YouTube VR App

Your first look at the official YouTube VR app

By on May 20, 2016 at 7:20 PM.

Your first look at the official YouTube VR app

Google is going all in on virtual reality, and we saw the early stages of its plan for VR domination take shape this week at the annual Google I/O developer conference. The company covered plenty of bases during its big keynote event on Wednesday — check out the 8 most important announcements from Google I/O 2016 — but VR was absolutely one of the biggest. In fact, the entire event was streamed live in 360-degree video so that anyone with a VR headset anywhere in the world could follow along as if they were sitting right there in the audience.

The company’s mission is clear: Google wants to own VR. Android is clearly the proper tool for the job, and now another piece of the puzzle is falling into place. YouTube, the second most popular website in the world (behind Google.com), has an official VR experience in the works and we just got our first look at it. More →

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Hydraulic Press Red Hot Nickel Ball

Watch a hydraulic press crush hot metal like it’s nothing

By on May 19, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

Watch a hydraulic press crush hot metal like it’s nothing

An emerging YouTube star loves to crush things with a hydraulic press, and people can’t seem to get enough of his videos. He’s not the only game in town with a hydraulic press though, and now other people have started experimenting with all sorts of different things they can crush with their presses. Several of them are quickly becoming YouTube sensations as well, and one recently decided to squash red-hot nickel balls with his press. As you might imagine, hot metal is no match at all for the power of one of these hydraulic presses. More →

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Europa League Final YouTube

Watch Liverpool v. Sevilla in the 2016 Europa League final right now on YouTube for free

By on May 18, 2016 at 2:19 PM.

Watch Liverpool v. Sevilla in the 2016 Europa League final right now on YouTube for free

The first major European football final of 2016 is here, and you can stream it online for free this year right on YouTube. The 2016 Europa League final game between Liverpool and Sevilla kicks off at 8:45PM CET (that’s 2:45PM EDT), and British network BT Sport is the one streaming it live on YouTube for free.

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Amazon YouTube Video Direct

Amazon challenges Google and Facebook with a YouTube service of its own

By on May 10, 2016 at 9:33 AM.

Amazon challenges Google and Facebook with a YouTube service of its own

Looking to upload your homemade video clips somewhere other than Google’s YouTube or Facebook’s video services? You’re in luck, as starting Tuesday anyone with an Amazon account can take advantage of the retailer’s brand new user-generated video hosting service. More →

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YouTube Unplugged Online TV Service

YouTube will reportedly launch a paid subscription TV service in 2017

By on May 4, 2016 at 2:50 PM.

YouTube will reportedly launch a paid subscription TV service in 2017

Just hours after Hulu confirmed that it would be launching a premium internet TV service in 2017, Bloomberg is reporting that online video giant YouTube will be doing the same. According to the report, YouTube’s paid subscription service will be called Unplugged and will offer a bundle of streaming cable TV channels.

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YouTube Material Design

How to switch to YouTube’s big Material Design makeover right now, before it launches

By on May 2, 2016 at 9:38 AM.

How to switch to YouTube’s big Material Design makeover right now, before it launches

When Google redesigned the Android interface using its new “Material Design” guidelines, users were ecstatic. It’s not that Android’s old design was particularly bad, but the new and improved look of Android was sleek and modern. In fact, Material Design arguably made Android the best-looking mobile platform in the world.

After Android got its big makeover, other Google sites and services began to enjoy redesigns using the same Material look and feel. But after all this time, one of Google’s most popular sites — YouTube — has yet to get its Material makeover… until now.

Google is testing a fantastic new design for the YouTube website and it should be released at some point in the coming weeks. You don’t have to wait another minute to check out YouTube’s new design though, and we’ll tell you how in this post. More →

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YouTube Ads vs TV Ads

Google says that YouTube ads are 80% more effective than TV ads

By on April 20, 2016 at 9:14 AM.

Google says that YouTube ads are 80% more effective than TV ads

Want to know one surefire way to anger the TV industry? Tell them that their commercials aren’t all that effective. That’s exactly what Google claims in a new report, in which the company analyzed ad campaigns across eight countries to find that YouTube ads were more effective than TV ads 80% of the time. More →

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YouTube Live 360 Coachella Video

YouTube and VR let you attend Coachella for free without ever leaving your house

By on April 19, 2016 at 7:20 PM.

YouTube and VR let you attend Coachella for free without ever leaving your house

Didn’t have the funds or the time to make it out to Coachella this year? Don’t worry — YouTube has your back. On Monday, the most popular video service in the world revealed that it would allow users to live stream 360-degree video starting this week. In order to celebrate the new feature, YouTube will be hosting several 360-degree performances from Coachella this weekend.

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YouTube 360 Video Streaming

This is the moment virtual reality has been waiting for

By on April 19, 2016 at 9:09 AM.

This is the moment virtual reality has been waiting for

After all this time, you can finally feel it in the air: virtual reality and augmented reality are about to make the leap we’ve all been waiting for. As far as mainstream devices go, VR had all but been abandoned until Oculus came along and rekindled the world’s interest in virtual reality. Development of VR solutions has since accelerated, and now a high-quality virtual reality experience can be had for as little as $99 thanks to Samsung’s Gear VR headset, which works alongside the company’s most popular phones.

To really reach the masses however, VR must move beyond gaming, which has been the main focus of companies like Oculus and Samsung thus far. And with Monday’s launch of 360-degree live streaming support, YouTube may have just helped turn the tide. More →

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YouTube Live 360 Video Streams

Live 360 video streams coming to YouTube this week

By on April 18, 2016 at 3:14 PM.

Live 360 video streams coming to YouTube this week

The VR revolution continues.

On Monday, Google announced that  360-degree live streaming is the latest feature to hit YouTube. It’s been just over a year since YouTube began supporting 360-degree videos on its site, but now creators will be able to stream those videos live, giving viewers an even more immersive experience.

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