CD at High Speed in Slow Motion

Compact disc exploding in slow motion from The Slow Mo Guys on YouTube.

Gav and Dan, The Slow Mo Guys, record a compact disc (CD) explode at critical speed by spinning it on a vacuum cleaner motor. The motor makes a sickening whirring as it speeds up and eventually the CD explodes in an instant and a loud “POP!” The view in slow-motion is amazing but not even… Continue reading CD at High Speed in Slow Motion

YouTube Has Gone Native!

The logo/badge developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) for HTML5.

Today the Google-owned YouTube video-on-demand (VOD) and live streaming service that brought you kittens in teacups has switched to using the HTML5 native video tag by default. What does this mean? Up till now the majority of videos on YouTube have required the Adobe-produced Shockwave Flash plugin to play videos. However, over the years browser… Continue reading YouTube Has Gone Native!