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 recently flew a Curtiss P-40 Warhawk from World War II (with three kills). It was a beautiful experience in a beautiful plane, but it pales in comparison with the P-51 Mustang. Watch and enjoy this amazing classic airplane porn.
Gizmodo reader Xian Min Zhang just sent me this impressive timelapse video from his company's latest project: a 30-story tall, 183,000-square-foot hotel built in just 360 hours. Just 15 days! I kept watching it in disbelief.
G-Form has put iPads through some serious torture in the name of, err, angular yellow iPad cases? Whatever. This is an iPad (and a Go-Pro!) falling from over 30,000 metres — high enough to see the curvature of the Earth and the black of space).
There aren’t many more humiliating things to happen to you if you’re a man than being turned down by the woman you love when you propose to them. But if you happen to be on camera at the time, up on the big screen of a basketball game, on “Mistletoe Cam” no less – that’s just got to be truly gut wrenching. I’m cringing just thinking about it. Ouch.
The rozzers have slapped the wrists of a prankster extraordinaire that streaked through a Tesco store in Olds Field, Sutton, twice in two weeks. The 19-year-old trotted through the store with nothing but a scarf around his head and a pair of shoes.
Off the top of my head there are quite a few applications I can think of for a remote, VR-controlled robot system, but petting a cat is probably not as high up on the list as it should be. Taylor Veltrop didn't have that issue and using Kinect; a Wiimote; a head mounted display; a treadmill (!), and a Nao robot, he concurred the distance and managed to brush his cat remotely.
A big five-fingered high-five to the British Heart Foundation, which has created one of the best ads I've ever clapped eyes on. Hiring hardman Vinnie Jones (crib-notes: Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels; Snatch; Swordfish) to front a CPR campaign urging people to pump in time to the Bee Gees' hit Stayin' Alive is one of the most hilarious, not to mention effective, commercials of history.
I don't think annoying your brother with a few foot jabs warrants getting slapped across the face with an iPad but hey, boys will be boys. Maybe brother was trying to set a new high score! Or maybe he was Facetiming a cute girl! Who knows! All I know now is that the iPad makes for an awesome slapping device. [YouTube]
If you're a fan of the silly hijinks of Jackass, you have to watch this upcoming Nitro Circus movie. Nitro Circus is the super crazy extreme group headlined by motocross legend Travis Pastrana and his friends that pull stunts that even Knoxville and gang wouldn't even dare of doing.
I want to believe this is real. I really want to believe this is real. Please internet, just let us have this one thing: an astoundingly cool WipeOut model car track based on superconductivity and magnetic fields. It's incredible looking.
Details are thin on the ground on this one. All we really have is this rather over-produced teaser video, but it certainly looks like HP's readying a new ultrabook. Either that or it's pulled a fast one on us, and all this shuttering of webOS has been a front to cover the development of an incredibly cool-looking tablet.
Gizmodo reader Kien Lam just sent me this beautiful video that has made me extremely jealous: a time lapse video of his year backpacking all around the world. 343 days, 17 countries over five continents reduced to just five minutes.