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Watch fire tornado swirl and blaze in 4K slow-motion

Watch fire tornado swirl and blaze in 4K slow-motion

Fire tornados — they’ll all the fun and terror of a regular tornado, only coupled with a hellish blaze that promises to burn up whatever the tornado fails to teardown. We’ve all seen the video of a giant fire tornado formed in the midst of a wildfire, and there’s that one time a bunch of whiskey ended up in a twisting blaze during a severe storm. This latest fire tornado, though, is the result of a ring of box fans.

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YouTube pledges legal support for creators in copyright battles

YouTube pledges legal support for creators in copyright battles

Google's YouTube has announced a new program that aims to support creators on the service when they become the targets of copyright claims. In select cases, when a video creator is being unfairly targeted with copyright takedown requests when in fact their content is protected under "fair use" guidelines, YouTube says it will provide up to $1 million to cover legal costs in the event of a lawsuit. In addition, YouTube will keep the video in question live on the website as a sign of support.

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Cast live streams content to friends and family around the world at the same time

Cast live streams content to friends and family around the world at the same time

Friends and family might be scattered all over the world but you can still watch movies or other content as a group no matter where everyone is located with Cast. Cast is a device that is able to live stream and mirror any content from your device onto the devices of friends and family to be watched at the same time anywhere in the world.

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YouTube Kids app expands into UK, Canada and more

YouTube Kids app expands into UK, Canada and more

YouTube’s kid-friendly “YouTube Kids” app is now available to users located in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and Ireland. The app is available for both Android and iOS, and is designed to present children with content that is age-appropriate, getting kids established on the platform early while removing reasons for parents to worry.

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Microsoft brings Hyperlapse Pro time-lapse app to Mac

Microsoft brings Hyperlapse Pro time-lapse app to Mac

When Microsoft first unveiled its Hyperlapse software for creating smooth video time-lapses earlier this year, its mobile and desktop releases excluded Apple's platforms. That changes today, with Mac users now able to get in on the fun. Microsoft just launched Hyperlapse Pro for Mac, available to download from their website, giving Mac users the ability to create and stabilize long pieces of footage into a time-lapse video.

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Canon XA35 and XA30 camcorders utilize HD CMOS PROSensor

Canon XA35 and XA30 camcorders utilize HD CMOS PROSensor

Canon has announced a pair of new digital video cameras that are aimed directly at professional videographers called the XA35 and XA30. Both of the cameras use the new HD CMOS PROSensor. That new sensor makes both cameras portable and capable of capturing high-quality video in low light usage scenarios.

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DIY railgun launches projectiles with 950 pounds of force

DIY railgun launches projectiles with 950 pounds of force

Railguns were once the domain of science fiction and video games, but that has changed over the last few years with the US military working hard on developing railguns for ships and even vehicles. While this sort of weapon is still a ways from being field ready, a geek called Ziggy Zee has built his own man portable railgun from scratch.

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Sony announces end to Beta video cassette and micro MV cassette shipments

Sony announces end to Beta video cassette and micro MV cassette shipments

The 2000s saw their own format war with HD DVD and Blu-ray squaring off and HD DVD dying an early death despite avid supporters of the tech. The same thing happened in the 80s during the infancy of home video. The two formats then were VHS and Beta cassette tapes. Beta tapes were smaller, but in the home video market, VHS won out.

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Facebook AI describes photos to blind users

Facebook AI describes photos to blind users

Facebook has detailed an ongoing effort with its artificial intelligence that enables its software to describe photographs to blind users. CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted a link to the video describing the technology on his own Facebook account yesterday, briefly discussing the feature and Facebook’s work. He said the video inspired him, and that, “Our AI can now look at a photo, figure out what’s in it and help explain it to you.”

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Video: Tickle Me Elmo obliterated by a jet engine

Video: Tickle Me Elmo obliterated by a jet engine

It’s always fun to watch everyday items get pulverized in bizarre, unspeakable ways, and this particular episode of destruction will be even more satisfying for anyone ever subjected to a Tickle Me Elmo doll. The video is exactly what it sounds like: a Tickle Me Elmo doll, the personification of annoyance, is subjected to the unforgiving forces of a jet engine, and the result is nothing short of total destruction.

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Metallica’s first album in 7 years: hear the first notes in-studio

Metallica’s first album in 7 years: hear the first notes in-studio

Today a video has been released by Metallica to celebrate their new website AND show the first tunes from their new album. This album will be released at SOME point in the next few months - they're literally in the studio as of last week recording it. The video you're going to see shows Lars Ulrich talking at length about a bunch of junk, then shows James Hetfield recording some drums - no, vocals - no, maybe some guitar tunes. One way or the other you'll be hearing a few notes.

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Duracell’s Star Wars commercial is better than the prequels

Duracell’s Star Wars commercial is better than the prequels

The video spot you're about to see takes on Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Christmas morning. Therein you'll find the fight for the Republic, as executed by a couple of youngling Jedi wielding some fabulous battery-laden lightsabers. They're using Duracell batteries, of course, as the video was made for Duracell batteries with licensing from Lucasfilm. This story is just one minute long, but it'll thrill, it'll chill, and it'll make you understand the true nature of The Force. With batteries.

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