TechTäglich: YouTube eliminates the comments

YouTube removes the comments

Youtube Annotations
As an aside, there are no annotations on YouTube as of January (Photo: YouTube)

Everyone knows them, everyone hates them: Comments (English: “Annotations”), which aufpoppen right in the middle of YouTube videos. From 15 January 2019 is over. Because then YouTube eliminates the pop-ups that have never worked properly on mobile devices anyway – and the audience, according to statistics in 12 out of 13 cases close immediately. New comments are no longer allowed. And the existing annotations in already uploaded videos will no longer show YouTube according to a new support document. The editor for the annotations had the Google daughter already in 2017 deleted. Authors should focus on information in cards and discounts.

Fortnite to give away

Fortnite gifts
Nice surprise: is there a new weapon for Fortnite in there? (Photo: Epic Games)

“Honey, I bought you something at Fortnite!” Christmas could sound so romantic in 2018. Because in the rather unromantic action game “Fortnite Battle Royale”, in which there is a boom until only one participant is alive, the gamer can now give each other presents. Anyone who shops weapons, clothes or other items now has the opportunity to make another participant happy. The donation works as a test for now for a week, but should later become a fixed feature in “Fortnite”. According to 9to5Mac iOS players remain out of the game, because Apple’s policies do not allow such app gifts.

Third season of “The Grand Tour” in January

The Grand Tour
Give gas again in January – grand tour legends Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson and James May (Photo: Amazon)

For the past two years, the wonderfully whimsical English car show “The Grand Tour” has been the big Christmas and New Year’s attraction on Amazon Prime Video. With season three of the “Top Gear” successor, the English rider Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May spend a little more time, it starts only on 18 January 2019th The Amazon has now announced. As compensation for the wait, the “The Grand Tour Game” for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will also be released – with which fans can reenact the current adventures of Clarkson & Co. from week to week. There are also rumors about a Christmas special from “TGT”, which could appear before season three.

New to Netflix: Minecraft series for self-steering

The block classic “Minecraft” is now also available on Netflix – as an interactive series. In the adventure “Minecraft: Story Mode”, viewers can decide in many places how the story about protagonist Jesse will continue. The first three episodes have now been released, the last two episodes after Netflix on December 5 after.

Germany’s favorite smartphones

Favorite smartphones
Huawei in front of Apple: The German smartphone charts (Photo: Statista)

Germany’s most popular smartphones – after them, the market researchers from Counterpoint Research have searched together with Statista. Surprising result: In the third quarter of 2018, first place went not to an iPhone, but to a Chinese competitor. With a market share of 6.0 percent, the Huawei P20 Lite (€ 240) was in the lead. Behind it followed the iPhone 8 (from 679 euros) and the now discontinued iPhone X, which cost at least 1,149 euros at that time. Samsung’s current flagships Galaxy S9 (500 euros) and S9 Plus (650 euros) came in fourth and fifth. The iPhones and the Galaxys came on market shares between 5.1 and 4.0 percent. In the Christmas business, the order could change significantly again. Because Apple’s new iPhone generation was in the period studied not yet in the trade.

The end of the LEAD: The most dramatic band separation – ever!

Not even the Beatles can keep up! The Canadian metal band Witchrot now put the most dramatic separation of rock history – which on Twitter and Facebook is just causing a stir. Singer Peter wrote: “After our guitarist slept with my girlfriend, with whom I had been together for almost seven years, it’s over.” Nachsatz: “Besides, our drummer died.” The Facebook likes of the hitherto not extremely well-known band then shot up from 330 to 6,000, and the trend continues to rise. Even Newsweek has already reported. The photo of a smashed guitar fueled the hype. There is also a new rumor from Witchrot: Supposedly, the drummer is still alive.

This is my favorite band break-up notice ever. pic.twitter.com/WsIq1i2d6p

– Conor Sullivan (@conortheconor) November 26, 2018

The accompanying picture of a smashed guitar in the trash is the icing on the cake. pic.twitter.com/wCutl7CJSD

– Conor Sullivan (@conortheconor) November 26, 2018

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