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Tag: Youtube

This Wacky Wii Ad Will Break All of Your Youtubes

This Wacky Wii Ad Will Break All of Your Youtubes
In what can only be a brilliant viral marketing scheme, Wii and YouTube have teamed up to make an advertisement that appears to break YouTube. They employ clever on-screen Flash effects to make it seem like what’s happening in the game is destroying the YouTube website!

Cmu Girls Heart Technabob

Cmu Girls Heart Technabob
The girls of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) are undoubtedly some of the dopest chicks you’ll ever encounter. Not only do they do they possess mad algebraic skillz and could probably kick your ass in World of Warcraft, they have the only finest taste in tech blogs.
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Mac Vs. Pc? Mst3k Classic Clip Adds Fuel to the Fire

Mac Vs. Pc? Mst3k Classic Clip Adds Fuel to the Fire
John over at Boing Boing Gadgets dug up this awesome video from the classic Sci-Fi comedy show Mystery Science Theater 3000. Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot debate the pros and cons of PCs and Macs in a debate that still seems relevant nearly 17 years after this hilarious clip made its debut.

Super LEGO Mario Brothers

Super LEGO Mario Brothers
Mario meets LEGO in these fun stop-motion clips hand animated by Nintendo fan Michael Hickox. Michael painstakingly shot thousands of individual frames to recreate the first two levels of the classic Super Mario Brothers game. The levels are surprisingly accurate reproductions of the game.

Automated Voice Response System Gets an Attitude

Automated Voice Response System Gets an Attitude
Ever feel like telling one of those stupid voice-recognition phone systems exactly where it can stick option number 2? Carnegie Mellon alumnus, humorist and robotics author Daniel H. Wilson stars in this humorous video clip of what happened when he got a little too snarky with Diane, the voice behind an Automated Voice Response (AVR) system.

Classic Apple Moment: Newton Handwriting Recognition

Classic Apple Moment: Newton Handwriting Recognition
Here’s a fun little retro vid clip I came across earlier today. The 9-second clip from an old Simpsons episode is short, sweet, and really funny. With all the recent iPhone buzz, it’s kind of fun to look back at Apple’s earlier, less than successful entry into the handheld market.

Sony Nsc-Gc1 Camera Uploads Direct to Video Sites

Sony Nsc-Gc1 Camera Uploads Direct to Video Sites
Looking for a quick and easy way to create original clips for YouTube and other video sharing sites? Sony’s low-priced NSC-GC1 digital camcorder is designed with that singular purpose in mind. The camera captures MPEG-4 encoded clips at up to 30fps (320×240 resolution) or 15fps (640×480 resolution), perfect for those online video services.

Viral Video of the Day… Parappa Dude

Viral Video of the Day… Parappa Dude
I was wandering through the cultural wasteland known as YouTube tonight when I came across this masterpiece… Apparently, this guy was participating in a contest to win a trip in some sort of Parappa the Rapper contest to celebrate of the launch of the new game for the PSP.

Gopro Digital Hero 3 Camera for Sports Nuts

Gopro Digital Hero 3 Camera for Sports Nuts
A couple of years back, GoPro introduced a compact wrist-worn digital camera which let you shoot photos while you participated in sporting activities. The problem was that the original only shot really low resolution pics that didn’t look very good.

Computer Plays Youtube Videos With Ascii Text

Computer Plays Youtube Videos With Ascii Text
This cool hack takes videos from YouTube, converts each frame to ASCII text, then plays them back in all their alphanumeric glory. Warren Harding (Linux geek, not the 29th President) put together a script which uses the text-based Lynx web browser along with Mplayer to to render the video.

Wii-Mote Controlled Typography

Wii-Mote Controlled Typography
I came across this cool video on YouTube that shows off some pretty cool interaction with Nintendo’s Wii-mote controller. The video shows off a nifty typographic animation designed by Erik Loyer which lets the user move the Wii-mote to influence the rendering of the text.

Stupid Robot Tricks: Drum Playing

Stupid Robot Tricks: Drum Playing
Someday, robots will really make a difference in our lives. For now, they’re more likely to perform inane tasks like this… Not into percussion? Be sure to check out the trumpet playing ‘bot and the robotic DJ.

Texas Scouts’ World Record Rocket Launch

Texas Scouts’ World Record Rocket Launch
This weekend, a group of Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts in Austin, Texas set out to break the Guinness World Record for the number of simultaneously launched model rockets. They successfully deployed 965 model rockets at the same instant, smashing the previous record of just under 400 rockets.

Team X-Tender Tilt Sensitive Xbox 360 Controller Kit

Team X-Tender Tilt Sensitive Xbox 360 Controller Kit
Xbox modders Team X-tender have introduced a new kit that will let you easily add tilt control (ala Sony’s SIXAXIS) to your Xbox 360’s wireless controller. The XCM BestTilt includes a complete replacement shell for the back of the 360’s controller.

Mario’s Real Life: Not a Pretty Sight

Mario’s Real Life: Not a Pretty Sight
This clip features the real life story of the famous plumber’s addiction to those little magic mushrooms… The video, by P0YKPAC is a sad, sad tale, but the (mildly NSFW) clip is really quite funny. Mario’s struggles with the “stuff” lead him down a path of self destruction and it all ends with tragic consequences.

Flip Video: Camcorder Uploads Direct to Youtube

Flip Video: Camcorder Uploads Direct to Youtube
With all of the buzz about “user created content” these days, it was only a matter of time before hardware manufacturers started to create devices with that use specifically in mind. This new line of digital camcorders from Pure Digital comes with built-in integration to YouTube and other online video sharing services.
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