Tag: YouTube

Blue Yeti X review — The best USB microphone yet

If you ask a group of young kids what they want to do when they get older, at least some of them are going to answer “YouTuber” or “Twitch streamer.” Content creation is a huge business, and Blue Microphones is one of the companies capitalizing on that. Its Blue Yeti USB mic is the go-to […]

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YouTube Music Replaces Play Music As A Preinstalled App On Android 10

If you install Android 10 on your device and you’re wondering where the Play Music app has gone, it turns out that Google has announced that with Android 10, they have decided to replace the Play Music app as the preinstalled music app with YouTube Music, so don’t be surprised if you find it in […]

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Alvin Cailan Of ‘The Burger Show’ Shares His Favorite Burgers In The Country

Alvin Cailan is on a quest to find the best burger in America. That’s no easy task. America is a land with a vast burger culture that ebbs and flows across the better part of a continent. Besides that, a burger is never just one thing. It’s the representation of decades, sometimes centuries of migration […]

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YouTube taps machine learning to serve the best contextual ads for each user

YouTube is introducing a new way for marketers to upload and manage their various video campaigns, leveraging machine learning to automatically use “the most efficient combination” of ad formats at the individual user level. The announcement was made as part part of Advertising Week in New York. Online advertisers currently have a range of ad […]

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Google’s Key Moments provide shortcuts to video highlights

Ever spend entirely too much time trying to find a pivotal scene in a video clip you watched ages ago? We’ve all been there. While transcripts ease the burden somewhat, footage isn’t exactly skimmable like text. Until now. Today, Google announced the rollout of a new feature — Key Moments — designed to surface shortcuts […]

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Google Nest Hub Max review: Bringing facial recognition into our homes

Google Nest’s latest smart display with Google Assistant hits store shelves today in the United States. The $229 device with a 10-inch screen uses AI to automate video call framing, responds to hand gestures to pause or play music, and can act as a home security camera, but the only real question you need to […]

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FTC fines YouTube $170 million for alleged child privacy violations

In accordance with a $170 million settlement reached with the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) and New York Attorney General’s office, YouTube announced this morning that it’ll take steps to ensure kids are “protected” and retain their privacy on its video-sharing platform. Specifically, the company says that in the next four months on YouTube and YouTube […]

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How to Unblock YouTube Videos

YouTube is probably the best place to find good video content. However, nowadays, due to copyright issues and legal troubles, you might find some YouTube videos to be age-restricted and blocked for some countries. Hence, it becomes an inconvience at times when you don’t want to sign in or if a video is not available […]

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Nick Eh 30 takes his 4.6 million subscribers from YouTube Live to Twitch

Twitch suffered a blow when Tyler “Ninja” Blevins announced he was would livestream exclusively on Microsoft’s Mixer back on August 1. But it’s striking back with by snagging one of YouTube’s biggest gaming stars: Nicholas “Nick Eh 30” Amyoony. Nick Eh 30 will move his live broadcasts to from YouTube to Twitch beginning September 1. […]

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YouTube recommendation algorithm audit uncovers paths to radicalization

A team of researchers at universities in the U.S., Switzerland, and Brazil found that YouTube’s recommendation algorithm is likely to share racist right-wing channels. The work is detailed in “Auditing Radicalization Pathways on YouTube,”  a paper published on arXiv.org last week, and it argues that consumption of “alt-right” content is a fitting proxy for radicalization […]

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YouTube Just Banned the Racist Blog that Popped Up in DOJ Emails

YouTube just zapped a handful of white nationalist channels as part of its ongoing crackdown on hate speech, including one outlet that popped up in some recent DOJ email blasts. The accounts included Unite the Right activist James Allsup, the white nationalist site VDARE, the American Identity Movement, and the podcasting outlet TRS Radio. Right […]

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Google Agrees to Meet with YouTubers Union Right Before Deadline

Last month, FairTube—a collaboration between a group that calls itself the “YouTubers Union” and Europe’s largest trade union, IG Metall—sent Google a list of demands to achieve better working conditions. The letter gave YouTube with a deadline of August 23 to respond or else it would face “a shitstorm,” according to Jörg Sprave, the founder […]

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YouTube disables 210 channels tied to Hong Kong disinformation campaigns

Google’s YouTube is the latest digital platform to confirm it has been manipulated to spread disinformation about the Hong Kong protests. In a blog post, the video streaming company said it disabled 210 channels after it determined they were engaging in coordinated efforts to spread anti-protest propaganda. Earlier this week, Twitter and Facebook also took […]

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