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Tag Archives: Videos

Girls Are A**holes, At Least These Ones In This Fictional Bar Are

Or maybe not even. This is normal human behaviour, we think… And to be fair, guys can be a**holes too, so don’t take this to heart. But this editor was in tears by the end of this clip. From laughter, of course.

The link to tech? None whatsoever. Or maybe guys like tech, and guys will like this, so… there? Yeah… No, but really, we’re only showing you this because it’s brilliant and we think you guys will get a kick out of it.

VIA [ TheAwesomer ]

PS4 Obliterated With .50 Caliber Sniper Shot, In Super Slow Motion

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Like clockwork, as soon as a hotly anticipated device gets released, videos of that same item being destroyed in increasingly creative ways start popping up all over YouTube. The PS4 is obviously no exception, and the below video is a pretty satisfying account of what happens when you put a heavy duty .50 caliber bullet through the console, filmed at 50,000fps.

And no, we’re not making some kind of commentary on the already months-old new-gen console flame war. It’s just gratuitous destruction, because what’s not to like about that?

VIA [ DVice ]

We’ve Seen The Future, And It’s In This MIT Motion-Tracked Table

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Just watch that GIF and tell us if your mind isn’t blown. It’s a project by a team at MIT called inFORM. It seems to involve a table with an array of individually actuated push-rods, which are in turn controlled by a motion-tracking camera. Here’s how they explain it:

Past research on shape displays has primarily focused on rendering content and user interface elements through shape output, with less emphasis on dynamically changing UIs. We propose utilizing shape displays in three different ways to mediate interaction: to facilitate by providing dynamic physical affordances through shape change, to restrict by guiding users with dynamic physical constraints, and to manipulate by actuating physical objects.

If we’re understanding their jargon correctly, the team is looking to develop a man/machine interaction that doesn’t involve a static user interface. In other words, they’re exploring ways in which we could interact with machines in the future. What does that mean in practical terms? We’re not sure, but a user on Reddit suggests a table that can pass the salt itself… It’s funny, but hey, the possibilities appear limitless and we’re glad folks with some semblance of competence are working on this stuff.

Watch the full video below to get a better idea of how awesome this is.

[ Project Page ] AND [ Full Paper ] VIA [ Reddit ]

Rage Watch: Worst Parking Exit Ever

Oh, the funny things the Intertubes bring you. Above is a video of a person exiting a parking lot in just about the most infuriating way possible. It’s not that there’s no room to maneuver either, it’s just that they suck. It takes this wonderful driver a full 4 minutes to get out, when it could have been done in 10 seconds. Heck, a bad driver would have done it in one minute. Want to spend a couple minutes screaming at your screen? Just hit play.

VIA [ Geekologie ]

Homeward Bound: The Best Ad For Google Maps We’ve Seen

You can think of advertisements as an automatic nuisance, but we’ve come to respect and admire the ones who’ve obviously had thought and care put into their production. The commercial above is one of the best ads we’ve come across, and it’s for Google Maps. It chronicles the 20 year journey of Saroo Brierley, a man originally from India who was separated from his family at a train station at the age of 6, and who spent the next 20 years trying to find his way back home. It’s touching and beautiful, and definitely worth taking 3 minutes out of your life to watch.

VIA [ Mashable ]

Telekinesis Prank Is A Couple Notches Better Than Anything We’ve Seen So Far

Ok, first of all, this is an engineered viral video ad for the movie Carrie. But that doesn’t matter, because we’re of the belief that if an ad is actually entertaining, we’re all for watching it. And this particular commercial is awesome. It’s an elaborate prank on some unsuspecting coffee shop customers involving a girl with “telekinetic powers”. It’s so well made that you’d actually have a hard time believing it’s a prank. It involves tables on RC wheels, and a dude hanging from a wall.

It’s a fun watch. 10 million views in two days can’t all be wrong, right?

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This Is The Craziest GTA V Car Chase You’ll See All Day

It sort of goes without saying that half the fun in GTA franchises is not to follow the missions, but to cause as much havoc in the city as humanly possible, before being caught by the cops. How far can you get? The guy in the video above takes us through one of the most insane car chases we’ve ever seen in a game, throwing grenades at helicopters, jumping over hills, taking curves at mind bending speeds… It’s worth a watch.

VIA [ GeeksAreSexy ]

If Ballet Shoes Could Kill… Oh Wait, This Pair Probably Could!

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Talk about killer dance moves.

I’m not referring to Miley Cyrus and her set at the VMAs, but rather, I’m talking about ballerina Amélie Ségarra and a short number she does wearing ballet shoes that have knives attached to them. Yes, knives. But that’s not all. The kicker has got to be the fact that Amélie’s stage happens to be a piano that she scars and destroys as she dances.

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How Old Are Your Ears? Take This Test and Find Out

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You probably use your ears a lot, even when you don’t mean to or when you’re not supposed to (ahem, like when you eavesdrop.) Studies show that people put their hearing at risk a lot, with too-loud headphones, blaring car stereos, and uber loud concerts that are partly to blame.

So the big question is: How old are your ears? AsapScience has created a hearing test of sorts that plays a series of tones at increasing frequencies. The video indicates which average age group can hear the tones, so you can find just how good or bad your hearing is almost immediately.

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