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.
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.
An anonymous reader sent me this crazy video taken two weeks ago: a truck out of control almost smashes a car on a snowy road in Russia. Fortunately, these guys got extremely lucky and Death got distracted at the very last second.
Being a cyclist in a busy city is dangerous for many reasons, but someone in Russia has at least solved the problem of limited visibility with this transforming bike that can give the rider a high or low stance.
The video to accompany The Maccabees' new single Pelican is a journey through life, which cuts through the centre of everything: from planet Earth, through TVs and burgers, to womens' legs. You need to watch it.
For as revolutionary as the introduction of CGI was for animation, sometimes hand drawn pieces can still be just as amazing. Case in point: Keep Drawing by South Korean animation house, Studio Shelter. Each frame is drawn in a distinct animation style but stitched together around the same characters. Just check it out, you'll see what I mean. [Colossal via Laughing Squid]