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.
There's the potential for the next generation of touchscreen LCD vending machines to be an all out assault on our senses. So here's hoping more companies will take this subtly animated approach instead of horrifying advertisements.
Dyson's had a bit of a rough time with companies ripping off its technology and design in recent years, notably with the Vax lawsuit which it (unfairly, in my opinion) lost a couple of months ago. So they're sticking it to China and Vax with a new TV ad, which also acts as a good introduction to anyone familiar with Dyson vacuums.
I know ribbing on Will.i.am for selling his soul to any tech company that's willing to have him is all too easy, but his video for T.H.E shows some prominent product placement for the HTC Sensation XL. We just wish the sight of that gorgeous handset could undo seeing Mick Jagger, Jennifer Lopez and Will.i.am grinding in the cosmos/a jet's dashboard/on a plane. And the noise! I'll have to listen to three hours of Mike & The Mechanics to wash those memories out. [YouTube via Facebook]
Watching surfers with glow in the dark wetsuits surf on their light-up neon surfboards in the complete dark is a visual mind bender. It's also completely crazy 'cos uh... SHARKKKKSS? Could you paint a bigger target on yourself than BRIGHT LIGHTS ALL OVER YOUR BODY?!
I thought I would be bored with silly Siri videos by now but nope! Not even close. I'm still laughing my ass off. This one shows a make-believe feature in Siri that I wish was really real: Siri can rap any Notorious B.I.G. song.
This is pretty stupid but kind of funny too:Deck the Halls sung by 64 iPhones. It's kind of amazing that they got them singing in sync. But you know what's even better? They are donating $0.05 (3p) per view to charity.
Was 2011 a memorable year for the movies? I didn't think so until I watched this 5 minute video of 230 films that released this year. So exciting! So fun! The full list of movies used in the clip in the order they appear can be found here.
The sequences of this video would marvel anyone with a pair of eyes. Couple it with the lyrics of What a Wonderful World recited by Sir David Attenborough and you make our wonderful world even more wonderful. [Thanks Nick!]
We've got a big ol' crush on slingshot master Joerg Sprave, but for all his rubbery kinetic might, there comes a point when the maximum power of a slingshot maxes out. That is, unless you such a huge badass you use trees for slingshots.
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.