In a world where you can pay for goods with the tap of your phone, send money to anyone with an app and do most of your shopping online, credit cards seem a bit long in the tooth. Visa is looking to toss them almost completely, replacing them with a…
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Rocket Lab is ready to start testing the rocket it developed to ferry small payloads to space. The US- and New Zealand-based company has decided to launch its Electron rocket anytime within a 10-day window that starts at 5PM Eastern on May 21st. It w…
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There’s no question that Android is the world’s most popular operating system for mobile devices. Why else would you be visiting Talk Android on a daily basis? Now you, too, can create apps for the phones and tablets. The Professional Android Developer Bundle is live on Talk Android Deals with an exclusive discount that expires […]
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As part of Google's quest to compel all websites to use the more secure HTTPS protocol, Chrome 62 will flash more warnings when you visit HTTP sites. A few months ago, Chrome 56 (rightly) started labeling unencrypted sites as "not secure" right next…
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P400 is a CNC desktop cutter with a difference, since the material it uses to slice isn’t wood or plastic, but rather cheap and normally disposable polystyrene. Here’s what you need to know.
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If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming a real-life Iron Man, and have enough Tony Stark-style bank that you can afford to drop $ 250,000 on an expensive toy, then this is the purchase for you!
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A lot of time gets wasted in football simply discussing plays. GoRout now uses an innovative technology which improves communication between coaches and the players so more time can be spent moving instead of listening.
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YouTube’s become a global destination for people who love watching gaming videos. And we want to take gamers’ viewing experience a step further by exploring how VR videos can put them right at the center of the action. That’s why we partnered with gaming creators and publishers to experiment with the production of 360 and VR videos. What’s come out of those experiments, from “League of Legends” to “Minecraft,” was pretty exciting.
From Let’s Play to trailers, there’s a really wide range of gaming content on YouTube, and a lot of these different style videos are now also becoming available in VR. You can check out gameplay from global creators as well as gaming-themed live action videos celebrating games like “Call of Duty.”
Game publishers are also getting involved in VR gaming videos in a big way, from the immensely popular “Clash of Clans” 360-degree video by Supercell to documentaries uploaded by “World of Tanks” publisher Wargaming. Even eSports organizations are producing content for VR, uploading 360-degree content from top events like the “League of Legends” World Championship Finals.
To give you a taste of gaming experience in VR, check out the playlist above for some of our favorite videos so far. It’s a good cross section of the kind of gaming videos we offer in VR, many of which can make you feel like you’re standing inside the game itself. You can watch these videos using the YouTube VR app available on Daydream or with Google Cardboard. If you don’t have a headset, don’t worry, you can still get the 360-degree video experience on your mobile phone or desktop.
Ryan Wyatt, Head of Gaming Content, recently watched “Clash of Clans: Hog Rider 360°.”
Google launched a new tool that may help you turn any old Android into your Android. It’s all thanks to the #myAndroid website, which promises to help make your handset truly your own “from the way it looks to the way it works.”
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Your smarts may originate in your brain, but that doesn’t mean they can’t manifest themselves in your feet. At least, not if Xiaomi has anything to say about it. The company has just released a pair of smart shoes.
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How do you dispose of a bottle of beer once you’re done drinking it? You crush it into fine grain sand, right? Thanks to a New Zealand brewery’s smart promotion, it’s possible to do exactly that.
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Amazon has been building out its voice-controlled AI system, Alexa, expanding into smart cars and Motorola phones. But part of its necessary growth comes from ingesting more content into its ecosystem. Today, National Public Radio announced that its…
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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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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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Sonos was previously the king of a pretty uncontested market. They made premium WiFi speaker systems that were a little more efficient than Bluetooth speakers, and they made their equipment compatible with as many things as possible. So far that’s been a pretty successful strategy, but with the rise of other “smart” speakers like Alexa, […]
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Japan-based company Sourcenext’s new product, iGotcha, automatically transcribes and translates incoming voicemail messages into 11 different languages. It’s available for Android and iOS.
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In a recently published paper, researchers from Stanford University describe an impressive new refrigeration method for providing cooling: simply beam the heat into space.
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The Anyractive GoTouch transforms virtually any electronic screen into digital whiteboard. It supports Android and iOS mobile devices, plus a growing number of Windows and Mac computers.
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Could nuclear waste be made great again by being used to generate electricity in a nuclear-powered battery? Researchers at the U.K.’s University of Bristol certainly think so — and they’ve created a battery to prove it.
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This week European scientists launched the “I Support AIM” campaign — an initiative to urge the European Space Agency (ESA) to move forward with its Asteroid Impact Mission (AIM) in 2020. Over 100 scientists have signed on.
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Samsung has acquired a Rich Communications Services business from NewNet, essentially allowing the company to make text messaging a lot more like using Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp.
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Getting fit isn’t just about tracking your activity — it’s also about eating right and getting the right nutrients. That’s why Styr Labs has introduced a fitness tracking ecosystem, complete with a tracker, scale, and supplements.
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NEC and Raspberry Pi are partnering in display and micro-computing to augment the P and V series of professional displays with the credit-card sized Pi system. Future signage and presentation screens should be more connected than ever.
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As U.S. voters prepare to head to the polls in just over a month, all eyes are on Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump as they debate for a second time — and like the last two debates, you can head to YouTube to watch the candidates take the stage.
Just choose a news channel on YouTube and join us live from St. Louis, Mo., on Sunday at 9 p.m. ET:
Brandon Feldman, YouTube News and Politics, recently watched “The Vice-Presidential Debate.”
If you’re crafty enough, you can turn your old tech into new tech, so don’t donate that old Nokia phone quite yet. Instead, head to YouTube and learn how to turn it into a smartwatch.
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Bringing toys to life in video games seems to be a big trend these days, however most of the time the toys do not do much. Lightseekers hopes to change that, allowing you to use your figurines as in-game controllers.
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The tower is part of the Smog Free Project, a clean air initiative led by Dutch artist designer Daan Roosegaarde, who refers to the structure as “the largest electronic vacuum cleaner in the world.”
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Miss the ol’ headphone jack on your shiny new iPhone 7? Fuze has a solution: The new Fuze Case has a headphone jack built right into it so you can listen to music and charge at the same time without the need for annoying dongles.
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Fuel3D, a 3D scanning company, has developed an impressive new smart technology for retail optical locations that makes finding a pair of spectacles that fit perfectly as simple as glancing in the mirror.
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YouTube has always allowed people to report content they believe violates our Community Guidelines and we often hear questions about what happens to a video after you’ve flagged it. When a flag is received, the reported content is always reviewed by YouTube before being removed. We have internal teams from around the world who carefully evaluate reports 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, and these teams remove content that violates our policies or are careful to leave content up if it hasn’t crossed the line.
Back in 2012, we noticed that certain people were particularly active in reporting Community Guidelines violations with an extraordinarily high rate of accuracy. From this insight, the Trusted Flagger program was born to provide more robust tools for people or organizations who are particularly interested in and effective at notifying us of content that violates our Community Guidelines.
As part of this program, Trusted Flaggers receive access to a tool that allows for reporting multiple videos at the same time. Once content is flagged, our trained teams review them to determine whether to remove the flagged videos or not. Our Trusted Flaggers’ results around flagging content that violates our Community Guidelines speak for themselves: their reports are accurate over 90% of the time. This is three times more accurate than the average flagger.
Given the success of the Trusted Flagger program, we want to do more to empower the people who contribute to YouTube in other ways. That’s why we’re introducing YouTube Heroes, a program designed to recognize and support the global community of people who consistently help make YouTube a better experience for everyone. These “Heroes” do this in big and small ways by adding captions & subtitles to videos, reporting videos that violate our community guidelines, or sharing their knowledge with others in our help forums.
The program is now available to a select group of contributors from across the globe who have histories of high quality community contributions. People who are interested in joining the program can express interest here and we will gradually admit other top contributors into the program.
YouTube Heroes will have access to a dedicated YouTube Heroes community site that is separate from the main YouTube site, where participants can learn from one another. Through the program, participants will be able to earn points and unlock rewards to help them reach the next level. For example, Level 2 Heroes get access to training through exclusive workshops and Hero hangouts, while Level 3 Heroes who have demonstrated their proficiency will be able to flag multiple videos at a time (something Trusted Flaggers can already do) and help moderate content strictly within the YouTube Heroes Community site.
YouTube Heroes will also be able to track their own contributions and see their overall impact. They can easily find out when a video they reported has been removed by YouTube for violation of our policies, a subtitle they contributed has been approved by the creator, or a help forum answer they’ve posted has been marked as best answer.
The iPhone 6S is a great companion to fitness as a tracker, route map, or for motivational music, but carrying it while being active isn’t always convenient. Moshi’s Endura slim case mounts to compatible accessories that make taking your phone along easy and is rugged enough for outdoor sports and activities.
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Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab says it’s identified a malware-infected Android app called “Guide for Pokémon Go” that it believes has been downloaded more than half a million times by fans of the hit smartphone game.
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Archos is not quite done announcing products, with the French manufacturer unveiling the 133 Oxygen. The tablet’s most obvious feature is its gargantuan 13.3-inch display.
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Like Gmail prior, it honestly seems like Google Cast has been in beta forever. Well, it's actually only been two years according to Google, and that test period ends now. Cast is directly built into Chrome as of today and anyone can use it without ha…
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A new partnership between Biotricity, a medical diagnostic and consumer healthcare tech company, and AT&T means that AT&T is now responsible for granting “near real-time connectivity for [Biotricity devices’] data transmission.”
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Want to dive into programming? There’s no better start than the Java Developer Course Bundle from Talk Android Deals. Not only will you get started off learning the Java programming language, but you’ll also get some great knowledge for developing your own Android apps. 100 lectures including 8+ hours of high quality content Introduction to […]
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If you’re already a great swimmer, this cleverly designed wetsuit from Roka Sports could make you even better. Though you’ll have to fork out $ 900 to find out.
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Gaming analytics allow developers to hack your feeble human brain like never before, and highly refined games they’re cranking out with it are more like crack than art.
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Sprint unveiled the LG K3, the latest addition to LG’s midrange K family of phones. Boasting entry-level specs, the K3 can be purchased through both Boost and Virgin Mobile, as long as that’s through their online stores.
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Apparently, pumping carbon dioxide into volcanic basalts is a pretty effective carbon capture technique. Back in 2012, scientists began an experiment in Iceland called the CarbFix Project. Since then, they've been injecting tons of carbon dioxide was…
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The Eye-Plug may only add a 2-megapixel camera to Android smartphones, but don’t scoff at the little dongle. The $ 40 accessory, introduced at Computex, can add 3D functionality and refocusing capabilities — and therefore brings depth to simple smartphone images or video.
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Pebble’s new clip-on Core wearable is gaining a new feature ahead of its 2017 launch: voice-assistance chops courtesy of Amazon’s Alexa. It’ll be able to use many of the same skills and features as Amazon’s Echo hardware.
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Ever wondered what the well-known Nokia ring tone would sound like as a classical masterpiece? Wonder no more! A YouTuber has turned it and other well-known ring tones into piano masterpieces.
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Apple isn’t letting a few failures in the classroom stop it from trying. The company’s latest efforts to bring the iPad into schools as part of President Obama’s ConnectED initiative actually seems to be working.
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Imagine if you could use your whole forearm as as interface for your smartwatch, instead of the tiny display it comes with. That’s the idea behind SkinTrack, which uses a ring and range of sensors to let you use your arm as a touch display.
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We used to rely on molecules to alter our brain chemistry, but with transcranial direct-current stimulation, or tDCS, altering your mood or curing illness could be an electrical zap away. Is it all good?
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Xiaomi’s not afraid of Samsung and LG, and it has proved it by officially partnering up with South Korean retailers to sell its hardware. But like its other international efforts, its smartphones won’t be among them. Yet.
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Day two at Mobile World Congress brought us a brilliant portable home theater for one, LG’s take on BB-8, Oppo’s idea for a shake-less camera phone, and Sony’s interactive projector of the future.
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