On this day in 2009, Psy’s Gangnam Style music video became the first YouTube clip in the history of the internet to surpass one billion views. We aren’t sure if this was the beginning of the mass appreciation of K-pop in the west, that isn’t our department. However, it is hard to deny that the Gangnam Style song has a very catchy hook, and the video is an interesting, fun, and cheeky view into Korean popular culture.
At the time of writing, Gangnam Style’s watch count has exceeded 4.2 billion views. If that figure disturbs you, please brace yourself for the news that the Baby Shark Dance video by Pink Fong has garnered more than double that amount of views, and is heading towards being the first-ever video with 10 billion views in the not-too-distant future. Gangnam Style isn’t even a top 10 all-time YouTube videos at the time of writing, as it was nudged into 11th place by Phonics Song with Two Words by ChuChu TV.
If you are a YouTuber, as well as deploying a ridiculous open-mouthed thumbnail, it seems that the recipe for success is an irritating earworm. Now get on with it, or just read below for a summary of today’s other great tech news nuggets.
PC tech news
- Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB DDR5 memory reaches 6,400MHz
- LG’s first gaming laptop has an RTX 3080 and 11th Gen Intel CPU – to launch at CES 2022
- Chatreey TK11 mini PC has an Intel Tiger Lake processor and built-in speaker
- How will Intel drive Moore’s Law in the angstrom era? Novel materials, stacked transistors, and more will take us beyond the introduction of our RibbonFET transistor in 2024 – says Pat Gelsinger
- Secretlab has partnered with CDPR for a Titan Evo 2022 The Witcher Edition gaming chair
- SSD for audiophiles is also interesting for using pseudo-SLC (pSLC) mode
- GOG Galaxy PC client bug is currently preventing PC displays from turning off
- Ghost Recon Breakpoint NFT sales have so far generated less than US$400 in sales
- Sonic the Hedgehog port for the C64 is now available for download
- Garuda Linux: A distribution tailored entirely for gamers
- Nvidia releases GeForce 497.29 WHQL Game Ready drivers, optimised for GTFO, adds DLSS to Horizon Zero Dawn