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OnePlus 6 review, one month in: Still a flagship killer?

OnePlus has never shied away from taking on the giants of the mobile industry dating all the way back to the original OnePlus One device, which offered killer hardware and specs at a fraction of the price of your typical flagship smartphone. That philosophy has changed a bit over the years (and we’ve certainly complained […]

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Steam Link and Steam Video are making their way to Android TV and smartphones this month

If you’re a big PC gamer, you’ve probably heard of or used Valve’s Steam Link for streaming your games to a television. It’s a useful little gadget that saves you the hassle of running long HDMI cables all over your house, especially if you have a decent router. I’ve invested in two of them already, […]

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#CreateBlackHistory: Celebrating Black History Month with YouTube.

Over the past year, we’ve seen historic examples of “firsts” in so many different areas of society and Black History literally being made every single day. This month, and every month, I’m inspired by the future faces of Black History on this platform–incredible artists, musicians, beauticians and comedians like Todrick Hall, Ari Fitz, Andrea’s Choice, and TPindell. That’s why, this Black History Month, we are excited to celebrate these awesome creators by having them share who inspires them every day.

To recognize these contemporary history-makers in the making, we asked 28 different YouTube creators to tell us who they believe is creating Black History. Each day this month, we’ll publish one of those videos as a Reel on YouTube Spotlight channel.


In addition to our daily videos, we’ll share a new playlist each week of February, celebrating the luminaries who have been making Black History of late.

Celebrate Black History Month with us by visiting youtube.com/spotlight on your phone and swiping over to the Reels tab. And after watching the Reels, tell us who inspires you with the hashtag #CreateBlackHistory.

Danielle Tiedt, Chief Marketing Officer at YouTube, recently watched #CreateBlackHistory


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Udacity’s ‘flying car’ engineering course starts next month

Flying cars have always been a goalpost of the future, but last year companies like Toyota, Airbus, DeLorean and Volvo's parent company invested in or announced plans to get their own units flying soon. If you wanted to get in on the ground floor of…
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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

This past Friday marked the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month, which started nearly 50 years ago to celebrate the rich history of Hispanics in the U.S. and the tremendous impact they’ve had on American culture and society. This year, we want to celebrate everyone who identifies as part of the Hispanic and/or Latinx community by shining a light on the amazing content that they produce on YouTube. YouTube is overflowing with stories that are rich in Latinx and Hispanic culture and perspective – and it includes voices that span a vibrant spectrum of backgrounds and experiences.

Through humor, beauty, food, music and much more, Hispanic and Latinx creators make an impact every day. They set trends, define American culture, and connect with millions of fans all at the same time. For example, just last month, Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito” became the most-watched video of all time on YouTube. But while Latin music is one of the fastest growing communities on the platform, music is only one small part of a rich catalog of stories Hispanic and Latinx creators are making and sharing. We’d like to take a moment to highlight a few of those creators here:

Lele Pons, a breakout star of 2017, showcases her pride for her heritage through humorous videos depicting what being Latinx means to her. Using humor to connect with people of all backgrounds, Lele has grown her audience to over 5 million subscribers with viral comedy videos and collabs that range from high school scenes to telenovela parodies and the hilarious Training to be a Latina. Similarly, Eric Ochoa (SUPEReeeGO), frequently parodies his experiences of growing up Mexican and was recently featured in the YouTube Red show, “Single by 30.” Like Lele, he’s taught us that exploring your background and viewpoint is a great way to build a global community of allies (and subscribers). The popularity of their content on YouTube indicates the community’s desire to see a world online that more authentically represents the world in which we live.

Many Hispanic and Latinx creators are also driving major trends on the platform. Slime videos, for example, were one of the biggest trends on YouTube this year, and DIY guru Karina Garcia was one of the key influencers driving the popularity of this category, with wildly popular videos like this one. Overall, her slime videos have amassed a whopping 225 million views. Beyond slime, she continues to connect with her community with life hack videos covering a huge range of subjects.

Beauty remains one of the top content categories on the platform and tastemaker Manny Mua has not only disrupted the beauty world, but he has also redefined the concept of “beauty guru.” Renowned for his gorgeous makeup tutorials, Manny was recently named Maybelline’s first ever male brand ambassador.

These creators represent just a few examples from a diverse community of Hispanic and Latinx voices on YouTube whose experiences, perspectives, stories and voices all drive a broader connected community. You can find videos from them and other Hispanic and Latinx influencers by visiting youtube.com/spotlight all month, with new playlists debuting every Monday through October 9. We also want to highlight fresh new content to include in this playlist, so tag your uploads #HHM or #HispanicHeritageMonth and you may see your video featured.

Danielle Tiedt, Chief Marketing Officer at YouTube, recently watched Let’s Talk: Being Hispanic & Latinx Books.


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Hack into a world of cyberpunk horror next month in ‘Observer’

If you think things are unendurably awful in the world today, maybe don't play Observer when it hits PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Mac and Linux on August 15th. Observer follows one of the darkest paths at humanity's feet, imagining a 2084 where corp…
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Google offering Play Music and YouTube Red 4 month trials to some users

If you have never been a subscriber to Google’s Play Music or YouTube Red services, Google is hoping to lure you into giving them a try with a slightly better trial period than normal. Usually new subscribers can get 2 months of either service for free before the monthly charges kick in. However, the Google Play […]

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YouTube hits 1.5 billion viewers per month, introduces new share and dynamic adapt features

New features for YouTube were introduced alongside the announcement of a major milestone. Every month there are 1.5 billion logged in viewers on YouTube, which Google says is about 20% of the world’s population. These viewers are watching an hour per day on mobile devices alone. That should mean the 1 billion hours of video […]

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Hungry for Nougat? OnePlus 3 gets it this month

Sure, OnePlus’ software is among the best in the world because of its simple and clean presentation. A problem exists, though. Getting software updates out in a timely manner has been extremely difficult for the company. With every device, OnePlus just takes so long to go from testing to rolling out. If you were thinking […]

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DirecTV Now will be $35 per month for 100 channels

AT&T’s live television streaming service powered by DirecTV will launch next month with a price on the same level as the competition. The upcoming service, known as DirecTV Now, was teased by AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson and Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes during the duo’s appearance at WSJD Live. While the focus of their appearance […]

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Samsung’s Gear 360 officially gets released in the US later this month

Did you forget about Samsung’s Gear 360? You’d be forgiven if you did, since Samsung went almost completely silent on the little camera after its announcement with the Galaxy S7. Well, fast forward a few months to the launch of the next Galaxy phone, and the tentative release date for the US version of the […]

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Guess how much AT&T is raising the data caps for U-Verse and GigaPower next month

AT&T said that it’s increasing the data caps of its U-Verse and GigaPower Internet services in August. The company seems to be feeling generous, as it increased the caps once this year already. Customers will be informed by email and other means.

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Bad news Poké-players, that Pokémon Go Plus wearable isn’t coming out this month

Nintendo has crushed the dreams of many Pokémon Go players, and said the fun Pokémon Go Plus Bluetooth accessory (that may help conserve your phone’s battery) has been delayed, and won’t arrive until September.

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Catch the big ads from the Big Game all month long

The YouTube AdBlitz is back, which means that the Super Bowl ad season is officially underway. Last year, you watched more than 6.3 million hours’ worth of Super Bowl ads on YouTube. That’s enough time for you to fly from Phoenix to the moon and back 87,500 times, watch every NFL game in history 138 times, or listen to Katy Perry’s “Roar” 84M times. In other words … there are a lot of you who watch football for the ads!

The cutest puppy in history, British villains driving sports cars, and iconic music sensations were some of the big winners on YouTube AdBlitz last year. Will there be new contenders this year, or will the powerhouses reign supreme?

Here’s the full rundown of what you’ll find on this year’s AdBlitz channel:

  • Teasers: Super Bowl ads were watched more than 160M times on YouTube before last year’s game even began. Commercials that were released on YouTube before they aired during the game drove approximately 2.5X more views on average than commercials that were released on game day. Once again, YouTube will host a teaser gallery where people can watch advertiser submitted pregame ads all in one place.
  • Game Day Commercials: You’ll also find all the advertiser-submitted game-day commercials on our YouTube AdBlitz channel uploaded as soon as the ad is aired on TV.
  • YouTube Halftime Show: For the first time, YouTube will host a Halftime Show produced in collaboration with Collective Digital Studio that will be live streamed on the AdBlitz Channel. Filmed at the YouTube Space in L.A., the show will feature more than 20 YouTube creators and musicians with over 60M combined subscribers including Harley Morenstein from EpicMealTime, Freddie Wong, Rhett and Link, Toby Turner and more.
  • Postgame Gallery: This year, we’re introducing a postgame content gallery where advertisers can continue the conversation with their audience by providing follow-on or behind-the-scenes footage of their Super Bowl spot.
  • Postgame Voting: Don’t forget to have your say on your favorite Super Bowl ad. After the game ends, visit the AdBlitz channel to vote for and share your favorite Super Bowl commercials. You’ll have until 11:59 p.m. ET on February 9 to cast your vote.

For the next month, YouTube is your go-to destination for all your Super Bowl ads entertainment. Visit youtube.com/adblitz from your smartphone, tablet or desktop to watch, share and vote for your favorite spots this season.

Riki Nakasuji, Sports & Gaming Sponsorships Manager, recently watched “The Bay Area in 4K.”


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LG’s new Nexus phone might arrive next month

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Nexus devices typically launch in November, a time that coincides with the release of a new version of Android. This year, however, the wait may not be so long. A report from Korean media outlet MK Post claims that a Nexus device from LG will launch on September 29. What else does this mean? Android 6.0 Marshmallow is coming very soon.

The information regarding the approaching release date apparently comes from the same source that was correct about the Nexus 5’s arrival in 2014. While we cannot confirm the source’s validity, having a proven track record is certainly beneficial.

Huawei’s alleged Nexus device was not mentioned in the report.

Source: MK Post
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Google’s solar plane crashed earlier this month

According to Bloomberg Business, the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating an incident wherein Google’s solar-powered Solara 50 plane reportedly crashed shortly after takeoff. The event occurred on May 1st at a private airfield outsid…
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