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Google Search adds NBA video recaps, more leagues to join in the future


If you activate Google Search right now and cue any NBA team actively in the playoffs, you are going to get a ton of information. The newest addition is a video recap that links directly to YouTube. If you are on a mobile device, the YouTube app will automatically open. Elsewhere, an embedded video will play rather than opening a new link or tab.

Google is currently working on adding other professional sports leagues for future video recaps.

Source: +Google

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HISENSE 65-inch curved H8s series 4K TV runs Android 4.2

HISENSE has introduced its newest line of curved televisions at CES, pulling the curtain back on the H8s series. Set to arrive later this year (Q3), the 65-inch model offers a 3840×2160 resolution over its curved face.

Things get fun when you peek under the hood and find Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and dozens of other Smart TV apps such as Chrome, YouTube, Netflix, and Amazon Instant Video. Indeed, this guy is also Google Play certified.  Additional details include HDMIx4, WiFi and three USB ports (4K video play), the custom VIDAA user interface, AirBridge Digital Media Player and Receiver, and a “state-of-the-art” Merlin Air Mouse remote control.

Look for pricing to be revealed as we get closer to the second half of the year.



Gorgeous 65” 4K TV provides unparalleled at-home cinematic experience

Las Vegas, NV – January 6, 2014 — Hisense today launched its brand new 65” H8s Curved Ultra HD TV at CES 2014. The curved display allows for a viewing experience just like the movie theater, without a bad seat in the room. With spectacular 3840 x 2160 pixel resolution and a vibrant 120Hz, every viewer feels like they’re part of the action.

“Today, by seamlessly coupling the consumer demand for a cinematic home experience with Hisense’s television expertise, we deliver an exceptional product that will be accessible to the broadest market here in North America,” said Jonathan Frank, Vice President of Marketing, Hisense USA. “This television is not only stunning, but it’s also incredibly immersive, with superior picture quality and sound – you really feel like you’re in the scene.”

The H8s comes loaded with Android™ 4.2 and dozens of SMART TV features including Netflix, Vudu HD Movies, Amazon Instant Video, Pandora, Chrome™, YouTube™, and is Google Play™ certified. Accessing your digital content is a snap with the H8’s built-in HDMIx4, WiFi and three USB ports to support 4K video play. It also comes with the stunningly simple VIDAA user interface, AirBridge™ Digital Media Player and Receiver and state-of-the-art Merlin™ Air Mouse remote control.

The Curved UHD TV will be on display at the Hisense booth 7243 during CES, January 7-10, 2014. Expected availability will be Q3 2014.

For more information please visit: www.hisense-usa.com. You can also find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HisenseUSA or follow us on Twitter and Instagram @Hisense_USA.

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YouTube readying on-demand music service

I can’t tell you how many times a week I receive a link to a music video on YouTube. While many of my friends use it to discover music, I have never looked at the site as a way to listen to music. Apparently I’m in the minority. According a report by Billboard, YouTube is preparing to launch an on-demand music service before the end of the year.

The report claims when Google secured the licenses for its All Access music service, it included licenses for a YouTube music service.

It’s rumored there will be both a free and premium service option. The free plan would included unlimited streaming of music videos, no matter the platform, with the paid tier offering “fewer restrictions.”

With the latest rumors also pointing towards the Android YouTube app receiving background audio, it seems the stars are beginning to align for such a music service. Background audio would be crucial for YouTube and it’s mystery music service to catch on.

Only time will tell, but this one is looking and sounding promising. Once we know more, we’ll be sure to share with you here.

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YouTube comments get a complete overhaul, utilize Google+

YouTube implemented a massive overhaul of its often maligned comments section. In the near future, all comments left in the popular video sharing website will be powered by Google+.


YouTube mobile adds short-period offline viewing to upcoming update

Over at YouTube, they’re running through some updates to the way mobile users can view videos. The main change in that slew is offline viewing, although it may not be exactly as it sounds. According to the YouTube blog:

This upcoming feature will allow people to add videos to their device to watch for a short period when an Internet connection is unavailable. So your fans’ ability to enjoy your videos no longer has to be interrupted by something as commonplace as a morning commute.

The update is expected to hit user space in November.

via youtubecreator blog

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Microsoft releases series of anti-iPhone videos, only to pull them later

Microsoft joined the Apple-bashing bandwagon after the launch of the new iPhone 5c and the iPhone 5s. Their new series of videos released on YouTube were aimed to purely make fun of the new iPhones without any promotion of their own products.


LG acknowledges G Pad 8.3 in new YouTube video


LG just doesn’t know how to sit quietly on their products. Case in point, the rumored 8.3-inch G Pad tablet. Word of the device has slowly started gaining some steam over the last few weeks and it has become pretty not a matter of if, but when.

A new YouTube video which went live in the last hour has LG asking random folks on the street to describe the features of the perfect tablet experience. As you would expect there is talk of portability, larger screen, power, all-day use case, and more.  The clip ends with the splash of ‘LG G Pad 8.3′ pretty much confirming that it’s right around the corner.

If history is an indication, LG will keep sneaking out bits and pieces of the tablet in close up images or vaguely worded messages on social media in the run-up to its debut.

With IFA slated to kick off in but a few days time we might look for LG to introduce the tablet in Berlin at the annual event.

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Google blocks apps from streaming local data to Chromecast

Google’s Chromecast is a nifty little device if you want to watch your YouTube, Netflix or Google Play videos on your TV but Google left out the ability to stream local data the way Apple allows on the Apple TV.


Google blocks Windows Phone 8 YouTube app, Microsoft claims reasons are ‘manufactured’

It was just a couple of days ago that we reported that the YouTube client for Windows Phone 8 developed by Microsoft was back on the Windows Phone Store. Unfortunately, that app is no longer usable because Google has remotely blocked access through it.


Official YouTube app for Windows Phone 8 back on the store

You may remember Microsoft recently updated the YouTube app for Windows Phone 8 and made it into a proper app and not just a bookmark for launching the mobile version before. Then Google got upset because the app didn’t include ads and asked Microsoft to remove the app, which the latter complied with.