It's pretty hard to appreciate just how blazingly fast top-tier marathon runners are going- for 26.2 miles. So this video ad for the NYC Marathon let you attempt a marathon pace for just 60 feet. Nobody could do it.
No longer do we have to glare enviously at our Yankee counterparts over their super-fast 4G speeds. While 4G won't be available to Joe Blow on the street until 2013 (or later), O2 is embarking on the first trials in London -- and Giz UK readers have an exclusive opportunity to help the network during a three-month-long period.
This is crazy. New photos have appeared in Google Maps showing unidentified titanic structures in the middle of the Chinese desert. The first one is an intricate network of what appears to be huge metallic stripes. Is this a military experiment?
Call me paranoid, but I spend nearly every waking moment contemplating whether or not I'd survive a massive nuclear strike. I mean, weirder stuff has happened, guys! Luckily we can now pinpoint our chances with the precision of Google Maps.
Although this isn't as grotesque as the MySpace quasi-hooker's self-portraiture, whipping out your iPad as a goofy camera during a wedding is just the worst. The worst. This marriage is doomed.
Just in case you were about to give Adobe full credit for realising flash on a phone is a janky, unstable, and generally unpleasant experience, here comes Steve Jobs for some posthumous accolades: Adobe says iOS rejection killed Flash.
Gutterball: Golden Pin Bowling: A bowling game where you try to gather up as many "golden pins" as possible. Add spin and speed to your throws by perfecting touches and swipes. Kotaku says that "it looks better than it has a right to, and traps you inside an insidious grind loop that still manages to be fun." Bowling games are sort of silly, but I like that kind of silly. Free.
Apps make the iPhone shine. And you want your new (or even old) iPhone to shine, right? Here are the best iPhone apps this week! It's a solid list.
8tracks: 8tracks has always been a great way to combine your favourite songs into a custom playlist and share it with your friends. It's now on Android. Lifehacker says, "the service allows you to create a social playlist of songs with 8 or more songs, pulled and organized from their huge database of tracks. Music reviewers like Pitchfork, Spin, and Rolling Stone contribute playlists, and the service promises a social music discovery experience that lets you discover music that real people think works together."
Microsoft's Michael Mercieca is only one shameful workplace accusation away before hitting the trifecta: he's already racked up sexual harassment and horrible comments about the Japanese tsunami, the Telegraph reports. What'll it be next—child labour?
that last flyby video from the International Space Station was totally mesmerising. But, as if the new mission of the space station is to shock earthlings with amazing imagery, here's one that's even better. So. Much. Glowing.
A pillow to the face is a good way to silence the snorer you sleep with. Unless you're the snorer. In that case you'd probably prefer to share a bed with Jukusui-kun, a robot polar bear that doubles as an intelligent pillow, gently waking you by tickling your face so you'll roll onto your side.
Compact pack rifles are usually designed to be carried for emergencies, and this ultra lightweight aluminum and carbon fiber model, from Mountain View Machine & Welding, will greatly improve your chances of survival since it can also be transformed into a telescoping fishing rod.
I couldn't tell you why, but CNC-milled titanium seems to invoke the same testosterone pumping response as watching a grizzly bear fight a bald eagle. So whatever the reason is, I get the same feeling from the Prybar and Barbar titanium keychain-tools from Anso Knives.
Finding yet another more useful application for the Segway's balancing technology, the iFling robot is able to pick up ping pong balls and fling them at targets, all while effortlessly balancing on two wheels.