This year was marked by surprising celebrity moments. In February, Kylie Jenner surprised the world with “To Our Daughter,” an 11-minute film detailing her pregnancy and the birth of baby Stormi, which was watched over 53 million times on its way to becoming YouTube’s global #1 Top Trending Video of 2018. Will Smith vlogged all over the world. Oh, and he also jumped out of a helicopter over the Grand Canyon on a dare. Rihanna started her own “Tutorial Tuesdays” makeup series. And, of course, Beyoncé’s livestream from Coachella took #Beychella worldwide.
Emerging and well-known YouTube stars also showed up in a big way in the year’s “Top Trending Videos” list. Liza and David shared the news of their breakup through tears and laughter, the guys from Dude Perfect somehow perfectly tossed bread into a toaster, and AsapSCIENCE once again solved the Internet’s latest mystery. (Seriously, is it “Yanny” or “Laurel”?) India comedy sensation Amit Bhadana amassed an astounding 11 million subscribers in just one year and Lâm Chấn Khang’s two-hour musical comedy set in the criminal underworld amassed more than 60 million views.
With more than 673 million collective views, these were the moments that had you watching, commenting and sharing in 2018:
Following the success of last year’s monster hit “Despacito,” Latin Music has continued to explode on YouTube. in 2018. In fact, eight of the ten most-watched music videos over the past year were by Latin artists.
It’s also time for our annual Rewind mashup video. But rather than trying to sum up 2018’s biggest memes, personalities, and hit videos ourselves, we tried something different this time around. We asked some of YouTube’s biggest names to tell us what they wanted to see if they controlled Rewind.
Check out the full video below and head over to our Rewind site to get to know the creators and artists who shaped popular culture in 2018.
Kevin Allocca, Head of Culture & Trends, and the YouTube Rewind team, recently watched “YouTube Rewind 2018: Everyone Controls Rewind.”
We’ve heard quite a bit about the OnePlus 6T, including some things from OnePlus directly. But we’ve been curious about what they were planning on doing with the notch, considering it’s a pretty controversial topic in the Android community. Well, hopefully this leak satisfies your curiosity. The notch certainly isn’t going away, but OnePlus is […]
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Apple has signed on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia duo Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day for a straight-to-series comedy, according to a Variety report.
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We’ve made plenty of jokes about LG releasing way too many flagship phones this year, and apparently, LG isn’t listening. Not even slightly. Next up on the flagship train for the company with a fumbling mobile division is the LG V35 Signature Edition, offering almost no worthwhile upgrades to the current V35 ThinQ, but it […]
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The wait is over! Starting today, YouTube Music is available to everyone in the U.S, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and South Korea* in addition to 12 new countries including Austria, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Now fans around the world can find more of the music they love and effortlessly discover new favorites.
YouTube Music is a new music streaming service built on top of all the music on YouTube that you can’t find anywhere else – personalized and all simply organized in one new app and web player.
Here’s how it all comes together:
YouTube Premium also launches today
Starting today, YouTube Premium (formerly YouTube Red) will be available in 17 countries, providing members with the benefits of Music Premium, plus ad-free, background, and downloads across all of YouTube. YouTube Premium members also get access to the full slate of YouTube Originals shows and movies including the hit series Cobra Kai, Impulse, F2 Finding Football and The Sidemen Show. For a limited time, get three months free of YouTube Premium here, ($ 11.99 per month after, $ 17.99 per month for a Family Plan)*.
Current YouTube Red and Google Play Music members (including family plans) in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, and Mexico will automatically receive access to YouTube Premium at their current price. Google Play Music subscribers in all other countries will automatically receive access to YouTube Music Premium at their current price as it becomes available there. Nothing is changing with Google Play Music – you’ll still be able to access all of your purchased music, uploads and playlists in Google Play Music just like always.
Try YouTube Music and YouTube Premium
Get the new YouTube Music from the Play Store and App Store today or check out the brand new web player at music.youtube.com. You can sign up for YouTube Premium at youtube.com/premium.
*YouTube Music Premium is $ 9.99 per month and YouTube Premium is $ 11.99 per month for individual memberships in the U.S. Pricing and Family Plan availability varies by country. South Korea will only offer YouTube Premium at the current price of YouTube Red.
Ah June, the January of summer. With Computex winding down and E3 getting started, the weeks are just going to be packed with new gadgets and forward-looking announcements. Oh yeah, Apple had a keynote this past week as well but since there weren't a…
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It looks like Tesla's batteries are too fast for their own good. As the Sydney Morning Herald reports, the company claims it's not being properly paid for the electricity its South Australia battery farm is generating for the country's power grid. An…
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Do you remember the BRITs, where Ed Sheeran famously brought Stormzy out to perform, Adele showed us that she doesn’t like being rushed, and Ginger Spice unveiled her iconic Union Jack dress? It’s almost time for the action to begin again as the excitement of The BRIT Awards 2018 is almost upon us. What memorable pop culture moments will this year bring?
We’re letting you in on all the fun as we’re streaming the BRITs right here live for the fifth year running. Just tune in at YouTube.com/BRITS on whatever screen you find yourself closest to: mobile, tablet or TV, on February 21 at 11:30 a.m. PT / 2:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. GMT. (If you’re in the U.K., you can catch up on performances after the show).
YouTube star and music sensation, Conor Maynard is hosting the livestream alongside none other than BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Yasmin Evans. The pair will share all sorts of behind-the-scenes gossip from the show live, so you won’t want to miss it on the night.
This year, nominated stars like Dua Lipa, Stormzy and Ed Sheeran – who got their start on YouTube – are set to grace the main stage, so you’ll want to keep your eyes peeled for brilliant renditions of their hits. And as British hitmakers are not just popular at home, their BRIT performances will be beamed on YouTube to their massive followings abroad. …
Comedian Jack Whitehall will bring his hilarious antics to the party as host of the BRITs, too, so there’ll be plenty of laughs to go with the great music.
Livestream host Conor Maynard said: “I’m super excited to be hosting The BRITs coverage on YouTube. My career started on YouTube, so it feels great to be doing something on YouTube and the BRITs. Can’t wait to have an awesome night!”
Geoff Taylor, Chief Executive of The BPI & BRIT Awards said: “We are delighted to be streaming The BRITs live to fans all around the world with our partner YouTube, for a fifth successive year. We are thrilled to have such popular and talented hosts.”
After the show, you’ll find performances from the artists on a YouTube playlist for you to relive and rewatch, plus further catch-up content on the BRITs channel. So, tune in at YouTube.com/BRITS on February 21 at 11:30 a.m. PT / 2:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. GMT for unforgettable performances and must-see shenanigans.
— The YouTube Music Team
Back at CES, we were impressed with Asus' new smartphone, the ZenFone AR, but it wasn't clear exactly how much it would be. Now, the Verizon-exclusive smartphone is available for preorder; it will cost $ 648. Qualified buyers can pay in installments o…
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Purism is nowhere near as well-known as other PC makers, but you may want to keep it on your radar if you're becoming increasingly concerned about security and privacy. The company, which only used to sell made-to-order machines, has just announced t…
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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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Guess peer pressure really works. Or at least, healthy competition among the leading phone service providers does. After enduring what seems like years of ridicule from T-Mobile and Sprint, Verizon is finally back in the unlimited game.
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When Donald Trump became president of the United States, many thought his off-the-cuff tweeting days were over. Surely he would adopt the seriousness of his new role as leader of the free world and apply more discretion over what he says on social me…
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We’ve seen the future of smartphones. Two amazing phones, the Xiaomi Mi Mix and the Honor Magic, have given us a glimpse of the tech many of the major manufacturers are going to build into their flagship devices for the coming year.
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The software update rolling out today to the OnePlus 3T isn’t what you think it’s for. A software update for OxygenOS 3.5.4 is being pushed to the OnePlus 3T, and it includes a bunch of fixes as well as optimizations for device owners on T-Mobile’s network. Here’s the full changelog: Optimizations for US-TMO Network Optimizations […]
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Samsung has announced a new shareholder return plan amid calls to split in two. While it has not confirmed the creation of a holding company just yet, it is exploring splitting in two as an option.
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It’s been bad news week after week for Samsung ever since the company began recalling exploding Galaxy Note 7 smartphones. It recalled 2.8 million washing machines last week and now a woman in France says her Galaxy J5 exploded.
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The Mavic Pro drone garnered a lot of attention when DJI unveiled the compact and foldable quadcopter in September. It started shipping last month, but a number of problems has left many pre-order customers still waiting for their machine to arrive.
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This “Smart Meat Thermometer” gives chefs a temperature probe for their cooking, and then relays the data via a mobile app to say how the food is cooking and when it’s likely to be ready.
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Samsung has been forced to slash its expected earnings for the previous three months by a third, due to the failure of the Galaxy Note 7, and resulting product recall. Added into a huge drop in shares, and the financial pain is beginning to show.
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Microsoft said on Monday that it’s sold of its Band 2 fitness tracker and has no plans to release an updated version this year. The Band launched to mediocre reviews in 2014 though the second version saw big improvements. A Band 3, however, seems unlikely.
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Passers-by are really going to wonder what you’re searching for online if you partake in fashion brand Ted Baker’s latest gambit. Partnering with Google, and linked to a “shoppable” short film made with Guy Ritchie, this is shopping like we’ve never seen it before.
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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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At Google’s 2016 I/O developer conference, Chinese company Xiaomi unveiled the 4K Mi Box, set-top hardware bound for U.S. shores later this year. It features support for 4K video and HDR.
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Introduced in The Modular Body, a 56-video series narrating The Oscar Project, “Oscar” is described as a 3D printed modular body. The new creation looks like a butchered hen returned to life, but there’s no telling how long it would live — were it really alive.
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NYU’s Tisch School of Arts held its first virtual reality filmmaking workshop with Oculus and guest speakers. Digital Trends sat in on the class and watched as students zipped across rooms testing out and learning about, VR films.
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Neither the LG G5 or Samsung Galaxy S7 are officially announced yet, but there’s a seller on a classified ad website in Dubai apparently selling both models, complete with pictures.
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Gift giving can be a delicate process, especially when you’ve left it up to the last minute. Check out our picks for the best last-minute gifts, whether your recipient is an audio aficionado or a soon-to-be world traveler.
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One smartphone maker is learning the hard way why you shouldn't promise more than you can deliver. Yu (partly owned by India's Micromax) has unveiled the Yutopia, which it bills as the "most powerful phone on the planet." There's only one problem:…
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LG has just confirmed that it’s currently working on a mobile payment system, which it hopes will challenge both Android and Samsung Pay. Unfortunately, no details were given with regards to when the service will launch, but recent speculation suggests that there will be an opt-in public beta test in South Korea next month.
Judging from the details provided by LG in its official statement, it looks like its payment platform is set to support MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission) and NFC (Near Field Communication), which will deliver an identical tap-to-pay experience to Samsung Pay. However, LG claims its service will excel in terms of software.
Not only is it boasting that the service will be more convenient than its competitors, but the South Korean company also claims that it will be more versatile and functional due to the application’s extremely intuitive, easy-to-use interface.
LG owners: Are you excited to hear that the company is working on its own payment platform? Are you planning on using it? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
Source: LG (Korea)
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It's true, the Netflix VR app is ready for your compatible* Samsung phone and Gear VR headset (if you don't see it, try uninstalling and reinstalling the Oculus app), and has a virtual living room for you to chill in. Oculus CTO John Carmack worked…
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Apple will release iOS 9, the next version of its mobile operating system, on September 16. It has revealed the all the details about the new features it will contain, including how it will work with 3D Touch. Here’s what you need to know.
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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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Xiaomi is taking a tentative step into the U.S. market with the launch Monday of an online store. Shoppers can choose from a small selection of tech accessories but won’t yet be able to pick up any of the smartphones.
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