YouTube’s new gaming policy will allow creators to produce more violent footage

Robin L Marshall/Getty Images A new YouTube policy taking effect today, December 2nd, will allow creators with a focus on gaming to upload videos that contain simulated violence without worrying about being automatically hit by age-restriction gates. The company’s new policy for gaming is already how YouTube treats other scripted entertainment formats, like television and movies. It will allow future gaming videos that include scripted or simulated violence to possibly be approved directly without an…

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Amazon is helping police convince people to hand over their Ring camera footage

Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge Amazon’s home security company Ring is coaching police departments in how to effectively request security camera footage from its customers, police emails obtained by Motherboard suggest. The emails contain advice like being more active on social media or speaking at meetings in order to encourage a better “opt in rate.” Over the past month, multiple reports have emerged about the partnerships between police departments across the US and…

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Trash uses AI to edit your footage into a fun, short videos

Trash is a new startup promising to make it easier for anyone to create well-edited videos. Social video is an area that CEO Hannah Donovan knows well, having previously served as general manager at Vine (the video app that Twitter acquired and eventually shut down). She said that in user research, even though people had “really powerful cameras in their pockets,” when it came to editing their footage together, they’d always say, “Oh, I’m not…

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DJI’s Osmo Pocket is a tiny handheld gimbal that shoots 4K footage

DJI’s newest product, the Osmo Pocket, is the smallest handheld stabilizer the drone / camera company has made. It takes a bunch of things the Chinese company has done really well and puts them into an impressively small form factor. It’s meant to offer drone-like footage in a size that is comparable to a GoPro (even if it can’t take the same kinds of wear and tear). The Osmo Pocket costs $349 and ships December…

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Drone footage offers a peek at the devastating effects of California’s wildfires

As millions of American’s cozied up to a weekend of turkey sandwiches, California’s firefighters were just settling into their own beds at night. Some for the first time in weeks. After a historic fire season — made only more historic after following up last year’s record-setting fire season, which bested the previous record-setting fire season, and so on — the state’s firefighters finally have a reason to settle in for a much-needed nap. The Camp…

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