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YouTube Will Let AI Suggest Replies to Video Comments

Google announced Wednesday that it had implemented its SmartReply system for YouTube creators, which will give those users access to suggested replies based on what someone has commented. Unlike the SmartReply system Google currently uses for Gmail, SmartReply on YouTube required some further tweaking because of the…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Youtube, Artificial Intelligence


The Too-Short Story of Ahmed Best's Other Star Wars Roles

We are, at long last, living in the early days of what is a long-overdue Ahmed Best renaissance. After years of horrifying torment the actor received for having the audacity to bring Jar Jar Binks to life, Star Wars (both its fandom and its institution) has accepted Best into its heart again as he hosts Jedi Temple…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Comics, Science, Youtube, Disney, Best, Lucasfilm, Game Shows, Ahmed Best, Jar Jar Binks, Expanded Universe, Dark Horse, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Attack Of The Clones, Star Wars Jedi Temple Challenge, Achk Med Beq


YouTube TV Jacks Up Its Prices and the Promise of Cheap TV Feels Further Away Than Ever

For the last three years, YouTube TV has been the affordable alternative to pricier live TV streaming services, such as Hulu and AT&T TV. But that price gap just vanished. YouTube TV is jumping from $50 a month to $65 due to the “rising cost of content,” the company announced in a blog post.Read more...
Tags: Science, Youtube, Streaming Video, Hulu, AT T TV, YouTube TV, Thanks I Hate It


CDC Official: This Is Just The Beginning of America's New Coronavirus Surge

This is just the “beginning” of a dangerous new wave of coronavirus cases that could become more deadly as it reaches an older population in the U.S., according to Dr. Anne Schuchat, Principal Deputy Director of the CDC. The U.S. has identified at least 2.59 million cases and over 126,000 deaths, the highest numbers…Read more...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Science, California, Cdc, Youtube, Masks, America, Pandemics, Centers for Disease Control, JAMA, Anne Schuchat, JAMA Network, N95, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Here's An Idea: The Trump Campaign Should Simply Take Over MySpace

Following a series of grievances with the social media networks that millions of people actually use, Donald Trump’s re-election campaign is floating the idea of setting up shop on a new platform, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. Well, there’s a perfectly good network sitting right there. Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Science, Technology, Youtube, Social Media, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Myspace, Parler


Cobra Kai's Creators Discuss Season 3 Details and the Move to Netflix

The amazing sequel show to The Karate Kid is crane kicking its way to a whole new audience. Monday, Netflix announced Cobra Kai is leaving YouTube and moving to Netflix. The first two seasons of the show will debut first, followed by the highly anticipated third season sometime after.Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Youtube, Netflix, Streaming, Karate Kid, Cobra Kai, Ralph Macchio, Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg, Josh Heald, Billy Zabka


She Built a Shady Guru’s YouTube Army. Now She’s His Fiercest Critic—But Who Will Believe Her?

It was May 2015, and the Hotel Surya in Varanasi, India, was hosting “Inner Awakening,” the flagship spiritual training program of Paramahamsa Nithyananda. To his followers, he is a god incarnate, “His Divine Holiness Bhagavan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam,” the living avatar of Shiva, or, as one devotee put it, “the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Youtube, India, Spirituality, Conspiracy Theories, Influencers, Shiva, Varanasi India, Nithyananda, YouTube Army Now She, Paramahamsa Nithyananda


Here's Why YouTube's Cracking Down on Creators Raising Ad Dollars for Racial Justice

If you’re part of the growing chorus of folks around the world looking for ways to support the Black Lives Matter movement, there’s no shortage of ways to do it. You can donate to the Minnesota Freedom Fund! You can donate to a bail fund network! You can donate to an organization like the NAACP or the Southern Poverty…Read more...
Tags: Science, Minnesota, Youtube, Protests, Naacp, Black Lives Matter, Fundraising Fraud


Block YouTube Ads With a Single Keystroke

One of the more frustrating things to deal with on the web are the small (to not-so-small) video ads that pop up before YouTube videos you’re trying to binge. Even though most of them let you skip to your video after a few seconds, this advertising-filled interlude can feel like an eternity. We have a hack to fix…
Tags: Videos, Science, Youtube, Advertising


Twitter and Facebook Take Down Trump Campaign’s Tribute Video to George Floyd for Copyright Infringement

Apparently, Twitter and Facebook take copyright infringement seriously, even if the entity infringing is President Donald Trump’s campaign. The platforms recently took down a tribute video to George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who died after a police officer kneeled on his neck in Minneapolis.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Instagram, Minneapolis, Youtube, Donald Trump, George Floyd, Facebook Take Down Trump Campaign


Jake Paul Swears He Wasn't Looting, Just Being His Usual Shitty Self

Prominent vlogger Jake Paul (not to be confused with his equally obnoxious brother, the idiot behind the infamous “suicide forest” video) has landed in hot water again this weekend. Several widely circulated videos on Instagram and Twitter show him and his friends at an Arizona mall while looting is taking place,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Instagram, Youtube, Arizona, Police Brutality, Black Lives Matter, Youtubers, Logan Paul, Jake Paul, Looting, George Floyd, Fed Up Rising


Elon Musk's SpaceX Space Suits Sure Are Something

Elon Musk was set to launch humans (NASA astronauts) into space today, but the flight was delayed due to weather. The next potential windows are this Saturday and Sunday. We don’t know how that’s going to go. But look at this suit!Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Youtube, Nasa, Hydroxychloroquine, Covid 19


The First Star Wars Game Show Is Coming and the Trailer Is Here

Next week, every Star Wars fan will wish they were a kid again.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Youtube, Streaming, Game Shows, Ahmed Best, Disney Plus, Star Wars Kids, Star Wars Jedi Temple Challenge


Michael Moore’s Garbage Planet of the Humans Has Been Removed From YouTube

Michael Moore’s Planet of the Humans is a trash film that contains massive amounts of disinformation and dabbles in ecofascism. Turns out it also contained copyrighted material. Read more...
Tags: Science, Youtube, Michael Moore, Climate Denial, Planet of the Humans


These YouTubers Made an Iron Man Glove With a Real Plasma Cutter, and It Seems Very Dangerous

Honestly, if Iron Man really existed, he’d probably be more dangerous to himself than anyone else. Read more...
Tags: Science, Diy, Youtube, Marvel, Iron Man, Marvel Studios, Tony Stark, Iron Man Suit, The Hacksmith, Plasma Gauntlet


Fox News Guest Says Respiratory Disease Epidemics Just Go Away in Five Weeks

Fox News host Laura Ingraham had a guest on Monday who told viewers that respiratory disease epidemics, like our current coronavirus pandemic, just go away after two to five weeks and then you don’t need to think about them anymore because everyone is immune. The interview was bizarre, to say the least, even for a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Youtube, Fox News, Misinformation, Laura Ingraham, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Lockdowns


France to Platforms: Remove Terrorism and Pedophilia-Related Content in One Hour or Else

The nation of France has approved a new law that will force tech giants to delete terrorism and pedophilia-related content from sites in as little as an hour or be exposed to fines that could total up to four percent of global revenue, Reuters reported on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Technology, Youtube, France, Free Speech, Platforms, Reuters, Moderation, Content Moderation


There's At Least One Keyboard Worse Than Apple's Butterfly Switch Fiasco

Reminding us that things can always be worse, YouTube’s Foone Turing has created a keyboard that is based around a floppy drive and a stack of floppy disks that somehow looks even more frustrating to use than Apple’s much-maligned butterfly keyboards.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Keyboards, Youtube, Hacks, Floppy Disks, Foone Turing, Flopkey Terrible Keyboard


How to Watch Dr. Fauci Testify About 'Reopening America' on YouTube, Facebook, and More

Dr. Anthony Fauci and three other top health experts from the federal government will testify today to the Senate Health Committee about the coronavirus pandemic and what the future of the country might look like. And there are plenty of ways to watch the hearing on YouTube, Facebook, and more with the links below.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Cdc, Youtube, America, Fda, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Cordcutters, HHS, Fauci, YouTube Facebook, Brett P Giroir, President Trump, How To Watch


Brazilian Youtuber Hit With Hefty Fines for Uploading Piracy Tutorials

DIY’s have emerged as one of the key ways that people are keeping themselves sane under quarantine, with videos dedicated to tie-dyeing to hair-cutting to sourdough-baking racking up millions of hits apiece in recent months. Now, it turns out one of the slightly less wholesome corners of these digital DIY-communities…Read more...
Tags: Science, Diy, Youtube, Piracy


Creator Behind Famed 'Double Rainbow' Meme, Paul Vasquez, Dies at Age 57

Paul Vasquez, the colorful character behind the viral “double rainbow” video, has died.Read more...
Tags: Science, Youtube, Memes, Obituary, Paul Vasquez, Full On Double Rainbow


Facebook Will Let Creators Supplement Their Dried-Up Income With Paid Livestreams

Streamers and content creators typically rely on subscriptions, Patreon donations, or affiliate money from Twitch or YouTube to keep the lights on. But for those who had a more traditional, brick-and-motor business before the pandemic, it might be tough keep providing their customers, students, or clients the same…Read more...
Tags: Science, Youtube, Streaming, Facebook Live, Exposure Is Not Payment


YouTube's Biggest Threat to Its Content Creators Continues to Be Itself

The relationship between YouTube and its content creators can best be described as symbiotic: Vloggers rely on the platform’s promises of fame and fortune (or at least a decent living). In return. YouTube relies on these content creators, for, well, content—hundreds of hours uploaded every minute, netting the company…Read more...
Tags: Science, Youtube, Advertising, Coronavirus


Facebook Will Take on Twitch and YouTube With Its Own Gaming App

With so many people turning to video games to while away their newfound time stuck indoors, Facebook is releasing a dedicated mobile app for Facebook Gaming months ahead of schedule to try to capitalize on the recent surge of viewership seen on other livestreaming platforms like Twitch and YouTube.Read more...
Tags: Google, Gaming, Facebook, Science, Microsoft, Video Games, Youtube, Twitch, Live Streaming, Mixer, Facebook Gaming, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


These Hilarious Star Trek Videos Turn Bloopers Into Canon

Boy, there sure was a lot more high-fiving on the Enterprise than I remember. Read more...
Tags: Science, Parody, Youtube, Star Trek, Cbs, Star Trek The Next Generation


UK Authorities Turn to Social Media Platforms for Help Squashing Dangerous Coronavirus 5G Hoax

Several cellphone towers across the UK went up in flames this week after a bogus conspiracy theory linking the pandemic to the rollout of 5G began to pick up traction online. This string of arsons, as well as widespread reports of related physical and verbal threats directed at broadband engineers, has authorities…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Europe, UK, Science, Youtube, Whatsapp, United Kingdom, National Health Service, Conspiracy Theories, Hoaxes, Social Media Platforms, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Hacker Figures Out How To Capture Horrible-Quality Video on Audio Cassettes

Compared to the audio quality of digital files and CDs, analog cassette tape was kind of awful. And as YouTube’s Kris Slyka discovered, it’s an even worse medium for recording and playing back video, but quality issues don’t make Slyka’s clever hack of an old cassette recorder any less impressive.Read more...
Tags: Video, Science, Youtube, Hacks, Cassette Tape, Audio Cassette, Kris Slyka, Slyka


SpaceX’s latest Starship prototype fails under pressure testing

The process of designing, testing and building an entirely new spacecraft is definitely a difficult one, and bound to encounter some issues. SpaceX’s efforts to build Starship, its massive new fully reusable spaceship, is no exception. The most recent Starship prototype, designated “SN3,” failed catastrophically during cryogenic proof testing, which is designed to simulate pressures the spacecraft would encounter during a test flight. That might sound familiar: SpaceX’s first prototype, th...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, Youtube, Tech, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Prototype, Spacecraft, Outer Space, Boca Chica Texas, SpaceX Starship


This way for brain tingles: ASMR gets a shiver-inducing exhibition

From cucumber-crunchers to cranial exams, YouTube is full of ASMRtists provoking the strangely pleasurable autonomous sensory meridian response. Now they’ve got their own euphoric museum showSome whisper gently into the microphone, while tapping their nails along the spine of a book. Others take a bar of soap and slice it methodically into tiny cubes, letting the pieces clatter into a plastic tray. There are those who dress up as doctors and pretend to perform a cranial nerve exam, and the ones ...
Tags: Psychology, Art, Science, Technology, Sweden, Youtube, Video Art, Painting, Life and style, Society, World news, Anxiety, Culture, Art and design, Alternative Medicine, Health & wellbeing


Rick and Morty Just Released a Short Samurai Film and It's Awesome

Really? Oh. Uh. Yeah, okay, that’s definitely what they did.Read more...
Tags: Adult Swim, Science, Youtube, Short Film, Samurai, Rick, Rick And Morty, Studio Deen



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