Microsoft Snipes Another Streamer From Twitch as Shroud Moves to Mixer

First, it was Ninja, and now it’s Shroud, as Microsoft has inked a deal that will have yet another one of Twitch’s most popular streamers switch exclusively to Mixer. Read More >>

I Liked Something Online Today

It’s hard to shock the staff of Gizmodo dot com. Collectively, we’ve spent millions of hours online, covering everything from fishman dildos to catfish fetishists. Today, however, we discovered something truly surprising: Reddit Public Access Network, the platform’s new experiment with livestreaming, is honestly pretty good. Read More >>

Internet Celebrity Imprisoned for Short, Goofy Rendition of China’s National Anthem 

Yang Kaili, a young internet star in China, was detained for five days for singing the country’s national anthem in a non-serious manner during a livestream. On 7 October, clad in a fuzzy antler headband, Yang waved her hands around as she sang the national anthem for about 10 seconds. Read More >>

Facebook’s Getting into the Video Game Streaming Business Too

For the past several years Twitch has dominated the video game streaming business, without much in the way of competition. Sure YouTube and Mixer have their own streaming platform, but they're not nearly as popular. Well Twitch may have something to worry about because now Facebook is getting into the game streaming business. Read More >>

Let’s All Be Charmed By This Chinese Man Who Makes a Living Live-Streaming Farming

So much of our extremely online lives now revolves around things like the president of the United States threatening to either nuke North Korea or show them his genitals (not sure which!) or worrying about massive security breaches. But hey, some of it also rules. Read More >>

Users Looking for Child Pornography Are Gathering On Twitter’s Forgotten Video Service

As 2017 wheezes to its merciful end and the social media titans reckon with growing backlash, Twitter’s largely forgotten video streaming app Periscope has gained an insidious second life as a hub for seekers of child pornography. Gizmodo’s search of the platform over the course of a single afternoon uncovered dozens of accounts—50 in total—which appeared to be soliciting sexualized images of minors, or in the worst cases, depicting it themselves. Read More >>

Why the Hell Did It Take So Long for YouTube to Do Live Streaming for Mobile?

On Thursday, YouTube announced the launch mobile live streaming capabilities for select users, a service that will compete with Periscope and Facebook Live. Read More >>

Logi Circle Hands-On: Home Connection Camera is the Friendly Face of Big Brother

As a Londoner, I’m used to being recorded at almost every public place I visit, whether on the bus, in a shop or simply walking down the street. It’s part and parcel of living in an overpopulated metropolis, a city targeted by terrorists, inhabited by its fair share of wackos. Home is an oasis away from this pervading surveillance culture. But the Circle from Logi (formerly Logitech), the company’s new “home connection” device, wants to build a positive case for having an always-on camera in your living room too. Read More >>

North Dakota Cops Are Periscoping Traffic Stops and It’s Not Going Well

Police in Fargo, North Dakota have started livestreaming traffic stops via Periscope in an experiment for all the world to see. And so far, it’s been an embarrassing failure. But the Fargo PD doesn’t see it that way. Read More >>

EE Takes on GoPro With World’s First 4G Livestreaming Action Cam

Extreme sports footage isn't the first thing I think of when bringing to mind the Kevin Bacon-endorsed EE network, but that's not going to stop the company from making a play in a space traditionally dominated by GoPro. It's today announced that it's launching its own-brand action cam, the 4GEE Action Cam. Read More >>

Meerkat and Periscope Can Really Chew Through Your Precious Data

New livestreaming apps Meerkat and Periscope help people share snippets of their lives — but they also gobble down data. Enough data that you might blow past your data cap. If you’re serious about streaming, you might need a bigger data plan! Read More >>