The internet duo Fine Bros managed to briefly steal Donald Trump’s mantle as the most-hated thing on the internet last week, when they revealed supervillain-style their plan to trademark the word “React”. Following the bad, uh, response to the plan, they’re cancelling everything.
The Fine Brothers pissed off a lot whole lot of people when they announced a bold new scheme to trademark the word “react” last week. I’m one of those people, and I don’t even have any aspirations to be a YouTube star. I just hate greedy idiots.
Earlier this week, Kotaku was approached by a marketing firm working for the publisher Perfect World. They wanted us to help sell two of their games. And in the process, they inadvertently gave us a behind-the-scenes peek at what it looks like when YouTubers shill for game companies.
Just like that, another service of questionable legality has cropped up on the internet. Meet Wefre, the new free online service that lets you mainline Bieber without breaking a sweat.
Are you a fervent acolyte of the on-demand video streaming revolution and yet still yearn for some of the old-school television charm? OttoPlay is an add-on for Netflix (and YouTube and Hulu) that brings back the old channel surfing feel, letting you skip across “channels.” It may be more rewarding than normal…
Tonight’s Democratic debate might be broadcast at the most inconvenient time of the week, but at least NBC’s made it easy for all three anxious viewers to watch.
Following in the same vein as the Revelmode announcement yesterday, today Netflix announced that it was ordering a series based on a YouTuber. This is the future of entertainment, everyone.
Ready your passports.
Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO and corporate greed mascot Martin Shkreli is a busy guy. Earlier today he was arrested for securities fraud. But before the 32-year-old CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals got fingered by the long arm of the law, he kept up a busy livestreaming schedule on YouTube.
Not to brag, but 2015 was a solid year for reviews of Quiznos sandwiches and other food offerings on YouTube.
You might put your podcasts on a faster speed to get through them more quickly, and you can do the same on any YouTube video—the feature is built right into the platform. Get through tutorials, video podcasts, long talks, and other content in double-quick time so you can move on to something more interesting.
Have some time to kill? YouTube has just announced its most popular videos of 2015, which include everything from dance crazes to Justin Bieber doing karaoke in a car. You can watch them here.
And now for the most impressive thing I’ve seen all day: a Minecraft cell phone that not only works, it can make video calls from inside the game. It’s amazing.
There’s a lot of music out there—services such as Spotify boast more than 30 million tracks—with new songs and albums dropping every week. So how do you cut through the noise? Here are six places you can find new music to suit your tastes, based on what you’re already interested in.
There, I said it.