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meet the Wheatley the adorable robot from Portal 2 [video]

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(image credit: TRP-Chan)

the adorable robot that guides gamer around in the game Portal 2 has made it into our real life, thanks to one puppeteer and cosplay enthusiast, TRP-Chan. when i first stumbled across his work of art, i was totally awed and awed i should be because TRP-Chan’s Wheatley is not a just any robot puppet but beneath its cute and detailed chassis is a conjuration of sophisticated circuitry and robotic engineering which results in a Wheatley that rivals the animated counterpart (or should i say, equally animated). i thought the guts were so complicated that i didn’t bother to detail here or more likely, its complexity is beyond my simplistic mind. so how real is this robot? check out the video after the jump and judge for yourself or click here for Wheatley’s build details. Continue reading meet the Wheatley the adorable robot from Portal 2

Video: Darth Vader goes to Disneyland for Star Tours promo

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(image credit: screenshot from Star Tours: Darth Vader goes to Disneyland video)

this one for is all Star Wars fans. the Dark Sith descends on to Disneyland to check out the newly opened Star Tours but it turns out that Star Tours isn’t ready, so what do Vader do? well, since he and his two stormtroopers are already there, they might as well check out the park. you know the drill, take a spin in the saucer cup and carousel, grab some popcorns et cetera, hoping when by the time they are done, the Star Tours will be ready for them… check out the light hearted moments of the Sith Lord in the video after the break. Star Wars fans won’t want to miss it. trust me. Continue reading Video: Darth Vader goes to Disneyland for Star Tours promo

Video: Microsoft internal video mocks Google’s Gmail – funny!

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(image credit: screenshot from video O365 MGX Copy video)

this was supposedly a video that was created to give the Office 365 sales team a boost but managed to “leak” outside the circle. ironically, this video found its way to Google’s YouTube which doesn’t seems very convincing as a “leak”. as to the video’s emphasis on the “snooping” and “skimming” through the Gmail’s inboxes for keywords and pushing the relevant ads – personally, that doesn’t really bothers me a bit. yes, i am a Gmail user for many years now. at times, i didn’t even take notice that there’s an ad right at the top. anyway, on the business-end, ads do help to keep the Gmail free, which is what i and i believe, many users would have preferred as oppose to paying a hefty sum for something i could have for free. anyway, hit past the jump and check out this hilarious video for yourself. Continue reading Video: Microsoft internal video mocks Google’s Gmail – funny!

Chinese man DIY a wearable Iron Man Mark I suit [video]

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(image credit: Wang Xiaokang)

a 25-year-old employee of a telecommunication equipment company, one Wang Xiaokang created this amazingly surreal Iron Man Mark I suit. how real is it? well, catch the video after break and be your own judge. i am totally astounded by Xiaokang’s creation which he plonk down 3,000 yuan (roughly US$460) and took him three months of blood and sweat to complete. when i said ‘blood’, i literally mean ‘blood’ due to his occasional minor injuries sustained during the build process. he became a huge fan of Iron Man since the movie first grace the big screen in 2008 and through his persistent research, including watching the Iron Man movie on BluRay on daily basis and Googling his way for more information – the result is one heck of an awesome work. Continue reading Chinese man DIY a wearable Iron Man Mark I suit

video: Nissan humorous spot: What if Everything Ran on Gas?

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(image credit: screenshot What if everything Ran on Gas video)

it will kill me if i don’t share this video with the rest of the world. Nissan popped the question: “what if everything ran on gas?” from the title, you know you are going be treated with spot that is going to put forward the message in a humorous way. i had a good laugh and i am sure you will too. its entertaining and yeah, Nissan, i got the message loud and clear but i am still worry about the range with electrics. four 15-second teasers will start be airing this week, while the 60-second spot will make its world television debut during the NBA’s The Finals on June 12 but you don’t need to wait until then to watch it. hit the jump and join us for this wonderfully humorous spot. Continue reading video: Nissan humorous spot: What if Everything Ran on Gas?

video: a day in the life of an Audi (Le Mans) driver

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(credit: AUDI via autoblog)

we all know the mechanical strain that a race car is being put through in sporting race. we also know the physical punishment a race car driver have to endure in every race. you know, stuff like a F1 driver loses 2-3 liters of water through perspiration during a race, can lost up to 4 kg of weight in just one race and are subject to high G forces that could potentially knock out a person et cetera. we all knew that, well, at least most of us do in theory and Audi knows that we know the facts but in an effort to highlight what their Le Man race car drivers have to deal with, it has created an animated short that tells it all in just two and half minutes. Continue reading video: a day in the life of an Audi (Le Mans) driver

video: Dodge thinks that tech isn’t always a good thing

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(credit: screenshot from 2001 Dodge Charger The Future of Driving video)

with a statement such as “robots can take our food, our clothes and our homes but they will never take our cars” and finished with “…the leader of the human resistance” (no relation to Transformers, though), the Dodge Charger commercial does suggest that technological advancement isn’t everything (or to extend, not a good thing). Dodge is of course, referring to controlling of their new Dodge Charger. true-blue car fanatics will certainly agree with this statement. in fact, some will even think automatic transmission is for the sissies but then again, we do need innovations to make the road a safer place to travel on, don’t we? Continue reading video: Dodge thinks that tech isn’t always a good thing

video: first video of the Nissan LEAF NISMO RC! [updated with new video!]

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(credit: Nissan)

we are all excited about Nissan’s race-prepped EV based on the LEAF. if you haven’t know, it is called the Nissan LEAF NISMO RC. we first featured it last month, and more recently, updated it with more photos. today we are please to feature the first video of the Nissan LEAF NISMO RC hot from Nissan. check out this lengthy video (about 8 minutes plus) after the break. Continue reading video: first video of the Nissan LEAF NISMO RC! [updated with new video!]

The Adventures of Tintin posters and trailer [photos & video]

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(credit: Paramount/Columbia)

Hollywood’s ‘lethal’ combination: director Steven Spielberg and producer Peter Jackson has made The Adventures of Tintin one to watch out for. i am not a huge fan of Tintin because my childhood were mainly dominated by Transformer, Heman, Centurion et cetera. my encounters with Tintin was only limited to the small collection of Tintin comics that the school library had back in those days. in terms of comics, nothing capture my heart more than Garfield. short and sweet with little to read. well, that’s just me. Continue reading The Adventures of Tintin posters and trailer [photos & video]

future: dating app gets a dose of augmented reality [video]

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(credit: screenshot from Go For It / Dating 3.0 video)

featured here is a video project created by two students, mashing (mobile) augmented reality and dating together. the mobile application, called Go For It in the video is a fake (aka non-existence) app that let user snoop out brief info on ladies on the street. don’t laugh. this might be what the future of dating will be like. check out this cool video after the jump. of course, this would also raise concern about privacy and misuse (for whatever a crook-minded person can think of) but it is however a cool concept video. Continue reading future: dating app gets a dose of augmented reality