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DJI Phantom 3 drone revealed with newly chopped price points

DJI Phantom 3 drone revealed with newly chopped price points

This morning in New York City, DJI announced the third generation of their popular Phantom line. This will be the DJI Phantom 3, and it'll be all about hype. They've shown quite a few things being filmed with pre-production units including skiing on massive mountains, out in the wilderness, and over an active volcano. This device will be delivered with a new app for mobile devices, one that comes with accurate tracking, video adjustments, and live flagging for automatic video editing on-the-go.

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Advocacy group calls for FTC to investigate YouTube Kids

Advocacy group calls for FTC to investigate YouTube Kids

YouTube Kids is the new kid's content side of things for streaming video giant YouTube. The service is free and eliminates all the questionable videos that parents don’t want their kids to have access too. YouTube Kids only launched back in February, but it already has one children's advocacy group calling for an investigation by the FTC.

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Check out YouTube’s Ultra HD 4K video experiments at 60 FPS

Check out YouTube’s Ultra HD 4K video experiments at 60 FPS

Super-smooth video is coming to YouTube in the form of 4K 60 FPS video. YouTube is gearing up to be a competitor for Twitch TV, so it needs to be able to replay gameplay clips at the same amazing level of graphics as the actual games. 4K display is becoming the new standard for ultra-real VR headsets like Oculus, and we've seen 4K 60 FPS on the newest generation consoles like the XboxOne and PS4. Unless your device has the capability to run 60 FPS video at a 3840x2160 resolution, you are not going to see these clips in all of their Ultra HD glory.

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Report: YouTube refreshing ‘Live’ with eSports streaming

Report: YouTube refreshing ‘Live’ with eSports streaming

Not long ago, Google tried — and failed — to buy Twitch. Like Amazon, Google saw the value in streaming eSports. Unlike Amazon, Google didn’t end up with an existing, trusted streaming brand. Google does have YouTube, which is where a new report says they’ll do battle for eSports streaming. In an effort to remain relevant in the face of so many upstart competitors, Google is transitioning YouTube, with the latest iteration possibly involving real-time eSports viewing. There are said to be 50 engineers working on this new YouTube feature, which will ultimately lead a refresh of the YouTube Live platform.

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YouTube Autoplay rolls out, here’s how to turn it off

YouTube Autoplay rolls out, here’s how to turn it off

Websites get more traffic and, in some cases, more money, the longer you stay on their site and the more you get hooked on their content. On YouTube, that equates to watching more and more videos without having to stray away from the page. And what better way to do that than by enticing you video after video after video. That's right, YouTube's once experimental Autoplay feature is now rolling out to all users to keep you from getting bored, or escaping. Fortunately, it's easy to turn it off.

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YouTube Cards will replace pop-ups, work on mobile

YouTube Cards will replace pop-ups, work on mobile

If you’ve watched a YouTube video lately (or ever), you may have noticed the hideous pop-ups that want you to subscribe the channel, or possibly check out another video from that channel for better context. They’re unsightly in 2015, and YouTube is doing something about it. Today, the streaming video service is announcing Cards, which replace those ugly pop-ups (or ‘annotations’, as YouTube puts it). More beautiful, Cards also show up on mobile devices, tying YouTube together across screens.

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YouTube rumored to have paid tier in the works

YouTube rumored to have paid tier in the works

Would you pay for YouTube? If a new report is accurate, you might soon have to think critically about that. Google is cited by sources as being interested in a video-on-demand (VOD) subscription model for YouTube. The move is believed to be in response to other platforms, many of whom offer a pay-to-play layer wherein the content is ad-free. It may also be a move to retain talent, something YouTube has quietly been battling for a year or more.

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FAA says publishing drone footage to YouTube is a no-no

FAA says publishing drone footage to YouTube is a no-no

There are rules in place that allow the average consumer to fly small drones for personal use. Those same rules also stipulate that drones can’t be flown for commercial uses without falling under more strict control by the FAA. The line that separates what is commercial use from what is a private use of a drone aircraft is probably not what most of us thought it was.

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YouTube 360-degree video activated, ripe with VR potential

YouTube 360-degree video activated, ripe with VR potential

Today Google activated 360-degree video on YouTube. This system works with a number of 360-degree or otherwise bubble-lens camera video media available to consumers now, and will be coming your way via SlashGear imminently. We've got a couple on hand, that is to say, and we'll be presenting large amounts of video from events, hands-on experiences, and much more in the near future. For now you're going to want to check out some of the most basic media uploaded to YouTube by a variety of artists.

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YouTube adds video trimming tool for Android

YouTube adds video trimming tool for Android

When it comes to videos, everything about the sharing process is more difficult than their photo brethren. The troubles with them have gotten easier over the years, but after shooting a video, any edits that the footage needs are a cumbersome process for those without video-editing software -- and the trouble is amplified when the edits need to be made from a mobile device rather than a laptop. There are existing apps, of course, that try to simplify the process, but YouTube wants you to bypass those entirely.

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