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YouTube played by the Xbox One.

YouTube viewers may need to closely read the credits of videos starring the Xbox One from Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT). The word "credit" has multiple meanings; one definition is "an entry recording a sum received". This is the preferred meaning for a subset of "video partners", and "influencers" in the gaming community, who've allegedly been paid to create Xbox One astroturf videos.

Fast forward to Microsoft's partner-in-marketing Machinima, reputed originator of emails defining Xbox promotion video terms. In Microsoft's Xbox movies, a handsome, rugged, "don't mention Microsoft" clause always acts the leading role. Predictable and formulaic, these movies might be block-busters, but critical bloggers in the audience believe the US Federal Trade Commission may have to step in to rewrite scripts.

January 21, 2014 6:10 AM EST
Michael Gäbler and AzaToth (cc:by)

Free codec to allow more detailed cat videos.
Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) is gushing over all the hardware vendors who've pledged support for its new VP9 video codec. It's royalty-free and claimed to be just as good as the new, encumbered H.265 "high efficiency video codec" standard -- i.e., they're both about twice as efficient as today's widely-used H.264 codecs. And Google will add VP9 to YouTube, Real Soon Now, along with some 4K videos.

January 03, 2014 1:01 PM EST

In honor of Grace Hopper and Computer Science Education Week, why not encourage the student in your life to learn an Hour of Code. 

December 09, 2013 3:22 PM EST
Dawn Huczek/Flickr

Wouldn't you love to charge your phone over the same fire that's warming your toes?  You know, like when you've been chatting up a storm while backpacking up the side of a mountain, and now it's time for some Internet radio while you relax under the stars.  Well, now you can.

October 18, 2013 6:00 AM EDT

Are you already queuing up for the iPhone 5s? Well, you should be, because with this new device, Apple is giving us something completely … the same. That’s right: The “s” in iPhone 5s stands for “same.”

September 18, 2013 3:59 PM EDT

With Apple’s new iPhone 5S and 5C, will we finally get what we were promised with the iPhone 5?

September 10, 2013 10:34 AM EDT
G.E. Turbo-Encabulator data sheet

You may know about the Turbo-Encabulator, but do you know its history? And have you seen the videos?

August 27, 2013 6:00 AM EDT

Google's blocking of Microsoft's Windows Phone YouTube app may appear capricious and juvenile, but there's something deeper at work here. Surprising as it may seem, it's blocking the app out of fear that Windows Phone might eventually succeed.

August 16, 2013 12:26 PM EDT

Video is everywhere. TV, online, advertising, even billboards. Cisco claims video already accounts for huge chunks of Internet traffic. Today YouTube's founders launched a video blogging service for iOS (Android to follow). So, what's it for?

August 08, 2013 11:27 AM EDT
Barely Political

YouTube has changed the way we live, and CarTube will change the way we drive.

August 07, 2013 6:00 AM EDT
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