YouTube

  • YouTube star Chris Harris joins TopGear

    BBC have just confirmed the new lineup of TopGear presenters. First off, you’ll notice there’s 6 of them (plus Stig), double what they used to have when Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond were on the show. From the lineup, the most well known presenter is probably Matt...
  • You can now apply to buy GoPro’s crazy 360° Camera, Odyssey

    GoPro, Inc has announced their insanely awesomely awesome Odyssey, a 16-camera rig designed for Google’s 3D, 360° virtual reality platform. The Odyssey will be available in limited numbers and doesn’t come cheap at US$15,000. Professional content creators and producers can apply to participate in Jump, through the Odyssey Limited...
  • YouTube Gaming now streaming to battle Twitch

    Overnight YouTube have launched their live streaming site to take on the industry leading in video game live streaming, Twitch.tv. YouTube Gaming is leveraging the power of their existing catalogue of gaming captures, presumably thanks to tagging. While there’ll be plenty of people who do use the service to...
  • Google+ is dead. Dropped from Photos, YouTube etc

    Google’s big experiment in social is over. Google+ launched back in mid-June and now it looks like the experiment is over. Google went super aggressive on forcing users to move to Google+ accounts on basically every service they offer. I can personally attest to the Google+ vs YouTube account...
  • Google is adding 360 video support to YouTube for new cameras

    Google have added 4K, they’ve added 3D and today we have confirmed they will be adding 360 video to YouTube. The announcement came from 360 degree camera maker Giroptic. They claim to have ‘the world’s first ture 360 degree HD camera’. Given there’s others who have created 360 cameras,...
  • Australia’s biggest YouTube videos and channels of 2013

    It’s simple, it’s catchy and incredibly annoying, but you love What Does the Fox Say? It says I just trended harder than any other YouTube clip in 2013. Ylvis is comprised of Norwegian brothers Bård and Vegard Ylvisåker, the clip was viewed more than 276 Million times worldwide and...
  • YouTube now remembers your playback position

    Watching videos on YouTube is an awesome experience. Whether you’re there for education or entertainment, the reality is there’s a lot of long-form content on the service, much of which you won’t finish in a single sitting. I’m not sure exactly when Google introduced this new feature, but it’s...
  • Google says: Microsoft, remove YouTube you aren’t showing ads, Microsoft says: Okay, we will include ads then

    Google is spitting the dummy at Microsoft’s new YouTube app for Windows Phone, claiming that it is breaching terms and conditions of using the company’s YouTube APIs by not including ads with its videos. The search giant sent out a cease and desist letter to Microsoft requesting that the...
  • Some of YouTube now costs money

    YouTube is part of all our lives and most people love it. What’s not to like, it’s entertaining and informative videos available for free. Well that’s just changed. Some, let me stress on some, YouTube channels can now charge for users to view their content. Google say YouTube creators...