For a long time, there have been calls for a YouTube just for kids, well now there is but only for the kids in the US at the moment! Hopefully, this will change as the idea becomes more popular. The channel is accessed through an app, that comes with some interesting features and functions to help parents relax about what the kids are watching on YouTube. There is a timer that limits the amount of viewing can be had and there are sound settings too so that the whole world does not have hear what they are watching. For those parents who are worried about available content there is a search feature that only allows the user to search selected videos.
Today, we’re introducing the YouTube Kids app, the first Google product built from the ground up with little ones in mind. The app makes it safer and easier for children to find videos on topics they want to explore, and is available for free on Google Play and the App Store in the U.S.
Source: YouTube Official Blog
With a name like GIF YouTube it does not take much explaining, what it does, but being able to create a simple GIF is an impressive idea with great and it produces great results. It is easy to get started too, simply find a cool video on YouTube and place the link into the field on the GIF YouTube site. You get to choose where the GIF starts from and how long it is going to be. Alternatively, simply by adding “gif” in front of the term “youtube” (gifyoutube) this will also bring up the editing tool. The only problem now is where to start from?
Source: GIF YouTube
By now, people should know that cats are very cunning, smart and can hold their own in a fight. Nevertheless, does this also mean humans? Well one Detroit woman was so fed up with a cat bullying her dog that she decides to give the cat a taste of its own medicine! Sounds like a big mistake to us, what do you think is going to happen here? View the video to find out, who is better in Cat Versus Human!
When it gets to this time of the year, we often find that there are plenty of new reviews for the year. Well it seems that YouTube are hitting this early with the launch of the YouTube Rewind: What Does 2013 Say? Collection of cool videos and clips with the help of some interesting YouTubers. So what was your highlight in 2013?
Source: YouTube Spotlight
They say that in space no one can hear you scream, well in Gravity it seems that Sandra Bullock and George Clooney are about to find out. They play a couple of astronauts floating 372 above the earth after their shuttle is destroyed! What would you do in that situation?
Here is a little taster of what’s in store;
Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. However, on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone—tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness.
MixBit is not your average video app, firstly because it is an idea from YouTube co-founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen! Unlike other apps that are designed to shoot short videos and post them on social networks, MixBit have been created to help short video makers edit their work into medium length piece of work. In fact, MixBit can produce a movie from up to 256 video clips, that is a lot of content to put together and it is where MixBit comes in!
This is what the MixBit app will be offering the Smartphone user with a love of video;
MixBit lets you record, edit and publish videos as short as one second or as long as an hour—right from your mobile phone. You can also create videos without needing to shoot original content.
Touch your screen anywhere and hold to record.
Videos are taken in multiple clips, or “bits,” as long as 16 seconds each. A video can include as many as 256 clips.
Clips are stored as independent elements but play as one seamless video.
Drag and drop to rearrange, cut or delete clips, as well as save or publish, right from your phone.
Check out MixBit.com to view, collect and mix videos contributed by the community.
When you first see the new Now TV set top box, you might think that you have seen it somewhere before! The chances are you have, as looks just like the Roku set top box and yet we should not be surprised at this because BSKYB have been investing in Roku and the Now TV device is actually a rebranded Roku 2 XS running the BSKYB software. It is only a few inches square and yet this £10 box of tricks is able to turn any TV into a Smart TV able to access online content for the first time.
According to the Now TV website, this is what the new set top box can offer!
The NOW TV Box makes your TV smart. It lets you stream Internet entertainment straight to your TV, and it is simple too. Create a NOW TV account, plug it in, connect to your Wi-Fi and login. You can then start streaming the latest Sky Movies and live Sky Sports in high quality straight to your TV.
This set top box will cost you just £10 including delivery!
Source: Now TV
The countdown is running up to the release of the latest instalment of Assassin’s Creed, it is the fourth outing and it is going under the title of Black Flag! It is a step back from revolutionary America to the West Indies when pirates and tall ships ruled the seas. It is the perfect setting for the game, and this gameplay trailer gives us a taste of what to expect, when the game is finally released.
According to the developer Ubisoft, here is a little bit about the video;
Game Director Ashraf Ismail takes us deeper into the world of Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag with this new commented gameplay video. Embark on a journey with Edward and discover his daily life as a pirate and Assassin in this Open-World demo, in a quest for glory, fame and hidden treasures.
Google have tried to harness the power of television before and failed, so they are not just going to give up on it are they? Check out the new Chromecast device, it fits into the HDMI port of the TV and once connected to a Smartphone or laptop it turns an ordinary TV into a Smart TV, allowing the user to view online content on a bigger screen with better sound! There is even three months free use of Netflix thrown in to get you started.
If you are interested in the specs for this smart television device, then you are in luck! Check these out;
Output; HDMI. CEC compatible. Max. Output Video Resolution; 1080p. Dimensions; 72 (L) x 35 (W) x 12 (H) mm. Weight; 34 g. Wireless; 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. Power; USB (Power adapter included). Supported Operating Systems; Android 2.3 and higher, iOS® 6 and higher, Windows® 7 and higher, Mac OS® 10.7 and higher and Chrome OS (Chromebook Pixel, additional Chromebooks coming soon)
Currently the Chromecast device is only available in the US where it can be pre-ordered for just $35 (£23) with the expected delivery being next week!
Source: Google Chrome Devices