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OnePlus 6T leaks and shows off it’s fancy new notch

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 lines up new comedy from ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ duo

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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LG doesn’t know what it’s doing, will release the V35 Signature Edition in August

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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YouTube Music and YouTube Premium launch in 17 countries: It’s all here

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:

  1. It’s ALL here. Not just music videos, but official albums, singles, remixes, live performances, covers and hard-to-find music you can only get on YouTube.
  2. Recommendations built for you. A home screen that dynamically adapts to provide recommendations based on the artists and songs you’ve played before, where you are and what you’re doing. Chilling at the beach? Need some motivation? The right music is right here, built just for you.
  3. Thousands of playlists across any genre, mood or activity. Try “A Dose of Sun” for brighter tunes on a cloudy day, “The Pop Hotlist” for the biggest hits around the world or “Distrito Latino” for Latin pop hits of the moment.
  4. Smart search so we’ll find the song, even if you can’t remember what it’s called. “That space-themed Spice Girls song in the desert.” Here you go. You can also search by lyrics (even if they’re wrong). It’s “Hold me closer, Tony Danza,” right?
  5. The hottest videos. We’ll keep you on top of what’s hot! The hottest videos in the world right now are right there, on their own dedicated Hotlist screen. Today in the U.S., it features “Nervous” by Shawn Mendes, in the U.K, it’s “Drippy” by IAMDDB, and in France, it’s “Fais moi la passe” by JUL.
  6. Ad-free listening, downloads and more. Get YouTube Music Premium to listen ad-free, in the background and on-the-go with downloads. Plus, your Offline Mixtape automatically downloads songs you love just in case you forgot to. For a limited time, get three months free of YouTube Music Premium here, ($ 9.99 per month after, $ 14.99 per month for a Family Plan)*.


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.


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After Math: It’s trade show season

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’s now safe to skin your Nintendo Switch

When it became clear that vinyl wraps and other stickers were damaging the Switch, you could practically hear the wailing from console customizers everywhere. How were you supposed to add a personal touch to Nintendo's machine without giving it a pe…
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Tesla says it’s being underpaid because its batteries are too fast

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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It’s time to turn up the music: Watch The BRITs LIVE with Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa, Stormzy, and Justin Timberlake on YouTube

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


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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!

Kevin Allocca, Head of Culture & Trends, and the YouTube Rewind team, recently watched “YouTube Rewind: The Shape of 2017 | #YouTubeRewind.”


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Asus Zenfone AR will cost $648 from Verizon whenever it’s available

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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It’s now easier to get Purism’s security-focused laptops

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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Canon’s first drone is here — and it’s flying with a rumored $40K price tag

Canon has entered into the drone market through a partnership with Prodrone Co. Its pricey search-and-rescue drone sees in the dark thanks to Canon’s 4 million-ISO camera. The announcement comes from Canon Japan.

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NASA is fed up with lousy ‘internet’ speeds in space, so it’s doing something about it

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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It’s finally back — Verizon re-offers its unlimited plan to eager customers

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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Trump’s Nordstrom tweet isn’t illegal, but it’s still a problem

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 saw the future of smartphones, and it’s sexier and smarter than you’d imagine

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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OnePlus 3T gets software update, but it’s not Nougat

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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Struggling Samsung won’t split in two, but it’s throwing investors a bone

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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Yet another Samsung phone allegedly exploded, but it’s not the Galaxy Note 7

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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Still waiting for your Mavic Pro drone to arrive? DJI says it’s working on it

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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Loki Wi-Fi meat thermometer monitors your meal, tells you when it’s done

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 expects to miss out on $2.3 billion in profits, and it’s all the Note 7’s fault

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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It looks like it’s over for the Microsoft Band fitness tracker

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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Ted Baker and Google want you to say weird things in public, but it’s going to be worth it

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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It’s a numbers game! How analytics are turning games into distraction machines

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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Xiaomi’s Mi Box gives Android TV lovers their 4K fix, and it’s headed stateside

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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Oscar is a 3D-printed organic Lego set … and it’s creepy as hell

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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At NYU’s first-ever VR filmmaking class, it’s all about kittens in boxes

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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It’s possible to buy the Galaxy S7 and LG G5 right now, if you dare

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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It’s not too late! These last-minute gifts will still thrill them

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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The world’s ‘most powerful’ smartphone isn’t, but it’s still good

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 confirms that it’s working on a mobile payment system

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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.

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How Netflix works in virtual reality, and why it’s not HD

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 iOS 9: It’s coming on September 16 with deep 3D Touch integration for new iPhones

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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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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Xiaomi launches online store on June 1 in the U.S. and later in Europe, but it’s sparsely stocked

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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