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Reno 911! sitcom returns in 2020 on Quibi short-form service

Reno 911! sitcom returns in 2020 on Quibi short-form service

American comedy show Reno 911! is returning as an exclusive to short-form mobile video service Quibi. The platform is built specifically for millennials (and Gen Z, at this point) who largely consume video content using their smartphones, opening the door to a new short-form genre that offers stories in around 10 minutes or less.

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YouTube Rewind 2019 tries to be fair, but is it?

YouTube Rewind 2019 tries to be fair, but is it?

Today we're taking a peek at the newest YouTube Rewind, the YouTube Rewind 2019. This year's video shows the most-liked videos of the year 2019 with as little curation as possible. That comes with a few caveats, the first of which is "geo-restricted content." Per YouTube, the list of most-liked Creator Videos includes videos uploaded in 2019, with "geo-restricted content that would prevent Rewind from being viewable globally" removed from the list.

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YouTube loosens its age-restriction policy for violent game content

YouTube loosens its age-restriction policy for violent game content

YouTube has published an update on its policy concerning violence featured in video games, reassuring creators that starting today, most videos featuring violent content from these games won't be age-restricted. The clarification aims to ensure that the company is consistently enforcing its violent and graphic content policies, which forbids certain types of videos from YouTube.

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The Mandalorian is still in “A New Hope” mode

The Mandalorian is still in “A New Hope” mode

Here at the start of December of 2019, we've seen 4 full episodes of the Star Wars streaming live action show The Mandalorian. It started out slow, then it kept on going slow, and it's remained relatively slow through the last couple episodes. This show isn't the bombastic spectacle to which we've grown accustomed with Star Wars movies and cartoons - this is something different entirely.

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TIDAL ‘My Video Mix’ playlists help users discover new music videos

TIDAL ‘My Video Mix’ playlists help users discover new music videos

TIDAL has launched 'My Video Mix,' a new discovery feature that offers algorithm-generated video playlists featuring various content based on genres, popularity, and artists, according to the company. The app's interface has been updated to include a dedicated 'Videos' tab on mobile, desktop, and the Web, as well.

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YouTube wants to help edgy creators earn more ad revenue

YouTube wants to help edgy creators earn more ad revenue

It's no secret that YouTube creators are frustrated with the platform's many changes, not the least of which are ones that impact a channel's ability to earn revenue from advertisements. Of particular issue are creators who create what YouTube refers to as 'edgy' content, the kind that is allowed on the platform but not likely to draw in many enthusiastic advertisers.

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Netflix has already renewed The Witcher for a second season

Netflix has already renewed The Witcher for a second season

Netflix has already renewed its upcoming original show The Witcher for a second season, the company has announced. The show's first season is scheduled to debut on the streaming service just ahead of Christmas, giving fans access to the first full batch of episodes just in time for the holiday season. The series is based on the video game franchise with the same name.

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YouTube Terms of Service changes for your content in December 2019

YouTube Terms of Service changes for your content in December 2019

According to Google, the latest update to YouTube does not "make any changes to the way [Google/YouTube] treats your information." The latest change to YouTube's Terms of Service was announced over the weekend and will go into effect on December 10th, 2019. Today we're going to take a look at how the latest set of terms from Google for YouTube will affect your everyday interactions with YouTube in general.

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Watch new MIT Mini Cheetah robots flip for your amusement

Watch new MIT Mini Cheetah robots flip for your amusement

The latest from MIT's Biomimetic Robotics Lab is a demonstration of the advancements made in the Mini Cheetah. This is not to be mistaken for the non-mini Cheetah as developed by Boston Dynamics. While the Boston Dynamics Cheetah is a relatively large and exceedingly FAST robot, the MIT Mini Cheetah is best known for its backflip! And other super-impressive feats of far more affordable four-legged robot action than what B.D. is doing at the moment.

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FX Networks is bringing all of its content, plus exclusives, to Hulu

FX Networks is bringing all of its content, plus exclusives, to Hulu

Popular network FX is bringing its entire catalog of existing content to on-demand and live television streaming service Hulu, the companies have announced. In addition to offering all of its existing shows on the platform, FX will also create original exclusive shows for Hulu. The content will be presented to viewers as 'FX on Hulu,' eliminating the need for a pay-TV plan.

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YouTube homepage redesign brings useful features to desktop and tablets

YouTube homepage redesign brings useful features to desktop and tablets

YouTube is rolling out a redesigned homepage on desktop and tablets, offering what it says is a UI that makes it easier for users to discover new videos to watch. Among other things, users will note the arrival of 'richer' thumbnails, as well as longer video titles that help the user see what, exactly, they're about to watch. As well, channel icons are easier to see, some content shelves have been removed, and more.

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HBO Max is launching May 2020, here are the details you need to know

HBO Max is launching May 2020, here are the details you need to know

The video streaming industry is already a crowded and highly competitive space but it's about to get even more competitive and a bit more confusing. In about two weeks, the much-rumored and long-awaited Disney+ will finally launch and 6 months after that, a new streaming service will launch under the HBO brand. That said, HBO Max is actually an AT&T product, which is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this rather unusual streaming service.

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