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What's interesting, not only the On Demand video but the ability to vote up a clip that will stay available indefinitely .. ANGL is available at Android and iTunes .. now there's a thing ..   
A Budapest-based live video app brings its marketing to the U.S. Despite the dominance of Twitter-owned Periscope, ANGL thinks it has a shot.
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+Lee Rickler I didn't even get that far -- saw the graphics, saw the users were majority of females and stopped there.
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want a Story Sphere test .. then see.. 360 video with five audio clips ..
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I was wondering what +Tom Uglow has been up to .. this is it, everyone knows I love  a good #photosphere  .. If I were giving out an award for best googler in a hat Tom wins every time ..

http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/exhibitions/artexpress-2015/story-spheres-part-1
On February 12, AGNSW opened their annual ARTEXPRESS exhibition which presents some of the best works from the previous year’s HSC school leavers. Google was there to capture a series of high-resolution Story Spheres within the gallery space, presented with audio from some of the young artists whose work is being displayed.
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Yes +Tom Uglow​, +Mike Downes​ has been instrumental in assisting me in using #photosoheres to get Trinidad and Tobago on the 'street view map'.
I'm very excited with the potential of Story-Spheres and I will be able to bring my photospheres to life. :) Kudos to the guys at +Grumpy Sailor Creative​ and hats off to you +Tom Uglow​! :) 
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New version of Hangouts Chrome App is out. Give it a try, especially if use Mac OSX. You can try the new stuff on Windows/ChromeOS/Linux as well - disable the transparent mode under settings.
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Absolutely awesome little update with a couple of new features
Touch anywhere on the screen to take a photo, even while recording video. H...
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This is incredible and in my view what the web is for, to make sense of what we are doing, and reflect on how mother nature goes about her business .. As humans, we see images in our minds, in 2015 our attention can be too short, far too short .. 
 
10,728 time-lapses from 86 million public photos 

Time-lapse photography often provides fascinating visualization of long-term changes in the world. However, while there are many methods that allow one to create time-lapse videos of short-term changes (hours to days), observing much longer changes requires a camera that is focused on a single target over a period of months or years.

But what if you could use publicly available images that were taken over many years to construct long-terms time-lapse sequences that document things like environmental change, city growth, or even geological processes?

In Time-lapse Mining from Internet Photos (http://goo.gl/sFrrku), to be presented at SIGGRAPH 2015 (http://goo.gl/mRje1W), University of Washington Graduate Student +Ricardo Martin Brualla, Google Software Engineer David Gallup, and University of Washington Professor / Google Technical Staff Member +Steve Seitz introduce a completely automated approach for synthesizing time-lapse videos of popular landmarks from large community photo collections. 

Their system discovered 10,728 time-lapses that show how the world’s most popular landmarks are changing over time, employing structure-from-motion and stereo algorithms to compensate for viewpoint variations, and a simple but effective new temporal filtering approach to stabilize appearance.

Check out the video below, and learn more on the project webpage at http://goo.gl/KoECXf
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That's really fascinating!
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What an embedded Story Sphere looks like and notice the Narrative text .. http://themikedownespage.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/my-first-ever-story-sphere.html
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There is new stuff, and there is new stuff that matters - the Story Sphere definitely matters. There are three steps, 1, Create a #photosphere  2, Think of a story 3, Record some audio .. Done well, this will be an immensely valuable resource. I'm not saying it's easy - but it will be worth it. Brought to you by Google &+Grumpy Sailor Creative at: www.storyspheres.com .. 
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Mike can we get instruction on #photosphere at the same sites. i know you've written and showed us in the past but I didn't practice. This seems to have many uses.
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The winner for me is +XSplit .. https://www.xsplit.com/download .. having tried it a while back, it's excellent and a real nice bit of software. I know +Chad LaFarge will talk xsplit all day long if you let him ..
We launched 60fps video playback on YouTube a few months ago, and from game walkthroughs to superbike racing, you’ve found all sorts of brilliant ways to make use of higher frame rates. Now we want to help you take it eve...
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I can't tell you how often it's come in handy, and it does 90% of what I need it to do out of the box. The rest I can experiment and hack my way through.
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using Oculus or 4D as they call it .. freaks me out how a closed environment this is ie you strap a bucket on your head .. In education & the odd museum, you have the immersive classroom, where people will stand in the experience, rather than wear it .. The real winner here, technology in general, and how geekdom is accepted as very cool these days ..
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A month ago, #mojo  took place in Dublin on Mobile Journalism .. https://tvvj.wordpress.com .. this is  the full video. As someone pro Google and pro Android, I find it quite alarming these seven speakers all talk iPhones..   The first question from the press association deals with this, where the answer (from BBC's Marc Settle) admits 75% of the globe is android, then claims there are no quality appropriate apps .. We need to look at this more closely ..
https://youtu.be/N5Fbr5_s3w0?t=1h16m31s
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+Chad LaFarge thanks for this - the great news - google news lab are interested in exploring and getting to a useful end result -- will share with you -- in our usual way -- video chat :) .. 
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A month ago, #mojo  took place in Dublin on Mobile Journalism .. https://tvvj.wordpress.com .. In this clip +Bambuser ask about UGC and we get a response mentioning periscope .. You can see the full video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5Fbr5_s3w0 .. As someone pro Google and pro Android, I find it quite alarming these seven speakers all talk iPhones..   The first question from the press association deals with this, where the answer (from BBC's Marc Settle) admits 75% of the globe is android, then claims there are no quality appropriate apps .. We need to look at this more closely ..
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As teacher at the mike downes page, I'm the showrunner at mike downes media too. I make beat sheets and write | verified at youtube | at google+ i've 36,500 followers with 14 million views of my posts & photos | i've a media blog where you find posts on media change & mass communication | and that means my studies on YouTube Audience Retention | analysis habits explained

New for 2015 | making myself into a *proper* youtube creator | making short timeless videos using animations, google earth pro often backed by the 1,142 free music tracks available at the youtube audio library | i've made how to videos in the past & tested prerelease software for google like hangouts 

If you ask, i'll always answer | for a longer read see my post made 30 Jan 2015 http://goo.gl/7LUTc3  .. /mike
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Fantastic visit here today for a christening. Lovely to see such a friendly and welcoming Revd. The Church Hall adjoins the Church with such excellent facilities, see the photos..
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Be careful with online prices (at Tesco Direct) compare to instore prices on larger items ie a TV. We had issues which ended up with a price haggle, thankfully Duty Manager agreed with us in the end, and gave us the Online Price.
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On passing by the yard, I was totally impressed by the display of freshly cut timber posts. The smell was excellent too. Here are a few photos, I would certainly loot at more uses to these posts, sure as a fence, but from what I've seen they deserve to be hung on the wall as an art exhibit :)
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Great place for a drink and a chat, great location and free wifi at 9.49 meg, what's not to like :)
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Benefit have moved to a brand new Head Office in the Marconi Building (former New Street Works), I've attached a comp slip with the new address. It was lovely to see some of the radio memorabilia on display - so important as from 1912 this was the first ever purpose built radio factory. Visitors to Benefit Cosmetics should be aware 'Marconi Building' is also another the name of one of the local Anglia Ruskin University faculties, so make sure you arrive at New Street :)
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Always a good visit to this library. Staff are friendly. There is space to sit and read the local paper. Photo was taken 2 April 2015 ..
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Fantastic Village Hall with a ton of facilities. I find the Outdoor Exercise Equipment just amazing, so brilliant to use, have made a photosphere of it all :)
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