Posts Tagged: 2017

Google sets records in fighting bad apps during 2017

Earlier this week Google’s Andrew Ahn, Product Manager for Google Play, released the latest information describing Google’s efforts to slow or stop the spread of malicious apps via the Google Play Store. As the official source for apps for Android devices, Google goes to great lengths to try to keep bad apps out of the […]

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2017 was Amazon’s best year for new Prime subscriptions so far

Amazon's fourth quarterly earnings results has just come in and, as expected, it was a pretty great holiday season for the online retail giant. According to the release, the company made $ 60.5 billion in the last few months, which is close to a 36 pe…
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LG’s 2017 financials are good, but mobile is still looking bad

LG has announced their 2017 financials as a company, and for the most part, they did pretty well. Their home appliances and television division were both strong performers for the fiscal year, bringing in strong profits for the company. 2017 also saw LG reach their highest annual sales ever. They pulled in $ 55.4 billion in […]

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The worst gadgets of 2017

2017 was not a great year, to say the least. And it wasn't just the weekly political dramas, sexual harassment scandals or a massive security breach that affected nearly half the population that had us down. There was also a slew of terrible consumer…
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Xiaomi surges past 2017 revenue target setting up for IPO bid

When 2017 opened, Xiaomi was getting over the bump in the road that 2016 had been for the company. Like so many technology companies, Xiaomi succeeded in generating a lot of buzz when they first launched and translated that early success into positive financial results. As they transitioned out of their start up phase though, […]

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YouTube Rewind live with a look back at 2017

If you ever wondered what videos you wasted spent time watching on YouTube in 2017, the video platform has a report out that will help you figure out which branches of the rabbit hole you my have gone down. Google provides this YouTube Rewind report each as a way to portray some openness around the platform […]

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Sling TV now streams directly on your 2017 Samsung smart TV

If you bought one of Samsung's 2017 smart TV models, you can go ahead and ditch the device you're using to pipe in Sling TV. The live TV streaming company announced today that its app is now available directly those models, which will nix the need fo…
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The Morning After: Monday, December 11th 2017

Welcome to your Monday morning news missive. An anniversary Street Fighter game that crams in 12 (vaguely) different titles, a hacked way of cranking up the sound quality on your cheap Google Home Mini and Welcome To Night Vale gets its own TV show….
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It’s time for #YouTubeRewind: Celebrating what you watched, shared, and created in 2017

#YouTubeRewind is back and we’re in love with The Shape of 2017. This year, you gave us your best reggaeton moves, witnessed an eclipse, and fell in love with a pregnant giraffe. There were, of course, difficult moments too, and community and togetherness felt as important as ever.

Our annual mashup brought together more amazing talent than ever before — nearly 300 creators, viral stars, musicians, and surprise guests to be exact! — from over 20 countries, uniting to look back at the biggest, strangest, (squishiest?), and most impactful trends of the year, from silly to solemn, that made pop culture in 2017 what it was. With fidget spinners. Obviously.


Want to be a Rewind expert? Learn about the trends and memes referenced in the video, as well as the creators who pitched in to make it possible, here. And if you already fancy yourself one, test your knowledge with our trivia game.

We’re also revealing 2017’s top trending videos and top music videos, according to time spent watching, sharing, commenting, liking, and more. Some familiar faces are back (Dude Perfect, Bad Lip Reading, James Corden) and some incredible talents in choreography, animation, and live performance join them. This year’s list of top trending videos represents the unbelievable diversity of creativity shared on YouTube every day and around the world.

Collectively, this year’s top 10 trending videos have more than 630 million views and people spent more than a collective 40 million hours watching them. They span from much-loved YouTube creators and traditional media formats to new and innovative voices in art and entertainment.

  1. Until We Will Become Dust – Oyster Masked (ตราบธุลีดิน – หน้ากากหอยนางรม) | THE MASK SINGER 2
  2. ED SHEERAN – Shape Of You | Kyle Hanagami Choreography
  3. Ping Pong Trick Shots 3 | Dude Perfect
  4. Darci Lynne: 12-Year-Old Singing Ventriloquist Gets Golden Buzzer – America’s Got Talent 2017
  5. Ed Sheeran Carpool Karaoke
  6. Lady Gaga’s FULL Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl LI Halftime Show | NFL
  7. “INAUGURATION DAY” — A Bad Lip Reading of Donald Trump’s Inauguration
  8. history of the entire world, i guess
  9. In a Heartbeat – Animated Short Film
  10. Children interrupt BBC News interview – BBC News

2017 saw some major new records broken in music, most notably by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s massive global hit. “Despacito” sits at the top of 2017’s top music video list — not just as the most-viewed music video for the year, but as the most viewed YouTube video of all time. A truly global list, this year’s top 10 music videos feature artists from Puerto Rico, Colombia, France, Spain, Cuba, the United States and the U.K, and six of the videos feature Latin artists, up from just one video in 2016.

  1. Luis Fonsi – Despacito ft. Daddy Yankee
  2. Ed Sheeran – Shape of You [Official Video]
  3. J Balvin, Willy William – Mi Gente (Official Video)
  4. Maluma – Felices los 4 (Official Video)
  5. Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like [Official Video]
  6. Chris Jeday – Ahora Dice (Official Video) ft. J. Balvin, Ozuna, Arcángel
  7. 05. El Amante – Nicky Jam (Video Oficial) (Álbum Fénix)
  8. Jason Derulo – Swalla (feat. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ ign) (Official Music Video)
  9. DJ Khaled – I’m the One ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne
  10. Enrique Iglesias – SUBEME LA RADIO (Official Video) ft. Descemer Bueno, Zion & Lennox

Head to the YouTube Rewind channel for all your other #YouTubeRewind needs!

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The most popular apps, games, and movies of 2017 according to Google

We’ve somehow made it to the last month of the year without the world ending, which means it’s time for Google to reveal its Best of 2017 list for the years’ most popular apps, games, movies, books, and TV Shows. It should come as no surprise that Game of Thrones held off all comers to retain […]

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Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Best Android Smartphones

Know someone that’s still rocking a phone from 2013? Is their Galaxy S3 screen finally going out? Hook them up with a new smartphone. It’s a big present, but if you want to show up Santa Claus at his own game, a nice phone will definitely impress everyone. You’ve got options here, too. You can […]

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The Morning After: Thursday, November 9th 2017

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. If you like retro-inspired things, you might like the first new manual SLR in decades. If you'd rather keep your eye on the future, take a look at Uber's plans (with NASA) to get its flying taxis off the ground….
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Google kicks off Playtime 2017 for app developers

Google’s annual global Playtime series started yesterday with back-to-back events in Berlin and San Francisco. The series is designed to help developers find success with Android’s growing portfolio of hardware, including phones, tablets, Wear devices, TV’s, Chromebooks and Daydream. Every month around the globe, there are over 8 billion new Android app installs per month. […]

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[TA Deals] Develop your own games with the 2017 Zero to Hero Game Developer bundle

Mobile game development can be tough to break into without any help, but luckily, you can score the 2017 Zero to Hero Game Developer bundle at a big discount right now. This bundle includes 9 courses with 413 lessons and over 80 hours of content. It covers a ton of different skills, including developing in […]

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The Morning After: Monday, October 9th 2017

Hey, good morning! Welcome to your week! Over the weekend, we mention a few ghosts from smartphone past, we pour one out for the end of AIM, and there's the return of our robotic table-tennis rival.
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The Morning After: Monday, October 2nd, 2017

This Monday morning, we're getting surprise deep-space photos, laying out the struggles in getting power back in Puerto Rico and juggling our favorite Switch games in a bid to play… more Switch games.
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The Morning After: Tuesday, September 28th 2017

Welcome to Tuesday morning! Would you like access to Netflix on your next flight? You might get your wish. We also take a look at the biggest problem with Star Trek: Discovery — CBS All Access.
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The Morning After: Wednesday, September 20th 2017

Hey, good morning! Welcome to your Wednesday. We've got our full verdict on Apple's iPhone 8. You'll have to wait to see how the iPhone X fares, but now Google is the latest company angling for our new smartphone-buying dollars. And, oops, the phone…
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The Morning After: Wednesday, September 13th 2017

Hey, good morning! Today you wake up to three new iPhones to choose from — just don't mention the iPhone 9. We've crammed yesterday's lengthy showcase into 13 minutes of evocative language and imagery, spec-sheet chest beating and, erm, retail annou…
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The Morning After: Thursday, September 7th 2017

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Good morning! T-Mobile is willing to pick up the tab for your Netflix habit, and trackball mice are back. Really.
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Here’s all the big launches from IFA 2017

The first half of the year saw companies flock to CES in Las Vegas and MWC in Barcelona to show off the devices they hope you'll want to buy for the rest of the year. As we approach the holiday season, tech companies are clamoring for your attention…
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Alcatel announces two new devices at IFA 2017

Alcatel has taken the wraps off a pair of new phones at IFA this year, both of which sit squarely in the budget category of the market. The Idol 5 and A7 both aim to offer a solid device with a few neat tricks, all without breaking the bank. The Idol 5 is the more […]

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The Morning After: Friday, August 25th 2017

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. While we're still cranking through Gamescom news, the most surprising gaming news of the day popped up on Half-Life writer Marc Laidlaw's blog. It's been that kind of week.
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Google says its partners will have Android 8.0-flavored hardware by the end of 2017

You want Android 8.0 Oreo pretty bad, so Google is pushing its partners to get the latest version of its platform onto new and existing devices. It’s typical for Google’s in-house devices to get software updates first. That’s why no one should be surprised that Oreo will be on the Pixel, Pixel C, Nexus 6P, […]

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Android distribution for August 2017 numbers released

Google’s Android team released distribution numbers for the operating system for August 2017 and while the direction is positive, the pace continues to be frustratingly slow. The breakdown can be found after the break. The good news for Android 7.0 Nougat is that adoption continued to be relatively strong for August, moving from 11.5% in July […]

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Samsung’s Unpacked 2017 event on August 23 will launch the Galaxy Note 8

We’ve just received an invite from Samsung for an Unpacked 2017 event happening on August 23. It’ll be for the launch of the Galaxy Note 8, which will follow its predecessors in making a global debut in New York City. The Unpacked 2017 event begins at 11:00AM ET on Wednesday, August 23. Our team at Talk […]

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The Morning After: Monday, July 17th 2017

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. We're starting the week with a look back at Disney's big news from D23, plus rumors of an Amazon messaging app and a flat microscope for your brain.
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The best Amazon UK Prime Day 2017 deals

It's July 11th. For many, it's just another Tuesday, but for Amazon, it's another opportunity for the company to sell you loads of stuff you probably don't need. That's right, it's Prime Day, a marketing trick where Amazon "discounts" thousands of pr…
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The Morning After: Monday, July 10th 2017

Hey, good morning! Say hello to the new Tesla Model 3 — just don't expect to buy one all that soon. We also have accidental voice commands stopping robberies and China's latest space-exploration experiment.
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Samsung sales, profit for Q2 2017 looking very strong

Samsung has released their earnings guidance for the second quarter of 2017 and things are looking really good for the company. There is a lot of interest in what the impact of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ has been, but we will have to wait a bit longer for detailed information on the results […]

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Android Distribution July 2017: At least Nougat finally broke double digits

Unless you count the latest version finally getting into double digits, the Android distribution numbers for July 2017 aren’t anything worth celebrating. Here’s the full breakdown: These are the percentage point changes from last month: Nougat (11.5%): +2% Marshmallow (31.8%): -0.6% Lollipop (30.1%) -0.7% KitKat (17.1%): -1% Jelly Bean (9%): -0.7% Ice Cream Sandwich (0.7%): […]

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Pixel and Nexus devices get security update for July 2017

It’s the start of the month, and that means a software update will be rolling out to Pixel and Nexus devices to benefit security. Google’s fixes were started on July 1 and completed on July 5. Here’s the biggest upgrade for the July 2017 security patch level: “The most severe of these issues is a […]

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 launched at MWC Shanghai 2017 event

At the Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017 event currently underway, Qualcomm announced the newest generation in processors targeting the budget and lower mid-tier market. The Snapdragon 450 is the successor to the Snapdragon 435 and brings some nice improvements that will enable budget device manufacturers to step things up in those market tiers. The improvements […]

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YouTube’s 2017 lineup of Red Originals includes six new shows

Other than its innovated VR180 format and YouTube TV expansion, Google's video streaming site found time to mention its subscription package during Vidcon 2017. For 2017 the YouTube Red Originals lineup has a mix of new series on the way including an…
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The Morning After: Friday, June 16th 2017

It might only be Friday morning, but yesterday marked the end of the world's biggest gaming show, E3. Today, we're bringing you even more impressions from the biggest titles you'll be playing in the next 12 months or so, as well as Amazon's new Dash…
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U.S. unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ receive minor software update, includes June 2017 security patch level

It’s the same software update you heard about recently but without the long wait. With the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, you’re getting one of the best Android phones today. Samsung went all-in on design, performance, and software. Not everyone wants to be chained down by a carrier, though. So, like it did in 2016, […]

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Watch Sony’s E3 2017 event in under 15 minutes

Between us, I'm nearly heartbroken about Sony not sharing any details about The Last of Us: Part Two at its E3 2017 keynote yesterday. That said, the company did make some interesting reveals at the event, including the PlayStation 4-exclusive Spider…
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Game on!: YouTube at E3 2017

From the hotly anticipated reveal of Xbox’s Project Scorpio to the breathtaking trailer of Hideo Kojima’s “Death Stranding,” gamers around the world joined together in celebration at last year’s E3. It’s the most anticipated event of the year for us gamers, where we get to hit refresh on every blog, website and gaming stream to see what the next year has in store.

This year, YouTube is back again to give gamers around the world a front row seat to everything at E3 on our YouTube Gaming hub. Yesterday we began our exclusive two-day, 17-hour livestream hosted by Geoff Keighley and brought to you by Totino’s Pizza Rolls™. We saw the reveal of the Xbox One X and made live Tiltbrush Art in mixed reality, all in 4K Ultra HD. We’re back today at 1 p.m. PT with more press releases, exclusive interviews, and discussion with YouTube’s biggest names.

But the YouTube E3 coverage doesn’t stop there! From Tuesday, June 13, to Thursday, June 15, Rooster Teeth takes over with nonstop discussion of the big announcements, interviews with your favorite developers, and game demos from the show, presented by “War for the Planet of the Apes,” in theaters July 14.

Finally, YouTube.com/e3 will host the Trailer Battle for its ninth year in a row. With our annual showcase of the hottest trailers released at and around E3, you can watch and vote for your favorite trailers, collect items, and build your inventory to save the multiverse! Be sure to come back the following week to see if your favorites made the top 5.

See you soon at E3!

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‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ won’t come out in 2017 after all

Apparently, 2017 ain't big enough for Red Dead Redemption 2. The sequel is now slated to hit PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in spring 2018, rather than its initial release window of fall 2017. Rockstar Games announced the delay in a blog post, alongside…
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Everything that happened at Google I/O 2017

Miss anything from Google I/O 2017? Fear not. We compiled a list of everything that happened. Android Android now has 2 billion active devices Android O coming with picture-in-picture mode, app autofill, and notification dots Android O beta is going up today for Pixel devices, Nexus 5X, and Nexus 6P Google announces Android Go to […]

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NOISE on Android from ROLI revealed at Google I/O 2017

To many of the attendees at Google I/O 2017, some of the music that played after the keynote address was completed may have seemed like your typical filler. However, it was much more than that as it represented an unveiling of NOISE on Android from ROLI. NOISE is a modular music app that enables the […]

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Google blazes new path for Street View ready imagery with new cameras in 2017

Google announced today another step in their efforts to crowd source the images and street views available on their platforms. This latest move from Google promises to reduce the “significant time and effort” it was taking for users to prepare and upload their interactive photography. Google is doing this by introducing a new certification for […]

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The 5 best cases to keep your Galaxy A5 (2017) looking good

Samsung’s Galaxy A5 might be water-resistant, but the smartphone’s glass-and-aluminum body is still easy to damage. Fortunately, these cases and covers can help you better protect your new purchase.

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Did Motorola accidentally ‘leak’ the 2017 Moto Z at MWC?

MWC 2017 was full of new smartphone reveals including the launch of the new Motorola Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus. Motorola also took the opportunity during MWC 2017 to talk about and show off some forthcoming Moto Mods for their top of the line Z series of smartphones. Where LG flopped with modules, Motorola […]

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We’re live from SXSW 2017!

The past few weeks have been intense for the tech world, what with MWC and GDC taking place over the past few weeks. Now it's turn for SXSW 2017. We're on the ground in Austin, Texas to check out what the festival has to offer with its interactive, m…
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Movado will unveil five Android Wear smartwatches at Baselworld 2017

While we already know Swarovski will announce an Android Wear smartwatch “for her” at Baselworld, Movado just announced it will unveil a slew of devices at the annual watch and jewelry trade show. These devices won’t launch until the fall of 2017.

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Sunday Screens: March 5, 2017

Welcome to Sunday Screens! Now you have a chance to share your home screen with the rest of our community. Let’s see if your home screen is one of the top five selections for this week. @Samit_hawx @TalkAndroid #SocialSaturday I love seeing my name on my phone so… pic.twitter.com/Hp31mouMne — Samit 🌟 (@Samit_hawx) March 4, […]

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MWC 2017 Trends: Waterproof phones are in, wearables are out, and nostalgia is king

MWC sets the trends for the mobile world each year, and this year, we’ve seen five big trends emerging: waterproof phones, nostalgic tech, TV tech in phones, no wearables, and the survival of the headphone jack.

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DT Daily MWC 2017: Top Tech awards, Snake on the Nokia 3310, and more

It’s day three of Mobile World Congress, and the day Digital Trends presented its awards for the best products revealed at the show. We still found time to have some fun with the new Nokia 3310 though.

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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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