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YouTube's Fun Fibonacci Easter Egg Will Make Maths Nerds Giggle

The Fibonacci number (or sequence, or series) is the mathematical rule that defines the golden spiral, a beautiful growing pattern that appears in many places in nature. It also appears on YouTube when you search “Fibonacci”, and it’s just silly enough to make us smile.


Briefly: Yahoo Wants Its Own YouTube

Re/code reports that Yahoo is looking to build a YouTube competitor — and that the purple-Y company has already begun trying to woo YouTube stars with offers of ad revenue and video promotion that Google’s video service can’t match.


Watch: Batman Versus The Terminator In This Brilliant Animated Short

New Zealand-based animator Mitchell Hammond has imagined a bleak future. In Hammond’s new animated short film, Skynet successfully launched its nuclear arsenal in 1997 — the Judgement Day in the Terminator franchise film of the same name — and has ruled the ruined planet ever since. In this instance, however, there’s another factor that Skynet hasn’t taken into account. Bruce Wayne, also known as Batman depending on the time of day and his social schedule, has been hiding in his Batcave since the war broke out.


YouTube In Your Browser Is Becoming More Like YouTube On Your Phone

Once upon a time, in the early days of smartphones (y’know, a few years ago), a company would do everything possible to make its app look as similar to its website as possible. Now everything is topsy-turvy. Today YouTube revealed that some of the website’s new look is going to be borrowed from its mobile app. Brave new world.


The True Pain Of Watching YouTube Tutorial Videos

It’s such a shame that 10 seconds of valuable information requires watching awful online ads and rambling, ill-produced amateur video. [Doghouse Diaries]


Hacker Finds GPS Data In The Audio Of This Police Chase Video

It’s incredibly noisy in the cockpit of a helicopter, and you’d assume the sounds you hear in any YouTube police chase video were just the deafening whine of the chopper’s engine. But as one hacker discovered, that monotonous drone can actually hide some useful data, like the helicopter’s GPS coordinates.


Google Is Ranking ISPs Based On Their YouTube Performance

Sure, your ISP says you’ll be getting an ADSL2+ connection, but how do you know that the service they’re offering will be able to hold up to every day applications like streaming YouTube videos, for example? Google wants to educate you about how good (or crappy) your ISP is, and has started ranking ISPs on their YouTube performance.


Microsoft Is Paying YouTubers For Positive Xbox One Coverage

Microsoft has been outed by YouTube content generators, who claim the company has been offering to pay increased ad revenue to video producers who mention Xbox One in a positive light and include the relevant tag in their videos. Plus, in a particular shady move, content generators are required not to talk about being in the scheme in order to get their bonuses.


HBO Putting New GIRLS Episodes On YouTube, But Aussies Get It Faster

HBO, the network that brought you piracy-magnets like Game Of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire, will stick the first two episodes of GIRLS season three on YouTube tomorrow. Curiously, Australia will get it before YouTube does! Here’s how.


Rumour: YouTube Will Debut Low-Bandwidth 4K Streaming Next Week

Watching 4K video is wonderful and all, but with streaming increasingly popular and data caps largely still in place, it also still seems impractical. Not for long, though, if rumours of YouTube’s latest schemes are to be believed.