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How to Find Out What’s Showing and Where on Your Favourite Streaming Sites

Deciding what to watch on a weekend is now an endless scroll through what’s new on Netflix rather than a quick check of movie times at your local cinema. While it can be tricky to find out what’s streaming and where, and what’s new and coming soon on all the streaming platforms, there are a few ways to make it easier. Read More >>

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Google Duo Courts the PG Crowd With Addition of ‘Family Mode’

On Friday, Google announced it’s rolling out some new features for its video chat app. No, not that one, the other one. No, the other other one. Read More >>

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BBC Opens its Image Archives for Your Amazing Retro Webcam Background

A staggering collection of set images from the BBC's vast catalogue has been released by the broadcaster, for no purpose other than letting everyone set a glorious classic TV location as their live-stream background. If their webcam setup is new enough. Read More >>

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The Best Video Chat Apps You Could Be Using Instead of Zoom

We’re all adjusting to a new way of living with a lot more video chatting in it, and Zoom has been riding the highest wave as a result – it’s fast, it’s simple, and it gets a whole load of people together on screen, even if they don’t have Zoom accounts. Zoom isn’t, however, your only video chatting option. Read More >>

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Zoom Backtracks from “300m Users” Boast

News that videoconferencing newcomer Zoom had smashed through the 300 million daily users mark sent shockwaves around the tech world earlier in the month, as how could something no one had ever heard of suddenly crush the likes of Skype and the multitudes of Google chat apps to such an extent in a matter of weeks? Read More >>

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Hacker Figures Out How To Capture Horrible-Quality Video on Audio Cassettes

Compared to the audio quality of digital files and CDs, analog cassette tape was kind of awful. And as YouTube’s Kris Slyka discovered, it’s an even worse medium for recording and playing back video, but quality issues don’t make Slyka’s clever hack of an old cassette recorder any less impressive. Read More >>

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Disney Plus Subscription

Disney Plus just put a wealth of Marvel, Star Wars and classic Disney content at your fingertips, which is useful now that everyone is stuck inside for the foreseeable future. If you decide to sign up for the £6 monthly subscription, then use these tips to make sure you’re making the most of what the service and its app have to offer. Read More >>

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TikTok Adds Parental Controls to UK Version of App

TikTok, which as far as I can work out is some sort of proving ground for viral content before it is transferred to the more familiar legacy social networks I might actually use, is introducing parental controls to its UK app, with worrying dads now able to transfer all parental responsibilities to the reworked checkboxes within the app's Family Safety Mode. Read More >>

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5 Kick-Ass Girl Gang Films to See Before Birds of Prey

What is a girl gang film? Well, at the heart of it is the “Bad Girl.” Usually, that means a woman who breaks the rules – or rather, the rules somebody else has made. They can range from homicidal go-go dancers to cliquish high-schoolers and even Birds of Prey, but are all united in sticking it to “The Man.” But for some reason, you still want to be their best friend. Read More >>

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Alphabet Finally Discloses Size of YouTube’s Ad Business: Over £11.5 Billion in 2019

Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc. has disclosed how much YouTube’s advertising business rakes in for the first time, writing in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission that the streaming giant made just shy of $15.15 billion (£11.5 billion) in ad revenue in fiscal year 2019. It made some $4.79 billion (£3.7 billion) of it in Q4 2019 alone. Read More >>

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Google’s Latest Video App Tangi is TikTok for People Who Love Pinterest

Google has announced it’s launching an “experimental social video sharing app” called Tangi for short, 60-second tutorials. Read More >>

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How to Video Capture Everything That Happens on Your Computer Screen

Being able to record your computer screen can be useful for all kinds of reasons – from streaming your gaming exploits to the world, to showing your parents how to turn on their antivirus software – and there are numerous ways of going about it. These are the top software and hardware options to consider. Read More >>

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If I Had to Subscribe to Only One Streaming Service It’d Be YouTube Premium

The number of digital subscription services you can now sign up for is a very long one, and it’s growing all the time – Disney+, Apple Music, Creative Cloud, Headspace, Google Play Pass... you can rack up a hefty monthly bill by the time you’ve covered movies, music, software and more. But I’m here to tell you about the best of them all: YouTube Premium. Read More >>

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YouTube Offers a Teeny Auto-Trim Feature in Penance for Copyright Sins

YouTube promised to deal with the copyright thugs, and it’s trying, god bless its heart. The company has announced that it will be providing an 'Assisted Trim' tool for vloggers to remove the allegedly infringing content in their video with one click and automatically release a content ID claim. YouTube previously offered the option for creators to mute, trim or swap contested audio with songs from YouTube’s library and to release the claim, but this just that tiny smidge bit better by automating the trim with one, rather than a few, clicks. Massive social platforms tend not to work proactively until there’s an uproar, so we’ll take it! Read More >>

music
Stunning 4K Video Remaster Moves ‘Last Christmas’ to Acceptable Listening List

This year's royalties from the Wham! classic Last Christmas have been reinvested in a 4K remaster of the song's quadruple-mature cheddar of a video, with the original 1980s film footage spliced back together at 2019 resolution. Read More >>