A Dizzying Drone's-Eye View of How the NY Public Library Sorts Books

Your friendly local librarian hasn't been replaced by technology just yet, but that doesn't mean the library itself hasn't benefitted from a few modern upgrades. Wrangling special-order books and DVDs between the New York Public Libary's 150 branches is a daunting task, but it's actually made surprisingly efficient… » 7/09/14 11:00am 7/09/14 11:00am

11 of the Weirdest Videos on YouTube

YouTube is a wonderful place. But for every adorable and/or aw-inducing clip, there's something so bizarre it makes you question everything you thought was right and good in the world. But whether it's funny-bizarre, sad-bizarre, or forever-make-your-soul-just-a-little-bit-darker-bizarre, each is special in its own (… » 5/30/14 2:00pm 5/30/14 2:00pm

Yes! Google's New Camera App Yells at People For Taking Vertical Video

Google's new standalone Camera app is a sleek and powerful alternative to the stock Android camera. Turns out, it's also a soldier in the war against vertical videos. Try to shoot a portrait-framed vid, and you'll stare down the cold judgment of an icon telling you you're doing it wrong. You've been warned. » 4/18/14 9:44am 4/18/14 9:44am

Watch this video to see how incredibly awesome people were in 2013

The end of the year is here and hopefully you did something awesome in 2013. And if you didn't, that's okay because you have one more day to get crazy. Actually, you have a brand new year ahead of you to do something memorable. Luc Bergeron compiled 253 YouTube videos that popped up in 2013 and made this incredible… » 12/30/13 7:58pm 12/30/13 7:58pm

Who the Heck Makes the Fireplace Videos on Netflix?

If you're hosting a holiday themed gathering of some kind this year, there's a chance you're going to play Netflix's "Fireplace For Your Home" on your television in the background. Why will you do this? It's hopelessly tacky. And yet, it will feel totally right; a bit like eating fruitcake and decorating with… » 12/19/13 2:00pm 12/19/13 2:00pm

What the world must look like to a flying bird (hint: awesome)

Claytonias F. traveled around America the past few months and documented it all with a quadcopter drone, a Phantom and a GoPro. The aerial views of our wonderful country are incredible to us foot worn humans but probably just a normal Wednesday for flying birds. This is probably the closest we'll come to flying. And… » 11/22/13 9:00pm 11/22/13 9:00pm

YouTube Comments Will Soon Be Less Racist, Homophobic, and Confusing

Ever read the comments on a popular YouTube video? There is no faster way to strip yourself of faith in humanity. It's a cesspool. And this is coming from someone who writes for the Gawker network. We know a little something about rowdy comments sections. YouTube's is worse, but it's finally about to smarten up. » 9/24/13 3:01pm 9/24/13 3:01pm

Now You Can Live Stream On YouTube Without Being A Queen Bee

The internet is a constant popularity contest, and everyone is trying to collect followers, friends, shares, likes, hearts, views, +1s etc. You know the soul crushing drill. But YouTube wants to change the conversation. They've lowered the bar so you only need 100 or more subscribers to be able to live stream. » 8/04/13 9:25am 8/04/13 9:25am

The First Instagram Videos Out of North Korea Show an Isolated…

Just a few months ago, North Korea decided to flip on its 3G network, giving anyone who somehow managed to find access to a phone the ability to Instagram a landscape that comes with its very own sepia-toning. Now, though, thanks to Associated Press photographer David Guttenfelder and reporter Jean Lee, we have the… » 7/23/13 2:20pm 7/23/13 2:20pm