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These floppy disks play ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ better than Cobain

You've never heard Nirvana like this. Photo: Arganalth

You’ve never heard Nirvana like this. Photo: Arganalth

Arganalth, a 23-year old engineer from Lille, France gives old computer hardware a second life by creating electrical orchestras in a suitcase.

His latest masterpiece plays Nirvana’s “Smell’s Like Teen Spirit,” only instead of strumming the cords on a Fender Mustang, all the distortion and rock is provided by a couple floppy disks and hard disk drives, with a Raspberry Pi as the conductor. It’s one of the most popular new music videos on YouTube right now, and it doesn’t take like to appreciate why.

Listen to the full performance below:

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Skydiver’s lost GoPro gives us all a nauseating ride

The GoPro camera that recorded this shot flew off the skydiver's helmet a shorttime later and survived the fall. Photo: Kristoff Orstadius/YouTube

The GoPro camera that recorded this shot flew off the skydiver’s helmet a short time later — and survived the fall. Photo: Kristoff Orstadius/YouTube

An extreme video that might be seen as a testimonial to the ruggedness of GoPro cameras probably won’t attract people to the sport of skydiving.

A GoPro camera that fell off a skydiver’s helmet in Sweden was found intact and the finder, in an attempt to reunite the camera with its owner, posted the dizzying video it contained to YouTube.

The camera flew off the helmet within the first minute of the jump from roughly 3,000 feet and began spinning, the browns, golds and greens of the Earth smearing in a swirl that, while pretty to look at, puts the viewer’s equilibrium off-kilter.

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Lethal chameleon tongue does not disappoint in slow-mo

BBC Earth Unplugged/YouTube

Meet the world’s most deadly tongue. Photo: BBC

Gene Simmons has a show-stopping demonic tongue wag. But it’s nothing compared to the tongue action of a panther chameleon.

BBC Earth’s web series Earth Unplugged put the quirky chameleon in its slow-motion studio, shooting him at meal time at 1,500 frames per second, then playing it back 60 times slower than real time.

This chameleon’s tongue can shoot out of its mouth at a speed that’s four times faster than the highest acceleration of a fighter jet. The slow-mo treatment allows the viewer to appreciate the artistry of both the filmmakers and their hungry star.

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Vessel’s new subscription service gives you one more reason to cut the cord

Get a year of early YouTube access for free. Photo: Vessel

Get a year of early YouTube access for free. Photo: Vessel

Imagine getting early access to videos from your favorite YouTube channels, like Good Mythical Morning or Smosh.

Now imagine paying for the privilege.

Vessel, from former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar and CTO Richard Tom, proposes you do just that: pay $2.99 per month to get your videos three days earlier than the rest of the internet.

You’re not alone if you think this is a tough sell to a market obsessed with getting things for free, but Hulu Plus (which offered shows seven days earlier for a fee) did pretty well with the model, becoming the fastest paid subscription service, according to Kilar.

The team has also made the first year of Vessel for free, so that will help.

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Relive all 13 minutes of Apple’s iconic silhouette ads in one video

Dance like everyone is watching. Photo: Apple

Dance like everyone is watching. Photo: Apple

Do you remember the first time you saw one of these cool iPod & iTunes commercials? Surely you were impressed with the motion, the cool white earbuds and silhouetted dancers, and the hip soundtrack pulsing out from your TV. It was like nothing we’d ever seen before.

Ciat/Day’s iconic silhouette ads captured the cool of the iPod brand without trying to make us identify with any specific actor or band (at least at first). The iPod came out in 2001, but it wasn’t until 2004 that it had any kind of mass-market success, due to both the fact that iTunes went PC, and these ads.

You can now watch all 22 of these iconic ads in one long, 13 minute stretch, thanks to the Steve Jobs Documentary YouTube Channel.

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Terrifying video shows why skydiving is worst time for a seizure

Christopher Jones was unconscious during a skydiving lesson but his jump master reached him in time to pull his chute. Photo: Sheldon McFarlane/YouTube

Christopher Jones was unconscious during a skydiving lesson but his jump master reached him in time to pull his chute. Photo: Sheldon McFarlane/YouTube

Australia has a flying superhero and his name is Sheldon.

A camera mounted on the helmet of his helmet captures Sheldon McFarlane’s successful pursuit of an unconscious skydiving student during a terrifying freefall last November in Australia.

In a YouTube video posted on Sunday, the student, Christopher Jones, is seen rolling on his back as he suffers a seizure during a dive. McFarlane races to Jones, his hand reaching into the frame to pull the parachute’s ripcord. It took McFarlane two attempts to reach Jones.

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iPad drummer’s fingers wearing out en route to 100 songs

The fingers of Apple Man keeps up to Marilyn Manson's The Beautiful People. Photo: Apple Man/YouTube

The fingers of Apple Man keeps up to Marilyn Manson’s The Beautiful People. Photo: Apple Man/YouTube

Apple Man, the “sickest” drummer on virtual skins, added black nail polish to his fast-flying fingers in his latest YouTube video to display his iPad-pounding prowess.

We never see his face, so there’s no telling whether he went full Marilyn Manson with the makeup when he produced a drum cover video on Feb. 26, drumming on the iPad to the song, The Beautiful People.

Apple Man of Japan prefers to remain anonymous, but as you can probably tell by the name, he is a fan of Apple products. He is always willing to share his drumming passion with Cult of Mac readers.

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Happy Birthday, YouTube: 10 years in one brilliant edit

YouTube celebrates its tenth year running with this massively entertaining edit. Photo: YouTube

YouTube celebrates its tenth year running with this massively entertaining edit. Photo: YouTube


Grumpy Cat, T-Shirt-guy, Leave Brittany alone! Steve Jobs, Barack Obama, Bill Gates. Music videos, TV episodes, vlogs, and — of course — PewDiePie.

That’s just a small sampling of the amazing video compilation edit you can see right now on YouTube, created by Luc Bergeron, director and video editor for YouTube, to celebrate ten years of the Google-owned video portal.

Take a look at this amazing edit of 198 YouTube videos below and be ready to thrill to all the video memes you already know, plus a ton you might have missed.

Can you imagine a time without the ubiquitous video service, available on every video device you have, from your iPhone and iPad to Mac to smart TV? YouTube has re-defined the way we create and consume video from the moment it came into being, and we love this retrospective for reminding us.

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Learn to make hot wet rice with a $2,000 gadget on the funniest cooking show ever

The Katerings are ready for their close up. Photo: Lead Balloon TV

The Katerings are ready for their close up. Photo: Lead Balloon TV

If you’ve been longing for a cooking show with smart writing, attractive hosts and a ton of sexual innuendo, look no further than The Katering Show, where Aussies Kate McLennan and Kate McCartney smile for the camera while comparing too-expensive German multi-mixers to gangbangs.

“So, ‘What is a Thermomix?’ I hear anyone under the age of 33 ask,” says the perky McLennan. “It’s a blender, a microwave, an ice bucket and a set of kitchen scales. It’s a gangbang of kitchen appliances that’s created a futuristic robot saucepan. It’s the kind of appliance that your rich mother-in-law gives you as a wedding gift because she doesn’t think you can cook. Or something that you buy yourself because you’ve always wanted to join a cult, but you don’t have the energy for the group sex.”

Right? Now you need to watch the funniest cooking show I’ve ever seen, with the episode about making risotto (hot wet rice) in a gadget that looks like (and costs like) it might have come out of Jony Ive’s design shop.

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Live stream: Tim Cook and Obama talk cybersecurity

Tim Cook Photo: Apple

Tim Cook Photo: Apple


Tim Cook and President Obama are attending today’s White House Cyber Security Summit to talk about a range of issues facing the U.S. tech industry.

Mark Zuckerberg, Marrisa Mayer, and Google CEO Larry Page all decline invites to the summit where Obama is expect to urge tech firms to share data with the government. While Silicon Valley’s elite have snubbed the event, Cook’s appearance could be a big deal in his effort to advocate for the importance of privacy for users. Tim Cook’s appearance is expected soon, while President Obama is scheduled to take the stage at 2:15 ET.

You can watch a live feed of the summit below:

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