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Video Flashback: One Day, a Computer Will Fit on Your Desk

As the year is nearing its end, it’s nice to rewind and re-watch some of the predictions humans have made about the future. In this one particular video from 1974, science fiction writer Arthur C. Clark makes a prediction that’s not only technologically accurate but also culturally aware. He correctly states that we will have computers that will fit onto our desk, but it will also make us more mobile and flexible in where we live and how we move.

What are your predictions about the next year or the next thirty years?

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YouTube Mini-Movie Shows the Tragic Side of Our Mobile Life

Cell phones are supposed to improve our lives not replace it. If you have friends or boyfriends who can’t put down their shiny objects – show them this sad You Tube film. It has all the great characteristics of a tragedy: boy meets girl but uses mobile phone when cuddling, boy makes phone call in Nature while hiking with girl, boy proposes to girl with just one hand (the other is taking a selfie). You’re probably reading this on your smartphone aren’t you?

YouTube TLC “No Scrubs” Parody Discourages Vertical Video Mode

Do you shoot in vertical video mode? YouTube Chescaleigh is talking to you!

if your video is the dopest but it’s portrait
then it’s bogus
don’t want some hocus pocus up in adobe
to choke these bonus components
that shouldn’t show in your video
if you go with an aspect ratio that’s not the grossest
you need atonement, if you haven’t turned your phone yet

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YouTube Capture Lets You Share Your Videos Instantaneously to the Web

YouTube Capture is a great addition to Google’s arsenal of iOS apps, enabling users to shoot, edit, and share videos straight to YouTube. In a surprising tactical move, Google has chosen to launch the app in iOS for the moment, stating that the Android version is “in the future.”

The app is fairly basic, but an obvious development for the video giants whose YouTube app was one of the most popular this year in the app store. One of the best feature is the social sharing capabilities – you can publish and post your video to Facebook and Twitter within one application. Quick color corrections and free music makes video editing a bit more easy for quick publishing. If you are afraid of permanently augmenting your raw videos, YouTube assures that all of these “enhancements” can be undone via YouTube.com.

The videographer in you can also be assured that YouTube Capture disables shooting in vertical mode, so you won’t be seeing those simple mistakes on this app. Read more

iPad Smashed by Baseball Bat Video Earns Two Million Views

Simply titled “Brand new Ipad 2 getting smashed by a baseball bat,” the video embedded above has earned more than 2,002,600 views on YouTube.

UPDATE: This video was deceptively titled. It is actually an iPad 1 being smashed with a misleading video label.

Every time a new iPhone or iPad gets released, somebody videotapes themselves destroying it. Why are we fascinated by the destruction of expensive electronics?

It is a controversial video–earning more than 4,450 “likes” and 7,500 “dislikes” on the video network. In the highest rated comment on the video, one YouTube viewer wrote: “And we wonder why the rest of the world hates America.”