YouTube Now Sees 4 Billion Pageviews Per Day

In what Google could possibly only deem as fantastic news, it has now been reported by Reuters that YouTube sees more than 4 billion views per day. That is a 25% increase in videos viewed per day since May, with 60 hours of fresh video uploaded each minute, up from 48 hours of video added per minute in May, previously. Ads on videos generate $5 billion weekly, albeit only 3 billion videos feature ads each week. This massive growth spurt is attributed to extensive usage of YouTube on smartphone and TV.

PlayStation Vita 3G Data Plan Pricing For AT&T Changes

There is going to be an AT&T 3G version of the upcoming PlayStation Vita. However, the prices for the accompanying data plans has changed since the Vita’s debut at E3 2011.  There’s the $15, 250MB plan and a higher $30, 3GB plan. Previously AT&T announced a cheaper $25 2GB plan instead of the 3GB change. Anyways, since there’s 1,024 megabytes per gigabyte, paying double for 12x the space is fair. Via: AT&T

HyruleCraft Is A Complete Port Of Ocarina Of Time For Minecraft

It may just be in its alpha release, but the developers behind HyruleCraft have high hopes and goals: to turn this Minecraft mod from a basic alpha build into a full representation of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, complete with with quests, guilds, NPCs, dungeons, and more. The project should be complete later this year. Here’s to an epic game inside of an equally epic game.  Via: GenGame

MIT Takes The Android App Inventor To New Heights

Remember the Android App Inventor project by Google? No? Well, it went dark and died last year, but since then, it has been used to show new users how to create apps simply on Android. In fact, it is now used in classes Wellesley College and the University of San Francisco, among other learning institutions.

What MIT is doing for the App Inventor is simple: it has been turned into an open-source application, with documentation and contributions to the code being made available in the future, but for now there’s a standard repository. Updates on this project will be posted on MIT’s App Inventor blog.

Sounds like a good start.

Microsoft knows the Xbox 360 dashboard update had 1080p and color space problems; working on fix

So, it has come to Microsoft’s acknowledgement that the Xbox 360 dashboard update that started rolling out in late-December was great, but there are some serious bugs to make mention of. The first being that 720p seems to be the default setting for the interface, not 1080p, causing some users problems with HDMI. Then there’s the color space, which can sometimes be completely off. So, that all being said, Microsoft is working on a fix, we just don’t know when it will be pushed out to the masses. Via: Major Nelson (Twitter)

Google: 250 Million Android Devices, 11 Billion Market Downloads, 700k Activations Per Day

That’s — a lot!? Google has announced on its earnings call that there are 250 million Android devices roaming the world, with some 700,000 activations per day for new devices. To top all of that off, there has been 11 billion Android Market app downloads, compared to the App Store’s 13 billion (that quite a jump in stats for the Google/Android camp). It’s all good news at Google, it seems.

Whoa: Alienware X51 presents console-sized PC gaming

This is the Alienware X51. It’s a small gaming PC, designed to be the size of an Xbox, roughly. With the usual Alieware lighting scheme, slot loading DVD drive and sleek form, it costs $699, $849 and $949 – with a choice of Core i3, i5 or i7 processors, respectively. Each version of the X51 has a terabyte (1,000 GB) hard drive, no SSD options and 4GB or 8GB or RAM. It also comes with an Alienware keyboard, along with either NVIDIA’s GeForce GT 545 graphics in the cheaper model, or GTX 555 in the better models. As for ports, there’s an HDMI 1.4, on-board WiFi, USB 3.0 and digital 7.1 surround sound. Best of all, in true Alienware fashion, all parts can be upgraded, and it looks fantastic.

Via: Dell

World IPv6 launch set: June 12th, 2012 with Google, Facebook, and AT&T starting it off

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Mark your calendars: June 12th, 2012 is the launch date of the new IPv6. To help with the internet’s explosive growth and tiny amount of IP addresses left to keep it functioning, the Internet Society will permanently switch IPv6 on to add millions if not billions of additional IP addresses. From day one, several tech manufacturers, web services, and internet providers will start switching to the new protocol. Launch partners include IPv6: Google, Facebook, Microsoft Bing, and Yahoo. From a hardware perspective of the situation, Cisco and D-Link are both committed to enabling IPv6 across their range of home products by June, as well.

Even if you don’t think this affects you directly, this is actually very good news for the future of the Internet as a whole. Keep in mind that fewer IP address conflicts means a happier and faster Internet. Via: Internet Society