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Man raps about giving his cat a bath while giving his cat a bath.  

Giving a cat a bath is hard enough... even when you're not freestyle rapping.

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2018-01-18 19:10:04

This real-time green screen compositing setup is seriously cool.  

Sunny house? Nope, just a film studio.

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2018-01-18 17:59:27

Snap Lays Off Two Dozen Staffers — Predominantly Within Its Content Division  

Snapchat's parent company Snap has reportedly laid off roughly two dozen staffers -- primarily within the company's content division. This includes editors who curate user-generated Snaps within the app's 'Our Stories' section, as well as employees who work within Discover, which comprises premium content furnished by more than 70 publishing partners. The layoffs affect eight total teams at Snap, according to Cheddar, including its engineering and partnerships departments. Additionally,...

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2018-01-18 17:31:27

Ross Geller turns into a total psychopath when the laugh track is removed from "Friends".  

Without the laugh track, Ross sounds like he belongs in an episode of "Criminal Minds."

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2018-01-18 16:44:16

YouTube Musician Chrissy Chambers Wins Benchmark Revenge Porn Lawsuit  

Chrissy Chambers, a YouTube creator and musician -- who headlines the Bria And Chrissy channel (760,000 subscribers) with her fiancee, Bria Kam -- just scored a major legal victory in a first-of-its-kind U.K. revenge pornography civil lawsuit. The U.K. High Court ruled yesterday that Chambers receive an undisclosed sum in damages from her British ex-boyfriend, who shared six videos of the couple having sex on a handful of free-to-watch websites. He will also cover all of Chambers' legal cos...

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2018-01-18 16:04:17

Maker's Jacksepticeye, Strawburry17 To Create Exclusive Twitch Content As Part Of New Disney Deal  

Twitch has forged a multi-year deal with the recently-formed Disney Digital Network whereby four top gaming stars within the Maker Studios creator network -- including Jacksepticeye, Markiplier, LuzuGames, and Strawburry17 -- will furnish exclusive live and VOD content for the social video service. The partnership will call for each of the creators to manage their own Twitch channel -- though several were already active on the platform before the deal. Exclusive content will begin rolling out...

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2018-01-18 13:16:45

Comedian And Actor Jay Versace Signs With UTA  

Jay Versace, a 19-year-old multi-hyphenate artist who first rose to fame on Vine and now headlines a flourishing YouTube channel, has signed with top talent agency UTA for representation in all areas. The New Jersey native, who counts 5 million followers across all of his social platforms, previously starred in a Fullscreen series titled Jay Versace Is Stuck In The 90s, in which he gets stuck in the past and must return to the present using only 90s-era technology. He also appeared in season tw

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2018-01-18 13:03:41

YouTube Millionaires: Feast Of Fiction Hosts Are “Real Fans” Of The Franchises That Inspire Their Dishes  

The foods made famous by fictional franchises are the backbone of Jimmy Wong and Ashley Adams' long-running collaboration. Wong and Adams are the co-hosts of Feast Of Fiction, a YouTube channel that recently surpassed one million subscribers. By combining Wong's "nerd cred" with Adams' "culinary wisdom," the two co-hosts are able to cook up sensational dishes inspired by films, TV shows, video games, and more. We caught up with Wong to get his thoughts on what his and Adams' channel has achie...

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2018-01-18 08:40:21

Artist draws a face in one continuous line.  

Watching this illustration come together is quite breathtaking.

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2018-01-18 05:53:42

Spotify's Spotlight Section Will Blend Podcasts, Images, Videos To Create New Media Offering  

The future of Spotify's video programming is taking shape. The music streaming service has announced Spotlight, a new platform that will be anchored by podcasts and will also feature videos, images, and text. Spotlight will feature contributions from several top media companies, including BuzzFeed News, Gimlet Media, and Lebron James' Uninterrupted. Those publishers will supply the new venture with podcasts and audiobooks, all of which will be backed by supplementary content in order to create

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2018-01-18 05:06:56

YouTube Star Grant 'King Of Random' Thompson's Backyard Explosions Lead To Court Date  

Thanks to his collection of life hacks, DIY projects, and science experiments, Grant Thompson has emerged as one of the internet's top creators. On YouTube, where Thompson is known as The King Of Random, his channel has close to nine million subscribers and has received more than 1.6 billion views to date. Now, however, a small subset of Thompson's videos have gotten him into some trouble with the law. A court in his Utah hometown has charged him with two counts of second-degree felony possess...

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2018-01-18 04:10:04

Did you know aircraft carriers could go this fast and turn this sharply?  

We had no idea aircraft carriers could move like that.

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2018-01-18 03:54:08

Fine Brothers Entertainment Unveils First Facebook Watch Shows  

Fine Brothers Entertainment (FBE), the digital media company founded by brothers Benny and Rafi Fine, is throwing its hat into the Facebook Watch ring. FBE has announced two shows for Watch, Facebook's episodic video hub that launched last August, including What Would My Kid Do? -- which debuted on Monday. The game show, which features children from its popular React series on YouTube, will see parents competing with one another to guess what their kids would buy with 100 dollars at different...

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2018-01-18 01:44:41

Apple's First Original Comedy Series To Star Kristen Wiig, With Reese Witherspoon As Executive Producer  

As it continues to spend heavily on original programs, Apple has picked up its first scripted comedy series. The tech giant's Apple Music platform will be home to a currently-untitled show that will star Kristen Wiig and will feature Reese Witherspoon in an executive producer role. Details about the project are scant at the moment, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, Apple has landed a ten-episode order after enduring a market described as "a competitive situation with multiple outle...

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2018-01-17 22:41:35

Liza Koshy, Hannah Hart Help Ad Council 'Seize The Awkward' Through Mental Health Campaign  

Thanks to the ignominious actions of Logan Paul, suicide and mental health awareness have generated ample discussion in the online video community of late, and the Ad Council is looking to continue that conversation. The nonprofit's latest partnership with YouTube stars supports Seize The Awkward, a campaign centered around reducing mental health stigma and preventing self-harm. Seize The Awkward encourages young people to have tough conversations with their friends about mental health topics ...

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2018-01-17 21:43:55

Going for a roll on a lake in Maine.  

It just keeps going, doesn't it?

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2018-01-17 19:25:21

Wattpad Raises $51 Million As It Continues To Eye TV, Film, Web Video  

Wattpad just picked up a big chunk of change as it continues to explore its ambitions across multiple platforms. The storytelling app, which hosts written works authored by a community of up-and-coming scribes, has raised $51 million from a group of investors that includes Chinese conglomerate Tencent Holdings. As Wattpad's users upload stories, the best submissions garner more attention from readers and rise to the top of genre-sorted lists. As much of Wattpad's audience is global -- the platf

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2018-01-17 16:42:25

Dad's best idea ever.  

Who says kids need fancy toys to have fun?

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2018-01-17 14:37:06

Twitch Hires 3 Execs In Biggest Addition To Its Leadership Team To Date  

Twitch has announced today a round of hires at its highest echelons, including a brand new COO, SVP and head of platforms and services, and VP of developer experience. Sara Clemens (pictured above), who most recently served as COO of Pandora, will join Twitch in the same role, overseeing all commercial operations and go-to-market teams. Clemens will also be responsible for scaling the company's international growth. Twitch's former COO, co-founder Kevin Lin, will now report directly to CEO ...

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2018-01-17 13:41:52

Weird weapon: Drip rifle.  

This is quite a unique strategy.

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2018-01-17 12:46:03

A Chinese girl making kimchi from scratch.  

This video looks and sounds so good, we can almost taste the homemade kimchi.

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2018-01-17 12:42:44

The 30 YouTube Channels That Have Surpassed 10 Billion Lifetime Views  

Let this sink in: the fastest channel to hit 10 billion YouTube views -- a rarefied feat that has only been accomplished by 30 channels to date -- is headlined by a six-year-old boy named Ryan with an uncommon knack for opening toys. It took Ryan Toys Review just one year and 11 months to surpass 10 billion views -- a feat of which most creators can only dream -- though he wasn't the first. That honor belongs to Felix 'PewDiePie' Kjellberg, who hit 10 billion views all the way back in 2015...

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2018-01-17 12:10:32

YouTube Denounces 'Tide Pod Challenge', Is Working To Remove Offending Clips  

If you thought the 'Fire Challenge' sounded incomparably idiotic, meet the so-called 'Tide Pod Challenge' -- a trend that has swept the internet in recent weeks and sees creators on YouTube (and other platforms) attempting to eat laundry pods. While the joke is that the pods look like fruit-flavored candy, the feat could -- duh -- pose serious health risks. Some clips feature participants foaming at the mouth and coughing uncontrollably, according to People, and 10 deaths have been linked ...

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2018-01-17 11:32:16

Midnight Encounters: The owl and the fox.  

It's chance meetings like this that happen when the rest of the world is asleep.

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2018-01-17 11:30:58

Kevin Durant's Media Company Will Help Athletes Launch Their Own YouTube Channels  

Kevin Durant has had so much fun on YouTube that he wants other athletes to join him there. Durant, who is expected to soon appear in his ninth-straight NBA All-Star Game, has announced that his company, Thirty Five Media, will become one of YouTube's Development Partners. Through that agreement, Durant and business partner Rich Kleiman will work with top sportspeople to launch new channels. The first wave of athletes who will launch their own channels as part of Thirty Five Media's new initiat

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2018-01-17 05:50:19

YouTube Red Acquires Eminem-Produced Battle Rap Feature 'Bodied'  

The latest addition to YouTube's Red portfolio is Bodied, a satirical feature produced by the rapper Eminem and directed by Joseph Kahn -- best known for his illustrious array of music videos alongside the likes of Taylor Swift and Snoop Dogg. The film will follow a progressive grad student played by Calum Worthy (American Vandal), who is writing a thesis on competitive hip-hop and whose emergence onto the scene breeds both success and anger, according to The Wrap. The premise may sound vagu...

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2018-01-17 03:06:03

Fund This: Step Inside The 'Mad Monster Lab' For Gory, Old School Makeup Effects  

Project Name: The Mad Monster Lab Asking For: $16,700 through Kickstarter Amount Raised Thus Far (At Time Of Post): $784 Days Remaining In Campaign (At Time Of Post): 28 Description: Forget CG -- when you need a great bit of special effects, you can't go wrong with a bit of red paint and some corn syrup. Such is the brand of special effects taught Ralis Khan, a movie makeup expert who is seeking funds to support the second season of his web series The Mad Monster Lab. Khan began postin...

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2018-01-17 02:02:01

Rooster Teeth Introduces 'gen:LOCK', Its Biggest Animated Production Since 'RWBY'  

Rooster Teeth, a 15-year-old digital media outfit renowned for its animated works, has announced its 2018 slate, which includes two brand new series and the return of its flagship anime RWBY. Rooster Teeth calls gen:LOCK its biggest animated production since RWBY, which broke records as the first-ever American anime to be exported to Japan. gen:LOCK was inspired by the so-called 'mecha' genre, according to Rooster Teeth, which feature robots or machines controlled by people. Rooster Teeth...

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2018-01-17 01:21:34

A Lot Of People Searched For Pewdiepie On Pornhub In 2017  

In talking about online video, we can't totally turn a blind eye to Pornhub. The, uh, adult video platform boasted 28.5 billion visitors in 2017, which far exceeds YouTube's over 1 billion users. Not to mention that Pornhub and YouTube creator searches sometimes overlap. Yes, in 2017, Pornhub users hoped to find some famous YouTube creators on the X-rated site. In the company's "2017 Year in Review," Pornhub was kind enough to share with the public not only what terms users most frequ...

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2018-01-16 23:14:10

Why you should always pick up unknown numbers.  

But seriously, how's the budget looking?

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2018-01-16 17:12:28

Jackie Aina Receives NAACP's First-Ever 'YouTuber Of The Year' Award  

Beauty vlogger Jackie Aina, who has been an outspoken advocate for inclusiveness within the cosmetics industry, has become the first-ever YouTube star to be honored by the National Association For The Advancement Of Colored People (NAACP). Aina, 30, was named 'YouTuber Of The Year' at the organization's 49th Image Awards, which annually recognizes outstanding achievements by people of color in film, TV, music, literature, and more. This is the first time that the NAACP has recognized a digit...

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2018-01-16 15:59:02

Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This): Floppy disc cover.  

This might be our favorite version of the song.

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2018-01-16 15:18:16

Stormtroopers walking down the stairs followed by Darth Vader.  

Darth Vader has never looked more intimidating.

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2018-01-16 13:11:57

Insights: Don't Overlook Overwatch As E-Sports Has Its Coming Out Party  

Did you watch the Overwatch League in its first-ever games last week? Or did you overlook Overwatch amid other distractions, such as the glittering gaggle of goofy gadgets streaming out of CES (how about that power outage, BTW)? If you did overlook Overwatch, stop. Look again. The league's own promos claim it's "a truly global league" that represents  "a new direction" from any e-sports league in the past. So far, they're right. This one is worth watching, even if only from afar,...

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2018-01-16 12:06:53

Here's a really cool hack on how to tie a tie.  

Tired of your ties always getting tangled up and costing you precious time?

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2018-01-16 09:26:48

Unofficial 'Harry Potter' Fan Movie Approved By Warner Bros., A Hit On YouTube  

An unofficial Harry Potter fan film has made its way to YouTube, and people are loving it. At least, they seem to be based on the film's comments. "As fan films go, I was bit [sic] skeptical at first. But, I have to say, I was actually surprised with the output," wrote YouTube user pawan madhur. Others commented with hearts and commendations like, "Good job!" Called Voldemort: Origins of the Heir, the 52-minute video follows the early life of Harry Potter villain Voldemort, supplying...

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2018-01-16 08:09:17

Logan Paul Says “Everyone Deserves Second Chances” Following Suicide Video  

Logan Paul says he's learned a lot in the wake of a brazenly inappropriate vlog last month that ignited an internet firestorm -- though he's hoping that people will give him a second chance. "Everyone deserves second chances," a tight-lipped Paul told TMZ yesterday at Los Angeles International Airport. Last month, while visiting Japan, the 22-year-old posted a video allegedly showcasing a hanged man's dead body in Aokigahara, the so-called "suicide forest." Following widespread outra...

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2018-01-16 06:38:05

This timelapse of a frozen river turning into an ice jam is terrifying.  

Well, that was fast.

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2018-01-16 06:30:40

George Clooney Is Heading To Hulu In A 'Catch-22'  

In November, we learned that George Clooney would be revisiting the "small screen" as the lead in a TV series adaptation of the Joseph Heller novel Catch-22. Now, we know that series will appear on Hulu. Not only will Clooney star as Colonel Cathcart in the upcoming Hulu series, but he will also direct and executive produce it. The series will consist of six episodes and will follow the plot of the original, written story. The book follows Captain John Yossarian, a member of the US Air Fo...

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2018-01-16 04:58:12

New Shows From Bear Grylls, 'True Blood' Creators, Jukin Media Headed To Facebook Watch  

Facebook continues to announce new, original series for its Watch platform, this latest round featuring Bear Grylls, a group of stunt performers, and a couple of True Blood creators. At the NATPE conference today in Miami, Facebook's head of global creative strategy, Ricky Van Veen, gave the names of three series heading to the budding video platform: Bear Grylls: Face the Wild, Fly Guys, and Sacred Lies (the last of which is a working title). Reality series Fly Guys will come to Facebook Wa...

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2018-01-16 04:11:25

YouTube Alters Partner Program Eligibility, Vows All Google Preferred Videos Will Be Human-Verified  

Amid ongoing brand safety concerns from advertisers and revenue worries within the creator community, YouTube is instituting sweeping changes to the ways in which it vets members of the YouTube Partner Program (YPP) -- or creators who are eligible to earn ad revenue -- as well as to its Google Preferred ad tier, which packages top channels for advertisers to buy against at a premium price. Changes to the YouTube Partner Program Beginning today, in order to be eligible for the YPP, creators wil

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2018-01-16 03:07:10

Awesomeness Signs Kingsley, Mia Stammer, The Funk Bros, And More  

Gen Z-centric digital network Awesomeness is kicking off 2018 with a slew of new signings. The company will now represent comedy creator Kingsley, fashion and beauty vlogger Mia Stammer, and The Funk Bros -- comprising pro scooter riders and YouTube daredevils Corey and Capron Funk. Kingsley, 27, known for his comical rants and biting pop culture commentary, counts roughly 3 million subscribers. He formerly hosted a Defy Media-produced talk show called Drama King, as well as a podcast called Ov

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2018-01-16 02:45:35

Logan Paul's Content Was Questionable Before He Ever Set Foot In The “Suicide Forest”  

Yesterday, YouTube said it is considering "further consequences" for Logan Paul after the embattled social media star was roundly criticized for a video that made light of a dead body in Japan's Aokigahara region (which is colloquially known as the "suicide forest"). Some, including Philip DeFranco, have said YouTube must seriously punish Paul in order to send the right message. For me, a simple question came to mind. What took them so long? Paul has been a nuisance for a long time. His shtick

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2018-01-15 09:59:16

When your Amish town is frozen over.  

It looks like this Amish driver might be making a cameo in the next "Fast and Furious" movie.

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2018-01-15 09:21:26

Here is MLK's famous speech in full.  

Martin Luther King Jr.'s powerful words are just as stirring as they were in 1963.

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2018-01-15 08:25:56

YouTube Content Head: 70% Of Upcoming YouTube Red Episodes Are Directed By Women  

The lack of women in directorial roles continues to cause a stir in Hollywood, but online, a major content platform is ensuring its projects promote female representation. During an event at the Television Critics Association press tour on Saturday, YouTube global head of content Susanne Daniels informed attendees that 70% of the episodes for three upcoming YouTube Red shows will be directed by women. The three projects Daniels referred to in her address were the action-thriller Impulse, th...

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2018-01-15 06:08:28

Inquisitive crow photobombs weather report.  

This weatherman found himself with an unexpected "crow-host."

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2018-01-15 05:27:35

Editing lightsabers into a Bruce Lee scene is totally cool.  

Lightsabers make everything better.

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2018-01-15 03:16:58

A carpenter, a salesman, and a piano.  

Apparently, these two went searching for a piano while home for the holidays and discovered this one in an old church.

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2018-01-15 02:25:53

Britney Spears' "Toxic" on oboe and violin.  

Britney would be proud.

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2018-01-14 14:38:13

Puppy totally loses his mind over his arch nemesis... a lone tennis ball.  

"Ah, yes, my oldest enemy..."

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2018-01-14 07:34:57

A really cool timelapse of a guy hand-building a log cabin from scratch.  

This is so relaxing.

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2018-01-14 05:32:58

Elon Musk tearing up after Neil Armstrong says he disapproves of SpaceX.  

Apparently, Armstrong reached back out to Musk to say that while he has some concerns, he still encourages the work that Musk and his team are doing.

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2018-01-14 03:54:13

Cambodian shows how to disarm a 50-year-old mine, then demonstrates a detonation.  

The ease with which he disarms it is both impressive and unsettling.

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2018-01-14 02:29:14

Wendy's training video from the '80s on how to serve hot drinks.  

Wendy's in the '80s was the coolest place to work.

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2018-01-13 17:22:16

Free concert at a red light.  

We're not sure if this thing is street legal... but it sure is sweet.

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2018-01-13 14:29:19

Man can't stop laughing at his own joke.  

It's okay, Bob... we can't stop laughing either.

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2018-01-13 06:30:43

Soccer player pulls off an unorthodox move.  

How can the defender even be mad at a play this smoothe?

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2018-01-13 05:15:36

Wave tank demonstration showing the impact of coastal defenses on flood risk.  

This small wave tank can teach us a lot about how to best protect against floods.

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2018-01-13 02:20:20

Obvious mistake in "Malcolm in the Middle".  

Can you spot the production assistant at 0:04 seconds?

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2018-01-12 18:14:29

Google CEO Sundar Pichai, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki To Help Recode Kick Off MSNBC Interview Series  

Recode is bringing its thorough reporting on the tech sector to TV screens across the nation. The Vox Media-owned publication has announced an as-of-yet untitled interview series that will air on TV via MSNBC. The interviews will be conducted in a town hall fashion in front a live audience. Recode's goal, in its own words, is to discuss the massive effect technology has had on our everyday lives. "Since we are just beginning to address this accelerated change and the disruption it brings arou...

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2018-01-12 17:30:26

"Cantina Theme" played by a pencil.  

Make sure your volume is turned way up.

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2018-01-12 17:01:33

Snapchat's Big Redesign, Ahead Of US Launch, Has Received Overwhelmingly Negative Response Abroad  

Late last year, in an attempt to reverse the apparent downward trend that plagued it throughout 2017, Snapchat announced a major redesign, which splits content from professional creators and content from friends onto two separate pages. While the new look isn't yet available in the US, it has launched in nations like the UK, Australia, and Canada, and the initial response has been negative, to say the least. According to TechCrunch, which cited data from Sensor Tower, 83% of people who have rev...

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2018-01-12 16:36:58

The world's smallest wild cat.  

That truly is the tiniest cat we've ever seen.

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2018-01-12 16:24:41

A poker pro explains how to tell if someone is bluffing.  

These skills are useful for more than just poker.

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2018-01-12 15:55:29

Hulu Offers Glimpse At Second Season Of 'The Handmaid's Tale', Bowing In April  

Hulu, fresh off a big night at The Golden Globes and the announcement that it now counts 17 million subscribers, has provided a glimpse into the second season of its highly-anticipated tentpole series The Handmaid's Tale, which is slated to premiere in April. Given that the first season was based on Margaret Atwood's classic dystopian novel, the second season of the series -- which is created by Bruce Miller and produced by MGM Television -- will tread brand new ground. According to Hulu, s...

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2018-01-12 15:50:21

Indie Spotlight: In 'Avant-Guardians' An Angel Needs Some Guidance Of Her Own  

Christmas season is over, and just as January may bring a literal holiday hangover, it is also the perfect time to deconstruct cutesy Yuletide tropes. Enter Avant-Guardians, a web series about a guardian angel who is ordered by God to attend therapy sessions. Avant-Guardians, directed by Clarence Williams IV, stars Alesia Etinoff as Razz, a heavenly helper whose human charge has seen better days. After he ends up in the hospital, Razz is ordered to sit down with an angelic shrink portrayed by...

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2018-01-12 15:15:17

Beachgoers come up with clever technique to reunite a lost child with his mom.  

If you can't find the mom, then you've got to make her come to you.

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2018-01-12 14:48:04

Amazon Makes Golden Globe Winner 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Free Over MLK Weekend  

At the most recent Golden Globes, Amazon walked away with two wins, both of which went to its comedy/drama/1950s period piece The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Maisel, which follows the life of a housewife who moonlights as a stand-up comic, has received effusive praise from critics and audiences. It has drawn particular acclaim for its wit, its charm, and the performance of lead actress Rachel Brosnahan, who earned one of the show's two Globes. In an attempt to cash in on the momentum the show has...

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2018-01-12 13:22:22

Facebook Inks Licensing Deal With Music Mogul Irving Azoff, An Outspoken YouTube Critic  

Facebook has signed a licensing pact with Global Music Rights (GMR), a music rights management company that represents the likes of Pharrell Williams, Bruno Mars, Drake, and Bruce Springsteen. Notably, GMR was founded by music mogul Irving Azoff -- who has been one of the most vocal critics of YouTube's treatment of artists and labels, Bloomberg notes. The deal will allow user-generated video clips featuring songs by GMR artists to legally remain on Facebook, as well as its Instagram, Oculus...

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2018-01-12 11:26:06

YouTube Looking To Bring Community Tab, In-App Chat To YouTube TV, YouTube Music  

YouTube's nascent Community tab -- as well as an in-app messaging feature -- may soon launch within the YouTube TV and YouTube Music apps. The Community tab, first announced in Sept. 2016, aims to make YouTube more social by enabling creators to share text posts, live videos, images, and animated GIFs, which appear within subscribers' feeds. While the Facebook-like feature is currently only available to select users, YouTube hinted in November that a wider rollout was imminent. Last August, Y...

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2018-01-12 03:26:46

After Going Blind, U.K. Man Learned To Be A Woodworker With YouTube Videos  

Amid a glut of negative attention surrounding insensitive clips posted to YouTube in recent weeks, it can be easy to overlook the helpful -- and inspirational -- content that the platform's users regularly furnish. Such is the case with 48-year-old Chris Fisher, who began to lose his sight roughly a decade ago when he was first diagnosed with toxoplasmosis -- a parasitic disease frequently contracted from animal waste that irreparably damaged both of his retinas. The U.K. native, who is now b...

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2018-01-12 01:25:59

Conan O'Brien: 'Final Space' Creator Olan Rogers Is “Rare Find” And “Good, Authentic Voice”  

Like many before him, a YouTube star is attempting the jump to TV, and he is doing so with the effusive support of big name in late-night programming. Olan Rogers and Conan O'Brien appeared together at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour in order to promote Rogers' series Final Space, which will premiere on TBS on February 26. Final Space is an animated series that follows the adventures of a human prisoner who befriends a super-powerful space creature. Together with ...

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2018-01-12 01:12:55

Hulu Hints At Mid-Length “Emerging Content” That Could Feature Digital Creators  

While many SVOD platforms struggled in 2017, Hulu had an undeniably good year, bolstered by the critical and awards season success of its dystopian drama The Handmaid's Tale. Now that the calendar has moved into 2018, Hulu is looking to continue gathering momentum, and among other strategies, it plans to roll out "emerging content" that could feature digital creators. Joel Stillerman, who joined Hulu as its Chief Creative Officer last May, discussed his company's original programming roadmap ...

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2018-01-11 22:24:09

Iceland drone footage.  

Iceland is such a beautiful country.

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2018-01-11 17:57:19

The Hurdy Gurdy is one of the most beautiful instruments, both in looks and sound.  

This complex instrument produces a truly moving sound.

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2018-01-11 17:22:18


Wham has the same effect on us.

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2018-01-11 15:03:09

Blackpills Axes Logan Paul Series In Wake Of Suicide Vlog  

The fallout for Logan Paul continues, following a video last month in which he cavalierly vlogged a hanged man's body in a Japanese forest known to be the site of many suicides. French digital media network Blackpills has axed a series that was in the works with Paul -- as well as the mobile-first entertainment studio Cupertino Productions. While little is known about the project, first announced in Dec. 2016 and slated to premiere this year, Paul was set to create, produce, and star in the ...

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2018-01-11 12:45:18

Massive Data Dump Shows Flat Numbers For Snapchat's Stories Across The Summer Of 2016  

2017 was not kind to Snapchat. The tech company began the year by filing for an IPO and ended it by enacting an app redesign in hopes of reversing an downward trend. Though context clues offered an idea of Snap's struggles, the company itself has offered up very few statistics to show what has happened to its user growth during 2017. Now, some of those numbers are available. The Daily Beast has gotten its hands on a huge treasure trove of data, which reveals the stunted nature of Snapchat's ...

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2018-01-11 12:15:51

A Friend Of Kurt Cobain's Heads To YouTube To Share Rare Nirvana Demos  

A month after a long-lost Beatles Christmas record arrived on YouTube, another rare piece of music history has shown up on the world's top video site. John Purkey, a friend of Kurt Cobain's has uploaded four early Nirvana demos, which he had previously kept stowed away for years. The demos date back to 1988, and they feature early versions of songs that would eventually appear on Nirvana's debut album Bleach, which was initially released in 1989. In the comment sections of Purkey's videos, ...

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2018-01-11 12:10:19

We commend the ingenuity of whoever handmade this Lamborghini.  

Lamborghini and D.I.Y. are rarely heard in the same sentence.

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2018-01-11 11:16:43

Ed Sheeran's “Shape Of You” Becomes 4th YouTube Video To Surpass 3 Billion Views  

British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has just joined an exclusive club of musicians on YouTube. Sheeran's music video for "Shape Of You" has become the fourth clip in the platform's history to surpass 3 billion views. Having clocked the milestone on Monday, "Shape Of You" is also sitting pretty as the fourth most-viewed video on all of YouTube -- right after "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee (4.7 billion views), "See You Again" by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth (3.3 billion views),...

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2018-01-11 09:32:59

YouTube Says 70% Of All Watch Time Is Driven By Its Own Recommendations  

At the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), YouTube's chief product officer, Neal Mohan, announced that a staggering majority of watch time on the platform -- to the tune of 70% -- is driven not by user search, but by the company's own masterful recommendations, which are powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning. And the fact that YouTube is so good at suggesting videos -- which is no small feat given that 400 million hours of content are uploaded to the site every ...

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2018-01-11 09:17:39

Guy gets $50 dollar ticket which he can't afford.  

Judge Frank Caprio always treats the people in his courtroom with humor and empathy.

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2018-01-11 08:54:29

YouTube Will Use Human, Technological Methods To Vet Premium Ad Tier Google Preferred  

At several points in 2017, major brands suspended ad campaigns on YouTube because they could not be assured that their spots would run next to brand-appropriate videos. As it looks to improve its relationship with those brands, YouTube is reportedly taking steps to ensure its premium ad tier remains a worthwhile buy. As shared by Bloomberg, YouTube will use both human and technological moderation to vet the channels it includes in its Google Preferred package. Google Preferred, first launch...

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2018-01-11 06:15:34

Top Creators Applaud YouTube's (Delayed) Logan Paul Punishment  

YouTube was notably delayed in responding to the Logan Paul controversy, in which the massively succesful daily vlogger exploited suicide by vlogging a dead body while vacationing in Japan. But now that the platform has swung its gavel roughly a week and a half after the incident, top creators are applauding the response. Ethan Klein of the popular commentary and comedy channel h3h3Productions said that YouTube had done a "good job" in deciding to yank Paul from its Google Preferred ad tier, an

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2018-01-11 05:34:53

The Young Turks Network Names Deanna Brown Its First-Ever President  

TYT Network, the digital outfit behind The Young Turks progressive news brand, has tapped a brand new top executive. Deanna Brown, who most recently served as the entrepreneur-in-residence at Lorne Michaels' Broadway Video, has been named the company's very first president and COO. Brown, a 30-year digital media veteran, will work alongside founder and CEO Cenk Uygur to direct new business initiatives and growth strategies, according to Variety, while Uygur will continue to oversee the compa...

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2018-01-11 03:37:45

YouTube Millionaires: A Zae Production Succeeds By “Working With All Of The Popping Rappers At Once”  

While rappers deliver their latest tracks, A Zae Production holds the camera. Zae's YouTube channel, partnered with BroadbandTV, is filled with music videos that feature bother established hip-hop stars and up-and-coming performers. Thanks in part to his work with big names like Chief Keef and 21 Savage, Zae now has more than one million subscribers, whom he provides he fresh content multiple times per week. Here's our chat with one of the top videographers in the rap world: Tubefilter: How ...

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2018-01-11 02:40:06

Submissions Now Open For France's Inaugural 'Canneseries' Digital Competition  

The inaugural edition of the Cannes International Series Festival -- a brand new television festival to be held in the same locale as the illustrious Cannes Film Festival (though the two are unaffiliated) -- will take place in April, during roughly the same time as the MIPTV market in the south of France. Canneseries, as the event has been dubbed, was founded by Cannes mayor David Lisnard and will aim to highlight noted TV series from across the world. In addition to TV projects, Canneseries wi

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2018-01-10 18:56:23

YouTube Removes Logan Paul From Google Preferred, Puts His YouTube Red Originals On Hold In Wake Of Controversy  

A day after it hinted that Logan Paul may face "further consequences" for his controversial "suicide forest" video, YouTube has hit the embattled star with a significant punishment. It has announced that Paul will be removed from the exclusive Google Preferred advertising tier. In addition, he will not appear in the next season of a YouTube Red series in which he previously starred, and a YouTube Red movie that was set to feature him in a leading role has been put on hold. In the days after ...

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2018-01-10 18:47:38

L.A.'s best Indian food is in this gas station.  

While it's usually a good rule of thumb to avoid gas station food... this might be the exception.

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2018-01-10 16:09:23

The Lyrebird's mating call.  

What a complex and unique sound...

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2018-01-10 14:42:35

BroadbandTV Launches New Division To Develop Creator-Driven Mobile Games  

Digital network BroadbandTV (BBTV) launched this morning at CES a new division dubbed BBTV Interactive that will build original games and mobile apps for its illustrious digital stars. BBTV, which reps the likes of Luis 'Fernanfloo' Flores, previously collaborated with the Salvadoran YouTuber on an eponymous mobile game that has been downloaded 9.5 million times. BBTV Interactive's next mobile title will be Squad Rivals, arriving in beta later this month. Squad Rivals will feature a mix o...

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2018-01-10 12:45:32

YouTuber Peter Hollens Launches Hollens Creator Academy, A Crash Course In Web Videomaking  

catered specifically to your needs -- and no, Jake Paul has nothing to do with it. Peter Hollens, whose melodious music videos have brought 1.8 million subscribers to his channel and have helped him snag a spot in a Broadway show, has launched the Hollens Creator Academy, which offers thorough lessons to online video up-and-comers. Hollens decided to launch his Creator Academy after spending years as an advisor both to companies (such as Loudr and Patreon) and to individual creators. In an...

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2018-01-10 11:57:38

White Label OTT Service Startup Raises $1.5 Million, a white label video company that enables networks and publishers to create their own data-focused OTT apps and websites, has announced $1.5 million in fresh funding, as well as the appointment of two new board members. The Pre-Series A funding was led by former DISH and Blockbuster exec Michael Kelly, who currently serves as CEO of the Denver-based investment firm IoT Broadband., which was founded in 2015, had previously raised $2.4 million from investors like Digital Igni...

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2018-01-10 05:30:39

Vine 2 Founder Reveals App's Core Philosophies, Will Launch Community Forums Next Week  

Dom Hofmann, the architect behind the second coming of Vine, has unveiled some of the founding philosophies of the upcoming platform, and revealed that he will be launching a community forum for the project on Jan. 17. The forums for the V2 app, on which Hofmann will share updates and receive feedback about the project as it develops, will live at In response to fevered anticipation about V2, Hofmann -- who also co-founded the original Vine app -- clarified that only the forums will be l

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2018-01-10 03:53:52

This is how ridiculously cold it is right now.  

This is what happens when it's 17 degrees outside and 55 degrees in your kitchen.

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2018-01-10 03:38:48

Turner's Super Deluxe Enters New Territory By Selling Drama Series To Netflix  

The two-year-old Super Deluxe channel, operated by Turner, is known for featuring funnypeople like Joanne the Scammer and Vic Berger, but its upcoming slate will include several ventures into more serious territory. It will produce a supernatural drama called Chambers, which has been picked up by Netflix. Chambers will follow the recipient of a heart transplant, who will uncover a gripping tale as she investigates the life of the donor who saved her life. Netflix has given the series a direc...

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2018-01-10 02:14:57

Intricate marble run synced to Tchaikovsky.  

Some seriously satisfying synchronization.

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2018-01-10 02:06:12

Guy proposes to his girlfriend with a game of Heads Up.  

The look on her face says it all.

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2018-01-10 01:36:59

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