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Gymkhana 3.2 (Video)

Gymkhana 3.2 (Video)

Forget about part one. This is Gymkhana 3 – nothing but a jaw dropping, adrenaline-pumping and tire-punishing run through l’Autodrome de Linas by the one and only Ken Block.

Pastrana New Year’s Jump

Pastrana New Year’s Jump

Watch as Subie-maestro Travis Pastrana rings in 2010 with a New Year’s jump over 269 feet of water in Long Beach with his WRX STI, breaking teammate Ken Block’s 171-foot record.

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Gymkhana Two Remix

Gymkhana Two Remix

Ken Block and DC Shoes have released a bevy of videos in recent days, but we dare you to try and forget the Artist’s Remix; also: G2 Director’s Cut and Block vs. Pastrana. Thanks, everyone!

Subaru WRX STI TRAX

Subaru WRX STI TRAX

Ken Block takes his monopoly on awesome to new heights with the Subaru WRX STI TRAX: it’s a 400 hp/400 lb-ft torque carbon fiber snowmobile with steel skis and heated RECARO seats.

Video: Gymkhana 2.1

Video: Gymkhana 2.1

Ken Block racing Rob Dyrdek is special enough, but Gymkhana 2.1 is a must-watch with a Subaru WRX STI taking on a replica miniature shifter car; even better: synchronized drifting.

Video: Salt Flat Tricks

Video: Salt Flat Tricks

It may be puerile and dangerous, but Ken Block arguably has the best job on earth: he visits the Utah Salt Flats and sets speed records for garbage cans and $3 plastic sleds in his STI.

Video: Gymkhana Two

Video: Gymkhana Two

Inspired by Gymkhana Practice, DC Shoes’ Gymkhana TWO may be an infomercial, but watching Ken Block tear up the Port of LA in an WRX STI (with Rob Dyrdek) is pure driving bliss.

World’s Smallest Barbecue

World’s Smallest Barbecue

When it comes to barbecue, we like large meat. But maker W&M Levsha went and built a teensy oven that cooks the tiniest portions of food ever. They used a laser cutter to create the metal structure and skewers, then milled its handles out of a block of wood. We can’t help but think of playing foosball with the chicken, though.

Electric Piano Wire Instrument

Electric Piano Wire Instrument

Inventor and musician Nicolas Bras continues to expand his collection of unconventional musical instruments with a gizmo that looks like a guitar had a chunk taken out of it. Nic assembled a pair of bass guitar pickups and eight lengths of piano wire on a wooden block, resulting in a wonderfully weird and unique sound.

Drilling Hundreds of Holes

Drilling Hundreds of Holes

To prove how fast and durable the Kennametal HPR drill bit is, the guys from Titans of CNC: Academy programmed one of their machines to drill a perfect grid of 672 holes in a block of cast iron. The tool moves at an impressive 103 inches-per-minute, drilling 1.85″ deep holes over and over again without wearing down.

Turning Trash Into Bricks

Turning Trash Into Bricks

The UN Environment Programme introduces us to Nzambi Matee, a materials engineer based in Kenya, whose business Gjenge Makers creates low-cost construction materials. By heating and compressing waste plastic and sand, they form durable blocks which weigh half that of traditional clay bricks.

Minecraft Smartphone

Minecraft Smartphone

Verizon worked with Minecraft artisans BlockWorks and ad agency Wieden+Kennedy to make a gigantic virtual smartphone in the sandbox game. The phone has a functioning web browser, front-facing camera and video calling.

Conan Plays The Witcher 3

Conan Plays The Witcher 3

(PG-13, Crude humor) The increasingly pervy Conan O’Brien checks out The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt. Watch him embark on a quest to impress a girl in a land filled with talkative people, chicken sandwiches and Cockblockula.

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TETRIS Pranksters

TETRIS Pranksters

Rémi Gaillard and his pals dressed up as a set of TETRIS blocks and proceeded to try and fit in wherever they could. They seem to have taken the word “block” too literally, causing traffic jams and other inconveniences along the way.

2014: The Year in Gaming

2014: The Year in Gaming

2014 has seen everything from great indie games like Broken Age to giant, bug-filled blockbusters like Assassin’s Creed Unity. Along the way, some thrilled and others disappointed. Malcolm Klock recaps the gaming memories of the past year.

AC IV: Black Flag (Gameplay 2)

AC IV: Black Flag (Gameplay 2)

Assassin’s Creed 4 hero Edward Kenway mingles with fellow pirates and townsfolk before getting to his brotherhood’s trademark sneaking, freerunning and stabbing. Then a summer blockbuster movie breaks out.

LEGO Technic Supercars

LEGO Technic Supercars

Ernesto Carrillo has taken LEGO’s Technics to the next level with real-life and fictional supercars, modeling everything from the frame down to the suspension and engine block.

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