If you’re an avid media enthusiast or a cord-cutter, you’ve probably run into the painful reality of Amazon and Google not really getting along. So far that’s limited some app availability between the two platforms. Google semi-recently pulled YouTube from Amazon’s Fire TV platform, and Amazon has never had a Google Cast option or Android […]
Come comment on this article: Long overdue, Amazon Prime Video comes to Chromecast and Android TV (and Fire TV gets YouTube)
Sling TV has made some tweaks to its interface on Apple TV and Roku devices that should make for a better viewing experience. The company says the updates are in response to customer feedback, and should make it easier to sift through shows and movie…
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Google is making Live Transcribe, its Android app for easy voice transcription, a lot more useful. Now, in addition to jotting down spoken words, it'll also make you aware of things like a dog barking or audience clapping. It'll give deaf and hard of…
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The last major phone teardown that made the news was Samsung’s poorly designed Galaxy Fold. It didn’t last very long, either, since Samsung contacted iFixit and asked them to remove it, stirring up even more bad press. The good news for Google is that their Pixel 3a looks (relatively) easy to take apart and repair, […]
Come comment on this article: Google Pixel 3a gets a teardown and comes out way better than expected
Facebook announced today that it is introducing a dedicated "Facebook Gaming" tab to help gamers find the content they're looking for on the platform. The tab will be available in the main navigation bar in Facebook's app. The feature is getting a sl…
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Apple may have more than a few documentaries on tap for its upcoming streaming video service. Variety has learned that Apple has a "first-look" deal with Imagine Documentaries, the production company from Ron Howard and Brian Grazer. The move will…
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Verily announced a health watch in 2017 aimed at unearthing insights into medical conditions such as Parkinson's disease and PTSD. One of the focus areas for Alphabet's health division and its prescription-only Study Watch is cardiovascular health, a…
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Earlier this year Google announced a new feature for their Google Photos services called Live Albums. When initially released, Live Albums came with a limit of 10,000 photos and videos. In a recent change, Google has bumped that limit up to 20,000 items, which matches the limit on shared albums. Live Albums are private albums […]
Come comment on this article: Live Albums on Google Photos gets a bump up to a 20,000 item limit
The Galaxy Note 9 just recently picked up black and silver paint jobs after only blue and purple options were available at launch, continuing Samsung’s trend of releasing additional colors after the initial launch window of the phone. Now there’s another leaked render of the Note 9, but this time in a very clean looking […]
Come comment on this article: The Galaxy Note 9 gets leaked in yet another new color
The good thing about Gboard and Chrome on Android is that their beta program handles tests and features prior to them hitting the masses. YouTube has utilized server-side tests that basically use random users as guinea pigs, but it now has an official beta program to (supposedly) stop that practice. I’d much rather have tests […]
Come comment on this article: YouTube app on Android finally gets a beta program
A couple of days after Google launched the new Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel Slate, and the new Home Hub; the search giant has begun rolling out an update to its Home app that brings a new design and a focus on smart controls for smart home devices. Join us after the break for more […]
Come comment on this article: [Download] Updated Home app gets a redesign, smart controls, and household sharing
Facebook teased a simplified redesign for its Messenger app earlier this year, also indicating that the next refresh for the app would come with a dark mode. Now that update is finally rolling out from Facebook directly, so users should expect to see it over the coming weeks. The update rearranges the navigation bar on […]
Come comment on this article: Facebook Messenger finally gets its sleek, simplified redesign, plus a dark mode
YouTube is where the world watches gaming. More than 200 million of you come to YouTube every single day to watch gaming videos and streams. That’s like the entire country of Brazil heading to YouTube daily. And that’s because of you, the community of gamers and creators who have turned YouTube into the gaming video platform it is today. From mobile gaming to strategy guides, Let’s Plays to Esports and charity live streams, you’ve created a place for everyone, from hard core to casual gamers.
We’re always working to make the gaming experience on YouTube better. Over the past few years we’ve focused on building tools and experiences that the gaming community has been asking for. That’s why in 2015, we launched YouTube Gaming, a standalone app for gamers where we tested new features like Game Pages for better discoverability, Super Chat and Channel Memberships to help fans show support for their favorite creators, Dark Theme and even a new live streaming platform based on the gaming community’s feedback. The response to these features has been so positive that we brought them over from the YouTube Gaming app to the main YouTube experience.
Today, we’re launching a new Gaming destination to give gamers a home on YouTube! You can find the new YouTube Gaming destination at youtube.com/gaming.
At the very top of the page you’ll see personalized gaming content based on what you like to watch. You’ll also see top live games and the latest gaming videos from your subscriptions, bringing the best of uploaded videos and live gaming to one destination. We’ve also built dedicated shelves for live streams and trending videos.
Everyone has a favorite game. You can now find gaming videos from all over YouTube, related to that specific game on new game pages. These include popular videos, live streams, and other games from the same publisher or developer. With tens of thousands of different game pages, you’ll be able to find content no matter how big or small the game is.
We want to do more to help our smaller creators grow on YouTube too, so we’ll be highlighting gaming creators who are “On The Rise” on the Gaming destination and in Trending. Each week we’ll showcase a new up and coming gaming creator to help more fans discover their content. This is launching in the U.S., and we’ll continue to roll this out to more countries in the future.
We have a strong and vibrant audience on the YouTube Gaming app, but the amount of gamers we are able to reach is far bigger on YouTube. After all, YouTube is where more than 200 million gamers come to engage with your favorite games and creators every day, watching over 50 billion hours of gaming content in the last 12 months alone. That’s why, in March 2019, we’ll retire the YouTube Gaming app and focus all of our gaming efforts on YouTube where we can reach our entire gaming community.
From creators like elrubiusOMG who has hit live gaming records, to Ninja, the fastest growing creator in YouTube’s history who helped usher in the era of Fortnite, or itsFunneh who became one of our biggest gaming creators by making us all laugh with Minecraft and Roblox videos, we thank you for building a strong gaming community on YouTube. We’re committed to helping gaming creators succeed and look forward to seeing how you all continue to shape the future of gaming.
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The Google Pixel 3, technically, isn’t a real device yet. Google hasn’t even announced it and it’s definitely not available to purchase anywhere. But thanks to some really crafty leaks, tons of details have been popping up online over the weekend, including a full unboxing video. This might be the first time we’ve had an […]
Come comment on this article: Google Pixel 3 gets unboxed early. Really early.
Panasonic has launched the Lumix LX100 II, a compact camera for photographers who might want a bigger sensor than on models like Sony's RX100 VI. The biggest change over the last model is a higher resolution 17-megapixel Four Thirds MOS sensor, a lar…
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Fitbit isn’t the only company making waves in the digital fitness community this week. Google has also redesigned its Google Fit app, the backbone of fitness tracking on Wear OS and on Android devices that aren’t Samsung. The new redesign was made with input from the American Heart Association and World Health Organization, so Google […]
Come comment on this article: Google Fit gets a makeover to tempt you back into your exercise routine
OnePlus has always tried to sell phones by cutting unnecessary corners to keep costs low, but one of those corners was in full distribution that you see with other manufacturers. You can’t walk into most stores, check out a OnePlus 6, and walk out with a phone in a big and a ton of accessories. […]
Come comment on this article: OnePlus finally gets a US carrier to sell phones on store shelves
The Red Hydrogen One finally has an update, so those of you holding out for the next-generation 3D-capable smartphone won’t have to wait much longer. There are a couple models that you’ll be able to buy, so potential customers have some options to sort through before deciding what they actually want. If you want to […]
Come comment on this article: Red Hydrogen One gets a new release date, plus an early release model that you can’t complain about
It’s just a month ago since Huawei announced its GPU Turbo technology that promises to boost graphics performance by up to 60% and optimize power consumption while gaming by up to 30%. After a limited beta test, the software update has begun rolling out to the Honor 10 initially with other Huawei and Honor handsets […]
Come comment on this article: Honor 10 gets GPU Turbo graphics boost and new camera features in latest update
Evan Blass has managed to sneak everyone a look at Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 9 with a full press render, confirming a few details and design changes. The most striking feature is probably that yellow-accented S-Pen, which looks really slick, but there’s a few other things on the backside that are worth mentioning. This particular […]
Come comment on this article: Galaxy Note 9 gets leaked in a full press render, fingerprint scanner still on board
Microsoft has released a pretty major update for the Microsoft Launcher home screen experience onto the Play Store, bringing a ton of new features centered around Microsoft’s apps and services. The update bumps the app to version 4.11 and includes some interface tweaks on top of the new integrated features. Here’s the changelog: What’s new […]
Come comment on this article: Microsoft Launcher for Android gets a major update with tons of new features
DrinkBox Studios released the stylized first-person dungeon crawler Severed as a PS Vita exclusive back in April 2016, but the game moved on from Sony's ailing handheld to iOS by year's end. Yet two years later, the title is making a triumphant retur…
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Lagging way behind most of the market, Google finally seems to figured out that users want to be able to send and receive messages from whatever screen they are viewing at the moment. Last month Google rolled out the ability for Android Messages users to sync text messages on the desktop, joining their Google Allo […]
Come comment on this article: Google Duo gets some support for multiple devices including tablets
On stage today at Radio City Music Hall, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki made a surprising revelation: the service gets 1.8 billion logged-in viewers every month. And that doesn't include people who aren't logged in — which means the actual number of peo…
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Last fall during their big product announcements, one item that was a bit of a surprise was Google Clips. The small camera was designed to do just what its name suggests – grab short video clips that can then be uploaded to social media. It is hard to gauge whether Google Clips has been a […]
Come comment on this article: [Deal] Google Clips gets a $ 50 discount
Streaming live content via YouTube Live has been an indispensable tool for content creators to deliver music, sports, gaming and more from anywhere in the world. Live broadcasting is now available to virtually anyone with a smartphone and YouTube has just added some notable updates. Let’s take a look at what’s new. Live chat allows […]
Come comment on this article: YouTube Live streaming gets significant updates
Google likes to tweak their YouTube interface, especially on mobile devices. However, their Android TV interface always seems to lag behind, even next to other set-top boxes. With that being said, it looks like Google has pushed a YouTube update on Android TV that further tweaks the latest, non-Material Design aesthetic and brings some features […]
Come comment on this article: Android TV’s YouTube app gets a small redesign, includes video quality control
Android Wear has been a little stagnate lately, feeling as if Google has moved it to the back burner. We have yet to get a Google “Pixel Watch” and Fossil, along with other actual watch brands, have largely been responsible for new models. The tech industry seems to be in a wait-and-see pattern for now (with […]
Come comment on this article: Android Wear gets a boost with the new Skagen Falster
To say that the tablet market is as flat as a pancake could be an understatement. Since the launch of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S3 back at MWC 2017 in February, well, there hasn’t been a whole lot for tablet lovers to get excited about in the Android world. And yes, I include Amazon’s Fire tablets […]
Come comment on this article: Huawei’s 8.4-inch Mediapad M5 tablet gets Bluetooth certification, could launch during CES 2018
In their latest round of reviews and recommendations for smartphones, Consumer Reports is recommending buyers choose the Samsung Galaxy S7 over the new Apple iPhone 8. Having one of the leading sources for buying recommendations choose a phone that is over a year old over the latest release from Apple has to sting and points […]
Come comment on this article: Samung Galaxy S7 gets nod over Apple iPhone 8 according to Consumer Reports
Google Assistant is popping up everywhere, just recently integrating itself with almost 90 of LG’s smart appliances. And as of today, its available on Android TV. Starting with NVIDIA SHIELD TV and coming to Sony Bravia TVs in the coming months, users can find the latest movies, check the score on the big game, dim […]
Come comment on this article: NVIDIA SHIELD TV gets Google Assistant with Sony Bravia TVs coming soon
Google has been quite slow to expand the Allo ecosystem since first revealing yet another messaging platform from the tech giant. One piece that seemed to take forever was the launch of a web interface for users wanting to access Allo from their desktops. Google finally released a web interface last month, but users quickly […]
Come comment on this article: Google Allo gets a web update including ‘volume’ and Smart Smileys
In an announcement made today, Google shared an update on a major redesign to their Google Dashboard platform that will start rolling out next week. The Google Dashboard originally launched in 2009 as a way for users to quickly figure out what products they use and access some history and settings. Since then Google has […]
Come comment on this article: Google Dashboard gets redesign and new focus for users
Qardio, the company behind smart gadgets like the QardioArm and QardioBase, has just kicked off some new features in their health tracking app to help you stay in shape. If you were looking for an excuse to ditch Fitbit, this might be it. The new app will track your overall steps and activity and allow users […]
Come comment on this article: Qardio’s Android app gets new activity tracking features
Our next taste of Dishonored isn't DLC — it's an entirely new standalone title called Death of the Outsider, which lands on September 15th. That might seem like an odd move for developer Arkane Studios, but it probably makes sense. Dishonored 2, lik…
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The Google Home is much more than simply being a Google Assistant device, its built-in speakers are great for listening to music from. After confirming that Android 8.0 would indeed be known as Oreo yesterday, Google has also added more music options to its Google Home device, making it easier to stream your favorite tracks […]
Come comment on this article: Google Home finally gets Bluetooth audio, Deezer and Spotify Free support coming soon
Did you enjoy Her Story, the indie title that revived the use of full-motion video in games? You're not alone: Sam Barlow's game sold over 100,000 copies, a lot for a small-budget release, and won its share of acclaim, including multiple awards. An…
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With the arrival of this batch, Amazon is currently offering ten phones at a lower cost with its own services at the forefront alongside Google’s. Amazon added phones from Nokia, Alcatel, and Lenovo for a simultaneous release date next month. These are the new Prime Exclusive devices: Nokia 6 for $ 179 (21% off) Alcatel Idol […]
Come comment on this article: Amazon gets Prime Exclusive flavors of the Nokia 6, Moto E4, and three Alcatel phones
Google’s fancy Gboard keyboard has been updated with some new tricks that should help you type faster and spend less time digging through your emoji drawer. Yep, this update is very focused on helping you find emojis quicker. Instead of looking through all of your emojis, you can now simply draw the emoji you want […]
Come comment on this article: Google’s Gboard gets updated with new features
As Google I/O 2017 starts to wind down and fans plot their new developments or their next big purchase based on Google tech, the enterprise market got some welcome news about some tools Google will roll out for G Suite. G Suite is Google’s platform mainly intended for the enterprise that gives companies access to […]
Come comment on this article: G Suite gets more customization tools including new App Maker
A man was arrested this week in Mountain View, California, for allegedly attacking one of Knightscope’s K5 security robots. Now that will earn you some hardcore respect when you’re locked up behind bars.
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Today’s wearables may be useful for tracking the number of steps you’ve taken or calories burned, but soon, they may be able to help you keep tabs on another kind of activity — your bank account.
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Sirin Labs, makers of the $ 14,000 Solarin phone, proves that getting ahead in smartphone manufacturing today is a true challenge, as news spreads of a change in strategy and not enough sales.
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Martin Shkreli doesn't have a monopoly on jacking up drug prices. Marathon Pharmaceuticals has received FDA approval for an old drug used to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy, deflazacort, and in the process has raised the price to ridiculously high…
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ZTE is next up to bat to bring Nougat to some of its devices, and first on the list is the Axon 7. ZTE is touting this as the most affordable Daydream compatible phone in the US right now, which is a selling point all on its own, but there’s plenty of other stuff to look […]
Come comment on this article: ZTE Axon 7 gets updated to Android 7.0 Nougat
Google is adding a new feature to Google Maps for Android to help users plan their hunt for a parking space when arriving at a destination. The new feature will provide information on parking difficulty at a destination in 25 metro areas in the U.S. The information will be provided via an icon to help […]
Come comment on this article: Google Maps gets a ‘parking difficulty’ feature
Huawei has taken the wraps off of a new version of the P8 Lite that features a sleek new design and some serious upgrades under the hood, including a new Kirin 655 chip and Android 7.0 Nougat.
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While it’s widely believed that Samsung will delay launching the Galaxy S8 thanks to the lingering effects of the abortive Galaxy Note 7, LG has confirmed that it will announce its G6 handset on February 26th at MWC 2017 next month. There is one caveat, though, the LG G6 will use last year’s silicon, the Snapdragon 821, instead […]
Come comment on this article: LG G6 to make do with the Snapdragon 821 after Samsung gets ‘first dibs’ on Snapdragon 835