Change, this year has seen a lot of it. Technology has changed, the focus is continuing to push towards the wearable market, the next-gen consoles don’t seem too next-gen now and lets not forget extreme market turbulence (looking at you Apple and Samsung). Gadget Nibble hasn’t been immune from such transitions either – with the last of our beloved mascots, Boog, departing us. As we go into 2015, things are going to keep changing.
Ironically, the year that Apple discontinues its oldest iPod product, is the year that everybody wants one.
Following a year of speculation and rumours, Google has finally worked a YouTube music service out of Pandora’s box and into reality. Music Key is a new entertainment service from YouTube.
British Prime Minister, David Cameron, announced yesterday that all music videos in the UK will soon have certified age-ratings.
This week’s N.O.W starts off a bit sad and solemn. :( Sorry, but we had to give you guys an update. We’re a bit tearful, but that’s life.
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I’ve been thinking, yes, it might shock you. I was creating a recent episode of the N.O.W for YouTube and stumbled across an image that I thought was intriguing.
With over 500 million tweets posted a day on Twitter and 230 million active users, it must have been hard work for those Twitter employees who were tasked with summarising 2013.
But so as not to overload you with tweets from the past 365(ish) days of the year, Twitter has kindly categorised tweets of the year into months and has summarised major events. Showcasing news, sports, entertainment and dam right crazy things that were posted on Twitter in the year of 2013.
We’ve got hashtags, retweets and specialised synopses of the big events of the past 12 months, all conveniently packed into a 1 minute video. Overall, with thanks to Twitters own music service, #music remained in the top trending hashtags of 2013, followed by #nowplaying in No.3.
This is about the only time you’ll find a Royal Baby, Giant Pandas and extreme weather disasters in the same video, the only place it could have ever happened… Twitter.
Here’s to 2013.
Well, we all know the internet is full of them. They’re everywhere. Watching most of us, no and I don’t mean your state secret service or spys. But they are likely too. Trolls. Internet trolls.
Internet trolls plague the lives of everyday Internet users, adding random comments, inappropriate remarks and spamming forums. Most of the time they go ‘unknown’. But we’ve recreated an everyday scene that YouTube producers might face now Google has implemented its new anti-troll system.
This may lead to a rise in keyboard abuse and keyboard related injuries. So be careful. Know your trolls…