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YouTube Launches Paid Subscriptions; Making the NFL Safer & More

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Movies in Google Street View

The greatest, most iconic places from the silver screen can be revisited via Google Maps, thanks to Google Street Scene. The engrossing site contains screenshots from the locations of famous scenes in movies. According to EW, the site was created by Tre Baker, who focuses on finding day scenes in movies that have streets, porches or sidewalks.




Ready to Pay for YouTube?

YouTube is preparing to launch paid subscriptions for some channels on its platform. The service has reached out to some channel producers and asked them to submit applications to create channels that you would have to pay to access, somewhere between $1 and $5 per month, reports AdAge.




20 Things in 2012

Syzygy is back with its "20 things" graphic. The picture features 20 things that happened on the Internet in 2012 in one big illustration. Can you spot them all? The site will features clues after Feb. 2, and if you tweet the page with #20things you can win the post signed by the illustrator, Niark1.




The First Artwork

In 1956, a young man used a $238 million military computer for a task that marks the beginning of computer graphics -- he drew a curvy woman on the cathode ray tube screen. The Atlantic has a fascinating explainer of a time when computers required military budgets to operate, and the IBM programmer who created the first digital artwork. Photo via The Atlantic.




How Tech is Making the NFL Safer

Ahead of Super Bowl Sunday, Fast Company discusses the issue of player safety -- a hot topic in football, since a fight on the field can be almost as devastating as being in a car accident. But while redesigning the game seems to be the only way to truly make it concussion-free, some innovations in tech and design might help keep the players safer.

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