A gun machine that shoots dumplings together would be the greatest thing

The world should put together all their brain power and weapons experts and artillery and dumpling ammo so that we can make this dumpling gun machine happen. Imagine a world where at a push of a button we can shoot out the perfect amount of meat, spice it, wrap it and cook it in less than 2 seconds. » 2/27/15 8:41pm 2/27/15 8:41pm

Twitter Adds Video Support So You Can Watch Ads, Err, Message Friends

Twitter added two new services today to a) help people DM bomb lots of people at the same time and b) try to compliment Vine with (slightly longer) in-app ad support video support. » 1/27/15 9:40am 1/27/15 9:40am

Making noises and sounds like a foley artist looks like a lot of fun

None of the mics are actually plugged in and the video is an ad for COS by Lernert & Sander but it sure makes the job of a foley artist look like a lot of fun. Rushing to recreate noises by creatively manufacturing sounds, choreographing moves to heighten the senses, it looks like a band performing with ridiculous… » 9/13/14 12:35am 9/13/14 12:35am

These ads explain why books are always better than movies

Everyone with wrinkles on their brains knows that the book is almost always better than the movie. The book can do so much more! Your personal vision is only limited by your imagination! The little details and subtleties are allowed to breath better! These ads explain it rather perfectly saying, "a big part of the… » 5/02/14 9:01pm 5/02/14 9:01pm

This Ad Promised 3D Videophones and Robot Shoppers by the Year 2000

Back in 1968, the videophone was supposed to be just around the corner. Phone companies around the world were working diligently to make it a reality. But sometimes their futuristic promises could go a little overboard, like in this Southwestern Bell ad that promised not just videophones, but three-dimensional » 1/20/14 2:40pm 1/20/14 2:40pm

It's Hard To Imagine A Classier Ad For Cup Noodles

There's a special place in most of our hearts for instant ramen. Whether you have no time, no money, or no will to live, Cup Noodles is a comforting Styrofoam haven in a cruel world. But it's definitely associated with sterile corporate break rooms and bare-mattress-on-the-floor apartments more than pastel animations… » 10/20/13 11:29am 10/20/13 11:29am

3D Ads Between Suitcases Make Japan's Luggage Carousels Far More Fun

One of the most tedious parts of air travel is waiting for your bag to arrive on the luggage carousel after a long flight. But in Japan, the wait is far more bearable because the luggage carousels are covered in fun 3D advertisements humorously selling you everything from sushi to the local produce. So here's yet… » 8/20/13 2:20pm 8/20/13 2:20pm

Samsung's Ads From the 80s Got a Few Things Wrong

Back in 1988, Samsung decided that a little future gazing could help it sell its products. Looking back, though, it got a few things wrong. » 2/21/13 4:26am 2/21/13 4:26am

Who Wants to Drive a Crashed Car Made with Naked Bodypainted People?

Here's a ride I wouldn't mind taking, even if it ends up in a crash: a car made with bodypainted people. The art project, which paints 17 bodies and shapes it into a busted car is part of an anti-speeding ad that's supposed to encourage driving slow. You bet we would. » 11/07/12 11:00pm 11/07/12 11:00pm

Facebook Is Testing Location-Based Mobile Ads

Bloomberg is reporting that Facebook is planning to launch location-based mobile ads, that will use real-time geographical information to target marketing at specific users. » 6/19/12 7:20am 6/19/12 7:20am

How Is This Man Floating in the Air?

This man looks like he's magically floating in the air, standing on some sort of elevated invisible ground above Manhattan. How does he manage to do this? Does he have special powers? Is it magic? Can he teach us how to do it too? » 4/09/12 4:20pm 4/09/12 4:20pm

Phones Were More Interesting in 1979

Sure, most of the handsets in this Bell advertisement are pretty hideous—but it was the late 70s, man. These were hideous times. And besides, I'll take the wacky "Sculptura" and "Stowaway" over today's sea of black blech rectangles. » 4/04/12 7:20pm 4/04/12 7:20pm

Canadian Music Studio Brandish Poop Flute for the Holidays

I hate posting advertisements, because it makes me feel like an idiot, but when a company debases itself with a flute made out of feces—how can I resist? Enjoy, if you dare. » 12/16/11 9:29am 12/16/11 9:29am

These Are the Postal Service's Sad Ads Against Email

The Post Office is dying, kids, hemorrhaging money while you fritter away your time with those emails. Don't you know that paper mail is safer? Friendlier? And can't be hacked... by terrorists?! That's what the USPS's new ad campaign wants you to think. » 10/01/11 7:20pm 10/01/11 7:20pm

Soon You Can Get Full Access to Rdio For Free, Without Ads

Rdio is aiming for Spotify with a free plan that'll provide full access to Rdio's entire music catalog. There's no advertising and no need to add a credit card to your account. The free service will launch very soon. [Rdio] » 9/14/11 10:59pm 9/14/11 10:59pm

Is It Weird That I Find These Robot Girls Made from Computer Parts…

I usually don't like robots. Not my style, really. So what is it about these bots? The spunky ponytail made from wires? The CD hips? I don't know but I think I'm in love. Too bad these "girls" are only advertisements for a gym. » 8/19/11 12:40pm 8/19/11 12:40pm

The Bizarre, Beloved, Sorta-Crappy TV Ads of Our Youths

Like the rest of Western Civilization, we at Giz spent a decent chunk of our childhoods plunked down in front of ye olde cathode ray tube, being turned into giggling little consumers by enchanting ads like these. Behold, our favorites. » 4/28/11 4:40pm 4/28/11 4:40pm

Buy a Galaxy S, Get a Free Sith Lord

Why is this man lounging in a rowboat with Darth Vader? Because apparently when you buy a Galaxy S on Japan's NTT DoCoMo, you get the power of an evil intergalactic wizard along with it. Or something like that. [YouTube] » 11/29/10 8:40am 11/29/10 8:40am

Prepare For the Most Mind Meltingly Realistic CGI You've Ever Seen

Alex Roman is some kind of wizard. I suspected it when I saw his jaw-dropping CGI mini-movie The Third & The Seventh, but after watching his new 100% computer generated commercial, there's simply no other explanation. My brain is goop. » 11/16/10 8:20pm 11/16/10 8:20pm

WD-40: Because Robots Get It On Too

Yeah, OK, it's a water dispersant not a lubricant. And sure, true enough, you probably don't want to put WD-40 anywhere near your lovemaking parts. But besides all that, I see what you did there, Spanish-language ad agency. [Reddit] » 11/10/10 9:20pm 11/10/10 9:20pm