Transformer Truck

Transformer Truck

Students at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts created this 32 foot-tall, 4-ton Transformer sculpture from the parts of an old truck. Don’t you want one in your front yard?

The Take Away Music Series

The Take Away Music Series

Cool musicians (like Ian McCulloch here) are featured in La Blogotheque’s Take Away Shows, filmed playing in non-concert settings; minimal edits to keep things authentic. (Thanks Thorir!)

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Gameplay: Crysis 2

Gameplay: Crysis 2

GTTV gives us our very first look at the epic New York City battles in the upcoming FPS Crysis 2, and it’s looking awesome. Just one question: Why can’t we have nano-suits for our everyday lives?

Google Maps Historypin

Google Maps Historypin

This clever website mashes up Google Maps street view locations with old photographs taken at precisely the same spot years ago. So far, they’ve got over 2000 pics, and you can submit your own.

Preview.fm

Preview.fm

Looking for new music? Check out Preview.fm, a lightning-quick, minimal iTunes Store album browser. It has song samples and buy links. Only works in Safari and Chrome. Did we say it’s fast?

Gun Handle Mug

Gun Handle Mug

Hey! Watch where you’re pointing that cup of coffee! Show them you really mean business in your next meeting when you walk in carrying your cup of joe in one of these.

Pomplamoose: Beat It

Pomplamoose: Beat It

We’re digging the quirky art-school hipster sounds of Pomplamoose, who not only does some awesome pop music covers like this Michael Jackson classic, but some catchy original tunes too.

Bugatti Type 12-2 Concept

Bugatti Type 12-2 Concept

Racer X Design’s proposed 2+2 Bugatti Streamliner is actually based on the Bentley Continental GT platform, but it sure doesn’t look like any Bentley we’ve ever seen. Now if only it actually existed.

How Twilight Works

How Twilight Works

Many a man has asked this question. But it’s simple really – troubled loser meets perfect super-powered being. We’re actually considering making a version of Twilight for guys. Oh wait.

iPhone Bullet Time

iPhone Bullet Time

By sequencing images taken in rapid succession by 9 iPhones, these bloggers from Tokyo managed to recreate the famous Matrix “bullet time” visual effect. Next time, they want 30 iPhone users.

Palourde Royale

Palourde Royale

The hosts of a French-Canadian cooking show can’t get over what their guest chose to cook, a giant clam which looks like something else entirely. As a YouTube commenter succinctly put it, “lol penis”.

Around the World

Around the World

Would you believe Andrey Gordeev’s amusing (if just a wee-bit stereotypical) point-of-view illustration series Around the World was created for a trucking company’s calendar? Us neither.

Underwater Base Jumping

Underwater Base Jumping

Hold your breath for 4 minutes, and watch this unreal clip of freediver Gillaume Nery, as he jumps head first into Dean’s Blue Hole, the deepest blue hole on the planet. (Note: Fiction, but still cool).

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PURE: Cinema Clichés

PURE: Cinema Clichés

This brilliant short film manages to capture just about every visual cliché you can think of in one action-packed 4 minute clip. Creator Jacob Bricca recommends full volume/full screen playback.

Botta Black Series Watch

Botta Black Series Watch

High-tech steel drills are finished with the same technology as the watch cases in Botta-Design’s Black Edition watch series, resulting in tougher surfaces and optimum protection against scratches.

Gameplay: Vanquish

Gameplay: Vanquish

We get our first glimpse at the Lost Planet-esque combat action in SEGA’s E3 2010 promo clip. Created by Shinji Mikami of Resident Evil fame, it looks like it’s shaping up nicely for a 12/31 release.

Coffee Powered Car

Coffee Powered Car

Created by BCC1’s Bang Goes The Theory tv show, the Car-puccino is the world’s first coffee powered car. The converted 1988 Volkswagen Scirocco has a caffeine buzz top speed of 60 mph.

Airplane Safety

Airplane Safety

In the event of a water landing, be sure to read over this handy flight safety instruction card illustrator Will Schneider found in the seatback pocket in front of him.

Dog + iPad + Air Hockey

Dog + iPad + Air Hockey

Who knew that dogs not only knew how to use an iPad, but like air hockey too? This video proves it’s true. Strangest thing is a search on YouTube for “dog air hockey” turns up more than one result.

Trailer: Norwegian Ninja

Trailer: Norwegian Ninja

We had no idea they had Ninjas in Norway, but Kommandør Treholt & Ninjatroppen tells the story of how Cmdr. Arne Treholt and his Ninja Force saved Norway during the Cold War. Go figure.

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Square Enix has taken wraps off the E3 launch trailer for latest Deus Ex game. The CG was created with the Final Fantasy team, and if the game looks anything like this, it’ll be a stunner.

Audi Foosball Table

Audi Foosball Table

Audi’s design team first hinted at putting their own unique spin on the foosball table back in 2008, and they’re finally making good on their promise. Only 20 of the $15,900 tables will be made. Game on!

The Android Phone is for Porn

The Android Phone is for Porn

NSFW. Given all the controversy about Steve Jobs’ unbending position on keeping adult content off of the iPhone, it was only fitting that the little green Android responded in this take off on Avenue Q.

Drainspotting

Drainspotting

Remo Camerota’s photo app Drainspotting explores the fascinating art of Japanese manhole covers. Specially made for the iPad, it contains over 100 extra pictures not present in the original book.

Facebook Profile Silhouettes

Facebook Profile Silhouettes

This Blog Rules made several alternatives to the default Facebook profile picture silhouette. Use one of these and your friends will surely do a double-take when they look at your profile.

iPad + Velcro

iPad + Velcro

Jesse Rosten offers a simple, albeit slightly impractical way to make the most out of your iPad. Just add Velcro, and voila – the world is your dock. Or not. The combo does have its limits.

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