The YouTube app now supports a number of HDR playback options for HDR-compliant smartphones. But several users who got to try the new feature have started reporting major performance and playback issues.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 9, 2017
A popular site used for pirating YouTube content will soon shut down. YouTube-mp3.org has agreed to a settlement to avoid going to court, agreeing to hand over the site to the RIAA, among other things.
Internet September 5, 2017
Google has revamped YouTube desktop website and mobile app, giving it a cleaner overall look and adding in a couple of handy features. The update even includes a new and somewhat overdue logo.
Internet August 30, 2017
YouTube’s CEO has now responded to the controversial anti-diversity memo from now-former Google engineer James Damore. Susan Wojcicki says that sexism in Silicon Valley persists, expressing frustration over the memo for exposing unfounded bias to the new generation.
Internet August 11, 2017
Is Verizon placing data caps on users who use Netflix and YouTube? Verizon says no, but some users have reported speed caps when accessing Netflix or YouTube.
Internet July 22, 2017
As promised, Google has unveiled one of the first few steps in its fight to halt the spread of extremist and terrorist propaganda videos on YouTube. It’s called the Redirect Method, and it’s just going to get better over time.
Internet July 21, 2017
VR still hasn't caught on, but Google's VR 180 may change that. With affordable, easy to use cameras, Google wants to make VR video production easier than ever.
Wearable Tech June 23, 2017
Google has announced new measures to counter extremist videos on YouTube. Under the new policy, offensive videos that don't really violate specific guidelines will just get buried, and no ads will appear alongside them.
Internet June 19, 2017
Google outlined four things that it will do to escalate its fight against terrorism and extremist content online. The Alphabet unit has also committed to teaming up with colleagues in the tech industry, including Microsoft, Facebook, and Twitter.
Google June 19, 2017
'Star Wars Battlefront II' is the undisputed winner of E3 2017, according to rankings released by YouTube that considered video views. The shooter will launch on Nov. 17 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Video Games June 18, 2017
In the world of streaming services, users have plenty of options, but which one is the best? Here's our guide to picking the best streaming service.
Movies/TV Shows June 1, 2017
A new study highlights the dangers of social media and the negative impact it can have on young users. Among the popular social media apps, Instagram and Snapchat are the worst for youngsters' mental health, while YouTube is the most positive one.
Internet May 19, 2017
YouTube made an interesting pitch at the Newfront conference in New York, pledging to pour millions of dollars into premium original content. The company already teamed up with high-profile celebrities such as Ellen DeGeneres, Kevin Hart, Ryan Seacrest, and more.
Internet May 6, 2017
YouTube is letting everyone try the site’s new material design refresh, which includes a dark mode. But you might want to hurry up if you wish to try it.
Internet May 2, 2017
YouTube has a hidden dark mode that can help reduce eye strain when visiting the online streaming service at night. Here are the steps on how users can activate YouTube dark mode.
Internet April 15, 2017
YouTube is holding off money-making advertisements on videos until the 10,000 views mark is reached. The company is continuously working on ways to protect creators and advertisers.
Internet April 7, 2017
YouTube TV is now live, and here's how to sign up for the streaming service. However, before you do, you might want to read up on a few caveats.
Internet April 6, 2017
Developers of Kickstarter-funded 'Yooka-Laylee' have dropped JonTron, who did voice work for the game, over racist, anti-immigrant statements he made last week. The developers, while distancing themselves from JonTron’s comments, promoted diversity.
Video Games March 23, 2017
AT&T and Verizon have decided to remove their ads from YouTube over videos promoting hateful speech and terrorism. Google pledged to give advertisers more control over ad placement, but apparently it didn't move fast enough.
Internet March 23, 2017
Google’s experimental incubator has just launched Uptime, a social video-sharing app that makes YouTube viewing parties more interactive. The app is currently available on iOS only.
Apps/Software March 14, 2017
The Chainsmokers and Coldplay’s new collaboration ‘Something Just Like This’ has broken the record for most views of a lyric video on YouTube in one day. The song racked up over 9 million views, surpassing previous record holder Justin Bieber.
Internet March 4, 2017
YouTube has officially announced plans to launch YouTube TV, its own $35-a-month video-on-demand service. It’ll launch on major U.S. markets in the coming months, with plans to expand to more cities across the country.
Internet March 1, 2017
Comcast and Google teamed up for a neat YouTube integration on the Xfinity X1 set-top box, and not just as a stand-alone app. Starting later this year, YouTube content will be more easily accessible, including via the X1 voice remote, and will integrate similarly to Netflix.
Internet February 27, 2017
Nokia is all set to launch its speculated Nokia 6, Nokia 3 and the revamped Nokia 3310 at MWC 2017. Nokia will be live streaming the MWC event on its official Facebook page and also on its YouTube channel.
Internet February 25, 2017
YouTube took down a video that is livestreaming a giraffe about to give birth last Feb. 22. It was reinstated two days later after some criticism, so you can still witness the new calf being born.
Internet February 24, 2017
Howard Stern rival and fellow SiriusXM host Gregg 'Opie' Hughes broke into Stern’s locked office compound and live streamed the incident on YouTube. Hughes may be fired as a result.
Internet February 22, 2017
A YouTube channel called vexal posted a simple guide to play the classic version of 'Doom' on the car's computer. The tutorial used the steering wheel and the gear shift as controllers.
Video Games February 21, 2017
Google, parent company of YouTube, has officially announced that 30-second ads you can’t skip will disappear from the site. The company is now encouraging advertisers to begin exploring shorter formats for ads.
Internet February 17, 2017
PewDiePie has now uploaded a video response over the recent controversy involving anti-Semitic content posted on his channel. The YouTube star offered an apology, but also mentioned his criticism of the media in general.
Internet February 17, 2017
YouTube achieved a monumental feat by automatically captioning 1 billion videos to date. The automatic captioning feature of YouTube was introduced in 2009 by Google.
Internet February 17, 2017
Valentine’s Day didn’t go well for YouTube star PewDiePie. Following the move of Disney-owned Maker Studios, YouTube has also decided to reprimand Felix Kjellberg over his controversial anti-Semitic videos.
Internet February 14, 2017
Maker Studios has dropped PewDiePie over anti-Semitic content published on the YouTuber’s channel. PewDiePie, however, says that he was in no way espousing hateful attitudes.
Internet February 14, 2017
YouTube Red subscribers will be able to stream four original series that will launch on the YouTube Kids app starting this April.
Internet February 13, 2017
A glitch in YouTube recently led channels to lose two subscriber counts when only one user unsubscribed. Thankfully, the team at YouTube has fixed the bug after it created a lot of panic among users.
Internet February 10, 2017
Google has silently released a beta version of the YouTube Go app on the Google Play Store. The app works like the regular YouTube app, but with added features to cater to users who are often on limited internet connections.
Google February 10, 2017
YouTube announced the launch of live streaming for its app for its top creators, as well as a new way to make money on the platform.
Apps/Software February 7, 2017
Some iOS and Android users reported having the ability to double tap on videos to fast forwarding rewind by 10 seconds in the YouTube app.
Apps/Software February 3, 2017
A video has been released by HTC which records the reaction of fans towards the company’s latest HTC U Ultra. Here's a look at what the fans have to say about the smartphone.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 3, 2017
Alphabet, Google’s parent company, has reported a total revenue of $26.1 billion, a 22 percent rise over 2015’s $21.33 billion revenue. Mobile search and YouTube surface as its primary growth drivers.
Business Tech January 30, 2017
Cara Brookins built a home with her four children by learning from YouTube tutorials. Brookins has released an autobiographical book, 'Rise: How A House Built A Family,' chronicling how her family came together for the massive act.
Google January 30, 2017
A number of Alphabet's moon shot projects are already paying off, posting improved performance in the fourth quarter of 2016. There are investors, however, who are not impressed, here's why.
Google January 27, 2017
An 8-year-old boy from New Hampshire suffers a bad burn after imitating a YouTube sanitizer stunt, and his mother has spoken up to warn other parents.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 20, 2017
YouTube has bid adieu to Fun Funding and welcomed Super Chat that will let the creators earn some revenue while connecting with millions. It comes with some modified features that have been implemented to make this initiative a success.
Internet January 13, 2017
According to consumer research company Nielsen, Facebook and Google dominated the list of top 10 apps in the United States for 2016. The report also revealed the top operating systems for smartphones in the country for the third quarter.
Apps/Software December 28, 2016
The most popular TV shows on social media for 2016 have been announced. The winners include ‘Pretty Little Liars,’ ‘Walking Dead,’ ‘Teen Wolf,’ and new show ‘Shadowhunters.’
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 21, 2016