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.
The BBC's Earthflight series is amazing. They use "many filming techniques to create the experience of flying with birds as they encounter some of the greatest natural events on the planet." The results are stunning.
There was a storm over Düsseldorf's airport last week. Things got rough, with strong crosswinds that made landings pretty hard — and even caused some missed approaches. I get all wimpy looking at them, but I can't stop watching.
The old saying goes you can’t fold paper in half more than eight times, but that myth was dispelled in 2002 with a 12-fold world record. Now some kids from a school in Massachusetts have managed to fold a piece of bog roll 10 miles long (!), in half 13 times.
YouTube users may now upload the equivalent of 240,000 full-length films every week, but the site once hosted less than a hundred clips. And the very first, precedent-setting video was...about elephants?
I think I can still feel my fingers tingling after I played with a stereo hooked up to Ericsson's new capacitive coupling technology, which uses the water in the human body to transmit data instead of cables or radio waves.
Ever wondered how your bag gets from check-in to the plane and then back out to baggage claim as you jet around the world? Watch this awesome video of a bag checking in at Atlanta, shooting round the conveyors, getting hurled about, hopping aboard a plane and landing ready-for-collection in New York.
Chris Bryan, the amazing slow motion videographer, used a Phantom camera to capture surfers riding humungous waves in Teahupoʻo, Tahiti in super slow motion. It's terrifying to see the sea monster known as the ocean so huge and intimidating and hungry. Seriously, the waves were so big the day Bryan filmed the French Navy issued a double code red warning and threatened to arrest people that went into the ocean.
Watch this nice snail. It slowly moves across the ocean floor — lah-di-lah-di-lah! — until it finds a sleeping fish three times its size. Does it say hello, Mr. Fish, sorry to wake you up? No. It just opens its giant mouth and swallows it.
Books are wonderful, wonderful things. I love my Kindle, I really do. But this video makes me realise just how much I love the hard copy: the crack of a spine, the smell of the paper, the turn of the page. My Kindle doesn't do those things: it just runs out of battery.
The Spanish-speaking world really knows how to advertise their fast food. In what can only be described as the most epic pizza advert ever created, you’ve got a herculean man-mountain, a microwave, and a deadly boomerang-shaped pizza. I’d call it surreal, but that just doesn’t seem to cut it.
Wow and I thought that kind of thing only happened in the movies. It seems some newsreaders will read literally anything put on a teleprompter. I wonder if our British fact-spewers would fall for the same thing. I tip my hat to whoever thought up, and had the balls to actually implement, this Anchorman prank live on air. Brilliant.
Until the scientific community gets off its collective duff and starts researching the important and poorly understood field of Hoverboard technology, we'll just have to comfort ourselves with the Kinect-commanded, electric-powered, and Windows 8-controlled Board of Awesomeness from Chaotic Moon.
Gorilla Glass 2 is just as strong, tough and impressive as the original Gorilla Glass. Only difference? Gorilla Glass 2 is waaaaaaaay thinner at only .8mm compared to the original Gorilla Glass at 1mm. And at that size, 20% is a big freaking deal.