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EU says Twitter and Facebook not doing enough to tackle hate speech
Dec05

EU says Twitter and Facebook not doing enough to tackle hate speech

Apparently Twitter and Facebook are not doing enough to tackle hate speech, and the EU has vowed to go tough on them. The European Commission said it will force both companies to go hard on trolls if they fail to act or adopt stricter measures to deal with the issue that is fast assuming an alarming dimension. Vera Jourova, the EU Justice Commissioner was quoted in the Financial Times as urging the companies to expedite action on hate...

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YouTube adds 4K live streaming support—great news for gamers
Nov30

YouTube adds 4K live streaming support—great news for gamers

Good news gamers, YouTube is adding support for 4K live streaming from December 1st. With this, the Google-owned video streaming website is all set to stream Thursday’s Game Awards in full 4K quality, starting at 6PM EST or 3PM PST. The awards will be beamed live to millions of viewers across the world, and YouTube is all set to make the event a big one. Streamers and content creators will be able to broadcast themselves in a...

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YouTube Kids now gives parents right to block unsuitable content
Nov18

YouTube Kids now gives parents right to block unsuitable content

A lot happen on the Internet every day, and it is only natural for parents to feel concerned about what their kids feed their eyes on. Parents can’t just seat back and act like they don’t care—and in truth some have been complaining about some of the content their kids watch online. Good thing is, YouTube has been paying attention to complaints and recent changes taking place online, and has promptly taken steps to put parents in the...

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YouTube adds support for HDR videos
Nov07

YouTube adds support for HDR videos

We all knew video on YouTube would only get better; and the Google-owned video streaming website today confirmed it. YouTube on Monday announced the addition of High Dynamic Range [HDR] video support. Today’s update is all about colors; and for those not familiar with what HDR is, it is similar to HDR photography. “Today we are adding support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) videos on YouTube. HDR videos have higher contrast, revealing...

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YouTube releases lists of popular video games by region—Mine Craft and Grand Theft Auto lead the pack
Oct10

YouTube releases lists of popular video games by region—Mine Craft and Grand Theft Auto lead the pack

Some games are so popular regardless of regions—and no matter the language or color, they rank highly among people. Minecraft and Grand Theft Auto for instance are two uniquely popular games that transcend boundaries. Researchers at YouTube on Monday gave us a peep into how uniquely popular some of these games are, especially by regions. I am pretty sure having a name like Pokémon GO on that unique list won’t come as a big surprise....

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Google’s “YouTube Go” is a new app for saving videos for offline viewing
Sep27

Google’s “YouTube Go” is a new app for saving videos for offline viewing

Running low on data? No worries—Google has a new app called YouTube Go. The new app is designed for users living in regions where broadband connectivity is limited—and that includes India. Not a coincidence that Google has opted to begin the test of the new app with users in India where broadband connection is very limited. YouTube Go, according to Google’s announcement, is aimed at helping you share videos without burning your data....

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