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So what is YouTube TV? All your questions answered.

So what is YouTube TV? All your questions answered.

 

Google is the latest company to jump onto the streaming TV world. Following the footsteps of Sony’s PlayStation Vue and Sling TV. Just like Sony with PlayStation; Google is using it’s most recognizable property as the namesake for its service. YouTube TV is a live TV streaming service that aims to be better than the rest with the familiar YouTube interface you are used to. YouTube TV is internet-based TV service that is on both iOS and Android. It is not on any game systems yet. YouTube TV offers live streaming content from traditional broadcast networks and cable channels. Here is everything you need to know about the service.

How is this different from a cable TV subscription?

It’s not cable. There is no long term contracts. It works wherever you go unlike cable services that sometimes let you stream limited content when home around your home. YouTube TV costs a lot less than the any cable subscription.

How much is this going to cost me?

Speaking of cost. To get you hooked Google is giving you a free one-month trial when you sign up. After the free month the cost for all this TV goodness is only $35 per month. You will get over 40 channels including live local channels. There are more channels constantly being added over time. If you need more you can add Showtime or Fox Soccer Plus.

What channels exactly are you paying for?

Standard lineup:

  • ABC
  • CBS
  • FOX
  • NBC
  • The CW
  • ESPN
  • ESPN 2
  • ESPN U
  • ESPN News
  • Comcast SportsNet
  • Fox Sports
  • Fox Sports 1
  • Fox Sports 2
  • USA
  • FX
  • FXX
  • FXM
  • FreeForm
  • The Disney Channel
  • Disney XD
  • Disney Junior
  • E!
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Did you Miss the 2nd Presidential Debate? Here is a recap with Video.

Did you Miss the 2nd Presidential Debate? Here is a recap with Video.

(AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
(AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

Did you Miss the 2nd Presidential Debate? Here is a recap with Video. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump went at it again. This was the second of three total presidential debates before Election Day. The debate was hard to miss but if you somehow managed to due to you know, life or sports; we have you covered. Thanks to the folks at NBC News’ YouTube the full debate is online, free. The gloves really come off at around 32:00 minutes in. Clinton and Trump will got at it again on Wednesday, Oct. 19  in Las Vegas for the last time before November.

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Comparison of All iPhones Ever Made

Comparison of All iPhones Ever Made

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EverythingApplePro lives up to the name. The YouTube channel has created the most impressive video comparison of iPhones that I have ever seen and I have seen a lot. The video compares computing power and performance. The video is six-minutes of great comparisons ranging from boot-up times, browsing speeds, wi-fi performances, camera app launch times and camera performances. The video covers this for all 13 iPhones Apple has ever made.

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Apple didn’t start the smartphone revolution but they did take it over and for the last 10 years it has not looked back. In 2007 the iPhone launched the first iPhone. It has since launched 13 almost distinct iPhone models. I’m looking S & SE models. Here they are in chronological order in case you forgot what the models were.  iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus,iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPhone SE .

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Take a Virtual Reality Tour of The White House

Take a Virtual Reality Tour of The White House

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Filmed using a 16 camera capture rig & assembler for editing VR videos, users can now explore the hallways and famous rooms of the White House~Google

I have been to the White House a few times. I’ve read through some of the books in its library. I’ve enjoyed the White House Christmas Party. I even took a picture of the sign that said no pictures. If you want to tour the White House but don’t want to take a tour or don’t have the right connections. Google has you covered. A new YouTube 360 video will help you have an immersive tour. All you need is a Google Cardboard virtual reality headset.

“We also created a Google Expedition of the holiday tour, so that teachers participating in the Expeditions Pioneer Program can take their students on a virtual field trip to the White House as well.” ~Google

If you have never heard of Expeditions, you’re not alone. The Expeditions program is an educational tool that lets students take virtual tours of famous places all around the world. However that makes the Expeditions work is that it is very cost effective. Cardboard which is Google’s VR headset made out of the namesake is the main interface for Expeditions. The super cheap headset connects to any smartphone to create an immersive virtual viewing experience. Hopefully since it is so affordable more schools adopt it.… Read the rest

YouTube just became a creditable news source

YouTube just became a creditable news source

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YouTube just became a creditable news source with its Newswire portal. The YouTube Newswire will be powered by News Corp-owned Storyful. They are the same folks that handle news for Facebook. First gaming now news. Google is really trying to help YouTube grow up beyond viral videos. I for welcome the change. There are so many fake news stories out there it can be hard to verify if the video you’re watching is real or a hoax. The videos on Newswire are all a steady feed of curated and more importantly, verified eyewitness videos. The Storyful team ensures that every video on the YouTube Newswire goes through an extensive verification process that ensures the date, location and source are correctly identified. Aside from the news. Google is also working with Eyewitness Media Hub, Reported.ly and Verification Junkie to create a site called the First Draft Coalition. The site hopes to be a focal point for journalists. It will have helpful tools and trainings for journalists.

“Today, more than 5 million hours of news video is watched on YouTube every day, and the role of the eyewitness has never had a more vital place in the news gathering process. We live in a world where anyone can bear witness to what is happening around them and share it with a global audience, and YouTube has become a primary home for this powerful, first-person documentary footage.” ~Olivia Ma, head of strategy and operations at Google’s News Lab

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Did you get your Apple Watch? If not enjoy this

Did you get your Apple Watch? If not enjoy this

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Did you get your Apple Watch? If not enjoy this. Apple released a three new ads to keep the public wanting. Those of you that were lucky enough to have it delivered today, enjoy the videos and try not to gloat too much. The ads show how Apple Watch makes life so much better. Your relationships will be happier. Your health will be in check. All three end with the tagline “The Watch Is Here.” It’s a very subtle jab at Samsung who uses the tag line “The Next Big Thing is Here.”

 

GoPro Beats Estimates on Robust Demand for Cameras

GoPro Beats Estimates on Robust Demand for Cameras

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GoPro reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue, driven by strong demand for its wearable cameras, which are used by surfers, skydivers and other action junkies.

The company’s shares rose more than 10 percent in after-hours trading.

Videos taken using GoPro cameras, which can be mounted on gear such as helmets, boards, bikes and dog harnesses, have made a big splash on the Internet.

The California-based company also launched its latest flagship Hero4 camera and a cheap entry-level Hero camera in September. These cameras went on sale from Oct. 5, ahead of the U.S. holiday shopping season.

“Given the solid results for the quarter and their launch of two new products in October, it’s highly likely that revenue will follow a similar pattern in fourth-quarter as last year (up almost 100 percent),” Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter told Reuters.

“The social media side of the business had great metrics, with YouTube content up 92 percent year-over-year, YouTube views up 99 percent. … All this indicates growing brand awareness, and bodes well for a successful holiday.”

The net income attributable to GoPro shareholders was $14.6 million, or 10 cents per share, in the third quarter, ended Sept. 30, compared with a loss of $1.1 million, or one cent per share, a year earlier.

Excluding items, the company earned 12 cents per share, topping the average analyst estimate of eight cents.

Revenue rose about 46 percent to $280 million. Analysts on average had expected $265.6 million, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.… Read the rest