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Sick of Apple Watch unboxing videos? This one’s different. Trust us.

The magic of stop-motion animation allows an Apple Watch to unbox itself. Photo: Burger Fiction

The magic of stop-motion animation allows an Apple Watch to unbox itself. Photo: Burger Fiction

This is the best Apple Watch unboxing video ever. Watch an Apple Watch unbox itself!

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You’d be crazy not to buy Chinese furniture from OK Go

The boys are back...in a Chinese commercial. Photo: OK Go/Red Maccaline

The boys are back…in a Chinese commercial. Photo: OK Go/Red Maccaline

Rock band OK Go contains some incredibly talented folks. Their crazy-creative videos keep us dancing and guessing “how did they do that?” while they make iOS games and manage a successful touring and record-making career along the way.

Now the foursome is advertising for Red Star Macalline, a Chinese furniture company, with an advertisement using their hit song “I Won’t Let You Down,” including a video shot in China itself, as well as a remix of the tune for the ad.

Check it out below, but don’t say we didn’t warn you. Chair dancing will probably ensue (if you’re sitting down).

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Vessel’s new subscription service gives you one more reason to cut the cord

Get a year of early YouTube access for free. Photo: Vessel

Get a year of early YouTube access for free. Photo: Vessel

Imagine getting early access to videos from your favorite YouTube channels, like Good Mythical Morning or Smosh.

Now imagine paying for the privilege.

Vessel, from former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar and CTO Richard Tom, proposes you do just that: pay $2.99 per month to get your videos three days earlier than the rest of the internet.

You’re not alone if you think this is a tough sell to a market obsessed with getting things for free, but Hulu Plus (which offered shows seven days earlier for a fee) did pretty well with the model, becoming the fastest paid subscription service, according to Kilar.

The team has also made the first year of Vessel for free, so that will help.

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Twitter injects autoplaying video ads into iOS app

Twitter is testing auto-playing video. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Twitter is testing auto-playing video. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Twitter is looking to take a swipe at YouTube’s viral video crown by adding a new feature that will automatically play videos in your timeline.

Starting today, some Twitter users in the U.S. on iPhone and iPad may see videos that start playing, whether you want them to or not. This goes for videos ads and users uploaded videos alike, as the company tests whether people are more likely to sit through a video if the action’s already started.

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Hysterical video shows why phone calls on the Apple Watch are going to be a nightmare

If you thought Continuity was annoying before, just wait till it lands on your wrist. Photo: Rated WTF

If you thought Continuity was annoying before, just wait till it lands on your wrist. Photo: Rated WTF

We’re all looking forward to the Apple Watch, but there’s one thing I’m definitely not looking forward to: the ability to answer phone calls on my wrist. And this clever video shows exactly why.

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Flame wars: How angry memes go viral

Need your online content to go viral? Get your opponents angry. Photo: CGP Grey/YouTube

Need your online content to go viral? Get your opponents angry. Photo: CGP Grey/YouTube

The internet is up in arms about the price of the higher-end Apple Watch models, with a grand level of snark and wit in the various Twitter rants and reaction pieces. The aggro response will most likely fade away, but if there were an equally large group of apologists, the resulting flame war might become a larger-than-life conflagration.

If you’ve ever wondered why some internet arguments go large, this video may have the answer. It turns out that the best way to get the attention of the internet is to get angry. Or, rather, angry reactions can almost guarantee the potential of an argument to go viral.

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Happy Birthday, YouTube: 10 years in one brilliant edit

YouTube celebrates its tenth year running with this massively entertaining edit. Photo: YouTube

YouTube celebrates its tenth year running with this massively entertaining edit. Photo: YouTube


Grumpy Cat, T-Shirt-guy, Leave Brittany alone! Steve Jobs, Barack Obama, Bill Gates. Music videos, TV episodes, vlogs, and — of course — PewDiePie.

That’s just a small sampling of the amazing video compilation edit you can see right now on YouTube, created by Luc Bergeron, director and video editor for YouTube, to celebrate ten years of the Google-owned video portal.

Take a look at this amazing edit of 198 YouTube videos below and be ready to thrill to all the video memes you already know, plus a ton you might have missed.

Can you imagine a time without the ubiquitous video service, available on every video device you have, from your iPhone and iPad to Mac to smart TV? YouTube has re-defined the way we create and consume video from the moment it came into being, and we love this retrospective for reminding us.

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Power Rangers morph into a dark, R-rated fan film

Dawson and Starbuck in a gritty future war? Yes please. Photo: Adi Shankar/YouTube

Dawson and Starbuck in a gritty future war? Yes please. Photo: Adi Shankar/YouTube

What happens to a bunch of weaponized high school kids recruited to fight intergalactic bad guys? They become some seriously disturbed adults.

That’s the message in this stylish, high-concept fan film that reboots the popular live-action television show for kids that first aired in the 1990s, Power Rangers.

This film by music video auteur Joseph Kahn, produced by Adi Shankar, stars Katee Sackhoff of Battlestar Galactica fame and James Van Der Beek (who also gets a writing credit) from Dawson’s Creek as two former Rangers on different sides of the long-running intergalactic war.

Check out the dark film below (NSFW warning: there are boobs and lots of violent scenes), and you’ll never think of this franchise in the same way again.

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May the forks be with you on Pancake Day

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The Brits surely know how to celebrate Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Day, with a lovely meal full of pleasure food, like pancakes. Tuesday, February 17 is this year’s celebration, and we’ve got a tasty video below to celebrate.

The Star Wars UK YouTube channel wishes all of us a happy Pancake Day with this delicious video full of edible Star Wars characters, like Yoda, Boba Fett, a Stormtrooper and Darth Vader. Apparently, these chefs have a soft spot for the Dark Side.

Hit the jump below to see how strong the Force is with these foodie artists as they create delicious snacks for your Pancake Day celebrations.

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Cowabunga, dude! The Simpsons gets the pixel art treatment in new video

Beep beep! Pixels take over Springfield. Photo: Springfield Pixels

Beep beep! Pixels take over Springfield. Photo: Springfield Pixels

You’ve seen it before, of course: the parting of the clouds, the nuclear-reactor-powered city of Springfield, Bart’s varying chalkboard standards, Lisa’s inability to stay in key (so jazzy!) in orchestra, skateboarding past tons of regular characters through the streets, and the final landing on the living room couch.

But you’ve never seen the iconic television show intro like this before, decked out in deliciously retro pixel art, directed and animated by Paul Robertson and Ivan Dixon, with music by Jeremy Dower.

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