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YouTube’s New Supervised Accounts Keep Your Teens Safe From Bad Videos

As part of an effort to keep younger users safer online, YouTube just announced a supervised account option for parents of tweens and teens. The account option is available to parents who are ready for their kids to explore what’s on YouTube with a little peace of mind they won’t be exposed to inappropriate content.

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TikTok Users Are Burning Snowballs in Viral Videos to ‘Prove’ the Snow is Fake


Have you seen those viral videos on TikTok and Twitter where users are burning snow to “prove” that it’s actually fake? Needless to say, the snow is real. The viral videos actually show a perfectly normal reaction to placing the flame of a lighter or match against a snowball. But that hasn’t stopped these videos from…

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NASA will reveal the mindblowing Mars Perseverance rover landing video today

NASA will reveal video of the Perseverance rover’s incredible landing on Mars today, a glimpse of the complex multi-stage process that successfully culminated in the car-sized robot touching down on the red planet late last week. It proved to be a nail-biting seven minutes or so, involving not only some serious heat-shielding but a parachute, sixteen rockets, and a Sky … Continue reading

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TikTok will offer behind-the-scenes UFC livestreams

2f6fe710-4ddf-11ea-b3ff-ca9d067be64bUFC fans on TikTok will soon see more mixed martial arts content on the video app. It’s all thanks to a new multi-year agreement between the two companies (via Deadline). According to TikTok’s announcement, it will work with the UFC to produce an…

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These YouTube Settings Will Help You Find What You Actually Want to Watch


More than 500 hours of content are uploaded to YouTube every minute, so you’d be forgiven for being unable to keep up with everything happening on the world’s largest video-streaming platform. But there are a few tricks to streamline your YouTube experience so you can get in, find the clips you want, and get out.

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Everything You Need to Set Up a Plex Server

A Plex Media Server makes it easy to stream or share your movie and music collection the same way that you stream Netflix or Hulu. No hassle, no fuss, just dump all your media in the server and stream it to any device. But setting up a Plex server is easier said than done, especially when there are so many different devices that can function as a Plex server.

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80s Classic Cartoon ‘The Real Ghostbusters’ Lands on YouTube (Legally)

Despite largely starting as a destination for pirated videos in the days before it was acquired by Google, major media companies have been hesitant to use the platform as a distribution point for their properties. Except, it seems, with cartoons: The rights-holders to many classic cartoons post episodes to YouTube, presumably to get the ad revenue.

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The Best Screen Recording and Broadcasting Software

Screenshots of Streamlabs and AMD Radeon Relive in a collageStreamlabs, AMD

Whether it’s to post to YouTube, stream on Twitch, or just send to a friend through email, being able to record video of your computer screen always comes in handy. And there several choices for screen recording software out there that try to appeal to different use cases, so let’s take a look at the best of the best.

What to Look Out for

There are a few things we want to cover before jumping into the programs themselves.

  • Pricing: This list contains a mix of free and paid programs. That doesn’t necessarily mean the free programs are worse, however, as all the programs on this list cater to different niches. We’ll be sure to specifically mention how much each program costs, and any differences there may be between free and paid-for versions of the same tool.
  • Features: There are loads of different features video recording software can include that appeal to different use cases. If you want to make short tutorials with your recorded clips, then a simple editor where you can add text and merge short videos will be a killer feature for you. But if you’re looking to live stream or save highlights from your games, then you’ll need tools to accommodate those—such as options for customizing stream overlays.
  • Performance: For gameplay recording and livestreaming in particular, performance is a major concern—it’s no easy task for a computer to run both of these processes at the same time. So whether the program is dedicated to simple clip saving or broadcasting your screen to sites like Twitch and YouTube Gaming, we’ve made sure the options here won’t destroy your PC’s performance.

Free and Versatile: OBS (Windows/Mac)

Screenshot of OBS dashboardOBS Studio

OBS is an open-source program with a focus on putting the power in your hands. While the UI is a bit difficult to learn, it allows you to edit just about anything you can think of. OBS is most commonly used for streaming, and you can customize your stream overlay to your heart’s content with the software’s tools. It’s also simple to create multiple “scenes” you can quickly switch between while you’re live (for example, switching between your desktop’s screen and your camera view).

But OBS is still great for recording your screen as well—you have plenty of options for configuring your screen recording and it’s a relatively light toll on your computer. And because OBS is open source, you can install loads of different plugins to further customize the software. If you’re willing to commit to learning it, OBS is by far the most powerful tool on this list—and it’s even free.

Free and Versatile


An open-source tool with plenty of options for customizing your streams and recordings.

Best for New Streamers: Streamlabs (Windows)

Screenshot of Streamlabs dashboardStreamlabs

If you’re brand new to the streaming game, Streamlabs is likely to be more attractive to you—quite literally. The overall design of the software is refined and easier to learn compared to something like OBS. Streamlabs’ goal is to make setting up your stream as simple as possible, and as such has a ton of presets available for stream overlays, on-screen alerts for donations and chat, and end screens. While it’s still an advanced tool, especially when you get into the nitty-gritty of personalizing everything, Streamlabs will help make sure your streaming career starts smoothly, though you can also use it for general screen recording as well.

Streamlabs is free to download, but Streamlabs Prime offers premium themes, installable apps to add new features, and help with getting sponsors for your stream for $149 a year or $19 a month.

Best for New Streamers


A refined broadcasting tool with plenty of options to make your streaming career run smoothly.

Record Then Edit: FlashBack Express (Windows)

Example of a presentation made in Flashback ExpressFlashBack

FlashBack Express makes it simple to turn your screen recordings into short videos. You can record the entire screen or just a part of it, then drop everything into the built-in video editing tool. The editor keeps things simple so it’s easy to learn, but you can still stitch clips together, add text, commentary, music, and simple shapes like arrows. FlashBack Express is an excellent tool for creating video tutorials or presentations, and you can even upload videos directly to YouTube from the program itself.

FlashBack Express offers a free version, but if you want some of the more advanced editing tools such as video and sound effects, you’ll need FlashBack Pro, which is a one-time cost of $49.

Record Then Edit

FlashBack Express

A screen capture tool with a video editor built-in.

Share It!: ShareX (Windows)

Screenshot of ShareX's settings menuShareX Team

If your only goal for capturing clips or screenshots is to share them with others, then ShareX is the program for you. ShareX prides itself on making it easy to upload and send videos over social media sites or through simple links—you can even create GIFs using your video clips. ShareX is a great lightweight tool to have installed and makes sending those short clips to your friends as easy as possible.

And the best part? ShareX is open source, and as such, entirely free to use.

Share it!


A great, lightweight capture tool that allows you to easily share videos and GIFs.

Free for Mac: QuickTime

Screenshot of the editor in Apple QuickTImeApple

While most of the options covered in this list have been exclusive to Windows, QuickTime is exclusive to Mac devices—which makes sense considering it was developed by Apple. This free software allows you to quickly record sections of your screen and then take those clips into the editor to trim, rearrange, and rotate. QuickTime can even connect to your iPad and iPhone as well, so you can transfer clips from those devices to your computer to create one unified video in the editor.

Free for Mac


A free capture tool for Mac devices which also includes a simple video editor.

Plenty of Tools: Snagit (Windows/Mac)

Snagit's home pageTechSmith

Snagit aims to be the end all be all of screenshotting software—but it has a lot of great screen recording tools as well. You can capture a single screen, region, or scrolling window, and when everything is done you can add text, edit the video clips, and audio all within the software. There are loads of great visual templates so your videos will look good without spending hours on them, and you can easily convert videos to GIFs. Snagit also has a simple tool for sharing your finished video to a ton of different sites and services including email, YouTube, and Slack.

There’s a 15-day free trial of Snagit available, but after that, you’ll need to pay a one-time price of $49.99 to use the software. It’s also compatible with TechSmith Capture—an iOS app that allows you to record your iPhone’s screen and send the footage directly to Snagit on your computer.

Plenty of Tools


A premium screen capture program with loads of in-depth features.

Built-in: Nvidia Shadowplay and AMD Radeon Relive

Screenshot of AMD Radeon Relive live stream settingsAMD

These last options will already be on your PC if you have a dedicated AMD Radeon or Nvidia GeForce graphics card. While these tools are different in some ways, they have the same basic selling point as built-in capturing/broadcasting tools included with your GPU. Both of these programs allow you to capture your screen and audio, broadcast that video and audio, and even save clips of a configurable amount of time at the push of a button.

In the world of broadcasting tools, both of these are very simple, but sometimes, simple is exactly what you want. If you want a program where you can just press “Go Live” to stream without worrying about it, then these are both excellent. And when it comes to recording gameplay, both of these do a fantastic job without significantly impacting performance.

Team Green

Nvidia ShadowPlay

Nvidia’s solution to screen capture and livestreaming.

Team Red

AMD Radeon Relive

A great recording tool from AMD for Radeon graphics cards.

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