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YouTube changes strike system to go easier on first-time rule breakers

YouTube changes strike system to go easier on first-time rule breakers

Ask any YouTube creator who has dealt with the platform's community guidelines strike system and they'll probably tell you that it's confusing and at least fairly inconsistent. Those are issues YouTube is looking to solve today by updating its community guidelines and overhauling how it hands out strikes. This includes consistent punishments for channels that break its rules, as well as a cushion for first-time offenders who may not have done anything with malicious intent.

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Karl Lagerfeld dead at 85, here’s the short list of his rudest quotes

Karl Lagerfeld dead at 85, here’s the short list of his rudest quotes

Karl Lagerfeld died this week at age 85 as a master of fashion, creative director, and most importantly artist (and human work of art). Before we go too far into this article, I need to make clear the word "rude" here isn't meant as a negative. It's meant in the sense that Lagerfeld had a way with words, one that was at once startling, sharp, and smart. And it all comes down to sweatpants.

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Netflix cans The Punisher and Jessica Jones, surprising no one

Netflix cans The Punisher and Jessica Jones, surprising no one

Hopefully all of you fans of The Punisher enjoyed its second season, because that's the last one you're getting out of Netflix. The streaming service cancelled both The Punisher and Jessica Jones today, which means that its Marvel purge is now complete. Of course, we all had a feeling this was going to happen, as Netflix's previous cancellations of other Marvel shows - Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and most notably Daredevil - didn't bode well for The Punisher and Jessica Jones.

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Apple Music has a free month lure to recruit your friends

Apple Music has a free month lure to recruit your friends

If you're happily subscribed to Apple Music, then Apple would like you to do a little promotion for it. Apple has started sending out push notifications to Apple Music subscribers telling them that they can refer a friend and gift them a free month of service. There doesn't seem to be anything in it for the subscribers who actually refer those friends, aside from whatever satisfaction you might be able to derive from hooking your friend up with a free month to a music streaming service.

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Netflix announces new Transformers animated series for 2020

Netflix announces new Transformers animated series for 2020

Netflix has successfully turned itself into one of the biggest libraries of original and classic animated content, including some of the most recognized anime series, as well as reboots and revivals of series like Voltron and She-Ra. While the streaming video giant has already carried the iconic Transformers animated series and movies, Netflix has ordered a new take on the universe of Autobots and Decepticons.

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Fyre Festival 2.0 tipped by Ja Rule amid Netflix, Hulu hype

Fyre Festival 2.0 tipped by Ja Rule amid Netflix, Hulu hype

What's the best way to milk cash out of the worst blunder in the history of music festivals and internet hype? Make another one! That's just what seems to be happening now thanks to a tip from none other than Ja Rule, letting the world know that "[The Fyre Festival] is the most iconic festival that never was. I have plans to create the iconic festival, but you didn't hear that from me."

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Apple’s star-studded video service may launch later than expected

Apple’s star-studded video service may launch later than expected

Apple's video service may be officially revealed at the Cupertino company's rumored March 25 event, but we'll apparently have to wait longer for its first original series to actually arrive. The event - which is expected to be held at the Steve Jobs Theater at the Apple Park headquarters in Cupertino, CA - is believed to be a star-studded affair, with Apple inviting a number of celebrities to attend.

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Amazon ‘Good Omens’ series gets Benedict Cumberbatch as Satan

Amazon ‘Good Omens’ series gets Benedict Cumberbatch as Satan

Amazon has announced that its limited Good Omens series will be available to stream starting on May 31. The show is an adaption of the Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett fantasy novel by the same name. In addition to announcing its premiere date, it was also revealed that British actor Benedict Cumberbatch has joined the cast in the role of Satan.

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Apple video service will make starry March 25 event debut: Report

Apple video service will make starry March 25 event debut: Report

Apple was tipped to call upon "Hollywood stars" to attend a March 25th event for the launch of a new video service. This video service would join a new News subscription service that'd also launch on the same day, at the same event. The video service would be similar to, but not the same as, major video streaming services already on the market like Amazon Prime Video and Netflix.

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Vizio Smart TVs show settlement information so you can claim your share

Vizio Smart TVs show settlement information so you can claim your share

You often hear news of high-profile cases being settled with some large fines, including those that were filed by consumers as a class action lawsuits. You seldom here, however, about that settlement reaching affected consumers. In addition to having to file a claim, people have to first know they're even entitled to that part of the settlement. Fortunately, Vizio, which was probably required by law, is now displaying on its Smart TVs information on how users can grab a part of its spying settlement, which could amount to as much as $31.

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Leica M10-P ASC 100 Edition is a fancy camera with unique software

Leica M10-P ASC 100 Edition is a fancy camera with unique software

The Leica M10-P "ASC 100 Edition" was revealed today with an eye for unique users and end-products. This is the sort of camera you get if you're aiming to make something nobody's ever made before - video-wise. The "ASC 100 Edition" part of the equation here celebrates the 100th anniversary of the American Society of Cinematographers, making clear their intended audience right out the gate. That audience is made up of people who love black cameras with strikingly gold lenses, clearly.

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MGM’s EPIX NOW is the latest to join streaming service race

MGM’s EPIX NOW is the latest to join streaming service race

Streaming service is where entertainment's at these days. From music to video to even gaming, anyone and everyone want to be the next Netflix of something. So it isn't surprising that Metro Goldwyn Mayer, more popularly known as MGM, has announced the streaming counterpart of its pay-TV EPIX network. Dubbed, what else, EPIX NOW, the streaming service promises exclusive originals for only $6 a month, including a TV adaptation of the hit political podcast, Slow Burn.

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