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Instagram’s vertical IGTV surrenders to landscape status quo

A year ago Instagram made a bold bet with the launch of IGTV: That it could invent and popularize a new medium of long-form vertical videos. Landscape uploads weren’t allowed. Co-founder Kevin Systrom told me in August that “What I’m most proud of is that Instagram took a stand and tried a brand new thing ...

Pro gamer Tfue files lawsuit against esports org over ‘grossly oppressive’ contract

Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney, one of the world’s premier streamers and esports pros, has filed a lawsuit against esports organization Faze Clan over a ‘grossly oppressive, onerous and one-sided’ contract, according to THR. The complaint alleges that Faze Clan’s Gamer Agreement relegates up to 80 percent of the streamer’s earnings from branded content (sponsored videos) to ...

Jake Paul’s attempt at calling out ‘cyberbully’ Cody Ko backfired beautifully

05.20.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Jake Paul, a 22-year-old millionaire who built a career out of peddling merch to children and being loud on the internet, took a brave stance against cyberbullying by calling out a reaction vlogger who made fun of him a few times. Fellow YouTuber Cod... ...

How Warner Chappell was able to steal revenues from 25% of a popular Minecraft vlogger’s channels

Oliver Brotherhood is a British vlogger with over 3 million subscribers who has produced a string of very popular Minecraft-related videos under the name Mumbo Jumbo; yesterday, in the space of two hours, a quarter of his videos were claimed by music publishing giant and notorious copyright fraudsters Warner Chappell, who will now ...

Get your buzz on with this electric toothbrush cover of ‘Wannabe’ by the Spice Girls

05.17.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

If you have a guitar, chuck it in the garbage right now. Take a sledgehammer to that old grand piano. The only instrument you'll ever need is an electric toothbrush.  Device Orchestra is a YouTube channel that's taken on the impossible (yet ... ...

YouTube’s Bumper Machine offers an automated way to create six-second ads

After introducing a six-second “Bumper” ad format back in 2016, YouTube is unveiling a new tool that uses machine learning to automatically pull out a six-second version from a longer ad. It might seem a little ridiculous to try to compress (say) a 90-second video into a six-second message. In fact, Debbie Weinstein, Google’s vice ...

Voice actors overdubbed the worst ‘Sonic’ game to make it the best ‘Sonic’ game

05.09.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Sonic games, in the past few years, have been universally acknowledged as not good. They're notorious for ridiculously confusing plotlines, poorly-rendered, buggy cutscenes, and dialogue so corny it would make an after-school special shudder. It's a ... ...

The best political commentary of the Australian election cycle: “Honest Government Adverts”

Juice Media's Honest Government Adverts are some of the best, most biting political satire being produced today -- they're so good at afflicting the comfortable that Australia basically banned their style of humour -- and now, on the eve of (yet another) critical Australian election, they've produced a "season finale" that recaps ...