YouTube will reportedly start manually reviewing content uploaded by its most popular channels to ensure uncontentious ad spots for major advertisers. It plans to assign 10,000 employees to the task.
Oculus today announced Xiaomi as its hardware partner for its upcoming standalone VR headset, Oculus Go. Additionally, Xiaomi announced a VR headset based on Oculus technology exclusively for China.
An Australian musician and YouTube content creator has had his 10-hour long video of white noise struck by copyright claims via YouTube's automated ContentID system. He intends to dispute the claims.
LG Display has announced that it will be giving the attendees at CES next week a glimpse of the world's first 88-inch 8K OLED display. The company hasn't yet announced its price or other details.
Squadron 42, the single-player companion to Star Citizen being developed by Cloud Imperium Games, was demoed in a two-hour show. The demo featured actors such as Mark Hamill and Liam Cunningham.
Facebook today launched Spaces for the HTC Vive, making its social virtual reality app cross-platform. The company says that support for more virtual reality platforms is on the way.
Crytek has filed a lawsuit against Cloud Imperium Games, the developer of Star Citizen, alleging it to be in breach of contract; the Star Citizen developer has called it "a meritless lawsuit".
Patreon has announced that it will be updating its fee structure by the end of this month, introducing a new service fee on the pledges made by patrons, ridding creators of a transaction fee.
YouTube, keeping its now-annual tradition, is back with its Rewind feature, recapping through the most popular videos, events, in a 7-minute mashup, featuring some of its largest celebrities.
Google is offering a six month Netflix subscription for free to owners of the Google Pixelbook, Samsung's Chromebook Plus, and the Chromebook Pro. The offer is available until the end of this year.
Apple will reportedly help the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India develop an anti-spam app for iOS. The regulator has been criticizing Apple for locking its access to call logs and text messages.
Amazon is reportedly preparing to launch Audible in India. It's unclear whether the Audible subscription would be bundled along with Prime or Kindle Unlimited, or be a standalone offering.
Microsoft has finally patched an issue with how DirectX 9 reports available memory to games in Windows 10 with the Fall Creators Update. The issue was with an API that was reporting false information.
According to a report, Russia is creating its own cryptocurrency named 'CryptoRuble' that will match the value of the Ruble; the two currencies will be interchangeable, allowing for an equal exchange.
Cuphead is developed by StudioMDHR, featuring hand-drawn art and music recorded by a live jazz orchestra. It's an unforgiving game and is unapologetic about it, but teaches the player to be better.
Microsoft has detailed in a blog post that it won't be porting the EdgeHTML engine to Android or iOS for the Edge browser on the two platforms. Instead, opting for WebKit on iOS and Blink on Android.
Some players have encountered an agonizing bug while playing Cuphead's WIndows Store version, leading to loss of progress as it fails to autosave. StudioMDHR has now provided a workaround.
Amazon today announced the Echo Connect, among other devices in its Echo ecosystem, that can link up with existing landline connections and allow for hands-free calling via an Echo, including to 911.
Skype calls to the regions affected by the 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Mexico have been made free until further notice. However, do note that Skype cannot be used to make emergency calls.
Apple CEO Tim Cook said, while replying to a query on Twitter on Good Morning America, that the iPhone X's $999 tag is a "value price," adding that Apple's objective is to "enrich peoples' lives."
As per a report, the Indian government is working on creating its own cryptocurrency, backed by its reserve bank. It will reportedly be named after Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess representing wealth.
The Reserve Bank of India is exploring the possibilities of issuing its own cryptocurrency, adding that it's rather uncomfortable with "non-fiat cryptocurrencies" such as bitcoin.
A team of researchers in China have discovered a vulnerability in almost all major voice assistants on a number of devices, including the Amazon Echo, allowing them to 'silently' issue commands.
Palm's brand is to reportedly make a comeback via TCL with new devices expected to release in 2018. The company recently reported quite a bit of success with its BlackBerry-branded KEYone smartphone.
The iPhone 8 will reportedly be available for purchase starting from September 22. Apple is expected to unveil the device at an event on September 12, with an expensive price tag of $999.
KFC is adding a VR game to its employee training program featuring a sinister-sounding Colonel Sanders who teaches an employee how to properly prepare his famous recipe of fried chicken.
Hulu has finally launched its live TV streaming service for web browsers on Windows and macOS. Unfortunately, the web experience lacks quite a few features, such as the ability to switch user profile.
Google may lose the trademark to its name as two individuals have petitioned the US Supreme Court to hear an appeal for reviewing the decision made by a lower court deeming 'Google' as non-generic.
According to a report by Bloomberg, several Hollywood movie studios are in talks with Apple and Comcast to launch a premium movie rental service where films may release just two weeks after theaters.
Google researchers have developed an algorithm that can remove watermarks from images; the algorithm uses a pool of images to extrapolate their watermark, after which it can remove it from any image.
Sony's annual PlayStation Experience event is returning in December this year at the Anahelm Convention Center. Capcom Cup 2017 tournament will also be held at the event, with a $250,000 prize pool.
As the Wall Street Journal reports, Apple is dedicating a sum of $1 billion to create high-end original entertainment content, putting it in competition against the likes of Netflix, Amazon, and HBO.
Uber has agreed to obtain independent third-party audits every two years, for the next twenty years, as part of a settlement over the charges levied against it by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.
Google today announced voice support for an additional 21 languages for its search, Gboard on Android and the Cloud Search API, adding Georgian, Swahili, eight Indian languages, among others.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has accused Apple of "data colonization" as the company restricts its users from sharing call logs and text messages with the regulator's apps to combat spam.
Fictorum is an indie game developed by Scraping Bottom Games. It features destructible environments, procedurally generated campaigns, and wizards that are truly capable of utter destruction.
As per a post made by a senior Foxconn executive on Weibo, the iPhone 8 'won't be cheap', as the custom-made OLED display for the device is proving difficult to manufacture, with a 40% failure rate.
Amazon has resumed the sale of smartphones by the US-based smartphone maker BLU; the retail giant halted the sale of these devices earlier this week citing "potential security issues".
Skype is rolling out new integration with PayPal in 22 countries across North America and Europe via its newly-introduced add-in feature, enabling peer-to-peer payments among friends and family.
Google is adding badges to its image search results that signify the type of information that can be discovered if followed up upon. Unfortunately, the feature is only available on mobile, for now.