NCAA March Madness Comes to YouTube, Google Search Results

Google took to its YouTube blog to announce today that NCAA March Madness is now on Google Search and YouTube.

Starting with this year’s tournament, you will be able to watch game highlights, pre and postgame shows, and more through the new NCAA March Madness channel. The channel will be populated with the latest news surrounding the tournament, including clips from shows on TBS, CBS, TNT, and truTV.  (more…)

YouTube App Update Brings Video Trimming and Inline Video Previews

An updated version of YouTube is rolling out through Google Play, bringing with it two new important features for those of you who enjoy uploading videos while on-the-go.

In the update, uploaders will benefit from a video trimming tool, allowing you to control where exactly cuts in a video are made. In addition, inline video previews before uploading will give you a better understanding of what exactly you are sharing with the world. (more…)

YouTube Kids, a Child Friendly App, Launches for Android on Feb. 23

A kid friendly version of YouTube, called YouTube Kids, launches for Android on February 23, according to a USA Today report. In stats given from YouTube, the streaming site is becoming more of a family hotspot, so it is only natural that Google and YouTube would like to hide kids away from all of the evil things that take place on there. And by evil, I mean it. Have you read any YouTube comments recently? They cause cancer.  (more…)

Report: The Interview to be Streamed on YouTube and Google Play Tomorrow (Updated: Available Links!)

Update 2:  Direct links – Google Play | YouTube

Update:  Sony and Google announced this morning that The Interview will be available for rental ($6) or purchase ($15) starting today at 10AM Pacific (1PM Eastern). The controversial movie can be found through SeeTheInterview.com as well as Google Play, YouTube, and XBOX Video.


By now you have probably heard the story of Sony’s The Interview, a movie starring Seth Rogen and James “Flacco” Franco. And I don’t mean the actual plot line of the movie, I’m talking about Sony Pictures being hacked over the making of the movie, followed by threats of violence by hackers towards theaters and moviegoers who attended the movie’s showings, which led to the pulling of the picture by its makers, which eventually ended with President Barack Obama calling the move a “mistake.” We haven’t reported on the happenings of this Hollywood disaster, because well, it had nothing to do with Android. That is, until now.  (more…)

Experimental Feature in Testing Could Make GIFs Out of Your Favorite YouTube Videos

An experimental YouTube feature, so far only spotted on a single channel, allows users to create 6 second GIFs from any part of a video. Using the feature is quite easy, having only to hit the “Share” button, then select “GIF.”

From here, simply drag the scrubber across the section of the video you want to be turned into a GIF. This could be done for when people make funny faces, someone hits a tree on a swing, or anything else that might be funny.  (more…)