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Chrome test could discourage websites from abusing push notifications

Google is continuing its war against annoying website notifications. TheWindowsClub has discovered that Google will test a feature that sets an expiration time for notification subscriptions. You’d have to enable the test, but it would let you decide…
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Microsoft migrates ‘Minecraft’ from Amazon Web Services to its own Azure

Being owned by Microsoft, you would think Minecraft developer Mojang would be all about using tools like Teams and Office. But when it comes to some of its online infrastructure, the studio has been using the platform of one of Microsoft’s main compe…
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Twitter has apparently disabled tweets from verified accounts

In an effort to prevent more hacked accounts from posting crypto scams, Twitter has apparently chosen to disable tweets from verified accounts. Though the company has not yet confirmed this to us, Engadget staffers are experiencing this with our own…
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Hitting the Books: What astronauts can learn from nuclear submariners

We’ve dreamt of colonizing the stars since our first tenuous steps across the moon, yet fifty years after the Apollo 11 mission, the prospect of living and working beyond the bounds of Earth remains tantalizingly out of reach. In his latest book, Spa…
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[Deal] Get a free Nest Hub when you buy the Nest Hub Max from Best Buy for $230

It’s no secret that Google is planning to announce the successor to the Google Home at some point during 2020 although no one except the search giant knows exactly when. In the meantime, you can pick up the Nest Hub Max for $ 229 from Best Buy and get the 7-inch Nest Hub thrown in for […]

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Netflix snaps up ‘Chicken Run’ sequel from Aardman Animations

It’s been exactly 20 years since Ginger, Rocky and the rest of Aardman’s stop-motion chickens graced theaters in the US. Today, the animation studio — best known for Wallace & Gromit — has announced that the long-awaited Chicken Run sequel is com…
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10 memorable quotes from ‘Dear Class of 2020’

Yesterday afternoon, YouTube virtually gathered for a star-studded event called “Dear Class of 2020” — an online graduation special. It’s a strange and hard time to be entering this new stage of life, but each speaker delivered a unique message of hope to the next generation of leaders. There were tributes, there were performances and moments of surprise-and-delight planted throughout. (Hint: You’ll hear an arrangement from Finneas O’Connell, plus an appearance from a classic, animated American sitcom.) From the Obamas to Lady Gaga and Beyoncé, the over four-hour event also peppered in celebrity powerhouses like J.Lo and Mariah Carey.

“Dear Class of 2020” definitely can’t replace the feeling of physically walking across a stage to receive your diploma, but it was memorable. The 10 following quotes left more than an impression on us. These words will be ringing in our heads in the days to come, as we ready ourselves for the second half of 2020.

  1. President Barack Obama: “America changed — has always changed — because young people dared to hope. As someone once said, “Hope is not a lottery ticket. It’s a hammer for us to use in a national emergency to break the glass, sound the alarm and sprint into action.” 
  2. Beyoncé: “Look how far you’ve come and how much you’ve contributed. Keep pushing. Forget the fear. Forget the doubt. Keep investing and keep betting on yourself.”
  3.  Jimmy Kimmel: “I know this is a lousy time to enter the real world, but years from this, you will have what few people do: a cool story. Know what year I graduated high school? 1985. You know the most interesting thing that happened in 1985 was? “Police Academy 2,” ‘kay? Look it up. But when you tell people the year you graduated, everyone will be super interested, they’ll wanna know what was it like? Did you live underground? Did you used to touch hands with each other? Who did you take to the prom: your mom or your dad? Did the president really tell people to drink bleach?”
  4. Alicia Keys: “You, my friends, you are graduates in the most powerful time to be coming of age. And there’s nothing and no one that can stop you from changing the world. I see you. You’re unstoppable. We honor you and celebrate you.” 
  5. “You will prevail.” — Sundar Pichai (Read his transcripted speech here.)
  6. Michelle Obama: “In an uncertain world, time-tested values like honesty and integrity, empathy and compassion — that’s the only real currency in life.” 
  7. Liza Koshy: “You should also know you’re not alone. You’ve got a lot of company. And being stuck at home meant you had to find creative new ways to celebrate, which made #DearClassof2020 really blow up.”
  8. Stephen Colbert: “I have no doubt you will be the heroes of so many who have not yet been born. And years from now, if you have the good fortune to hold your own child’s face in your hands and tell them how proud you are of them, you’ll understand how we feel about you right now. And they’ll wonder how you did what you are about to go do.” 
  9. Malala Yousafzai: “Don’t be defined by what you’re losing during this crisis, but by how you respond to it.” 
  10. Sec. Condoleezza Rice: “You are the next generation of Americans who will fight for what is right, and one day make impossible seem inevitable.”

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Elon Musk says Starship is SpaceX’s ‘top priority’ from now on

Don’t expect SpaceX to lavish much more attention on Crew Dragon now that it has launched people into orbit. CNBC said it had obtained email from Elon Musk asking staff to treat Starship as the “top SpaceX priority,” pushing them to “dramatically and…
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Don’t expect as many OxygenOS betas from OnePlus in the future

OnePlus currently pushes out quite a few OxygenOS beta updates to its phones. If you’re keeping up with the program, you get two open betas per month and four closed betas, which means you can update your phone’s software about once a week if you’re on top of it. That release schedule looks to be […]

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‘Go Go Bots’ is a Facebook Gaming exclusive from Ustwo

Ustwo Studios — a division of the creative company behind Monument Valley and Assemble with Care ­– has dropped a new title on Facebook Gaming: Go Go Bots. It’s a fast-paced, strategic climbing game set in a glitchy, cyberpunk future — choose from on…
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OPPO’s Find X2 Series is finally on sale from these networks and retailers

OPPO announced the Find X2 Series of smartphones back in March and now the full range consisting of the premium flagships Find X2 and X2 Pro are finally on sale in the UK, along with the world’s thinnest and cheapest 5G handsets, the Neo and Lite. Join us after the break to see OPPO’s pre-order […]

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What does Apple want from a VR events company?

Since 2009 a startup called NextVR has been developing proprietary cameras and striking deals to bring live events — think sporting events, wrestling matches and concerts — straight to the VR headset of your choice. It sounds like a potent cure for…
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UK reportedly aims to drop Huawei from 5G networks in 3 years

The UK’s decision to allow Huawei gear in its 5G networks may be short-lived. Officials talking to the Financial Times (via The Verge) say the UK government is planning to gradually phase out use of Huawei equipment in 5G networks, eliminating it ent…
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[Deal] Hook your phone up to your TV with this cheap USB-C to HDMI cable from Choetech

Trying to survive quarantine with binge watching? Choetech has a very easy solution to get your phone or computer connected to your TV or other display with no fuss. It’s a simple USB-C to HDMI cable that’s capable of connecting anything together via USB-C, Thunderbolt, and HDMI. It can do 4K@60FPS and works with all […]

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Newton Mail comes back from the grave one more time

Newton Mail has had a very, very weird life. It started as a good, albeit expensive, email application with a ton of supercharged features; it wasn’t sustainable, however, so it was going to be killed off. At least, that was the original plan. Unlike Google’s Inbox, Newton Mail had a savior. Essential swooped in and […]

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Plex adds tons of free movies and TV shows from Crackle, no subscription required

Plex is continuing its march towards becoming your one-stop-shop for all media, whether that’s your own content, streaming music, or video catalogs from partners. Today’s expansion brings Crackle movies and TV shows right into the Plex ecosystem, dramatically expanding how much free stuff you can watch right from within Plex. More free Plex movies Crackle […]

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[Deal] Save up to 48% on these Homeschooling accessories from Anker

If the coronavirus lockdown has left you homeschooling the kids, Anker is on hand with a plethora of discounted accessories to help make your task a little easier, and perhaps even more enjoyable. With savings of up to 48% to be had on USB-C Hubs, Power Strips, Wall Chargers, Wireless Chargers, Cables, and Power Banks, […]

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Catch the live stream coverage of Motorola’s Edge+ flagship launch from 12PM EST

We’ve seen the leaks and rumors about Motorola’s brand new ‘E’ flagship smartphone over the past few months and now it’s almost time to tune in to the live stream coverage of the official launch event. According to what we know, we are expecting to see the Edge+ unveiled sporting 2020 flagship specifications and features. […]

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Upgrading from the OnePlus 7T Pro to the OnePlus 8 Pro? See how they compare first

If you bought the OnePlus 7T Pro and are now experiencing gadget lust after seeing the new OnePlus 8 Series launch on April 14th, there are a number of criteria to consider first. Even more so than the OnePlus 6T that is currently reduced to just $ 299, the OnePlus 7T Pro is still a top-notch […]

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Eufy’s new Indoor Security Cameras with 2K resolution are up for pre-order from just $26

When it comes to home security cameras there’s a whole range of options to choose from to suit almost any budget. Anker’s home automation brand, Eufy, has just brought its new Indoor Security Cam 2K and 2K Pan & Tilt to market, with pre-order deals running as low as just $ 26. The Indoor Security Cam […]

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Pete Lau teases high-resolution ultra wide photos from the OnePlus 8

Pete Lau, CEO of OnePlus, has tweeted out some camera samples from a few different phones. The interesting thing is that one of those phones is a OnePlus 8, and it’s sporting the company’s new high-resolution ultrawide angle sensor. New OnePlus 8 ultrawide camera Lau tweets “ultra wide that can get ultra close” which seemingly […]

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Download the stunning 3K wallpapers from the OPPO Find X2 Pro here

Last week saw the online launch of OPPO’s newest flagship series consisting of the Find X2 and Find X2 Pro featuring 5G connectivity, the latest Snapdragon 865 processors, masses of RAM and storage, and a stunning AMOLED display with QHD+ (3K) resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. To make the most of the eye-catching display, OPPO […]

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Behringer clones more well-known synths from Moog and Roland

Behringer isn't about to slow down in its effort to clone classic synths. The company has introduced two more not-so-subtle modernizations, headlined by the System 55 Modular Synthesizer (above). The Eurorack-friendly design includes more than 20 r…
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Apple tests UWB switch to keep the iPhone 11 from tracking your location

Apple has started testing the location toggle button it promised to iPhone 11 users. Late last year, security researcher Brian Krebs discovered that the iPhone 11 Pro constantly checks for your location even if you disable Location Services. Apple ex…
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[Deal] Grab the PowerPort 5 Wireless Charging Pad from Anker for just $7.99

If the frustration of seeing power cables laying around on the floor or perhaps slipping off the desk is getting too much, have you thought about buying a wireless charger for your bedside table or desk? If so, Anker has you covered with its PowerPort 5 Wireless Charging Pad that is now discounted to just […]

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Ofcom plans to ban carriers from selling SIM-locked smartphones in the UK

When you think of buying an unlocked smartphone in the US, you are probably thinking about buying the handset outright from a retailer such as Amazon or Best Buy. Things are slightly different here in the UK, with BT/EE, Tesco Mobile, and Vodafone among the few providers that sell mobile phones that can’t be used […]

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The Morning After: PewDiePie is taking a break from YouTube in 2020

Welcome back! This week should be less busy, with fewer oblong-shaped gadgets to discuss (we got the new Xbox and talked all about the Mac Pro last week). In the run-up to the holidays, there's simply not as much big tech news. If you're planning to…
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PewDiePie is ‘taking a break’ from YouTube in 2020

One of YouTube's best-known stars is close to taking a hiatus. PewDiePie (aka Felix Kjellberg) has used a video critiquing YouTube's new harassment policy to announce that he's "taking a break" from the site in early 2020. While he said a more deta…
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Jonathan Ive removed from Apple’s leadership page

Famed designer Sir Jonathan Ive announced earlier this year he would be leaving Apple, the company where he made his name. Now, it's official — his name and image have been removed from Apple's executive leadership page.
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Buy your movie tickets directly from Google Assistant

Google is working as hard as possible to take the mundane interaction out of phone calls, ordering, and appointments. We’ve already seen it with Google Duplex phone calls, and it’s beginning to move into things that you do online even without a phone call. The latest new feature to Google Assistant will allow you to […]

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[Deal] Grab a saving with these pre-Black Friday deals from Anker

It’s getting close to that time of year again where people begin thinking about buying gifts for others and themselves, and as you might expect, Anker has turned up with a bunch of deals to consider. There are savings to be had on wireless chargers, car chargers, a dashcam, and home projectors, so join us […]

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Nate Boyer: From Green Beret to the starting lineup

Nate Boyer at the Texas Longhorns stadium. (YouTube)

Nate Boyer is no ordinary football player. While being deployed in Afghanistan, the former Green Beret learned how to play football by watching YouTube tutorials. At age 30, after practicing relentlessly, Boyer joined the Texas Longhorns as the team’s long snapper.

YouTube caught up with Boyer in advance of Veterans Day to learn more about his journey from the military to the football field, and to get his advice for others who might want to follow in his footsteps.

YouTube: Today is Veterans Day. What does this day mean to you?

Nate Boyer: Veterans Day for me is a time for us all to come together — veterans, civilians, families, everybody — to recognize those who have defended this country. In particular, it’s important to me that we honor the vets who didn’t come home to the same kind of appreciation that we get today, especially Vietnam vets. It’s also an important moment for vets to recognize each other and ourselves. It’s okay to receive that appreciation and pat yourself on the back; you’re somebody who was willing to make a sacrifice for their country.

YouTube: Your story is incredibly inspiring for many young people. What would you say to a kid who dreams of making it in the big leagues?

NB: I’m a testament that anything is possible. I’m not a great athlete. I’m good, but not great. I’m not very big. I was too old, too inexperienced. I had every reason to not even try. I knew I was capable, because of my experience in the military, and that’s what gave me the confidence to go all-in and chase my dream. But it’s important for all young people to know that they can keep plugging away, against all odds. Don’t quit, and you’ll get better every day. Be okay with the process and understand that it takes time to improve. It will happen.You will achieve some success and you will probably get a lot farther than you had imagined.

YouTube: How can we help?

NB: The cool thing about YouTube is that it helps you see what is possible. I had a dream that I wanted to make come true for myself, to play college football. People have dreams and crazy ideas, and they wonder if it’s possible to make it happen. On YouTube, you can find all kinds of examples of what other people have made happen for themselves, and it makes you believe that your dreams are possible, that there is a path you can follow. We’re all capable. We need to believe that we can take a chance to follow our dreams.

If you can dream it, you can YouTube it. If you can YouTube it, you can do it.

YouTube: What else have you learned from watching YouTube?

NB: I have learned all kinds of things around the house: how to replace the lightbulb in my headlight, putting together a bed, following recipes. I’m now working in film and television, and I even use YouTube to learn about acting and hosting. You can learn anything from YouTube.

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Razer’s latest wireless mice promise low-lag gaming from $60

Razer is expanding its Basilisk mouse family with a pair of models that aim to make low-latency wireless mice both more accessible and more powerful. The most interesting model may be the affordable option, the six-button Basilisk X HyperSpeed (abov…
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Add some durability to your Samsung Galaxy Watch with these rugged straps from UAG

Under Armor Gear or UAG as it is more commonly known by, makes a host of products designed to protect devices from the rigors of daily life. Now the company has announced three new straps called Active, Leather, and Nato for Samsung’s Galaxy Watch that add durability and utility to the smartwatch in urban and […]

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‘PUBG Mobile’ will add characters and gear from ‘The Walking Dead’

The PUBG team is continuing its quest to counter Fortnite's media tie-ins. PUBG Mobile is adding a handful of characters and equipment from AMC's version of The Walking Dead on October 1st, giving you that little bit of extra menace in battle royale…
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Celebrate Google’s 21st Birthday with a 21% discount from its European stores

If you’ve been hankering for a Pixel 3 XL or maybe a Google Nest Hub, then today is the day you’ve been waiting for. Why? because it’s Google’s 21st anniversary, and to celebrate the search giant is offering a very handy discount of 21% on almost every item available from its European stores. There are […]

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Nokia welcomes Android 10 (Go Edition) – updates to begin rolling out from Q1 2020

Just a day after Google announced the Android 10 (Go Edition) that brings a slew of improvements for entry-level devices, Nokia has stated that it will begin updating its Nokia Go handsets starting Q1 2020. Nokia’s statement of intent shouldn’t come as much surprise considering that it’s garnered quite the reputation for timeous updates to […]

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[Deal] Grab some cheap Belkin surge protectors from Amazon today (up to 42% off)

Belkin and Amazon are running a deal today that involves some pretty hefty discounts on surge protectors for your devices. Whether you’re just looking to upgrade the protection on your expensive gadgets or you just need more outlets to plug stuff into, there’s definitely something here you can use. The deal has some very basic […]

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Netflix raises prices for existing users in the UK from October 3rd

It isn’t all that long ago since Netflix announced that it was raising the price of its Standard and Premium Plans in the UK for new subscribers, and now it seems like its the turn of those with existing subscriptions to feel the pain. From October 3rd?, kicking back and bingeing on the new season […]

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Build your own cheap drum machine from cardboard and arcade buttons

Even the most inexpensive drum machines still tend to be not-so-trivial purchases, but you may have an easier time rationalizing this one. Rhythmo has started a crowdfunding campaign for the Beatbox, a build-it-yourself MIDI drum machine kit aimed at…
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How to uninstall and remove apps from your Android device

Apps make the smartphone world go ’round, and there are tons and tons to pick from. But like anything else, you don’t want to keep all of those apps forever. Maybe your phone is low on storage, or you’ve canceled a subscription and want to do a little cleaning on your device. Whatever the reason […]

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Google Maps on Android picks up a new feature from the desktop version

Google Maps has always had a pretty detailed, in-depth Street View layer when used on a desktop. Not only do you get more info out of it, but it’s simply easier to use. The Android version of the map still has Street View, but it’s always been a little tougher to see where it’s available […]

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You’re more likely to get help from Reddit than Google’s official support channels

If you’ve bought anything from Google directly, you might have had a bad customer service experience, especially if you had any issues that you needed resolved. Unfortunately, Google kinda sorta sucks at fixing issues, as we’ve noted before with a Google Fi nightmare. But that’s not the only instance of people having serious issues after […]

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Get up to $150 in credit when you pre-order the Galaxy Note 10/10+ from Samsung

Samsung announced its shiny new Galaxy Note 10 and 10+ two days ago, and if you are a fan of the Note series you are probably wondering which f your kidneys you can do without so you can afford the new handset that starts from $ 949. Have no fear because pre-orders for the Galaxy Note […]

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Google’s hardware division is recovering from slow Pixel 3 sales

Just over a year ago, Google parent company Alphabet was hit with a $ 5 billion fine from the European Union for antitrust violations. As you might have expected, that put a dent in the company's profits — but this year, there's no such issue to worr…
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Dish Network is reportedly first in line to buy Boost Mobile and wireless spectrum from Sprint, T-Mobile

The Sprint/T-Mobile merger has been put on hold while the concerns and details get squashed out, and it looks like another roadblock has been taken down. Originally, the Justice Department had issues with how many carriers the new mega-carrier would own; to resolve this, Sprint or T-Mobile would have to sell something off. Early rumors […]

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London’s Tube will finally offer 4G coverage from next year

It's finally happening: 4G is coming to the London Underground. After years of promises, Londoners will at last be able to check their email while traveling on the Tube.
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Google drops the ban hammer on CooTek, removing their adware from the Play Store

The Google Play Store has had a rough time in the last few months, with malicious developers, ad-infected apps, and copycat problems making headlines. These are all mostly unavoidable things, at least in small amounts, when you’re dealing with something the size of the Play Store with as many users and developers that Google is […]

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Live from VidCon: Creating new opportunities for creators

For the last decade, VidCon has brought fans, creators and industry leaders together to celebrate the power of online video. In honor of VidCon’s 10th anniversary, I took the stage to highlight how YouTube will continue to support and spark new opportunities for creators for the next ten years and beyond.

More revenue streams, more money for creators

Last year at VidCon, I announced our next big step for creator monetization with new ways for creators to engage with their community while generating revenue. We’ve built on a number of these initiatives and added a few more.

  • Super Chat allows fans to purchase messages that stand out within a live chat during live streams and Premieres. There are now over 90,000 channels who have received Super Chats, with some streams earning more than $ 400 per minute. And Super Chat is now the number one revenue stream on YouTube for nearly 20,000 channels – an increase of over 65% over last year.
  • Leaning into this momentum, we’re introducing Super Stickers. This new feature will allow fans to purchase animated stickers during live streams and Premieres to show their favorite creators just how much they enjoy their content. Stickers will come in a variety of designs across different languages and categories, such as gaming, fashion and beauty, sports, music, food, and more. These stickers are fun, and we can’t wait for you to use them in the coming months!
  • With Channel Memberships, fans pay a monthly fee of $ 4.99 to get unique badges, new emojis, and access to special perks, such as exclusive live streams, extra videos, or shoutouts. Today, we’re adding one of the most-requested features: membership levels. With levels, creators can now set up to five different price points for channel memberships, each with varying perks. We’ve been testing levels with creators like the Fine Brothers Entertainment on their REACT channel, who have seen their memberships revenue increase by 6 times after introducing two higher-priced tiers.
  • Our Merch shelf with Teespring allows creators to sell merch to their fans directly from their channel. And today, we are adding 5 new partners, so eligible creators merchandising with Crowdmade, DFTBA, Fanjoy, Represent, and Rooster Teeth can also use the Merch shelf.

Early last year, creator revenue on YouTube from Super Chat, Channel Memberships and merch was nearly zero. Today, these products are generating meaningful results to creators across the globe. In fact, thousands of channels have more than doubled their total YouTube revenue by using these new tools in addition to advertising.

Helping creators amplify their positive impact

Every day, people from around the world come to YouTube to learn something new – from math, science and literature to language lessons, music tutorials and test prep. Today, we’re introducing Learning Playlists to provide a dedicated learning environment for people who come to YouTube to learn. New organizational features will provide more structure, dividing a collection of videos into chapters around key concepts, starting from beginner to more advanced. Additionally, recommendations will be hidden from the watch page, allowing the viewer to focus on the lesson at hand. We understand the importance of getting this right, so we will start with content from a handful of our most trusted partners, like Khan Academy, TED-Ed and Crash Course, testing a variety of categories from professional skills like working in Java, to academic topics such as chemistry.

We’ve also seen creators use their megaphone to inspire their communities to join them in supporting those in need. To make that even easier, last year, we began to test YouTube Giving, our fundraising tool that allows creators to use their voice on YouTube to support the charitable causes they care about. YouTube Giving is moving out of beta and will be available to thousands of creators in the U.S. in the coming months! Creators simply select a nonprofit to create a fundraising campaign right next to their videos and live streams. Fans can donate directly on YouTube via a “Donate” button, making it easier than ever for creators and fans to raise funds for causes they care about on the platform.

YouTube creators are living proof that an open and responsible internet can change the world for the better. We’re going to continue working to give them the tools they need to do that.

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Huawei leak shows a circular camera cutout to keep some distance from Samsung and Apple

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro is starting to take a few laps around the rumor mill, and today we’re getting a good look at the case for the phone. Normally these kinds of leaks are pretty boring when it’s for a phone that we already expect to look much like its predecessor, but Huawei is […]

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