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How To Disable Annotations And Pop-Ups On YouTube Videos

File this under “simple settings you might not be aware of.” If you’re frustrated by the “Click here to subscribe!” pop-ups and other annotations that clutter up many YouTube videos, you can quickly disable them from the site options page. You’ll need to be signed in for the changes to take effect.


Hulu's Former CEO Launches 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 ($US3/month) that can pull YouTube stars over to a new platform. Long story short: Vessel will pay them more.


NASA's 'All About That Space' Parody Is Perfect

Most interns get coffee and do endless photocopying. At NASA, however, the interns make parody videos of pop songs. Personally, I can’t really imagine a better use of tax dollars.


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.


YouTube's Had A Material Design Makeover

Google’s marching onwards with giving Android, and all its associated Google apps, a fresh lick of Material Design-coloured paint. This weekend, it’s the turn of the YouTube app to get the rolling-pin treatment.


Gangnam Style Broke YouTube's View Counter

Gangnam Style fell out of the public eye a while ago (thankfully), but people haven’t stopped watching it. It’s been seen so many times that it actually broke YouTube’s view counter, in the nerdiest possible way by busting the code behind the scenes.


This Guy Made A Spinning Wheel Of Death With Clothespins And A Drill

Joerg Sprave is YouTube’s pre-eminent creator of all things slingshot. On The Slingshot Channel, he shows off his various crazy-genius creations varying from all different levels of lethality. This weekend Sprave debuted, as he describes, “the world’s first drill-powered, fully automatic dart launcher.”


Fan-Made Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailers Show Signs Of Prequel PTSD

Unless you were five years old or particularly interested in intergalactic trade negotiations, Star Wars’ return to cinemas 15 years ago was most likely an underwhelming experience. In fact, you may find it hard to trust any Star Wars film ever again. Don’t worry, you’re not alone.


This 'Smart' Ring Is Another Reason To Never Trust Kickstarter Videos

With $US880,998 in funding, well exceeding its $US250,000 asking price, Ring was a smart device that was meant to Bluetooth control everything in your life — except that it doesn’t. Not by a longshot.


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