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YouTube is testing new Material look, you can test it too

YouTube is testing new Material look, you can test it too

Back in 2014, in preparation for what was then still codenamed "Android L", Google revealed the new Material Design language that would permeate not just Android but the rest of its products, both on the Web and on Chrome. Two years later, Google is still having a go at it, refining Material Design and implementing it in bits and pieces. The latest to get that incremental face lift seems to be YouTube, as the video streaming service is now semi-secretly testing a slightly new look in line with the newer nuances of Material Design.

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Ghostbusters reboot trailer sets YouTube ‘most hated’ record

Ghostbusters reboot trailer sets YouTube ‘most hated’ record

The upcoming 'Ghostbusters' reboot had its first full official trailer released not too long ago, and many complained. Many complained. It was quickly remixed by those who thought they could do better, but the original lived on, and now it has made history...as the most disliked movie trailer in all of YouTube history.

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YouTube makes a big change to Content ID disputes

YouTube makes a big change to Content ID disputes

If you ask virtually any content creator on YouTube, they'll tell you that the system for sorting out Content ID disputes is broken. We're not talking about some small hiccups that cause some issues here and there, but flat-out broken to the point where creators can lose money, or even have their channel taken down with little recourse. Well today YouTube has announced one change that's aimed to help alleviate one of the concerns that has been an issue.

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Prepare for YouTube’s unskippable Bumper ads on your phone

Prepare for YouTube’s unskippable Bumper ads on your phone

In the last several years, more and more people have started watching videos on their phones. While the screens are much smaller than your TV or computer, it's much more convenient to pull out your phone and watch something, wherever you are. Unfortunately for mobile YouTube viewers, you're going to start running into unskippable ads a lot more on the platform.

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Nintendo’s official Star Fox anime comes to YouTube

Nintendo’s official Star Fox anime comes to YouTube

Star Fox Zero, the long-awaited return of Nintendo's fighter jet-piloting space shooter series, is finally being released on the Wii U this week. To mark the occasion, Nintendo produced an anime short that serves as an introduction to the story told in Zero. The best part is that the 15-minute movie, titled Star Fox: The Battle Begins, is available to watch for free on YouTube.

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YouTube now offers 360-degree video livestreaming

YouTube now offers 360-degree video livestreaming

In February, we heard a rumor that YouTube was working on a feature that would let users livestream 360-degree video. Fast-forward to today, and the service has officially announced the livestreaming option, saying it is “taking immersive video even further” with the new feature. It has been just a tad over one year since YouTube added support for 360-dgree videos, and this marks the latest evolution of that functionality.

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YouTube’s SnoopaVision takes immersion to the next level [April Fools]

YouTube’s SnoopaVision takes immersion to the next level  [April Fools]

I've talked a lot over the last few months about how virtual reality is the future. There are still a lot of technological hurdles to overcome, but today we take a leap forward, thanks to Google. It turns out that the answer to our full immersion needs has been here all along, and his name is Snoop.

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Quantum Break lets you turn off copyrighted audio for YouTube videos

Quantum Break lets you turn off copyrighted audio for YouTube videos

In the early days, posting on YouTube was pretty simple, and you rarely worried about having your video taken down. These days, if the wind blows the wrong way, you could find your video deleted, or even your channel locked down. It's obviously more important than ever to make sure that you follow all of the rules, if you want to keep your video online. And for those that enjoy doing Let's Plays, developer Remedy is giving you a little help.

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YouTube Connect tipped to be Google’s answer to Periscope

YouTube Connect tipped to be Google’s answer to Periscope

Live streaming is now a thing. Although Meerkat, which helped catapult that activity, has called it quits, others have been more than happy to take its place. And by others, we mainly mean Twitter's Periscope or Facebook's newer Live Video feature. YouTube, which is easily considered to be the top dog in video streaming, isn't going to be left behind. According to sources, Google has been hard at work on an app aptly named YouTube Connect, which could help spread the service beyond its conventional video, and even music, streaming activities.

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YouTube adds Split View and Slide Over to iPad app

YouTube adds Split View and Slide Over to iPad app

The YouTube for iOS app has been updated with a couple of new features for iPads: Split View and Slide Over. This brings the app up to version 11.10 on Apple’s products, and makes the offering a touch more convenient for iPad owners, though a certain much-requested feature is still noticeably absent -- the update does not bring picture-in-picture support, the reasons for which is unclear.

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VR This: Eating tacos with Danny Trejo (aka MACHETE)

VR This: Eating tacos with Danny Trejo (aka MACHETE)

You want to have lunch with Machete, we know it. Now you can do that - you can do it right now. Just open the video you see below (on your smartphone), turn your phone sideways, and tap the Google Cardboard (Google VR) button. The video will split into two and you'll get full VR vision while you snack on tacos with your best buddy Danny Trejo. It is very simple. You will want to do it multiple times. Of this we are sure.

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Google agrees to T-Mobile’s “Binge On” terms because they’re “opt-out”

Google agrees to T-Mobile’s “Binge On” terms because they’re “opt-out”

T-Mobile's "Binge On" service allows more video apps to stream media to devices without using up the customer's data allotment. While for the end customer this may seem like a really great deal, (who doesn't like so-called free data?), it continues to hold the door open for internet services to charge different amounts of money for different internet services. True Net Neutrality requires that all internet be treated the same - here that's just not true.

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