What to expect at MWC 2017: The LG G6, Huawei P10, a new BlackBerry, and more

Mobile World Congress is the biggest mobile tech show of the year, and it kicks off in late February. Here’s everything you can expect to see at the show from Samsung, LG, HTC, Huawei, and other big industry players.

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From RFID implants to genital yogurt, Epicenter is the future’s awesomely odd office

Epicenter is part of a movement to build the office space of the future. For many Epicenter members, the goal isn’t just to kick back with yesteryear’s pleasures — it’s to push forward as early adopters of untested technology.

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Computer says no: New Jersey is using an algorithm to make bail recommendations

If you get arrested in New Jersey, you could find yourself either approved or denied bail based on the recommendation of an algorithm. And, believe it or not, it could help banish bias.

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PSA: That Razer esports sponsorship email is a scam

So, you stream your gameplays and recently received a lucrative sponsorship offer via email from popular esports platform Team Razer. Exciting, right? Unfortunately, it's nothing but a scam — that email is actually from a cyber criminal and not a "s…
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Weekly Rewind: Insane stunt pilot lady, life beyond Earth, $700 self-driving car

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it’s almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of it. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from this week.

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A conversation with Manny Gutierrez, the trailblazer and YouTube makeup maven

Growing up in a traditional Mormon household in San Diego, Calif., Manny Gutierrez was not always the glamazon and social media maven his fans (aka Mannyacs) know today. At 25 years old, he is now Maybelline’s first male ambassador and has over 2 million subscribers to his YouTube channel but that’s only part of his story. We spoke to Manny about his decision to not go to medical school, being a trailblazer … and of course, the celeb he’d most love to glam:

Q: How did you initially get your start on YouTube?
Manny: I started on YouTube because my followers on Instagram were asking for it! I was like, wait, you want me to make longer videos than the ones on Instagram? So when I hit 50K followers on Instagram, I started my channel.

Q: You were planning to go to medical school but decided to pursue makeup artistry full-time … was that a scary decision to make?
Manny: YES, that was an extremely scary decision to make. Whatever I did I wanted to be the best at it and be successful, and I thought I needed to go to med school and be a doctor to be successful … so once I decided to stop pursuing that dream and plunged into makeup, it was like jumping into a black hole. I had no idea what to expect but luckily I was met with open and caring arms in the beauty community.

Q: Your coming-out story has been viewed more than a million times on YouTube! What do you hope others take from your story whether they are struggling with something similar or not?
Manny: I think that what people can take from my story is that I haven’t always had it “easy.” I still don’t! I struggled when I was younger finding who I was, and it wasn’t until much later on that I became comfortable in my own skin. I wanted to convey the message that it doesn’t matter what other people think of you; what matters is how you view yourself.

Q: It’s not easy to be a trailblazer and break stereotypes … we even saw your dad come to your defense recently with someone trolling you. Was there ever a time when you questioned whether being a trailblazer was worth it? What got you through?
Manny: Honestly, I never really thought of myself as a trailblazer. I just thought, hey, I’m doing what I’m doing ‘cause I love it and I have some awesome supporters … until recently it’s blown up so much I’m actually like, whoa … maybe I really am helping pave the way for other boys in the beauty world or breaking down gender norms in general. I have never thought of stopping or quitting. I am a go-getter, and once I find something I love, I am going to see it through to its fullest potential and I won’t let anyone stand in the way of that.

Courtesy: MannyMUA733 (Instagram)

Q: What has been the value of YouTube for you?
Manny: The value is indescribable, to be honest. I have no words. I can support myself and my family and reach millions of people and touch their lives DAILY! There really are no words, the value is immeasurable.

Courtesy: MannyMUA733 (Instagram)

Q: Who is your ultimate beauty icon?
Manny: My mother is my ultimate beauty icon.


Manny and his mom
Courtesy: MannyMUA733 (Instagram)

Q: If you could do any celebrity’s makeup, who would it be and why?
Manny: Honestly, it would probably be Lady Gaga … ’cause I want to meet her SO BAD!

Q: Do people still recognize you when you aren’t glammed up?
Manny: ALL THE TIME, and I love it! Makeup is what I love and what I do, but it’s not ALL of me. I don’t mind not being glam at all! I love my skin in and out of glam.

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Video cameras could soon determine your heart rate from across the room

Panasonic recently introduced a program for monitoring your heart rate — with just software and a video camera. The program analyzes changes minute in the skin from a video camera or even a webcam.

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Get the most out of your game with Golf Pad’s Link system

The Golf Pad Link is a new way to accurately track rounds of golf without needing to be tethered to your phone. With each new round played, Golf Pad learns the way you golf so that it can make suggestions to improve your score.

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Google rebrands Messenger to Android Messages for a unified RCS experience

To enforce a seamless experience on RCS-supported networks like Sprint, Rogers, Orange, and Telenor, Google is rebranding Messenger, the default texting application on some Android devices, to Android Messages.

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[TA Deals] Live an active lifestyle? The BK Sport wireless earbuds are here! (66% off)

Wires make many things difficult, but they really make being active tough. Between limiting mobility and getting tangled, wires are just no good! The BK Sport wireless earbuds featured on Talk Android Deals eliminates the hassle caused by wires. The wired connection between your device and ears goes away at a slim price courtesy of […]

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‘Alien: Covenant’ preview evokes original’s nostalgic last supper

While the first official trailer for Alien: Covenant showed us terrifying images of a colony ship gone horribly wrong, this new preview gives us a full, uncut scene. It's a stunning glimpse at the titular ship's crew relaxing together with a final me…
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Xiaomi Mi Max 2 will boast good specs at a nice price, may be launched in May

Xiaomi is reportedly set to follow up on last year’s Xiaomi Mi Max with the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 — a device that’s shaping up to be pretty nice for the price. Here’s everything we know about the phone so far.

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Tesla: Model 3 production is on track to start in July

Tesla's final earnings report for 2016 is most notable for what it tells us to expect in the upcoming year. In a letter to shareholders (PDF), Elon Musk & Co. report that Model 3 production is on track to start in July, ramping up to full-scale p…
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LTE-U to launch this spring on the T-Mobile network

T-Mobile’s star has been ascending the last few years. Most people are familiar by now with the unconventional business strategies that T-Mobile, led by their CEO John Legere, has been implementing via their Un-carrier campaign. Backing those efforts to attract and retain customers is a corresponding set of moves by T-Mobile to make improvements to […]

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You can finally buy Snapchat Spectacles! Here’s what they are, and how to find ’em

Snapchat’s cool new sunglasses are social media’s latest craze. If you’re an avid snapper, check out our guide to find out how they work, and how to get your hands on a pair.

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Skype Lite, lightweight version of the video-calling app, now available in India

Skype Lite is “the new Skype built for India to help you stay connected on the go.” Targeted at the burgeoning market in the country, Skype Lite seeks to address a number of pain points specific to developing countries.

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Remix OS consolidates your laptop and smartphone into one package

Beijing-based Jide Technology has taken the wraps off an Android-based operating system that transforms your smartphone into a desktop when plugged into an external monitor. It’s fully compatible with Android apps.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 news and rumors

Boasting a better processor than the Galaxy Tab S2, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 could be one of the best Android tablets of the year. Here’s everything we know about the upcoming device so far.

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Tune in and turn it up: Watch the BRITs feat. Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, Skepta and Little Mix LIVE on YouTube

What do Madonna, Liam Gallagher and Robbie Williams have in common? They all made a scene (and global headlines) at the BRITs. The BRIT Awards with MasterCard has given us some of the most memorable moments in music history. Scrap that, in pop culture history. So it is with some joy that we are able to bring you all of this year’s action LIVE on YouTube. For the fourth year running, you can watch the full show live in fabulous, star-studded, rock ’n’ rolling glory if you’re based outside of Great Britain (and if you’re based in GB, catch up on performances after the show). Just tune in at youtube.com/Brits on whatever screen you find yourself closest to: mobile, tablet or TV.

Famous YouTube funnyman Caspar Lee will bring you top gossip from the event on the official BRITs channel. And just who might Caspar be rubbing shoulders with? ROYALTY. Pop royalty, that’s who. This year’s bill is topped by Brit legends and international superstars and includes performances from Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Robbie Williams, Emeli Sandé, Little Mix, The 1975 and U.K. sensation Skepta. And given it’s the BRITs, you just know there’s going to be a whole lot more magic beyond the awards and performances themselves.

As Geoff Taylor, Chief Exec of The BPI and BRIT Awards says: “It’s really exciting for us that so many people around the world will get the chance to celebrate the U.K.’s biggest night in music live as it happens.” Well said, Geoff, couldn’t agree more.

After the live show, you’ll find performances from the artists on their own YouTube channels for you to relive again and again, plus there will be catch-up content on the BRITs channel itself. So, tune in to the official BRITs channel on February 22 at 2.30 p.m. ET and enjoy yourselves a Britpop bonanza.

Azi Eftekhari, Head of Music Partnerships at YouTube in EMEA, just relived Pharell’s impersonation of Skepta (“You Get Me?) on BBC Radio 1.


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Need wireless headphones for a phone that can’t support wired ones? Check out Skybuds

The future of headphones is clearly headed in a wireless direction, and here to help you stay in vogue is Alpha Audiotronics, which recently announced the general availability of Skybuds.

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Samsung will showcase C-Lab’s AR and VR projects at MWC

Samsung will exhibit four new augmented and virtual reality projects out of the C-Lab program at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. C-Lab or Creative Lab is the chaebol's in-house initiative that gives employees time off to work on their…
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Android Wear 2.0 update brings swimming metrics to Polar M600

Beyond the standard distance and pace, swimmers using the Polar M600 can see a real-time look at their strokes per minute and strokes per pool length. The smartwatch can even determine the type of stroke being used.

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Watch the first trailer for ‘Alto’s Odyssey’

The sequel to Alto’s Adventure is being released this summer, and today the developer behind it is showing the first trailer for Alto’s Odyssey. Here’s the trailer: Start stretching now because it’s going to be a wild ride The trailer doesn’t show much, but it’s enough to keep up excited about the upcoming game. It […]

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Xiaomi is making its own mobile processor, and it’ll be revealed on February 28

Xiaomi will follow in Samsung, Apple, and Huawei’s footsteps and break away from Qualcomm by developing its own mobile processor. The chip, known as Pinecone, will launch on February 28.

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The UAE’s next ambitious project is to build a city on Mars

The United Arab Emirates, a place that knows a thing or two about constructing cities in harsh environments, has announced its most ambitious building project yet — a city on Mars.

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IFROGZ Impulse Wireless Headphones review

There are a lot of great headphones on the market, but many of them are wired. Wireless audio is, without a doubt, the way the future is going as far as listening to audio goes. But, many of the wireless options that offer a level of quality right now are quite expensive; however, IFROGZ has a […]

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Chromebook touchpad causing trouble? Here’s how to right-click the right way

Chromebooks are more capable than they once were, but that doesn’t mean they’re any easier to navigate. Here, we detail how to right-click on a Chromebook using the built-in keyboard and touchpad.

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How to record calls on your Android phone

Sometimes you need to record a phone call, whether it be for legal reasons or simply for future reference. Thankfully, there are a few ways to go about doing so on your Android phone, including Google Voice.

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Hey Google, this is how you should fix Allo

It’s safe to say that Google’s latest instant messaging app, Allo, isn’t setting the world alight in the popularity stakes. It’s faced with strong, entrenched competition in the form of WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Apple’s iMessage, and even finds itself competing with other Google products such as Hangouts. It’s also not exactly clear why Google launched […]

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[TA Deals] Scoop a fast wireless charging stand for under $25

Now is your chance to get a fast wireless charging stand for less than $ 25. Zippo’s offering on Talk Android Deals is our featured deal of the day. With this wireless charging stand, you can charge your phone easily and quickly without needing wires. Here’s the full description: Wireless charging is all the rage, and […]

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Nolo is a phone-based SteamVR Project that Kickstarter backers love

While VR has certainly proven popular, particularly within the gaming community where immersive experiences are key, enjoying the experience has been pricey, to say the least. The HTC Vive, after all, costs $ 799. The NOLO costs $ 99.

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Android 7.0 Nougat hits the T-Mobile Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge

Good news for T-Mobile Galaxy S7 owners; your Android 7.0 Nougat update is rolling out right now. That means you’re getting treated to all of the new things that Google introduced with Nougat, plus Samsung’s tweaks, and hopefully none of the diminished battery life. The update brings the GS7 and GS7 Edge up to speed […]

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Linc is a Moto Mod that turns your phone into a walkie talkie

Walkie talkies are definitely a little dated compared to a new smartphone, but there’s no denying they had some very useful situations where a smartphone just isn’t as good. When you’re out hiking, for example, you need to be able to just push and talk to someone and not have to worry about dialing a […]

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Watch a SpaceX Falcon 9 take off from NASA’s historic launch pad

At 10:01 AM EST on February 18th, a SpaceX flight will take off from Launch Complex 39A for the first time since the company signed a 20-year lease for its use. The company will also attempt another first stage landing around 9 minutes after take off…
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Germany bans creepy doll over privacy concerns

My Friend Cayla is a smiling, blonde doll that can answer questions and play games by pairing with a smart device. She might also be spying on you.
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Congressman requests investigation on Trump’s old Android phone

With reports that President Donald Trump is still relying on his old, unsecured Galaxy S3, even as he's one of the most visible hacking targets in the world, Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA) has proposed a House investigation into the new administration's…
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LG V30: News and rumors

We’re excited about the LG G6, but what about a sequel to the superb LG V20? Rumors say it’s coming later this year, and we’re already seeing the first leaks with hints about its specification. Here’s what you need to know about it.

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Cricket Wireless will offer the HTC Desire 650 in the U.S.

Looks like Cricket Wireless will be the exclusive U.S. seller of the HTC Desire 650 that launched in late 2016. Hit the break for details. The Desire 650 from HTC features 5-inch HD (720p) display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot, 13MP / 5MP cameras, a […]

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Lenovo Moto G5 and G5 Plus specs, news, and rumors

The upcoming Lenovo Moto G5 and G5 Plus have not yet been released, but rumors about the phones are steadily surfacing. Here’s everything we know about the upcoming phones thus far.

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One billion captioned videos

I envision a future where everything will be captioned, so the more than 300 million people who are deaf or hard of hearing like me will be able to enjoy videos like everyone else. When I was growing up in Costa Rica, there were no closed captions in my first language, and only English movies had Spanish subtitles. I felt I was missing out because I often had to guess at what was happening on the screen or make up my own version of the story in my head. That was where the dream of a system that could just automatically generate high quality captions for any video was born.

Today I am lucky to be making my dream a reality as part of a team at YouTube exploring innovative ways to make captions more available for everyone. Over the years we have made great strides both in terms of the numbers of videos with captions and also in the accuracy of those captions.

Google first launched video captions back in 2006. Three years later these efforts were taken to a whole new level with automated captions on YouTube. This was a big leap forward to help us keep up with YouTube’s growing scale. Fast forward to today, and the number of videos with automatic captions now exceeds a staggering 1 billion. Moreover, people watch video with automatic captions more than 15 million times per day.

One of the ways that we were able to scale the availability of captions was by combining Google’s automatic speech recognition (ASR) technology with the YouTube caption system to offer automatic captions for videos. There were limitations with the technology that underscored the need to improve the captions themselves. Results were sometimes less than perfect, prompting some creators to have a little fun at our expense!

A major goal for the team has been improving the accuracy of automatic captions — something that is not easy to do for a platform of YouTube’s size and diversity of content. Key to the success of this endeavor was improving our speech recognition, machine learning algorithms, and expanding our training data. All together, those technological efforts have resulted in a 50 percent leap in accuracy for automatic captions in English, which is getting us closer and closer to human transcription error rates.

Automatic captions example from our previous model
Automatic captions example from our current model

Continuing to improve the accuracy of captions remains an important goal going forward, as does the need to keep growing beyond 1 billion automatic captions. We also want to extend that work to all of our ten supported languages. But we can’t do it alone. We count on the amazing YouTube community of creators and viewers everywhere. Ideally, every video would have an automatic caption track generated by our system and then reviewed and edited by the creator. With the improvements we’ve made to the automated speech recognition, this is now easier than ever.

I know from firsthand experience that if you build with accessibility as a guiding force, you make technology work for everyone.

Liat Kaver, product manager, recently watched “27 Things You Might Not Know about Star Wars – mental_floss List Show Ep. 450” with automatic caption track.


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IBM and The Weather Company launch mesh-powered app for internet-poor regions

IBM and The Weather Company have pioneered a mesh network technology capable of delivering real-time alerts to smartphone users in developing nations. It’s launching in the coming weeks.

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Reddit mixes up its front page with new ‘r/Popular’ subreddit

As Reddit has grown from a small, insider community to a highly-trafficked intersection of conversation and news, debate has raged over what should get shown on the site's front page. Like Google search results, the first posts will have a much bette…
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Nokia announces the return of the legendary 3310

Smartphone maker Nokia (by way of HMD Global) will relaunch the famed 3310 at a February event in Barcelona, Spain. The durable, long-lasting smartphone is expected to retail for the equivalent of $ 62.

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Drivers push NYC to require tipping option in ride-sharing apps

In New York City, some ride-sharing services offer an in-app option for riders to tip the driver. Uber doesn't, so the Independent Drivers Guild is pushing the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) to make a decision on the matter. The group has ov…
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Bethesda’s ‘Prey’ reboot makes you fear everything

Prey is all about deception. The first-person shooter starts off simple enough: You're a scientist starting a new job at your brother's massive research company. You wake up in your bedroom, do some exploring and board a helicopter on top of your roo…
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NASA is fed up with lousy ‘internet’ speeds in space, so it’s doing something about it

NASA, like a lot of people with lousy internet, is fed up with slow data-transfer speeds between spacecraft and Earth. Which is why it’s developing a laser-based system that could one day see speeds increase by up to 100 times.

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Secure video calling is now available on encrypted messaging app Signal

In an effort to compete with other messaging services, Open Whisper System’s Signal — a secure chat service known for its commitment to privacy — now lets users make encrypted video calls.

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Comcast’s all-in-one Xfinity Stream app arrives February 28th

Say goodbye to the Xfinity TV app as you knew it… not that you'll necessarily mind. Comcast has unveiled a replacement mobile app, Xfinity Stream, that promises to cover just about everything you can do with your TV subscription. You'll have in-h…
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HMD Global to launch a slew of Nokia phones at MWC 2017

It looks like we’ll be seeing a slew of Android-based Nokia phones at MWC 2017 this year. VentureBeat says HMD Global Oy, the company with exclusive manufacturing rights to the Nokia brand, will be launching four new phones at the convention this year. HMD Global has already unveiled the Nokia 6, at least in China, […]

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YouTube Kids turns 2 and there’s lots to celebrate!

Since launching two years ago, YouTube Kids has grown up a lot and become a go-to destination for families around the world. With over 30 billion views in the app to date and over 8 million active viewers enjoying the app each week, it’s been exciting to see kids fall in love with the storytelling and videos from our amazing global creators. From DIY tutorials and language learning to science experiments, magic tricks and animated shows, there truly is something for every family to explore!

Our Original Content team under Susanne Daniels is adding four new Original series to YouTube Red, created especially with the YouTube Kids app in mind. These new series will feature top creators: DanTDM , Joe and Cody of TheAtlanticCraft, popular tween music act L2M, and Fruit Ninja. This marks the first time YouTube Red has invested in creators who are producing original programming for family audiences. These series will debut starting in the spring. Additional shows are in development and will premiere throughout 2017.

The first of the new original series launching starting this spring include:

  • Hyperlinked: This series is inspired by a true story and stars music sensation L2M. It follows five girls as they come together to create their own website by girls for girls. They also must navigate everyday tween issues involving friends and relationships.
  • DanTDM Creates A Big Scene: Catch DanTDM and his lively group of animated friends as they battle mayhem and misadventure to keep their brand new live show on the road. Each episode follows their behind-the-scenes exploits as they learn new skills, overcome challenges and find that putting on an epic show isn’t quite as easy as it looks. …
  • The Kings of Atlantis: “The Kings of Atlantis” is an epic animated series that follows two young monarchs —Cody and Joe— in the vast underwater city of Atlantis as they seek to overthrow the brutal usurper of their kingdom, reclaim their birthright, and protect their people from his cruel reign.
  • Fruit Ninja: Frenzy Force: Four Fruit Ninjas set up a juice stand as a front for the messiest secret service in the world. The new Fruit Ninja characters—Seb, Niya, Peng and Ralph—come together to fight the evil forces of Durian Grey and the Deep Fried Samurai. They will use their Juice Jitsu skills (and perhaps some help from their own samurai) to prevail.

But the fun doesn’t stop there … YouTube Kids is coming soon to Smart TVs. Parents and kids often enjoy watching their favorite family programming on a big screen, so it’s a natural next step for the app to be available directly from the big screen in your home! The YouTube Kids app will be available soon for download on a number of internet-connected LG and Samsung Smart TVs.

As kids continue to grow up, we’re excited to grow up with them. It’s important that kids are able to explore what they love in the app, while we also continue to put parents in the driver’s seat to choose what is right for their family.

From engaging new shows to being able to watch in your living room, our 2nd birthday is shaping up to be a memorable one. We’re looking forward to all the other new things 2017 will bring. From our screen to yours. …

Malik Ducard, YouTube’s Global Head of Family and Learning, recently watched “A Pep Talk from Kid President.”


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