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YouTube rolls out refreshed web player

If you’ve visited YouTube today and noticed something different, you aren’t alone. The Google-owned company has given its web-based video player a sleek new makeover that scores high in the aesthetics department.

"Ghost Towns" is the first 8K video on YouTube

One of our informal real-world performance tests when reviewing a new desktop or notebook is monitoring how well it can handle a 4K video on YouTube. It may not sound all that impressive but the truth is, many systems struggle…

YouTube now supports 60 fps live streaming

Google is continuing their push into the live streaming market, today announcing that YouTube now supports live-streaming 720p and 1080p content at the game-friendly frame rate of 60 fps.

Poor web video performance in Chrome? Here's how to fix it

Chrome is one of the most popular web browsers in the world, installed on anywhere between 25 to 50 percent of all desktop machines depending on your web analytics firm of choice. Those statistics alone tell you that Google is…

YouTube Live to reportedly relaunch, focus on game streaming

There is increasing competition in the online video space, especially when it comes to live streaming video games, and YouTube is feeling the pinch. Despite the company offering live streaming functionality, Twitch is by far the preferred destination for watching…