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YouTube star Casey Neistat criticises video site's leaders

YouTube star Casey Neistat criticises video site's leaders

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One of YouTube's most influential vloggers has attacked the service's leaders, claiming they are failing many of their most popular video creators.Specifically, Casey Neistat criticised the way the platform had made it impossible for some videos to generate advertising revenue, without clearly explaining the rules to its community.One of his own videos - an interview with Indonesia's president - was temporarily "demonetised" last week.YouTube has said it is listening."We watched Casey's video and appreciate him and the wider community voicing their concerns," a spokeswoman told the BBC."We know this has been a difficult few months, and we're working hard to improve our systems. We're making progress, but we know there is a lot more to do."'Existential threat'Mr Neistat has more than eight ...
The Latest: Tibetan group protests at China Embassy in India

The Latest: Tibetan group protests at China Embassy in India

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The Latest on the ruling Communist Party's congress meeting in Beijing (all times local): 3 p.m. Members of the Tibetan Youth Congress have protested at the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi as China's ruling Communists opened their national congress. The protesters held up placards blaming China for occupation and genocide in Tibet. Indian police blocked the nearly two dozen protesters from entering the building. Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to get a second five-year term as party leader at the meeting that opened in Beijing on Wednesday. The protesters called Xi a dictator whose continued rule would be dangerous. Tibetan Youth Congress President Tenzing Jigme said in a statement that Tibet had nothing to celebrate as Buddhist monasteries have been destroyed and young Tibetans hav...
What is Google's new Pixel 2 smartphone like?

What is Google's new Pixel 2 smartphone like?

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Google's new smartphone models, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, are designed to do one thing really well - connect to Google's services.It is a year since Google's original Pixel smartphone was launched, marketed as Google's first own-built phone to compete with Samsung and Apple.Other than forgoing the headphone jack in lieu of a USB-C port dongle, the design of the Pixel 2 departs considerably from Apple's devices.Google has moved the fingerprint sensor into the centre of the phones' back, and the devices look and feel different to iPhones and Samsung devices.Their plastic-like coating is a sensory departure from the metallic and glassy covers of other phones - certainly the handsome all-glass slab look of the iPhone X.Image:A demo of the AR integration of the new Pixel 2 smartphoneThe small...
Scientists witness huge cosmic crash, find origins of gold

Scientists witness huge cosmic crash, find origins of gold

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It was a faint signal, but it told of one of the most violent acts in the universe, and it would soon reveal secrets of the cosmos, including how gold was created. Astronomers around the world reacted to the signal quickly, focusing telescopes located on every continent and even in orbit to a distant spot in the sky. What they witnessed in mid-August and revealed Monday was the long-ago collision of two neutron stars — a phenomenon California Institute of Technology's David H. Reitze called "the most spectacular fireworks in the universe." "When these things collide, all hell breaks loose," he said. Measurements of the light and other energy emanating from the crash have helped scientists explain how planet-killing gamma ray bursts are born, how fast the universe is expanding, and where h