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Adobe’s experimental ‘sneaks’ could make editing so much easier

Adobe has revealed a lot more experimental tools — or "sneaks," as what the company calls it — other than Project Awesome Audio at this year's MAX conference. One of them is Project All in, and it could be the answer to your woes if you're always t…
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Google stats show how much a recovery number prevents phishing

In case you haven't already set up a recovery phone number for your Google account, and enabled extra security features like multifactor authentication, the search giant is using hard data to explain why you should. Interestingly, studies (1)(2) rese…
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Razer Phone 2 leaks, but not much has changed

That image? That’s a leak of the Razer Phone 2, and yeah, we’ll forgive you if you thought it was the original Razer Phone. It looks identical. This leak seems to suggest that Razer was pretty happy with their smartphone design and they’d rather work on adjusting performance and internals instead of changing things for […]

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Snapchat doubles down on their new design, regardless of how much you hate it

Unless you’ve been avoiding social media for the past week, you’ve probably heard just how much everyone hates the new Snapchat update. It’s been universally decried for being confusing, less organized, and more difficult to use than the older, perfectly functional layout. The update is so bad it sparked a Change.org petition that garnered over one million […]

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Updates from VidCon: more users, more products, more shows and much more

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!

  • An update on our viewers: A question I get all the time is “How many people actually watch YouTube?” Today, I’m pleased to announce that we crossed a big threshold: 1.5 billion logged in viewers visit YouTube every single month. That’s the equivalent of one in every five people around the world! And how much do those people watch? On average, our viewers spend over an hour a day watching YouTube on mobile devices alone.
  • Making VR for everyone: I also spoke about how we want to make VR more accessible and more affordable for viewers and creators. The reality is, filming 360-degree VR videos isn’t easy for most creators and some VR cameras are expensive. That’s why I’m thrilled that YouTube and Daydream have worked together on a new format, VR180, and new cameras, which make it easy and affordable for anyone to make VR videos. This format delivers 3-D video while capturing 180-degrees around you. Creators only have to worry about recording what’s in front of them while viewers get an awesome, immersive experience with a VR headset, or a video that looks just as great on a phone as any other video. Best of all, we’re working with camera manufacturers like LG, Yi and Lenovo to build new VR180 cameras for as little as a couple hundred dollars—comparable to what you’d pay for a point-and-shoot.

  • A new look for our app and desktop site: We want to make sure YouTube gives you the best experience when it comes to creating and watching videos. Perhaps our most important job is to show off your videos in the best possible way, no matter what format you choose to shoot them in. Who cares if they’re vertical or horizontal? Shot on a mobile phone or DSLR? Square, 4:3 or 16:9?
    In the coming weeks, the YouTube mobile app will dynamically adapt to whatever size you choose to watch it in. That means if you’re watching a vertical, square or horizontal video, the YouTube player will seamlessly adapt itself, filling the screen exactly the way they should.
    We want things to look just as good on your desktop, too. Last month, we opened up a preview of a new desktop experience. The new design is clean and fresh, and it has new features, such as a super cool Dark Theme that gives videos more of a cinematic look.
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  • Sharing is caring: We’re making it a whole lot easier for you to share your favorite YouTube videos with friends. Last year, we announced a new sharing feature that lets you share videos right from the YouTube app. In a couple weeks, it’ll be available in Latin America and then throughout the U.S. soon after that.

  • More markets for YouTube TV: We are really excited about YouTube TV and pleased that it will be expanding to ten more markets in just a couple of weeks, including: Dallas-Fort Worth, Washington, D.C., Houston, Atlanta, Phoenix, Detroit, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne and Charlotte. YouTube TV was built for the YouTube generation that loves live TV but wants it delivered in a way that suits their mobile and flexible lifestyles. In fact, we see more Millennials using YouTube TV than any other generational group. Now – with this expansion – millions more people will be able to stream their favorite live sports and must-see shows from top broadcast and cable networks. Sign up to find out when we launch in your market.
  • New slate of YouTube Red Originals: To date, we’ve launched 37 original series and movies on YouTube Red, and they’ve generated nearly a quarter billion views. We are excited about working with our partners to help them create incredible content that delights their fans. Today, we shared details on 12 new projects coming to YouTube Red—here’s the preview: Watch the latest shows from YouTube’s biggest stars

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.

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Rumors hint updated OnePlus 3S may have two changes: One good, the other not so much

The OnePlus 3 isn’t an old phone, but rumors are spreading OnePlus may be planning to update the phone with a new processor, and a different screen. Here’s what we think we know about the OnePlus 3S.

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Infrared camera could help dentists discover cavities much earlier

A new smart technology could provide a new way for dentists to carry out checks for cavities: using a noninvasive infrared camera that could catch tooth damage before it’s too late.

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In a mad dash to dethrone Apple, Samsung put too much stress on suppliers

Samsung execs learned that Apple wasn’t going to offer new major features in the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, and seized the chance to “dazzle consumers” with the Galaxy Note 7. An earlier release date forced suppliers to meet new deadlines.

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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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It doesn’t get much cooler than using a VR viewer designed by a real life rock star

Tired of tech with no soul? How about a VR viewer for your phone with a design that’s inspired by Victorian technology, and designed by real life rock star Brian May? You’ll want the Owl Stereoscope, and we’ve tried it out.

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Prove you didn’t drink too much last weekend with the BACtrack Skyn

BACtrack’s Skyn wristband wearable monitors alcohol consumption by measuring sweat and converting to blood alcohol content. The design won a $ 200,000 first prize in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Wearable Biosensor Challenge

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New patent suggests the Apple Pencil could become much more than a stylus

Apple’s latest patent, awarded on Wednesday, indicates new functionality for the Apple Pencil, including Touch ID security, LiveScribe-like digitization, and hot-swappable writing nibs, any or all of which may be coming soon to the popular stylus.

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The Apple Watch “does too much,” says Fitbit CEO

The CEO of Fitbit considers the Apple Watch and other feature-packed smart wearables to be products that do too much, and that the companies that build them aren’t doing enough to convince people they need these extra features.

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Twitter’s timeline isn’t actually changing very much

motorola_moto_x_pure_edition_twitter_profile_TAWorried about Twitter making your timeline more like Facebook? Turns out, things aren’t going to be so bad. While we had originally heard that things would shift to an algorithmic timeline and away from a chronological timeline, Twitter is actually probably just going to be expanding on the “while you were away” feature, which most of us have probably already seen.

The earlier rumors would taken out of context, according to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and that drastic changes were never even planned within the company. Instead of completely adjusting the timeline around, Twitter is only going to be tossing in a handful of popular tweets in your timeline. You might see a tweet from 10 hours back while you’re only at 3 hours back in your timeline, for example. Hardly a Facebook-esque shift to a curated display.

Twitter’s claim to fame is its timely updates about everything you care about, and that’s likely going to be its core functionality for a very long time. You’ll still see Twitter experiment with other kinds of content (look at Moments or the aforementioned “while you were away” sections) but we probably won’t see them become the backbone of the social media site.

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Feel beaten by the selfie stick? Selfie Mirror does so much more

Selfie Mirror is a smart device that allows users to capture and upload photos and videos. Built in lighting and custom frames enhance media. The mirror can also connect to other smart devices through the house, and stream music.

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Catch a wave, not too much sun, with the Glassy Zone fitness band made for surfers

The Glassy Zone is a fitness band designed for surfers, providing specialized tracking for when you’re out on the waves, plus it has a UV sensor to ensure you don’t catch too much sun. It has launched on Indiegogo for $ 100.

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Recommended Reading: Why do we hate CGI so much?

Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you’ll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read. Why VFX Is Being Vilified…
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