Artist speed paints a painting you can't see until the very last second

Speed painting can be purposefully misleading but it's always fun to have your brain pump in that delayed "Ohhhh" reaction once you realize what's going on. You feel like a complete idiot with your mouth open until you see it. And even then, you're not completely sure it's not sorcery. » 8/20/14 12:31am Today 12:31am

Time-lapse shows how it feels to be drunk at the local fair

We all know the deal: Deep fried food, horrible music, rigged shooting games and cheap alcohol. But there is something about local fairs that makes them irresistible. This time-lapse shows what that thing is. A wonderful world of lights, colors and big moving objects that feels like a dream. » 8/19/14 11:31pm Yesterday 11:31pm

Crystal clear photo of the fiery reentry and destruction of a spaceship

German astronaut Alexander Gerst took this crystal clear photo of the Cygnus-class resupply ship Janice Voss entering the Earth's atmosphere on August 17. I wish they could attach a thermal-safe pod with a camera inside to send along these ships—I want see video of the reentry from a close distance. » 8/19/14 10:41pm Yesterday 10:41pm

This classic beauty is one of the most powerful electric cars ever made

Jalopnik will be trying the Renovo Coupé at Pebble Beach, California. I just wanted to post it here because it's a glorious thing: A modified Shelby powered by an electrical engine capable of developing an insane 1,000 lb-ft of torque, pushing the car from 0 to 60mph in under 3.4 seconds. It's gorgeous. » 8/19/14 10:15pm Yesterday 10:15pm

What would happen if pilots were jerks racing airplanes at the runway

I just stumbled upon this old video that I first watched in 2005, a fake Xbox commercial called Racing Beats made by visual effects students Alex Kiesl and Steffen Hacker. It's a crazy race between four douchebags. Like Fast and Furious, but driving Boeing 747s around some airport runways. » 8/19/14 9:25pm Yesterday 9:25pm

8-bit video game version of Sin City could have been 4-bit

Obviously, it's not quite as stylized and sexy as the original Sin City but this 8-bit video game version by CineFix does a great job in mimicking the original by adding the perfect dab of color to accentuate the shadowy world of the graphic novel. The whole thing plays out like a comic strip. » 8/19/14 9:03pm Yesterday 9:03pm

I wish these magically animated drawing journals existed in real life

Spanish illustrator Luis Pastor draws one vignette per day in his pocket-sized Moleskin journal. He put together a video that shows his tiny illustrations so far in 2014, making subtle animations using different digital tools. I wish there was a way to magically do this to my sketches in real life. » 8/19/14 8:30pm Yesterday 8:30pm

HTC's New One M8 Is Actually Coming To Verizon and AT&T

Earlier today we got a hands on with the new HTC One M8 For Windows, which we said was launching exclusively on Verizon. Now AT&T is announcing that it will also add the new One M8 to its Windows Phone offerings, although that's pretty much all we know at this point—no price or date announced yet. [AT&T via The Verge] » 8/19/14 8:01pm Yesterday 8:01pm

Ditch Your Headphone Cable, SONOS PLAY:1, Endangered Plasma [Deals]

If you're pining for a new set of headphones, these GOgroove Bluetooth on-ears have 14 hours of battery live, a folding design, and solid reviews. They have consistently sold for $80 all year, but a promo code today knocks them all the way down to $30. Get them before they're gone. [GOgroove BlueVIBE Bluetooth… » 8/19/14 1:15pm Yesterday 1:15pm