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You know what’s cool? A billion hours

A few years back, we made a big decision at YouTube. While everyone seemed focused on how many views a video got, we thought the amount of time someone spent watching a video was a better way to understand whether a viewer really enjoyed it. It wasn’t an easy call, but we thought it would help us make YouTube a more engaging place for creators and fans. And last year, we hit a big milestone on that journey: people around the world are now watching a billion hours of YouTube’s incredible content every single day!

Let’s put that in perspective. If you were to sit and watch a billion hours of YouTube, it would take you over 100,000 years. 100,000 years ago, our ancestors were crafting stone tools and migrating out of Africa while mammoths and mastodons roamed the Earth. If you spent 100,000 years traveling at the speed of light, you could travel from one end of the Milky Way to the other (and you wouldn’t age a day!). And if you searched for 100,000 years on YouTube, you’d find a really killer KISS track.

That’s the great thing about this milestone. It represents the enjoyment of the fantastically diverse videos that creative people make every single day. Around the world, people are spending a billion hours every day rewarding their curiosity, discovering great music, keeping up with the news, connecting with their favorite personalities, or catching up with the latest trend.

We’ve worked hard behind the scenes to make that billion-hour journey possible, but this isn’t just our milestone. It belongs to all of you, too—the global audience that tunes in every day and the creators whose videos have made YouTube the original, surprising and limitless source of entertainment it is. From all of us here at YouTube, please accept our heartfelt thanks.

Cristos Goodrow, VP of engineering at YouTube, recently watched “Secret Billionaire: The Chuck Feeney Story.”


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‘Cool’ tech: Innovative air conditioners could work by beaming heat into deep space

In a recently published paper, researchers from Stanford University describe an impressive new refrigeration method for providing cooling: simply beam the heat into space.

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Sweaty pits? Keep them dry and cool with these wearable pit-fans

Do you get sweaty armpits easily? Maybe you need to cool things down with these wearable fans that blast beautiful fresh air into your pits, keeping them as cool as possible at all points during the day.

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Ditch the cotton workout gear and try these cool technical fibers

If you regularly come back from winter runs or bike rides feeling chilled by sweat and the weather, your gear could be to blame. The key to great outdoor exercise gear for winter and the vagaries of spring is the fabric and fit.

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Report: The Galaxy S7 edge is pretty cool but TouchWiz still stutters

An initial report has found that the Galaxy S7 edge performs better than most phones on the market, but old habits die hard and TouchWiz still stutters, lags, and skips frames. There seem to be few heating issues, however.

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At CES 2016, Samsung’s going to show off three cool, secret tech projects

Three exciting tech projects from inside Samsung’s C-Lab innovation workshop will be on display at CES 2016. They include a cool smart belt that works like a fitness tracker, and a weird smart band that turns your finger into a speaker only you can hear.

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HTC’s cool new One A9 phone gives you Android 6.0 Marshmallow, no waiting involved

Think you’re going to have to wait months for an Android 6.0 Marshmallow phone, outside of the recently announced Nexus hardware? Wrong, HTC’s here with the cool One A9, which comes with the latest Google OS already installed.

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