Best Viral Videos 2014

Scary video shows what it’s like to hit a deer while going 30 mph on a bicycle

By on December 17, 2014 at 12:20 PM.

Scary video shows what it’s like to hit a deer while going 30 mph on a bicycle

There’s nothing more refreshing than zipping downhill on a bicycle at a high speed… until a woodland creature suddenly leaps out in front of you and you crash into it. YouTube user Silas Patlove was riding his bike down a fairly steep slope around Sausalito, California when all of a sudden a deer jumped onto the road. He crashed into the animal and flew off his bike… and his bike’s Fly6 camera caught it all. More →

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YouTube Update

Google just completely overhauled the design of its YouTube app and it looks stunning

By on December 11, 2014 at 11:05 AM.

Google just completely overhauled the design of its YouTube app and it looks stunning

The look and feel of Google’s “Material Design” in Android 5.0 Lollipop is fantastic. We have covered it at length here on BGR — see our review of Google’s Nexus 9 for a good overview. The basic idea is to unify Google’s apps on mobile devices and the web with a bold new look characterized by bright colors and subtle shadows. Material Design also gives developers a set of guidelines to follow that will provide a better user experience in their apps, and the results thus far have been terrific.

Now, Google has finally issued a Material Design makeover for one of the most popular Android apps on the planet, and the results are stunning. More →

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YouTube's 2014 Top 10 Most Viral Videos

Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus ‘Bendgate’ scandal is so viral it made YouTube’s 10 most popular 2014 videos

By on December 10, 2014 at 1:15 PM.

Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus ‘Bendgate’ scandal is so viral it made YouTube’s 10 most popular 2014 videos

Google on Tuesday published its YouTube Rewind 2014 report, revealing the top 10 most viral videos for 2014 along with the top 10 most popular music videos “based on views shares, comments, likes and more.” Interestingly, the fifth most popular viral video on YouTube this year was Unbox Therapy’s iPhone 6 Plus Bend Test video — one of the first, and likely most popular, clips that demoed Apple’s iPhone 6 ‘Bendgate‘ problem. More →

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Crazy Person Elevator Video

Video: Watch this man completely lose his mind while stuck in an elevator

By on December 10, 2014 at 12:25 PM.

Video: Watch this man completely lose his mind while stuck in an elevator

There’s no doubt that being trapped in an elevator isn’t a fun experience but it’s still a good idea to maintain some kind of composure while you’re waiting. YouTube user Nick Nerv recently had the unpleasant experience of being trapped in an elevator with a man who proceeded to completely lose his mind and started trying to profanely tear the elevator apart to get free. More →

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South Park PewDiePie Episode

South Park hilariously rips into PewDiePie and YouTube gaming commentary

By on December 4, 2014 at 2:56 PM.

South Park hilariously rips into PewDiePie and YouTube gaming commentary

It’s 2014. We ingest our games differently than we did ten years ago. Rather than reading a review, buying a game and playing that game from start to finish, we now have the option to just watch somebody else play it instead. The age of video game commentary is upon us, which means we’re overdue for South Park’s opinion on the subject. More →

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Gangnam Style Viral Video

How viral video ‘Gangnam Style’ broke YouTube

By on December 3, 2014 at 6:05 PM.

How viral video ‘Gangnam Style’ broke YouTube

Psy’s Gangnam Style music video is the most viewed YouTube video ever, breaking various records along the way. But the viral video also caused some problems for Google, as the company never expected it, or any other video, to become so massively popular with viewers. More →

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YouTube Music Key Service

YouTube unveils Music Key, a music subscription service that blends Spotify with MTV

By on November 12, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

YouTube unveils Music Key, a music subscription service that blends Spotify with MTV

YouTube’s long-rumored premium music service has finally materialized. Google announced on Wednesday that it would be debuting an ad free subscription service called Music Key, which will allow for offline play and background listening. The service will cost $9.99 when it launches, but for now it will be offered at a promotional price of $7.99. More →

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YouTube 60FPS Videos

You can now upload jaw-dropping 60FPS videos to YouTube

By on October 30, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

You can now upload jaw-dropping 60FPS videos to YouTube

There has been a heated debate regarding frame rate in video games for quite some time, but it came to a head with the release of the PS4 and Xbox One. When it became clear that 1080p 60FPS wasn’t going to be possible for every current-gen game, gamers were disappointed, but now developers have one more incentive to crank up the visuals on their upcoming releases. This week, YouTube implemented a new feature which allows 60 frame per second video uploads. More →

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Best New YouTube Features

YouTube just added a great new feature that every video creator will love

By on September 2, 2014 at 2:30 PM.

YouTube just added a great new feature that every video creator will love

Have you ever made a popular YouTube video and said to yourself, “Man, imagine if everyone who watched this and liked it decided to send me a buck?” Well now they’ll have an opportunity. Android Police has a very good rundown of a new feature that Google is trying out in four different countries that will let you tip your favorite video creators to give them a little extra cash to go along with their ad revenues. More →

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Google Gmail and YouTube for Children

Google has a clever plan to get your kids hooked on Gmail and YouTube

By on August 19, 2014 at 10:30 PM.

Google has a clever plan to get your kids hooked on Gmail and YouTube

Google is ready to target a special set of potential new customers: Children under the age of 13. The Information and The Wall Street Journal report that the company wants to offer children an easy yet safe way to access Google Internet services including Gmail and YouTube, which aren’t officially available to children, although they can easily sidestep Google’s precautionary settings by lying about their age when setting up an account. More →

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YouTube Video to GIF

Here’s how to turn any YouTube video into a GIF

By on August 18, 2014 at 1:45 PM.

Here’s how to turn any YouTube video into a GIF

Last Friday, we featured one graphic designer’s incredible X-ray GIFs, focusing on the process by which he converted segments of video into the short, repeated clips we see so often online. The software he used to create the GIFs can be fairly expensive, but as Hacker News demonstrates, there’s an easy way to convert a section of any YouTube video into a GIF straight from your browser. More →

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Coolest YouTube Videos 7 Years Of Selfies

Teen takes selfies every day for 7 years, creates incredible compilation video that shows him growing up in 90 seconds

By on August 8, 2014 at 1:35 PM.

Teen takes selfies every day for 7 years, creates incredible compilation video that shows him growing up in 90 seconds

Kids grow up much too quickly, as the old saying grows. However, we don’t think we’ve ever seen a kid grow up quite so quickly as YouTube user Hugo Cornellier, a 19-year-old who has been taking one selfie every day of his life since the age of 12 and who has just fashioned them into an incredible new video that shows him maturing at an astonishing pace. More →

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YouTube Music Vault 13,000 Concert Videos

Attention music lovers: A gigantic library of 13,000 live concert videos has just gone up on YouTube

By on July 8, 2014 at 8:45 PM.

Attention music lovers: A gigantic library of 13,000 live concert videos has just gone up on YouTube

Do you enjoy watching old concerts? If so then you’re going to love what Music Vault did this week when it uploaded roughly 13,000 new videos of concert live footage onto its YouTube page. More →

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