YouTuber/Trekkie/ambient noise addict crysknife007 loves the idling engine noise in Star Trek: The Next Generation. He loves it so much that he made a 24-hour looping version of it. On video. And put it up on YouTube.
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% of all videos watched on the web in the US.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
…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.
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?
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.
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.
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.