Grumpy cat is kind of bummed she isn’t on our Lana Del Rey cover.
The ability to measure the reach of video loops signals Vine could become a platform for advertisers.
We took some drones out for a spin to test their durability under extreme (and not so extreme) conditions. In this battle, our drone goes up against a soccer ball flying at 67 mph. Check out the results.
Viners are getting in the summer spirit with magical pool tricks, neon sunsets, and time-lapse theme-park fun. Here are our favorites.
In only a year and a half of Vine, we’ve seen six-second loops of just about everything under the sun. With a recent dispatch from space, however, we’ve apparently moved on from underneath and are now broadcasting Vines from somewhere more adjacent to the sun.
Astronaut Reid Wiseman has posted the first-ever Vine video sent from space.
"What is this?"
"This is a t-shirt that was dipped in warm water 5 minutes ago."
"It’s almost liberating to have just six seconds to tell the story. You have to be very innovative about the approach you want to take."
NowThis News has hired Cody Johns, who will report exclusively through six-second Vine videos.
The founders of YouTube have released a new video app called MixBit. On first glance, it might seem MixBit is in direct competition with Vine or Instagram Video, but if it’s actually very different.
Instead of merely being able to share, view, and comment on videos from the stream or from people you follow on the service, MixBit allows you to add to and remix content uploaded by other users or yourself. Remixed videos can be up to an hour long.
Twitter video producer Ian Padgham recently shared some of his techniques for making six-second stop-motion Vines that you’ll watch over and over (and not just because of the looping function).
Daily Fast Feed Roundup
It’s Friday! Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know today:
- From our NSA secret surveillance tracker: The U.S. Army has banned access to The Guardian's NSA Prism scandal coverage.
- The Justice Department is investigating former Pentagon general James ‘Hoss’ Cartwright for allegedly leaking info about a massive cyber attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities.
- Facebook is testing out a new chat room feature that would compete directly with Google Hangouts.
- The day after Instagram’s video feature launched, mentions of Vine on Twitter dropped by half a million.
- The New York Times just profiled Wikipedia’s ‘benevolent dictator,’ Jimmy Wales, ‘the world-famous Internet entrepreneur who didn’t become a billionaire.’
- The U.K. government is the first to support three-person IVF, a practice in which babies are ‘made’ using three sets of DNA.
- Lance Armstrong says he wouldn’t have won the Tour De France with out doping.”I didn’t invent doping, and it didn’t stop when I stopped. I simply participated in a system…”
- The San Francisco-based accelerator Angelpad is going bi-coastal with a second head-quarters in NYC.
- Samsung now sells $13,000 organic light emitting diode (OLED) TVs. Its rounded design supposedly allows users to view the screen from all angles without the viewing experience being affected.
- The yet-to-be-seen Netflix show ‘Orange is the New Black’ has already been given the green light for a second season. Nobody’s even seen the first season yet.
- Watch out Apple, Google is entering the gaming arena with a gaming console, a smart watch, and a new version of its Nexus Q streaming console.
“This takes a very specific skill. So we’re going to be looking for people who aren’t famous for anything else other than they artistically figured out how to storytell in six seconds.”
How “Ryan Gosling Won’t Eat His Cereal” became a viral Vine video
The series of hilarious Vines is as clearly labeled as it is random: We see six-second clips of Gosling doing his thing in various roles as a slowly encroaching spoonful of cereal tries, unsuccessfully, to make its way into his mouth. Watch.