1. Tech

    See What Other People Are Watching With YouTube Trends Map

    If you've ever felt the urge to peek over the shoulder of a co-worker to see what video they're watching, YouTube has a new tool that's right up your alley. Today saw the release of YouTube Trends, which lets you get a look at what videos the rest of the country is tuned into on YouTube. You can even break down the data by user age and gender to make sure you're keeping up with the Joneses and not missing out on all the cat videos, trailers, and lip read dubs that your peers are into right this second. After all, you wouldn't want to look foolish, would you?

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  2. Gaming

    Buying Games Like Call of Duty Might Be a Moral Choice [Video]

    Violence and video games is a tricky subject, but it's just plain factual that many games -- like Call of Duty, for example -- sometimes license the use and depiction of actual firearms. As in, the virtual sniper rifle a player's using might be about as close to the real thing as a virtual sniper rifle gets. So, is buying Call of Duty or Battlefield a moral choice? That's what Mike Rugnetta and PBS Idea Channel explore in their latest and greatest video.

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  3. Science

    Hello, World: Folks Behind MinutePhysics Launch MinuteEarth [Video]

    You might recall that we here at Geekosystem enjoy the videos made by the good people at MinutePhysics. We certainly post them often enough. They're both amusing and informative, and that's pretty much the best thing the Internet at large can produce. Now we'll have even more amusing and informative videos to post! See, they've just launched MinuteEarth, which promises to cover science and stories about our planet. Their first video talks about the planet in a general sense, and how we've spread across it, but future episodes promise to be even better.

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  4. Gaming

    What’s the Ultimate Educational Tool? It Might Be Minecraft [Video]

      Could Minecraft -- a game that lets players essentially do anything and build anything they want -- be used by educators to teach students any subject, making it the ultimate educational tool? PBS Idea Channel seems to think so, and they're not alone. They cite some schools currently using the game to teach a wide range of subjects as well as game advocates calling for an increase in game-based learning. We love learning, and we love video games, so we're pretty much all for this.

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  5. Entertainment

    Here Are The Trailers You Missed If You Didn’t Watch The Super Bowl Last Night [Video]

    Didn't watch the Super Bowl? Not even for the commercials? We understand -- large men being paid huge sums of money to run into one another very, very fast isn't exactly everyone's thing. In fact, when we put it like that, it can even sound like a rather silly pastime. Or maybe, like yours truly, you watched the game on CBS's stream, and didn't see the big budget commercials the event is famed for, instead being subjected to that stupid Blackberry commercial like a bazillion times. Either way, you're short new trailers -- and some new footage, even -- from Iron Man 3 and Star Trek Into Darkness. Worry not, though -- you can check them out below. We won't even make you sit through a half hour of blackout to see them.

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  6. Gaming

    Conan’s Mr. Buttons Strikes Fear Into The Heart of Skyrim‘s Fauna [Video]

    In the latest addition to his "Clueless Gamer" series of videos, Conan O'Brien plays and reviews The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Here we see him scream at the sight of a woman, reenact junior high school conversations, and give surprisingly good advice on how to kill mammoths. I have to admit, he's making really good points about the game, just more bewilderingly and with less gamer jargon.

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  7. Tech

    Magic Machine Plays the Shell Game [Video]

    You know the shell game. This game is in magic shows, marketplaces, ballparks, you name it. You put a ball under one of three cups, move them around, and make your audience guess the cup. Here's a wooden machine that plays the shell game when you turn a crank. Nothing special, right? How wrong you are!

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  8. Weird

    A Bit of Trivia Regarding the History of Trivia [Video]

    How much trivia do you know? Probably quite a bit. How much do you know about trivia? Not as much, I'd guess. YouTuber jerimiahjw has come to fill that particular gap in your knowledge with his video outlining the history of trivia. Take a break from memorizing every English monarch born on Tuesday to watch this neat little video!

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  9. Weird

    My Pet Clam’s Only Trick: Eating Salt [Video]

    A clam's no pet, they said. Get a pet rock, they said. Well, the joke's on them! Wonder Clam can eat salt all day and all night! Next, she'll learn "shake hands" and before you know it, she'll be catching frisbees and jumping through hoops. Soon, she'll be doing a victory lap in front of the judges after she's named "Clam-of-Show." They'll see who's laughing then. That'll show 'em. That'll show 'em all!

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  10. Entertainment

    Get Your Fix of Game of Thrones with These 7 Takes on the Iconic Opening

    It's been over a month since the conclusion of season 2 HBO's Game of Thrones, and production of season 3 is set to begin in the next few weeks. We are unlikely to see the next season until April of next year. What the hell are we supposed to do until then? We at Geekosystem have provided you a quick hit of GoT by assembling some renditions of the opening credit sequence that we have grown so fond of. Enjoy!

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  11. Entertainment

    Game of Thrones Political Attack Ads are Pure Genius

    The Game of Thrones world is steeped in court intrigue and political maneuvering, but for all that it lacks something we take for granted: Democracy Political attack ads. The folks over at Mother Jones decided to put their tongues firmly in cheek and show us what attack ads from the land of Westeros would look like. C'mon, Joffrey, we want to see a birth certificate! See them all, after the break.

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  12. Space

    ISS Passes Over African Storms While the Milky Way Rises [Video]

    This all too brief time lapse video from the International Space Station shows our home planet with storms sparking over Africa. It's a breathtaking, if humbling, view, made all the more so by the enormous Milky Way galaxy rising behind Earth. Just a little reminder of how staggeringly huge and beautiful the universe is and how small we are.

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  13. Tech

    YouTube Announces the 10 Most Popular Videos of 2011

    It's hard to imagine a world without YouTube, as the video sharing service has entirely changed how we take in content on these wide interwebs. That's why the service's year-end retrospective covering the most popular videos of 2011 is so fascinating, as it features many of the vital videos that came to define this year. And that's both a good and bad thing.

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  14. Entertainment

    Here’s a Question: Which of These Musical Videos is More Nightmare Inducing?

    We're having a bit of a friendly discussion here at Geekosystem about two videos. One features the musical stylings of Pete Drake and his talking guitar, the other is a bizarre OtamaTone instrument with a "talking" rubber mouth. Both feature the tone-shaping ability of a mouth, or some kind of mouth, and both are thoroughly weird. But which is truly the strangest?

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  15. Tech

    YouTube to Launch Over 100 New Channels

    In a bid to move away from user-uploaded content, YouTube is announcing over 100 new channels with some fronted by big names in entertainment. The channels will feature original content for YouTube, and will be fully controlled by the channel's creators who can potentially bring in some advertising dollars via their channels. According to Business Insider, YouTube apparently shelled out huge advances, some up to $100 million, to get the content. The move is an interesting one for YouTube which has, since its launch, focused primarily on acting as a service for people to host and share videos. Though YouTube, with some help from its owners at Google, has made moves to introduce advertising and even feature-length films to the site's repertoire of videos, this seems like a much larger effort. New channels will begin coming online next month and continue over the next year. How this will play out for the cat video service, and whether or not YouTube can really hold its own with these new channels is yet to be seen. Read a full list of the new channels, after the break.

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