Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Lady Gaga strips down naked for Marina Abramovic's Kickstarter art project.
- New York pizza robbed of top ranking in TripAdvisor's "Best US Destinations for a Pizza Pie."
- Copyright lawsuit targets cover songs on YouTube.
- "Game of Thrones" piracy is "better than an Emmy," says Time Warner CEO.
VIATube Free is yet another YouTube browser, but unlike others, it allows you to create and save playlists for offline playback. Whether you are frequently in and out of Wi-Fi coverage or want to have access to your favorite videos or music while on the go, this is a great way to enhance your YouTube experience, and the performance of the app is, for the most part, very good.
After installing VIATube you can start browsing YouTube right away. While logging in is highly recommended to create new playlists, it is not required. You can start watching and the app … Read more
Here's another one of those passage-of-time moments that may make elder geeks groan: Thirty-three years after Missile Command blew up the arcade scene, gamers can now play a pint-size version within YouTube.
To play the game, all you need to do is direct your Web browser to any video on YouTube, make sure you aren't in a text field (for instance, search), and type in 1980. Within a second, your video slides down and a basic version of Missile Command appears on top of the video. To get you in the mood, "Defend this video from attack\For great justice!" amusingly appears before you start the game. … Read more
Magic mirror on the wall, who's the most popular superhero of them all? YouTube has an answer.
A YouTube statistical analysis reveals that Batman is the most popular superhero based on total video views and amount of content. The Dark Knight has accumulated over 3 billion views across 71,000 hours of YouTube video. It's safe to say that nearly everyone knows your true identity, Bruce.… Read more
The folks behind YouTube are taking on Vine and Instagram with their own app for editing together and sharing videos.
Known as MixBit, the free app debuted Thursday for iOS users via Apple's App store, while an Android version is due out by the end of September. MixBit amps up the social aspect of shooting short video clips by letting you stitch together videos from other users to create lengthier productions.
As highlighted in the app's description, you can record, edit, and publish videos as short as one second or as long as an hour, all from your … Read more
An organization devoted to protecting the copyrights of music publishers is suing one of YouTube's big so-called "multichannel networks," while reaching a settlement with another.
The National Music Publishers' Association said in a release that is has filed a copyright-infringement suit against Fullscreen, a startup that helps YouTube video creators make money from their clips. It claimed the company is illegally profiting from advertising revenue generated by unlicensed music videos on their channels.
A Fullscreen representative declined to comment.
Multichannel networks like Fullscreen aren't related to or endorsed by Google or its highly popular video site. … Read more
YouTube plans to open a new creative studio space in New York next year, giving serious video creators another location where they can produce high-quality content.
The Google-owned video-sharing site announced the expansion Thursday during VidCon, a conference for online video content creators being held this week in Anaheim, Calif. The studio, which is expected to open in October 2014, will provide production and post-production digital-video equipment spread across a space of 20,000 to 25,000 square feet.
When completed, it will be YouTube's fourth space for producing professional videos, joining facilities in London, Los Angeles, and Tokyo. … Read more
To hear Google tell it, you'd think its Chromecast practically installed itself. I can tell you from experience that this is not the case.
To Google's credit, Chromecast setup is a breeze compared with some of the hair-pulling experiences I've had involving the Apple TV, for which I suspect Apple designed the remote control out of metal in order to help you withstand the compulsion to throw that thing back into the useless hell it spawned from. But I digress. Here's how to set up your Google Chromecast.
Plugging it in Sounds simple enough. Grab your … Read more