Look at T-Mobile’s brand. The vibe you get from its advertisements and social media behavior is exciting. Millennials love that, and they’ve been the largest of the groups flocking to T-Mobile quarter after quarter. It’s not exactly an image built to attract an older crowd, though. So now T-Mobile has a plan made specifically for those […]
Come comment on this article: T-Mobile’s One Unlimited 55+ plan proves the carrier loves more than just millennials
Facebook isn't shy about wanting to increase your involvement in politics, and that might soon include seeing posts from the politicians you don't follow. A spokesperson has confirmed to Recode that the social network is testing a feature that slips…
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Last year, executives of Alphabet's life science arm, Verily, discussed a project aimed at controlling invasive mosquito populations, the results of which are now going into effect. To combat the mosquito species that carries viruses like Zika and de…
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There are a few reasons why you aren't flying across the country in hypersonic aircraft, but the simplest of them is heat: when you travel at speeds over Mach 5, the ultra-high temperatures (around 3,600F to 5,400F) strip layers from metal. How do y…
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It’s no secret that LeEco is feeling the heat financially. The company is experiencing severe cash flow problems and had to halt its expansion plans, call off its acquisition of Vizio, pawn off some property, as well as lay off some staff in the U.S. Despite having received a cash injection of a couple of […]
Come comment on this article: More pressure piled on LeEco as CEO’s bank accounts and assets frozen
I just got off stage after a great conversation with Rhett and Link at VidCon, where we announced a number of exciting new updates. We spoke about VR, YouTube TV, new original series and a number of improvements to the core YouTube experience. Let’s talk about that!
I always have an incredible time at VidCon and this year is no different. I met amazing fans and inspirational creators and I experienced, first-hand, the wonderful sense of community and belonging between them. I hope some of these features and announcements will make their YouTube experience—and yours—better than ever.
Susan Wojcicki, CEO, YouTube recently watched Good Mythical Morning — What’s All Over My Body (CHALLENGE)
It’s more than a year since Google announced that Chromebooks would get the Play Store and the ability to run Android apps, with the Acer Chromebook R11, Asus Chromebook Flip, and Google’s Chromebook Pixel being the first to gain support. Thankfully, it seems that Google is picking up the pace somewhat with the addition of […]
Come comment on this article: Google brings Android Apps support to 16 more Chromebooks
The smart speaker trend started with Amazon's Echo, and now includes Google Home and Apple HomePod, but it could get a lot more crowded thanks to Qualcomm. It has just unveiled a reference "smart audio" design, including microphone, speaker and voice…
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It's tricky to test self-driving cars. Even if you have hundreds of thousands of miles under your belt, it's still difficult to account for every possible real-world peril. Researchers think they can fast-track that experience, however. They've devel…
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With Google I/O 2017 wrapped up, it is time for Internet sleuths to get back to work finding images of forthcoming devices and they have not disappointed. New images surfaced today that allege to show the Motorola Moto G5S courtesy of a “trusted source familiar with Lenovo’s plans.” Based on the images and some other information […]
Come comment on this article: More Motorola images leak, this time of the Moto G5S
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 […]
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Cricket Wireless just upgraded its Basic tier for those who need a little more high-speed data. Rather than paying $ 40 per month for 3GB of high-speed data, the prepaid carrier’s Basic tier now comes with 4GB at no extra charge. It’s an increase of 33.3% in data for both new and existing customers choosing that […]
Come comment on this article: More data added to $ 40 plan on Cricket Wireless, now stands at 4GB
Qualcomm’s introduction of the two new processors indicates the company is serious about serving the mid-range segment. The Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 630 were made official tonight, and the goal for them is to bring more high-end features to affordable devices. Both are part of the Snapdragon 600 series Qualcomm has positioned for mid-range phones […]
Come comment on this article: More high-end features become affordable with Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 660 and 630
Love using the YouTube Kids app on your phone and tablet? Well, we’re excited to announce that now you can enjoy your favorite videos on select smart TVs too!
Since launching just over two years ago, the YouTube Kids app has become the go-to destination for families around the world with more than 30 billion views and over 8 million weekly active viewers. Starting today, the YouTube Kids app will be available on LG, Samsung, and Sony smart TVs in the 26 countries where the app is currently launched*.
We’ve heard from families that they love watching videos on all their devices so bringing the entertaining and enriching content of YouTube Kids to the biggest personal screen (your TV!) seemed like the perfect fit.
The YouTube Kids app is the first Google product built from the ground up with kids in mind. The app makes it easier for kids to find videos on topics they want to explore. Whether it’s searching for science experiments, watching a favorite cartoon, or simply watching your favorite creator’s new videos, there is something for everyone!
The YouTube Kids app will be available on the following television sets: all 2015 – 2017 LG webOS TVs via the LG content store, all 2013 – 2017 Samsung Smart TVs and Blu-Ray Players that have access to the Samsung App Store, and after a firmware update on 2016-2017 Sony TVs (with the exception of Android TV, which will be available soon). Happy viewing from our family to yours!
*Countries where the YouTube Kids App is available: United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Chile, Peru, Spain, Brazil, Russia, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Ghana, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Malaysia, Philippines, India, Singapore, and France. The availability of the YouTube Kids app in these countries is dependent on the individual television manufacturer
AJ Crane, Product Manager for YouTube Kids, recently watched “Kings of Atlantis” on YouTube Red
Italy’s Adriano Design conceived Fuoripista, a futuristic home exercise bicycle with an integrated tablet stand as a work of art. The piece is on display during the SaloneSatellite 20th-anniversary celebration.
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Not sure what new music to listen to? We’ll let you know what new tracks and albums dropping this week are worthy of your attention. Up this week: Slowdive, Gary Clark Jr., and more.
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SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk tweets his plan to reuse parts of the Falcon 9 rocket for future flights to test before the rocket debuts this summer, despite low odds of success.
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After a lengthy beta, Apple officially released iOS 10.3. Here is what is new and notable about the latest operating system for the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, and Apple Watch.
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Baselworld 2017 is nearly here, and we’re expecting to see a ton of great new smartwatches from the likes of Tag Heuer, Movado, and more. Here’s everything we expect to see at the annual watch and jewelry trade show.
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Google made significant strides in shutting down malicious apps and distributing security updates last year, but has identified areas of improvement in a year-in-review blog post.
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The Hideez Key 2 is a digital identity manager that allows you to do everything from store passwords to open doors to maintain a Bluetooth connection with your phone, laptop, or other device if it’s stolen.
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Amazon is getting ready to launch either one or a handful of new Alexa devices with some new features that’ll truly improve your smart home setup. This new Alexa device will allow owners to initiate phones call through a voice command. And, this Alexa device could have a sort-of intercom setup. It’ll let people talk […]
Come comment on this article: Amazon looks to release new Alexa devices with more practical features
It’s day three of Mobile World Congress, and the day Digital Trends presented its awards for the best products revealed at the show. We still found time to have some fun with the new Nokia 3310 though.
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Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You can’t buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!
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Mobile World Congress is the biggest mobile tech show of the year, and it kicks off in late February. Here’s everything you can expect to see at the show from Samsung, LG, HTC, Huawei, and other big industry players.
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One brave, and probably quite mad, man has rejected technology for the simple life, living without any modern conveniences in the wild. It may be tempting to follow in his footsteps, but we’re here to tell you it may not be a good idea.
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According to TechCrunch, Jawbone will be pivoting away from fitness bands and towards “a health product and accompanying set of services sold primarily to clinicians and health providers working with patients.”
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Not sure what new music to listen to? We’ll let you know what new tracks and albums dropping this week are worthy of your attention. Up this week: Bob Dylan, Mac Demarco and more.
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New research from meteorologists at the U.K.’s University of Reading suggests that fluctuations in solar activity could cause widespread disruptions of all kinds of technology. And that’s just the start of it.
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Levoit isn’t a household name when it comes to aromatherapy, but it certainly hopes to become one with the forthcoming Halo. The sleek diffuser can issue soothing scents, audio, and lighting.
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Has Tesla succeeded in creating a vehicle that reacts faster than its driver? A recently-surfaced dashcam video appears to show Tesla's autopilot mode predicting an accident moments before it actually happens. It currently takes hours to charge an el…
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Who says you need to flip a switch to operate it? Certainly not Yoswit, a new smart-home product that lets you control your lights with only a Bluetooth connection. You shouldn’t need to get up to adjust your lighting, do you?
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Fitness tracking has taken multiple forms lately. Smart bands are the most common, but other companies created smart shoes or wearable sensors. Boltt is using all three in their triple-threat solution to fitness tracking.
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Not sure what new music to listen to? We’ll let you know what new tracks and albums dropping this week are worthy of your attention. Up this week: Madvillain, The Flaming Lips, and more.
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A Samsung executive has let it slip the Gear VR 2 will be released in the near future, and that it will be followed by an even more exciting project, based around augmented reality. The headset may deliver a Microsoft HoloLens-like experience.
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Here at Engadget, we don't have the time to review every new laptop, but we wanted to make time for HP's redesigned Spectre x360 convertible. After all, when the original came out a year and a half ago, we quickly named it one of our favorite Windows…
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Just because Scott Kelly has landed and retired doesn't mean that NASA is done with long-term stays in space. The agency informs Ars Technica that it's aiming for five more year-long missions aboard the International Space Station, with the first sta…
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Since we launched YouTube Kids less than two years ago, we’ve seen families across the globe download the app tens of millions of times and rank it consistently among the top 5 apps in the App Store and give it an overall 4+ ranking on Google Play.
Along the way, we’ve also received helpful feedback from parents on how we can make the app even better. Parents have told us they want more control over how their kids watch content in the YouTube Kids app. Today, we’re rolling out a new feature that continues to put parents in the driver’s seat so they can decide what content is right for their family.
Let’s say you don’t want your little one watching a DIY video that shows them how to make gooey slime, or maybe you want them to take a break from watching certain sing-a-long videos. Well, now you can block videos or channels from their experience by signing into the app.
Block videos using the 3 dot menu next to any video or channel
To sign in you will be asked to send yourself a parental consent email.
And the best part is that because you’re logged in, the videos and channels you block in YouTube Kids will remain consistent across all your devices. And as a parent, if you change your mind, you can unblock all restricted videos or channels at once. It’s that easy! This update will be available in: the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Chile, Peru, Brazil, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Ghana, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Malaysia, Philippines, India, and Singapore.
This new feature follows other ways families can already customize their YouTube Kids experience:
Stay tuned for more to come and in the meantime happy viewing!
Balaji Srinivasan, father of two girls and YouTube Kids Senior Software Engineer, recently watched “Hexaflexagons.”
Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You can’t buy this stuff yet, but there’s no denying that it’s fun to gawk!
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Today is a big day for music in Germany. YouTube has reached a landmark agreement with the Germany-based music rights organization, GEMA, meaning that starting today, more music will be available on YouTube in Germany. This is a win for music artists around the world, enabling them to reach new and existing fans in Germany, while also earning money from the advertising on their videos. And for YouTube users in Germany, who will no longer see a blocking message on music content that contains GEMA repertoire, for the first time in seven years.
This agreement reflects a long-held commitment that composers, songwriters, and publishers should be paid fairly, while ensuring fans can enjoy their favorite songs and discover new music on YouTube. That commitment has helped YouTube evolve into an important source of promotion and revenue for musicians. As such, we continue to invest in our rights management system, Content ID, to protect rights owners while continuing to innovate and create new and exciting YouTube features such as VR and 360, that can heighten the music experience on YouTube even more.
From AnnenMayKantereit to Rolf Zuckowski, we heartily welcome German artists and songwriters from A-to-Z to YouTube. And to our YouTube community, enjoy the music!
Christophe Muller, YouTube’s Head of International Music Partnerships, recently watched “Best Friends Challenge with Justin Timberlake.”
Uber’s redesigned client, which begins rolling out gradually in November, places a greater emphasis on entertainment than functionality. It features tie-ins with Yelp, Foursquare, and a myriad of other third parties.
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What do you do when you've got an empty wrist and almost $ 10,000 burning a hole in your pocket? Buy a rose gold smartwatch from Tag Heuer. To match your phone, private jet, toothbrush and crippling sense of loneliness brought upon by spending too muc…
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If Starbreeze is going to get you wearing VR headsets in IMAX theaters and pods, it'll have to create a wow-inducing experience… and it might have taken one step closer toward that goal. The company has bought Nozon, a visual effects house whose re…
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Today is World Teachers’ Day and Google is marking the event with a new hashtag – #ItTakesATeacher. The idea is to build excitement and interest around teachers who have inspired students by sharing stories of how that happened. This will all lead up to another Education on Air event on December 3rd. Until then, Google […]
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BlackBerry isn’t dead yet! The company may be readying three new Android smartphones for release later this year. Here’s everything we know about the devices, what they look like, and what they can do.
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