Jetpack daredevils take flight alongside Airbus A380

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A Jetman Dubai pilot soars to catch up with an Emirates A380 commercial jet.
A Jetman Dubai pilot soars to catch up with an Emirates A380 commercial jet.
Photo: Jetman Dubai

We were all supposed to have personal jetpacks by now. But keeping them in the air for any length of time has made them impractical, so to get our futuristic fix we have to settle for Buzz Lightyear or James Bond from the 1965 movie Thunderball.

But check out jetpack pilots Yves Rossy and Vince Reffet, of the Jetman Dubai team, who recently conducted a fantastic formation flight over the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai with an Emirates A380 commercial jet.

YouTube’s new streaming service charges iOS users an Apple tax

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YouTube is going ad-free, for a price.
YouTube is going ad-free, for a price.
Photo: Google

Google revealed that it’s getting into the subscription video streaming game today with the introduction of YouTube Red.

The new $9.99-per-month service will give customers ad-free access to all of YouTube’s content, but the company plans to charge customers extra if they sign up through iOS.

How to beam YouTube to the big screen using El Capitan

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Get YouTube up on the big screen.
Get YouTube up on the big screen.
Photo: Rego Korosi/Flickr

Ever wish you could watch all those great Key & Peele or Inside Amy Schumer clips from YouTube on the big television in the living room?

Sometimes the small screen on your MacBook just isn’t large enough to contain all that hilarity. It’s times like these that you’ll want to send video to that massive HDTV, and El Capitan makes it even easier with a new AirPlay feature.

Here’s how to beam your favorite clips to your favorite screen.

H2-Woah! iPhone 6s may be secretly waterproof

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Water way to put your new iPhone 6s through its paces.
Photo: Zach Straley

Apple hasn’t advertised the iPhone 6s as being waterproof, but it seems that the new handset (unofficially) isn’t totally adverse to taking a dip.

In a new video test, YouTuber Zach Straley submerged both the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus in a bowl of water and let them sit there for an hour, powered up.

While the test certainly isn’t comprehensive — and we recommend all Cult of Mac readers leave their new handsets on dry land — it certainly bodes well if you happen to accidentally drop your iPhone 6s in the bath or down the toilet sometime in the next year.