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YouTube pops out new look: sneak preview, or just another test?


YouTube has been experimenting a lot with its look of late, but an intriguing new spin on its video player has really grabbed our eyes. By right clicking on any video on its desktop website (control clicking for Mac users) and selecting "Pop Out," you may see a minimalistic new player, and by then clicking on the "home" icon, a YouTube Trends selection along with a column of new icons. So far, those don't seem to function, and we haven't heard from Google yet as to whether this look presages something more permanent for the site. Considering the way Mountain View's been futzing lately with its "broadcast yourself" portal, don't get comfortable just yet.

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