YouTube launched in 2005 as a video sharing platform, and was acquired by Google (now Alphabet) in 2006. It has built an entire community of creators that run channels dedicated to topics like gaming, tech reviews, and beauty. It also houses news videos and entertainment such as music videos, movie trailers, and clips from late-night TV shows. YouTube’s rapid growth has not been without problems. YouTubers typically make money from ads that run in front of their videos, but if they break the platform’s rules, their channels and videos can be demonetized. Executives and moderators have worked to combat harassment, misinformation, terrorist propaganda, hate content, and other abuse. The Verge runs two YouTube channels, The Verge and Verge Science.
The quick jaunt through the watches’ guts will look familiar if you’ve ever seen one of iFixit’s Apple Watch teardowns, but there are some small differences to be found inside, like a higher-capacity, hard-shell battery in both.
Its seven tracks remind you to wear a helmet, not to look at your phone while walking, and uh, not to shoot fireworks at other people.
Honestly, they’re kind of bops? Is that what you say? Sorry, I’m 40.
When the scroll wheel on my seven-year-old MX Master got stuck in free-spinning mode, I nearly bought a new mouse. Instead, I found this excellent YouTube video and fixed the dang thing in under fifteen minutes.
This is just today’s example, and today’s appreciation post for the people who upload DIY repair videos. You’re the real MVPs.
It’s everything a sonic tune should be — catchy, energetic, jazzy synth filled with earworm riffs. It is, in fact, a bop. Its October 17th release date can’t come fast enough.
Are we all saying Rihanna wrong? It’s “Louie” not “Lewis” in Julia Louis-Dreyfus, right?
I’m deeply grateful for this single-purpose YouTube channel, which is filled with hundreds of roughly four-second-long clips of celebrities saying their own names.
You will not be surprised to learn that the channel’s number one video, with 3.9 million views, is a clip of Cillian Murphy saying “Cillian.”
It wasn’t as simple as shoving some wires in. He used pulleys, a pair of golf cart motors, a power regulator, rubber belts, an accelerator pedal, and a DIY motor mount. For his computer.
What started as criticism over errors in recent YouTube videos has escalated into allegations of sexual harassment, prompting the company to hire an outside investigator.
I have had YouTube watch history off for years now, and the platform’s new attempt to get people to turn it back on by blanking out the homescreen is... well, it’s wonderful. Honestly more platforms should blank out recommendations on the homescreen and just let you search for things. Thanks, YouTube! (We have a how-to if you want to get this enabled for yourself, of course.)
College football conferences: super confusing, ultimately made up, and surprisingly important to the future of entertainment. Oh, and if you haven’t seen The YouTube Effect yet, this podcast will still make total sense, but you should add it to your watch list for sure.
For no reason other than I immediately thought of it when Planet of the Bass landed, I implore you to watch (or re-watch) Elektronik Supersonik by Santo Cilauro (AKA Zlad), a YouTube classic.