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Was Beta Really Better than VHS?

Was Beta Really Better than VHS?
Back in the ’80s, I was a huge proponent of BetaMax videotapes, though it was less about the image quality for me and more about the audio quality Beta Hi-Fi, which offered up far better sound quality than other video formats at the time.

Tetris Played on an Mechanical Display: FlipTris

Tetris Played on an Mechanical Display: FlipTris
Most of us know Tetris from the Game Boy version and that theme song is forever stuck in our heads. But when you play the game on a mechanical display, the sound it makes also very satisfying.
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This Roomba Screams and Curses When It Bumps Into Things

This Roomba Screams and Curses When It Bumps Into Things
YouTuber Michael Reeves thinks that Roombas are far too calm and collected when they bump into objects. They really should be more upset. I mean it hurts when I walk into walls. Not that that happens very often.

Mannequin Head Sliced in Half Is the Stuff of Nightmares

Mannequin Head Sliced in Half Is the Stuff of Nightmares
A decapitated mannequin head is disturbing enough on its own, but things get even more creepy when the guys from the Waterjet Channel get their hands on a mannequin head, and subject it to their powerful 60,000 PSI waterjet cutter.

This Rocket Powered Golf Club Swings at 150 MPH

This Rocket Powered Golf Club Swings at 150 MPH
How fast can you swing a golf club? I have no idea what the record for a human might be, but I know that pros can swing at about 110 MPH. The rest of us, not very fast.

Check out Some Cool Pool Tricks and Domino Mazes

Check out Some Cool Pool Tricks and Domino Mazes
Hevesh5 (aka Lily Hevesh) has a ton of patience when it comes to setting up dominoes. She recently put together a video which combines falling dominoes with pool shots, and the end result is pretty damn cool.

Rifle-wielding Drones Are a Real Thing

Rifle-wielding Drones Are a Real Thing
Russian arms manufacturer Almaz-Ante has a quirky looking flying machine that can actually fire rounds of ammo. The “experimental prototype combat drones violator” is a drone, a rifle, offering up its brand of death from above.

Festo’s New Soft Robotic Arm Is Powered By Air, Bends Like a Worm

Festo’s New Soft Robotic Arm Is Powered By Air, Bends Like a Worm
Check out this amazing new bendy robot arm developed by robotics manufacturer Festo. Somewhere, the Six Million Dollar Man is eyeing his new toy. The BionicSoftArm has pneumatically powered ‘muscles’ and is more flexible and lighter than other robotic arms.

Bob Ross Video Processed via DeepDream: Trippy Little Trees

Bob Ross Video Processed via DeepDream: Trippy Little Trees
Part of living in Colorado means dealing with potheads, and the fact that very nearly every corner of some cities has a dispensary. I think if you need to keep stoners clear from hanging out around your home or business, all you need do is play them this insane video, and they’ll think they’re having one bad trip.

MIT Mini Cheetah Robot Can Do Backflips

MIT Mini Cheetah Robot Can Do Backflips
Robots. Right now we make them do all kinds of crazy stuff and we point and say “cool” or we laugh, but just remember that laughter is going to turn to screaming in our near future.

Artist Animates Super Mario Bros. in His Notebook

Artist Animates Super Mario Bros. in His Notebook
Do you love Super Mario Bros.? Then check out this very cool Super Mario Bros. level 1-1 stop motion animation that takes place entirely in a notebook. The animation was hand drawn by artist and YouTuber Kisaragi Hutae 6 and it really looks amazing.

This Robot Will Beat You at Jenga

This Robot Will Beat You at Jenga
When not building robots that we kill us and take over the world, researchers at MIT are working on robots that will just demoralize us and make us feel like losers. For example, this specialized robot combines vision and touch to teach itself to play Jenga.

Russian Dad Builds Daughter Leaf Blower Powered Sled

Russian Dad Builds Daughter Leaf Blower Powered Sled
A guy recently built his daughter a sweet winter sled, powered by two leaf blowers. It was made by a very cool dad from Belgorod, Russia, and he is clearly winning at the parenting game. The video below is only about 18 seconds long, but that’s long enough to show off this crazy creation as it propels the kid through the snow chasing an adult. 

Guy Builds Flamethrower to Remove Snow: Overkill Much?

Guy Builds Flamethrower to Remove Snow: Overkill Much?
Shoveling snow is really bad for your back. It’s also the cause of heart attacks for many people every year. Screw that. You wanna remove snow? You need fire. A guy from Grassy, Missouri recently built himself a flamethrower for quick snow removal.

Melting Metal LEGO Minifigs Like Mini Terminators

Melting Metal LEGO Minifigs Like Mini Terminators
What you’re about to watch is either a James Cameron movie with a VERY low budget, or a bunch of LEGO minifigs made out of gallium and melted for fun. It’s actually the latter, and it is very fun to watch.

Watch a Hexapod Do an ’80s-style Aerobics Routine: Botercise!

Watch a Hexapod Do an ’80s-style Aerobics Routine: Botercise!
Shut the internet down! I have finally seen everything. If you have ever wondered how robots stay in shape, we have the answer. Apparently, it all goes back to the 1980s. This video shows us that robots keep fit by doing aerobics Jane Fonda style, complete with 1980s aerobics studio film set.
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