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How Your Smartphone's GPS Uses Quantum Mechanics To Locate You

I keep watching this video and it keeps blowing my mind.


YouTube Is Now HTML5 By Default, Goodbye To Flash

It has been a long four years coming, but as of today, YouTube now defaults to HTML5 video on any modern Web browser. What does that mean? Faster video load times, better compression and smoother frame rates, as well as the joy of saying goodbye to Flash.


Why Google Is Strong-Arming Artists Into Signing With YouTube Music Key

Cello rock n’ roller Zoë Keating is really upset that Google is trying to force her to sign over the rights to her music for its new streaming service, YouTube Music Key. If she won’t play ball, she’ll lose all of YouTube’s monetization options, and her account will be demoted to a third-party account just like any other jerk on YouTube. In other words, YouTube will no longer treat her like a musician.


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, making it easier to pick out videos from search results.


In Australia, Posting Drone Video On YouTube Might Get You Fined

If you own a drone, you have to be responsible about where you fly it — and that means respecting the existing rules in place from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority. Uploading footage of your less-than-legal drone antics might see you copping a fine from the boys in blue.


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 tween-approved YouTube stars in the days following his State of the Union address. Really.


What New Car Is BMW Teasing Us With?

What is that noise? Is it the whirr of an electric motor at high RPMs? Is is the spooling of a turbocharger? Is there an F1 car in there somewhere?


I Wish This Doom Toaster Hack Was Real

Did you know that you can hack toasters to play Doom? Well, with this four-minute clip of hacker fiction you can!


Top Gear Is Streaming Its Next Series Launch Live On YouTube

The next series of Top Gear is only a few days away, and it’s going to go off with a bang. A preview for the new season, hosted by the show’s three presenters, will be livestreamed on YouTube, so we’ll be able to see footage from the upcoming show at the same time as the rest of the world.


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.