YouTube TV is heralded as one of the best streaming live TV services on the market right now, despite the pretty regular price increases it has seen. It now costs $64.99 per month, after costing just $35 a few years ago. It’s the only streaming service that has PBS, and it is also the only one with an unlimited cloud DVR service. Making this a really incredible service for those that are looking to cut the cord from Comcast, Cox, AT&T, Verizon and other cable operators.
YouTube TV is still the easiest live TV streaming service to use and the one with the most channels and best features, but it’s no longer our top overall choice. That honor goes to Hulu Plus Live TV, which costs $55 a month, has an excellent slate of essential channels and includes Hulu’s vast on-demand library.
To be fair, YouTube acknowledges the price hike could lead to lost customers…
So you’ve got a little time on your hands and a little money in your pocket. It’s time to finally buckle down and see what all this “build your own desktop” stuff is
Phandroid has organized a full catalog of 359 movies you can watch on YouTube without having to pay a single cent. While most of the titles are b-list productions, there are few gens as well like Hackers, All Dogs Do to Heaven and Wargames. Check out the full list by clicking on the source link below… Thank you Phandroid for this list…
With the help of the high-resolution camera of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, NASA has recreated the Apollo 13 crew’s trip around the Moon, only this time it’s in glorious 4k. The video, which lasts just a few minutes, is absolutely lovely.
Here is an excellent video, by Gauging Gadgets, that will get you started in using Linux Apps on your Chromebook. One thing I want to point out is that if you have an older Chromebook, you may not have the ability to run Linux apps. This is pointed out in the video and you will be shown how you can tell if this feature is available on your Chromebook or not. If you do not own a Chromebook and would like to explore what Chromebooks are available, how much, etc… then CLICK HERE to see what is currently listed at Amazon.
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Starting today, all content creators will be required to label their videos as either “made for kids” or “not made for kids”. Videos that are labeled “made for kids” will have limited data collection and restrict certain features such as comments and notifications. Targeted ads will also be restricted from running. While creators are required to label videos, YouTube says they will also employ machine learning to find videos aimed at a younger audience.
The company will also be heavily promoting YouTube Kids, a more restricted version of YouTube with content filters and parental controls.
This one has been around for at least 7 years… It is called Toogl.es. What you will find is a very stripped down interface that allows you to search for and watch YouTube videos. Toogl.es is great for those home TV setups. The search function is awesome in this application and once you search a topic you can sort the result by relevance, upload date, view count, or rating. Only issue I noticed, which is not a big deal, is that some of the trending categories, when clicked on, do not produce a result.