From Siri's speaker and Alexa's touch, to Android flagships, Teams work, big phish, Edge's edge in business, and an adventure in time and space, it's our handy walkthrough of the week's top tech news.
Just as YouTube is preparing to launch a website redesign with flatter elements and a "dark mode", the company also unveiled some upcoming shows with Hollywood stars and famous artists.
YouTube is now testing an official dark theme for the video site. The theme, which hasn't been announced just yet, can be accessed by altering a cookie in a web browser's web console. Here's how.
From Apple's apology and foldable phones, to YouTube TV, Samsung security, Android updates, bendy Nintendos, and Windows 10 Mobile malaise, it's our handy walkthrough of the week's top tech news.
YouTube has just released its TV streaming service for select markets in the US. The service, named YouTube TV, launches offering 39 stations with a further ten expected to be arriving soon.
A beta version of YouTube Go, Google's application for Android devices that allows users to save, share and view YouTube videos offline, is now available to download from the Google Play Store.
From Twitter tweaks and better brains, to pizza-bots, Xbox updates, the spread of Surface, and the return of the fiery flagship, it's our handy walkthrough of the week's top tech news.
The Australian Government has become the latest entity to withdraw its advertising from YouTube, in order to avoid taxpayer funds from "inadvertently flowing to unsavoury organisations."
Google is expected to lose up to $750 million due to a huge boycott from advertisers following the discovery of misplaced ads on YouTube. Ads paid by the Guardian were appearing on extremist videos.
From Xbox excitement and VAIO's old new phone, to Nintendo's Android ambitions, an ultra-mobile Windows 10 PC, and WhatsAppening on Google Play, it's our handy walkthrough of the week's top tech news.
Google has announced a series of changes to its advertising policy, which would give advertisers more control over ad placement. The goal is to curb cases of ads placed on "questionable content".
A few days ago, YouTubers noticed that the service was classifying some LGBTQ+ videos as "sensitive content" under the site's Restricted Mode. YouTube has now apologized, but has not clarified why.
It was only a matter of time before YouTube would begin offering more paid content. YouTube TV will be an alluring offering that will provide live and on-demand TV service with DVR capabilities.
According to a blog post by YouTube, users now spend 1 billion hours every day watching videos on the online video service. This is a 10-fold increase compared to 2012, recording 100 million views.
It appears that Google is axing 30-second advertisements on YouTube, and is instead placing more focus on six-second "bumper" ads, which will likely see an uptick in frequency starting in 2018.
Internet video sensation PewDiePie has been dropped by Disney after using racist imagery. YouTube has also canceled his Red series, and has taken him off the Preferred advertising system.
It is now possible to download YouTube videos for offline viewing with a beta version of Google's new app, YouTube Go, which can be downloaded to Android devices.
If you're in Canada, you can now try out YouTube's new sharing and chatting feature built into the mobile app. It's been in tests for almost a year but there's no info on when the feature goes global.
Adult streaming sites are exploiting a loophole in Google's video hosting services, utilizing YouTube's private video publishing feature as a backdoor for storing their content.
Google has released a new feature that allows users to promote their comments on YouTube, and be pushed to the front of the line. Right now, the feature is only available on select channels.
Today, the Elbphilharmonie Hall in Hamburg opens its doors for the first time and with a partnership with Google, its first couple of concerts will be streamed in 360-degrees.
Google is seeking to launch its paid service, YouTube Red, in the UK and other European in 2017 with the service already online in Australia, New Zealand, the US, and South Korea.
If you have a supported Samsung TV, a new update will be rolling out that will enable YouTube's HDR content. The update will go live in December and will roll out globally in the coming weeks.
It's that time of year again where YouTube attempts to recap some of the year's most memorable moments. Much like every year, the mash-up features celebrities and YouTube content creators.
Social media sites have come together to create a database of hashed terrorist content that has been removed from a participating site, making it easier for partners to delete content on their site.
Google has announced that it has added support for high dynamic range on YouTube, offering access to HDR videos for those with supported devices, and allowing all users to upload HDR videos.
YouTube and the German-based music rights organization - GEMA - have come to an agreement which means German users won't see blocked content messages on GEMA-members' YouTube videos.
Following in the footsteps of Samsung, Google has announced its own smartphone-powered VR headset, called the Daydream View. Available in November, it will be priced at $79.
In a move to combat music piracy through YouTube, a number of record labels have sued YouTube-mp3.org, claiming that the service promotes copyright infringement through its high volume of users.
YouTube Go is a new official app that will allow users to not only enjoy downloaded YouTube content but also share it without using up any data. The new app will roll out in the coming months.
YouTube, known for its toxic comments and massive number of inappropriate videos is asking its users for help to clean up the website. Through the Heroes program users are expected to report content.
For years content creators have been arguing that the way Facebook reports views and time spent by users watching videos is completely unrepresentative. Today the company admitted as much.
Kim Dotcom will be appealing New Zealand's extradition ruling, which would send him back to the US to face trial for copyright infringement. But in a plot twist, the trial will be livestreamed.
The Google Play Store is the latest service from the search giant that will no longer require a Google+ profile, allowing users to post reviews on the various apps, books and movies available.
A new video uploaded on the Call of Duty YouTube channel, showcases a cutscene from Infinite Warfare, is perhaps the only video from the game that is being received positively by viewers.
Google has announced that its child-friendly YouTube Kids app will now support the premium YouTube Red service allowing kids to watch videos ad-free, and download them for offline viewing.
Microsoft has once again ventured into the video streaming arena, but this time it is targeting business users with its Stream service that will allow enterprises to upload and share their videos.
PewDiePie has responded to allegations of taking money from Warner Bros. to review Shadow of Mordor positively back in 2014 without full disclosure, which the FTC deems as misleading to consumers.
The European Commission has announced a new agreement of collaboration between the Union's institutions and the four major tech companies in an effort to stop illegal online hate speech and extremism.
YouTube has issued a letter to TubeNinja, a video downloader, threatening legal action if they don't cooperate. However, this letter raises the question of whether YouTube has a case for legal action.
In a temporary lapse of common sense, YouTube ended up taking down a user's video subsequent to a copyright claim from Fox after a portion of the video featured in last week's Family Guy episode.
A small test run is going on right now, where a few lucky YouTube users get to experience the new YouTube messenger. The new features allows you to chat to friends directly in the YouTube app.
Amazon has launched its own video service, Amazon Video Direct, as a rival to YouTube. The service allows content creators to earn royalties from their work. $1 million in bonuses is up for grabs.
Released a few days ago, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare's YouTube trailer has exceeded one million dislikes making it the eighth most disliked video ahead of Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend" and others.
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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare's trailer has drawn a record number of dislikes on YouTube forcing Activision to make a statement regarding the adverse reaction of players and viewers.
In a move that will go head-to-head with Hulu and the cable companies, YouTube is reportedly working on a online television service that could launch as early as next year.
New research from ICM Unlimited suggests that music streaming actually increases the sales of vinyl too. The group of people most likely to listen to music on vinyl are those aged between 25-34.
According to a credible new report, YouTube is looking to launch a new livestreaming app. This wouldn't be the first time the service tries to promote live videos but this time it may actually succeed
Microsoft has delivered a range of new features to Skype for Web that it says its users have been asking for, including calls to mobiles and landlines, integrated YouTube playback, and notifications.