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Teletext’s Beloved ‘Digitiser’ Is Back As A YouTube Show

Us old'uns who remember when the nearest thing to the internet was a pixelated series of 'pages' on our TVs will be happy to hear that one of the best things on Teletext, Digitiser, is back. Read More >>

YouTube to Tag BBC content as State Propaganda

The really big problems faced by YouTube can wait, because it has found a very, very small one to solve instead. It has decided that people need to know that any clips uploaded by the BBC were produced using public money, as this might... effect... things... somehow. Read More >>

The Nintendo Switch Doesn’t Need YouTube, or Any Other Streaming App

This article was published in its original form back in June, and has been updated to reflect YouTube's recent launch on the Switch. Read More >>

That Viral Photo of Justin Bieber Eating a Burrito Sideways is Totally Fake

Did you see that photo of Justin Bieber eating a burrito like a corn cob? The photo went viral on Facebook, Twitter, and dozens of news sites. But we’ve got some bad news for you, or good news depending on how you look at it. The photo is totally fake. Read More >>

YouTube Scientist Creates Runaway Greenhouse Effect in DIY Polytunnel

A man with one of those modern social media faces has had to bandon his latest idea for a thing to do and film, after the wrong sort of weather broke his latest experiment and caused CO2 levels in his miniature DIY biodome to rise to dangerous levels. Read More >>

During YouTube’s Downtime, Pornhub Saw a 21% Increase in Traffic

Early Wednesday morning, YouTube went offline for just over an hour. Around 2.30 a.m. UK time – about 9.30pm EST – the behemoth video service went down, not coming back online until 3.45 am (10.45 EST). In that time, people could have watched Netflix. Or regular TV. Or god forbid, read a book or have a conversation. Apparently not. No, people decided to fap instead. Read More >>

Spotify’s Spooky Haunted Doll Ad Too Creepy for Kids, ASA Rules

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) chastised Spotify today for releasing an “unduly distressing” ad that, it argues, improperly targeted children. The ad shows young people listening to Camila Cabello’s song “Havana,” which in turn wakes up some scary looking dolls that go on to terrorise them. Read More >>

The Real Story Behind That Viral Video of President Trump Hissing Like a Snake

Have you seen that viral video of American president Donald Trump hissing? It’s really weird. But it makes more sense if you see the original video. And after some sleuthing, we finally tracked it down. Read More >>

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Watch These Absolute Lads Play Football On Motorcycles

To be entirely honest with you, I would not ever look at a motorcycle and think, “I bet I could ride this and also kick a ball into a net while surrounded by other dudes on motorcycles trying to kick that ball away from me”. But I am not a badass. Read More >>

Bravest Warriors is Coming Back to Help With Your Adventure Time Withdrawal

Like all good things, Adventure Time has come to an end. As sad as that may be, there’s another story from series creator Pendleton Ward’s imagination worth your attention, and it’s about to make its triumphant return. Read More >>

YouTube Kids Is Getting Some Totally Sensible Parental Controls

The YouTube Kids app never really seemed to live up to its kid-friendly potential. Since it came out in 2015 to make browsing online videos “safer and simpler for kids,” the service has gotten a good bit of shit for both its ads and all the weird stuff its algorithms let through — like this video of a cartoon pig drinking bleach. Read More >>

Google Complies With Russian Order to Take Down Opposition Leader’s YouTube Ad

Google took down a YouTube ad for Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny before a vote for regional governors on Sunday and amid protests over President Vladimir Putin’s plans to raise the retirement age for state pensions, the Guardian reported. Read More >>

Google Finally Added a Dark Mode to YouTube on Android 

Android 9 Pie has been out for a month, and while the addition of things like digital wellness controls and handy app actions have made Google’s mobile OS friendlier to use, I can’t help but think one of Android 9's most glaring omissions is the lack of an OS-wide dark mode. Read More >>

Exclusive: YouTube Daredevil Ally Law’s M48 Severn Bridge Stunt Cost The Taxpayer £44,000 In Security Upgrades

You might never have heard of him, but for 1.7m YouTube subscribers, 21 year old Ally Law is a big deal. He isn’t a gamer, nor is he offering make-up tutorials to the nation’s youth - instead, he’s part of a small cadre of YouTubers who devote their channels to pulling off some utterly nerve-wracking stunts. Read More >>