light or outdoor situations when recording video on your iPhone or iPad. It's not as powerful as similar tools on a dedicated video camera, but considering what the developers are working with in a non-dedicated camera, they've created a very streamlined, very easy-to-use, night-friendly recording tool.
When you launch Night Video Cam 2, there are a few options on the screen to choose from. You can see how much battery you have left, the total space you can record on your phone, the current recording time, and the … Read more
Twitter users are posting an average of 500 million tweets a day, and many of those contain photos and videos.
As part of a new software update for its app on Android and iPhone, as well as to its Web site, the company says it's made media "more visual and more engaging" for those tweets with previews that show up underneath.
These images (or short video snippets from Vine) now pop up just below images instead of a link that users previously needed to tap within the company's official app. In practice, it looks like this: … Read more
The video game market is gunning for a huge score in the marketplace, according to Gartner research firm.
By the end of this year, worldwide spending on games will exceed $93 billion, the report said. That's up from the $78.9 billion spent last year. Gartner further projects that customers will spend $101.6 billion in 2014 and $111 billion by the end of 2015.
Gartner's study is based on predicted sales on hardware and software worldwide. It also includes mobile games, which are set to explode from $9.3 billion in spending last year to $22 billion … Read more
The American Academy of Pediatrics on Monday released a newly revised policy statement that essentially calls out parents for being naive when it comes to the way and extent to which their kids use media today.
"This is the 21st century and they need to get with it," Dr. Victor Strasburger, lead author of the new policy and a University of New Mexico adolescent medicine specialist, told The Associated Press. "I guarantee you that if you have a 14-year-old boy and he has an Internet connection in his bedroom, he is looking at pornography."… Read more