Review: /Drive on NBCSports

Unless you're living under a rock around here, you probably know that the guys from /Drive have moved from YouTube to the big time, well at least to a 3rd tier cable network. But don't take my cynicism as criticism. Lamentations of American programming for enthusiasts are unfortunately in abundance around these parts.… » 5/24/14 4:03pm 5/24/14 4:03pm

A Hacker Found GPS Data in the Audio of This Police Chase Video

It's incredibly noisy in the cockpit of a helicopter, and you'd assume the sounds you hear in any YouTube police chase video were just the deafening whine of the chopper's engine. But as one hacker discovered, that monotonous drone can actually hide some useful data, like the helicopter's GPS coordinates. » 2/03/14 11:38am 2/03/14 11:38am

Drunk Driver Confesses To Killing a Man in YouTube Video

Vincent Canzani was a 61-year-old Navy submarine veteran living in Ohio. Divorced with two daughters, he was an amateur photographer and a cigar connoisseur who'd just recently started working part-time at his favorite tobacco shop, the Tinder Box, in Columbus. Around three in the morning on Saturday, June 22,… » 9/06/13 1:43pm 9/06/13 1:43pm

Gymkhana 5 Viewed 5.1 Million Times In 24 hours

The video of Ken Block tearing up San Francisco in an insane Ford Fiesta — better known as Gymkhana 5 — was a creative success for a brand that's constantly having to one-up its own crazy adventures. We can now report it was a viral marketing success as well, with approximately 5.1 million views in just 24 hours. » 7/10/12 10:00am 7/10/12 10:00am

EXCLUSIVE: How The NFL Fumbled Chrysler's Commercial

Chrysler's Clint Eastwood ad was the most controversial commercial (for various reasons) of this year's Super Bowl. But it wasn't controversial enough that someone acting on behalf of the NFL should have had it pulled off YouTube. How and why they did it demonstrates just how easy it is for someone to falsely claim… » 2/07/12 1:30pm 2/07/12 1:30pm