Sony’s Wena Wrist is a dumb watch with a high-tech band

Sony’s First Flight crowdfunding platform has just announced a project we think could really fly. The Wena Wrist comprises a stylish analog watch with a smart band, allowing you to potentially turn any dumb timepiece into a smartwatch.

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Motorola may be working on a ruggedized Moto X called the Moto Bounce

According to rumors, Motorola may debut a ruggedized addition to its Moto X series of smartphones — the Moto Bounce — in December. It reportedly sports a shatter-proof design and high-end internals.

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All about LTE-U and how it might affect your Wi-Fi signals

Verizon and T-Mobile hope to soon begin testing new LTE connectivity using the same spectrum that powers Wi-Fi connectivity, spurring concerns about its effects on home Internet usage

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Android Wear smartwatches now work on iOS

Android Wear smartwatches will now work with iPhones, Google announced in a surprise blog post. All future Android Wear smartwatches will work with iPhones, and some older models will support Apple’s OS, too.

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As tech’s biggest names descend on Berlin for IFA 2015, here’s what we’ll see

IFA, the biggest tech show in Europe is about to kickoff in Berlin, Germany. Here’s everything we expect to see at the show from Samsung, Sony, LG, Asus, Microsoft, Intel, and more. TVs, phones, wearables, and the smartphone will power the show.

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Ferrofluid ‘font’ produces trippy, one-of-a-kind art

You may have seen ferrofluid (aka magnetic ink) used for clever science demonstrations in school, but it might just get a much cooler application before long. Linden Gledhill and Craig Ward have developed Fe2O3 Glyphs, wild-looking characters creat…
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Here are the 5 best apps to download this weekend

It’s more difficult than ever to seek out the best new apps released each week, even if you have the will to trawl through the app store on a regular basis. To make life easier, we’ve gathered our favorite app picks together in a handy list.

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Stories you missed this week: Wiz Khalifa ‘hoverboard’ arrest, the next Hummer

It can be challenging to keep track of everything that happens in the tech world. That’s why we have compiled a list of the top 10 tech stories from this week — just for you. We’ve got news of Apple’s iPhone 6S September 9 event and more.

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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Gladiator suits, float tubes, and a giant robot

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can’t buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!

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14 genius gadgets to keep you charged on the go

There are a ton of charging options available, from the palm-sized battery packs to candle-powered accessories. Here are a few of our current favorites, whether you need something for your work commute or a month-long bicycle trek.

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Breaking the law not your thing? Here are 11 sites for free, legal music downloads

Free music isn’t exactly difficult to find on the Web, but finding music that is both free and legal to download is something else. Check out our handpicked selection of the best free and legal sites for downloading music, no matter the genre or style.

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Vibes is the app that finally puts the wearable first

Enter Magic Vibes Corporation, the company that is finally paying wearables the attention they deserve when it comes to applications, and for now, its primary offering is a mood app it calls Vibes.

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Red Rhino Entertainment Rhino Box review

The Rhino Box is an Android-based set top box that walks the line on serving up boatloads of content. Max of 155 characters (counting spaces)

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Catch the big ads from the Big Game all month long

The YouTube AdBlitz is back, which means that the Super Bowl ad season is officially underway. Last year, you watched more than 6.3 million hours’ worth of Super Bowl ads on YouTube. That’s enough time for you to fly from Phoenix to the moon and back 87,500 times, watch every NFL game in history 138 times, or listen to Katy Perry’s “Roar” 84M times. In other words … there are a lot of you who watch football for the ads!

The cutest puppy in history, British villains driving sports cars, and iconic music sensations were some of the big winners on YouTube AdBlitz last year. Will there be new contenders this year, or will the powerhouses reign supreme?

Here’s the full rundown of what you’ll find on this year’s AdBlitz channel:

  • Teasers: Super Bowl ads were watched more than 160M times on YouTube before last year’s game even began. Commercials that were released on YouTube before they aired during the game drove approximately 2.5X more views on average than commercials that were released on game day. Once again, YouTube will host a teaser gallery where people can watch advertiser submitted pregame ads all in one place.
  • Game Day Commercials: You’ll also find all the advertiser-submitted game-day commercials on our YouTube AdBlitz channel uploaded as soon as the ad is aired on TV.
  • YouTube Halftime Show: For the first time, YouTube will host a Halftime Show produced in collaboration with Collective Digital Studio that will be live streamed on the AdBlitz Channel. Filmed at the YouTube Space in L.A., the show will feature more than 20 YouTube creators and musicians with over 60M combined subscribers including Harley Morenstein from EpicMealTime, Freddie Wong, Rhett and Link, Toby Turner and more.
  • Postgame Gallery: This year, we’re introducing a postgame content gallery where advertisers can continue the conversation with their audience by providing follow-on or behind-the-scenes footage of their Super Bowl spot.
  • Postgame Voting: Don’t forget to have your say on your favorite Super Bowl ad. After the game ends, visit the AdBlitz channel to vote for and share your favorite Super Bowl commercials. You’ll have until 11:59 p.m. ET on February 9 to cast your vote.

For the next month, YouTube is your go-to destination for all your Super Bowl ads entertainment. Visit youtube.com/adblitz from your smartphone, tablet or desktop to watch, share and vote for your favorite spots this season.

Riki Nakasuji, Sports & Gaming Sponsorships Manager, recently watched “The Bay Area in 4K.”


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LG’s new Nexus phone might arrive next month

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Nexus devices typically launch in November, a time that coincides with the release of a new version of Android. This year, however, the wait may not be so long. A report from Korean media outlet MK Post claims that a Nexus device from LG will launch on September 29. What else does this mean? Android 6.0 Marshmallow is coming very soon.

The information regarding the approaching release date apparently comes from the same source that was correct about the Nexus 5’s arrival in 2014. While we cannot confirm the source’s validity, having a proven track record is certainly beneficial.

Huawei’s alleged Nexus device was not mentioned in the report.

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Via: Ubergizmo

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Samsung begs you to ditch your iPhone with $200 worth of credit

Samsung launched the Ultimate Test Drive last week to entice iPhone users to try out the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. Now, the Korean giant has sweetened the pot with extra incentives worth $ 200.

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Archos unveils new Diamond Tab, an octa-core tablet at an affordable price

Ahead of the IFA tech show in Berlin, French electronics company Archos has unveiled the Diamond Tab, a 7.9-inch budget tablet with LTE connectivity. In terms of specs, it stacks favorably against the competition.

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Make your wallet hate you by getting your Galaxy Note 5 or S6 Edge Plus dipped in gold

Vietnamese gold-plating shop Karalux is back at it with its 24K gold treatment, this time with the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. You can either buy handset in gold or you can send in either handset and have it turned to gold.

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This coffee-based 3D printing filament emits a pleasant smell while you print with it

It might sound like a gimmick at first, but filament derived from old coffee grounds actually boasts a number of advantages over traditional PLA. It also emits a pleasant smell when you print with it.

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Give tiredness the finger with this sleep monitoring, fitness tracking ring

If your don’t want to wear a fitness tracking wrist band, what about a health tracking ring on your finger? The Oura ring is the latest wearable to hit Kickstarter, and it’s designed to help you make the most of your sleep.

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Are selfies leading to a lice epidemic among teens?

The National Pediculosis Association told the Huffington Post that while lice can be found across the nation, there’s no evidence to suggest that it’s disproportionately affecting teenagers who really like their front-facing cameras.

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Wileyfox brings Cyanogen to two mid-range phones for a great price

UK startup Wileyfox has announced two new smartphones running the popular Cyanogen 12.1 ROM, named the Storm and Swift. Both will be available for under $ 350 and come with premium specifications.

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Let’s play

It’s dangerous to go alone! Take this.

As promised, and after some excellent road-testing by thousands of dedicated gaming fans (thanks, folks!), YouTube Gaming is now available. Blending gaming videos and live streams, YouTube Gaming brings you closer to the games, gamers, and culture that matter to you.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • YouTube Gaming is your go-to destination for anything and everything gaming because it automatically pulls in all gaming-related videos and live streams from YouTube.
  • Viewers get personalized gaming recommendations based on the games and channels they collect. With over 25,000 game pages and even more gaming channels, it’s never been easier to connect with your gaming community.
  • We’ve also made it easier to create a live stream — check out the beta version of our new way to go live at youtube.com/stream today.

Find the English-language website (gaming.youtube.com) in any country where YouTube is available, or download the phone and tablet app from Google Play and the App Store, rolling out over the next few hours in the U.S. and U.K. Other countries will be coming soon.

Together, we all make gaming better. Our peers make us better gamers, and games are made better by the communities that surround them. Thanks for your feedback as we brought you YouTube Gaming, and keep it coming. This is just the beginning.

Frank Petterson, Engineering Manager, recently played League of Legends.

P.S. For those of you who are going to be at PAX Prime in Seattle this weekend, check out our booth and stage show. If you can’t be there in person, we’ll be streaming our show (hosted by GameSpot, IGN, and Rooster Teeth) at gaming.youtube.com.


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Cult classic ‘Deadly Premonition’ gets deluxe PS3 box set

Deadly Premonition might not be a "good" game, technically speaking, but it's wormed its way into the hearts of a very passionate cult following. With that in mind, this seemingly years-late collector's edition of eccentric Japanese developer Hidet…
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Did Sony just tease the Xperia Z5 on Twitter?

It appears Sony may be continuing its awkward bi-yearly flagship smartphone launch schedule, if a new tweet hinting at the Xperia Z5 coming to IFA 2015 is to be believed. The company will reveal all during the IFA tech show next week.

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Uber expands self-driving car project with University of Arizona partnership

Ride-hailing company Uber said Tuesday it’s linked up with the University of Arizona to help advance its driverless car project. The partnership will involve work on optics technology to develop its self-driving car’s mapping system and safety features.

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Intel chips to help pinpoint cause of bee colonies’ deaths

Researchers from Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) want to pinpoint the factors that lead to the mass death of honey bees everywhere, in what's being called as colony collapse disorder. In order to do…
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Archos celebrates the arrival of IFA with the Diamond S, 50e Helium, and 50 Cesium

Eager to get the show started, Archos announced a trio of new smartphones ahead of their reveal at IFA 2015 in Berlin. Two of these smartphones are powered by Android, while a third is powered by Windows 10 Mobile.

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How to transfer your contacts between iPhone and Android

There’s nothing worse than getting a new phone and realizing you don’t have any of your old contacts listed. Luckily, it’s an easy problem to solve. Here’s how to transfer your contact list to your new device.

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You could play against Maria Sharapova at the U.S. Open, thanks to this amazing VR experience

Ever wondered how it would be to return the tennis serve of a champion? If you’re headed to the U.S. Open later this month, you may have the chance to find out — without having to set foot on the court itself, or risk embarrassing yourself in front of the crowd when you don’t even […]

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Samsung seems to be all smiles as the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus sell well in South Korea

With the company needing a home run with its recently launched Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones, Samsung is probably happy to learn that 25,000 units a day, combined, are being sold in the company’s home country of South Korea.

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‘Super Time Force Ultra’ comes to PS4 and PS Vita on September 1st

Super Time Force is one of the more mind-bending indie games to break cover in recent years, and now the time-traveling, side-scrolling shooter is coming to the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita. As of September 1st, the game will be live in the PlayStatio…
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Verizon Droid 2015 rumors: Leaked Droid Maxx 2 back cover looks identical to the Moto X Play

It’s time to start looking into what Verizon Wireless and Motorola are cooking up for this year’s Droid lineup. Early rumors indicate that we will get second generations of the Droid Maxx and Droid Turbo.

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I chatted up Buddy, the phone-powered house robot that wants to be R2-D2

Do you like the idea of having R2-D2 scooting around your house, looking after things? If so, you’ll love Buddy, a companion robot that’s available to pre-order right now. Here’s what it’s like to meet him.

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Twitter bots are trying to silence Mexican protesters

Many activists thrive on Twitter, both to get their messages heard and to coordinate their on-the-ground action. However, it looks like there's a growing, sophisticated effort to dismantle Mexican anti-corruption and anti-violence protests through…
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Stories you missed this week: An Apple Music festival, bizarre bike pedals, and more

It can be challenging to keep track of everything that happens in the tech world. That’s why, we have compiled a list of the top 10 tech stories from this week — just for you.

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The NFL is now on YouTube and Google Search

Every year you’ve searched for “NFL” on Google Search and YouTube more and more, and now, we can scream like the loudest, body-painted fan: GAME ON!

It’s pretty simple: On any screen you watch YouTube, NFL’s YouTube channel will bring you the sights and sounds this week in Arizona, from pre-game analysis to the highlights that everyone will be talking about. After the Super Bowl, don’t let the worst Monday of the year get you down. NFL’s YouTube channel will post more videos all through the offseason.

And when the 2015-2016 season kicks off, you can get right back to watching more “no way he caught that” plays from Odell Beckham Jr., more “no way he completed that” throws from Aaron Rodgers, and analysts telling you which players on the Patriots can boost your fantasy football score. And you can find it all instantly, just with a simple Google search for any team.

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We’re thrilled to hit the gridiron with you for Pats-Seahawks, and for all the excitement in the season to come. Enjoy the game on Sunday.

Tim Katz, Sports Partnerships Manager, recently watched “Russell Wilson 2014 season highlights.”


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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Candle-powered chargers, distraction slayers

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can’t buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!

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Samsung’s flagship test drive has gone way better than expected

Samsung_flagships_test drive_sold out_screenshot_082215Yesterday Samsung began a new service to test drive one of its newest flagships for only $ 1 so long as you live in the U.S. and have an iPhone under contract. Today we are getting a report from Samsung that apparently the test drive went so well, the company is already out of test units.

I’m sure this is just what the company wanted to see. Samsung says the service was more popular than it examined and has promised to add more units to the service shortly. In case you have forgotten here is how the service works:

iPhone users living in the United States can get a brand new Samsung flagship smartphone of their choice for only $ 1 for 30 days. The smartphone will include a pre-installed sim card for testing purposes. After the 30 day trial ends, users will be given 5 days to return the handset if they don’t like it. If they decide to keep the smartphone, Samsung will send owners a manual containing information on how to easily transfer files from your iPhone to your new Samsung smartphone for easier convenience. As long as the condition of the smartphone is kept to a minimum, users won’t be charged anything additional when handing it back.

Apple seemed to have gained a lot of Android users when switching over to the larger screened iPhones this year and Samsung believes it can win Apple users back over with their new service. If you’re looking to get a test drive, Samsung says the best thing you can do right now is keep checking the page, which can be seen at the source link. From what we have heard so far, the service almost seems to good to be true.

Source: Samsung
Via: PhoneArena

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Bumper Microsoft event with new Surface and Lumia hardware rumored for October

Rumors say Microsoft has got plenty of new Surface and Lumia hardware to show off, and it’s apparently going to do so at a bumper event in October. Flagship Lumia phones, the Surface Pro 4, and even the Microsoft Band 2 are all possible.

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Ralph Lauren’s new smart Polo shirts combine fashion and technology

With Ralph Lauren’s introduction of their new “smart” PoloTech shirt, high-tech fashion is now synonymous with high-fashion technology. For a cool $ 295, you can be the proud owner of one of these luxury items.

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Official Apple Watch smart bands rumored for 2016

Everything from blood oxygen monitors to temperature sensors could be added to the Apple Watch if a new smart band rumor turns out to be true — and it would mean easily upgrades too.

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It’s not just HTC: Samsung also pushes ‘notification ads’ to its customers

HTC isn’t the only phone manufacturer pushing so-called “notification ads” to its customers, as Samsung was also caught red-handed doing the same thing. It’s unknown whether this rather troubling and annoying practice will continue.

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3D printing with molten glass is just as mesmerizingly awesome as it sounds

The G3DP printer, as it’s called, doesn’t print in some sort of printer-friendly, glass-like composite — it prints straight-up molten glass, at temperatures upwards of 2,900 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Moto 360 2015 news: Motorola’s second-generation smartwatch spotted in Chicago

Rumors are gathering that Motorola has a second generation version of the Moto 360 smartwatch, which could have a revised design and come with new accessories. Here’s everything we think we know about it so far.

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Google updates official AdSense app in the Play Store with Material Design makeover

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Google has begun rolling out an update for its official AdSense application. In terms of added functionality, this upgrade brings compatibility for custom date ranges, as well a complete visual overhaul complying with the search engine giant’s Material Design guidelines,

Check out the clean, new interface in the gallery below:

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To install the update on your smartphone, simply open up the Play Store, toggle the hamburger menu by swiping in from the left-hand side of the screen, select ‘My Apps’ and click on ‘AdSense’. Then all that’s left for you to do is hit the update button.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 review

Samsung’s Note 5 re-establishes its position as the phablet king with a brilliant stylus, plus new bells and whistles like Samsung Pay.

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Shooting stars and puppy ads: How the world watched the big game

From a “super brawl” to a giant lion, yesterday’s big game was filled with many notable moments. That’s true on YouTube and Google too—people watched more game day ads and teaser videos on YouTube than ever before, YouTube hosted its first-ever halftime show, and a throwback PSA became a top trending search term. Here’s a look at the top trending searches, videos and more across Google and YouTube:

Battle of the brands
As the battle for football supremacy was taking place on the field, a very different battle was raging across the country: Which ad would reign supreme? Whether via smartphone, tablet or laptop, people spent nearly 4 million hours watching game-day ads and teaser videos on YouTube—up from 2.2 million hours from this time last year.

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This year’s most popular ads came from a wide range of advertisers—newcomers and veterans alike. But one thing’s for certain—puppies, pranks, and Kim Kardashian continue to “break the Internet.” Here are the ads that scored big on YouTube so far:

YouTube has evolved to become the place brands go to engage with their audience before, during, and after the big game. That’s why revenue from our AdBlitz program set a new record this year, with brands investing more on YouTube around the big game than years past. And, we’ve hit a new record in watchtime across YouTube—the growth rate at which people are watching YouTube has nearly doubled in the last year, leading to the fastest growth we’ve seen in years.

Tom Brady and Missy Elliott dominate on search
While people turned to YouTube to watch the ads, people turned to Google to search for everything from “how old is Tom Brady” to “buffalo chicken dip recipes” to “Katy Perry Halftime performance.” Before kickoff, people asked Google “Why did John Travolta call Idina ‘Adele’?”—a throwback to John Travolta’s infamous mispronunciation of National Anthem performer Idina Menzel’s name at the 2014 Oscars. Searchers were also interested in Menzel’s performance (or researching prop bets), asking “How long will it take Idina to sing the National Anthem?”

Tom Brady, Marshawn Lynch and Russell Wilson were the top three searched players before, during and after the game. Thanks to some standout in-game performances, by the end they were sharing the spotlight: Rob Gronkowski and Chris Matthews (replacing Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor). And MVP Tom Brady wasn’t just an MVP on the field—he captured the title of “Most Searched Quarterback” in every state except for the Seahawks’ home Washington.

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Of course, for many people the halftime show is the highlight of the night, and Katy Perry’s performance delivered. She came in on a lion, danced with sharks and went out on a star—one that was, for some, reminiscent of NBC’s old “The More You Know” PSAs. The phrase “The More You Know” spiked 190x in search for the 10 minutes after Katy’s starry flight. And although Missy Elliott was a late addition to the halftime lineup, she was a popular topic in search. Top questions related to Missy Elliott included “When was Missy Elliott popular?” and “How does Katy Perry know Missy Elliott?”

A very YouTube halftime show
For the first time ever, this year YouTube hosted a Halftime Show produced by Collective Digital Studio, with the help of more than 25 YouTube creators including Epic Meal Time’s Harley Morenstein as host, Rhett & Link, Toby Turner, Freddie Wong and Tyler Ward. From Kurt Hugo Schneider’s “Epic Patty Cake Song” to the “Elephant’s Toothpaste” science experiment with Science Bob, the show delivered a one-of-a-kind experience for YouTube fans.

With the last touchdown scored, we’re taking votes for your favorite ad, so visit our AdBlitz channel to cast your ballot before voting ends on February 9 at 11:59pm ET. Thanks for making this year our biggest game ever.

Whether you’re a loyal 12th man or a Boston fan for life, chances are you turned to YouTube and Google to watch your favorite ads, answer your questions or witness a new generation of halftime entertainment. We’re happy we could be a part of your game.

Posted by Riki Nakasuji, Sports & Gaming Sponsorships Manager, recently watched “Top 10 Super Bowl games of all time.”


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Android Wear update makes watch faces come to life

Google fans already rocking Android Wear will get an update this week that enables interactive watch faces. You can tap them to show more information or launch an app. The three watch faces released today include "Bits", which keeps the time displa…
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What’s for dinner? NASA funds research for turning poop into astronaut meals

This news may be hard for astronauts to swallow, but NASA recently announced a number of research grants for university-led projects, one of which involves looking at ways to turn human poop into food for space travelers on missions into deep space.

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