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Eagle Films Flight From World’s Tallest Building, Sets Record [Video]

The Bird Khalifa<p>For a brief moment, there was an eagle on top of the world. With a camera strapped to its back and a gentle release, the eagle swooped down from the tallest point on the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, and in minutes landed on the hand of its falconer, on the ground.<p>Made …

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Former YouTube exec: don't alienate fans by leaving the streaming service

Patrick Walker, boss of multi-platform network Rightster, sees potential on Facebook, Vessel, Snapchat and other platforms – if creators are careful<p>YouTube may have more than one billion monthly viewers, but in 2015 it’s facing the prospect of real competition.

YouTube's Reportedly Planning a Video-on-demand Service

YouTube may soon offer viewers a subscription-based video-on-demand (SVOD) service. A content creation studio’s comment to Variety reveals that the video platform is “exploring the prospect of launching its own subscription VOD service.”<p>The subscription-based VOD service is reported to be modeled …

The Tado Smart Thermostat Just Got Smarter

The Tado thermostat is already a smart device, rivaling the Nest Learning Thermostat in several ways. Today the company is announcing an API and IFTTT integration, which will drastically upgrade the Tado’s capabilities.<p>As Tado founder and CEO Christian Deilmann said in a released statement, a …

YouTube cards might finally get you to click video links

Lots of YouTube videos carry annotations with links to related clips or other websites, but how many of them do you actually visit? Probably few of them, if any. However, YouTube may have a way to pique your interest. It's rolling out cards that both look much nicer -- compared to text boxes, …

The new MacBook's single port comes with a major security risk

After years of development, USB Type-C is making a very big debut. Last week, Apple announced its new MacBook would come with just a single Type-C plug for both power and data, a move that allowed for the slimmest MacBook ever. A few days later, Google unveiled the new version of its flagship …