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Let’s Be Frank Contest

Let’s Be Frank Contest

If Frank Caliendo’s Madden cracked you up, TBS is running a Let’s Be Frank Contest where you can win $5,000 doing your best impression; you can also watch nearly 20 impressions by Frank.

Video: Stars and Planes

Video: Stars and Planes

Stars and Planes is a timelapse video of the Toronto skyline from 6:49pm to 12:46am; preceding frames allow planes to trace arcs across the sky. It was shot every 30s using a Canon EOS 5D.

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Video: Hyundai Genesis

Video: Hyundai Genesis

Hyundai has come a long way: replete with drifting and clouds of dust, this trailer is a Mazda Zoom-Zoom ripoff, but we can’t help but ogle at their upcoming Hyundai Genesis Coupe.

LEGO Fat Boy RC

LEGO Fat Boy RC

This isn’t just another Harley Davidson Fat Boy replica; taking LEGO to the max, it uses a NXT controller shaped like a handlebar complete with throttle control and brake lever.

Gameplay: Lich King

Gameplay: Lich King

Although there’s not much sound, this montage-style trailer for WoW’s upcoming Wrath of the Lich King expansion gives a pretty good idea of gameplay and new environments.

Video: F-35 Transforming

Video: F-35 Transforming

This video of Lockheed Martin’s F-35B Lightning II shows it transforming into its vertical take off mode; the F-35B is the STOVL variant of the air force’s upcoming JSF (joint-strike fighter).

Trailer: City of Ember

Trailer: City of Ember

In theaters now, City of Ember is definitely geared towards a younger audience, but we’re intrigued by its post-apocalyptic survivor story. It smacks of a kid-friendly version of Fallout.

Starcraft 2 Gameplay

Starcraft 2 Gameplay

It’s what we’ve all been waiting for: more gameplay vids for Starcraft 2. Check out either the Zerg vs. Terran or the Protoss goin’ at the Terrans. The Colossus is weak sauce, btw.

Real Life Transformers

Real Life Transformers

Best known for Human Tetris, Guillaume Reymond is at it again with these real-life Transformers performances, staged in various cities in Switzerland using vehicles and people.

Video: Ionisation

Video: Ionisation

Made by three independent film makers collectively known as Flat-e, Ionisation is a funky, staccato paced video. Note: the sculptures are real and made from bits of clock and metal.

Video: Augmented Space

Video: Augmented Space

Augmented Space is a public video piece with shapes by Pablo Valbuena, projected onto the city hall of The Hague, Netherlands; it seamlessly blends reality with art.

Rocket Racing League

Rocket Racing League

Still in its experimental stages, the Rocket Racing League is a futuristic dream come true, with rocket-propelled planes racing through a closed circuit racetrack in the sky.

Video: LBP Calculator

Video: LBP Calculator

Little Big Planet may be annoyingly cute, but this amazing calculator shows off its engineering potential: it’s made with 610 switches, 500 wires and 430 pistons. Thanks, Devand!

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Red Alert 3: Superweapons

Red Alert 3: Superweapons

Red Alert 3 has no nukes due to a glitch in the time continuum, but this superweapons trailer makes up for it with all sorts of explosive goodness; thank god they kept the iron curtain.

Hurricane Balls

Hurricane Balls

Throw in a low coefficient of friction and a bit of angular momentum, and you get Hurricane Balls; they’re two welded ball bearings which spin at crazy high speeds with a puff of air.

Short Film: The Tale of How

Short Film: The Tale of How

Shown at ResFest 2006, The Tale of How is brilliant yet twisted, with Monty Python-esque animations and a truly trippy soundtrack. So that’s what happened to the Dodo bird…

Tilt Shift + Stop Motion

Tilt Shift + Stop Motion

Keith Loutit combines the now popular tilt shift technique and stop motion photography in this quirky video. It’s filmed at Tamarama Beach in Sydney, Australia.

Trailer: Halo Wars

Trailer: Halo Wars

Although light on action, this latest cinematic trailer for Halo Wars explores a bit of the backstory to the game; it’s set at Harvest, approximately 20 years before Halo: Combat Evolved.

BuggyRollin vs. Motorcycle

BuggyRollin vs. Motorcycle

Yet another crazy French bastard, above is a video of human bobsled Jean-Yves Blondeau (aka BuggyRollin) racing Japanese biker George Takahashi. Staged, but still fun.

Trailer: Body of Lies

Trailer: Body of Lies

In theaters 10/10, Body of Lies is a geopolitical thriller in the vein of Syriana; directed by Blade Runner‘s Ridley Scott, it focuses on a series of terrorist strikes around the world.

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Video: Bol.com Ad

Video: Bol.com Ad

This commercial for Dutch game retailer Bol.com is on permanent repeat in our office; we just can’t stop laughing, even though there’s a poor little girl in it. Please don’t hate us for being evil.

Mythbusters Creamer Cannon

Mythbusters Creamer Cannon

Mythbusters has a preoccupation with cannons, not that we’re complaining. Their Creamer Cannon uses non-dairy creamer to create an explosion that is both terrifying and awesome to watch.

Video: Flock of Mirrors

Video: Flock of Mirrors

Using C++, OpenFrameWorks, and OpenCV, Chris O’Shea and rAndom Int’l created Audience, a funky flock of 64 interactive mirrors at the Royal Opera House in the UK.

iRiver Spinn PMP

iRiver Spinn PMP

Our favorite PMP with the spinning doohickey, the iRiver Spinn, is finally available for sale in 4 GB and 8 GB varieties; you’ll get a 16:19 OLED touchscreen and FM tuner come 10/3.

Video: Crisis in Burma

Video: Crisis in Burma

This beautifully rendered “Crisis in Burma” video by creative agency Shilo is so haunting and thought-provoking that we just had to share it; echoes of Love Plane tee, anyone?

Trailer: Damnation

Trailer: Damnation

Mixing steampunk with concepts of verticality, we’re really looking forward to Damnation. It’s a cross between Dark Void and Mirror’s Edge, so expect to do a lot of jumping and climbing.

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