Hackers take over Google Chromecast devices to support YouTuber PewDiePie

PewDiePie (Hannah McKay/PA) Hackers have taken control of Google Chromecast smart TV devices around the world in a stunt to raise awareness of cyber security and to promote YouTuber PewDiePie. They claim to have gained access to more than 70,000 Google Chromecast devices – used to stream content on a TV…

Fortnite streamer Ninja reportedly earned nearly £8m in 2018

The world’s most popular Fortnite streamer, Ninja (pictured above), estimates he earned almost 10 million dollars (£8 million) from playing the video game in 2018. Tyler Blevins, better known as Ninja, broadcasts himself playing the battle royale game on YouTube and streaming platform Twitch and now boasts millions of subscribers to his various channels, thousands…

Four major events in 2019 that could transform the internet

Harmful content and privacy are some of the issues that will be addressed by landmark decisions this year, as governments across the world look to make tech giants and social networks more accountable. The UK will decide whether to regulate the likes of Facebook – and if so, how – while an EU-wide crackdown on…

How to ensure gadgets are safe for children this Christmas

Ghislaine Bombusa, head of digital for Internet Matters, a not for profit organisation set up to improve children’s safety online, shares tips for parents to ensure their children can enjoy their new gadgets safely. Children across the country will unwrap a vast range of electronic gifts this Christmas – raising safety concerns for parents. Smartphones,…

These were the Top 10 Most-Viewed Ads on YouTube this year

  Image: Press Association A star-studded Amazon advert was top of the charts, with Nike’s controversial campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick at number 4.... YouTube has released a rundown of the 10 most-viewed adverts of 2018, with a star-studded campaign for Amazon’s Alexa coming out on top. The Alexa Loses Her Voice…

Sir Paul McCartney’s Carpool Karaoke UK most watched YouTube video 2018

Image: Press Association Sir Paul McCartney’s appearance on Carpool Karaoke has been named the most watched YouTube video of the year in the UK, ahead of the Royal Wedding.  The former Beatles musician took part in the popular segment on James Corden’s The Late Late Show earlier in the year, singing…

Apple names Fortnite and Drake among most popular App Store downloads of 2018

Fortnite has been named as the most downloaded free game of the year from Apple’s App Store. The battle royale game, which recently revealed it had gone past 200 million registered players, is free to play across multiple platforms and has enjoyed runaway success over the last year. Aside from games, The Driving Theory Test…

YouTube now available on the Nintendo Switch

YouTube has launched on the Nintendo Switch, becoming one of the first major video apps to be made available on the games console. The Google-owned video service can be downloaded for free from the hybrid console’s built-in eShop. Kick back and relax with @YouTube on your #NintendoSwitch. Enjoy entertainment like music videos and shows, plus…