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Dominate winter with this fully automatic snowball machine gun 6:29

Mark Rober, a former NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory engineer, recently took to YouTube to show off how he fashioned a snowball machine gun out of a leaf blower. Better yet, the plans are available online for anyone to build.
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Google reveals Justin Bieber video is most complained about clip on YouTube

A senior Google exec has revealed that the YouTube video users have flagged as inappropriate the most amount of times comes courtesy of Justin Bieber.
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YouTube to livestream Google's AI playing Go world champion Lee Sedol

YouTube will livestream the high-profile Go match between Google's AlphaGo AI and world champion Lee Sedol. The series of five contests will take place next month in Seoul, South Korea, with the winner set to pocket $1 million.

YouTube developing live 360-degree video streaming capability, says new report

YouTube is meeting with camera manufacturers in an effort to introduce live 360-degree video streaming to its platform, says a new report. Sources close to the company claim it could develop the software needed for live 360-degree video…
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Ready to see YouTube Red? Original movies and new series get premiere dates

YouTube Red is ready to show members more of what is has to offer. The YouTube subscription service's first three films and a new PewDiePie series are all set to premiere on February 10.
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Update: Fine Brothers shut ‘React World’ licensing deal, apologize to fans

The ongoing backlash to the Fine Brothers' 'React World' licensing deal has forced the YouTube stars to put an end to the program. Since the initiative's launch last week, the Fine Brothers Entertainment channel has lost over…

How did Rihanna’s new album go platinum in one day? It didn’t, says Billboard

In an exclusive Digital Trends interview, Billboard's Director of Charts Silvio Pietroluongo explains how Rihanna's new album Anti was downloaded more than a million times on Tidal, but is not recognized as platinum on the Billboard charts…
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YouTube donation cards let viewers donate money to charity without leaving site

YouTube has rolled out a new Donations Card feature that lets creators raise money for a non-profit charity of their choice, directly from their videos. As a result, viewers will be able to contribute money without ever leaving…
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Wish you could channel surf on Netflix? This Chrome extension can help

If you find yourself wishing Netflix had some of the spontaneity of channel surfing via cable or satellite, a Chrome extension called Ottoplay can help bring some of that old-school charm back into your life.
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YouTube Red original programming is coming: Three film sneak peeks screened at Sundance

Sundance Film Festival attendees got an early look at three films that will be coming to YouTube Red soon. The subscription arm of YouTube has plans to introduce original programming as early as February.
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You can now loop YouTube videos directly without any third-party software

Can't get enough of a new song or music video? You can now set your favorite YouTube videos to repeat, without the need for third-party software, thanks to a new loop feature, available on the Web version of the service.
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YouTube gets Super Bowl 50 ads weeks before the main event

YouTube has once again launched its AdBlitz channel and website, allowing brands the ability to preview their popular Super Bowl spots in the run-up to this year's main event. The Google-owned service has also unveiled a real-time…