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BTS has likely set another huge YouTube debut streaming record

BTS has likely set another huge YouTube debut streaming record

South Korean boy band BTS has likely set another YouTube record for most views in a 24-hour period on a debut song...the same record it already held with its previous hit "Dynamite." The band's new hit, "Butter," raked in nearly 113 million views on its first day on YouTube, skyrocketing past the former debut streaming hit Dynamite's 101.1 million views in 24 hours.

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Adult Swim movie details released for Metalocalypse, Aqua Teen, Venture Bros

Adult Swim movie details released for Metalocalypse, Aqua Teen, Venture Bros

Adult Swim will release three new movies for now-ended original programming TV shows. The network, born of late-night cartoon programming requests from the kid-centric Cartoon Network, will bring some of the most popular original titles back to the world of the living with one-shot movies. There'll be one movie each for Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Venture Bros., and Metalocalypse.

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Stranger Things Season 4 trailer hints at Eleven’s origin story

Stranger Things Season 4 trailer hints at Eleven’s origin story

Eleven, the ESP-powered girl from Netflix's hit series Stranger Things, will be a key element in the show's fourth season. That's based on the newly released Stranger Things 4 trailer, which hints that viewers will be given a deeper look into the character's origin story and how she came to possess her unique abilities.

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This year’s Summer Olympic Games will be streamed on Twitch

This year’s Summer Olympic Games will be streamed on Twitch

Amazon's streaming service Twitch will be the home of some NBC Olympics coverage, the network has announced. Following last year's unprecedented cancellation, the Olympics will return this summer with the 2020 Tokyo Games, a 17-day event that will include various safety measures in light of the SARS-CoV-2 virus's continued presence.

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The latest YouTube experiment time-sensitive

The latest YouTube experiment time-sensitive

This week Google began a limited YouTube experiment with some users on some videos. Like other YouTube "feature experiments", you might see this feature on a few videos, or you might not see it at all. In some cases, users are able to opt in or out. In this case, there's a way to know for sure if you're part of the party.

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This Ratchet & Clank demo made me want a PS5 all over again

This Ratchet & Clank demo made me want a PS5 all over again

The latest Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart gameplay trailer makes the PlayStation 5 look like a masterpiece. It looks so great that it's shocking this game wasn't a release title for the console. Not that the PlayStation 5 (PS5) has had any trouble selling units - it certainly hasn't - but still. The trailer you're about to see will make you want a PS5 more than you likely already want a PS5 if you don't already have one now.

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YouTube just made it easier to save data when streaming on mobile

YouTube just made it easier to save data when streaming on mobile

If you have a habit of watching YouTube videos while on a mobile data connection but you don't want to pay for YouTube Premium to get offline video access, there's a new way to save data. The company has rolled out new video options on Android and iOS that make it easy for users to select a lower-quality video, one intended to cut down on the data needed to stream it.

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Telegram adds new web apps and tap-to-jump video

Telegram adds new web apps and tap-to-jump video

Today Telegram revealed a set of new web versions of its chat app. Two new web apps for Telegram were released today. According to the developers at Telegram, ever since they first released a Web Version of the app back in 2014, their "pet demon of internal competition" kept whispering "Why have one web version when you can have two?" So now there are three web versions of Telegram.

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YouTube custom chip transcodes videos, supports AV1 codec

YouTube custom chip transcodes videos, supports AV1 codec

You have to hand it to Google. It has made using YouTube on both ends an almost magical and painless experience. A YouTuber uploads a single video with nary a care in the world and everyone on the Internet will be able to watch that video in different formats, sizes, and resolutions on different devices. Of course, that magic is made possible only because of the work Google has put behind the scenes. That apparently includes a custom processor whose only job is to process videos uploaded to YouTube which, soon, will also use a relatively young codec that's being pushed as the codec for today's video streaming needs.

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Borat Supplemental Reportings special is coming to Amazon Prime

Borat Supplemental Reportings special is coming to Amazon Prime

If you couldn't get enough of the Borat sequel Subsequent Moviefilm, Amazon has some good news: there's a Borat special in the pipeline and it's more than an hour long. This isn't a third movie, mind, but rather is a special with scenes that didn't make it in Subsequent Moviefilm. Amazon announced the news with a trailer.

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Google Play Movies & TV on some smart TVs is shutting down

Google Play Movies & TV on some smart TVs is shutting down

Google is notorious for having a handful of overlapping and sometimes redundant messaging platforms but it seems to be a trait shared by almost all of the company's digital content services. Until just last year, YouTube Music and Play Music competed for attention and subscriptions and Google also had multiple news and magazine apps. It has recently also been trying to consolidate its videos and movies catalog and it is Google Play Movies & TV that will be getting the short end of the stick, especially on some smart TV brands.

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Video shows lightning bolt obliterate a tree in the blink of an eye

Video shows lightning bolt obliterate a tree in the blink of an eye

We're told from a young age to head inside when it starts to thunder and to avoid taking shelter under isolated trees. That's good advice, but it can be hard to visualize why you should avoid trees on a stormy day. Here to demonstrate is a new video shared by the US National Weather Service in Wisconsin, one that shows a tree being blown to pieces by a lightning bolt faster than you can blink.

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