Tag: YouTube

Google positions YouTube as Stadia’s killer app

Google has a gaming platform now. It’s called Stadia, and it streams blockbusters like Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey from the cloud to almost any device. Google revealed Stadia at the Game Developers Conference in San Fancisco today. During that presentation, it revealed it is making its own games, but that wasn’t its focus. It didn’t show […]

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WATCH: Conor McGregor Seen Allegedly Smashing Fan Phone in Miami Beach [Video]

TMZ Sports posted a video it obtained of Conor McGregor allegedly aggressively and violently stomping on the phone of a man who was taking a photograph of the MMA star. The man, Ahmed Abdirzak told TMZ Sports that as he was trying to take a picture of McGregor outside the Fontainebleau Hotel on Collins Avenue […]

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This Video of Dave Chappelle Teaching Will Smith Stand-Up Is Extremely Will Smith

For some reason, Will Smith lives to conquer his extravagant list of fears and share them with us for #content. On his Facebook show Will Smith’s Bucket List, he’s bungee jumped out of a helicopter over the Grand Canyon, gone scuba diving with sharks, and now, for Wednesday’s episode, we’ve apparently gotten to his lifelong […]

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Hulu Live TV ‘Nearing’ 2 Million Subscribers; YouTube TV Surpasses 1 Million

Streaming services are a dime-a-dozen these days, with even more on the way. Hulu and YouTube’s live TV options appear to be doing well enough. Based on analyst data, Bloomberg is reporting on Friday that Hulu’s live TV streaming service is nearing 2 million subscribers. Meanwhile, Google’s own effort with YouTube TV has just surpassed […]

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The Anguish of the “Old Millennial”

In the never-ending semantic struggle that is generational terminology (if one thing remains consistent from generation to generation, it is that a giant block of people never know what to call themselves), a new trend has started to emerge. Millennials, which according to pop historians William Strauss and Neil Howe denotes the huge swath of […]

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Why Lilly Singh’s Bisexuality Is a Huge Moment for the South Asian Community

This article originally appeared on VICE Canada. Remember the scene from Bend it Like Beckham—the 2002 hit about a girl coming-of-age in a traditional Punjabi family in the UK—when Jess’ sister’s almost in-laws thought they saw her kissing Jules and they called off the wedding? “Why couldn’t you like boys like the rest of us,” […]

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John Legend Launched ‘Can’t Just Preach,’ YouTube’s First Call-To-Action Docu-Series

Getty Image John Legend is producing a new YouTube series called “Can’t Just Preach.” According to a video, the Grammy Award-winning singer tweeted on Wednesday, the docuseries will spotlight some of the country’s “brightest changemakers who are striving to make a difference in their community.” The project is YouTube’s first-ever series to feature a call-to-action […]

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OBS 23 is live: How to get better livestreams with Nvidia’s encoder

Setting up a high-quality livestream is an expensive and complicated task, but Nvidia is working to address that by partnering with popular livestreaming tool developer Open Broadcasting Software (OBS). Traditionally, the quality goal for a broadcaster on Twitch or YouTube is to encode a live video with the CPU-powered X.264 encoder at “medium” speed. This […]

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YouTube Is Incentivizing Vloggers to Promote Conspiracy Theories

YouTube has long positioned itself as an alternative platform to the mainstream media, but—in at least one, crucial way—that might not be such a good thing. Researchers are starting to understand that the structure and model of YouTube as a platform helps contribute to conspiracy and far-right content creation. Motherboard reporter Caroline Haskins found that […]

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How to foster your game’s community in 2019

The relationship between brands and their audiences has drastically changed in recent years, and 2019 will force gaming companies to adapt and grow in new ways. However, the ultimate goal of directly reaching consumers has not shifted, which demands the question: in the digital age, how can your company foster a direct relationship with consumers? […]

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The Controversial Guru Who Wants to ‘Upgrade Civilization’

Bentinho Massaro has hundreds of thousands of followers on social media, supporters the spiritual guru gained through his teachings about “self-realization,” “enlightenment,” and the idea of “upgrading civilization.” While some of his ideas are pretty standard, like the importance of silent meditation, others are controversial: He’s said that 9/11 was an inside job, that he […]

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In ‘Zucked’, early Facebook investor Roger McNamee explains why he turned against the company

If you’re a U.S.-based Facebook user with somewhat politically active friends, your NewsFeed likely became a breeding ground with conspiracy theories and hyperpartisan memes in the months leading up to the 2016 elections. Among the users who became concerned about what he saw on his Facebook feed at this time was early Facebook investor Roger […]

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This YouTuber Is Headed for the World’s Largest Trans Beauty Pageant

YouTuber and pageant queen Julie Vu. Photo by Sheldon Nand. This article originally appeared on VICE Canada. Seven years ago, Vancouver woman Jenna Talackova was disqualified from the Miss Universe Canada pageant on the basis that she wasn’t a “natural born” woman. Recognizing this ruling as complete bullshit, Talackova teamed up with Gloria Allred, superhero of […]

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