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YouTube Passes 20 Billion Views a Month in the U.S. (19.9 Billion Were of Cats)

YouTube Passes 20 Billion Views a Month in the U.S. (19.9 Billion Were of Cats)
As if there were any doubt that YouTube is the heavyweight champion of video streaming, here are some new numbers that will illustrate the point very effectively. According to comScore, in October 2011, YouTube accounted for 49.1%

uWave Microwave Lets You Watch Youtube Videos While You Wait for Your Food

uWave Microwave Lets You Watch Youtube Videos While You Wait for Your Food
This isn’t the first microwave that I’ve seen with built in YouTube capabilities, but it is the latest attempt. The idea is that human life has become so saturated with mindless content, that we can’t even cook a meal without being entertained.
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World Record Holder Solves Rubik’s Cubes, One Juggle at a Time

World Record Holder Solves Rubik’s Cubes, One Juggle at a Time
Brains aren’t the only thing required to solve the Rubik’s Cube in record time. There’s also technique and, of course, practice. One of my friends used to teach me how to spot patterns on the faces of the Rubik’s Cube so I could solve it faster, but I never really did manage to master what he did.

Beyond Black Mesa: The Ultimate Half-Life Fan Film Finally Released

Beyond Black Mesa: The Ultimate Half-Life Fan Film Finally Released
If you’re a fan of the Half-Life games, you owe it to yourself to take the next 11 minutes and 51 seconds of your life to watch Beyond Black Mesa, an incredible fan-made film made as a tribute to the series.

Inception + Psychonauts = Inceptionauts

Inception + Psychonauts = Inceptionauts
If you’re a fan of the classic cult hit game Psychonauts, you’ll probably enjoy this little mashup, which combines the dreamlike world of Tim Schafer’s unconventional game with the equally mindbending world of Inception. So without further ado, I give you, Inceptionauts…

Vintage Facebook, Skype, and Youtube Posters

Vintage Facebook, Skype, and Youtube Posters
Imagine what it would have been like for your grandparents to have Facebook, YouTube, and Skype in their lifetime. It might have gone something like this.

Starcraft 2 Noob School: Space Military Academy

Starcraft 2 Noob School: Space Military Academy
You’re stoked for the just-released StarCraft II, but haven’t played the first game, or you’re just not good at RTS games. You’ll probably get through the single player campaign after enough tries, but going against other players is an entirely different story.

1970s Star Trek Fan Film is an Awesome Time Capsule

1970s Star Trek Fan Film is an Awesome Time Capsule
This retro video is sure to put a smile on the face of any original Trekkies out there. If you were a kid in the 1970s, then this is exactly what your epic Star Trek fan flick would look like. This super-8 fan film was made by Rob Hampton and his friends in Cape Cod in 1978.

Youtube Easter Egg Lets You Play Snake on the Video Screen

Youtube Easter Egg Lets You Play Snake on the Video Screen
…not Metal Gear Snake, but the plain old cellphone game Snake. Amazingly enough, all you have to do is tap or hold the Left arrow key on your keyboard, and a snake will appear, along with dots that you can eat to grow larger. Don’t believe it?

Interview With a Robot. *Head Asplodes*

Interview With a Robot. *Head Asplodes*
New York Times correspondent Amy Harmon interviews “Bina48” a robot who’s supposed to be a “digital backup” of a real person.

Wiileanback Lets You Watch Youtube From Your Couch

Wiileanback Lets You Watch Youtube From Your Couch
YouTube’s recently released Leanback full-screen viewing experience is pretty cool, but it’s missing one critical component if you plan on watching it from across the room – a remote. I mean, really, do we really want to have a keyboard in our lap to watch TV?

Ninja Cat Gets Lightsaber

Ninja Cat Gets Lightsaber
I first saw this hyper-fast Ninja cat over on our sister site, The Awesomer. But it only took a couple of days for some digital video maniac to embellish the already dangerous kitty with a touch of Star Wars whimsy.

Bitly.Tv: Tracking the Web’S Most Popular Videos at This Very Second

Bitly.Tv: Tracking the Web’S Most Popular Videos at This Very Second
While people have always wondered what the value of URL link shortening services like bit.ly could possibly be (beyond shorter links), the guys over at bit.ly have taken wraps off just a tiny glimmer of the power of mass-quantities of crowdsourced data.

Pixel Animation Created With Candles

Pixel Animation Created With Candles
Check out this nifty pixel art animation from youtube contributor brusspup, created entirely with a bunch of tealight candles.

Youtube’S First Video: Historic, but Meh

Youtube’S First Video: Historic, but Meh
The first YouTube video was uploaded five years ago – April 23, 2005 to be exact. The site has gone a long way since then, being sold to Google for $1.6 billion, then wasting countless hours of our lives. That’s Jawed Karim, one of the co-founders of YouTube.

Google Search Stories Creator: Parody Algorithm

Google Search Stories Creator: Parody Algorithm
Remember Google’s short and sweet Search Stories ads? Have your own naughty nerdy inspirational tale to tell? Now’s your chance! The big G recently launched the Search Stories Video Creator, so now anyone can create and upload his or her own Search Story in just three easy steps. All you have to do is enter 7 search terms and choose what kind of search Google will perform for each term – web search, maps, image etc.
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