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German Star Trek TV Ads

German Star Trek TV Ads

You don’t need to understand German to appreciate these Star Trek commercials. They’re made for the German Sci Fi Channel and are pretty darn funny; oh Spock, you rock.

Video: Extreme Sticky Notes

Video: Extreme Sticky Notes

The crazy guys at EepyBird are most well known for their Mentos + Diet Coke experiment. Their latest video is called Extreme Sticky Notes: think slinkies. Lots of slinkies.

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Video: Swype

Video: Swype

Cliff Kushler, who brought you the famous T9 text entry system, is now working on Swype. It’s an amazingly fast and intuitive way to type; the video above will knock your socks off.

Trailer: Plain Sight

Trailer: Plain Sight

Coming 1Q 2009, Plain Sight starts innocently enough with a cute robot gallivanting around a Tron-esque cityscape. That is, until he takes out a sword and starts kicking robot ass.

Video: Magnetic Fields

Video: Magnetic Fields

The movie above was filmed at NASA’s Space Sciences Laboratory at Berkeley; Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt have turned magnetism into a visual and auditory feast for the eyes.

Video: World War

Video: World War

Mad props to Vincent Chai: World War is a robot short film and the degree project for this University of Hertfordshire student. It was done in 8 months using Photoshop and Maya.

iTunes 8: Magnetosphere

iTunes 8: Magnetosphere

Kevin Rose confirms it: iTunes 8.0 will indeed by including Flight 404’s gorgeous Magnetosphere visualizer plugin. If you haven’t seen it before, you owe it to yourself to click above.

Gremlins DVR Break

Gremlins DVR Break

There’s a classic fourth wall moment in Gremlins 2 where they break into the movie theater; the fan-made video above has them breaking into your DVR. PS: Making of video, here.

Video: Killzone 2 Multiplayer

Video: Killzone 2 Multiplayer
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We have mixed feelings for the chatty Killzone 2 video above; it’s trying to sell the multiplayer aspects of the game, but the absence of foul-mouthed 14 year olds is deafening.

Video: Red One Camera

Video: Red One Camera
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Above is a fantastic skateboarding video shot with a Red One Camera; it’s cheaper than professional cameras but will still set you back $17.5k for the body alone.

Steampunk Keyboards

Steampunk Keyboards
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Jake von Slatt is one of the better-known steampunk artists; above, Wired interviews him. Datamancer has actually taken von Slatt’s idea and sells Mac and PC steampunk keyboards.

Far Cry 2: Immersion

Far Cry 2: Immersion
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Clint Hawking, Far Cry 2 Creative Director, talks shop (above) about immersion. We like the idea: little details like getting into and out of vehicles help to boost realism.

Video: Fireplays

Video: Fireplays

We’ve been having a bit too much fun with light painting lately, but we can’t help it: this trippy stop-motion 4th of July video by Jon Thomas is perfectly set to MGMT’s “Kids”.

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Holographic Water Dragon

Holographic Water Dragon

Not that Japan doesn’t have enough monsters, but the Water Dragon hologram above was filmed in Tokyo Bay. It’s actually part of a Sony ad campaign for The Water Horse movie.

Armored Core: For Answer

Armored Core: For Answer
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Armored Core: For Answer is coming to the PS3 and Xbox 360 on 9/16. The mecha combat simulator will feature larger maps, more detailed damage and multiplayer co-op.

Video: Interstellar Sugar

Video: Interstellar Sugar

Art director and 3D animator Emmett Feldman’s Interstellar Sugar is fantastic in monochrome; the visual style seems perfect for a remake of the classic shooter Asteroids.

Video: Paintball Mona Lisa

Video: Paintball Mona Lisa

There’s nothing like creating a work of art with brute-force: the gang at Mythbusters painted the Mona Lisa in less than a second with an 1100 barrel paintball gun.

Fallout 3 Gameplay Video

Fallout 3 Gameplay Video
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October 28th can’t come soon enough; Bethesda recently released five Fallout 3 gameplay vids at PAX. The first one is above, but be sure to check out the remaining four here.

BMW Kinetic Sculpture

BMW Kinetic Sculpture

On display at the BMW Welt conference hall in Munich, this undulating kinetic sculpture is composed of 714 steel balls suspended on strings; it gets wild about 50 seconds in.

Trailer: Transporter 3

Trailer: Transporter 3

Above is the first English language trailer for the upcoming Transporter 3. As usual, there’s plenty of Audi chase scene goodness; there’s even a bit of impromptu BMX biking near the end.

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Video: Heathrow Cloud

Video: Heathrow Cloud

Situated in Terminal 5 of London’s Heathrow Airport, Cloud is a kinetic sculpture with 4,638 flip dots. They’re so mesmerizing that folks are liable to miss their flights.

Video: The Ronin

Video: The Ronin

It’s over a year old but we’re still digging this motion graphics reel by The Ronin. It’s a motion graphics and design studio based in England, founded in May 2000 by Rob Chiu.

Emily: CG Facial Animation

Emily: CG Facial Animation

Believe it or not, the woman in the video above is an animation by Santa Monica-based Image Metrics. The body is of a real woman, but the face is computer generated.

Samsung Omnia Unboxing

Samsung Omnia Unboxing
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Samsung proves it knows what it’s doing in the viral video department; this unboxing video for its upcoming Samsung Omnia phone pokes fun at bloggers, yet still left us in stitches.

Video: Star Wars Over SF

Video: Star Wars Over SF

That’s no moon: this tongue-in-cheek video blends real footage of San Franciscans going about their daily business with the Death Star, Tiberian Shuttles and Star Destroyers.

Video: RC Heli Fishing

Video: RC Heli Fishing
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Using a radio-controlled E-Flite Blade 400, retired marine and present-day UAV consultant Dave Herbert gives a new meaning to “fly fishing” with the video above. Warning: circus music.

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