11/23/2011, While Disney seems to be losing its flair for making memorable movies recently, its older movies will forever stay gold and remain a part of many childhood memories. If you’re one of those people who grew up with Disney cartoons, you’ll be glad to know that they are all just a click away thanks to the wonder of YouTube. Google has announced today that the first of hundreds of The […]
11/22/2011, YouTube’s HTML5 player has been around for quite some time now, but it’s still in its trial mode, with the player missing a number of features that are only present in the Flash player. Well it looks like the gap between the two players is starting to close right now. Reports online indicate that the HTML5 YouTube player now supports 1080p playback, native fullscreen playback, closed captioning, annotations and a […]
11/21/2011, Sometimes waiting for your food to microwave could take a while, especially if you use it to defrost, so how about watching some videos while waiting for the microwave to finish? A group of students at the University of Pennsylvania have come up with such a hack for your microwave oven. Called the μWave, it combines an Arduino with a TouchPad that has been taped to the microwave door.
11/17/2011, Verizon/Samsung have done a pretty good job at teasing US customers with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. While folks in the UK are already enjoying their brand new Android 4.0 handset, those of us in the US are left without a release date. To make matters worse, a “getting started” video for the Galaxy Nexus has been uploaded onto YouTube sporting none other than Verizon’s logo.
11/14/2011, If you’re starting to get tired of how YouTube currently looks, you’re in luck because it looks like Google will be giving the online video service a massive facelift. Some folks have start noticing that the world’s most popular video streaming service looks very different from what it used to. It looks like Google is still testing the interface since it hasn’t pushed the update out to everyone yet, but […]
11/04/2011, If you thought that the majority of YouTube users spoke English as a main language, think again. According to a recent report by the folks at GigaOm, who spoke to a Google spokesperson, 60% of all video views on YouTube come from users who select a language other than English as the site’s display language. With over three billion video views every day, this means that at least 1.8 billion […]
11/04/2011, I know that religion can be quite the sensitive issue, and for an entity like Google to be a world player, catering to just about every religion you know on this earth without stepping on anybody’s toes is rather commendable. Well, the pilgrimage that Muslims are encouraged to make as part of the five pillars of their religion will reach its climax later this weekend, and Google’s YouTube has generously […]
10/27/2011, With more of us watching videos on the go, streaming from Netflix, Hulu and YouTube, we guess it’s a natural progression that eventually production studios start turning their attention at producing shows designed for these media outlets, and according to the Wall Street Journal, YouTube could finally be launching their professionally produced, original content channels next week.
10/24/2011, Unlike Sesame Street’s YouTube channel which was hacked recently and saw pornography uploaded which could potentially scar the minds of little ones for years to come, Microsoft’s experience is far less risque. In fact, while Microsoft reported that their YouTube channel was recently hacked, nothing of Sesame Street’s sort happened – just that the archived content were removed, while all their videos were replaced by two entries that requested for […]
10/17/2011, I knew that Big Bird was more than just an innocent moniker – and someone else thought the same, too, with Sesame Street’s YouTube channel being hacked yesterday – where the standard issue of family-friendly content was removed, while pornographic content took center place. I guess parents as well as kids who stumbled upon it during the 22 minute ordeal were shocked to say the least. YouTube representatives did not […]
10/17/2011, Apart from being one heck of a convenient video delivering channel, YouTube might finally stumble upon a way to monetize their site – and in a big way to boot. After all, when 3,000,000,000 (yes, that’s three billion) videos are being viewed each day with 800 million folks visiting the site each month, why not leverage that kind of audience by letting music partners of YouTube sell their merchandise and […]
10/10/2011, Video content site YouTube as well as computer company Lenovo have come together to roll out a worldwide initiative that targets 14 to 18 year-old high school students, gaining the assistance of space agencies NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA) and Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in the process to roll out the YouTube Space Lab, an initiative that enables students to design a science experiment which astronauts will then […]
10/07/2011, Heads up UK YouTube visitors, it looks like YouTube has finally started offering residents in the UK the same service it has offered to those in the US and Canada – movie rental. Released back in May for those in the US, and only just last month in Canada, those living in the UK will have access to about 1,000 movie titles.
10/04/2011, If you’re a fan of films such as Clerks, Bridget Jones’s Diary, Serendipity just to name a few, it looks like Miramax (the distributing company for said films) is trying to land a deal with Google that will not only cover Google’s services such as YouTube and Google TV, but possibly creating an Android application as well.