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For awhile, the rumor was that Google would buy Twitch. That didn't happen (Amazon did that instead), but that doesn't mean it's given up on gaming. Today at an event held in YouTube Space LA, the company is taking the wrapper off its very own video game-centric effort called, appropriately enough...

June 12th 2015 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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The equipment to shoot it might not exactly be widespread, and the displays needed to view it at home are even less so, but 8K video has made its way to YouTube. It's a feature the outfit announced way back in 2010, but only just recently did a clip surface that actually uses all of those lines of...

June 10th 2015 at 2:22am 0 Comments
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Twitch wasn't about to let a competitor have all the fun. Not to be outdone by YouTube's recently announced coverage plan for E3 2015, Twitch is now following suit. The video-streaming platform has revealed its broadcast agenda ahead of this year's gaming conference in LA, scheduled to take place...

June 5th 2015 at 3:21pm 0 Comments
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YouTube has released a new tool for artists, one those truly hungry for stardom can use to keep a close eye on how their popularity is growing. The data tool is called "Music Insights," and it shows users the combined views of the videos they upload and of those added by their fans, claimed via th...

June 3rd 2015 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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If you've ever followed the Electronic Entertainment Expo (aka E3) closely, you know that there are a lot of events taking place in a short space of time: press conferences, live booth presentations and legions of game premieres. How in the world are you supposed to watch it all? We'll be on the g...

June 2nd 2015 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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From screaming goats to Russian meteorites, YouTube has been making us unproductive since 2005. What better way to celebrate than with an artsy montage (below) featuring categories like "fails," "memes," and "animals" from YouTube's own Spotlight channel? It's set to Alpha Aerobics by Blackaliciou...

May 29th 2015 at 7:58am 0 Comments
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A good 99.999 percent of the time, the adverts that run before your dogs sitting on cats video are irrelevant. But every once in a while, an ad hits and you want to know more. Beginning today, Google is making that discovery process way easier. According to the official AdWords blog, the new syste...

May 21st 2015 at 4:06pm 0 Comments
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YouTube blew more than a few minds last October when it rolled out 60 frame-per-second video playback on the site. Gamers especially flocked to the frame rate as it allowed for jutter-free playback of fast-paced titles like Call of Duty or Titanfall. Today, YouTube announced a new feature that is...

May 21st 2015 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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When the little ones are having a temper tantrum, kids TV is often your best line of defence. In the UK, that used to mean switching on CBBC or CITV, but in the internet age Netflix and YouTube rule supreme. After all, it means you can find the exact show or movie that's likely to put a smile back...

May 21st 2015 at 6:07am 0 Comments
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If you head down to your local toy store today, you'll likely find that the shelves are dominated by video game packs and figurines. Franchises like Minecraft, Disney Infinity and Skylanders mostly dominate proceedings, but their popularity also encourages rivals to cash in on the latest craze. On...

May 20th 2015 at 4:50am 0 Comments
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Surprise! Netflix built into hotel-room TVs doesn't seem awful. When Mariott announced that it'd add streaming apps including the House of Cards outfit, Crackle, Hulu Plus, and YouTube into its in-room entertainment options, there was reason for concern. Would it require any separate fees? What ab...

May 19th 2015 at 3:00am 0 Comments
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Remember when Google teamed up with Nestle and went and named a flavor of Android after a four-fingered chocolate bar? Turns out it wasn't the last we'd see from this unlikely partnership. To celebrate 80 years since the KitKat went on sale, the two companies announced today that 600,000 "limited...

May 12th 2015 at 10:38am 0 Comments