Netflix continues to be a powerhouse in stand-up comedy specials.
YouTube may be derided as full of cat videos, but as Facebook pushes aggressively into YouTube's video turf, Susan Wojcicki says it should stick to baby pics.
Look at this coyote. Food is right in front of him. It follows him around, like a sack lunch on legs. "Oh, they're great friends," you say as you watch the video, smiling. A click and the link has been copied to your clipboard. Up it goes on your Facebook and Twitter feeds.
Deepfakes is the person credited with inventing faceswapped videos, the deeply NSFW subreddit mostly filled with faceswapped pornography starring famous non-porn performers, or generically, faceswapped videos, usually created with Fakeapp, a tool that vastly simplifies the creation of deepfakes. (more…)
Commentary: If the YouTube star wants to know how far his image has fallen, a "Saturday Night Live" sketch offers a clue.
UC Berkeley economist J Bradford DeLong's wide-ranging Reinvent interview covers a lot of ground, but is especially fascinating on the long-term trajectory of small businesspeople who bet their commercial futures on platforms -- he uses Uber drivers as an example, but this has implications in lots of sectors. (more…)
It might not fly, but Luca Iaconi-Stewart's ultimate paper Boeing 777 does have retractable landing gear and more than 300 tiny seats.
The 15 Second Horror Film Challenge is an annual competition run by a nonprofit (you have until Oct 2018 to get your entries in for next year). This year's top twenty has some entries that literally made the hair on my neck stand up, especially Luma Films' Good Night, which is an especially good take on a recurring horror theme. More of my favorites below. (via JWZ) (more…)