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.
A Cessna 172B pilot in Mexico had to save his plane after his aeroplane propeller detached in flight. Yes, detached. Plonk. You can see the action from the cockpit in this video, including the exhilaration and relief of the passengers at the end.
One day, drones won't just fly by themselves: they'll hunt in packs. Imagine a swarm of tiny, flying drones chasing after you, synchronising their movements to catch you in the most effective way possible. If you can't imagine it, don't worry: it's already happened.
That’s what my Mum always told me, and sure enough, because I didn’t spend enough time in the pub as a kid I suck at pool. Looking at these awesome tricks makes me wish for a do-over – I want that kind of skill with a pool cue.
Brant Widgeon, an Astronomical Image Enhancement Engineer at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center*, chats about his experience creating all those amazing space images that leave the entire world in awe. What the world doesn't know is how they're really created.
The conquering of traditional film by video technology is a story whose outcome was perhaps decided years ago. But there remain the hangers-on who fight in the name of those grainy, flickering, celluloid strips. "Side by Side" is a documentary produced by Keanu Reeves (seriously), which examines the transition from film to video in the world of movies.
Washing machines committing suicide (or being injected with a lethal brick depending on your perspective) are home appliances' gift to the internet. It's like the machines are realising their full comedic potential! This one, in particular, is awesome because of how meticulously it breaks down. Little by little, piece by piece, you can't look away. [G4TV]
Many gathered around the tube in America for Stephen Colbert's feisty interview with everyone's favorite reclusive children's book author, Maurice Sendak. It's always a delight when old people weight in on new technology, and the highlight of the interview was Sendak's eloquent and nuanced condemnation of the ebook revolution.
Singapore's Marina Bay Sands hotel is home to one of the most-photographed and internet beloved swimming pools on the planet. It's atop a massive tower, and looks seamless, like a levitating mirror. So why not leap off off of it?
Fixed skateboard trucks, no matter how loose, just can't flex enough to match the carving ability and dynamic movement of a surfboard. The SurfSkate's specially-designed front truck, however, lets you carve tarmac like swells in the Pacific.
This is the best prank you can pull on an entire city. The marketing team behind the movie Chronicle tried its hand at viral marketing by flying three human shaped RC planes around NYC to make it look like real people were magically flying. From the ground, it really looked like you were watching a superhero do its flyin' thang.
Last November I flew a P-40 in California, one with three confirmed kills, rescued after a crash in a Pacific island. If I get to fly a P-40 again, I hope I get to do it like the Texas Flying Legends: over St. Barths island.
I may not speak Japanese, but “oh crap” is pretty much universal no matter what language you shout it in. As the water breaks over the sea wall you can see cars get taken out by the water, their poor drivers trapped, in this just released footage of the horrendous disaster.
I, like the Canadian animator Joel Furtado, would like to see Nintendo do an HD sequel to TheWind Waker. Sadly it’s never going to happen. But unlike me, Joel has talent, so decided to make his own awesome “The Legend of Zelda: The Lost Oracle” trailer.