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.
This is beautiful, like an animated Monet painting of New York City. Our very own Matt Toder had this simple but amazing idea: to take every cool NYC time lapse he could find and layer them together into one single video. This is the result.
Can you hear that cry for the next Martin Scorsese, bouncing around the internet like an aural Ken Burns effect? It's come from Vimeo, which wants to find 2011's future directors, after seeing some enormous accomplishments from the inaugural Vimeo festival+award winners last year.
Who says you need a big budget to create awesome movies? Animation Intern Steven Briand created this clever stop-motion video, titled Proteigon, during his two-month tenure at Partizan with little more than a camera, some paper, and an excellent understanding of geometry.
Star Wars and Star Trek very probably have the most rabid fans known to geekdom. But they're constantly trying to one-up each other. What's better! Who's more awesome! Even the stars—William Shatner and Carrie Fisher—have gotten into it with each other. STOP IT. NO MORE. There's a bigger enemy out there: Twilight.
This very rare video was recorded in the 1980s. It shows Steve Jobs talking about the origin of Apple. It's fascinating to see how he hints at the Next Big Thing, back when the Macintosh was still a secret project in development.
Pogo sticks always amused the hell out of me. Up. Down. Up. Down. Repeat. These guys, however, take pogo sticks to the next level, it's more like: Up. Down. Spin. Jump over a woman in a wheelchair. Grind the railing. Up. Down. Go crazy.
I never get tired of time-lapses of New York City, but Rivers & Roads is particularly beautiful. It perfectly captures the arteries that carry the blood through the city — in just one minute from just one vantage point.
I'm not expert in Middle East policy, but it seems to me that if the whole world knew about Tel Aviv's Star Wars crawl escalator, Israel and its neighbours would live together in eternal peace — because it is amazing.
Watching this cube slowly turn itself inside out as its internal gears mesh together is a mesmerising and puzzling experience. It looks like it should never work, but it does. I have a degree in engineering. Hell, I have a PhD in engineering. I (kind of) know how it works. But it still looks like magic to me.
German luxury cars are for dentists. True one-percenters will settle for no fewer than ten layers of hand-laid, laser-cut, hardwood veneer when buying a car. Cool Hunting takes us on a video tour of the Bentley factory that makes it happen.
The internet was created for us to easily express our contempt and malice. We love to hate people, and the internet makes it easy to do so without wearing pants. A prime target? Videos. Here are the most loathed ever.
What's the opposite of nostalgia? A paralysing fear of the past? Chrono-nausea? Whatever it is, experience it while watching this video, a depressing strip mall beeper store advert with a babbling, incoherent little girl. I don't miss you anymore, 90s!
I'm not judging these people (I'm totally judging these people), but HOLY CRAP ARE YOU FREAKING SERIOUS. Grand Central Terminal, as pretty and regal as it may look, is not where you want to be on Friday. Stay away! And yet this.
You might have noticed, it's quite windy up in Scotland right now. It's so windy in fact that a wind turbine in Ardrossan, North Ayrshire in Scotland, burst into flames as the Atlantic storm battered the North of the UK.
Sure, the penny CGP Grey is talking about might be the American one cent coin, but the same goes for our pretty much useless 1p coin. When was the last time you saw a vending machine take less than a 5p coin? And all those crummy £0.99 sales tactics -- that's £1 whichever way you carve it up -- who cares about that 1p you're potentially saving?