Where do you get your news?

Back in the days of morning newspapers and network television, this was an easy question to answer: you read your local paper and watch the news on TV. In the age of the internet, however, this is a different story. Sure, many of the national papers have successfully gone online, but watching the news isn’t as easy.

If you’re a cable cutter, you need other ways to find out what’s going on in the world.

Today, we’re going to tell you the best YouTube news channels out there to give you your daily fix. In an ever-connected world, it’s essential to be informed about what’s going on everywhere.

Follow these channels and stay on top of your news

Vox

Ezra Klein’s liberal news site, Vox, has a great YouTube channel where extremely well-researched journalists tackle a subject from current affairs or history and explain it thoroughly, often in under 15 minutes. If you want to know about how coronavirus started or the rise of ISIS, this is the channel for you.

It’s pretty easy to go down the Vox video rabbit hole, so set aside a couple of hours to explore their vast catalog of content.

The Young Turks

For a more classic approach to delivering the news, The Young Turks (TYT) streams live on YouTube about a dozen times per day. You’ll recognize their lead anchor, Cenk Uygur, as a reputable and trustworthy source for a left-leaning approach to current events.

As an independent source, TYT was the first news channel to go over 1 billion views on YouTube, beating out other national outlets with far more resources behind them.

The Guardian

Let’s talk about some of the old standby’s. The Guardian has long been a respected and reputable source for news in the UK and around the world. Their YouTube channel has been active for 15 years, delivering several dozen videos per week, ranging from sports and news to interviews and long-form reports.

For those interested in streaming television news, The Guardian is one of the old guard news outlets that has adapted well to the digital age.

Associated Press

The Guardian is the UK’s most respected news source, while the AP is likely America’s answer.

They’ve been delivering accurate news stories since the mid-1800s, which they’ve seamlessly taken to YouTube. When you tune into AP’s YouTube page, you’ll see a constant flow of relevant news stories as they happen.

Vice News

Vice was a Canadian-America print news publication founded in 1994.

Vice gave rise to Vice Media and now Vice News, which has been active since 2013. Their YouTube channel breaks down current events in a matter-of-fact manner, and they put out highly entertaining long-form videos in the gonzo style that Vice has become known for.

Finding New YouTube News Channels

These are some of the most popular, well-produced, and informative YouTube news channels on the web, but depending on which way you lean, there are many more out there.

Most of the old-school news channels have made the jump to YouTube, so if you’re a CNN or Fox News fan, you can find loads of content online. YouTube makes it easy to digest whatever news stories interest you, whenever you like.

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Cortana for Xbox One Finally Released: Your Personal Gaming Assistant

Lucky summers for Xbox One users as they will be getting one of the much-awaited updates from Microsoft, the Cortana is about to be rolled out.
For those who have no idea what Cortana is, well, it is a Microsoft’s virtual assistant which lets you communicate with your device like "Siri" on Apple iOS and "Google Now Assistant" for Android. You can talk to your device by saying “Hey Cortana” and you can then give all the instructions through voice.

The purpose of launching Cortana is to integrate Windows 10 and the Xbox console. Though initially the update will not be available for Windows 10 but at a later stage, you will be able to use it with Xbox app on Windows 10.

Xbox Cortana

What to Expect

So how Cortana will change your gaming experience? How can it be of any help? Is it really a much needed feature?

Cortana is referred to as the ‘personal gaming assistant’. It will assist you in gaming, of course, but this is just the beginning. Right now, you will be able to use Cortana for gaming features only but in near future, it will work with other devices and will include a whole lot of other exciting features.

Cortana lets you communicate with your console over voice. It can let you find new games, turn on the Xbox, you can start a party, and you can perform several other tasks. You can also use it to search stuff on Bing, simply give a voice instruction to search something and voila, you are done.

The good news is that there are multiple updates that will be rolled out so you will see some nice changes this summer, for example, a new game collection will be rolled out, improvements in screenshot sharing feature, some of the famous PC games will be added to your Xbox live, and much more.

This is just the beginning. Microsoft is very enthusiastic about the update and it has already announced that Cortana is not limited to gaming only, so you should expect some good new features being added in recent times.

When and Where

Microsoft will be rolling the updates in phases – not all at once, thus you have to exhibit some patience. The first update will be rolled out this summer. You will get two updates this summer and more updates will follow soon.

At this moment, the Cortana will be available to Preview testers only. No, not to all the Preview testers but only those located in the US, UK, Spain, Germany, Italy and France. If you are in one of these countries, consider yourself lucky as you will be among the first ones who will have the privilege to try the new update.

Keep your fingers crossed for the update and let’s hope that the update proves to be good for the gamers. The basic purpose behind the launch of the Cortana and these updates is to integrate Xbox One fully with Windows app (the PC). Once it is done, you will experience gaming of another level.
But that’s not going to happen right away.

For now, just sit back, relax and let Microsoft do all the hard work. Wait for the update to reach you.

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