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Who is PewDiePie and why do Disney and YouTube suddenly hate him?

Who is PewDiePie and why do Disney and YouTube suddenly hate him?

You may have heard the news from earlier today about a certain YouTuber named PewDiePie getting dropped by Disney for publishing videos with anti-Semitic remarks. One question might remain for a lot of you, though: who is PewDiePie, and why should I care about this? Allow us to shed some light on the matter.

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Facebook Video app released for Apple TV, Fire TV, Samsung Smart TV

Facebook Video app released for Apple TV, Fire TV, Samsung Smart TV

Facebook Video was announced for release today for several major TV platforms: Amazon Fire TV, Samsung Smart TV, and Apple TV. What's missing from that list is Google's Android TV - which is surprising. Especially given the staying power of the Android TV platform and the fact that Amazon Fire TV is so extremely similar at its base. It's also strange given the attention Facebook has paid to Google's video products before - like Facebook's ability to stream from a smartphone to a Chromecast of Android TV device (which has Chromecast ability within).

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Facebook videos now play sound by default: How to turn it off

Facebook videos now play sound by default: How to turn it off

Facebook's update this week turns Facebook News Feed video sound on by default - so we've got to turn it back off again. While Facebook assures users that they've done testing with sound on by default with the social network's News Feed. They say their testing suggests that feedback for sound on by default was received positively. But JUST in case there's anyone out there who'd rather not hear videos without tapping, we've laid out here how to turn it off.

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YouTube and Disney distance themselves from PewDiePie after anti-Semitic videos

YouTube and Disney distance themselves from PewDiePie after anti-Semitic videos

Big time Youtuber Felix Kjellberg, known more commonly as PewDiePie, is back in the news today, but this time for reasons beyond simply trolling his subscribers. He's found himself in hot water with both his network and YouTube after references to Nazism and anti-Semitic remarks were found in a handful of videos. The fallout has been immediate, with Disney-owned Maker Studios dropping PewDiePie from its network.

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Apple’s Planet of the Apps rising, here’s how it will go down

Apple’s Planet of the Apps rising, here’s how it will go down

When Apple was rumored to be getting into the original video content biz, few probably expected it would take this form. Even when the title “Planet of the Apps” was dropped, raising not a few eyebrows. And yet here it is, Planet of the Apps in all its glory. Or rather, it’s still coming in Spring, but Apple is already giving everyone a sneak peek at the first season. It’s The Apprentice meets The Voice. For your apps, of course.

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YouTube launches four new original shows for kids

YouTube launches four new original shows for kids

YouTube is getting into the original content market, and its efforts now include the introduction of four new shows made specifically for kids. The shows will be available under YouTube Red, and were made for YouTube Kids in particular. The company plans to start rolling out its new kids shows this spring; they feature top YouTube Creators, as well as Fruit Ninja, the fruit-slicing app.

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Prince’s early albums now streaming, Purple Rain Deluxe coming

Prince’s early albums now streaming, Purple Rain Deluxe coming

It has barely been a year since the world mourned the loss of the musical genius known as Prince, also known by many other nicknames, some more unusual than others. At the Grammys the world of music paid tribute to the artist, not just with performances and words, but also with the launching of Prince's oldest albums on the world's newest channels. Yes, Prince's earliest albums are now available on streaming services. Some, not all. And the reason why that's the case is as interesting as the artist's music itself.

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LEGO Batman Movie game released INSIDE LEGO Dimensions

LEGO Batman Movie game released INSIDE LEGO Dimensions

Welcome to the future of LEGO games - at least for the foreseeable future - as the LEGO Batman Movie heads to LEGO Dimensions. Instead of releasing a whole extra game that'd go on sale now and sell for 3 weeks and sit on store shelves for months thereafter, the LEGO Company might've just gotten smart. Integrating the movie into the LEGO Dimensions universe makes for an awesome impetus to buy the platform and allows the "LEGO Batman Movie Story Pack for LEGO Dimensions" remain a viable purchase for months to come.

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Samsung QLED TVs pricing revealed – thousands for tomorrow’s tech

Samsung QLED TVs pricing revealed – thousands for tomorrow’s tech

At this year's global Consumer Electronics Show, Samsung revealed their next big thing in ultra-sharp, ultra-colorful television technology. That was QLED - a new brand for a tier above the past's OLED. When we saw the first TV panels with QLED (Quantum LED) technology up front, we were sure they'd end up costing a pretty penny. As it turns out - we weren't entirely incorrect.

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How Fire Emblem Heroes inspired one guy to spend $900 on week 1

How Fire Emblem Heroes inspired one guy to spend $900 on week 1

This week in Fire Emblem Heroes - launch week, mind you - one fellow spent a whopping $900 (or more, so he suggests) on gacha. Gacha is the monetization technique used in random-toy vending machines around the world, here used to distribute characters in Fire Emblem Heroes. While the game itself is free to play, users are encouraged to attain new characters (heroes) to use whilst playing. Gamer Kookoo22 decided that Fire Emblem Heroes was put together well enough that he'd give the gacha element a go - over, and over, and over again.

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Bill Nye Saves the World arrives on Netflix in April

Bill Nye Saves the World arrives on Netflix in April

Back in August, we heard that Bill Nye would be teaming up with Netflix to produce a new, science-focused show. '90s kids, remembering countless hours in science class watching Bill Nye the Science Guy, were immediately excited for this new premiere, but at the time of the announcement, Netflix was painfully short on details. All we were told is that the new series, called Bill Nye Saves the World, would launch sometime in 2017.

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How to download YouTube mobile live streaming video for iPhone or Android

How to download YouTube mobile live streaming video for iPhone or Android

Mobile live streaming to YouTube will soon be enabled for users with the right set of prerequisites. For everyone else, it's like a combination of a waiting game and a gameified battle to the top. Once creators on YouTube are OK'ed by Google, they'll have access to mobile live streaming to the masses.

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