How Jeff Gordon Scared The Crap Out Of Me With This Epic Prank

I keep to myself in cabs. But one thing that gets my attention is a driver with a neck tattoo telling me that he just got out of jail after 10 years and that the cop behind is making him nervous. And especially when he starts a police chase while yelling "I can't go back." I thought this was the end. » 2/27/14 9:17am 2/27/14 9:17am

How Honda Revealed The Government's Top Secret Stealth Bomber First

The aircraft known in popular culture as the stealth bomber was built with nearly a decade of work, billions of dollars, and total secrecy from the U.S. government. Even the contractors who worked on it didn't always know what it was. So how did a Japanese carmaker reveal it before the Air Force? » 7/08/13 6:56pm 7/08/13 6:56pm

An Ad For Apple's Original Tablet, the Newton

The Newton might be in the valley between an iPhone and Apple's upcoming tablet, but it's essentially Apple's first stab at the form factor. And here's how they promoted it. » 1/18/10 6:50pm 1/18/10 6:50pm

Samsung's Viral Grand Prix Ad Says Their Cameras Have Lousy Battery Life

This Samsung camera viral ad is cool in that it's 2 minutes of stop motion photography featuring gadgets going around a makeshift track, but it's sending the opposite message that Samsung wants. » 4/09/09 3:40pm 4/09/09 3:40pm

Elvis Spotted In Bose Ad, Probably Just An Impostor

A new Bose ad campaign features famous musicians in speaker-drawn portraiture by Nirmalya Chakraborty. Without the Bose logo, they'd make for some great t-shirts. [Ads of the World via Neatorama] » 4/02/09 1:20pm 4/02/09 1:20pm

Microsoft Plays MONSTER BALL!!!

Fine Microsoft, you've got us. If you stop these crazy ads featuring mutants and basketball, we'll take Lauren back. We just hate that it came to this, pain and damage that cannot be undone. [copyranter] » 3/31/09 11:10am 3/31/09 11:10am

What Gadget Is Powerful Enough to Resurrect Japanese Models?

According to this Japanese advertisement, a woman died in an asthma attack. But one force in the electronic world was strong enough to pull her back from the other side. (Any guesses?) Spoiler: » 3/30/09 8:36am 3/30/09 8:36am

The Unforeseen Downside of Using Your Head for Your Password

Lenovo's IdeaPad face recognition sounds like a good idea, that is, until someone abruptly minimizes the password field. [Ads of the World via walyou] » 3/13/09 1:00pm 3/13/09 1:00pm

According to Samsung, Animals Use Smartphones in Strange Ways

Microsoft pulled at our heartstrings with adorable little girls, so Samsung went full-bore into the double dog dare of the advertising world. They released a commercial full of cute animals. » 2/18/09 5:40pm 2/18/09 5:40pm

Microsoft Uses Another Cute Little Girl in 'I'm a PC' Ad

Microsoft's once again going for the cute-little-girl route for their "I'm a PC" ads. And while this girl is cute, she's not quite as cute as the first. » 2/13/09 6:00pm 2/13/09 6:00pm

Best Buy Has Your Last Minute Gift Ideas Squared Away

We know it can be difficult to differentiate between endless mounds of faceless electronics to pick the perfect gift. Luckily, a recent Best Buy podcast was quite specific as to exactly which products are best. » 12/19/08 11:45am 12/19/08 11:45am

Dated Computer Ads For Your Perusal and Mockery

There's nothing quite like the ego boost of looking at an old computer ad. Without doing absolutely anything remarkable, you get to laugh at the accomplishments of yesteryear that got us where we are today. » 12/10/08 12:00pm 12/10/08 12:00pm

Your Citroen C4 is Not Optimus Prime

You can watch this commercial all day long. You can load up YouTube and play it for your coworkers. You can even rip the video and convert it to play on your PMP of choice. But it won't make your shitty hatchback into an epic 80s superhero. Sorry. Not gonna happen. And this isn't even the first time we've seen… » 9/18/08 8:40pm 9/18/08 8:40pm

Armpit Televisions Promote Stinky Ads

As part of a unique promotional campaign, Right Guard has deployed "Pitvertisers"—a crew of people on the street armed with LCD televisions sewn into the deepest pits of their shirts. So the next you're on the train and wonder who is emanating that awful advertisement, you'll see that, oh, it's that douchebag playing… » 7/21/08 12:40pm 7/21/08 12:40pm

Leica Ad Pixelates Man's Best Friend

In one of the cleverer advertisements we've seen of late, Leica is proposing that you "see it in more detail" with their D-Lux 3 by placing a pixelated dog in various real world scenes. It's a strangely effective technique, but we can't believe that someone would be so cruel to do that to a dog. Shame on you, Leica.… » 6/12/08 11:40am 6/12/08 11:40am

Samsung Entertained Us Enough to Post Their Commercial

You got us, Samsung. We're suckers for optical illusions, and your "10 Optical Illusions in 2 Minutes" is—even with the Soul advertisement—extremely entertaining. So we're not going to feel used as we post a commercial without any clever commentary picking it apart. Though, to be honest, our brains are still hurting… » 5/17/08 2:30pm 5/17/08 2:30pm

HTC's First Big Ad Push Focuses on Fingering

This is HTC's first big TV ad in the US. Rather than focus on their devices individually, HTC's going for a general "brand" awareness. Seeing as how they've previously marketed their phones under the four big providers' own names (AT&T TilT, T-Mobile MDA, Verizon 6700), it's a smart step in breaking away from their… » 4/21/08 8:30pm 4/21/08 8:30pm

ThunderCats Were Loose On Palace of Westminster

When most DVDs are released, production studios put up some posters and run a few television spots. However, when ThunderCats Season 2 hits store shelves...lets just say Lion-O isn't settling for an afternoon at Kinko's. Instead, he boldly emblazons the ThunderCats signal onto London's Houses of Parliament. While some… » 4/17/08 9:32am 4/17/08 9:32am

Bad Vista "Reviews" from Apple's Latest Vista Sucks Ad Not Actually…

You'll probably be seeing Apple's newest "Vista Sucks, OS X Rules Your Face" ad, starring hilarious John Hodgman and perpetually besmirked Justin Long all over the web soon. Basically, the banner keeps pulling up bad Vista quotes as Hodgman hammers the emergency banner refresh, but neither of them are from actual… » 3/22/08 2:30pm 3/22/08 2:30pm