A modder created his own three-screen Project Valerie laptop using glue, hinges

One YouTuber revealed how he recreated Razer's Project Valerie prototype gaming laptop using two USB-based screens, door hinges, and epoxy glue. The result is a wobbly multi-screen laptop with two foldable screens glued on.

Users of iOS can now control Chromecast from their iPhone’s lock screen

YouTube for iOS is getting an important update for Chromecast users -- the ability to control the cast from the lock screen. Not only that, but users will also now be able to control their cast from their Apple Watch.

Using nothing but YouTube tutorials, woman built house from the ground up

In this generation of self-starters and self-made women and men, do-it-yourself isn't just an option, it's a way of life. And if there's not an app for that, chances are there's a YouTube video for it.
Cool Tech

German madman’s fully automatic crossbow will have you laughing maniacally

YouTuber Jörg Sprave has built a fully-automatic crossbow, using a cordless drill and gear mechanism to create a weapon that fires bolts just like a machine gun. We're being very nice to him.

How to improve your product photography for less than $10

YouTuber Savvy Seller has taken the time to show off her cheap and simple solution to better product photography. She uses a box, a few sheets of diffusion, and a pair of lights to improve any product shots.
Virtual Reality

With support for 360-degree YouTube videos, PlayStation VR lets you see more

If you ever felt that there wasn't enough content to justify buying a PSVR headset, that may have just changed, as Sony has now added support for YouTube's expansive library of 360-degree videos.

YouTube in-app messaging goes live in Canada first

YouTube's messaging service, previously invite-only, is now live for all Canadian users of the YouTube app on iOS and Android. For the first time, users can share content in private conversations entirely within the app.

Nikon KeyMission 360 cams will live-stream the presidential inauguration

The USA Today Network is looking to the power of virtual reality to create an unprecedented online viewing experience for the presidential inauguration on January 20. Nikon KeyMission 360 cameras will live-stream the event to YouTube.
Social Media

YouTube's live-stream will put you in the middle of Inauguration Day festivities

On January 20, President-elect Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. And of course, to help you stay abreast of all the action, YouTube will be live-streaming inauguration coverage.

You can now pay YouTube to pin your pithy comments in live-stream chat rooms

Live-stream viewers have a new way to make sure their favorite YouTube stars see their comments. By paying a fee from $1 to $500, the comment is pinned in the chat for an extended period of time.

Popular YouTuber shows how the 1980s' gaming 'light guns' actually worked

In his latest video, popular YouTuber 8-Bit Guy shows us how two “must-have” bits of 1980s' gaming tech -- the Light Pen and NES Zapper gun -- actually worked. It's surprisingly fascinating stuff.
Home Theater

Samsung app update suggests Chromecast-like streaming on HDTVs

Potentially useful for anyone that's interested in purchasing a new Samsung television, a recent app update alludes to the addition of mobile device casting from popular video apps like YouTube and Hulu.