In this latest example of Google’s complicated rebranding fetish, the Duo app is set to be incorporated into the Google Meet app, with notifications of “Duo is getting even better” being sent out. This rebranding means that Duo will get all of Google Meet’s features before the two apps become one app which will be […]
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Google has just announced the fourth (and last) full Android 13 Beta build for eligible Pixel handsets which includes a slew of bug fixes, optimizations, and the July 2022 Security Patch. The build is for developers to fine tune their apps to the latest APIs and squash any lingering bugs ahead of next months official […]
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The James Webb Space Telescope is one step closer to probing the depths of the universe. On Wednesday, NASA that it was ready to start taking test images and aligning the optics of the JWST after the telescope’s instrumentation reached its final operating temperature of minus 448 degrees Fahrenheit (or minus 267 degrees Celsius) partway through last week.
Cool news! Webb’s MIRI instrument recently passed through its critical “pinch point” and cooled to just a few kelvins above absolute zero, which is the coldest you can go: https://t.co/jjE7xTal0O
Wondering why MIRI is extremely chill? Thread ❄️ pic.twitter.com/a9l7lcZ645
— NASA Webb Telescope (@NASAWebb) April 13, 2022
The JWST has been gradually cooling down ever since its successful , but the telescope took a major step forward on that front when it its massive 70-foot sunshield at the start of the year. That component allowed JWST’s systems, including its critical Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI), to drop to a temperature of approximately minus 298 degrees Fahrenheit (or about minus 183 degrees Celsius).
Getting the JWST to its final operating temperature required NASA and the European Space Agency to activate the telescope’s electric “cryocooler.” That in itself involved passing a technical hurdle dubbed the “pinch point,” or the stage at which the James Webb’s instruments went from minus 433 degrees Fahrenheit to minus 448 Fahrenheit.
“The MIRI cooler team has poured a lot of hard work into developing the procedure for the pinch point,” said Analyn Schneider, MIRI project manager for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. “The team was both excited and nervous going into the critical activity. In the end, it was a textbook execution of the procedure, and the cooler performance is even better than expected.”
Part of the reason the James Webb needs to be so cold before it can begin its mission is so that its electronics generate the least amount of infrared light possible and are thereby less likely to interfere with its instruments when astronomers turn them toward distant cosmic bodies. The cold temperatures are also required to avoid something called “dark current,” an electrical force that’s generated when the atoms in the telescope’s detectors vibrate. That movement can create false signals that make it more difficult for the telescope to get an accurate picture of a celestial body.
Oppo will announce the Find X5 series of smartphones on February 24. The Find X5 Pro is the one to watch, due to some exciting camera developments.
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Amazon has announced that its Prime subscribers in the US will soon need to pony up an extra $ 20 per year for the privilege as the retail giant attempts to offset increasing costs. The price increase will come into effect from February 18th for new subscribers and March 25th for current members. Besides the annual […]
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WhatsApp may soon release two highly-requested features. The first is one iPhone users have been waiting for since the company made it possible for owners and later those with to migrate their chat history from an iOS device. Per a post spotted by , found evidence in the latest WhatsApp iOS beta release of a feature that lets you migrate your chat history from Android to iOS. The discovery builds on an earlier one the outlet .
Screenshots shared by WABetaInfo suggest the app will ask for your permission before it starts migrating your chat history. We also know from the earlier leak you’ll need to use Apple’s as part of the transfer process. On Android, that same process can be convoluted, as you need a Lightning to USB-C cable and phone that’s either brand new or has been recently factory reset.
In a WABetaInfo published over the weekend, the website found that WhatsApp is also working on a two-step verification feature for its desktop and web clients. Should the company move forward with a release, the tool will allow you to add a personal pin to your account. In that way, anytime you want to access WhatsApp either through your computer or online, you’ll need to input that passcode, as well as the six-digit pin WhatsApp sends to your phone, to do so. That’s something that will help protect you from SIM swap attacks.
Google promised an Assistant driving mode for phones would arrive in mid-2019, but that clearly didn’t happen — over a year passed without any sign of it. It appears to be ready, though. XDA-Developers has discovered (via Android Police) that Google…
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Atari’s repeatedly delayed VCS console is nearly ready two years after its announcement. The team has revealed that the first 500 (or so) Atari VCS production models should leave the factory by mid-June. That will still leave the majority of Atari’s…
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Rainbow Six Siege will be available to play on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles as soon as they launch, Ubisoft game director Leroy Athanassof told Windows Central. On top of that, cross-generation multiplay will be supported, meaning nex…
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If you can remember when the very first Call of Duty game came to PC then you’ll no doubt have lost days or even weeks of your life playing what was then the most realistic shooting game around. Back then it was inconceivable that it would soon be possible to play Call of Duty on […]
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You probably weren't looking for a sequel to Samsung's lap-crushing Galaxy View tablet, but you're getting one anyway. AT&T has teased the release of the Galaxy View 2, another take on the Android tablet and mobile TV hybrid. It's not quite as co…
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The OnePlus 6T launched back on October 30th, I mean 29th, and it’s generally been well received, offering value for money at an admittedly higher price than ever before. With the gorgeous Thunder Purple variant and the speedier McLaren Edition that sports a whopping 10GB of RAM, OnePlus is keeping its latest handsets firmly in […]
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Just as we hear that Apple Music is coming to Amazon's Echo platform, Android Police points out that Amazon Music is preparing an app for Android TV. The app recently made its debut on Xbox One also, so it appears Amazon is making an effort to reach…
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Amazon wants you to have Alexa everywhere. A speaker in your living room, a screen in your kitchen for recipes, a smart home controller in your bedroom… so why not go a step further and shove Alexa into your microwave? Amazon’s way ahead of you. Get ready. Yep, Amazon is planning on releasing up to […]
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Earlier this week Verizon announced they are preparing to turn on their new 5G service on October 1st. For those who are interested in being among the first to get this new service, Verizon has opened up the process to sign-up for their Verizon 5G Home product. There are some limitations for interested consumers, the […]
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Huawei has confirmed that the pending launch of their Mate 20 series of smartphones will usher in a new era for processors as the company makes their new Kirin 980 available in a consumer product. The Kirin 980 is notable as it is produced using a 7nm manufacturing process. Huawei says the Mate 20s equipped […]
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As the world eagerly awaits the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, football fans are turning to YouTube to research and gear up for this summer’s tournament. In fact, global interest for the 2018 FIFA World Cup continues to grow, with search volume across Google and YouTube besting that of the Olympics, as well as other major sporting events.
To better understand what football fans are watching on YouTube, we researched which national teams, players, and football-related videos were trending on the platform over the past year:
Latin American teams and players lead the world in viewership
YouTube users around the world spent the most time watching videos related to Latin American teams. When it comes to watch time in 2017, the top five most popular national teams consist of Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Portugal, and Mexico.
Below are the most popular 2018 FIFA World Cup teams in each of the world’s countries (by the watch time each team received in that country in 2017):
Videos of superstar football players, including Lionel Messi, Neymar da Silva Santos Jr., and Cristiano Ronaldo, all had an 80 percent increase in watch time last year (versus the year prior).
Match recaps, game highlights and trick shots scored high with soccer fans
When it comes to football-related content on YouTube, match recaps, game highlights and trick shots proved popular. Over the past two years, the amount of time people spent watching match recaps on YouTube has more than doubled, and since the last FIFA World Cup, watch time for soccer game highlights has grown by 9x, while watch time for soccer-related trick shots has gone up by 50 percent.
On YouTube, football fans don’t just watch, they participate
People are also turning to YouTube to improve their own soccer skills, with watch time of “Drills and Skills” videos increasing 6x since 2014. Check out some popular soccer tutorials here:
How to watch your favorite 2018 FIFA World Cup moments this summer
Miss a game? Can’t get enough of the action? On YouTube globally, you can catch up on your favorite 2018 FIFA World Cup moments with select video highlights from official FIFA broadcasters in more than 80 countries around the world, including from Fox and Telemundo in the U.S., the BBC in the U.K., ARD Sportschau in Germany, NHK in Japan, Kwese in Nigeria and across Africa, Televisa in Mexico, Latina Televisión in Peru, and more. In the U.S., you’ll be able to watch all games live in markets where YouTube TV is available, with the additional option of using the YouTube TV cloud DVR feature to record matches you can’t catch in the moment.
The excitement doesn’t end on the pitch. There are hundreds of YouTube channels that will take you beyond the games for the complete 2018 FIFA World Cup experience, with live shows, training footage, interviews, banter and match analysis. The official FIFA channel will share content from around the tournament and keep users up-to-date with the latest news. A number of channels will have regular original and exclusive content including the FA with daily content from the English national football team, Germany’s DFB Die Mannschaft will report from the training camp as well as the team’s base camp, and FC Barcelona will even host interviews with Barça World Cup legends.
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Ready Player One imagines the year 2044 as an industrial wasteland where people escape the perils of modern life by strapping on virtual reality headsets and disappearing into a vast digital playground called the OASIS. The book, written by Ernest Cl…
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Google has been doling out Oreo treats to a bunch of devices of late. The HTC U11 got the bump last week, followed by Android 8.1 landing on Nexus and Pixel devices. Now, it's Android Wear's turn. After all, there's nothing like a software upgrade to…
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Google's October 4th event might include more for Chrome OS fans than the rumored Pixelbook. David Cannon and 9to5Google have spotted multiple app references to Google Assistant coming to Chromebooks. Google's Home app notes that some Assistant app…
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Uber may have lost its London taxi license with no small amount of drama, but it's already willing to make concessions. The ridesharing outfit's city manager Tom Elvidge tells the Sunday Times that he would "like to know what [Uber] can do" to "get t…
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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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Google announced today another step in their efforts to crowd source the images and street views available on their platforms. This latest move from Google promises to reduce the “significant time and effort” it was taking for users to prepare and upload their interactive photography. Google is doing this by introducing a new certification for […]
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The pro cycling world may be cracking down on the use of hidden motors to cheat in races, but it doesn't look like governments are ready to make it a criminal offense. The French government has shot down a proposed law that would have made this "tec…
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Google has provided the market with an upgraded Chromecast device this year, the Chromecast Ultra, that supports 4K video streaming. There is also a decent chance that you may be in the market for a new television this year that supports 4K resolutions and retailers certain seem to be hoping those will be a big […]
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Today, Google introduced a refresh of its Chromecast streaming device. It’s called the Chromecast Ultra. While it costs nearly double the price of the old one, the latest Chromecast supports both 4K streaming and HDR for eye-popping video streaming.
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Huawei says business types will buy the Mate 8, and fashionistas will snap pictures with the P9, but what about people who want a less expensive phone with a good battery, and plenty of tech? Meet the Nova and Nova Plus, Huawei’s newest smartphones for everyone.
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Tired of always having to be cautious about liquids around your tech. Splash and turn up around the JBL Charge 3 wherever you decide to turn up. Find out what we think in this quick review.
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The international team of activists, technologists and body-hackers known as Cyborg Nest has invented a device called North Sense, which vibrates when you face north. It’s step one on the journey to making you into a real-life cyborg.
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Proving dual-lens cameras are one of the hottest smartphone trends of the year, Xiaomi has announced the Redmi Pro. The two camera lenses on the back of this metal smartphone produce pictures with a bokeh-style effect.
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To ensure a constant workforce of big thinking, impossible task seeking employees, DARPA gives every new hire a job expiration date, usually in four years. After the best-used-by-date, it’s time to seek other work.
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Sony’s live television streaming service, PlayStation Vue, is coming very soon to an Android device near you. The company finally revealed when people in the United States with an Android-powered phone or tablet can start streaming everything from their favorite channels to their mobile devices. Hit the break for details. Dan Myers, Head of Product […]
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A number of companies are heating up the in-flight broadband service industry with next-generation solutions that provide faster speeds. For consumers, it would allow access to streaming services and other high-bandwidth applications.
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Ready to get a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge in your hand? Here are the carriers and retailers that are launching the smartphone, along with links to enable you to pre-order your very own device.
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T-Mobile announced that it will begin testing 5G service later this year, but doesn’t expect to commercially deploy it for some time. 5G promises speeds of up to 1Gbps — fast enough to download a Blu-ray movie in 3 minutes.
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YouTube Red Originals are now live! The first four original series and movies from your favorite creators are now available, exclusively for YouTube Red members. Members can now enjoy movies and shows from Lilly Singh, Rooster Teeth, PewDiePie and AwesomenessTV. And fans who haven’t signed up for YouTube Red yet can watch short previews or sign up for a free 30-day trial YouTube Red membership.
Here are the first of many new YouTube Red Originals to come :
We’ve loved working with our creators on these series and movies and seeing them take their passion to new heights. We’ve never seen PewDiePie more scared or seen Lilly crush it as hard as she does on her world tour. We’re blown away by Meg DeAngelis’ moves and the way the Dance Camp crew breaks it down. And who ever thought the human race could rely on the Rooster Teeth guys to save them from an alien invasion? We love these new features and couldn’t be more excited to share them with YouTube Red members today.
And as we mentioned in our blog post last week, this is just the beginning. We’re also excited to announce two brand new projects set to be released later this year:
As you can see, 2016 is shaping up to be an exciting year for YouTube Red members with a steady stream of amazing new original movies and series coming soon. YouTube Red members can check out our new YouTube Red Originals channel to stay up to date on the latest movies, shows, clips, trailers and exclusive behind-the-scenes content from your favorite creators. And if you haven’t already, sign up here for a YouTube Red membership and the first month is on us (if you’re outside the U.S., you can click here for more details on availability in your country).
Susanne Daniels, Global Head of Original Content, YouTube, recently watched “Elton John Carpool Karaoke.”
Along with becoming more user friendly, Twitter's next big change is focusing on videos and ads. Now, instead of being limited to the mobile app, users can upload video from their desktop computers straight to the website. In turn, Twitter is crank…
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Samsung will reveal its next smartwatch on September 3 at IFA 2015 in Berlin. See the first picture of the watch and what we know here!
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