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Nintendo’s Labo turns the Switch into a perfect VR gateway

Nintendo proved that its cardboard Labo kits could actually be decent gaming accessories — especially for kids. But the idea of using Labo to bring VR to the Switch sounds even more far-fetched. Could an under-powered system with a low-resolutio…
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NASA reveals Bennu asteroid is spewing particles into space

An asteroid slightly wider than the Empire State Building has confused scientists by shooting out plumes of dust, as a new set of close-up images from NASA shows. Bennu, the near-Earth asteroid that NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission has been observing since…
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Scientists can turn regular seawater into hydrogen fuel

A team of scientists at Stanford have figured out a way to make hydrogen fuel out of saltwater. The discovery could open up the world's oceans as a potential source of energy. Researchers view electrolysis, or the act of splitting water into hydrogen…
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Walmart is stepping into the tablet game with a kid-friendly Onn Tablet

Android tablets aren’t in a great place, especially at the high end, but there’s still room for specialty devices, aside from the offerings from Samsung and Huawei. Walmart is looking to get in on that action, at least according to an FCC filing of a store-brand kid-friendly tablet. This tablet will be launched under Walmart’s […]

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LIVE TOMORROW: Tune into the BRIT Awards 2019, featuring George Ezra, Dua Lipa and Jorja Smith on YouTube

It’s that time of year again. With awards season in full swing, one of the most anticipated musical celebrations of the year has arrived: The BRITs. Known for its memorable performances such as Stormzy’s “Blinded By Your Grace Pt 2” in the rain and Liam Gallagher’s moving tribute to Manchester—plus top pop culture moments (Ginger Spice’s iconic Union Jack dress, anyone?)—the BRIT Awards are a celebration of UK musical talent on a global stage. And this year for the first time, YouTube Music is the Official Music App of the 2019 Awards and will provide one-of-a-kind access to the show for fans around the world.

For the sixth consecutive year, for those outside the UK, YouTube is letting you in on the action with a livestream of the show from the O2 Arena in London. Just tune in at youtube.com/BRITs on your favorite screen—whether that’s your mobile, tablet or TV—tomorrow, February 20 at 11:30 a.m. PT / 2:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. GMT. Following the show, no matter your location, you can watch and rewatch the performances on YouTube Music.

Adding to tomorrow’s excitement, YouTube star and global sensation, Todrick Hall, who has 2.9 million subscribers, will present the YouTube Livestream, giving people outside the UK incredible behind-the-scenes access from the show, while providing a front row seat to the drama, gossip, and artist interactions. Vick Hope will join Hall as co-host; and once the show is over, they will continue broadcasting an everyone’s-invited Official After Party on YouTube, recapping the biggest moments from the night.

This year, nominated stars like George Ezra, Dua Lipa, The 1975, Little Mix and Jorja Smith—who either got their start on YouTube, launched albums on the platform, or have used it to grow their fanbases to a global level—are set to perform. Be sure to tune in to see their show-stopping, on-stage renditions of their beloved hits.

For the second year running, comedian Jack Whitehall will be bringing his brilliant jokes and outrageous capers as the event’s host to make the night one you’ll never forget. After all, what could be better than a mix of top-rated musical talent and hilarious antics to make for an unforgettable night?

And as a special treat for Londoners who didn’t score tickets to the O2: select winners from the night will be projected gloriously onto County Hall and Old Billingsgate to make for a magical, one-of-a-kind YouTube Music moment atop the Thames. There will also be a chance to see your favorite nominees and winners celebrated on billboards throughout the country, and YouTube adverts showcasing the official BRITs content on the YouTube Music App.

Geoff Taylor, Chief Executive of BPI & BRIT Awards said, “The BRIT Awards is the most spectacular night in music, showcasing the exceptional talent of a diverse range of British artists at home and around the world. We have seen tremendous growth in the digital and social reach of the BRITs, and partnering with YouTube once again for our live stream of the show enables us to introduce British music to a global audience that is growing all the time.”

And in case you missed it, after the show you’ll find performances from the artists on a special, exclusive YouTube Music BRITs playlist. But for those who want to enjoy the BRIT Awards LIVE—don’t forget to tune in at youtube.com/BRITs on February 20 at 11:30 a.m. PT / 2:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. GMT.

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The Honor View 20 squeezes lots of quirks into a gorgeous body

To say Huawei has a complicated relationship with the United States is a pretty massive understatement, but it's still here at CES showing off laptops, a mobile photo printer and the surprisingly nice Honor View 20. (A note for people who don't routi…
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Half of phishing sites trick you into thinking they’re ‘secure’

You can't assume that a site is honest because it has that "secure" padlock in the address bar, and PhishLabs just illustrated why. The anti-phishing company has determined that 49 percent of all known phishing sites used Secure Sockets Layer protec…
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LG has jumped into the foldable phone game with a planned CES 2019 reveal

We’ve been hearing about Samsung’s (vaporware) foldable phone, known as the Galaxy X, for an eternity now. But it looks like an actual reveal (or some kind of info) might happen next week at Samsung’s Developer Conference 2018 in San Francisco. However, a surprise entry in the foldable phone game is LG, which plans on […]

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[TA Deals] Get into animation and unleash your creativity with this Animatron Studio Pro discount!

Are you a creative type looking for a new tool to flesh out some of your animation ideas? We’ve got a great deal on a lifetime subscription to Animatron Studio Pro that might be just what the doctor ordered. What makes Animatron stick out in a sea of similar programs is that it’s totally usable […]

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Google Fit gets a makeover to tempt you back into your exercise routine

Fitbit isn’t the only company making waves in the digital fitness community this week. Google has also redesigned its Google Fit app, the backbone of fitness tracking on Wear OS and on Android devices that aren’t Samsung. The new redesign was made with input from the American Heart Association and World Health Organization, so Google […]

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Recent survey into charging habits reveals that the UK is a nation of ‘Boosters’

How often do you charge your handset? Do you carry a charger around with you or do you unplug the phone in the morning and use features such as airplane mode to make sure it lasts the day? Are you someone who is always asking to borrow your friend’s charger or power bank because you forgot […]

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NYT: FBI and DOJ are looking into Cambridge Analytica

Cambridge Analytica already shut down, because it couldn't cope with ongoing probes and scandals. But that doesn't mean the DOJ is going to let things go — according to The New York Times, the Justice Department and the FBI have started investigatin…
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Pizza Hut’s ‘smart’ shoes turn you into a fashionable couch potato

When it comes to fast-food PR stunts, Pizza Hut doesn't hold back. Seriously, this is the company that's made a jacket that keeps you as warm as, well, a pizza. The ridiculous garment came with the same insulating materials as those used in Pizza Hut…
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Dropbox is getting integrated into Google Docs and Gmail

Dropbox is a pretty fierce competitor to Google Drive and was arguably the first big name to bring mass cloud storage into the mainstream. Despite that, Google and Dropbox have managed to come to an agreement that will see the cloud company merge its products into Google Drive and Gmail. They’re still working out details, […]

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Alcatel crams flagship features into its affordable smartphones

When I first saw its 2018 phone lineup, Alcatel was clear: its plan for this year was to make premium smartphone features available for much less than typical flagship prices. In this case, Alcatel means giving 18:9 screens, fingerprint sensors, and…
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Motorola’s entire 2018 lineup has leaked two weeks into the year

We’re just over two weeks into January of 2018, and to put it bluntly, someone at Motorola or Lenovo seriously screwed up. The company’s entire phone lineup for this year has supposedly leaked to Droid Life, including the Moto Z lineup, Moto G lineup, and the next Moto X. The only thing that’s missing is […]

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Amazon folds its little-known anime service into Prime Video

Amazon has killed off the anime streaming platform it launched merely a year ago, according to Kotaku, and we're not exactly surprised. Anime Strike required an additional $ 5 a month on top of Prime Video membership fees, after all, which might have…
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Eric Schmidt steps into technical advisor role for Alphabet

Eric Schmidt has been one of the biggest names involved in Google for quite some time, and when they shook up their corporate structure he handled key roles to keeping things moving smoothly. Today, Schmidt and Alphabet have announced that he’ll be stepping back from his role as executive chairman and will be taking over […]

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Nest might get folded back into Google’s hardware division

Nest has been riding the struggle bus for the past few years, turning pretty much no profit and putting Alphabet in a difficult decision about what to do with the hardware company. Well, it looks like Alphabet’s plan might be to just squish Nest back into Google’s hardware division, ending the smart home manufacturer’s autonomous […]

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Pinterest boards can be split into sections

Pinterest has made it easier to keep on top of all your pins with a new board sections feature, which lets you create multiple sections within a single board. So if you're big into home inspo, you could have a single "living room" board with separate…
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Facebook slips a screen-sharing feature into Live videos

Facebook has quietly launched a new feature for Live videos that makes sharing your screen a painless experience. Instead of downloading a third-party service, you can now simply click the "Share Screen" button that appears once you enter the Live mo…
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Nike’s ‘NBA Connected’ jerseys tap into the game with NFC tags

Nike is the new apparel maker for the NBA and tonight it officially rolled out updated jerseys for the teams. They're specially constructed to keep players cool and allow for freedom of movement, but there's a new feature for fans too. They'll debut…
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Samsung pushing into 7nm chip production for high-end, 11nm for mid-tier

In an announcement released yesterday, Samsung revealed that they are planning to transition production of their top of the line chips to use a 7-nanometer manufacturing process. Chips destined for mid-tier devices are also getting a boost as Samsung plans to move those chips to an 11-nanometer process. Currently, many top-tier chips use 10-nm production […]

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Hulu will soon merge its two iOS apps into one

Say goodbye to confusing one Hulu app on your iOS device for another. Soon, the streaming service will condense both of them into a single one and phase out the Hulu Live TV app introduced earlier this year when the livestreaming service debuted.
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Intel’s self-driving supergroup brings Fiat Chrysler into the fold

Intel's self-driving supergroup has added another member to the team: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). The partnership, which already includes BMW, Intel and Mobileye, has ambitious plans to get autonomous vehicles on the road by 2021, and FCA's incl…
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Facebook tries slipping more local politics into your News Feed

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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Congress looks into government agencies’ deals with Kaspersky

Kaspersky has a long and difficult path ahead if it wants to clear its name. The US House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology has just asked 22 government agencies for all the documents and communications they have about Kas…
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Hack into a world of cyberpunk horror next month in ‘Observer’

If you think things are unendurably awful in the world today, maybe don't play Observer when it hits PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Mac and Linux on August 15th. Observer follows one of the darkest paths at humanity's feet, imagining a 2084 where corp…
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Visa dreams of turning your entire home into a cash register

In a world where you can pay for goods with the tap of your phone, send money to anyone with an app and do most of your shopping online, credit cards seem a bit long in the tooth. Visa is looking to toss them almost completely, replacing them with a…
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Rocket Lab is almost ready to take small payloads into space

Rocket Lab is ready to start testing the rocket it developed to ferry small payloads to space. The US- and New Zealand-based company has decided to launch its Electron rocket anytime within a 10-day window that starts at 5PM Eastern on May 21st. It w…
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[TA Deals] Dive into Android development for just $30

There’s no question that Android is the world’s most popular operating system for mobile devices. Why else would you be visiting Talk Android on a daily basis? Now you, too, can create apps for the phones and tablets. The Professional Android Developer Bundle is live on Talk Android Deals with an exclusive discount that expires […]

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Chrome warns you when typing anything into non-secure sites

As part of Google's quest to compel all websites to use the more secure HTTPS protocol, Chrome 62 will flash more warnings when you visit HTTP sites. A few months ago, Chrome 56 (rightly) started labeling unencrypted sites as "not secure" right next…
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CNC cutting machine can slice foam into any shape you desire

P400 is a CNC desktop cutter with a difference, since the material it uses to slice isn’t wood or plastic, but rather cheap and normally disposable polystyrene. Here’s what you need to know.

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This $250,000 flight suit will turn you into a real-life Iron Man

If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming a real-life Iron Man, and have enough Tony Stark-style bank that you can afford to drop $ 250,000 on an expensive toy, then this is the purchase for you!

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GoRout puts 21st Century tech into the hands of football coaches with the Vue system

A lot of time gets wasted in football simply discussing plays. GoRout now uses an innovative technology which improves communication between coaches and the players so more time can be spent moving instead of listening.

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Step into the games with new VR videos

YouTube’s become a global destination for people who love watching gaming videos. And we want to take gamers’ viewing experience a step further by exploring how VR videos can put them right at the center of the action. That’s why we partnered with gaming creators and publishers to experiment with the production of 360 and VR videos. What’s come out of those experiments, from “League of Legends” to “Minecraft,” was pretty exciting.

From Let’s Play to trailers, there’s a really wide range of gaming content on YouTube, and a lot of these different style videos are now also becoming available in VR. You can check out gameplay from global creators as well as gaming-themed live action videos celebrating games like “Call of Duty.”

Game publishers are also getting involved in VR gaming videos in a big way, from the immensely popular “Clash of Clans” 360-degree video by Supercell to documentaries uploaded by “World of Tanks” publisher Wargaming. Even eSports organizations are producing content for VR, uploading 360-degree content from top events like the “League of Legends” World Championship Finals.

But what if you just want to chill and watch some gaming-themed entertainment content? We got you covered with videos ranging from the classic “Red vs. Blue” series to Stampy’s “Wonder Quest.”


To give you a taste of gaming experience in VR, check out the playlist above for some of our favorite videos so far. It’s a good cross section of the kind of gaming videos we offer in VR, many of which can make you feel like you’re standing inside the game itself. You can watch these videos using the YouTube VR app available on Daydream or with Google Cardboard. If you don’t have a headset, don’t worry, you can still get the 360-degree video experience on your mobile phone or desktop.

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Turn any old Android into your Android with Google’s #myAndroid site

Google launched a new tool that may help you turn any old Android into your Android. It’s all thanks to the #myAndroid website, which promises to help make your handset truly your own “from the way it looks to the way it works.”

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Xiaomi steps further into the wearables market with a pair of smart shoes

Your smarts may originate in your brain, but that doesn’t mean they can’t manifest themselves in your feet. At least, not if Xiaomi has anything to say about it. The company has just released a pair of smart shoes.

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This machine crushes empty beer bottles into sand in just 5 seconds

How do you dispose of a bottle of beer once you’re done drinking it? You crush it into fine grain sand, right? Thanks to a New Zealand brewery’s smart promotion, it’s possible to do exactly that.

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Now the NPR One app is plugged into Amazon’s Alexa

Amazon has been building out its voice-controlled AI system, Alexa, expanding into smart cars and Motorola phones. But part of its necessary growth comes from ingesting more content into its ecosystem. Today, National Public Radio announced that its…
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Remix OS consolidates your laptop and smartphone into one package

Beijing-based Jide Technology has taken the wraps off an Android-based operating system that transforms your smartphone into a desktop when plugged into an external monitor. It’s fully compatible with Android apps.

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Linc is a Moto Mod that turns your phone into a walkie talkie

Walkie talkies are definitely a little dated compared to a new smartphone, but there’s no denying they had some very useful situations where a smartphone just isn’t as good. When you’re out hiking, for example, you need to be able to just push and talk to someone and not have to worry about dialing a […]

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Sonos wants to integrate voice assistants into its speaker lineup

Sonos was previously the king of a pretty uncontested market. They made premium WiFi speaker systems that were a little more efficient than Bluetooth speakers, and they made their equipment compatible with as many things as possible. So far that’s been a pretty successful strategy, but with the rise of other “smart” speakers like Alexa, […]

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The iGotchta app transcribes and translates voicemails into 11 different languages

Japan-based company Sourcenext’s new product, iGotcha, automatically transcribes and translates incoming voicemail messages into 11 different languages. It’s available for Android and iOS.

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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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The Anyractive GoTouch transforms electronic screens into digital whiteboards

The Anyractive GoTouch transforms virtually any electronic screen into digital whiteboard. It supports Android and iOS mobile devices, plus a growing number of Windows and Mac computers.

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Nuclear battery could turn hazardous waste into lasting clean energy

Could nuclear waste be made great again by being used to generate electricity in a nuclear-powered battery? Researchers at the U.K.’s University of Bristol certainly think so — and they’ve created a battery to prove it.

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Top European scientists want to crash a spacecraft into an asteroid — again

This week European scientists launched the “I Support AIM” campaign — an initiative to urge the European Space Agency (ESA) to move forward with its Asteroid Impact Mission (AIM) in 2020. Over 100 scientists have signed on.

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Samsung wants to bring text messaging into the 21st century with acquisition of RCS

Samsung has acquired a Rich Communications Services business from NewNet, essentially allowing the company to make text messaging a lot more like using Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp.

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Styr Labs wants to turn your fitness data into customized supplements

Getting fit isn’t just about tracking your activity — it’s also about eating right and getting the right nutrients. That’s why Styr Labs has introduced a fitness tracking ecosystem, complete with a tracker, scale, and supplements.

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