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How Science Looks At Really Tiny Things - Using Tape And Pliers

For nanomaterials scientists, just getting a look at what they're working with presents a serious challenge — you can't see something a couple atoms wide with a normal microscope. And while they have all the fancy toys you'd probably expect in a hi-tech lab, office supplies also play a disturbingly prominent role. » 3/17/15 12:00am 3/17/15 12:00am

YouTube's Ready To Blow Your Mind With 360-Degree Videos

We told you that YouTube would support 360-degree videos. Now, they're here: as of today, Google's streaming video service now serves up videos that let you look in any direction—not just where the camera is pointing. Needless to say, this could be a Big. Freaking. Deal. » 3/13/15 2:00pm 3/13/15 2:00pm

View and Edit Your YouTube History for Smarter Recommendations

There's a lot of content on YouTube, which is why the site tries to shepherd you towards the most relevant videos via its recommendations. These hints are based on your search and viewing history, so they can be thrown off if someone borrows your laptop or you have a sudden binge on lengthy unboxing videos. With that… » 3/10/15 11:29am 3/10/15 11:29am

Trim Your Videos Before You Upload With the New YouTube Android App

If your latest video masterpiece has some extraneous fluff at either end of the clip, the new YouTube app for Android lets you chop it off in seconds, no questions asked. Make sure you're running the latest version from the Google Play Store and the option shows up as soon as you import or record a video on your… » 3/02/15 9:53am 3/02/15 9:53am

This Fantastic Supercut Celebrates 10 Years Of YouTube's Best Videos

YouTube is celebrating 10 years of cat videos and Downfall parodies this month, and to celebrate, The Daily Conversation put 101 of the site's most important, funniest and worst viral videos into this supercut. » 2/21/15 2:00pm 2/21/15 2:00pm

This Magician Does Strange And Wonderful Things With An iPad

The original skeumorphic iOS was designed to make digital stuff more tangible and physical — but I'm not sure these amazing magic tricks were exactly what Jobs had in mind. » 2/19/15 10:00pm 2/19/15 10:00pm

Meet A Teenager Who Says He's A Swatter

A Runescape player was recently swatted while 60,000 people watched. When he tried to record a video about it, he broke down crying. A 19-year-old in Las Vegas was arrested for coordinating a swatting in Illinois. What motivates someone to take this dangerous step? I tracked down a self-professed swatter to find out. » 2/17/15 12:42pm 2/17/15 12:42pm

This DIY Solar-Powered Death Ray Can Even Melt Metal

Burning ants with a magnifying glass is a long-accepted childhood pastime and possible indicator of sociopathy. But when Kevin Moore and Grant Reynolds at the Science Channel got the idea to more effectively harness the sun's destructive heat, they decided to go big...like 1,5oo degrees Fahrenheit big. » 2/15/15 11:00am 2/15/15 11:00am

Green Screens Were Way More Clever Before Computers

In the digital age, it's pretty simple to understand how green screens work: anything of a certain color in the image is replaced with the background. But green screens were around for decades before digital photography, and the old technology was impressively crafty. » 2/05/15 10:00pm 2/05/15 10:00pm

Nintendo's YouTube Plan Is Already Being Panned By YouTubers [Update]

Nintendo launched a new affiliate program yesterday for YouTubers that, on paper sounds like a good thing. It's a way to let YouTubers make money off their Nintendo-related videos on YouTube, after all. But if you look at the finer details, things don't look so great. » 1/29/15 1:12pm 1/29/15 1:12pm

Popular YouTuber Denounces Steam, Plans To Curate Own Store

Despite practically being PC gaming, Steam is by no means perfect—as we've discussed on numerous occasions. But is the whole enterprise busted, not so much a sinking ship as it is a ship that's sinking a lot of great games? Popular YouTuber NerdCubed thinks so, and that's why he's abandoning Steam altogether. » 1/23/15 7:08pm 1/23/15 7:08pm

Use Ratings Preview For Smarter YouTube Browsing

There's an awful lot of content out there on YouTube and sorting the wheat from the chaff can be a serious undertaking. One way of making your video browsing smarter is to install the unofficial Ratings Preview extension for Google Chrome; it rather handily shows the rating for a clip right alongside every thumbnail,… » 1/22/15 5:03pm 1/22/15 5:03pm

YouTube Stars Will Interview Obama After His State of the Union Address

Tweens! What are they thinking? What apps are they using? What drugs are they doing? Who are they voting for? Technically no one, because that's illegal—but Obama doesn't care. As with everything else in life, he just wants the tweens to like him. And to accomplish that, he's going to be interviewed by three… » 1/15/15 1:20pm 1/15/15 1:20pm

A Trailer For The Interview, as Directed By Kim Jong-Un


The Interview, the most talked-about crap movie of 2014, was not very flattering to North Korea's leader. Actually, it showed his head going pop. But what would happen if the film were directed by the DPRK's glorious leader, rather than those American fascists? » 1/10/15 3:00pm 1/10/15 3:00pm

YouTube Will Soon Support 360-Degree Video Uploads

Look out YouTube fans: soon, you'll be able to immerse yourself in videos that go all the way around. Google has just confirmed to Gizmodo that it will be adding native support for 360-degree videos to its streaming video service. » 1/05/15 6:13pm 1/05/15 6:13pm

You Can Stream The Interview Right Now, Here's How

The Interview has had the craziest release story of any film in recent memory. But a crippling hacking attack, terrorist threats, and state-sponsored "cybervandalism" aside, the movie is now (finally) available to watch—and you don't even have to leave your couch. » 12/24/14 12:57pm 12/24/14 12:57pm