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Watch a McLaren P1 LM crush the Nürburgring record

Watch a McLaren P1 LM crush the Nürburgring record

Prepare for some supercar tears, as a road-legal McLaren P1 LM has smashed the infamous Nürburgring Nordschleife lap record. Stealing the production car lap record crown from Lamborghini - something the Italians are unlikely to be pleased about - the exceedingly limited-edition coupe shaved not just tenths of a second but full seconds from the previous lap time of 6:52.01. Indeed, it was even faster than the vehicle which had been sitting at the top of the 'Ring times, the 1,340 HP electric NextEV Nio EP9.

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The 30 best YouTube channels you’ve never heard of (2017)

The 30 best YouTube channels you’ve never heard of (2017)

YouTube has been around a long while, so long, in fact, that you've probably developed an impression of it that's a bit obsolete. Once the bastion of cat videos and fail compilations, YouTube has developed into a platform with some seriously great content -- including series and shows with production and writing quality that'll rival anything you see on TV. Still, finding this content is not a simple task, and so we're here with a list of the 30 best channels you've (probably) never heard of.

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Facebook tipped in video deal with Vox Media and more

Facebook tipped in video deal with Vox Media and more

Facebook is rumored to be launching its own video service, one that will compete with things like Snapchat and YouTube, and it has just signed a deal with several big media companies as part of this. Such information comes from recently surfaced sources stating Facebook has penned a deal with Vox Media, Group Nine Media, ATTN, BuzzFeed and more. Content provided by those companies will reportedly be presented with advertisements and will be of both the long and short varieties.

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Stranger Things season 2 will be scarier, but don’t expect any leaks

Stranger Things season 2 will be scarier, but don’t expect any leaks

We have to wait until this upcoming Halloween for the second season of Stranger Things, and it looks like we may make it the full remaining months without a spoiler or leak appearing online. That hope is based on a recent interview with the child cast of Stranger Things, the team of which made it clear that secrecy is of utmost importance this time around. While they didn't have much to reveal as far as the storyline is concerned, the kids did state that we can expect things to be a lot scarier the second time around.

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YouTube is making VR and 360 videos look ‘more realistic’

YouTube is making VR and 360 videos look ‘more realistic’

YouTube has supported 360-degree and VR videos for a while, and now it is making changes that will improve the quality of those videos. According to a new report from the service’s engineering team, a joint effort is taking place between Daydream and YouTube to make these types of videos look more realistic, doing so using ‘better projection methods.’

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Watch Siberian tigers take down a flying drone

Watch Siberian tigers take down a flying drone

Drones: they annoy and amuse humans, mostly annoy kangaroos, and apparently greatly intrigue Siberian tigers. A new video shows a pack of such tigers chasing around a flying drone, doing so like big cats trying to catch a laser dot, when one eventually yanks it from the sky. It seems at first the tigers are moving in to swiftly destroy the drone, but their instincts quickly give away to curiosity and, it seems, confusion.

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Snapchat to offer exclusive ‘Planet Earth 2’ short video series

Snapchat to offer exclusive ‘Planet Earth 2’ short video series

Snapchat plans to exclusively offer a ‘Planet Earth 2’ short-form video show, it has been announced, including giving viewers access to all new footage. The move is being done in partnership with BBC Worldwide, which seems to have embraced the social platform as a way to help drum up excitement for the show, which will be airing in the United States and Canada in the coming days.

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PlayStation VR gets YouTube 360 support

PlayStation VR gets YouTube 360 support

Sony has announced that its PlayStation VR headset can now be used to watch YouTube’s 360-degree videos. The videos are exactly what they sound like — the 360-degree videos that have been available for watching via Cardboard and other headsets. Following its launch in October, PlayStation VR now finally supports those videos, bringing another element of entertainment to the platform.

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Watch toilet paper get pressed into a functional skateboard

Watch toilet paper get pressed into a functional skateboard

If you’re fond of the Hydraulic Press Channel, prepare to have your mind blown. The folks behind it have published a long video on their second channel showing a hydraulic press smashing rolls of toilet paper into a hard, long board, which is then transformed into a usable skateboard. To prove it works, someone hops on it and takes it for a ride, using it the same way they would an ordinary wood or composite board.

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Futurama gets a live action makeover with ‘Fan-O-Rama’

Futurama gets a live action makeover with ‘Fan-O-Rama’

Futurama is the subject of a new live action fan movie that, as far as fan movies go, is about as great as anything we could hope for. So great, in fact, that it’s a bit disturbing at times. The film includes full, highly detailed computer creations of the year 3004’s world, including all the small details like “Aldrin’s Buzz Lager” and even a brief glimpse of hypnotoad as he’d exist in the real world.

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Hydraulic Press Channel ups its game by going red hot

Hydraulic Press Channel ups its game by going red hot

It’s doubtful that anyone who has spent any amount of time on the Internet has gone this long without at least hearing about the Hydraulic Press Channel. This YouTube account posts videos of an industrial hydraulic press destroying all sorts of items big and small. As with all once-popular things, attention seems to be dying down, but that’s alright because the folks behind the channel have a plot twist up their sleeve: heating the hydraulic press until it is red hot.

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iMac is obliterated by combustion tube in this slow-motion video

iMac is obliterated by combustion tube in this slow-motion video

The Slow Mo Guys are back with another video, this one showing a full iMac system being obliterated by a carefully placed combustion engine. As with the team’s past videos, we get to watch the destruction in Full HD and at ultra high frame rates, resulting in a clear, slow, unstoppable show of destruction. The episode was carried out at Purdue University in Indiana.

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