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Here's a fun fact -- YouTube has supported 8K video since 2010. The label for 8K video (4320p/8K) was only added "earlier this year," according to Google, but support for the crazy high resolution has been baked into YouTube for the past five years. The thing is, who has the equipment to shoot video at that resolution? Not many, which is why the recently uploaded "Ghost Towns" is likely the first 8K video on YouTube. Ghost Towns was uploaded three days ago and is a short 2 minute and 8 second video, but due to the buzz it's receiving on the Internet, it's already up to more than... Read more...
Nearly a year ago, Amazon managed to snatch away from Google what seemed be a surefire acquisition target: Twitch. Amazon purchased the incredibly popular game streaming service for $970 million and has done its best to help the service thrive amidst DDoS attacks, malware, and run-of-the-mill hackers. Google may have lost out in its bid to acquire Twitch, but don’t think for one second that the Internet giant doesn’t have the resources to counterpunch with its own rival service. Today, Google announced that YouTube will add support for 60 FPS 1080p and 720p live video streaming to its repertoire.... Read more...
If it's been several years since you last upgraded your mobile device or other electronic gadgets, you may lose the ability to use the Google's YouTube app. In an updated support document, Google says that select devices manufactured in 2012 and earlier are affected, including Sony TVs and Blu-ray Discs, Panasonic TVs and Blu-ray Discs, older iOS devices, and devices running older versions of Google TV."As we upgrade the YouTube Data API to bring more features, we'll begin shutting down the old version on April 20, 2015. This will result in the current YouTube app not working on certain device... Read more...
How does one go from laying on the floor drunk, attempting to eat a cheeseburger, to appearing in one of the most glorious achievements in cinematography I’ve seen in my life? I don’t know, but David Hasselhoff definitely has the secret sauce to send the world into a collective fit with a music video that far surpasses even his rendition of “Hooked On A Feeling.” Ooga chaka indeed my friends! “True Survivor” is the lead track for the upcoming Kickstarter-backed short film “Kung Fury.” Hasselhoff takes on the lead vocals and stars in this glorious homage to retro 1980s awesomeness. The video has... Read more...
Justin Bieber gets a lot of hate from around the world (much of it justified IMHO), but the pop heartthrob came extremely close to having his entire YouTube channel wiped out by a nasty security issue. Russian coder Kamil Hismatullin found an exploit on YouTube that allowed anyone to delete a video on YouTube in a matter of seconds. The exploit allowed anyone to delete a YouTube with just an event_id (which can be found from the video’s URL) and an authentication token (in this case, any token was accepted) using the YouTube Creator Studio. Once Hismatullin discovered this flaw, his immediate thought... Read more...
Google enhanced the YouTube experience in early February with the launch of multiple camera angles for videos. Although there was just one video on display at launch — a live performance by Madilyn Bailey — it gave users a whole new way to plunge themselves into streaming content. Now, Google is taking video immersion to a whole new level with the introduction of 360-degree videos. What makes 360-degree videos so interesting is that you can look around in all directions while video content it playing to see more of your surroundings. Strap on Google Cardboard or Samsung Gear VR and it would... Read more...
News broke last week that YouTube was going to follow in the footsteps of Netflix and offer a family-friendly version of its streaming service for kids, and the report turned out to be true. The YouTube Kids app is now available to download from Google Play and Apple's App Store, the two most popular mobile platforms in the world. "Today, we’re introducing the YouTube Kids app, the first Google product built from the ground up with little ones in mind. The app makes it safer and easier for children to find videos on topics they want to explore, and is available for free on and the in the U.S.,"... Read more...
YouTube is going where Netflix has gone before by providing kids with a selection of family-friendly content. The new YouTube Kids, which is expected to launch Monday, will feature the likes of Sesame Street and Thomas the Tank Engine. The built-in search engine will guide kids away from problematic search terms and parents will be able to set a timer to end access. But YouTube Kids’ most interesting characteristic isn’t its features: it’s that the service is (at least, initially) available only as an Android app. The Google Play store will soon have new competition for the array of apps that cater... Read more...
Watching live concerts on YouTube is about to get a bit more immersive thanks to some fancy new camerawork that’s currently in the testing phase. YouTube is introducing a new feature that allows viewers to dynamically change cameras while playing back a video. There is currently one video on YouTube that supports multiple camera angles, and it’s a live performance by indie artist Madilyn Bailey. The additional camera angles show up as small thumbnails on the right-hand side of the screen and periodically update to give viewers a reasonably up-to-date view of what’s going on in front of each camera.... Read more...
Remember when the video of a drunk David Hasselhoff eating a cheeseburger surfaced? It showed just how far the former Knight Rider and Baywatch star had fallen, though to his credit, he's since recovered from a PR standpoint. Likewise, maybe HTC can recover from a rap video it posted to YouTube in which the Android pioneer takes repeated swings at Apple and Samsung. It's actually rather sad that it's come to this. We're all for having fun on the Internet, but this seems like a desperate attempt at regaining its former glory -- it was HTC that kicked off the Android movement with the T-Mobile G1... Read more...
Sony took to Twitter to announce that it's ending support for the PlayStation Vita's Maps and near features support, which will be wiped away in a forthcoming update. In addition, Sony will also eradicate the YouTube application, telling users that if they want to watch YouTube content, they'll have to use the browser application. "All features of the [Maps] application and some features of the [near] application will be disabled with the PlayStation Vita system software update planned on March, 2015. Functionalities of the applications will be removed automatically once users update their PlayStation... Read more...
A couple of official social media accounts of the United States' Central Command have been breached today, with the Islamic State militant group ISIS claiming responsibility. Both the Twitter and YouTube accounts of the Central Command were accessed to change both the banner and profile picture, as well as add a couple of messages. On the Twitter account, a message was left to instill fear in American soldiers, as seen in the screen capture below. The YouTube account also had two pro-ISIS videos uploaded. Beyond that, it doesn't seem like much impact was made, outside of the fact that both social... Read more...
According to new reports, Twitter is planning to roll out its long-rumored native video feature in just a couple of weeks. The company's goal isn't to compete with the likes of YouTube, though. Instead, the company is aiming to get people to come back to the service more often, and given the enormous popularity of Twitter-owned Vine, its potential is great. Up to this point, those who've shared video on their Twitter profiles have had to paste it in from a competing platform, or from Vine. The problem with Vine, though, is that its clips are limited to 6 seconds. According... Read more...
Sony’s The Interview is starting to pick up steam, albeit in an untraditional way. After being shut out by major theater chains for a Christmas Day opening, Sony received backing from just 331 independent theaters for the release, which was good enough to deliver $2.8 million at the box-office over the holiday weekend. Sony also made the shrewd move to simultaneously make the movie available online for rental/purchase on YouTube, Google Play, Xbox Live, Vudu and via iTunes. The online release of The Interview set a record for Sony, raking in $15 million in the first few days of availability making... Read more...
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