Is this the greatest hip hop tutorial video ever? Think so

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in Video on Tuesday 19 November 2013

This isn’t your ordinary tutorial video. Actually, it’s probably the most creative tutorial we’ve seen yet. Instead of simply narrating while showing the steps to make a hip hop beat, YouTube user Boyinaband raps his instructions in real-time, while also creating the beat simultaneously. The bar has officially been set high for tutorial videos everywhere.

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Doggelganger: Where humans meet their doggie doubles

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Video on Tuesday 19 November 2013

What an idea. A couple of years ago, New Zealand’s Pedigree Adoption Drive, aided by Colenso BBDO Auckland, decided to use facial mapping software to match canines looking for adoption to the humans they resemble. It works like this: interested human uploads a photo, software scans a database of thousands of adoptable dogs for a […]

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The Internet is going crazy over Jean-Claude Van Damme’s Volvo split

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Video on Tuesday 19 November 2013

‘I’ve had my ups and downs. My fair share of bumpy roads and heavy winds. That’s what made me what I am today …’, narrates Jean-Claude Van Damme in a spot for Volvo Trucks, before the camera pans out to show him perched atop the side mirrors of two trucks, a leg on each one, […]

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30 squats will get you a subway ride in Moscow

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Video on Tuesday 19 November 2013

Olympic fever looks to be taking over the Russian capital with a Moscow subway handing out tickets all for the price of 30 squats. This special ticket machine was placed in a local subway of Moscow and passengers were given the option of exercising for their fares! From young kids to adults, everyone in this […]

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Inspiration porn: exploiting people with disabilities

Rachel Kinbar Reader Find

By Rachel Kinbar in Video on Monday 18 November 2013

Last week while innocently browsing the internet, I came across a video that left me feeling kind of … weird. Okay, so there are lots of videos that do that, but usually I know the reason why right away. But this time, I couldn’t figure out my discomfort. The video was about a man who […]

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James Squire Rogue Tales stories: conquering Manila’s notorious EDSA highway

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Friday 15 November 2013

EDSA is a 15 mile stretch of highway that serves as the main thoroughfare of Metro Manila – a mega metropolis home to 11.8 million people. If you’ve heard of hellish stories about Philippine traffic, the usual suspect would be EDSA. Dan Brown once called Manila as The Gates of Hell. He must have referred to our favourite highway.

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Weird pancake fetish video

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Friday 15 November 2013

We all love pancakes. But this guy just takes the cake, uhhmm err, pancakes that is. Youtuber Alex Tymchak posted a video simply named Pancake. It’s a video dedicated to show his love for one of the best breakfast foods in the world. If by any chance while viewing this video, you ask yourself, ‘what […]

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Daft Punk medley by instrument-free group Pentatonix

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Friday 8 November 2013

This incredible Daft Punk cover was sung (yes, completely sung) by winner of NBC’s The Sing-Off. The talented young group released their first album in June, and you can expect a Christmas EP on November 13th. This cover is an amazing tribute to the iconic electro-pop duo.

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Engagement ring that can attach LEGOs instead of diamonds

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Fashion on Thursday 7 November 2013

True love shouldn’t cost a thing. True love comes from the heart. And what better way to express your undying love and devotion to your soul mate than a ring where you can possibly build a LEGO Death Star or LEGO pirate ship? Starting at $41 (read: savings for every male in the world), you […]

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Arguably the first computer was a boy built 240 years ago

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Thursday 7 November 2013

It may seem like a simple toy, but this is actually a product of great engineering. Swiss-born watchmaker Pierre Jaquet-Droz, along with his son Henri-Louis, and Jean Frédéric Leschot, designed this robot in the late 1770s and called it The Writer. Side note: Writerminator 3000 would have sounded much cooler, but The Writer isn’t too […]

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New Business Casual EP trailer by We Are Scientists

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Music on Tuesday 22 October 2013

This video for Business Casual, the new EP by We Are Scientists, is so cool. The broken images flipping across the screen are so atmospheric and old-school. The video just oozes nostalgia and classic cool. It makes me wish I could go back to the eighties and lounge on a beach somewhere with the band.

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Decommissioned weapons reborn as music instruments

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Video on Tuesday 22 October 2013

Following his 2012 series Imagine, where he used remnants of weapons from the Mexican army to create music instruments, Pedro Reyes is back with Disarm, his second series of eight mechanical musical instruments crafted from weapons. He said in an interview with The Creators’ Project: ‘You can come up with an idea of taking a […]

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Short film explains why shoes dangle from electric wires

Gem Contributor

By Gem in New Film on Monday 21 October 2013

Have you ever seen shoes dangling from electric wire where you live? They’re a common phenomenon in many parts of the world. This interesting 14 minute documentary aims to get to the heart of this perplexing matter.

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Air New Zealand’s new safety video stars, er, Betty White

Darwin Cosico Contributor

By Darwin Cosico in Video on Tuesday 15 October 2013

The folks at Air New Zealand have done it again. They’ve just released a new in-flight safety video featuring former Golden Girls’ actress Betty White with fellow residents of the fictional Second Wind Retirement Resort in the US. According to this NZ Herald article, this is the airline’s first safety video filmed outside of New Zealand. […]

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Bat taxidermy: time-lapse from specimen to display

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Video on Wednesday 9 October 2013

This time-lapse video created by LSA’s Museum of Zoology walks us through the science of bat taxidermy. Don’t watch this if you’ve just eaten a heavy lunch. It’s a bit gross but highly fascinating and beautiful in a weird way. The bat skeleton is so delicate and detailed, like a piece of lace. I loved seeing […]

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