The list of corny Microsoft vids is long, and the competition is fierce, but here's a selection of some of the more cringe-worthy moments, courtesy of Messrs. Gates and Ballmer. The first is one of today's now-infamous "… Read more
Were you one of the 9 million who feasted upon a YouTube video of a girl who decides to videotape herself twerking?
If you remember, she decided, as so many girls do, to perform a handstand against a door and twerk away in that position.
There's an additional circle-twerk that comes from the blood not knowing which way to flow.
Then, her roommate walks in, the twerker topples and catches fire, thanks to the lit candles on the coffee table.
It was all just so incredibly, mind-bendingly twerked up.
As I can personally attest, one can lose hours of productivity to YouTube and Wikipedia. These two sites, however can provide a wealth of information for research purposes. If you agree with my assessment, then you might enjoy Chrome extension WikiTube, which embeds YouTube videos at the top of Wikipedia pages.
After installing the extension, the next time you open a Wikipedia page on a particular topic, you'll see a belt at the top of the page with three embedded YouTube videos. You can play the videos right from the Wikipedia page, which helps when you are embroiled in … Read more
When a man makes a YouTube video confessing to causing the death of a 61-year-old man while he was drunk at the wheel, you might expect an indictment.
On Monday, a grand jury in Ohio decided that Matthew Cordle, 22, should be charged with aggravated vehicular homicide.
As the Columbus Dispatch reports, Cordle's lawyer, George Breitmayer, announced that his client would plead guilty.
He added that the Cordle's YouTube video (which has now been seen by more than 1.3 million people) hadn't been made on the advice of his counsel.
"He genuinely wanted to raise … Read more
"I just drank to get out of my head for a few hours."
These are the words of 22-year-old Ohioan Matthew Cordle.
He could have lied. He did for a time. The incident happened on June 22. Then he released a YouTube video that contained his confession.
After he got out of his head, he drove the wrong way on a highway and struck 61-year-old Vincent Canzani.
He claims that he participated in the video even though he knows that lawyers might have been able to have his charges reduced or dropped.
However, he is ready to go … Read more
There are worse ways to get attention than an animated ad. Especially if you're a high-tech lighter in anime- and smoking-crazy Japan.
The vintage cartoon-style story begins on a dark and stormy night. In a remote laboratory, a mad scientist pulls a switch and gives life to a strange hybrid creature: a USB lighter.
Which then begins to dance and sing maniacally for a full two minutes of pure silliness. … Read more
The fast can make officialdom furious.
Officialdom is about doing everything according to limits. Officialdom is gone in 60 minutes.
So when officialdom sees a lunatic try to break the record for a single lap around Manhattan, it doesn't dance for joy. It menaces.
Indeed, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly is vowing to pursue a mysterious speedster who claims to have broken the record for a trip around America's most self-important piece of land by averaging 66 mph.
The driver was so proud of his accomplishments -- and so confident of not being caught -- that he posted the … Read more
Card2You provides a number of fun features to create custom photo cards that can then be shared with friends and family across the country. The app is designed to turn any photo you take into a custom card, which can then be sent to someone using the in-app ordering system for a relatively affordable $1.99 per card. The setup, editing, and sending process isn't perfect, but works without any hiccups or slowdowns, making this a fun app for anyone on vacation.
When you first set up Card2You, you'll need to create an account. This allows you to … Read more
Google announced Tuesday that its upcoming 4.4 version of Android will be called KitKat. In a flurry of PR around the announcement,Google's new partner -- Kit Kat candy bar maker Nestle -- released an advertisement on YouTube that parodies the look and feel of Apple's product design videos featuring SVP of design Jonathan Ive.
Kit Kat's "chief breaks officer" Chris Catlin speaks with the same lilting English accent as Ive as he describes "confectionery perfectionery."
"Every corner, every edge, every finger of every bar has been carefully considered and crafted … Read more
You may have noticed that when you are playing a YouTube video, it buffers only so much ahead of your current position. And should you pause the video, buffering stops altogether. The reason behind this lackluster form of buffering? YouTube's embrace of Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (Dash), which breaks a video into segments, buffering each segment as you make your way through the video. In theory, Dash allows YouTube to adapt to changing network conditions without stalling out at times.
In the real world, Dash means you can't pause a video and come back to it later … Read more