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YouTube's Absurd 60FPS, 4K Videos Are Too Awesome For Your Computer

Google is working on an exciting new feature for YouTube: videos you can’t watch! Blame your shitty computer and internet connection.


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.


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 in mind, here’s how to view and manage your history on YouTube.


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 mobile device.


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

Video: 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.


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.


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 800 degrees Celsius.


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 colour 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.


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.