President-elect Donald Trump and his team are currently busy working on their transition. In fact, they even created a special YouTube channel called Transition 2017 where Trump can issue addresses to the nation whenever he feels like it. After all, thanks to YouTube, you can instantly reach a massive audience while simultaneously skirting the media and its inopportune questions. After updating the country on the transition progress the other day on YouTube, Trump is back with a Thanksgiving address.
Eminem is one of the most gifted rappers out there, and you’re probably familiar with his work whether you’re a fan or not. But what you’re about to see is even better than his greatest hits. People are rapping his songs on YouTube using sign language, and the results are just incredible. More →
Press conferences are so boring, particularly because the press (you know, the ones working against you) will look to sabotage you by asking all sorts of questions. If you’re President-elect Trump, then there’s a way to avoid holding a press event where you’d be peppered with questions about your transition and your 100-day plan. You post a YouTube address, where you can tackle all these topics without any nasty interruptions. But hey, at least Trump did refer to cyber attacks in a way that makes him look like he knows what he’s talking about. More →
Google’s official YouTube apps for iOS and Android are always wildly popular, but people who pay attention to app store rankings regularly see third-party YouTube apps come and go on the top free app lists. The official YouTube apps are so well-designed and they pack all the great features Google wants YouTube users to have, so why are Android and iOS users so interested in third-party apps? Simply put, people want the ability to save videos for offline playback, and Google’s official YouTube apps don’t support this key feature.
With a new app from Google called YouTube Go, Google has finally added this great capability. But there’s just one teeny, tiny problem: You can’t have it. More →
Unlikely internet celebrity Lauri Vuohensilta is the Finnish genius behind Hydraulic Press Channel, a YouTube channel that does…well, you can probably guess.
Vuohensilta made his name crushing such mundane items as red-hot nickel balls and rubber ducks, but he’s finding ways to keep things interesting months later. Yes, those ways do involve dynamite.
The following video, as heartbreaking as it may be, shows the power of the modern smartphones and social media. Lavish Reynolds recorded a disturbing video after a police officer shot and killed her unarmed boyfriend as he was pulling out his wallet from his back pocket, even after telling the officer that he was carrying a licensed weapon.
YouTube dropped two bombshells this week with far-reaching implications.
First, the video-sharing site announced that it would be picking up a full season of a TV show based on the popular film franchise Step Up. On the same day, YouTube’s Kurt Wilms revealed in a blog post that live streaming will soon be “baked right into the core YouTube mobile app.”
With these two moves, YouTube has not only taken a major step forward as a service and as a content provider, it has also declared war against some of the biggest technology companies and apps in the industry.
Tens of millions of people are going to wake up in a panic this morning when they go to check Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and other social networks only to find out that all of the video links they click on are dead. Why? Because YouTube is down. AHHH! Google’s insanely popular video site went offline just before 7:30AM EDT, and all clicks to videos return the dreaded 500 Internal Server Error, which looks like this: More →
Of all the surprises from Apple at WWDC 2016 this week, few were more welcome than the complete visual overhaul of Apple Music. A year after the service’s launch, it has attracted an impressive 15 million subscribers, but Apple knew that if it was going to compete with the likes of Spotify, it was going to need a better app.
To mark the reveal of the Apple Music revamp, some of Apple’s top executives sat down with Billboard to discuss the future of the service.
Awesome: extremely impressive or daunting; inspiring great admiration, apprehension, or fear. It’s a word that gets overused on the internet (probably by me), but I would argue that daisy-chaining 5000 fireworks together, jacking them up on a piece of heavy machinery and filming the result qualifies.
That’s exactly what strange British YouTube man Colin Furze did to celebrate his channel hitting three million subscribers. Pointless, yes; awesome, absolutely.
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 →
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 →
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.