Did YouTube’s Karate Kid follow-up Cobra Kai sweep us off our feet?

Though we would have much preferred to dub this discussion of the new YouTube Red series, Cobra Kai, a “Roundhousetable,” we didn’t have enough participants available to attend a Fathom Events advanced screening on a weeknight. But the series premiere, which was screened at select theaters nationwide last week via…

YouTube is full of massively popular videos from self-professed “time travelers”

The scientific possibility of time travel has been dismissed over the years by one simple line of rhetorical questioning: If time travel is possible, then where are all the time travelers? Why haven’t they made themselves known? Why aren’t they warning us about the future? Well, according to a recent article on Mel,…

YouTube wants to use ads to "frustrate and seduce" you into paying for its subscription music service

Sounding a little bit like a pick-up artist pitching his latest “sure fire” scheme to trick women into sleeping with him, YouTube’s Head Of Music announced this week his intentions to “frustrate and seduce” the service’s users into paying for its planned subscription music service. Specifically, Lyor Cohen says he…

The Last Jedi answered a bunch of extremely nerdy questions about Star Wars' space combat

Just as The Simpsons’ Comic Book Guy inquired as to Itchy and Scratchy’s “magic xylophone,” so too have Star Wars fans sought to investigate the inconsistencies in the series’ space combat. Why must the Capital ships come so close to each other during combat? Why can TIE fighters fly through shields? How can a…

Alex Jones says YouTube is shutting him down, but it seems like he's actually full of shit

Last week, a report came out that human-sized garbage monster Alex Jones and his conspiracy theory distribution network InfoWars were facing a ban from YouTube after amassing two “strikes” against the video site’s policies on bullying and harassment. Specifically, Jones had supposedly gotten in trouble for videos in…

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Trailer for YouTube's Karate Kid sequel Cobra Kai sweeps the leg of nostalgia 

The rivalry between Johnny Lawrence and Daniel LaRusso from Karate Kid isn’t quite as legendary as some other great cinematic feuds, like Rocky and Apollo Creed or Batman and the Joker, but this teaser for YouTube Red’s Cobra Kai really wants you to think it is. That’s understandable, since the whole thing is banking…

YouTuber releases video criticizing face-swapping, immediately gets face swapped

Last week, in the wake of a slate of articles (like our own) detailing the use of machine learning to swap Nicolas Cage’s face into films throughout history, YouTuber Tom Scott released a video called “Faceswapping, Unethical Videos, And Future Shock.” It was a thoughtful explanation of the way the technology…