Every two years, thousands gather in Tarragona, Spain for a challenge of strength and balance. The objective: build the tallest human castle possible. The collapses are as spectacular as the triumphs.
Aprilia’s Tuono V4R 162 hp naked bike, based on the RSV4, is sexy and loaded with technology, like an advanced traction control system that senses the type of tires on the bike to optimize itself.
OK Go’s latest video, Last Leaf, is comprised entirely of photographs. 15 still shots for every second of video means 2,430 pieces of delicious toast were used to create the stop motion piece.
Check out Barbarann Garrard’s too cool Kill Bill-inspired cake, with bride and bullet bottom, crazy 88’s in the middle and Beatrice’s O-Ren Ishii fighting suit on top. Bonus: edible Death List Five.
Disney continues its controlled movie tease with the third trailer for Tron: Legacy. In this one we find a budding romance, a happy reunion, and loads of epic eye candy in the Grid. (Thanks Ugo!)
Now that you’ve got that fancy new Kinect hooked up to your Xbox 360, it’s time to put down those silly “casual games,” and start beating the crap outta your pals, with the first controller-free fighter.
Halloween has come and gone, but we can’t stop staring at George Schnakenberg’s super clever Banksy costume, based on the artist’s classic stencil that we all know and love. (Thanks Erika!)
We could really use something like Fabian Hemmert’s concept, which lets callers indicate how important their call is, and receivers filter which calls go through based on their importance.
Halvor Angvik and Jokke Sommer think just skiing or parachuting isn’t exciting enough, so they do both at the same time. Good thing they uploaded this footage for people not as brave as they are.
Bioware had a playable demo of Dragon Age 2 at the Igromir Video Game Expo. The footage isn’t high quality, but it does show the faster-paced combat, as well as Mass Effect-like dialogue.
Cool time-lapse footage of this year’s New York City Marathon at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, the starting point of the race since 1976. Bonus: helicopter hovering like a dragonfly at 0:17.
Topping this week’s releases, the Blu-ray/DVD combo includes commentary, deleted scenes, bloopers, an Adult Swim animated featurette, and of course, Ramona and her seven evil exes.
Take notes, football coaches, because you can learn a thing or two from the Driscoll Middle School team, a bunch of young smart asses who pulled off the most effortless touchdown of all time.
Belgium’s Gillet Vertigo supercar is back, and this time with a new 4.2L V8 engine sourced from Maserati packing 420 horses and promising even more extreme performance: all for just $265K.
Happy Hour’s stainless steel Bottoms Up watch is water resistant to 5 ATM, sports a luminous analog clock and (most importantly) has a bottle opener built right into the band buckle. (Thanks Jason!)
The crazy-expensive Trio Classico sounds as sweet as it looks, thanks its high-impedance voice coil. The satellites handle frequencies from 100 to 20,000Hz, while the sub does 18 to 350Hz.