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.
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 →
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.
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 →
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 →