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YouTube is officially a teenager today

23rd April 2018 by Contrive Media

The very first YouTube video (allegedly) features Darude’s Sandstorm, plus one (probable) dick joke.

YouTube’s first video — an 18-second clip with over 48 million views, not a whole lot of action, and exactly one genital innuendo — was uploaded 13 years ago today. The now-teenage platform may have started as a dating site, but it’s since expanded its role to include everything from viral videos to a platform for influencers to screw up in front of the entire Read more…

Flights to Mars in early 2019?

12th March 2018 by Contrive Media

Elon Musk predicts flights to Mars will start in early 2019

Flights to Mars will begin early next year, the entrepreneur Elon Musk has predicted as he said man must colonise other planets before “World War Three”.

Mr Musk, whose company SpaceX is designing a rocket for interplanetary travel, estimated that “up-and-down flights” to the red planet should start in the first half of 2019. Read more…

Millenials Losing It Over Snapchat’s Redesign

12th February 2018 by Contrive Media

Snapchat users are pleading with the app to undo a redesign, which they say is “terrible,” “trash,” and “twisted.”

The company announced the update in November, but rolled it out this week. CEO Evan Spiegel said the update was meant to make the app “more personal.”

He said the Read more…