Man Eats 100 Peeps in 2 Stomach-Turning Minutes

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Peeps are both a blessing and a curse upon the Easter season On one hand, it's tough to resist these adorable little marshmallow critters. On the other, they're not something you actually want to ingest. That's why this video from competitive eater Matt Stonie will bring you and your dentist to tears. In the clip, Stonie manages to eat 100 pink and yellow Peeps in just over 2 minutes See also: 5 Peeps Meet Their Violent Demise The fun starts about a minute into the video, and it is truly a sight to behold. Watch as Stonie pushes row after row of marshmallows into his mouth, pausing only for gulps of water. Read more »

Google’s Project Tango Will Power NASA Robots in Space

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Just two months after Google announced Project Tango — an experimental Android-powered smartphone with 3D sensors — its Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) team is working to get a prototype inside the International Space Station to assist NASA astronauts with chores and tasks. The 5-inch smartphone, which comes with 3D-tracking and mapping capabilities via its camera, will be attached to a robot (on a robotic platform called NASA Spheres) with the ability to navigate the station. The Spheres robots will work in zero-gravity and help those on board the International Space Station See also: 7 Oddball Things Found on the Space Station Read more... More about Google , Space , Nasa , Apps Software , and Us World Read more »

Maker Has Already Accepted Disney’s Acquisition Offer

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Despite a last-minute counteroffer from a rival media company, Disney's acquisition of Maker Studios will not only proceed — it's already been voted on and approved. In its Monday afternoon statement indicating the Disney acquisition would go forward, the powerful YouTube multichannel network did not even acknowledge the 11th-hour bid from Relativity Media. See also: Disney Has a New Rival in Bid for Maker Studios Though the vote had been expected Tuesday, a source with knowledge of the deal said Monday that the it already been taken to approve the deal, which still needs regulatory approval. The statement from Maker backed up that claim. Read more... More about Youtube , Disney , Business , Media , and Maker Studios Read more »

Puns Are Coming: 15 ‘Game of Thrones’ Jokes

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Brace yourself — puns are coming. Comedians and diehard Game of Thrones fans Dave Barclay and Matt Kowall have some clever jokes to help you laugh through season four See also: 10 'Game of Thrones' Tumblrs for Your Daily Dose of Westeros In honor of their wittiness and our love for all things GoT , Mashable illustrated their funny gags that rival even your dad's best one-liner. Though the pain of the "Red Wedding" may still be fresh, let these brutally funny jokes help you laugh away your tears. Read more... More about Meme , Humor , Jokes , Tv , and Game Of Thrones Read more »

10 Countries With the Most Google User Data Requests

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Google released its latest Transparency Report Tuesday, focusing on law, policy and access to information online. The report revealed the number of law enforcement agency requests that Google and YouTube received from each country in 2013. It also listed the percentage of requests with which the company actually complied. See also: These 10 Real-Time Visualizations Put the World in Perspective Law enforcement agencies in the U.S. submitted 21,492 requests for data on Google users last year, which was by far the highest number on the list. According to the report, Google produced at least some amount of data for 83% of those requests Read more »

Baby Judo Match Will Kill You With Cuteness

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Self-defense has never been so cute. In a video uploaded to YouTube last week, two tykes barely old enough to use a sippy cup duke it out in a baby judo competition. At such a young age, the moves involve less Chuck Norris-style sparring and more gentle nudging until one of them falls down. See also: Babies Eating Lemon Is Best Use of Slow-Motion Camera It's a tough match to call — if you bow so forcefully that you knock yourself over, does that count as a point for you or your opponent? Regardless, they'll both win your heart. Watch it go down, above BONUS: 9 Children's Book Morals for Adulthood Read more... More about Youtube , Viral Videos , Babies , Watercooler , and Videos Read more »

Tay Zonday’s Tips for YouTube Success

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Tay Zonday found success back in 2007 when he decided to experiment on a new video sharing platform called YouTube . His song "Chocolate Rain" became one of the earliest viral hits on the site, and remains among the top videos ever with more than 96 million views. But don't rush to call him a one-hit wonder. His YouTube channel currently boasts more than 830,000 subscribers, and his "greatest hits" playlists does not have a single video with less than 1 million views. See also: When YouTube Stars Make a Movie, Superfan Marketing Is Baked In YouTube success aside, Zonday still struggles to figure out how his talents will translate off your computer screen. "Maybe myself and the world are still figuring out what to do with that uniqueness," he says in an interview with Mashable's Lamarr Wilson. "While I am widely known, widely recognized, [I'm] still looking for the perfect role for that young looking dude with a deep voice." Read more... Read more »

Branded Viral Videos: The Secret Marketing Weapon

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Dove’s “ Real Beauty Sketches .” Kmart’s “ Ship-Your-Pants .” Volvo’s “ The Epic Split feat. Van Damme .” It’s clear that viral videos aren’t just low-quality, fan-made shots or off-the-cuff scenes from everyday life. Brands are now fully immersed in the viral video world. Ads continue to move from print and broadcast to digital and mobile, and we are seeing them everywhere See also: 5 Best Practices for Creating Viral Branded Videos Brands are now looking to connect with their audiences in a way that not only provides enjoyment to the viewer, but also aligns with the qualities that companies want to embody — what were once brick-and-mortar businesses are now becoming adroit visual storytellers. Many industry experts consider video to be marketing's new frontier, be it through YouTube or short stories on Instagram , Vine and Snapchat . But creating a successful video is more of an art than a science Read more »

Game Developers Ditch YouTube Reality Show After Uncomfortable First Day of Filming

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Bring in well-established indie game developers. Add a lot of cameras and premise for a YouTube reality show. Then throw in serious product placement from Mountain Dew and stir up accusations of producers manipulating cast members to get reactions. If all accounts are accurate, this is how potential reality show GAME_JAM ended production after only one day, as the 11 indie developers asked to participate left the set in anger. The show was a production of Maker Studios' subchannel Polaris, which focuses on games and gaming culture. Read more »

Turkish Government Closes Twitter-Ban Loophole as Elections Turn Violent

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The Turkish government's campaign to censor the web continued Saturday night after most local Internet service providers "intercepted" Google's Domain Name Service, the tech giant said The move comes after the government blocked access to YouTube and Twitter in the run up to Turkey's local elections. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan recently said he would "eradicate" Twitter . See also: 'Twitter, Mtwitter!': Turkish Prime Minister's 9 Craziest Quotes About Social Media The contentious election turned violent Sunday, as people began to cast ballots, with reports of clashes between opposing sides resulting in eight deaths. Read more... More about Google , Youtube , Twitter , Turkey , and Us World Read more »