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.
When the Commander of the International Space Station says he just saw "the most amazing thing I have ever seen in space," you know you're in for something incredible. We've never seen a view of a comet like this.
Watch these nutters riding their mountain bikes down the the tiniest cliff path possible. If you don't get unnerved, you are probably as crazy as they are or have no self-preservation instinct whatsoever. [Stellar via Kottke]
Walking through the New York wonderland during the holidays can be a pretty magical experience. This video, made by Cris Magliozzi, captures that feeling perfectly. It's a very special time lapse, made while he was walking from Central Park to Rockefeller Center.
Attention lonely internet lurkers, there are girls out there who totally "get" our internet humour and still love us! Like Audrey, the lovely girl in this video who was proposed to by her boyfriend Tim with internet memes. Watch the video, it's so gosh darn cute.
Taeyoon Choi isn't at this Ikea, the second largest store location in the world, to buy a coffee table. He's not there for delicious meatballs and lingonberry sauce, either. He's in Ikea to create crazy-weird experimental noise machines.
I'm glad Lego allows children (not to mention adults) to indulge in some escapist fantasies. But what they really need is a hard dose of reality served up in brick form. Slate's imaginary Lego Civil Unrest series is the perfect example!
79 videos of viral videos. Four minutes and twelve seconds of shocking stupidity, cruel luck and freaky freaks. Five weeks of bad dreams after seeing it. Here's the video summary that will make you wonder: why life?
In the 1950's IBM was synonymous with computers but faced a serious problem. Computers at that time were enormous, vacuum tube-driven machines — completely alien technology to the average person — and that bred a fear of them. To counter this PR nightmare, IBM turned to none other than Charles and Ray Eames.
Hi Britons. You might think Los Angeles is filled with American Starbucks sippin' celeb wannabes who are fake, plastic and vapid. Whatever. I think of Los Angeles as home. And since I'm not going home for the holidays, this time-lapse video is the closest I'll get to a lovely Southern California "winter".
Chances are that you're never going to wear a wingsuit and fly through Norway's fjords. Or any other fjord, mountain or canyon, for that matter. This awesome 360-degree interactive video is perhaps the closest you will ever get to experience it.
Siri has been something if a disappointment so far—more flash than substance—but this particular trick is a mighty impressive novelty. A neat new hack lets Siri play music on a Yamaha Disklavier player piano from music files in your library.
Screw ghost riding the whip, forget flash mobs. There's a new internet craze threatening our children: taunting lizards and amphibians with fake food on your smartphone. Sure it's cute when they're crushing virtual insects but it's not so cute when they attack your finger.
Our new favourite YouTube director CGP Grey is back, just in time for Christmas, to educate us about the fat man we call Father Christmas. Contrary to popular belief, Coke didn't manufacture Santa, just cheekily pinched him for its advertising campaigns. Plus, what we Brits think of as Father Christmas doesn't even wear red and white at all (that's the American's Santa), and should be clad in green and white.
Think you're looking at some gnarly surf off the coast of Hawaii? You're way off. These curled peaks — known as Kelvin-Helmholtz wave clouds — actually formed over the land-locked city of Birmingham, Alabama, USA.