Some layout changes for YouTube debuting on Wednesday bring with them better playlist management options.The changes, rolling out to all YouTube visitors over the next few days, make the YouTube site more closely resemble its mobile apps. The interface is now center-aligned, and a prominent "guide" three-lined icon next to the site logo places options such as subscriptions and playlists in the center of your screen.
The site also has made some adjustments to playlists themselves. Playlists that you've created and those from other YouTube users that you've liked are now listed in your guide, … Read more
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich responded to questions about Apple, building his own PCs, and future tech at Intel in a Reddit AMA on Wednesday.
On Apple: "We've always had a very close relationship with Apple, and it continues to grow closer. Sure [it's] grown close over the years especially since...they started to use our technology in their systems."
Along these lines -- though Krzanich didn't address it -- market researcher IC Insights posted a research note earlier in the month suggesting that Intel should cut a deal with Apple for its idle Fab 42 … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Neuroscientist develops app that can train you to see farther.
- Exhibition "Personified" allows visitors to turn their heartbeats into music.
- A small town in Pennsylvania seeks recognition from Google Maps, Facebook, and Mapquest.
Search for your favorite singer or band on YouTube, and you'll now see their top tracks, full albums, and related artists neatly grouped and ready for your listening and viewing pleasure.
A new feature to the popular video-viewing site displays a sidebar on the right with links to top tracks and albums from the subject of your search. Search for Kelly Clarkson, for example, and YouTube displays her top ten tracks and her albums from latest to earliest. Click on any track, and YouTube plays the associated music video. Click on an album, and YouTube loads a playlist of … Read more
The Rogue Audio Sphinx is a cool-running vacuum tube/Class D hybrid design, but it feels and acts like a classic 1980s high-end integrated amplifier, and that's a compliment. If you need Bluetooth or digital inputs, sorry, the Sphinx won't cut it -- check out the NAD D 3020. That NAD is wonderful, but it doesn't sound like a tube amp. The Sphinx is tonally rich and warm, it's a honey.
The Sphinx is rated at 100 watts per channel for 8 ohm speakers, 200 watts per for 4 ohm speakers. There's no way you … Read more
The Russian Olympic charm offensive has, on occasion, tilted toward the offensive rather than the charm.
How beautiful, then, that one moment at the Sochi opening ceremony stands out for its sheer unbridled passion, joy, and camp(fire) togetherness.
In the warm-up to Friday's opening ceremony, the Russian Interior Ministry's Police Choir decided to offer its rendition of Daft Punk's "Get Lucky."
This version is a work of art. The helmeted creators of the original could never have imagined such a thing. It makes theirs seems like a mere ditty from the dungeons of desperate … Read more
When you go to share a YouTube video that has a big payoff at the end, the surprise can be ruined by all of the information surrounding the video player, mainly the video's title, description, and comments. With Surprise.ly, you'll get a link that opens the video and the video only. No title. No description. No comments. Neither views count nor runtime nor related videos. And as an added bonus, Surprise.ly removes preroll ads and starts your chosen video as soon as the link is opened.
To share a video with Surprise.ly, head to its … Read more
It isn't exactly a secret that with a certain amount of cash, people can pay for views, followers, and likes on their accounts and profiles on social networks. This is something Facebook and Twitter have battled for years. Now, YouTube is cracking down too.
The video-hosting service announced Tuesday that it is carrying out periodic audits of videos in an effort to rid its site of "fraudulent views."
"YouTube isn't just a place for videos, it's a place for meaningful human interaction. Whether it's views, likes, or comments, these interactions both represent and … Read more
Google-owned YouTube has a new chief, according to a new report.
Susan Wojcicki, Google's senior vice president of advertising and commerce, has been chosen to lead YouTube, The Information reported early Wednesday, citing people who claim to have knowledge of the company's plans. Later in the day, Recode confirmed the report. Current YouTube head Salar Kamangar will remain at Google in a different role, developing his own early stage projects.
Google CEO Larry Page said in a statement e-mailed to Recode, "Salar and the whole YouTube team have built something amazing. YouTube is a billion person global … Read more