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.
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.
YouTube user applegirl002 just did Apple a favor. Her videos show just how mature and complex the apps on the iPhone and iPod Touch have become. applegirl002 shows us how to play Lady Gaga’s Poker Face using only four iPhones, three apps and one wicked stand.
Last week, Google added a “Stop download” option to YouTube’s video player, giving us a more convenient way of choosing which videos waste our time and bandwidth. If you want your browser to stop buffering a YouTube vid, just right-click on the video and choose “Stop download”.
There are nice surprises on ChatRoulette, after all. Take ChatRoulette for a spin and you might stumble on Merton, who instead of brandishing his organ, shows off his piano instead, bursting out meta-tunes about his chat mate with all the charm of Ed Helms, Ben Folds, and Flight of the Conchords.
The Observer reports that today, in Italy, 3 Google executives were convicted of privacy violations and charged with three to six months of suspended sentence. The case revolved around a video that was uploaded on YouTube in 2006, shortly after Google acquired the service.
I can’t believe I didn’t know about Turbo T. Double until today, when the bbps‘ Dan Zuccarelli posted the “music video” for one of Turbo T. Double’s songs, which is about Balrog’s take on Chun-Li. Yes, it’s a dude rapping as Balrog who’s talking about Chun-Li.
No, it’s not Christian Bale rapping, thank god. It’s the work of the satirical and parodistic folks at the Key of Awesome, and they do have valid questions. Plus the characters’ voices were spot on.
Still, some of you may be tempted to ask: Plot holes?
I was buzzing around over on the FCC website today looking at some recent filings, when what did I come upon but a virtual goldmine of spanking new flat-panel displays on the way from LG in early 2010.
Keita Watanabe, Ph.D., and Shota Matsuda of Japan’s Keio University have won a couple of awards for their crazy, yet somehow logical concept for a microwave. Called the Castoven, it eschews the transparent glass panel typically seen on microwave ovens in place of a 10.4-inch LCD display.
Robert Wong and his co-workers at Google’s Creative Lab created a bunch of short and funny clips showing how their search engine helps people not just to find websites but to improve their lives: “In other words, the best search results don’t show up on a webpage — they show up in somebody’s life.”
Digital Trends have reviewed Panasonic’s DMP-B15, The world’s first portable Blu-ray player. So is it worth the $800 USD price tag? Well, the player does get a 7 (out of 10 I guess), but after reading the review my short answer has to be NO.
What do you get when you take four of your closest friends, attach electrodes to their faces, and then fire off small jolts of electricity to the beats of electronica? Video genius, I say.
Tokyo electronic artist / programmer / composer /DJ Daito Manabe connected each of his four friends to the business-end of his “Face Visualizer” device, which shoots computer-controlled myoelectric charges through the wires.
When I first heard there was a business called Gorilla Robot Factory, I assumed they’d be some sort of hipster design company, a recording studio, or maybe some Web 3.0 startup. I never figured that they’d actually make gorilla robots.