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Real or CGI?

Real or CGI?

Caravane, Camille Boyer, and Nik Mirus created Club Palace – a mindbender of a video which toys with our perceptions, and will make you wonder if it was created with computer graphics, miniatures, or some combination of the two. Your answer can be found here.

Drone Mountain Surfing

Drone Mountain Surfing

UAV flyer Mactac takes us on a beautiful and majestic ride through craggy rocks, tall trees, steep cliffs, and waterfalls in this buttery-smooth first-person flight. The nature sounds and soundtrack really help bring it all together. Original through-the-goggles recording here.

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1917 (Trailer)

1917 (Trailer)

Director Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) drops us deep into the battlefields of World War I as two young British soldiers must perform a critical mission to save more than 1600 troops, including one of their own brothers. Stars Richard Madden, Andrew Scott, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Strong, Colin Firth, and more.

ASCII Art Tattoos

ASCII Art Tattoos

Tattoo artist Andres Vrontis creates amazing images by generating ASCII computer art, then meticulously inking each and every tiny character in black to create the illusion of a greyscale image. We’re getting a hand cramp just watching him work.

Ebos Muesli-to-Go Cup

Ebos Muesli-to-Go Cup

This cup is perfect for enjoying muesli on the go. It keeps milk or yogurt separate from cereal until you’re ready to mix them together. Simply store dry ingredients in the top section, then unscrew and pour them in the bottom when you’r ready to eat. The reusable container is made from eco-friendly bamboo fiber and corn starch.

Chain Reaction Tape Dispenser

Chain Reaction Tape Dispenser

This ridiculously complicated Rube Goldberg machine from DaksDominos uses dozens of ping pong balls, Hot Wheels tracks, string, dominoes, toilet paper rolls, plastic cups, glass bottles, and popsicle sticks to perform a simple task – dispensing a length of Scotch tape.

Underneath a Skateboard

Underneath a Skateboard

Pro skater Dean-Paul Denniston rigged a GoPro to the underside of hise skateboard, providing a unique perspective on his world, including a badass maneuver called a “kickflip backside lipslide.” We love how the noise the wheels make sounds like an engine.

LEGO Technic Bridge Builder

LEGO Technic Bridge Builder

Wolf Zipp shows off his working scale model of the SLJ 900/32 Wowjoint, a machine used to transport and place large sections of bridges. it has pneumatic lifts, wheels that can drive in any direction, and a cantilever system for crossing bridge pillars. It’s not fast, but it is impressive.

Lusine: Not Alone

Lusine: Not Alone

In POLY|C’s vibrant music video for Lusine’s smooth electronic track Not Alone, a young engineer works on an neural interface which transports her to a mysterious virtual world. But the lines between the real and imagined worlds blur the deeper she journeys. From the EP Retrace and featuring vocals by Jenn Champion.

Obscure Obsolete Inventions

Obscure Obsolete Inventions

(PG-13: Language) From the window-mounted baby cage to the beauty micrometer, our old pals Sam O’Nella Academy are here to school us on a variety of strange and not very useful inventions which found their place in society for brief periods of time, and thankfully are no longer in use.

The Earth Is a Pyramid

The Earth Is a Pyramid

Retro parody specialists Squirrel Monkey simultaneously poke fun at flat-earthers and other conspiracy theorists with this hilarious fake VHS tape that postulates that we live on a pyramid-shaped planet that was created by aliens, and operated by a secret Apple HQ at the top of the structure.

In the Next 60 Seconds

In the Next 60 Seconds

The human body is an amazing organic machine that performs countless tasks every minute of every day. In this video from The Infographics Show, they tally up some of the things that your body will do in the next minute – or twice as much while you watch the entire 2 minute clip.

BAKblade 2.0 “The Ape” Bundle

Do you hate your hairy back? Clean up your act with the BAKBlade 2.0. This ergonomic long-handled razor grooms hard to reach areas in a snap. It comes with nine blade cartridges that can be used wet or dry, along with a BAKjacket for applying lotions, a cleaning brush, and a wall mount. Save 32% in The Awesomer Shop.

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The Smash-Proof Guitar

The Smash-Proof Guitar

Sandvik created what it believes is a nearly indestructible guitar. Its body was 3D printed out of titanium, while its neck, fretboard and hub were milled from stainless steel. They let prolific axe wrecker Yngwie Malsmsteen put it to the test.

What If We Destroyed the Moon?

What If We Destroyed the Moon?

No, we don’t actually have the capability (yet). But here are the major things that would happen if we somehow destroyed or lost the Moon, courtesy of RealLifeLore. Good news, we’d see more stars at night. Bad news, the polar ice caps would eventually melt.

D-Cache Storage Container

D-Cache Storage Container

TEC Accessories‘ watertight aluminum storage capsule isn’t quite TSA-friendly, but as long as nobody thinks it’s an actual stick of TNT, we think it’s dynamite, since it looks cool and holds more than most. Optional bottom caps include a compass, glow light, a tripod thread, and a glass breaker.

Crystal Kayak

Crystal Kayak

This lightweight, transparent canoe-kayak hybrid is made from vacuum-formed Lexan, letting you and a friend see through to the water, rocks, and sea life below your boat. A double UV layer prevents yellowing, and the frame is made from T6 6061 anodized aluminum. Substantial discounts available when buying 2 or more kayaks.

Stellar Nurseries

Stellar Nurseries

The eye-popping visuals in Teun van der Zalm’s short film were inspired by a term astrophysicist Carl Sagan coined. “…a place where stars are born. They condense by gravity from gas and dust until their temperatures become so high that they begin to shine.”

Arcade 1Up Star Wars Trilogy

Arcade 1Up Star Wars Trilogy

Makers of 2/3rd-scale arcade machines Arcade 1Up are showing off a new cabinet that plays three classic Atari Star Wars video games based on the original trilogy. It features a 17″ color display, a 15″ arcade height riser, and is one of the only way to play these games with the proper arcade controller. Drops 10/15/19 at Gamestop.

Matt Jones: Frames of Mind

Matt Jones: Frames of Mind

Freestyle MTB rider Matt Jones shows off some epic tricks out in the forest in Red Bull’s beautifully shot short film which uses rotoscoped multiple exposures to peer into Matt’s mind as he works out and improves each maneuver. That loop de loop was totally sick.

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Stührling Original Aviation Watch

Stührling Original Aviation Watch

Stührling’s everyday wristwatch is inspired by the flight instrumentation that might be found in vintage military planes. It’s got an easy to read dial, skeletonized hands, day/date functionality, and luminous markers and numbers. The case is stainless steel, and the band is riveted leather.

How Shuttlecocks Are Made

How Shuttlecocks Are Made

If you’ve played badminton, you’re familiar with these feathered playing pieces, also known as “birdies.” In this clip from Science Channel’s How It’s Made, you’ll go inside a factory where they still make them with actual duck feathers. The process is surprisingly hands-on, given the volume of birdies they churn out.

Vagabond Rooftop Tent

Vagabond Rooftop Tent

Roam Adventure Co.’s Vagabond is a sturdy fold-out tent that can be attached to your vehicle’s roof rack or truck bed, and sleeps 2 to 3 people. It’s got a telescoping aluminum ladder, a comfy high-density foam mattress, unzippable windows and skylight, and shelters you from the elements with its durable ripstop fabric.

Alita: Battle Angel Honest Trailer

Alita: Battle Angel Honest Trailer

Alita: Battle Angel was a groundbreaking film when it comes to integrating computer-generated characters into realistic settings, but it was far from a perfect movie. Screen Junkies pokes fun at the movie’s compressed exposition, rushed character development, silly rollerblading sequences, and sequel-bait ending.

Light Painting Photo Hacks

Light Painting Photo Hacks

Moving a point source light in front of a camera set to shoot long exposures can produce some cool visuals. The guys at COOPH show off a few other ways that low-budget lighting sources can be used to shoot unique and creative photographs.

Bargain 4K Action Cam

Worried about your $400 action cam getting tossed around or damaged in precarious situations? This bargain-priced camera lets you shoot without concern. It records 4K UHD video and 12mp stills, and comes with multiple mounts. At just 50 bucks each, you can buy a bunch to capture multiple angles of your antics.

ProCase Gadget Roll

ProCase Gadget Roll

This roll-style bag is perfect for carrying all your charging cables, chargers, earphones, and other small accessories when you travel. It’s made from heavy duty, water-resistant nylon, and has a mix of cable loops, zipper, and elastic banded pockets.

Robot Fixes Tea

Robot Fixes Tea

A pair of AUBO i5 robot arms performs a delicate and almost ritualistic process, as it gently scoops Chinese tea leaves, places them in a pot, adds hot water, then pours cups for our enjoyment. The music was so relaxing, we thought we just went for a massage at the spa.

Parkour vs. Hot Air Balloons

Parkour vs. Hot Air Balloons

The athletes of STORROR offer up one of the coolest parkour settings we’ve seen, as a team of acrobats run and jump among the rocky formations of Cappadocia, Turkey while numerous hot air balloons float in the distance and overhead. That bit in the ancient building was bonkers. Go behind the scenes of the journey here.

Droog Moto DM-015

Droog Moto DM-015

Droog Moto’s monster motorcycle which looks like it came straight from the wasteland of Mad Max: Fury Road – assuming they had a detail shop to clean off all the dirt and grime. Its got a 250cc 2-cylinder engine, heavy duty suspension, and gigantic, rugged tires with thick treads. Each bike is custom built to its rider’s size.

Mercury Rocketeer Keyboard

Mercury Rocketeer Keyboard

Drop teamed up with keyboard designer Zslane to create this sweet bit of retro-inspired tech for your desktop. Its aqua and seafoam green color scheme and keys are inspired by a classic Hermes Rocket typewriter. The 61-key keyboard has a compact 60% form factor, an aluminum case, and Kaihua hotswap switch sockets.

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