Post Thumbnail

If you've seen enough Super Bowls, you know that the halftime show is usually your cue to step away from the TV -- unless you really like aging rock bands and lipsyncing pop stars, that is. YouTube is clearly aware that a lot of people tune out, as it's preparing to host its first-ever halftime sh...

2 months ago 0 Comments
January 19, 2015 at 8:04PM
Post Thumbnail

Maker Studios, the group of popular YouTube hit-makers Disney snapped up for $500 million, has just agreed to release a series of original videos throughout 2015 -- on Vimeo. While it doesn't sound like the group has completely switched allegiances, the deal requires them to make these videos avai...

3 months ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Just a few days after President Barack Obama gives his penultimate State of the Union address he'll be taking to the web to answer questions from a trio of big-time YouTube stars. Bethany Mota, GloZell, and Hank Green will sit down with the President in the White House to ask him questions about t...

3 months ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Mojang's breakout hit Minecraft took second place in a Google-issued list of the most popular YouTube search queries of 2014, ranking immediately behind the word "music" in terms of search frequency. According to Google, the word "Minecraft" was more frequently searched on YouTube in 2014 than t...

3 months ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

You may well already be hosting your own YouTube live show from your computer or phone, but for those who want a bit more versatility plus a wider-angle camera, they now have a new option courtesy of HTC. As of tomorrow, the RE camera's Android app will be updated to add a seemingly straightforwar...

3 months ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Did you recently grab a 360-degree camera like the Bublcam or Ricoh Theta? You'll have an easy way to show off your all-encompassing footage very shortly. A YouTube spokesperson has confirmed to both Engadget and Gizmodo that its service will be adding support for 360-degree videos in the "coming ...

3 months ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

LG is ready to show off its new 2015 HDTVs -- LCD and OLED -- and along with the new webOS 2.0 smart TV platform, it's promising some new upgrades to apps. Amazon, YouTube and Netflix are all ready with support for 4K (assuming the TV can do it), but new this year is GoPro's app -- exclusive to LG...

3 months ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Twitter's plans for a built-in video player have been public for a while, but now we're finding out more details. TechCrunch points to Daniel Raffel's tweets, where he's cracked open the JS file on a placeholder page to uncover a "full blown YouTube" competitor. Its features are more like Google's...

3 months ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

iOS developer Joseph Riquelme gave his parents a folded note containing one of the best gifts ever -- their house. Riquelme shared a photo of the handwritten gift, which simply said "Your house is paid off. Merry Xmas." In a touching video posted to YouTube, Riquelme documents the gift giving ...

3 months ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

There was a ton of hoopla about Sony releasing The Interview through internet services before it even hit theaters, but how much did this not-entirely-intentional experiment in online distribution pan out? Quite well, if you ask Sony. It just revealed that the movie racked up $15 million in digita...

3 months ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

While Apple isn't distributing The Interview via iTunes, you can simply buy the movie on YouTube. If you've never purchased video through YouTube Movies you'll of course have to enter credit card info, but isn't that a small price to pay for being able to watch the movie before its Christmas day...

3 months ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

We didn't expect Disney Research to have one of the more inventive uses of YouTube's crazy frame-rate capabilities, but here we are. The outfit's released its trippy Lucid Dreams of Gabriel short via Google's video wing and, despite it being around four months late, the filmmaking techniques are i...

3 months ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

A Colorado man named Jeremiah Perez has been arrested for a comment he posted on YouTube, threatening to kill "retired helpless cops," which Google itself reported to authorities. Mountain View called up the FBI in San Francisco after someone with the username "Vets Hunting Cops" posted this comme...

3 months ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

If you've been wondering exactly how former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar would take on internet video heavyweights like YouTube, you now have your answer. Kilar's startup, Vessel, has both opened the doors to video producers and revealed just how you'll use the service when it's open to the public. There ...

4 months ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

In case you didn't know: Destroying expensive things has become its own little subgenre on YouTube in recent years, and the iPhone is one of the gadgets that content creators absolutely love to torture in all kinds of, um, "interesting" ways. It's been a while now since the iPhone 6 debuted, and i...

4 months ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Click on the "share" button under any YouTube video, and you'll get three simple options: Share (for a URL), Embed (for HTML code) and Email (take a guess), but Google's video streaming site is about to get one more -- animated GIF. YouTube hasn't officially announced the new feature, but it seems...

4 months ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Way back when the iPhone 5s launched -- along with its 120fps slow-mo video capabilities -- it spawned a whole bunch of YouTube videos showing guys and gals slapping each other just to watch it back in slow motion. Now the iPhone 6 and its even-slower-slow-mo feature is giving slap-happy friends a...

4 months ago 0 Comments