YouTube VR will launch alongside the Oculus Quest when it comes this May 21. That’s never happened before, it’s worth noting that usually, the app is released months or even years later.
Wearable Tech May 18, 2019
Links to products are appearing on some videos on YouTube. This is apparently part of a Google Express test as the company tries to boost its bottom line.
Internet May 4, 2019
In an attempt to track down extremist content on YouTube, Google checked a million videos with suspected terrorism content. Almost 10 percent of the uploaded videos violated their terrorism policy.
Google May 3, 2019
'Cobra Kai,' 'Liza On Demand,' 'Impulse.' These are just a few of the YouTube Originals you’ll be able to watch for free later this year.
Internet May 3, 2019
Google and Amazon have seemingly halted their years-long feud. As a result, expect YouTube on Fire TV soon, and Prime Video access on Google Chromecast and Android TV.
Apps/Software April 22, 2019
There’s no way to pick songs individually, but at least the free tier of YouTube Music is finally available on any smart speaker powered by Google Assistant. Expect ads, of course.
Google April 19, 2019
YouTube has created an entire division solely focused on interactive programming and live specials. The company is set to announce the first few projects soon.
Internet April 10, 2019
YouTube gamer PewDiePie got dethroned briefly on Monday morning when Bollywood record label T-Series got ahead of the subscriber count for two hours. The feud between the two YouTube channels is intense.
Internet March 20, 2019
AR filters are now available in YouTube Stories. Google announced in a blog post that the AR effects tool uses machine learning to help create filters that are more realistic without needing a dedicated depth sensor.
Google March 12, 2019
Children who use social media, particularly YouTube, are getting exposed to marketing through influencers. New research found that children who saw vloggers endorse junk food are also likely to eat junk food, such as chocolate bars and cookies.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 4, 2019
Last summer, YouTube Kids took down a video containing instructions on how to commit suicide. Months later, another video with the same harmful content resurfaces on YouTube.
Internet February 26, 2019
Companies have pulled their ads from YouTube after the problem with child videos on the platform surfaced. Video blogger Mark Watson, who discovered the issue, said he found a 'wormhole into a softcore pedophilia ring' on the website.
Internet February 20, 2019
YouTube has now confirmed that it’ll be making changes so people don’t get as much recommendations for extremist content. But is it really as simple as that?
Internet January 26, 2019
iOS users will soon be able to flip through YouTube videos just by swiping. The Instagram Stories-like feature is crucial to have on YouTube’s mobile app, where 70 percent of viewership occurs.
Apps/Software January 15, 2019
Mark Rober, the guy behind the glitter bomb that splashes glitters and farts on porch thieves, aired his apology for staged reactions on his video. Apparently, two of the robbers knew the person who volunteered to help the ex-NASA engineer.
Viral December 23, 2018
Bakita said that Google added a hidden code on YouTube videos causing Edge browser to use more energy. Google then started to advertise Chrome as having better energy performance when playing videos.
Internet December 20, 2018
Ex-NASA engineer Mark Rober took six months to create the glitter bomb. The amusing booby trap is his way to take revenge at 'porch pirates' who steal Amazon delivery packages right off peoples' doorstep.
Viral December 18, 2018
Some YouTube creators will see their subscriber count dip down going forward, YouTube says. The company is performing a routine purge to keep the service as clean as possible, and part of that is eliminating spam accounts.
Internet December 14, 2018
More creators will be able to use YouTube Stories moving forward. Pretty soon, users with 10,000 or more subscribers will be able to take advantage of YouTube’s own take on the popular Stories format.
Internet November 30, 2018
YouTube wants more people to watch its original content, which is why it’s going to make them available to stream for free starting next year. Expect ads, of course.
Internet November 28, 2018
YouTube is going to clear out all existing annotations for good. They never really worked that well on mobile, so the news doesn’t come as a surprise.
Internet November 27, 2018
Apparently, YouTube is coming to Nintendo Switch on Nov. 8. The app has languished in terms of video streaming services since its release, but that gap might finally be closing little by little.
Video Games November 5, 2018
YouTube services went dark late Tuesday night for at least an hour stirring a buzz on the web. This has prompted the Philadelphia Police Department to send out some very hilarious tweets.
Internet October 18, 2018
YouTube video service suffered an outage late Tuesday night, rattling the online community, who were greeted by '500 Internal Server Error' messages.
Internet October 16, 2018
Facebook Watch has now gone global, allowing it to better challenge rivals YouTube and Netflix. Does the social network's video platform have what it takes to dominate the video streaming space?
Apps/Software August 30, 2018
YouTube has probably never taken down an advertisement simply for being too scary for audiences. Until now, that is, thanks to a film called ‘The Nun.’
Movies/TV Shows August 16, 2018
YouTube’s dark mode is now finally available for Android users after first coming to the iOS version of the app. It’s not really that ‘dark,’ though.
Apps/Software July 30, 2018
YouTube is definitely slower on other browsers. That’s because the redesigned YouTube relies on a special element only found on Chrome, but thankfully, there’s an easy fix.
Internet July 26, 2018
A YouTube TV outage happened right in the middle of one of the most important matches of the 2018 World Cup. The streaming service apologized for the blunder, while also offering a free week of service to affected users.
Google July 14, 2018
YouTube is fighting the war against re-uploaded videos with a new tool called Copyright Match. Similar to Content ID, it will scan and search for users who upload the same content as other channels and take them down.
Internet July 13, 2018
A new Incognito Mode started rolling out to YouTube for Android, allowing users to search and watch videos in private without their history being recorded. Here's what you need to know.
Apps/Software July 11, 2018
YouTube is fighting its fake news problem with tons of money. The Google-owned company pledged to spend $25 million to help organizations build better video facilities, educate teens on critical thinking, and accompany video searches with informative articles.
Internet July 11, 2018
Facebook owns four of the top five most downloaded iOS apps of all time, according to App Annie. The report, which was released to celebrate the App Store's 10th birthday, also revealed the top games for the operating system.
Apps/Software July 3, 2018
YouTube Premieres allows creators to upload pre-recorded videos and premiere them as livestreams. This way, they can focus on engaging with their fans as they watch videos together.
Internet June 22, 2018
YouTube Music and YouTube Premium, the company’s rebranded streaming services, are finally rolling out to more countries. YouTube Music is a Spotify or Apple Music alternative, while YouTube Premium is the new YouTube Red.
Apps/Software June 19, 2018
The Wall Street Journal released a report that Instagram was deliberating on testing out a new vertical video feature. This feature would allow app users to expand the length of the video content.
Apps/Software June 6, 2018
YouTube brought its in-app direct messaging service to its website. The communications feature was previously introduced to Android and iOS users who were able to share videos and have conversations on the app simultaneously.
Apps/Software May 25, 2018
Google is replacing Play Music with a new service that costs the same. Reportedly launching on May 22, it’s the company’s latest effort to catch up to rivals Spotify and Apple Music.
Apps/Software May 17, 2018
Researchers used YouTube videos to study dog bites. They were able to identify the breeds of dogs that commonly bite, as well as behaviors leading to bites.
Animals May 13, 2018
The YouTube app now supports HDR video streaming on the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X. The feature kicks in automatically, so no app update is necessary.
Apps/Software May 12, 2018
The YouTube app for iOS has now finally enabled HDR playback. iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X users can now watch content with greater colors, better contrast, and more dynamic visual clarity overall.
Apple May 11, 2018
Google Play Music was reported to get shut down soon after forcing all of its users to a new music streaming service. The rumored YouTube Remix service will take its place.
Apps/Software April 25, 2018
In the last three months of 2017, YouTube took down 8.3 million videos that were mostly made up of spam or adult content. The video-sharing website attributed the numbers mostly to machines, which have helped flag the objectionable videos.
Google April 24, 2018
YouTube is set to release a modified version of YouTube Kids that will only offer videos curated by actual humans instead of an algorithm. The move is a means to prevent children from stumbling upon inappropriate content.
Internet April 7, 2018
An active shooter at the YouTube headquarters injured three people and killed herself. Google CEO Sunda Pichai, as well as the CEOs of YouTube, Apple, Twitter, and others, expressed their regrets and support to those affected by this tragedy.
Google April 4, 2018