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Photography

Forget pricey pro cams, this YouTube star filmed a viral hit on a midrange DSLR

Viral video maker Scott Winn put his Red Epic aside to shoot his latest production entirely on Canon's midrange EOS 80D DSLR. The result is impressive, and proves it's more about the person behind the camera than the camera…
Photography

Towels make a cheap solution for DIY sound-absorption panels

For the YouTuber on a budget, old bath towels can improve the recording acoustics of a room by absorbing sound and reducing reverb. And if you follow the steps in this video, they won't look like garbage when hung on your walls.
Photography

Casio enters the 360-degree camera game in a really unique way

Casio's EX-FR200 could find a niche in the outdoor adventure market. It uses a unique, modular camera body that controls two separate lens/sensor units. It is also waterproof, freeze-proof, and impact resistant.
Cool Tech

YouTube video pits freeze ray vs. flamethrower. Need we say more?

Popular YouTuber The Backyard Scientist has pitted a homemade freeze gun against a flamethrower. The winner? All of us. Even if we're still not entirely sure what we're meant to have learned from the experiment.
Mobile

YouTube Red's benefits — no ads, ability to download — now apply to YouTube Kids

Wish the kids didn't have to watch those pesky ads? Or that they could download videos for offline viewing? Well, you're in luck -- YouTube Kids now integrates with YouTube Kids, meaning that kids can browse YouTube ad-free just like you.
Social Media

Facebook and Twitter reportedly offering YouTube stars lucrative ad revenue deals

Facebook and Twitter are implementing lucrative revenue sharing models in order to attract YouTube stars with the promise of advertising money. The strategies will include adverts being inserted into longer videos on Facebook.
Mobile

Immerse yourself in Rio (minus the Zika) with Google’s new Olympics features

Google is introducing a slew of features across its various properties in preparation for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Among the highlights are YouTube live-streams for selected events and a new Street View collection.
Cool Tech

Bright light! Watch an insane 20,000-Watt lightbulb test

Ever wondered what it's like to fire up a 20,000 watt lightbulb in your house? This crazy guy does exactly that, and although the results are, ahem, "illuminating." We really don't envy his next electricity bill though.
Movies & TV

Dwayne Johnson launches new YouTube channel to reach fans in fun ways

Dwayne Johnson has launched a new YouTube channel to reach fans in a way other than his film and TV projects. He highlighted what a "cool space to play in" the internet is, "deranged" as it may be.
Music

Apple’s simplified payment plan to stream music would make life expensive for rivals

Apple proposed a new simplified streaming music payment plan for songwriters and publishers that would make it much more expensive for Spotify and YouTube to offer free music streaming.
Social Media

Attempted coup in Turkey results in social media clampdown

Turkey saw a social media blackout on Friday during an attempted coup by the country’s military, with reports that Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube were all down. Live-streaming platforms are still being used to broadcast scenes on the…
Music

Vevo hits reboot, previews new features, teases subscription service

Vevo launched its biggest update today with a redesigned mobile app, new personalized video feed, and a more unassuming logo. Vevo plans to launch new original programming and have music experts curate playlists from different genres..