Video

Lifestyle

YouTube expands mobile livestreaming capabilities to more users

TwitterFacebook

YouTube is making it even easier for people to livestream from their mobile devices (as if we needed another way to share our lives in real time.)

Android Police reported on Wednesday that YouTube is making livestreaming accessible to more users by doing away with the “1,000 subscriber or more” requirement to utilize the feature. Now, users with a subscriber base of any size can use the livestreaming feature.

YouTube originally had a requirement of 10,000 subscribers for users to go live on a tablet or mobile device, which was pretty demanding for the ordinary user. Then, back in April, the platform relaxed the requirement to 1,000 to better cater to anyone who wasn’t a major brand or viral vlogger with a massive following. Read more…

More about Tech, Mobile, Video, Youtube, and Conversations

Architecture

Police release cringeworthy video telling kids not to buy drugs

TwitterFacebook

We’re not sure what’s in the water Down Under, but Australian police like to try and outdo each other by having the country’s weirdest social media presence.

While you might have seen the Nickelback-hating work of the Queensland Police, Northern Territory Police is here to throw its hat in the ring with an ’80s-style safety video for the upcoming Darwin festival, Bass In The Grass.

It’s chockful of VHS-esque filters, throwback graphics, and of course, really, really bad acting. The video is definitely cringeworthy, but we think they were totally going for that.  Read more…

More about Watercooler, Videos, Video, Australia, and Police

Entertainment

Porn streamed on a train station video display and commuters definitely noticed

TwitterFacebook

Union Station is a transit hub in the nation’s capital, but on Monday night, it was briefly a porn hub.

The Washington Post spoke to a woman who posted a video of what appeared to be a PornHub video playing explicit content for a few minutes around 5:30 p.m. on a digital ad monitor. The woman has since removed the video and didn’t want to give her name, worried it’d be forever associated with pornography. 

But she said she was “pretty speechless” when the video switched to the porn. 

“I mean, it was really explicit porn being shown on this huge screen and no one could turn it off,” she told the Washington Post. Read more…

More about Video, Porn, Washington Dc, Transit, and Pornhub

Business

We Converted $100 Into As Many Currencies As Possible

A few years ago, passing by a currency-exchange shop, I wondered how long it would take to lose all my money in commissions and fees by trading cash back and forth between different countries’ bills and coins. I was curious, but not curious enough to lose my own money. Last summer, though, I persuaded my […]

Entertainment

Toddler’s ‘how to’ video proves she’s a way better mechanic than you

TwitterFacebook

When it comes to car stuff, not many of us are experts.

But thanks to the adorable stylings of a three-year-old YouTuber, you can finally get an idea of how to change your car’s oil. The host of the channel “Little How To Girl” can’t quite do all of the physical stuff, but she’s doing better at adulting than some adults we know.

And she does a pretty hilarious cover of “Kumbaya,” where the lyrics are replaced with “the oil’s draining, m’lord, Kumbaya.” 

Impressive.  Read more…

More about Watercooler, Videos, Video, How To, and Kids

Architecture

Mother duck and her chicks dodge cars in a nail-biting highway mission

TwitterFacebook

Catching animals *actually* crossing the road isn’t something you see much in highly-urbanised cities. Except maybe Australian cities, where the country’s wildlife often pop into people’s homes and out of their vehicles

But rather than dealing with snakes or spiders, motorists on a busy highway in Sydney on Sunday had to contend with a group of ducks crossing the road. And as a video shared by 7 News shows, it was a heart-stopping thriller.

Look out, ducks! 

While some cars screamed past the mother duck and her babies, narrowly avoiding them, other drivers were kind enough to slow down as the ducks made their way across the road. Read more…

More about Animals, Videos, Video, Highway, and Duck

Entertainment

Rapping ode to a country town will make you want to move to rural Australia

TwitterFacebook

One cool way to pass the time in an Australian country town? Enter the local short film competition.

#ShepPROUD is one such competition organised by the local council in Shepparton, Victoria, and the latest entry they’ve showcased on Facebook is a cracker.

Half tongue-in-cheek and half genuine praise, local guy Matt Magill has created a rap video, praising the community’s cultural diversity, thriving fruit industry, and penchant for “fake cows, real cows, and fake real cows.”

With sweet lines like “Nothing hurts like the home town blues, but folks here though will get you through and help you find something to do,” it’s clear that Greater Shepp is not just a “funny little town” but a strong community. And one with “plenty of pears and apples.” What more could you want? Read more…

More about Victoria, Video, Rap, Australia, and Shepparton

Entertainment

Vets have a powerful message for immigrant-hating trolls

TwitterFacebook

Twitter is filled with haters — including some prominent anti-immigration voices like ultra conservative Ann Coulter and Infowars’ Alex Jones — targeting immigrants and foreigners in the U.S. 

So a military veterans group called Vets Fight Hate teamed up with the Southern Poverty Law Center to take on the anti-immigration trolls roaming the internet.

The veterans reply with personal tweets and videos to any xenophobic and racist posts. They send messages of tolerance, acceptance and diversity — many explaining how they fought for this country and come from an immigrant family. About two million veterans, or 11 percent of all veterans, have an immigrant background. Read more…

More about Southern Poverty Law Center, Video, Immigration, Trolls, and Veterans

Entertainment

Sneaky TV contestant makes a whole nation lose the ‘circle game’

TwitterFacebook

High school wouldn’t have been the same without painful memories of the circle game.

You’ll know the one: Someone tries to get you to look at something below their waist, but it turns out to their hand — with their index finger and thumb arranged into a circle — meaning you’re in store for a jab on the shoulder.

While most of us have grown up and forgot about it, a dude by the name of Alex Macleod who was a contestant on Millionaire Hot Seat in Australia on Apr. 10.

Just watch him get a little itchy, then slyly throw one while the camera is on him, as per a video from Brown Cardigan. Read more…

More about Game Show, Video, Videos, Circle Game, and Australia

Entertainment

Here’s why adults stealing foul balls from children at the baseball is wrong

TwitterFacebook

Americans don’t quite get Australians, and it’s the same vice-versa. 

Like, what’s the deal with adults stealing or outmuscling foul balls from children at baseball games? 

Luckily we have the foul-mouthed wisdom of YouTuber, Ozzy Man Reviews, who’s here to breakdown what the hell is going through these people’s heads.

And yes, there is coarse language in this video. It’s an Australian, after all. Read more…

More about Baseball, Video, Videos, Ozzy Man, and Australia

Lifestyle

New video shows what the iPhone 8 might look like in shiny white

TwitterFacebook

Even though its launch date is likely September, we’ve already seen plenty — no, strike that, we’ve seen an enormous amount — of iPhone 8 concept images and videos. But for some reason, most of them focus on a possible black version of the upcoming phone. 

Now, a new concept video, created by Thiago M Duarte and Ran Avni and published on YouTube by ConceptsiPhone, remedies that by giving us a detailed look at what an iPhone that’s all screen on front might look in white. 

The concept adheres to some of the rumors about the upcoming iPhone; for example, it shows the fingerprint scanner under the glass of a nearly bezel-less screen. But it snuffs others; the rear camera, for instance, is positioned horizontally instead of vertically, contrary to recent reportsRead more…

More about White, Video, Iphone 8 Concept, Concept, and Rumor

Architecture

Watch: Powerful Maori haka spreads support for veteran’s mental health

TwitterFacebook

The haka is always a powerful show of Maōri culture and identity, but you can really feel the force in this one. 

Tuesday marked ANZAC Day, a day to commemorate Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in armed conflicts around the world. In recent years, it’s also been a day to recognise the impact that war has on the mental health of veterans.

It’s culminated in the Haka For Life, a show of support for men’s mental health. 

200 men, women and children performed the traditional war cry at Kings Park in Perth, Australia, according to The West Australian. And boy, it’s quite the show of passion. Read more…

More about Indigenous, Maori, Anzac Day, Video, and Videos

Tech

Gillmor Gang: Fossil Fuel

Gillmor Gang Artcard The Gillmor Gang — Doc Searls, Keith Teare, Frank Radice, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, April 21, 2017. Big Media meets the Big Algorithm as we reach subscription saturation. B=V/T: Self-service Bundling based on Value prioritized by Trust erases the distinction between short and long form. + G3: Denise Howell, Elisa Camahort Page, Kristie Wells, Maria Ogneva, and Tina… Read More

Entertainment

Watch the ‘Broad City’ women celebrate 420 with a truly magical smoke sesh

TwitterFacebook

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. 🎶 

And don’t Broad City characters Abbi and Ilana know it. The known weed fiends and best friends forever eased fan’s between-season withdrawals on Thursday. The show’s IRL creators and stars, Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, released a special “Hack into Broad City” Facebook video to mark stoners’ favourite date.

And things got pretty magical. Ilana replaced her diffuser’s essential oils with vape oil and the pair pretend to vape and pass, via Skype, as is their beloved tradition.

Except this time, it actually works! Either that, or they’re so high, they hallucinated a second pipe into existence. Read more…

More about Tv, Video, Weed, 420, and Ilana Glazer

Entertainment

Grown men go through a carwash in an open convertible, just for the LOLs

TwitterFacebook

They knew exactly how would go down. And yet, they did it anyway.

The LOLs are worth it for Australian radio presenters, Hamish and Andy, who sold all their bitcoin (!) in order to buy an old SAAB convertible. Why, you ask? Oh, just to drive it through a carwash on camera. 

You know, just to see what that’d be like. Silly? Yes. But will it bring a smile to your dial? Also, yes.

We imagine they’ve never been cleaner in their lives. Read more…

window._msla=window.loadScriptAsync||function(src,id){if(document.getElementById(id))return;var js=document.createElement(‘script’);js.id=id;js.src=src;document.getElementsByTagName(‘script’)[0].parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);};
_msla(“//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.5&appId=122071082108&status=1&cookie=1″,”facebook_jssdk”);More about Car Wash, Hamish And Andy, Watercooler, Video, and Convertible

Business

We Are A Nation Of Tax-Day Procrastinators

Have you done your taxes yet? If not, you’re far from alone. In 2015, according to data from the IRS, more than 20 million Americans — about one in seven filers — waited until the final week to file their federal income tax returns, which this year are due on April 18. (Quirks of the […]

Tech

Let’s Watch It! allows friends to watch & react to videos together on iMessage

 A new application for iMessage called “Let’s Watch It!” introduces an easy way for you to share and watch YouTube or Twitch videos with friends to watch together, as well as react to them, and even voice or video chat while viewing. The iMessage App Store doesn’t yet have a lot of breakout hits at this point, but group video chatting seems to be an exception. Last month,… Read More