The Sad, Weird World of Unseen YouTube Videos

Embarrassing open mic nights, topical parodies, gaming tutorials—these are the YouTube videos we know. The ones we replay and the ones we send to our friends, coworkers, families, and everyone we know. But YouTube has another layer. One where view counts sit at zero and bizarre bits of film rot away in indifference.… » 10/20/14 12:24pm Monday 12:24pm

Clickhole Skewers the Kids-React-to-Old-Tech Trope Perfectly

Present kids with old tech and see how they react—it's an old trick we've seen YouTube'd to death. But just when you thought there was nothing left to squeeze out of it, the gag done got Clickholed. See kids react to a Boombox (with a recording of their parents fighting). Just watch. It's perfect. » 10/13/14 2:37pm 10/13/14 2:37pm

Hacker Controls This Rave-Approved LED Suit With an NES Power Glove

The Power Glove was the quirkiest little peripheral ever devised for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Although if found only limited use on that platform, modern day tinkers with access to cheap and simple microcontrollers can now turn these 25-year-old video game artifacts into futuristic wearables. » 9/28/14 2:20pm 9/28/14 2:20pm

This YouTube Mashup Confirms That Music Is Better When Played Together

Musician and YouTuber Kutiman is a mashup master of sorts. However, he doesn't deal with the common music fodder that most Frankenstein-type musicians use. Instead of stitching together popular verses and choruses from mainstream music, Kutiman pulls from an entirely different source—amateur YouTube videos. » 9/14/14 7:00pm 9/14/14 7:00pm

This Dreamy Drone Tour Shows the Rebirth of Downtown Los Angeles

Los Angeles's swiftly mutating downtown is usually viewed at street level. Now, thanks to filmmaker Ian Wood, we get a top-down perspective of the city's transformation in this gorgeous video, which he shot with a lightweight remote-controlled quadcopter and camera system. 20 stories up, there's change afoot as well. » 7/25/14 4:49pm 7/25/14 4:49pm

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Your friendly local librarian hasn't been replaced by technology just yet, but that doesn't mean the library itself hasn't benefitted from a few modern upgrades.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