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Amazon delivery truck drives off highway video sparks viral criticism

Jak Connor | Tue, Aug 17 2021 4:03 AM CDT

An Amazon delivery truck has been caught on video veering of the I-45 highway in Texas to seemingly by-pass bumper-to-bumper traffic.

The video was posted on TikTok by Camihardman and has since been viewed more than 13.7 million times. The video shows an Amazon delivery truck driving straight off the highway, over the grass, and reportedly through a shortcut to avoid the traffic. One user said, "I'd be the car behind. Truck drivers know what's up and I'd trust him to get us to a faster route."

Most of the people that have commented on the video are poking fun at Amazon and its delivery service, with one user saying, "We're sorry to inform you your package has been dela... will be arriving earlier than expected." The video also shows another vehicle following the road the truck was following. It should be noted that the creator of the video mentioned that she saw "probably 10 cars do it before them".

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'Time traveler' claims his year 2027 is connected to 2021

Jak Connor | Mon, Jul 26 2021 5:36 AM CDT

Since February, a man has posted videos about him purportedly being a "time traveler" from the year 2027.

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Javier, whose TikTok handle is @unicosobreviviente, which translates to Lone Survivor, has been posting videos to his account since February 13, 2021, where he first claimed to have "woken up" in the year 2027 [Video Here]. Since then, Javier has been posting more videos, and each of them shows a barren town in Spain with no people in any of the areas that should usually have "high human traffic".

Each of the videos has been watched millions of times, with the first garnering the most attention with more than 11 million views. The first video was captioned, "I just woke up in a hospital, and I don't know what might have happened. Today is February 13, 2027, and I am alone in the city." As you can probably imagine, the videos were met with heavy criticism. Many users questioned why things such as electricity and internet connections are still working when no one is around.

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Video of two women flung from swing fall down 6,300 cliff goes viral

Jak Connor | Tue, Jul 20 2021 2:37 AM CDT

A video last month has recently gone viral as it shows the moment two women were flung from a swing that was swinging them over a 6,300 feet cliff.

The video was shot last month in Russia's Dagestan region, and it shows two women being thrown from a swing that goes out over the side of a cliff. The women were flung from the swing because one of the chains attached to the chair broke, causing the chair to drop to one side and the women to be hurdled forwards while they desperately struggled to hold on.

While the cliff is 6,300 feet, 200 feet deeper than the Grand Canyon, the women actually survived the fall because they landed on a narrow platform just below the cliff face. The Mirror reports that family members dragged them both to safety and that the women only suffered mild bruising and scratches from the fall. An investigation has begun into the incident by Russian authorities.

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Video: woman tries exit plane mid-flight, crew duct-tapes her to seat

Jak Connor | Wed, Jul 14 2021 5:35 AM CDT

An individual has filmed a woman duct-taped to a an American Airlines plane seat after reportedly having a mental breakdown mid-flight.

TikTok user @lol.ariee was aboard American Airlines Flight 1774 that was heading to Charlotte, North Carolina, from Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, when a woman on-board flight began to cause a commotion. @lol.ariee explained in a follow-up video that all flight attendants were running up and down the aisles but weren't telling anyone what the problem was. The pilot of the plane then informed everyone that there was "a bad situation on the plane".

@lol.ariee continued and said that a flight attendant eventually told passengers that a woman was experiencing a mental breakdown and "had an outburst". This "outburst" was an attempt to get off the plane as she was saying, "She was saying, 'I need to get off this plane,' and she went up to the exits and started banging on the doors, saying, 'You need to let me off this plane!'" @lol.ariee said.

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Insane video of lighting striking a golf ball mid-air is dropping jaws

Jak Connor | Tue, Jul 13 2021 6:19 AM CDT

Sometimes when you pull out your camera to record a friend, you end up recording something that you never intended or weren't expecting to happen. This is one of those moments.

Tomas Gomez, an employee at the TopGolf driving range located in Texas, was smashing some balls with his friends before the bad weather became too much. Gomez struck his last ball out into the rain while one of his friends recorded the shot. The footage shows the ball being hit out into the driving range and then being struck by a bolt of lighting, presumably completely destroyed.

The video has since gone viral on TikTok and has been featured on the TopGolf Instagram page. Gomez said to KSAT-TV, "It could have hit me...It could have hit any of us, Gomes told the news outlet. I heard the thunder and my instinct was to run... It was all a blur. It was actually pretty scary after I was thinking about it for a while." For more information on this story, check out this link here.

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Twitch creates Hot Tub category, 1.4 million hours watched in 4 days

Jak Connor | Wed, May 26 2021 4:35 AM CDT

The first four days of the new category hitting Twitch it has garnered more than 1.4 million hours of watch-time.

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Twitch decided it was launching a new category on Friday, May 21. That new category is called "Pools, Hot Tubs, and Beaches", and as you may have already guessed, the category if filled with predominately female streamers sitting in a pool or a hot tub interacting with their audiences. As for the "beaches", funnily enough the sixth most-watched channel in the new category was actually MarineMammalRescue.

The new category's viewership managed to placed it in the same league as games such as Teamfight Tactics, Genshin Impact, PUBG, and Overwatch. As for it's overall popularity, according to data by research firm Rainmaker and StreamElements, Pools, Hot Tubs, and Beaches is currently ranked at 26th out of all content on Twitch. Hot Tub streamer Amouranth, seen in above image, had nearly 500,000 hours watched out of overall total.

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YouTube to combat TikTok with $100 million fund to pay Shorts creators

Jak Connor | Thu, May 13 2021 5:33 AM CDT

YouTube is planning on paying YouTube Short creators out of its soon-to-be-released $100 million creators fund.

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YouTube Shorts will be what YouTube will be using to combat the extremely popular app TikTok. According to Amy Singer, the director of global partnership enablement for YouTube Shorts, the fund's announcement is the "first step in our journey to build a long-term monetization model for Shorts on YouTube". Additionally, Singer says that the creator's fund is a "top priority for us", but it will "take us some time to get it right."

It should be noted that anyone who creates YouTube Shorts can be a part of the fund, and not just creators who are enrolled in the YouTube Partner Program. The only requirement to be a part of the creator's fund is that the creator must create original content and follow the community guidelines outlined by YouTube. YouTube is going to be reaching out "to thousands of creators whose Shorts received the most engagement and views to reward them for their contributions."

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Could Twitter be the next company to take on Twitch in streaming?

Jak Connor | Tue, Jun 23 2020 6:32 AM CDT

The world of streaming is change quite rapidly, and just yesterday Microsoft announced the closure of its streaming platform Mixer.

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Microsoft announced that it was partnering with Facebook Gaming to transit its community over to Facebook's streaming service. This has left big name streamers such as Shroud and Ninja as free agents that have complete rain of choice for what streaming platform they want to start streaming on. The closure of Mixer may not affect the already established badly (as most already have monetary contracts signed), but it certainly will impact the streamers that have been slowly climbing the ranks of the streaming world.

So what do these streamers do? A moderately large Mixer streamer might have a hard time transitioning their audience over to a new platform. The transition could come at a cost of many streamers audience members leaving, essentially, throughout the transition period viewers are lost. Mixer streamers will have to make a decision of what platform they are going to begin streaming on soon, as Mixer will be officially killed off on July 22nd.

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YouTube's largest podcaster Joe Rogan will become Spotify exclusive

Jak Connor | Wed, May 20 2020 2:33 AM CDT

The host of the JRE Podcast, Joe Rogan has just announced that YouTube's biggest podcast will be jumping ship and heading over to Spotify exclusively.

The move will not be immediate, and if you are thinking that viewers will be losing the video side of the podcast then don't worry, Rogan states in his announcement video that the video format will also be coming over to Spotify. Rogan announced the news via his personal Instagram account, where he stated that he signed a "multi-year licensing agreement with Spotify that will start on September 1st."

Rogan also says that the entire JRE Experience (Joe Rogan Experience) podcast library will be uploaded to Spotify on September 1st. Rogan reminds everyone that the other platforms that are hosting his content won't have to remove his content until "somewhere around the end of the year" when the exclusivity side of the new agreement with Spotify kicks in. Rogan emphasizes that the show will remain the same, and will also be free.

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Google to roll out Zoom-killing service called 'Google Meet'

Jak Connor | Wed, Apr 29 2020 8:50 AM CDT

Google is looking to keep all of its customers on its apps, and with so many people working from home right now and using Zoom, why not release another app that will entice them back onto Google?

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Google will soon be rolling out a new free service called Google Meet. Google Meet will be free for anyone who has a Gmail account, and will have a slew of features that will no doubt steal some of Zoom's users back over to Google for the sheer convenience. Meet users will be able to create and host meetings with up to 100 participants by using Meet's website, or iOS and Android apps.

Google users will also be able to schedule in meetings on their Google Calender and go straight to meetings from the Google Calendar app or website. Meet will also be able to use real-time captions and have an expanded tile view layout. At the moment, Google Meet sessions are unlimited, but after September 30th sessions will be limited to 60 minutes each. Google is uncapping the session time to allow for everyone who is required to work from home due to the coronavirus. If you are interested in Google Meet, check out more here.

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