Articles with the tag Video

5 Trailers You Must Watch NOW

It’s a good day to be a geek. If you call yourself a fan of movies, television, or comic book superheroes, set aside about twenty minutes to watch some of the sweetest video you’ll see all week.

The Best iPad 2 Review – Ever!

If you think that your iPad is the best thing that Apple has ever come up with, think again! The rumor mill is ablaze with talk that the iPad 2 is coming out very very soon; although, as usual, no one can give any conclusive data. If you are detail kind of guy, then you […]

History of Gaming

You know what is cooler than a infographic about the history of gaming? A video about the history of gaming. You see someone playing these games, starting with an Oscilloscope from 1958, and I thought I had a hard time finding a NES console in good working condition. The ‘History of Gaming’ video was made […]

The Brick Thief

Ever wonder what happened to your lost LEGO Bricks? This (sort of) stop-motion short film explains where they’ve gone. (Spoiler: they’ve found a happy place.) The whimsical video takes you inside the mind of an inventor who cooks up ideas using LEGO Bricks as his inspiration. The Brick Thief is the second “LEGO Click” short […]

11 Games to Watch in 2011

Everybody has their favorites. Any good list of upcoming games ought to include triple-A titles like Diablo III or Call of Duty 37 (or whatever CoD is sure to be out by year’s end). But this ain’t that kind of list. These are the top eleven games I can’t wait to see in 2011 — […]

New Ghostbusters Game is Download-Only

Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime is the name of the next entry in the Ghostbusters video game franchise. Ghostbusters: The Video Game (man, I still need to play that one sometime…) was enough of a hit that Atari and Sony are planning a pseudo-sequel. It’s not a traditional sequel, because where the first game was an […]

There Is More to this MacBook than Meets the Eye

“Once you go MacBook, you won’t go back.” So I took a little liberty with that expression, but who cares? I think that anyone who has worked on one of these babies knows that it is quite hard to go back to a Windows machine – hard but not impossible. Now, if you were to […]

The History of Online Video

The biggest change in the history of the internet has to be the emergence of video and streaming platforms over the last years. We here at FG obviously are big fans and stream anything we can get our hands on. Whether it’s a Youtube video or Hulu, using tools such as the built-in iPlayer on […]

Most Creative Use of iPad Ever

I am completely mesmerized by this. Steve Jobs take note: this might be the most ingenious use of an iPad yet. A group of filmmakers made this nifty little film to explore three-dimensional typography. They use a proprietary program to show shapes on the iPad’s screen, and then drag those screens through a space that’s […]

1,000 YouTube uploads equals this

Is this some kind of strange alien communication? An encrypted military message? No, this is what happens when you upload a video to YouTube, download it, and repeat… one thousand times. The miniscule degradation that occurs every time the video is repeatedly uploaded and compressed adds up over time and ultimately transforms the original creation into something that […]

Vimeo Find: The Bug

Some things don’t make sense at all but they do tickle our fancy. Or our love for 8-bit and nostalgiv games and gaming systems. The Bug, Vimeo user Yongsub Song‘s Thesis at Computer Art MFA School of Visual Art is one of these videos.

All I Need, awesome stop-motion video by Juan José López

Probably when I told you yesterday that I’m a big fan of video art and Bill Viola, you lifted your shoulder and thought ‘So what’. But little did you know what was coming. I really hope you like awesome animation, especially stop-motion video as much as I do because I will post you every cool […]

Three iPhones, One Girl: Irreplaceable

Using multiple iPhones to create music isn’t new, but this video demonstrates one of the easier-on-the-eye/ear versions. Forget the possibility that a Beyonce track may not count as geek music (far too mainstream, right?) or that you don’t have to be an uber-geek in order to set this up… …kudos to this girl for (a) […]

How many oranges does it take to charge an Apple (iPhone) ?

You know how important getting a regular intake of fruit is, right? Well, if you were ever thinking of trying to charge up your iPhone using oranges (c’mon, of course you were) here’s someone else doing the experiment so you don’t have to… or at least, you’ll know how many oranges and charging paraphernalia to […]

Modern Valentine's Card has Disney video player inside

Now that Christmas and the New Year are over, the next interesting “festival” for many is that of Valentine’s Day. In our roundup of five Valentine’s Day gifts for your geek we featured Hallmark’s Valentine’s Day cards featuring sound. That’s fairly old hat now, so three years on and Hallmark has upped its game by […]

scoreLight: Using object-tracing lasers to generate music

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of synthesisers and electronically-generated music and sound, particularly when it’s done in an interesting way, so I was pleased to find these videos of “music” being generated from a laser tracking system. scoreLight is “a laser-based synesthetic experience” and works by allowing one, two or more red lasers […]

Would you update your Facebook relationship status at the altar?

Over a million people have already watched the video of a groom updating his Facebook relationship status in between being “pronounced man and wife” and “kissing the bride”. It was meant as a joke — “we really don’t Facebook THAT often” said the groom — but it proves, if proof were needed, how pervasive social […]

Acoustic piano used as voice synthesizer

As someone who learned to play the acoustic piano from an early age, is a fan of synthesizers, and is a geek, this ticked all the right boxes — a rather bizarre creation of a voice synthesizer using an acoustic piano. Check out the video. It’s in German but with subtitles. See if you can […]