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.
Did you know that Thomas Edison got his first job as a telegraph operator after saving the daughter of a station agent from an oncoming train? Or that he didn't invent the lightbulb, but instead created the first commercially viable version?
Petros Vrellis has turned Vincent Van Gogh's The Starry Night into an animation that changes when the user touches it. The effect is so beautiful and mesmerising that I'm now craving an app that would let me do the same.
Jaimie Mantzel had a vision, and after countless hours of work he is ready to reveal his creation to the world. His crawling, shooting, armor-clad, yet-to-be-named spider vehicle looks like a pretty amazing toy.
When Josh Dueck broke his back in 2004 during a skiing accident, few people thought he'd ski again. He defied expectations, though, and began using a Sit Ski — a mono-ski contraption used by paraplegics — to cruise down the slopes. That wasn't enough though, so he decided he had to attempt something a little more crazy: the first seated ski back flip.
You think you’re the king of the jungle, but think again. When it comes to memory tasks, this 11-year-old chimp that was born and raised in the Primate Research Institute of Japan’s Kyoto University, has you beat; you wouldn’t even stand a chance.
Flight Global's Jon Ostrower posted videos of three different kinds of airplane approaches and landings. The first one is the most spectacular, as a Airbus A320 approaches Bhutan's airport zooming, close to 3,500m mountains. Fast forward to 5:39.
Motorola’s had a stab at trying to get people to use their phone as a surrogate computer with its Atrix 4G – it wasn’t all that great as a netbook replacement. But things have drastically improved with the introduction of Ice Cream Sandwich, so why not just hook up your Galaxy Nexus to a monitor, keyboard and trackpad to give you an instant desktop computer?
Even zoos have to prepare for worst-case-scenarios, like when an animal escapes its enclosure. But I'm not so sure the paper mache rhinoceros used at the Ueno Zoo in Tokyo really drives the point home of how dangerous this could be.
After witnessing a fellow train passenger swiping an unattended iPhone, one brave chap decided to take action—in the form of video taping and yelling. Oh, the yelling. This could not be more hilarious and silly and proper and kind.
What will children of the digital age complain about when they are 70? I personally can't wait to see the shock on my grandchildren's faces when I tell them about the days of dial-up modems and the world before YouTube. Watch this video for a look into the crystal ball.
Raising the bar on nerdy wedding proposals, YouTuber doctorpappa (possibly not a real doctor) decided to ask his girlfriend to marry him by donning a paper-mache Futurama Bender mask, and popping the question in binary.
There’s a new superassassin on his way, and he’s not pulling his punches. Jeremy Renner has stepped into the empty shoes of the Bourne franchise for its next instalment, and if this trailer is anything to go buy, Bond has some serious competition this summer.