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The Galaxy Fold 2 color options get detailed ahead of launch

The Galaxy Fold 2 is expected to launch in August this year alongside the Galaxy Note 20, assuming the current COVID-19 situation doesn’t keep the train off its tracks. With a launch that close, naturally it’s time for rumors to pick up and detail everything you could be curious about. Today we’ll dig into some […]

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The Pixel 4a camera gets a full review ahead of official launch

Google typically struggles to keep their new phones from leaking, and that’s an even understatement. We’ve reached the point where people are buying and reviewing Pixel phones before Google can even announce them. And yes, it’s happened again. There’s a full Pixel 4a camera review already posted, which is bad news for Google but pretty […]

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LG Velvet gets announced ahead of its own launch event

The LG Velvet is due to be announced next week, but LG jumped the gun early on showing off their new phone. We’ve already seen quite a few teasers and leaks, some from LG directly, but this is essentially an announcement before the real announcement. Strange, but at least now we know what to expect. […]

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LG unveils major Velvet specs ahead of launch event

LG today officially took the wraps off of its upcoming mid-range Velvet smartphone, unveiling key specs and launch details. The company says the new smartphone will be running on the Snapdragon 765 platform, which comes equipped with a 5G modem. The phone will also be sporting a 6.8-inch Cinema FullVision display. LG’s Velvet handset has […]

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YouTube at 15: My personal journey and the road ahead

15 years ago today, YouTube took a small step toward starting something big. On February 14, 2005, YouTube was registered as a website. Its founders wanted to create a way for people around the world to share videos. Soon after, the first video ⁠— “Me at the zoo” ⁠— was uploaded, and before the end of the year, the site was receiving millions of views a day.

Just miles away at Google’s headquarters, I had begun working with colleagues to see how people would use online video. Much to our surprise, users all over the world wanted to upload their videos to share their stories. But what surprised me even more was that so many others wanted to watch these videos about everyday life: funny dances, kids making cute unexpected comments, and, of course, lots of cat videos. These videos entertained us, but they also showed there was something very human about connecting through online video. While traditional media often showed polished and perfected versions of life, this medium was different; it had a raw, honest, and authentic feel.

As YouTube began to take off, it became clear that the company would need significant capital investment to support its growth, so YouTube decided to sell to another company. I, along with Salar Kamangar, made the case to bring the companies together. After the acquisition, founder Chad Hurley became CEO, then Salar, and I was incredibly honored to become YouTube’s third CEO six years ago.

Fast forward to today, and YouTube has more than two billion monthly users around the world, and 500 hours of video uploaded every minute. Looking ahead in 2020, we’re focused on making YouTube a place where everyone has a voice and can see the world as we:

  • Grow the creator ecosystem to be the best place for creators. Creators are the heart of YouTube, and they’re pioneering new content by vlogging about their lives, covering topics like gaming, fitness, comedy, hobbies, makeup tutorials, and every kind of How To imaginable. Want to fix that 10 year old refrigerator or car? YouTube likely has the video to replace every single part, and in multiple languages! Creators are at the cutting edge of culture and also becoming next generation media companies, boosting local economies with new jobs. Compared to last year, the number of creators earning five figures annually has increased more than 40 percent. And more than 170,000 YouTube channels around the world have over 100,000 subscribers ⁠— that’s hundreds of thousands of small businesses growing through the platform. YouTube is unique as a platform since we share the majority of revenue with our creators. Going forward, our goal is to continue to grow revenue and audiences of YouTube creators. We appreciate everything creators do to inspire, educate, and entertain their audiences. We know their fans appreciate them, too, and today we’re launching the third annual #LoveNotes campaign. Click here to show support for your favorite creators.

  • Partner with the music industry to grow revenue, break new artists and promote music. YouTube offers twin engines for revenue with advertising and subscribers, paying out more than $ 3 billion to the music industry last year from ads and subscriptions. We’re also partnering with artists to support and amplify their work through every phase of their career. Dua Lipa was in YouTube’s first-ever Foundry program — our initiative to develop independent music acts. Justin Bieber and Billie Eilish have built massive global audiences by directly connecting and engaging with fans on YouTube. At just 18 years old, Billie is now one of the world’s biggest stars with five recent Grammy wins. And from its early days, YouTube has been a home for artists who found creative ways to use the platform to help expand their reach. In 2005, OK Go had one of the first viral hits with their music video, “A Million Ways.” Fans posted their own versions of the boy band-inspired choreography, and OK Go decided to make it official with a dance challenge on YouTube. We continue to see unknown artists make it big with a single viral hit. Last year, Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” became a YouTube phenomenon and the longest-leading single atop the Billboard Hot 100.

  • Work with media companies to extend their audiences through time shifting, new geographies and new users. We’re also boosting awareness of subscription services, sports and news highlights, long-form content, and movies with trailers and clips. And we’re connecting networks and media partners to a consumer base that is increasingly cutting the cord. Today, YouTube TV has more than 2 million subscribers, and our service has expanded nationwide in the U.S., offering access to more than 70 channels, including cable networks, live sports, and on-demand programming.

  • Help advertisers big and small find more customers. Advertisers recognize the reach and effectiveness of YouTube to build awareness, improve consideration, and drive results. In 2020, we’ll continue to make our solutions simpler and more effective, while keeping responsibility front of mind. We’ve spent the last three years working to strike the right balance between what advertisers think of as brand safety and what creators think of as demonetization. We continue to develop tools that give advertisers confidence about where their ads run. We’re also working to offer more transparency and certainty to creators with more guidance on our advertiser-friendly guidelines and an expansion of our creator self-certification program.

  • Continue to be a place where users come to laugh and to learn. YouTube has become the world’s largest video library, a place where people come to be entertained, watch their favorite creators, get help with homework, learn a new hobby, see the latest music video and find community. We’ve seen the ways video is an effective medium for learning ⁠— users can see how to do something and repeat the lesson as many times as needed! Whether it’s help with a math class for college or learning how to sew and becoming an entrepreneur, we know YouTube is a key force for learning. To amplify this positive impact, we’re investing in quality family content, including our $ 100 million fund dedicated to the creation of thoughtful, original children’s content on YouTube and YouTube Kids.

With these new opportunities have come new challenges around responsibility. From the very first days, we realized the importance of setting the rules of the road with Community Guidelines. Over the years, we’ve built on our commitment to protect the YouTube community. While YouTube is clearly a platform  our focus as a company is to distribute the content produced by others ⁠— that doesn’t mean we don’t have responsibility. This is my number one focus, and we will continue to do the hard work to make sure that we’re on the right side of history.

We think about our responsibility efforts in terms of 4 Rs:

  • We remove content that violates policies as quickly as possible. In Q3 of last year alone, we removed more than 8.7 million videos.
  • We raise up authoritative voices in searches and recommendations for news and other types of sensitive information.
  • We reduce our recommendations of content that brushes up against our policies. We’ve reduced watchtime of borderline content from non-subscribed recommendations in the U.S. by more than 70 percent. Last year we launched these efforts in other markets, including Brazil, France, Germany, and Mexico. And we started 2020 with launches in Italy and Japan, with plans to continue to expand throughout the year.
  • And we reward content that meets our even higher bar for monetization.

We’re proud of the work we’ve done over the past three years to raise the bar on responsibility. Over the past two years, we’ve made more than 50 policy changes, often in consultation with relevant outside experts around the world who help us craft guidelines that will protect our community in the long run. Today, problematic content is only a fraction of one percent of what’s watched on YouTube, and we want to drive that number down even more. And as the U.S. presidential election approaches, we will continue to balance openness with responsibility by ensuring that YouTube is a reliable source for information. Our efforts include raising up authoritative election news and removing bad actors and misleading content.

Over the next few months, we’ll be celebrating the moments that led up to the public launch of YouTube in May 2005. As I look back on my journey with online video over the past 15 years, I feel incredibly privileged to have been part of these key moments. What inspires me as CEO of YouTube are the stories I hear everyday of how YouTube enabled someone to build a business, gain new skills, laugh, cry, and connect with others. While I don’t know what the next 15 years will bring, I’m certain that YouTube will continue to empower the next generation of storytellers and enrich all our lives.


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[Deal] Save big on bundles of Amazon Alexa devices ahead of Black Friday

We’re not quite at Black Friday yet, but Amazon’s already running some pretty great deals on things. There’s plenty of stuff on sale on Amazon right now, but Alexa devices specifically have a pretty nice bundle option going on. Amazon is selling an Echo Dot with Fire TV Stick for $ 41.99 (promo code ECHOTV), a […]

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[Deal] TCL TVs are already on sale for up to 40% ahead of Black Friday

November is a great month for buying a TV. That’s typically when we see the best deals on them, and right now TCL has jumped on the bandwagon even ahead of Black Friday. There are several options of TCL TVs discounted on Amazon, some of which are over 40% off. There’s a mix of 5-series […]

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[Deal] Save up to £100 on these Honor smartphones ahead of Black Friday

If you are waiting for Black Friday to buy a new handset perhaps there’s a case for instant gratification because Honor has reduced a number of its bestselling smartphones by up to £100 in the UK. The deals include the Honor 20, Honor 20 Pro, Honor 20 Lite, and the Honor 10 Lite, with savings […]

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T-Mobile teases a $15 data plan ahead of its merger with Sprint

T-Mobile has been relatively quiet about any plan changes leading up to its proposed merger with Sprint, but now it looks like they might be using that potential acquisition to build up some goodwill with states and customers alike. They’ve announced a new plan that’s priced pretty cheaply, plus some other discounts for specific customers. […]

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Leaked images show off the entire Huawei Mate 30 series ahead of September 19th launch

With the US ban a hot topic and everyone wondering how it will manage to give users access to Google apps and services, Huawei is plowing full steam ahead and launching its brand new Mate 30 series of phones on September 19th. Thanks to a series of leaks from perhaps the best-known leaker of them […]

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Motorola One Pro is Moto’s quad-camera phone, leaks ahead of IFA 2019

Earlier this year you probably heard about the Motorola One Zoom; it was a leaked high-end phone from Motorola and Lenovo that packed in quad-cameras on the back with some impressive image processing capabilities. Up to this point it’s just been a rumor, but now it looks like it’s being prepped for an IFA 2019 […]

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Wear OS gains widget-like Tiles ahead of Google I/O 2019

It’s almost time for Google I/O 2019 which means that the search giant has once again remembered about its Wear OS platform. As such, Google has announced that it is adding glanceable widgets to its wearable OS in the form of swipeable Tiles showing useful information such as headlines and fitness metrics. The Tiles will […]

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Apple poached Intel’s 5G leader weeks ahead of Qualcomm truce

Intel's decision to bail on 5G modems may have gone hand-in-hand with Apple's truce with Qualcomm, but it's now clear there were hints of a shift weeks earlier. The Telegraph has learned that Apple poached Intel's 5G phone modem leader, Umashankar T…
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Twitter’s bans ahead of Israeli election include an odd religious sect

Twitter has been cracking down on suspicious accounts ahead of Israel's election on April 9th, but there's been plenty of mystery surrounding how it has taken action. A BuzzFeed News source claims that Twitter has suspended about 600 accounts engagin…
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Google discloses ‘high severity’ Mac security flaw ahead of patch

Google's Project Zero security disclosure program is once again proving to be a double-edged sword. The company has detailed a "high severity" macOS kernel flaw that lets people modify a user-mounted file system image without the virtual management…
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LG announces the V40 ThinQ ahead of October 3rd event with a new teaser video

LG is set to officially show off the V40 ThinQ on October 3rd, but they just couldn’t wait to share their latest and greatest with the world ahead of that. They’ve posted a blog with most of the details of the phone and included a slick teaser video to get you excited for their event […]

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Amazon Echo Sub and Smart Plug leak ahead of event

You might just be looking at some of the Alexa-powered devices due to show at Amazon's rumored hardware event this month. Pocket-lint has spotted listings (since pulled) for the Echo Sub wireless subwoofer (above) and Smart Plug (below), both of whi…
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LG drops two new devices ahead of IFA, including an Android One smartphone

LG has surprised pretty much everyone with a pretty large phone announcement of ahead of IFA proper. We’re getting two new devices based off of the LG G7 ThinQ, which is actually pretty reminiscent of some of LG’s older mobile strategies. Is that a good idea in 2018? I’m gonna say no, but I’m legitimately […]

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Official images, battery capacity, and price details leak ahead of LG G7 ThinQ’s launch tomorrow

While we are just a day away from seeing the LG G7 ThinQ launch in New York tomorrow, that doesn’t mean that the leaks have stopped. On the contrary, today’s leak includes more renders, some information on the G7 ThinQ’s battery capacity, and even some details on how much it will cost. According to WinFuture, the […]

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Samsung completes 7nm manufacturing development six months ahead of schedule

Samsung has completed a pretty big manufacturing milestone, and they’ve done it six months ahead of schedule. The company’s been hard at work developing a 7nm manufacturing process for mobile CPUs, and they’ve officially crossed the finish line and are making it ready for other CPUs to start utilizing. So what exactly does this mean […]

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Latest Samsung Galaxy S9 leak reveals specs and possible pre-order details ahead of MWC launch

With MWC 2018 fast approaching, the big news of the show is Samsung’s Unpacked event on February 25 where the Korean giant will finally unveil the Galaxy S9 and S9+. Samsung posted a few video teasers last week, and it’s well known that the Galaxy S9+ will sport a dual rear camera setup thanks to […]

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Samsung Galaxy S9 box image leaks ahead of MWC 2018 announcement

Samsung is holding off on the launch of the Galaxy S9, but that does not mean news about the new device was not swirling around CES 2018. While making comments at the event, Samsung head DJ Koh revealed the company plans to officially announce the Galaxy S9 at MWC 2018 in Spain. That date will […]

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Oculus open sources Rift DK2 hardware ahead of its next reveal

Three years ago, Oculus made the source code for the Oculus Rift DK1 open to all. Now, with the fourth Oculus Connect on the horizon, the company is doing it again with the Rift DK2. It has released the Rift Development Kit 2 (DK2) to the public; Ocu…
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Go ahead, have another one! 11 ride-hailing apps to get you home safely

Planning on partying hard in the city on New Years Eve? We’ve assembled a list of the best ride-sharing apps currently available for Android and iOS, so you can get home safely from your festivities.

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U.S. Air Force takes control of the Space Surveillance Telescope ahead of Australian move

You frequently read about the sale of a car or a house, but it is not too often you hear about the transfer of a million dollar telescope. That’s exactly what happened last week when DARPA turned over the Space Surveillance Telescope to the Air Force.

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ARCHOS announces two new smartphones ahead of MWC 2016

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MWC 2016 will begin on Monday, but apparently ARCHOS can’t wait that long. The company just announced two new smartphones called the Diamond 2 Note and Diamond 2 Plus, both which feature some high-end specs.

The Diamond 2 Note, not the Diamond Note 2, is the larger of the duo at 6-inches. The display is of IPS LCD and has a resolution of 2560 x 1440 good for QHD. The recently launched MediaTek MT6795 Helio X10 processor is powering the device along with 3GB of RAM. On the back is a 16MP camera, and on the front is a lower-resolution 8MP camera. On the outside, the Diamond 2 Note features a metal design that is very pleasant to the eye.

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The Diamond 2 Plus packs a smaller 5.5-inch display with a Full HD resolution. This is also an IPS LCD panel. This device runs an octa-core MediaTek MT6755 processor with 4GB of RAM. The back houses a 20.7MP camera from Sony, and the front houses an 8MP shooter. Both sides have their own flash. Like the Diamond 2 Note, the design is made of metal. However, this one contains a fingerprint scanner just below the rear camera lens. 64GB of internal memory is onboard and so is a USB Type-C port for charging, unlike the Diamond 2 Note which has a microUSB port.

Both devices run Marshmallow and will be showcased next week. Both phones will be priced in the $ 200 range at launch, which is scheduled for May.

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Updated HTC Vive Headset and Controllers Leak Ahead of CES 2016

New photos posted on Reddit Thursday revealed what appear to be the consumer versions of the HTC Vive headset and controllers. The leak comes just ahead of CES 2016, where HTC may unveil new details about the device.

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