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Bill Nye Uses Emoji To Perfectly Explain Evolution

Children of the ’90s probably remember being educated by Bill Nye and his incredible array of bow-ties. But tweens these days probably don’t really have the same attention span, so here’s the great man himself, explaining evolution in 90 seconds through the medium of emoji.


YouTube Now Lets You Make GIFs From Videos

Making short GIFs of YouTube videos is a pretty well-established practice now — so much so that there’s dozens of websites dedicated to this finest of art forms. But YouTube might be about to make them all obsolete, thanks to a new built-in GIF maker.


Relive The Hours You Wasted This Year With YouTube's Top Videos Of 2014

YouTube just put out a list of the top videos of the year, and it will be no surprise that you’ve probably seen many of them before. Let’s look back at your year in wasted time and lost productivity by wasting just a little bit more by watching these videos again.


Tesla's Expanded Factory Looks Freaking Amazing

You may have read reports a little while ago that electric future-car company, Tesla, was scaling down production operations at its Freemont factory to focus on gearing up for future models. It doesn’t mean that Tesla is halting production for good, it just meant it had to build some different stuff for a while. Today the company has shown off what the renovated, expanded and shiny spanking new factory looks like on the inside, and it’s impressive.


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. It’s a dark, morbidly fascinating world — and it’s easy to invade.


Clickhole Skewers The Kids-React-To-Old-Tech Genre Perfectly

Video: Present kids with old tech and see how they react — it’s an old trick we’ve seen YouTubed 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.


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.


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.


This Dreamy Drone Tour Shows The Rebirth Of Downtown Los Angeles

Los Angeles’s swiftly mutating downtown district 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.


A Dizzying Drone's-Eye View Of How The New York 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 benefited 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 with the laser scanning machines at its Queen’s sorting facility.