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Life-size flying replica of 'City Scanner' drone from Half-Life 21m44s

Life-size flying replica of 'City Scanner' drone from Half-Life 2

Made from scratch is this incredible life-sized copy of the 'City Scanner' drone from the computer game Half-Life 2. The length is 80 cm, height 55 cm, weight, 1771 g with a flight time of 11 minutes. The main materials used are: carbon fiber (carbon) and expanded polystyrene. Flight Controller DJI Naza-M Lite without GPS, motors AX-2810Q-750KV Brushless Quadcopter Motor, Afro ESC 30Amp, three-bladed screws 9 "Battery: 3300mAh 4S 30C.

Veken Mini RC Drone Quadricopter Review6m27s

Veken Mini RC Drone Quadricopter Review

I was 100% prepared to be let down by this mini drone, but my expectations have been MORE than exceeded. I'm shocked by all the flight options there are (even though they take a while to get the hang of) and how easy it is to control right out of the box. Very cool - and the LED lights are a plus! It comes with regular AA batteries for the remote control and two rechargeable batteries for the drone itself. The charger is a simple USB plug that you can plug the batteries in to in order to charge - really easy to figure out. There are simple flight options - one joystick controls the height, the other banks - and more advanced options - hold in the right top trigger to do a rise and flip - as well as incremental adjustments using some of the many small buttons on the controller face. It'd be nice if they were labeled better, but it's a small enough controller you will learn it by feel. All in all, I'm really impressed at what I got for the cost. I've had other "mini quadricopters" that did not last a day, and so far we've had a lot of fun playing with this. Still a bit too complicated for the 4-year-old to control, but both her and the 1-year-old love to watch it fly.

Published: November 26, 201811 views
Little girl helps dad review remote control car5m21s

Little girl helps dad review remote control car

So far, I've been very impressed with this little RC vehicle. It's fast, easy to control, and the girls love it! It drives really well on medium-length carpet, which was what I was worried about initially - I wanted to make sure we could use this inside! It comes with two 9v batteries for the controller and 2 rechargeable battery packs for the car. I like that the batteries are rechargeable, but I would have preferred a non-rechargeable battery option as well. Rechargeable batteries eventually fade, and I'm not sure how high of quality these are. It would have been nice to have the option for 4 AA batteries in the vehicle itself as well. In our usage, the batteries seem to last long enough for some playtime - maybe 15 minutes or so. It's obvious when the batteries are starting to fade as the steering noticeably become less sharp and then the car eventually slows to a stop. The product description says it's "easy enough for a 5-year-old" - Leighton is 4 and she does pretty well (though steering while driving is a bit difficult for small hands), so I'd say that's accurate.

Published: November 26, 2018215 views
Man has simple solution if YouTube demonetized your channel4m27s

Man has simple solution if YouTube demonetized your channel

If YouTube recently shut down your monetization then you need to watch this. Without 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 watch hours in a twelve month period, they will not allow your channel to be monetized. That means your videos won't earn you a dime. But there's a very simple way around this policy. A YouTube uploader explains how you can start earning again for views on your YouTube channel immediately. But restoring the earnings from your videos is only a small part of the good news. You’ll make far more than you ever did by doing almost the exact same work that you were always doing. It starts with a platform called Rumble. When you upload your videos on Rumble and chose "exclusive video management" it allows Rumble to file a copyright claim on your video. This means ads will be placed on the video and the views will earn you money again immediately. Rumble receives the revenue from the ads on your video and they give you 90% of those earnings. But that 10% commission they take is not going to worry you at all when you see how Rumble is actually going to earn you many times more than you were earning on YouTube. This former YouTuber was making a few dollars a month until he discovered Rumble. Now, he's making well over $1,000 each month by uploading videos. The reason that Rumble far surpasses YouTube for earning potential is that they pay their content creators 60% of ad revenue compared with the mere 15% that YouTube pays. AND Rumble promotes your videos in many ways. They market your videos to major platforms such as MSN, Yahoo, AOL, and many more. This creates exposure and views that you would never see on your YouTube channel. As if that weren’t enough , Rumble also makes use of YouTube for your benefit by placing approved videos on their Rumble Viral YouTube channel which has over 800,000 subscribers. This subscriber base is growing by more than 1,000 every day. The potential for earnings here are also enormous. Another way that they market videos is to license them to agencies looking for content for commercials and TV shows. This can be extremely lucrative for content creators. The process is the same in many ways. You upload videos and collect money from ad revenue. But when you upload to Rumble, they do the hard work for you. There is one difference with Rumble that needs to be understood. There is an approval system that ensures quality content is given full promotion. Obviously this benefits everyone and is the reason why Rumble can demand higher ad revenue. This allows them to match video content with advertisers for targeted marketing. Understanding this approval process and how to get the promotion that you need for maximum earnings doesn’t have to be confusing. Rumble offers accessible support from their staff, a community forum with members who are motivated to help each other, and your very own Rumble Coach. In this video, David McNab offers to coach you and help you build your channel the way he did. Restore your earnings on your YouTube channel right away, and start earning many times the revenue on top of that. Email David at YouTube demonetizing your channel isn’t the end of your earnings. It’s just the start.

Business ideas that would only work on Facebook5m17s

Business ideas that would only work on Facebook

You can invest your downtime into a side business that thrives off of the specificity of Facebook ad targeting. Whether you like to make crafts, write, design apparel, or are savvy at drop-shipping, there is a world of new possibilities for your side hustle.

Bionic bartender never complains of long shifts47s

Bionic bartender never complains of long shifts

While cruising with Royal Caribbean on the Harmony of the Seas ship, Vivian just happened to stumble across The Bionic Bar. To order a drink, guests need to use one of the tablets found at any of the tables. Once in the Bionic Bar menu system, guests have the choice of selecting from pre-defined drink recipes, or creating their own concoctions. And there you have it, your drink made specially for you by a robot. Not quite the personal connection as some bars, but fun nonetheless!

Rumble delivers more revenue for content creators than YouTube ever could2m57s

Rumble delivers more revenue for content creators than YouTube ever could

Video uploading has become easier and more lucrative in the past few years. And content creators have more choice than ever for delivering their videos to the world. YouTube was once the brand name for uploading videos and earning money. But there is a much better platform for reaching an unlimited audience and earning revenue that far surpasses what content creators could ever earn with platforms like YouTube. It's called Rumble. Rumble has emerged as the best choice for uploaders for many reasons. As a video viewing platform, its user friendly presentation and organized setup allows video consumers to find entertaining content more easily. Rumble is gaining momentum with viewers and with advertisers who are looking for more streamlined, quality videos that better enable them to reach their intended audience through ad placement. Advertising has changed dramatically and product suppliers are willing to pay much greater revenue for targeted marketing through videos. What's important is that this all benefits the content creator, or video uploader in a number of ways. Simply put, creators can earn many times what they ever could on YouTube. David McNab is a content creator who discovered Rumble and the potential to earn money almost by accident. In this video, he explains why Rumble is easily the best choice for content creators. He explains that he earns more than $1,000 every month. What he doesn't say though, is that with Rumble, he has earned more than 300 times what he earned on YouTube. David explains that Rumble demands higher ad revenue, shares 60% of that revenue with the content creator (compared with the 10-15% that YouTube pays), and Rumble promotes your videos on Platforms that greatly increase exposure, views and revenue. David is happy to share all that he has learned and will guide you through the process of setting up an account for free. He will teach you everything he has learned in two years so that you can build a channel that earns you money 24 hours a day. He will teach you how to do basic editing, how to add copyright free music, how to create content that increases your chances of approval and how to promote your videos even further on social media. Another incredible thing about Rumble is that the support team is accessible to the content creator to help them learn and grow their business. David has learned a great deal of what he now knows because the support team constantly provided him with support and feedback as he grew his own channel. With 60% of the ad revenue, streamlined content for advertisers, unparalleled promotion, and ongoing personal support for creators, there is no platform that compares to Rumble. Are you ready to start making money with videos? If so, you can register at and start earning right away. Better yet, contact David at and let him coach you and help you earn even more, much faster.

How you can earn serious money by uploading videos to Rumble3m48s

How you can earn serious money by uploading videos to Rumble

Everybody understands that people are earning money by uploading videos on the internet. What they don't know is that anyone can do it. They don't understand how easy it is to make a serious income every month. Most people also mistakenly believe that YouTube is the best way, or even the only way to do this. People believe that they need have a viral video and earth shattering content to make it worth their time. David McNab explains how easy it is to make money by uploading and he even explains how to do it. He's offering to coach you. For free! It may come as a surprise to most people that Rumble is a far better platform for making an income through video creation. The advantages to Rumble are outlined here. David has been making over $1,000 every month without any special skills or talent and he offers to share everything he knows about video creation. He'll teach you all about finding content, editing, adding music and anything else you need to make your own income. Since February 2016, David has been editing videos in his spare time. He uses the time he spends waiting or travelling and turns it into earnings. What isn't explained in this video is that David has also realized a life dream through Rumble. He always envisioned the perfect job as being one that would allow him to set up his laptop anywhere in the world and make money. He does hint at this when he says "your office can be absolutely anywhere", but it's more than just a dream for him now. It's reality. David and his wife Kristy have traveled to Cayman Islands, Belize, Mexico and Cuba for scuba diving and other adventures. His dream became reality when he started recording the fun with a GoPro camera. During the evening, after a day of diving, David sat on a porch overlooking the ocean and listening to the sound of the waves on the beach while he uploaded some of the most exciting moments of the day. He worked on his computer on the boat between dives and he even used the idle time at the airport and on the plane to create videos. What David has found is that there is a lot of satisfaction, even freedom, in being able to take his "office" anywhere in the world. Rumble is now paying for his family vacations and as an added bonus, each vacation actually helps provide even more footage for the next round of videos. With Rumble, people are making money with videos that anyone could create. They can be about pets, hobbies, wild animals, kids, vlogs, recipes, instructional videos or anything else imaginable. Most people already have content on their phones or cameras that could make them a lot of money. David offers to share what it takes to get you started right away. By emailing him at, you'll be starting on a fun adventure and maybe you'll soon be realizing your own dream. It's a lot easier than you think!

Augmented reality talking red wine bottle1m18s

Augmented reality talking red wine bottle

19 Crimes is an amazing discovery for wine and tech lovers. By downloading the 19 Wines app, all seven varieties of wine will tell you a 60 second story. Watch and be amazed as this bottle of Cabernet talks about one of the Nineteen crimes turned criminals into colonists. Upon conviction, British rogues guilty of a least one of the 19 crimes were sentenced to live in Australia, rather than death. This punishment by "transportation" began in 1783 and many of the lawless died at sea. For the rough-hewn prisoners who made it to shore, a new world awaited. This wine celebrates the rules they broke and the culture they built.

Lego-built machine solves Rubik's Cube1m30s

Lego-built machine solves Rubik's Cube

This homemade machine built with Lego Mindstorms, Raspberry Pi, and BrickPi, uses the Kociemba two-phase algorithm to completely solve a Rubik's cube all on its own. Unreal!

Published: February 1, 201733,867 views
Real life prosthetic hand inspired by video game59s

Real life prosthetic hand inspired by video game

Several months ago Armatus Designs received a commission to create a functional prosthetic hand based off of the Phantom Pain hand used in Metal Gear Solid 5. This was for a client who was born without a left hand and grew tired of his standard claw style prosthetic, but didn't want to shell out thousands of dollars for a motorized medical grade prosthetic. The goal was to create something durable, functional and useful on a budget. This is the result!

'Phantom Pain' prosthetic hand from 3D printer5m31s

'Phantom Pain' prosthetic hand from 3D printer

Several months ago Armatus Designs received a commission to create a functional prosthetic hand based off of the Phantom Pain hand used in Metal Gear Solid 5. This was for a client who was born without a left hand and grew tired of his standard claw style prosthetic, but didn't want to shell out thousands of dollars for a motorized medical grade prosthetic. The goal was to create something durable, functional and useful on a budget. The client has very little left of his wrist, meaning the standard active grip system on other 3D printed prosthetics wouldn't work for him, so they designed a passive grip system using retention springs. This allows the fingers to auto-adjust to whatever object they are gripping, and only requires user input to actually open the grip, which is done by pulling the knob at the rear of the forearm section. All 5 fingers normally open and close at once, but there is also a detachable ring connected to the main knob which articulates just the index finger, which can be locked in place to allow greater usability in actions such as typing and pressing buttons.

New iPhone 7 makes weird hissing sounds1m21s

New iPhone 7 makes weird hissing sounds

Some iPhone 7's have been making strange noises, but they sure aren't coming out of the headphone jack! Learn about this strange phenomena in this very interesting clip.

Published: September 20, 2016289 views
Cool new tool allows you to shower on the go58s

Cool new tool allows you to shower on the go

Enjoying the outdoors this summer is definitely the move, so when we heard about the wildly successful Rinsekit, we just had to check it out. Needing no pumping nor batteries, Rinsekit is a totally portable and pressurized shower that securely stores two full gallons of hot or cold water for washes on the go! Delivering a strong spray for up to three minutes, Rinsekit is perfect for music festivals, camping and anything in between. The patented eon™ pressure system is easily filled by a household spigot or sink (with adapter) and operated with a spray nozzle that offers seven different settings. The compact design includes a built-in ruler to measure fish, folding handle for carrying ease, and easy-to-remove lid to stand on for changing. In addition to a six foot hose, Rinsekit also comes integrated with a hose nozzle, hose bib adapter, on/off valve, and Quick Connect. At an attractive price point that doesn't hurt your wallet, you'd be a fool not to cop yourself a Rinsekit unit right now! Much love to Letsruntrack for the dope beat. Read more via!