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​Are your streams buffering? YouTube wants to help

YouTube releases the Google Video Quality Report, a tool that shows how your video-streaming quality compares to your neighbor's.

By May 29, 2014


Opera Max update saves data while you watch YouTube, Netflix

The app uses tech tricks to save data when you're watching videos.

By August 18, 2015


Three surprising ways to lower your data usage

Changing your go-to apps can save you megabytes or more in mobile data.

By April 30, 2015


YouTube turns 10: The video site that went viral

YouTube is the Web's de facto home for video. But 10 years ago, online video was anybody's game. As it celebrates a decade offering us everything from new celebrities to cat videos, YouTube has become a premier destination for content. Here's how it got there.

By April 23, 2015


HBO Now stares down 'Game of Thrones,' its first trial by combat

When you watch the return of Arya, Tyrion and Daenerys' dragons Sunday, the network's online-only service HBO Now will face its first crush of streaming demand just five days after launching.

By April 12, 2015


7 things Net neutrality won't do

One day after the FCC adopted new Net neutrality rules, consumers are left scratching their heads about what it means for their Web-surfing experience. Has anything really changed?

By February 27, 2015


Hard-rockin' radio station to broadcast from London tube, using public Wi-Fi

TeamRock Radio will broadcast from 10 train stations during rush hour -- on Friday the 13th. What could possibly go wrong?

By February 12, 2015


Return to YouTube's old way of buffering full videos

With a browser extension, you can disable YouTube's Dash Playback to buffer full videos instead of segment by segment.

By August 30, 2013


Pandora iOS update adds autopause, better buffering

The changes are meant to keep Pandora's mobile radio playing when you want it and turn it off when you don't, as the company keeps the bite of licensing costs limited to engaged listening.

By July 9, 2013


YouTube's top engineer, wrangler of eons of video (Q&A)

Every month, YouTubers watch 6 billion hours of video. That's how long Homo sapiens have existed -- times three. Venkat Panchapakesan is the person figuring out how to deliver it all.

By October 5, 2014