Experimental music video changes every time you play it

Artists and scientists say breakthroughs are often "lucky accidents," but one band is basing an entire music video on that premise. The song Midnight Oil from UK-based Shaking Chains uses algorithms to select semi-random bits of video from the hundre… Source: https://www.engadget.com/rss.xml

Gmail on desktop now lets you preview video attachments

A minor, but handy update comes to Gmail on the desktop today: videos sent as attachments can now be played right in your browser window, eliminating the need to actually download them to your hard drive and play them through a media player. Of cours… Source: https://www.engadget.com/rss.xml

YouTube boosts the quality of online VR video

When you stream VR video online, you usually have to sacrifice visual quality. There's a lot more data, so something has to give. However, that isn't stopping Google's YouTube and Daydream groups from improving what you see. They're introducing a… Source: https://www.engadget.com/rss.xml

Signal's encrypted video calling is now available to all

Signal, the encrypted chat app from Open Whisper Systems, now lets anyone chat privately on video. The feature, which first launched on Android last month, has come out of beta and is now available on both Android and iOS. The company spent the relat… Source: https://www.engadget.com/rss.xml

Watch NASA's Mars rocket tests in 360-degree video

NASA will eventually use the Space Launch System to send humans to Mars — it might even carry a crew the very first time it launches. Unfortunately the world's most powerful rocket is a tad behind schedule (it was originally supposed to launch this… Source: https://www.engadget.com/rss.xml

The strange life of video game voice actor Ashly Burch

It took two years for Ashly Burch to record all of Aloy's dialogue in Horizon Zero Dawn. This was after about a year of auditioning for a mysterious new project from the creators of the Killzone series — Burch had no idea what this new game was or… Source: https://www.engadget.com/rss.xml

Facebook's Gear VR app helps you find 360 photos and video

A ton of 360-degree photos and videos are uploaded to Facebook every day. The challenge, if you own a Gear VR headset, is finding the best stuff in the Oculus Video store, or amongst the deluge of selfies and viral videos that make up most News Feeds… Source: https://www.engadget.com/rss.xml

Vimeo now supports 360-degree video

Virtual reality hardware wouldn't be anywhere without content to play on it — that's why so many big video companies are putting resources towards immersive, 360-degree video playback. Facebook and YouTube have both supported 360 videos for a while… Source: https://www.engadget.com/rss.xml