Upfront With NGS: BCG Offers Six Free Lectures (Live or by Webinar) on 6 October 2017

Upfront with NGS: BCG Offers Six Free Lectures (Live or by Webinar) on 6 October 2017. “Top genealogists Jeanne Bloom, Martha Garrett, LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, Jill Morelli, Ann Staley, and Tom Jones will present six one-hour lectures held at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City Friday, 6 October 2017 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Mountain U.S. time. The lectures are free and open to the public (registration is not required), sponsored by the Board for Certification of Genealogists. All will be broadcast online (free registration is required, see below).”

CNET: Instagram brings face filters to live video

CNET: Instagram brings face filters to live video. “On Thursday, the Facebook-owned photo site said it’s bringing face filters, which superimpose digital graphics like sunglasses or a dog nose on your face, to its live video feature. The filters were already available for photos and Instagram Stories, which lets people post strings of videos and photos that disappear after 24 hours.”

CNET: Facebook loses bid to stream Indian cricket tournament tourney

CNET: Facebook loses bid to stream Indian cricket tournament tourney. “The social network took a swing at a five-year, $610 million deal for local streaming rights to the Indian Premier League, NDTV reported. Facebook’s hopes were dashed, however, by 21st Century Fox’s Star India unit, which bid $2.55 billion for both digital and TV rights worldwide.”

Digital Trends: Askedoo, A Q&A Live-stream App, Will Remind You To Never Take Google For Granted

Digital Trends: Askedoo, A Q&A Live-stream App, Will Remind You To Never Take Google For Granted . “It’s tough to envision a world where our questions aren’t answered with one simple Google search. But sometimes, the search engine has you going past the second page only to realize you’ve reached a dead end. This week, we have an app specifically created for answering your questions in an unconventional way: Live-streaming.”

TechCrunch: Twitch’s new extensions let streamers customize their channel, make money from Amazon sales

TechCrunch: Twitch’s new extensions let streamers customize their channel, make money from Amazon sales. “Twitch today is introducing a suite of tools called Twitch Extensions that will allow its streamers to customize their channel pages with interactive features, including polls, leaderboards, tickers, schedules, overlays and even virtual pets, among other things. Beyond simply personalizing their channel to make it more engaging to fans, the extensions in some cases will help streamers generate additional revenue.”

TechCrunch: Microsoft’s new Mixer Create app lets you live stream games from your phone

TechCrunch: Microsoft’s new Mixer Create app lets you live stream games from your phone. “Microsoft’s mobile game streaming app Mixer Create is launching out of beta testing today on iOS and Android, allowing gamers to broadcast the games they’re playing right from their phone. This feature works on Android with all games, but is more limited on iOS.”