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Man Goes to Prison for Threatening Eric Cantor on YouTube

A man named Norman LeBoon is headed to prison after making threats to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a video posted to YouTube. In the clip, the 38-year-old LeBoon called the Republican "a liar" and "a Lucifer," and promised to shoot him. LeBoon pleaded guilty to the charges in November, and, on Thursday, was sentenced to two years in prison, along with an additional three years of...

Google Adding 'Channels' to YouTube, Looking to Compete With TV

Google is looking to make some major changes to YouTube in an attempt to keep up with the expansion in services that allow users to stream content directly to their TVs. Sources close to the matter told the Wall Street Journal that YouTube is planning to introduce new channels on the site, featuring both professionally produced, original content, as well as content that already exists on the...

Vimeo App Finally Hits the iPhone With Video Editing and Watch List

We met up with Vimeo's Andrew Pile down at SXSW to get an early look at the company's long-awaited iPhone app, which hit the App Store this morning. The new app gives you access to your videos, likes and 'Watch Later' list, all constituting a much-needed alternative to Vimeo's current mobile optimized site. The free app's built-in video editor offers an alternative to Apple's $4.99 iMovie with...

The Biebs's 'Baby' Dominates YouTube With 500 Million Views

Oh, Justin Bieber. How did the Internet even cope before you were around? His music video for 'Baby' just surpassed 500 million views, making it the most viewed video in YouTube history. But with 1.1 million "dislikes," the video also, and ever so slightly, edges out Rebecca Black's 'Friday' for the distinction of most hated. Basically, Bieber's stuff is the most watched, most disliked, and...

Hacker Goes to Prison for Broadcasting Porn on Moscow Billboard

Last year, a hacker named Igor Blinnikov infiltrated a video billboard, and used it to broadcast porn above a busy road in Moscow. Though the 40-year-old prankster eventually confessed to the crime, calling it a "bad joke," he wasn't able to avoid his legal comeuppance. Today, Blinnikov was sentenced to 18 months in prison. Blinnikov reportedly hijacked the billboard from the comfort of his...

Julian Assange as Couch Surfer

The notoriously nomadic Julian Assange has never sought refuge on our couches, but if he ever did, we wouldn't be terribly surprised if he acted the way he does in this clip, which is allegedly based on an "absolutely true story." Directed and written by Allison Silverman (the former head writer of 'The Colbert Report'), the short features David Rees in a Warhol-esque wig, playing the...

Viral Ads Grow Ever More Subtle -- But Are They Effective?

Remember the video of the mysterious hacker taking over the video monitors in Times Square? The one we were all sure was fake, probably? Well, the cynical among you can strike a smug pose because not only is the video fake, it's a viral ad for the upcoming Bradley Cooper vehicle 'Limitless.' Miss it? Scroll to 1:26, when the hacker tackles the big screen. Oh, whaddya know, that screen is...

Times Square Video Screens Allegedly Hacked With iPhone

YouTube user BITcrash44 recently posted a video in which he allegedly plasters his image all over Times Square's TV screens, using only his iPhone and a transmitter. If the video is to be believed, BITcrash44 apparently created a transmitter capable of taking over any screen within a certain vicinity, allowing him to replace some of Times Square's ads with his own video. After recording a...

The Brains Behind 'Brain,' World's First PC Virus

The world's first PC virus, known as 'Brain,' was brought to life 25 years ago by two brothers in Pakistan. Mikko Hypponen, a researcher at F-Secure, was among the first to analyze Brain, and, after reverse engineering the virus, eventually discovered a hidden nugget of information. Buried within Brain's code was a short block of text, which revealed the phone number and address of the place...

London's W Hotel Snaps Photos of Environment, Screens Them On Its Skin

One of the more impressive lighting design projects we've seen lately is this installation by Jason Bruge Studio, which appears on the facade of London's W Hotel and manages to be that rare mix of high concept, high tech, and lovely execution. Cameras mounted on the hotel's roof record the surrounding landscape. A software program then converts the images into panoramas, compresses the...

With Groom in the Hospital, Couple Gets Married via Skype

Share On her wedding day, 27-year-old Helen Oh found herself standing alone at the altar, in front of 500 friends and family. Samuel Kim, her husband-to-be, wasn't by her side, and wasn't even in the same building. But the Big Day still ended on a high note, thanks to some resourceful improvisation, and a Skype connection. A few days before the wedding, Kim came down with a serious lung...

Nintendo Announces Netflix on the 3DS

At the Game Developers Conference earlier today, Nintendo announced that everyone's favorite movie-streaming service, Netflix, will make its way to the 3DS this summer. Subscribers will be able to watch videos over Wi-Fi on the handheld's higher-resoution top screen, which happens to be the same display with the funky 3-D effect. Might there be streaming 3-D movies in Nintendo's future?...

Researchers Use Cell Phone Videos to Educate in Developing World

Most aid-based initiatives in the developing world have traditionally involved substantial amounts of money and manpower. But a team of researchers from the University of Illinois have come up with a more efficient and cost-effective way to deliver instructional materials to poor countries: animated cell-phone videos. As part of a new project called Scientific Animations Without Borders, the...

Kanye's 'All of the Lights' Video Can Trigger Seizures, Epilepsy Group Says

Kanye West's new video for 'All of the Lights' features, well, a lot of lights -- so many, in fact, that it could cause some people to have seizures. Epilepsy Action, a U.K.-based awareness organization, has reportedly urged YouTube to pull the video, claiming that the strobe light-intensive clip had already elicited seizures in viewers with certain epileptic conditions. YouTube duly removed...

Google Discusses Broadcasting Live NBA, NHL Games on YouTube

Last year, when YouTube broadcast an Indian Premier League Cricket tournament, rumors began to circulate about Google's plans to show more live sporting events on the video site. Now Google, the NBA and the NHL are discussing a plan to broadcast entire live games on YouTube -- possibly as soon as this fall or winter, according to Bloomberg News. Clearly, Google wants to broadcast live sports on...