videos

  • A Really Nice Flying Ornithopter Video For Your Friday Enjoyment

    These things are pretty old but sometimes it’s nice to see two dudes really happy about a piece of technology that really works. This ornithopter is made by the guys at FlappingFlight and comes in multiple models including the Park Hawk with “instant glide” feature that allows you to stop flapping and swoop around like a bird of prey at the touch of a button. Read More

  • Vodio Brings Personalized Video Recommendations To The iPad

    Vodio Brings Personalized Video Recommendations To The iPad

    Vodio is a new iPad app that’s somewhat along the same lines as iOS app Shelby.tv. Like Shelby, it also brings you videos being shared by your friends on social networks. But where Shelby.tv only focuses on those “socially shared” videos, Vodio instead uses its social features to bring “a dash” of personalization to its video recommendations. Read More

  • U.S. Online Video Watching Reaches Record High In October, With 42.6 Billion Videos Viewed

    U.S. Online Video Watching Reaches Record High In October, With 42.6 Billion Videos Viewed

    The U.S. comScore Video Metrix stats are out now for October, revealing that 184 million U.S. Internet users watched online videos last month, with an average of 21.1 hours per viewers. The total U.S. audience viewed 42.6 billion videos, an all-time high, says the measurement firm. Meanwhile, “Google sites,” led by YouTube, retained its number one ranking. However, in October… Read More

  • Video: Learning About Picture And Color Modes On Your DSLR

    Video: Learning About Picture And Color Modes On Your DSLR

    DSLRs are a powerful and popular tool for creating video, but it’s likely that very few users of this fairly new product category have gone deep into its settings. For taking pictures and the occasional video, the defaults are fine, but if you’re interested in putting a little more love into your production, it pays to know a few tweaks you can make. Stillmotion has put together… Read More

  • Video: Functioning CNC Mill Created From LEGO

    Video: Functioning CNC Mill Created From LEGO

    While I may have created some sweet spaceships in my days constructing LEGO, I never guessed how serious people would get with their blocky creations. Guns, computer cases, even a Tetris-playing device and a robotic hand. So I shouldn’t be surprised that someone has created a CNC mill with their Mindstorms NXT set. Check out the video inside. Read More

  • Multi-Pinhole Technique “Paints” Objects With Photographs From Life

    Multi-Pinhole Technique “Paints” Objects With Photographs From Life

    Take two minutes out of your day and watch this beautifully-made and interesting little short documentary about Shikai Tseng and his interesting photographic technique. Tseng uses a custom-built multi-pinhole box to expose objects, which have been coated in “Liquid Light,” to their environments. Read More

  • Festo’s SmartBird Robot Flies Through The Air At TED

    Festo’s SmartBird Robot Flies Through The Air At TED

    You may recall the SmartBird, a robot we saw back in March that mimics the flight of birds, flapping its wings like the real thing. The video we saw then was a bit too edited to get a feel for the bot, but luckily one of the inventors was invited to do a TED talk, and of course they had to set the thing free in the auditorium. Check out the video. Read More

  • Video: Robot Mimics Snail Style For Omnidirectional Movement

    Biomimetic robots are nothing new (snakebot, ro-bat, shark-tail wave harvester), but as there is a great variety of animals to mimic, there’s no shortage of interesting takes on the idea. This one, from Chuo University’s Biomechatronics Lab (how I would love to work at a place with a name like that), uses the movement principle favored by the common snail. They call it… Read More

  • Video: PBS Reports On Bionic Limb Development

    It’s hard to keep up with all the developments in the bionics and cybernetics worlds: so many universities and private institutions are working on so many projects that by the time you report one, another has leapfrogged it. PBS News Hour has put together a nice little survey of the current tech, interviewing Dean Kamen and a number of other inventors and researchers in the field. Read More

  • Zero Punctuation On Duke Nukem Forever

    You probably know what to expect out of this one. Since the critics have been almost uniform in their judgement of this storied and unfortunate title, and Yahtzee’s take was likely to be even one step further. Actually, he has some sympathy for the game, and while it’s not a good game, its failures are comprehensible in a way some modern games errors aren’t. I’m glad it… Read More