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YouTube adds looping feature

YouTube adds looping feature

Going to YouTube for your day's audio selection is nothing new, and neither is jumping through hoops to make sure the video loops -- you're either forced to use a third-party service that loops the video automatically, or you have to hunt down one of those excessively long videos that stretch on for an entire work shift. YouTube has finally (finally) acknowledged this reality and added a feature to make life easier.

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Sony’s “Let’s Play” trademark attempt foiled by another company

Sony’s “Let’s Play” trademark attempt foiled by another company

Let's Plays have been around for some time now. If you're not familiar, a Let's Play is where someone records themselves playing a game, adds commentary, and uploads it to someplace like YouTube. These can be a great way to learn about a game, or just entertain yourself for a couple of hours. And since it's a term that's not company or brand-specific, Sony thought it was about time that they went ahead and trademarked the term “Let's Play.”

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T-Mobile says it’s not throttling YouTube

T-Mobile says it’s not throttling YouTube

One of the coolest things that T-Mobile is doing for its customers is the Binge On service that removes data usage for certain streaming sites from your data limit. That means you can stream all the YouTube you want without worrying about destroying your data allotment for the month in a day. The catch is that all videos streamed are throttled to 480p.

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YouTube up in arms over T-Mobile throttling video streaming

YouTube up in arms over T-Mobile throttling video streaming

Last month, T-Mobile announced a new program that, on the surface seemed like a great deal. Following its unlimited music streaming offer, the carrier unveiled Binge On, which lets users stream video to their hearts' content without cutting into their data allocation. But that comes at the price of quality, a price that not all video streaming services are willing to pay without their consent and is something that YouTube is raising its voice against.

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Star Wars Bad Lip Reading adds Jack Black, Maya Rudolph, Bill Hader

Star Wars Bad Lip Reading adds Jack Black, Maya Rudolph, Bill Hader

The Star Wars content you're about to witness has nothing to do with the "s" word, nor is it in celebration of The Force Awakens. It might be a LITTLE bit in celebration of The Force Awakens, but not directly. Unless you count the fact that Bill Hader helped create the voice for BB-8, but that's completely beside the point. Right now you're going to watch some Bad Lip Reading, or BLR, for all three of the original Star Wars movies. This is an entirely new epic.

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YouTube kills rarely-used feature

YouTube kills rarely-used feature

Did you know that you can use YouTube to directly record video from your webcam? If you didn't, then don't get too excited. This feature is far from new, first debuting back in 2006. However, it is only going to be available for a short time longer.

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YouTube Rewind 2015 celebrates the year’s top videos

YouTube Rewind 2015 celebrates the year’s top videos

The year's almost over, and that means it is time for YouTube's year in review. YouTube is home to content covering all aspects of the year — trends that arrived, events that took place, viral videos viewed by millions of people. The video service is showcasing all these things and more in a new video featuring 150 of its best known creators.

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YouTube videos now load while paused

YouTube videos now load while paused

Android users will be first in seeing a brand new "buffering" text in their YouTube apps when a video is loading. This is unlike the past in which a spinning "wheel of death" was seen or - worse still - the video would just pause without any indication that it was about to start up again. Today, Google provides some much-needed notification of what's happening. Almost like they're opening the doors to you, the user, allowing you to see what's actually going on in the app, in your internet, as your video loads.

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YouTube said to be eying rights to stream movies, TV shows

YouTube said to be eying rights to stream movies, TV shows

YouTube has definitely grown way beyond its initial library of short Internet videos, many of them involving cats. There's YouTube Red, which asks you to puy $9.99 a month get rid of ads. YouTube Gaming is its answer to Twitch, now owned by Amazon, and its dominance in game streaming. And most recently there's YouTube Music that turns YouTube into a makeshift music streaming platform. Now all that's left is a paid subscription for TV shows and movies. Well, according to insider sources, that's coming soon too.

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Android “Data Saver Mode” for Chrome might also block ad images

Android “Data Saver Mode” for Chrome might also block ad images

What may be Google's most important update to their Chrome web browser for Android devices in years has just been revealed. This update allows a "Data Saver Mode" for the web browser, one that will allow you to browse the internet without images. Google suggests that you'll be able to "save even more data - up to 70 percent" by removing "most images" while you're "loading a page on a slow connection." Simple as that. This Data Saver might even end up blocking some ads on the mobile web.

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Google Star Wars promo turns your account to the Light or Dark Side

Google Star Wars promo turns your account to the Light or Dark Side

With less than a month to go until Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters, Google is getting in on the hoopla surrounding the movie's release. The web giant has launched a new "Awaken The Force Within" promo that lets users align their Google account with either the Light Side or the Dark Side. Once navigating to the main page at google.com/starwars, users sign in like normal, and then drag their icon to either the left or right. After confirming their selection, all of Google's web apps will be refreshed with designs to match their alignment.

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YouTube pledges legal support for creators in copyright battles

YouTube pledges legal support for creators in copyright battles

Google's YouTube has announced a new program that aims to support creators on the service when they become the targets of copyright claims. In select cases, when a video creator is being unfairly targeted with copyright takedown requests when in fact their content is protected under "fair use" guidelines, YouTube says it will provide up to $1 million to cover legal costs in the event of a lawsuit. In addition, YouTube will keep the video in question live on the website as a sign of support.

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