Long-distance relationships - including friendships - are tricky. So why not bridge the gap by watching some quality cat videos with your distant pals? 

This week, Google's Area 120 incubator team launched Uptime. The video app allows you and some friends to watch YouTube videos together, and to comment on them in real time. The app is only available for iOS so far - iPhone users, give it a shot. And if you're looking for something to watch, check out our YouTube channel