Share the Best Drone Video You've Ever Shot (And Tell Us How You Did It)

Last week, a man pushed a drone out his Seattle hotel window and conducted a fly-by of the nearby Space Needle. Police got a report that the drone had hit the Needle, and confiscated the video he had shot as evidence. But there was no collision, just this dramatic sunset footage, with tiny tourists waving from the… » 7/28/14 1:53pm Monday 1:53pm

This Guy Taped a GoPro To His Car Wheel And It Looks Hypnotic

GoPros have taken us on some pretty ridiculous adventures, from shark dives and back country ski expeditions, to, uh, jumping out of a spacecraft and falling to Earth. But as one video artist just proved, these lil cameras can capture awesome footage from every day situations, too. Like driving. » 7/28/14 8:56am Monday 8:56am

See How the First Moon Photos Are Being Recovered In an Old McDonald's

Earlier this year, the internet was collectively tickled at the reports of how NASA was conducting the recovery of some of the first photos of the moon inside an abandoned McDonald's. This new video takes a closer look at how this surreal research lab came to be. » 7/15/14 4:27pm 7/15/14 4:27pm

Go Inside the Factory That Makes the World's Solar Panels

While you're watching the final game of the World Cup today, keep a keen eye on the advertisements along the sidelines. You're likely to see the name Yingli Solar: a massive Chinese solar power manufacturer that few soccer fans are likely to know. Climate Desk recently visited Yingli's sprawling plant, and got a… » 7/13/14 4:00pm 7/13/14 4:00pm

Panasonic GH4 vs Sony A7s: The Most-Anticipated Video Slingers, Compared

The Sony A7s and the Panasonic GH4 will be compelling options for people who want to shoot video without dropping a fortune on a pro video rig. Both cameras have unique features and represent some really cool advances in video shooting. While we're busy reviewing them, we wanted to serve up a quick comparison of the… » 7/03/14 1:02pm 7/03/14 1:02pm

New Software Automatically Edits Out Boring Parts of a Video

Everyone's recording video these days—from the phone in your hand to the GoPro strapped to your head—but that means there's a lot of garbage being filmed, too. Now, a new piece of software from Carnegie Mellon University can automatically edit out the boring bits and allow you to watch just the interesting parts. » 6/27/14 7:49am 6/27/14 7:49am

Google's About to Ruin YouTube by Squeezing Indie Labels

It's official: Google is about to ruin YouTube. A company exec told the Financial Times it will start blocking videos from record labels that refuse to sign licensing deals for its forthcoming premium service, YouTube Music Pass. This is the dumbest thing Google could do, and it threatens the very heart of what has… » 6/17/14 11:47am 6/17/14 11:47am

Three Uses For Your Webcam That Don't Involve Video Chat

If you own a laptop, you probably own a webcam too. But what you may not realize is that it has plenty of potential outside of Skype, FaceTime, and the other chat apps you've been using it for. Here are three alternative uses to consider, all made possible with free software your webcam's built-in tools. » 6/08/14 10:00am 6/08/14 10:00am

How to Build Your Own Do-Anything 4K-Capable Desktop

While it's a bit early to say that 4K has officially "landed," it's not far off. The benefits are tangible, especially if you have 4K-capable gear. That's right: There's more to a 4K PC than a display packed with pixels. Here's what you need—and need to know—to build a 4K desktop that handles anything you throw at it. » 6/04/14 11:58am 6/04/14 11:58am

Here's How Microsoft Imagined the Smart Home of the Future In 1999

Early rumors may have hinted that Apple had a fully integrated smart home up its sleeve. But after today's WWDC, we know that's not the case. And it's unclear what developers are going to do with Apple's HomeKit, a piecemeal tease that implies you'll soon be able to control your smart toaster with your iPhone. But in… » 6/02/14 6:01pm 6/02/14 6:01pm

Can YouTube Help Doctors Study the Science of Faceplanting?

When YouTube arrived at the beginning of this millennium, viral videos were not so different from what had long entertained us on America's Funniest Home Videos: adorable pets, funny kids, and painful accidents. And so we have faceplant gifs and faceplant supercuts and now, a scientific journal article based on a… » 5/30/14 5:40pm 5/30/14 5:40pm