Meet A Teenager Who Says He's A Swatter

A Runescape player was recently swatted while 60,000 people watched. When he tried to record a video about it, he broke down crying. A 19-year-old in Las Vegas was arrested for coordinating a swatting in Illinois. What motivates someone to take this dangerous step? I tracked down a self-professed swatter to find out. » 2/17/15 12:12pm 2/17/15 12:12pm

What People Get Wrong About PewDiePie, YouTube's Biggest Star

Four years ago, an account named "PewDiePie" uploaded a video to YouTube. It was about Minecraft. The video featured what sounded like a young man laughing heartily at an unlucky zombie that had gotten stuck in a tree. The commentary wasn't in English—it was in Swedish. » 12/19/14 4:58pm 12/19/14 4:58pm

YouTube Cofounder Just Bought (Part) of a Los Angeles Sports Team

Wealthy tech executives like investing in sports team for the same reason they like investing in restaurants: it guarantees them a seat. And YouTube cofounder Chad Hurley just bought a front row view of the Los Angeles Football Club, alongside co-owners Magic Johnson, Mia Hamm, motivational maniac Tony Robbins, and… » 11/03/14 11:23am 11/03/14 11:23am

YouTube Video of Brutal Killings at Sea Sets Off International Mystery

Three days ago, an extended video popped up on Youtube of five mariners being shot to death in the open ocean on the wreckage of their boat, as their killers guffaw and chatter from the decks of their larger crafts. Where was the footage shot? Who were the victims and their killers? So far, no one knows for certain. » 8/21/14 12:03pm 8/21/14 12:03pm

“Wheels On The Bus” On YouTube: A Distressed Father’s Guide

So my firstborn son is obsessed with "Wheels on the Bus," and will sing it at the slightest provocation, or with no provocation at all, really. He's three ("a young three," as noted by now multiple polite but clearly frazzled instructors at toddler-activity sessions he's disrupted by, for example, failing to… » 5/27/14 5:45pm 5/27/14 5:45pm

WFAN Just Obliterated Mike Francesa's Most Effective Marketer

WFAN Audio, the internet's largest repository of Mike Francesa clips, was decimated today, as WFAN/CBS issued takedown notices on hundreds of YouTube videos. This is only notable to that small subset of the population who cares what Francesa's up to, but that's kind of the point—even fewer people are going to care… » 4/24/14 4:05pm 4/24/14 4:05pm

Take the Bloody Shot with Skyfall Recreated in Grand Theft Auto

Over on the subreddit GTA Adventures there's a weekly challenge to film a recognizable scene from a movie. Up this week: the opening sequence from Skyfall. » 3/02/14 12:11pm 3/02/14 12:11pm

The 24 Most Amazing YouTube Videos of 1955 (or Any Year)

On Tuesday, former U.S. poet laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Charles Simic wrote on the New York Review of Books' web site about the pleasures of reliving his youthful experiences through the music and movies he could find on YouTube. When Gawker editor John Cook wrote to compliment him on the piece, Simic… » 12/31/13 12:46pm 12/31/13 12:46pm

Five Things Bing Does Better Than Google

We can't even pretend we're not enamored with Google here at Lifehacker, but there is life on the other side. While the quality of search results is largely subjective (contrary to what the Bing Challenge would have you believe), there are some things that are definitely better in Microsoft's garden. » 12/16/13 1:00pm 12/16/13 1:00pm

I Never Want to Stop Watching This Incredible Vine Compilation Video

Some blessed, benevolent soul who we only know as YouTube user Eric S has gone and created what will undoubtedly be the best 11 minutes and 38 seconds of your day—a compilation video of the best Vines of 2013 so far. And you're going to wish it never had to end. » 8/09/13 10:27am 8/09/13 10:27am

Extra! Ali Throws Punch, Hurts Man!

When Muhammad Ali beat Sonny Liston in their May 1965 title-bout rematch in Lewiston, Maine, a legend was born. Or, more accurately, a legendary controversy was born. Ali (who ditched his Cassius Marcellus Clay "slave" name for his Elijah Muhammad-sanctioned Muslim moniker after defeating Liston in their first title… » 7/17/13 11:32am 7/17/13 11:32am

YouTube Determines That NASCAR Does Not Have A Copyright On Everything…

Following yesterday's frightening crash in NASCAR's Nationwide Series DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona, controversy surged following NASCAR's decision to pull fan video of crash debris entering the grandstands. » 2/24/13 2:45pm 2/24/13 2:45pm

Here's Former Wide Receiver Ed McCaffrey's Super Cheesy Motivational…

It would be a slight exaggeration to say McCaffrey compares breaking his leg to 9/11 (see about 3:45 in), but he does say the two events are "forever linked together," which—correct us if we're wrong, anyone out there who immediately thinks of Ed McCaffrey's 9/10 broken leg on Monday Night Football every time they… » 10/27/12 2:35pm 10/27/12 2:35pm

Weekend Read: D Magazine on Young Tony Romo

Tony Romo, who is 32 and in his prime as an NFL quarterback, comes from an altogether different era. That's all I can draw from the current issue of D Magazine, in which Peter Simek drills down into a single high-school game to explain Romo's ascent from small-town jock-of-all-trades to a guy with the second-highest… » 9/08/12 8:15pm 9/08/12 8:15pm

The Porn Actor Who Dismembered His Lover And Mailed Body Parts To…

Luka Magnotta was a sometime gay porn actor and male escort. He posted a series of videos showing himself killing kittens. He killed an acquaintance, also on video, and cut him up, eating some pieces and mailing others to political parties. He was on HFBoards. Of course he was on HFBoards. » 6/05/12 10:00am 6/05/12 10:00am

Low-Budget Pitbull Imitator Produces Nauseating "Do The Mark Sanchez"…

There aren't too many lyrics here, other than "do the Mark Sanchez," and "heart of a champion," so it's hard to dispute their words with statistical evidence. (Of note: the call-and-response here is "Who's number one?" "We number one!" But "we" could really be the Jets or the performers.) Mark Sanchez isn't good,… » 11/04/11 2:10pm 11/04/11 2:10pm

EA Sports' New "Dive" Feature In FIFA 12 Could Have Been More Subtle

When you put out a football game every year (American or European), you're faced with the difficult task of keeping it fresh. To that end, one of the most hyped additions to FIFA 12 is the heralded Player Impact Engine. It's an "advanced procedural animation system tied with accurate collision physics," meaning… » 9/19/11 11:00am 9/19/11 11:00am

Here's Ringside Video Of The Controversial Mayweather/Ortiz Fourth…

From NESW Sports, "This youtuber was sitting near the front row, and he caught an awesome vid of the end of this fight that will, at the very least, be talked about for some time. Mayweather wins by knockout. But how did we get there?" » 9/18/11 2:21am 9/18/11 2:21am

OK, This Might Be One Of The Least Likely Sports Fetishes Of All Time

Turned on yet? This is just one of a huge collection of videos of women's soccer players spitting. That's all. Not playing. Not celebrating. Just spitting. The fact that they're clearly filmed directly off the TV screen makes it even creepier. » 7/28/11 11:35am 7/28/11 11:35am

This Is What Happens When You Do Ecstasy At Home By Yourself In Your…

He actually took a sedative to calm himself down a bit. Then, of course, he strips and dances around with a pacifier in his mouth. Because it's rave or die time, I assume. Mesmerizing. [ViaAlexBlagg'sTwitter] » 5/19/10 1:35pm 5/19/10 1:35pm