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    Black Friday goes viral video crazy

    Posted November 21, 2011 - 6:28 pm

    As we approach the Black Friday "holiday", where retailers hope we turn into blathering idiots who are willing to trample over our fellow human beings just to get a $20 TV, we're now seeing more hype in terms of Internet videos (as well as TV commercials) that are aiming to go viral.
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    Nintendo creates life-size Mario Karts

    Posted November 18, 2011 - 12:32 pm

    As part of its promotion for the new Mario Kart 7 game for the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo teamed up with West Coast Customs to create two life-size models of the go-carts - one for Mario and one for Luigi.
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    Viral video week in review (Nov. 5 - 11)

    Posted November 12, 2011 - 9:59 am

    Looking back at some of the more entertaining videos in the world of sciene, tech and "geekery" this week, I noticed a lot of robots.
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    Robot Rides a Bicycle

    Posted November 11, 2011 - 11:42 am

    From our friends in Japan, we end out the week of cool robot videos with a bipedal robot riding a bicycle, using only its arms to steer and make balance corrections.
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    This blog post goes to eleven (Happy 11-11-11!)

    Posted November 11, 2011 - 11:16 am

    It's 11-11-11 today! Hit YouTube to see a lot of funny and disturbing 11-11-11 videos!
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    More proof they're building Terminators

    Posted November 7, 2011 - 12:21 pm

    Sometimes I feel like Linda Hamilton in Terminator 2 (no, get your mind out of the gutter). I mean, she keeps warning people about the Terminators that are coming from the future, yet most of humanity just looks at her like she's weird, or they lock her up in an asylum.
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    Viral video week in review (Oct. 29 - Nov. 4)

    Posted November 5, 2011 - 8:59 am

    Our weekly roundup of IT- or geeky-related videos from around the InterWebs.
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    Is NASA developing a Tractor Beam?

    Posted November 3, 2011 - 1:41 pm

    In another life-imitates-art moment, NASA has posted an animation video showing what a possible tractor beam could look like.
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    The Internet weighs about as much as a strawberry

    Posted November 1, 2011 - 3:50 pm

    A viral video making the rounds is "How Much Does The Internet Weigh?" from the folks at Vsauce. It's an entertaining look at the concept of data actually possessing some weight, although we can't really measure the weight of an individual data point, when taken altogether we get something to the effect of something that does weigh something. Got that?
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    Mission Impossible 4 trailer shows an explosion of IT tools

    Posted November 1, 2011 - 2:52 pm

    You might not think that the release of the new trailer for the December movie "Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol" would be a good fit for this ITworld.TV blog (in case anyone really cares about stuff like that). But you'd be wrong!
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    Viral Video Week in Review (Oct. 22-28)

    Posted October 29, 2011 - 8:59 am

    Welcome to the inaugural post of our viral video week in review. In this post, I hope to show you some tech- and geek-related videos that you may have missed during the week, because you were busy doing work or other productive things.
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    Legoland CSI: Solving murders in Lego City

    Posted October 21, 2011 - 6:01 am

    The folks at pixelspersecond have another awesome video, this time conducting a great CSI parody, but with Legos. Complete with all of the bad puns that you see on the regular CSI show.
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    Lego robot solves Rubik's Cube faster than humans

    Posted October 20, 2011 - 4:51 pm

    The continuing race between robots and humans keeps chalking up victories for our soon-to-be ruling overlords.
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    Watch the Fastest Rubik's Cube Solvers on the Planet

    Posted October 18, 2011 - 5:06 pm

    When the Rubik's Cube was unleashed on the world in the late '70s and early '80s, I caught onto the craze like everyone else, trying to solve the puzzle cube as quickly as possible. I eventually bought a cheat book and figured out how to solve it, but my best times were in the under 5 minute mark, not seconds like the speed solvers seen here, at the recent Rubik Championships, held in Bangkok, Thailand.
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    Monday Morning Lego Animation Fun

    Posted October 17, 2011 - 10:34 am

    Take a few moments out of your day to enjoy this Lego animation from the YouTube user "Rymdreglage", who also posted the coin-op animation we enjoyed several months ago. In this one, they show off their work they did for Brainglass at the Planet of the Apps in London.
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    Muppets: Turn off your phone in the theater!

    Posted October 13, 2011 - 1:42 pm

    As we get closer to the Nov. 23 premiere of the new Muppets movie (already circled on the calendar among us geeksters), we discovered this video/ad from the Muppets crew. In this clip, co-branded with Sprint, the Muppets remind everyone in the theater to turn off their cell phones, pagers, microwave ovens and drum kits.
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    Bugs help power a smartphone

    Posted October 12, 2011 - 11:54 am

    How many bugs does it take to power a Snapdragon smartphone processor? Not many, according to this Qualcomm video.
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    Video Game Characters Come to Life in Sony Ad

    Posted October 5, 2011 - 4:30 pm

    I normally don't talk about commercials in this space, but I'll make an exception for this Sony PlayStation ad, which is brilliant. In the ad, a bunch of video game characters are in a bar, just hanging out talking about their experiences, and then honoring "Michael", the person who controls them all.
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    Robot Arm Brings us One Step Closer to Terminators

    Posted October 4, 2011 - 10:34 am

    At the CEATEC show in Japan, Cyberdyne Inc. showed off its prototype robotic arm, which it says will help the weak, disabled and elderly. But as any science-fiction fan knows, this is the first step towards building the Terminator robots that will destroy us all.
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    Cute kids + Star Wars = Viral Video Magic

    Posted October 3, 2011 - 1:30 pm

    A viral video making the rounds today is of 4-year-old Faris, who was watching The Empire Strikes Back for the first time and having a great reaction to the scene where Luke finds out who Darth Vader really is (can we really say "Spoilers" here?).
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    Floppy disk drives create Star Wars Imperial March

    Posted September 30, 2011 - 3:51 pm

    If you have a bunch of floppy disk drives lying around, do what this guy did - create the Star Wars Imperial March theme from it. Sure, it looks easy. Or you could just enjoy this video.
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    Minecraft meets The Simpsons

    Posted September 27, 2011 - 1:25 pm

    The obsessive fans of Minecraft have created a geek crossover lovefest, animating the opening to The Simpsons TV show. It's blocky, but then again, so is Minecraft.
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    Tron Light Cycle in Real Life

    Posted September 23, 2011 - 1:57 pm

    Luckily, there's no light trail behind it...
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    More Star Wars Blu-Ray Changes: Extra Porkins!

    Posted September 23, 2011 - 10:05 am

    Coming to you from a guy who owns a Porkins action figure...
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    Bad Computer Puns Make Interesting Video

    Posted September 21, 2011 - 10:43 am

    This will either make you smile or groan...

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