About James DeRuvo

James has a multi-faceted career that spans radio, film and publishing. A writer about the technology in the video industry for nearly 20 years, James is also an award winning film director, having garnered a Telly Award for his short film Searching for Inspiration. He's also worked as a producer of many talk radio programs in Los Angeles with topics ranging from entertainment to travel to technology.

GoPro Remo Amplifies Voice Commands


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) GoPro is continuing to improve voice command functions of the HERO5 and HERO5 Session with their new Remo remote control, a waterproof, voice-activated remote that extends the HERO5's voice control range. … [Read more...]

Doctor Who’s Peter Capaldi Unsure About Staying On

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) As we get close to the Doctor Who Christmas Special "The Return of Doctor Mysterio," the talk that 12th Doctor Peter Capaldi is considering leaving goes unabated. Even though Capaldi has said he's been asked to stay on, we've also heard that the BBC wants a clean … [Read more...]

ARRI Supports Canon C700 With Variety of Accessories


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) ARRI strives to not only compete with camera companies like Canon, but also to accommodate them with hardware support. Recently, Canon announced their 4K C700 camera, and ARRI is developing accessories that are bound to make the C700 even more functional. … [Read more...]

GoPro’s Karma Grip Competes Directly With DJI OSMO


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Although GoPro is having trouble with its Karma drone, prompting a full recall, there is one aspect of the design that could end up giving the action camera company a ray of hope. The Karma Grip is a key design of the drone which can be removed and used as a … [Read more...]

DJI Expands Drone API For Third-Party Development Tools


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) DJI is expanding its drone control tools and opening them up even further for third party development. Already having an API that developers can use to create custom drone tools, the drone company highlighted some new SDK tools at their first annual that can enable … [Read more...]

Netflix Opens Up Downloading for Members to Watch Offline


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Recently, I flew to see family, and while waiting for my flight, I started catching up on Stranger Things on Netflix. Thanks to a surprisingly good free WiFi stream at the airport, I was able to get several episodes in. But then I would be several hours in the air, … [Read more...]

My RØDE Reel Competition 2017 Teased


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Promising a competition that is bigger than ever, RØDE has teased their 2017 My RØDE Reel short film competition. The 2017 version will offer more prizes, more categories, and even more films from over 88 countries around the world. … [Read more...]

Doctor Who Christmas Special 2016 Poster and Story Details Released


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) December is here. The goose is getting fat (does anyone really eat goose anymore?), and the Doctor Who Christmas Special is just around the corner. So is there any news about The Return of Doctor Mysterio that we haven't heard yet? Well, there's going to be a … [Read more...]

GoPro Cuts Another 15% Of Jobs Amid KARMA Drone Recall


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) I had a feeling this would happen... Dealing with a slump in camera sales due to lower priced alternatives now flooding the market, GoPro was pinning their hopes on the successful launch of their KARMA Drone just before the holiday season. Now that the drone has been … [Read more...]

Panasonic Moving Into Virtual Reality With Live 360-Degree Streaming Rig


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Panasonic is getting into the virtual reality / 360° video category with a new quad-4K camera prototype. Ut not only shoots live video in 360°, but stitches it together and streams it in real time. Could this be the future of live event broadcasting? … [Read more...]

Universal Bringing Nintendo Attractions To Theme Parks

Universal Parks & Resorts and Nintendo will bring the fun of Nintendo games to life with expansive, highly themed environments to three Universal theme parks around the globe. Guests will enter a world of excitement where it will feel as if they are playing inside their favorite Nintendo games. The creative visionaries behind Nintendo’s legendary worlds and characters are working together with the creative teams behind Universal’s blockbuster theme park attractions. 

Mark Woodbury, President of Universal Creative, and Shigeru Miyamoto with Nintendo, Creator of Mario, shared details of the goal to bring the characters, action and adventure of Nintendo video games to life within Universal theme parks.

The new themed areas come as the result of a global partnership between Universal Parks & Resorts and Nintendo.  Universal theme parks create incredibly popular family entertainment experiences for millions of people based on compelling characters, stories and innovative technology.  Nintendo creates remarkable and imaginative worlds filled with captivating stories and beloved characters.

Each Universal theme park will announce details of its specific Nintendo areas.  The first such announcement will come soon.

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Mario and Luigi lovers rejoice! Universal Parks and Resorts are bringing attractions based on popular Nintendo video games to all parks. … [Read more...]

Is The NFL Considering Dropping Thursday Night Football?


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Faced with a drop in ratings, and viewer complaints that short week games lower the quality of play on games, the NFL is considering ending its ten year experiment with Thursday Night Football. … [Read more...]

DIRECTV NOW’s Data Cap Free Streaming Could Violate Net Neutrality

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Recently, the FCC made the allegation that after AT&Ts recent acquisition of DIRECTV, their plans to offer DIRECTV NOW as a streaming service may violate the FCCs Net Neutrality rules regarding exempting the service from its wireless data caps. And while herald … [Read more...]

DJI Unveils Inspire 2, Upgraded Phantom 4 Drones [Updated]


UPDATED: DJI has updated their specifications on the Inspire 2. After further testing the design, the drone company has dropped the top speed specs accelerate to 50mph in 5 seconds, and a top speed of 58mph. "These changes are necessary to ensure speed does not compromise video quality and … [Read more...]

Streaming Services Offer New Options To Lure Cord Cutters


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) DISH Network's Sling TV streaming service is adding a feature that is aimed squarely at cord cutters who are using PlayStation Vue. Dubbed "Sling Cloud DVR," the service will allow users to record live TV on the internet and store it indefinitely. … [Read more...]

MGM Sues Over Rights To Buckaroo Banzai, Kevin Smith Exits


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Wish I could say we didn't see this coming. But it looks like Kevin Smith's high profile TV reboot based on the cult classic Bucakroo Banzai is in jeopardy. MGM has sued the original writer and director of the movie, who claim they now own the rights. With the murky … [Read more...]