There's a wonderful little corner of YouTube where stoic burly men wander deep into the woods and chop down tall trees with chainsaws. There's so much to love here: the beautiful nature scenery, the slow methodical cutting, and even the technical skill it takes to get certain trees to fall right where you want them. Here's a great starting point; enjoy falling into this Internet hole.
In a comically belated bid to raise the tone of its appalling comments sections, YouTube is removing dislike counts. It's the latest move by a tech giant tweaking a feature, developed innocently years ago, that has evolved into a destructive force for some people. Like and dislike counts have been cited by researchers not only… READ THE REST
23-year-old Youtuber Jimmy Donaldson, better known as MrBeast, has built a massive Youtube following (73.6 million subscribers and counting) by performing very, very expensive pranks. He's now the eleventh most-subscribed Youtuber, and some of his buzzy projects include a "Finger on the App" competition and a virtual restaurant called MrBeast Burger. As he has gained popularity… READ THE REST
Anti-science climate change deniers who depend on Google or YouTube ad revenue to spew their misinformation are outta luck. Google announced yesterday that it "will prohibit ads for, and monetization of, content that contradicts well-established scientific consensus around the existence and causes of climate change." This goes for "Google advertisers, publishers, and YouTube creators." The… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. It's hard to remember a time before apps — and no, not the kind they serve at your favorite dinner joint. From banking to talking to friends to shopping for houses,… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. As connected as we are to our cell phones — dedicating at least 3 hours of our day to screen time — sometimes the traditional handheld device isn't enough. Instead of… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Today's world is all about smart systems, from refrigerators and thermostats to, well, just about everything. And if you're looking for a career change that offers some real opportunity, learning about… READ THE REST