News tagged: YouTube
Google Pixel 2 XL smartphone was recently updated with the "pinch-to-zoom" gesture, which cropped 16:9 video to fit the 18:9 display. Since Pixel 2 XL isn't the only smartphone with 18:9 or 18.5:9 display, Google is now rolling out the same feature to a few other devices.
YouTube is filled with "kids" videos that frequently have a disturbing element to them. If you browse the platform you'll come across content targeted at children that has sexual or violent aspects. Those videos sometimes amass hundreds of thousands of views.
HDR content was enabled on YouTube Android app back in September, but still not many smartphones actually support it. However, even those that do support it are struggling on higher resolutions in terms of performance. Users are reporting that videos often stutter.
When paying $1,000 for a phone, you expect only the best from it. Because of that, the popular YouTube channel JerryRigEverything has managed to get the Apple's latest iPhone X and decided to put it through its standard torture routine to see how well it is actually made.
More details about Russia's use of Google services during the 2016 US presidential election are coming out. A group linked to the government spent $4,700 on advertising as part of an influence campaign, says Google, and 18 separate YouTube channels uploaded 1,108 videos.
The popular teardown YouTube channel JerryRigEverything got their hands on the HMD Global's flagship smartphone, the Nokia 8. The smartphone went through a series of durability tests that showed a sturdy build, but now is time to see how it is made.
Apps for YouTube TV, a television streaming service, are now rolling out on a range of platforms. The service has become available on all Android TV devices and it'll soon be on Apple TV, Xbox One, and Roku products. It previously started its rollout by reaching the Chromecast.
Twitch saw a 67% increase in concurrent streamers during the third quarter of 2017, reports Streamlabs, though it failed to obtain the same degree of increase for viewership. This rise is likely coming at least partly from Twitch opening up monetization options.
The monetization system on YouTube has been problematic for quite some time, leading to complaints from creators and from advertisers. Creators often say their videos are unfairly demonetized while advertisers have complained about their ads on inappropriate videos.
YouTube's machine learning technology has become pretty good at detecting extremism content uploaded to the platform even before it's ever reported. The company said in June that machine learning would play a big role in its fight against terrorist videos and related content.
YouTube has banned gun conversion tutorials from its platform shortly after a mass shooting in Las Vegas. The videos specifically being targeted by this ban instruct users on how to potentially increase the damage that can be done by their weapons using modifications.
Amazon is bringing down the price of its Alexa-based Echo Show for the first time. The product has fallen from $230 to $200 following a decline in sales triggered by the removal of YouTube from the platform. Amazon launched the product at $230 back in June.
Russians utilized Google's services to influence the 2016 US presidential election, according to the Washington Post. The group reportedly spent tens of thousands of dollars on ads that made their way to YouTube and Gmail. It's not clear what role the Russian government played.
Discovery and Google have partnered to create a travel series that'll be displayed in VR and cover all seven continents. The large 38-episode series is going to delve into the cultures of various countries and also highlight the environments of different regions.
European regulators almost invariably seem to believe tech companies need to do more to combat hate speech and terrorism-related content on their platforms. New guidelines from the EU are now encouraging "online platforms" to "step up" their fight against those issues.
Google has decided to stop allowing the Amazon Echo Show to access content on YouTube, says Amazon. Without a prior announcement, Google cut off support. As such, when you ask the Echo Show to play a video from the site, it now just says that functionality isn't available.
Apple's latest smartwatch starts at $329, but like in the past, Apple is also offering a much more expensive model that costs $1,399 and comes with sapphire crystal glass instead of the same ion-strengthened glass that the iPhones and cheaper Watch Series 3 models use.
Google has admitted to running advertisements on its supposedly ad-free streaming option, YouTube Red, which costs $10 per month. Those ads appeared in the service because of an "underlying issue" that Google is working to fix. Some users complained about this issue.
In some cases, it is nice to have an option to either speed up or slow down a video on YouTube, a feature that was missing on Android and iOS devices. Now, Google has finally added this feature for both mobile platforms and users can now choose the playback speed of the videos
To keep up with others, YouTube has now announced that High dynamic range (HDR) picture technology is supported for a number of new smartphones. Previously, the HDR was only supported on TVs, but YouTube has started adding support for smartphones as well.