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What is YouTube's paid Super Chat feature and how does it work?

What is YouTube's paid Super Chat feature and how does it work?

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YouTube has announced a feature that'll give creators more money.Called Super Chat, it essentially allows viewers to pay to pin a comment on live streams. So, when someone goes live, you will see a new cash symbol in the chat window and can click it to... >>

These were the top-trending YouTube videos in 2016

These were the top-trending YouTube videos in 2016

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Now that 2016 is coming to an end, Google has released its annual list of the top-trending YouTube videos for the year.Google defined "top-trending" based on stats like time spent watching, sharing, commenting, liking, and so on. Collectively, these 10... >>

YouTube VR app: How does it work and when can you try it?

YouTube VR app: How does it work and when can you try it?

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Google is ramping up its virtual reality efforts, with YouTube VR.The company, which owns YouTube, has been working with YouTube creators, recording artists, and partners to produce VR videos, all with the purpose of loading up the website with tonnes... >>

YouTube VR app for Daydream now available, makes viewing VR videos easier

YouTube VR app for Daydream now available, makes viewing VR videos easier

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YouTube has release a Daydream-only application for those with Google VR headsets to access virtual reality videos more simply.YouTube VR has been designed from the ground up and only works with the Daydream View headset and a compatible phone - so far,... >>

John Lewis Christmas adverts over the years: Including amazing 2016 #BusterTheBoxer commercial

John Lewis Christmas adverts over the years: Including amazing 2016 #BusterTheBoxer commercial

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Over the last few years, John Lewis has firmly ensconced itself as the king of the Christmas commercial, not only with extended short movies but with cover versions of songs that make it to the top five of the British music charts.Each year's effort becomes... >>

YouTube Go app is designed for users with data limits, hits India first

YouTube Go app is designed for users with data limits, hits India first

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YouTube has launched a version of its app designed specifically for users on slow data connections or with limiting data caps.YouTube Go has been developed initially for users in India but will then be rolled out wider after a testing period.It is designed... >>

What's creepier than Stranger Things? Stranger Things in VR! Watch it here

What's creepier than Stranger Things? Stranger Things in VR! Watch it here

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Netflix Originals show Stranger Things has been critically revered since its debut in July. The creepy thriller series has become the most talked about thing in the Pocket-lint office and, if Twitter is any indication, pretty much everywhere else too.It's... >>

YouTube Unplugged online TV service might launch soon with ESPN

YouTube Unplugged online TV service might launch soon with ESPN

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YouTube has been working on an online TV service, and a new report makes it seem like it might finally be coming together.According to The Information, YouTube is close to inking deals with ESPN, ABC, and CBS. If that's true, those channels will be offered... >>

YouTube for iOS finally supports Google Cardboard: Here's how it all works

YouTube for iOS finally supports Google Cardboard: Here's how it all works

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YouTube is fully embracing virtual reality, as of today.YouTube has long offered 360-degree videos so that you can pan around and watch and feel like you're in the middle of the action, though it's not the same as strapping on an immersive VR headset... >>

Best drone takedown videos: Eagle attack, shotgun blast, fisherman hook and more

Best drone takedown videos: Eagle attack, shotgun blast, fisherman hook and more

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As drones begin to fill the skies so too do videos of their antics.If shows like You've Been Framed have taught us anything it's that seeing expensive things get destroyed is funny.So seeing pricey drones getting plucked out of the air by not-so-natural... >>

YouTube could soon offer a paid service that streams cable channels

YouTube could soon offer a paid service that streams cable channels

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YouTube is getting into premium online television. Like, a subscription-based service that'll let you stream cable channels.Now, Hulu has just confirmed it is doing the same thing. It basically wants to go after Dish's Sling TV and Sony's PlayStation... >>

YouTube introduces live streaming for 360-degree videos, spatial audio

YouTube introduces live streaming for 360-degree videos, spatial audio

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YouTube doesn't just want you to experience all angles of scene; it wants you to do so as the action unfolds.Google-owned YouTube first launched support for 360-degree videos in early 2015, but now, just in time for the Coachella music festival in the... >>

Best tech Easter eggs: Hidden secrets of Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and more

Best tech Easter eggs: Hidden secrets of Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and more

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Apps can get boring. Like anything you do on repeat, the monotony of seeing another baby on Facebook, when they all look the same, can get to you. That's where hidden Easter egg gems come in useful.An Easter egg, not to be mistaken for the chocolate kind,... >>

Watch out Periscope, YouTube Connect is coming for you

Watch out Periscope, YouTube Connect is coming for you

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Google is reportedly working on a live broadcasting service that will take on Twitter's Periscope. This service is called YouTube Connect.According to sources of VentureBeat, YouTube has committed to building the Connect service not only to take on Twitter's... >>

Watch the Mexico City Formula E race right here, and the last race in VR

Watch the Mexico City Formula E race right here, and the last race in VR

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Season two of the all-electric Formula E is almost at the halfway stage and if you can't get near a TV to watch the action live on ITV 4 this coming weekend, you can watch the Mexico City race here or on YouTube instead.The Formula E race will be screened... >>

Portal vs Half-Life real world video: Prepare to be gravity gunned away

Portal vs Half-Life real world video: Prepare to be gravity gunned away

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Two of Valve's greatest games have to be Half-Life and Portal. So what better way to combine the two than making a real-world VFX filled video of the two main characters doing battle, over cake?The short film shows what happens when Portal's Chell has... >>

YouTube tipped to start live streaming 360-degree VR videos

YouTube tipped to start live streaming 360-degree VR videos

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One of the big tech trends of 2016 is thought to be virtual reality. Not only has Google sold plenty of its Cardboard headsets and Oculus and Samsung had great success with the consumer version of Gear VR, but we'll soon see Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive... >>

The Chickening film remix is the craziest thing you'll see today

The Chickening film remix is the craziest thing you'll see today

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Video effects artist Nick DenBoer has created possibly one of the weirdest, most disturbing remixes of a famous film yet. The Chickening is his own adaptation of Stanley Kubrik's The Shining and, while stunningly, maddeningly brilliant, once seen it'll... >>

10 best comedy streaming services: Funny cat clips, dangerous stunts, stand-up and more

10 best comedy streaming services: Funny cat clips, dangerous stunts, stand-up and more

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As streaming video becomes more popular and conventional TV takes a back seat, growing amounts of online channels and apps emerge hoping to grab your attention with a TV show, movie or even short clip or two. How then can you sort out the wheat from the... >>

Best extreme sports videos that will wow you: Hoverboard, wave-surfing dirt bike and more

Best extreme sports videos that will wow you: Hoverboard, wave-surfing dirt bike and more

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Since off-piste skiers strapped massive video cameras to their heads in the eighties to fly down Chamonix mountains, the thirst for extreme sports has deepened. When the GoPro arrived, this was taken to the next level.Now nearly every extreme sporting... >>

Experience Christmas at the White House thanks to virtual reality

Experience Christmas at the White House thanks to virtual reality

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Christmas is a pretty big deal at the White House.There's an official indoor Christmas Tree - and it's given a new and specific theme each year. Plus, there are a tonne of holiday traditions and interesting decorations, which you can read about here.... >>

Have you seen these? Watch the UK's top-trending YouTube vids for 2015

Have you seen these? Watch the UK's top-trending YouTube vids for 2015

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It's that time of year when companies announce their milestones or stats for the last 12 months.Spotify did it recently, showing off which artists reigned supreme in terms of most streamed in 2015, and now YouTube is following up with its own list. The... >>

10 best Christmas streaming services: Spotify, Netflix, Amazon, Carol-oke and more

10 best Christmas streaming services: Spotify, Netflix, Amazon, Carol-oke and more

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Christmas is coming and that means we're all getting into the spirit - sometimes literally when a bottle of brandy is left within sight.One way of ensuring that you feel positively "Chrismassy" before the big day arrives is to fill your viewing hours... >>

YouTube wants to take on Netflix and Amazon by streaming movies and TV shows

YouTube wants to take on Netflix and Amazon by streaming movies and TV shows

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YouTube is looking to expand its offering to include TV show and movies, claims the Wall Street Journal.The US paper says that YouTube executives have met with Hollywood studios and production companies in the last few months to secure deals for new content.... >>

What is YouTube Kids and how does it work?

What is YouTube Kids and how does it work?

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YouTube Kids has finally arrived in the UK.Google launched a dedicated version of its video website designed just for kids in February, and now, in November, it has expanded the app beyond the US. According to Google, the app has been downloaded over... >>

Google's new YouTube Music app explained: What is it and how does it work?

Google's new YouTube Music app explained: What is it and how does it work?

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YouTube Music, which Google has been working on for a while in order to better rival Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Pandora, and other music-streaming services, is now available for iPhone and Android as a new mobile app.It is different from competing services... >>

10 best streaming services for kids: BBC iPlayer, Pokemon, Angry Birds and more

10 best streaming services for kids: BBC iPlayer, Pokemon, Angry Birds and more

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When it comes to deciding what to watch on demand, there can be such a thing as too much choice. For example, Roku offers access to over 1,700 channels on its set-top-boxes and the Streaming Stick. And with that many it's hard to find the ones that will... >>

YouTube Red is now live: What is it and is it worth paying for?

YouTube Red is now live: What is it and is it worth paying for?

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YouTube offers a new service that's more than the current open-to-all video player. It's called YouTube Red.YouTube Red is a paid-for subscription service. Essentially, the service is way for people to pay for ad-free peace when watching YouTube videos.... >>

YouTube Gaming now supports Android live streaming and paid subscriptions

YouTube Gaming now supports Android live streaming and paid subscriptions

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Google-owned YouTube has updated its YouTube Gaming service in order to better compete with Twitch. As part of that update, the app will now offer the ability to stream live video and gameplay from Android phones.Google launched its YouTube Gaming initiative... >>

Time to start a YouTube channel: PewDiePie worth $12 million in the last year alone

Time to start a YouTube channel: PewDiePie worth $12 million in the last year alone

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PewDiePie has been revealed to be the highest earning YouTuber in the last year, raking in an estimated $12 million (£7.7 million) before tax from his YouTube exploits. And videogames commentary and tomfoolery clearly pays as the UK's own KSI has also... >>

Here is every video in YouTube's exclusive Billion View Club (yeah, that's a thing)

Here is every video in YouTube's exclusive Billion View Club (yeah, that's a thing)

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Google wants you to know how well YouTube is doing, and so it has announced a bunch of interesting facts about some of the most popular YouTube videos, including which one just became the 10th video to cross 1 billion views.It's not a funny cat complication.... >>

Is cinema moving to YouTube? Paramount Vault YouTube channel offers free movies

Is cinema moving to YouTube? Paramount Vault YouTube channel offers free movies

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Paramount, one of the biggest studios in Hollywood, has started a YouTube channel with free movies.The Paramount Vault is a free to view YouTube channel with hundreds of movies available to stream at the click of the play button. These are sectioned into... >>

This guy plays all the bad iOS GTA clones so you don’t have to

This guy plays all the bad iOS GTA clones so you don’t have to

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Have you ever been compelled to try the mobile Grand Theft Auto clones that appear under Rockstar's official games when you search for "Grand Theft Auto" on the Apple app store? If not, you're one of the lucky ones. Not only have you saved yourself a... >>

YouTube Kids app adds new parental controls to combat safety complaints

YouTube Kids app adds new parental controls to combat safety complaints

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Google introduced a version of the YouTube app designed just for children earlier this year, and now it is updating that app with more parental controls, in response to criticism about the app not being safe for kids.Two consumer groups - the Center for... >>

PS4 System Software 3.0 Kenshin coming tomorrow, what will you get?

PS4 System Software 3.0 Kenshin coming tomorrow, what will you get?

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Sony has Sony has announced that after a successful beta test period with invited owners giving feedback, it is ready to release the new system software for its PlayStation 4 console.System Software 3.0 (codenamed Kenshin) will roll out from tomorrow,... >>

18 YouTube stars and channels you should be watching

18 YouTube stars and channels you should be watching

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YouTube has more stuff to watch than funny cat videos.Shocking! We know. In fact, there is so much to watch on Google's video-sharing site that some content creators have become international "YouTube stars". Yes, that is a thing. From PewDiePie to Zoella,... >>

What is YouTube Gaming and could it kill Twitch?

What is YouTube Gaming and could it kill Twitch?

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Google is about to launch something a lot like Twitch. It's YouTube Gaming.At an event held at YouTube Space LA on 12 June, Google previewed a new initiative called YouTube Gaming. It's a mobile app as well as a website designed to showcase YouTube's... >>

Step aside, Twitch: YouTube Gaming is set to go live 26 August

Step aside, Twitch: YouTube Gaming is set to go live 26 August

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Google said it planned to launch its Twitch-like YouTube Gaming service sometime this summer - and now we have an exact date: 26 August.Google previewed a new initiative it was working in on in June called YouTube Gaming. It's a mobile app as well as... >>

Real-life first-person shooter takes to Chatroulette, the result is amazing

Real-life first-person shooter takes to Chatroulette, the result is amazing

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There have been a few real-life videos of first-person shooter games, but nothing like this.The creative geniuses at RealmPictures have created an entire gaming world, including zombies, weapons and boss baddies. But rather than just making a video,... >>

Forget 4K this YouTube video is 8K: Bet you can't run it though

Forget 4K this YouTube video is 8K: Bet you can't run it though

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A video able to run in 8K has appeared on YouTube. It is also labelled as such and has a 4320p resolution (7680 x 4320).Of course, considering you need a beefy computer and display to get 4K video to work it's highly unlikely you'll get 8K video to run... >>

How to help your kids watch YouTube safely

How to help your kids watch YouTube safely

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When children ask to go on the internet they usually mean "go and watch YouTube videos". And while this opens an Aladdin's cave of characters, ideas, stories and adventures to young minds, for parents it can also ring alarm bells. Unlike the safe-zones... >>

YouTubers get their own action figure range… no, really!

YouTubers get their own action figure range… no, really!

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YouTube stars are getting their own action figure range, with early versions already hitting Toys R Us stores in the States.That's not to say you'll be able to pitch PewDiePie up against a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle any time soon - more's the pity -... >>

Watch this 360-degree, VR-like video to experience a Formula E race from the driver's view

Watch this 360-degree, VR-like video to experience a Formula E race from the driver's view

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Imagine experiencing a Formula E motor race, but without ever having to leave your house. Now you can.The Formula E series uses electric cars, and some of those cars were recently fitted with 360-degree cameras, with the purpose of allowing you to experience... >>

After Android KitKat, Nestlé turns to YouTube for new chocolate bar rebranding

After Android KitKat, Nestlé turns to YouTube for new chocolate bar rebranding

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Although Android has moved on from its KitKat tie-in days, being currently on its Lollipop generation, Nestlé has again turned to the tech world and Google as part of a rebranding promotion for its chocolate bars. It has replaced the KitKat logo on... >>

Is Spotify really thinking about becoming the next YouTube?

Is Spotify really thinking about becoming the next YouTube?

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It looks like you might be able to use Spotify for your daily dose of cat videos, starting later this month.A new report has claimed Spotify is getting ready to launch a video service that would make it directly compete with YouTube, and in a move that... >>

The Last of Us mini series lets non-gamers enjoy it as a show

The Last of Us mini series lets non-gamers enjoy it as a show

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If you're not a fan of watching people play games, we understand. But when it comes to The Last of Us things are different. That game is so cinematic that a well executed playthrough could be as good as a TV show.That's why a super fan has edited and... >>

YouTube takes on Hollywood: Set to back feature films and original series, starring YouTubers

YouTube takes on Hollywood: Set to back feature films and original series, starring YouTubers

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YouTube has officially begun moving away from a site that hosts billions of clips to a Hollywood-like company that green lights feature films and original series, but of course, these productions will premiere on YouTube first and star some of the biggest... >>

YouTube apps will retire on some smart TVs, Apple TV, iOS devices: Here's what to do

YouTube apps will retire on some smart TVs, Apple TV, iOS devices: Here's what to do

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Are you seeing a strange warning video on your YouTube app? It might be that your device is using an older version of YouTube that's about to expire.In March 2014, YouTube announced that it was moving from something called Data API v2 over to Data API... >>

Game of Thrones meets Zelda in this amazing Game of Hyrule video

Game of Thrones meets Zelda in this amazing Game of Hyrule video

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Ever wondered what would happen if Game of Thrones and Zelda combined? Neither did we, but now the idea's there it's a pretty exciting one. Wonder no more as a mash-up, dubbed Game of Hyrule, has been created.Game of Hyrule uses the Game of Thrones HBO... >>

Google's premium YouTube is coming soon: Ad-free videos, offline viewing, and more

Google's premium YouTube is coming soon: Ad-free videos, offline viewing, and more

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YouTube isn't going to be completely free anymore.It's been rumoured that Google wants to offer a subscription-based version of YouTube by the end of this year, which would let you see millions of videos on YouTube without having to watch adverts, among... >>