The importance of physical contact captured in a beautiful video

Spanish filmmaker Francisco Montoro shows in this beautiful video that communication goes beyond words. Nowadays, thanks to the Internet, we can connect with each other in many ways, but we are certainly missing the most important one. The one that creates the strongest bonds: Physical contact. » 10/02/14 12:30am 4 minutes ago

Musicians take the place of Never Ending Story actors in surreal video

Head swaps aren't new but they are an unlimited source of fun. This video for the song On & On—by DUM—takes footage from Never Ending Story and superimposes the faces of the members of the band on the ones from the characters in the movie—they change some other things too. (NSFW-ish.) » 10/02/14 12:13am 21 minutes ago

This visualization of server traffic is like the coolest game of Pong

Taiga is "a free project management platform for startups, developers, and designers." After being mentioned by Hacker News their servers got blasted with traffic, which they turned into this cool visualization that it like a game of Pong played by a zillion players against one computer. » 10/01/14 11:46pm 48 minutes ago

Unbelievably realistic face is actually completely computer generated

The only thing that I think that doesn't look 'human' about Ed, this computer generated human head designed by Chris Jones using Lightwave, Sculptris and Krita, is his ears. Oh and how he doesn't have a body. But everything else is pretty perfect: the oil and bumps on his face, the wrinkles, I can even believe he has… » 10/01/14 11:22pm Yesterday 11:22pm

I wish these endurance tests to buy a pickup truck were real

It doesn't matter how much money you have. If you are not tough enough, you can't afford this car. If that were true we would be living in a completely different planet with a completely different set of principles. But this is Earth and this video is just an ad. A pretty good one. » 10/01/14 10:50pm Yesterday 10:50pm

A normal person's GoPro video is nothing at all like a GoPro video

We've all gasped at GoPro videos on YouTube and thought that it would be so awesome to record all the awesome things we do in our lives. But here's the truth, our lives aren't that exciting and worth recording. Reddit user fryest hilariously proved that by splicing his GoPro camera footage with other GoPro videos. » 10/01/14 10:20pm Yesterday 10:20pm

The original Star Wars trilogy summarized in three minutes

I feel like you don't even have to watch Star Wars to know what Star Wars is about. Just by living on Earth you'd be able to accumulate enough knowledge about it: Darth Vader is Luke's Dad, Han Solo shot first, the prequels sucked and so on. But if you still don't know, here's TL;DW's quick 3 minute summary. » 10/01/14 9:50pm Yesterday 9:50pm

Elon Musk Just Teased Something Called The 'D'

Elon Musk just sent out this cryptic tweet and teaser image of what may be a modified Model S that's due to be revealed on October 9. And he's hinting at something else. Maybe that upgraded Roadster we've been promised? Let the speculation begin... » 10/01/14 9:47pm Yesterday 9:47pm

How the Soviet Union destroyed the fourth biggest lake in the world

NASA has published these two images of the Aral Sea, which used to be the fourth biggest lake in the world before the Soviet Union plugged into the rivers that fed it to irrigate massive agricultural areas. The photo on the right was taken in 2000. On the left you can see its current state. » 10/01/14 9:21pm Yesterday 9:21pm

Watch Team America And See How Much Our Geopolitics Haven't Changed

Yesterday we highlighted a slew of films that were leaving Netflix at midnight this morning. Don't even look at the list, I'd say, it's too painful; they're already long gone. However, Netflix has attempted to heal our wounds with a long list of additions, including the great Team America: World Police. » 10/01/14 8:36pm Yesterday 8:36pm

NASA reveals details of mission to capture and bring asteroid near Earth

By the end of the decade, NASA will send a robotic spaceship to grab a 40-foot (12-meter) asteroid and bring it close to Earth, placing it in an orbit around the Moon, and then send astronauts in an Orion spaceship to study it. They just published six papers detailing this historic mission, crucial for humanity's… » 10/01/14 8:18pm Yesterday 8:18pm

Fascinating visualization of the most viewed porn videos by category

PornHub seems to be the porn benchmark of the internet. Here you have a fascinating visualization that shows you the most viewed videos in relation to their category. On the left you can see all the videos ordered by views (3.2 billion in total!) On the right you can see the 15 categories they belong to. » 10/01/14 7:49pm Yesterday 7:49pm

How André 3000 Mastered Jimi Hendrix's Voice For A New Biopic

Outkast's André 3000 (real name: André Benjamin) didn't have to physically change much to play Jimi Hendrix in the film Jimi: All Is By My Side—he didn't even have to wear a wig! But as a Southern-born-and-raised musician, mastering the accent of the Seattle native was a bit more difficult. » 10/01/14 7:26pm Yesterday 7:26pm

Amazing aerial photo of Hong Kong streets flooded with people

The good fight for freedom and democracy against Beijing's dictatorial regime continues in Hong Kong, where protesters keep flooding the streets in massive demonstrations. This photo published by Hong Kong Democracy Now is an impressive look into one. Here are some more from the ground. » 10/01/14 7:02pm Yesterday 7:02pm

One Reason the US Isn't Destroying All Its Nukes: Killer Asteroids

Among the few apocalypses worse than nuclear annihilation, asteroid impact has got to be near the top of the list—at least if Hollywood's depictions are any indication. Luckily, the American public has at least one agency defending it against errant space rocks: the exact same agency that's supposed to be protecting… » 10/01/14 6:40pm Yesterday 6:40pm

This is how Luke Skywalker looks in the new Star Wars

Mark Hamill appeared yesterday at the Golden Heart Gala in Los Angeles sporting a full beard and long hair. Since they are filming now, I think it's safe to say that this is how he looks on the new Star Wars Episode VII by J.J. Abrams. So I photoshopped his face on top of Obi Wan to get Master Skywalker. » 10/01/14 6:25pm Yesterday 6:25pm

These Photos Are a Side of the American West You've Never Seen Before

One of the most common subjects in the history of American photography is the West. It's a landscape fraught with potential cliche, but Lucas Foglia's project Frontcountry cuts through popular conceptions and shows the reality of a rapidly transforming area of our country. » 10/01/14 6:01pm Yesterday 6:01pm

Windows 10 May Have Gotten Its Name Because of Lazy Coders

When Windows 10 got announced, there was one immediately glaring question: Why Windows 10? Maybe for the extra distance from 8, but a Redditor who claims to be a Microsoft dev has a better—and funnier—answer. The name "Windows 9" could break a whole bunch of lazy code. » 10/01/14 5:32pm Yesterday 5:32pm

Fire, Water, Molecular Bonds: The Science Behind Your Wrinkled Clothes

Wrinkles are as much a part of life as death, taxes, and long lines at the DMV. While annoyingly rumpled shirts and slacks might be the least depressing kind of wrinkles (compared, you know, to the crow's feet around your eyes, marking the slow march towards the inevitable void), they may also be the most irritating. » 10/01/14 12:00pm Yesterday 12:00pm

Name Your Own Price On This Top Learn To Code Bundle

Interested in learning to code? Whether you want to become a pro developer or just mess around with code as a hobby, it can be hard to get started. To help get you up to speed, we've put together a bundle of courses, covering HTML5, CSS, Objective C, Xcode, Python and more. The best part? it's name your own price. » 9/29/14 2:23pm Monday 2:23pm

Make Your Dumb Home Smart, Perfect Meat, Bluetooth for Any Car [Deals]

Quirky's Wink Hub launched for $50 a few months ago with the goal of becoming your smart home's brain. Today, Home Depot is tossing in two GE Link LED bulbs with your purchase. Those bulbs alone usually cost $20 each, and of course, they can be controlled with your smartphone via the Wink hub. [Wink Hub + 2 GE Link… » 10/01/14 1:15pm Yesterday 1:15pm