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Online romance budding? Send her fields of flowers with this drone film

Fields of flowers in the Netherlands as seen from a drone.

Fields of flowers in the Netherlands as seen from a drone.

If flowers are your photographic muse, you use a macro lens to create pictures from a bee’s-eye view.

But consider what a bee sees when it flies. Voormedia in the Netherlands did, flying a drone and filming over breath-taking flower fields in bloom that may have you wanting to give your macro the day off.

Shooting is easy in Keukenhof or Noordwijkerhout in the spring where acres and acres of vibrant pinks and purples bloom at once. Watch the short YouTube video below and you’ll make room in your bag for a quadcopter and GoPro camera.

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Jay Z fires shots at Apple and Spotify in vicious freestyle rap

Jay Z's got 99 problems, and Tim Cook may be one.

Jay Z’s got 99 problems, and Tim Cook may be one.

Tidal CEO and former Samsung sellout Jay Z may have wiped himself off the list of celebrities set to receive a complimentary Apple Watch, thanks to a vicious freestyle rap aimed at Apple, Spotify and YouTube.

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21 places to stick your GoPro. And no, not there.

Drinking water becomes a spectator event when a GoPro camera is placed at the bottom of a bottle. Photo: Burger Fiction/YouTube

Drinking water becomes a spectator event when a GoPro camera is placed at the bottom of a bottle. Photo: Burger Fiction/YouTube

We all know how exciting a GoPro camera can make our lives look. Mount one to the end of a surfboard, on the handlebars of a mountain bike or to the helmet of a wingsuit diver and the viewer can get a similar stomach-churning thrill.

But what if extreme sports are not on the day’s agenda? Can GoPro make loading the dishwasher or drinking bottled water exciting?

The filmmakers for YouTube channel Burger Fiction set out to challenge our point of view by mounting a GoPro in 21 random places. And behold, there’s an extreme side to such random events as a woman reaching into her purse or a child reaching into a toy box.

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4K Video Downloader makes it easy to grab YouTube videos

4K Video Downloader makes it easy to grab videos from YouTube and other services. Photo: OpenMedia

4K Video Downloader makes it easy to grab videos from YouTube and other services. Photo: OpenMedia

This post is brought to you by OpenMedia, creator of 4K Video Downloader.

Do you want a copy of a YouTube video on your iPad, iPhone or other device? 4K Video Downloader allows you to download video, audio and subtitles from YouTube and other services. The easy-to-use Mac software lets you grab media files of the highest possible quality, as quickly as your computer and connection will allow.

Downloading is simple and straightforward: Just copy the video link from your browser and click the Paste URL button into 4K Video Downloader.

4K Video Downloader does the rest!

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YouTube’s tech assassin has Apple Watch in his sights

Richard Ryan is a YouTube sensation for putting tech gadgets, like Apple products, through outragious torture tests. Photo: FullMag/YouTube

Richard Ryan is a YouTube sensation famous for putting tech gadgets, especially Apple products, through outrageous torture tests. Photo: FullMag/YouTube

Richard Ryan is friendly and easy-going — even when he’s behind a 50-caliber rifle, violently shredding an iPhone, iPad or, this week, the new Apple Watch.

Every neighborhood had that one kid who liked to build a model only to blow it up. Ryan, 33, is that kid, except with more firepower and a slow-motion camera. He delights in “blowouts,” meaning when a round completely shatters a device, and likes to admire the “peel back,” the path a bullet travels through a device’s metal casing.

“Very little, if any, practical knowledge comes out of this,” Ryan told Cult of Mac before shooting an episode where he tested the Apple Watch while skydiving in a wingsuit. “It goes back to that kid smashing that thing he just bought as soon as he gets outside the store. Yes, there is a cringeworthy feeling you get watching that device you and I both want get destroyed. But there is a visual payoff with the slow-mo. It’s entertainment.”

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Apple Watch vs. blender. Guess which wins?

Tom Dickson put the new Apple Watch in a blender for his show, Will It Blend? Photo: Will It Blend?

Tom Dickson put the new Apple Watch in a blender for his show, Will It Blend? Photo: Will It Blend?

The glass may be scratch-proof, but the Apple Watch is not durable enough to withstand a blender.

Tom Dickson wasted no time having the Apple Watch as a guest on his YouTube show, Will It Blend?Sure enough, it didn’t.

Dickson – maybe all too cheerfully – placed the watch in one of his Blendtec blenders and gave it a whirl. It seemed to take the beating from the initial revolutions of the blade before pieces began flying off the watch. The session ended with black smoke and a pile of what looked like ashes.

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These kids can’t handle the awesomeness of new Star Wars trailer

Literally blown away. Photo: America's Funniest Home Videos

Literally blown away. Photo: America’s Funniest Home Videos

Looks like you don’t need to be a long-time Star Wars fan to totally geek out over The Force Awakens trailer that appeared online last week, as these cuties so ably prove.

Even super young babies get it: this is the coolest, most exciting trailer ever in their young lives: it’s time to completely freak out.

Check out how these little ones react to the best Star Wars thing in recent years in their own America’s Funniest Home Videos YouTube post.

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Death-defying iPhone films dizzying 40-story dive

The view of Dubai from Catalin Marin's iPhone before the phone fell 40 stories. Photo: Catalin Marin/YouTube

The view of Dubai from Catalin Marin’s iPhone before the phone fell 40 stories. Photo: Catalin Marin/YouTube

Catalin Marin should be walking around the streets of Dubai with a new iPhone – and not the one he dropped from a building 40 stories high.

Not only did Marin’s phone survive, it was rolling video the whole way down. When he got to his phone, he was able to watch it play back.

“I had a bit of a mishap this morning,” he wrote on her Instagram feed to introduce the 15-second video. “Shooting from the 40th floor, my phone decided to go for a ride into the wind. Forty floors down, not a scratch in sight.”

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Add all your videos to your iTunes library with iFlicks

iFlicks makes it easy to import all your videos into iTunes. Photo: iFlicks

iFlicks makes it easy to import all your videos into iTunes. Photo: iFlicks

This post is brought to you by iFlicks.

Are all your videos hidden in a bunch of folders or stored haphazardly in the cloud? Wouldn’t you rather they were all as easy to sort and locate as your iTunes content, with metadata like movie posters and cast credits?

Using iFlicks 2, you can easily import your video collection into iTunes. This gives you the ability to watch your third-party videos directly in iTunes or transfer them to your Apple TV, iPad, iPod or iPhone. On top of that, iFlicks downloads metadata (information or visuals related to your videos) and lets you tweak the metadata manually. Managing your video collection in iTunes has never been this easy!

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EU launches formal antitrust investigation into Android

Google apps are pre-installed on the Galaxy S6. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Google apps are pre-installed on the Galaxy S6. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

After years of examining the Android operating system, the European Commission has launched a formal antitrust investigation into claims that Google unfairly forces competitors into bundling its own apps on their devices.

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