Now YouTube Is Shaming ISPs For Slow Streaming Video

Sometime in the past few days, YouTube started showing a new error bar on slow-loading videos. "Experiencing interruptions? Find out why," it implores. Clicking through takes you to Google's Video Quality Report page, comparing streaming quality of your local ISPs. If your provider's slow, Google wants you to know. » 7/06/14 1:00pm Sunday 1:00pm

Watch This Incredible "Transformers" Stop-Motion Movie Right Now

Save yourself the $12 (or whatever it costs these days) it takes to see the new Transformers movie and watch this instead. A clever YouTube user named Harris Loureiro created an awesome video that blends computer effects and stop-motion features to depict a fight between Optimus Prime and an army of Constructicons. » 7/05/14 2:22pm 7/05/14 2:22pm

Stolen Credit Cards, Drugs, and More Are All Up for Sale on YouTube

There's no need to go to the dark web to search for illegal products, YouTube has it covered. A 13 page report from a group called the Digital Citizens Alliance shows YouTube is lax when it comes to removing videos showing how to acquire illegal content including stolen credit cards, prescription drugs, fake… » 6/18/14 4:00pm 6/18/14 4:00pm

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

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

How to Edit Videos In Your Browser With YouTube's Built-in App

YouTube's online video editor has been around for several years, but it's not heavily promoted on the site, and it often gets overlooked by people wanting a basic tool to spruce up their footage. It shouldn't, though, because it's surprisingly capable. Here's how to get the most out of it. » 5/30/14 3:40pm 5/30/14 3:40pm

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

Ride Along With a Stunt Bike Superstar With a GoPro Helmet Camera

Pro biker Danny MacAskill enjoys a casual Sunday bike ride, just like any of us. But for Danny, a leisurely ride includes some of the sickest jumps and stomach-dropping balancing acts you've ever seen. Luckily, he strapped a GoPro to his helmet so we could ride along, no broken collarbones involves. » 5/17/14 6:00pm 5/17/14 6:00pm

Descend Into the Weird, Dark World of Unseen YouTube Videos

With 100 hours of video being uploaded to YouTube every minute, no one human being will ever be able to bear witness to even a fraction of YouTube's plentiful bounty. But now, thanks to Petit Tube, we can at least graze the surface of all the weird, wonderful, an often disturbing clips that might otherwise have never… » 4/23/14 1:00pm 4/23/14 1:00pm

YouTube In Your Browser Is Becoming More Like YouTube On Your Phone

Once upon a time, in the early days of smartphones (y'know, a few years ago), a company would do everything possible to make its app look as similar to its website as possible. Now everything is topsy-turvy. Today YouTube revealed that some of the website's new look is going to be borrowed from its mobile app. Brave… » 2/20/14 7:00pm 2/20/14 7:00pm