A window into another world is what you often see on Gizmodo UK’s ‘Watch This’ page. Showing videos from other sites or made by our very hands, you can while the hours away by checking out awesome timelapses, drone footage, educational videos, viral laugh-a-minutes, or even trailers for upcoming movies and TV shows.
I don't know how this guy managed to build a 3,118 coin coin tower on top of a single coin on the corner of a table but boy did he do it. It took him seven hours, over $200 (£125) in change plus some presumably insane weed smoking to pull it off.
Humanoid robots can be just a little bit creepy, what with their serene expressions and awkward jerky motions. We've seen the HRP-4C get down and boogie, but now it's learnt to walk like a human... with a sore arse. [YouTube via Plastic Pals via TechCrunch]
You might think NASA's not doing a lot these days, what with the dismantling of the manned space program and everything, but they're still making explosions. Now there's video: the J-2X, which NASA says is our next ticket to space.
Flight Global's Jon Ostrower has flown in the Boeing 787 Dreamliner a few times already. He just posted a video along with a detailed account of his experience inside ANA's newest toy. It seems like a great experience, as promised:
Apple Stores, those atom bomb-lit, alabaster opium dens of consumer electronics—they are everywhere. From suburban America to Paris, Apple's retail tentacles are wrapped around our thigh, swinging iPads back and forth. Let's explore them all at warp speed.
Nokia just posted a short 'documentary' about the design process that went into the beautiful Nokia Lumia 800. It's revealing and... wait, didn't Nokia just slap Windows Phone on the fantastic but Meego-running N9 and call it a day?
One of my yet to be fulfilled dreams is to pop open a fire hydrant and dance naked in the street while the exploded hydrant rains all over me. FUN. I'm second guessing myself now though cause exploded fire hydrants are FREAKING POWERFUL. They can even lift cars.
This is what happens when a 230-ton Airbus A330 has the right angle of attack, the right low speed and the right amount of head wind: it gets suspended in the middle of the sky for a few seconds. It feels like it's flying in slow motion, then it freezes for a couple of seconds and keeps moving in slow motion.
Made By Hand, a documentary series of people who still, um, make things by hand, recently featured Joel Bukiewicz, a modern day knife maker who started Cut Brooklyn, a wonderful shop for handmade knives. In his featurette, Bukiewicz shows the process and immense detail he puts into every single knife.
A vibration in your pocket only tells you that an email or text message has arrived, not what it's about. So researchers at the Nagoya Institute of Technology have developed a unique communication system that lets written messages be felt on someone else's hand, without any physical interaction.
If you're in the market for a new camera, have your eye on a fancy DSLR, and care about more than just the price, you'll want to take a few minutes and peruse this tutorial from the folks at LensProToGo. In the video they explain what terms like sensor size, crop factor and depth of field mean, and illustrate how each one can affect the photos or videos you're shooting.
A fireworks display in Oban, Scotland, had a "technical hitch" last night, and saw the entire half hour performance go off in just one minute flat. Well, that was well worth leaving the centrally-heated flat for, wasn't it, Scots? Check out the video on the Beeb here: [BBC]
Here's your feel good video of the day. A uselessly cute and furry little Ewok going head to head against the menacing Incredible Hulk. The Hulk does what George Lucas should've done to Ewoks. [YouTube via @kwameopam]