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

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

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

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

Hulu's Former CEO Just Launched a Subscription-Based YouTube Rival

YouTube pretty much won the video war years ago, but there are still plenty of people vying for some of the action. Remember Viddy? Former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar thinks that his new startup video site Vessel offers a unique subscription-based model ($3/month) that can pull YouTube stars over to a new platform. Long… » 12/17/14 11:30am 12/17/14 11:30am