Hack a Webcam

"Webcam" is based on actual events and was shot entirely on a computer's webcam. The filmmakers hope that it will make people think more about the technology that we use every day and the effects it can have on all of us.


Hey, Pass Me A Beer!

If you haven't already seen it this is a video called 'Pass Me A Beer', featuring two dudes from Milwaukee, Wisconsin passing each other beers in fun and creative ways. Some involve trampolines, some slingshots, some flagpoles, but all -- ALL involve a foamy, undrinkable can of Old Milwaukee by the end.

BMW M5 - "Bullet" - High Performance Art

The world's fastest sedan recreates super slow-motion bullet footage on a much grander scale. The result: High Performance Art.


The Story of Keep Calm and Carry On


Baltic Sea UFO Hunters Look To Identify Mystery Object

A mysterious cylindrical object is sitting 300 feet at the bottom of the Baltic Sea between Sweden and Finland, and nobody knows what it is -- yet. Deep sea divers using remote-controlled cameras are heading to the site on Friday. They'll try to determine the exact identity of the object, which side-scan sonar first revealed in June 2011. "My guess is that they won't find anything. They may just find a large roundish rock," well-known skeptic Benjamin Radford, deputy editor of Skeptical Inquirer magazine, told The Huffington Post. "Side-scan sonar is not a photograph and it can create false echoes, so it's not crystal clear what exactly it is that you're recording," Radford said. "The object that we're talking about is basically flush with the ocean floor, and side-scan sonar is much less reliable for things like that." In what's been compared to an episode of "The X-Files," Peter Lindberg, captain of the Ocean Explorer, and his co-researcher Dennis Asberg made global headlines last year when they presented sonar images of a nearly 200-foot-wide circular anomaly -- looking very much like the fictitious Millennium Falcon spacecraft from the "Star Wars" movies. "We don't know whether it is a natural phenomenon or an object," Lindberg told Fox News. The researchers will spend between six and 10 days at the site, using sonar to create 3D images of the bottom of the specified part of the Baltic Sea. Explanations for the odd anomaly include a meteor, a naturally-occurring gas well and the possible remains of a 19th-century Russian warship. Of course, let's not forget about all of those hopeful souls who would love this to turn out to be a crash-submerged spacecraft from another world. "If this were a UFO, that would indeed be a strange thing," Asberg told Fox News. "I'm just not sure, but we'll see soon." Radford, who is also the author of "Scientific Paranormal Investigation: How To Solve Unexplained Mysteries," said he thinks the mystery will only continue if the divers don't find anything. "Because then they'll say, 'Whoa, hold on here. We have this image that was taken in 2011. How come they're going back there and not finding it there?'" Radford said. "And there will be conspiracies about that." What do you think? A viral campaign for Ocean Explorer? Or is it the Millennium Falcon from Star Wars?

Google Maps: The many dimensions of a modern map

For the last decade we've obsessed over building great maps for our users—maps that are comprehensive, accurate and easy to navigate. This video gives you a glimpse into that journey, and also talks about what's next for Google Maps.


Spencers Solicitors – Bid on a person

Spencers Solicitors in the UK have launched a microsite at www.injuryauction.co.uk that aims to draw attention to the practice of personal injury cases being regularly auctioned off to the highest bidder by insurance companies. For years, insurers have been selling personal injury cases to solicitors for ‘referral fees’, essentially a commission which lawyers must pay to represent individual claimants. The ‘price tag’ of these case bundles is likely influenced by the degree of injuries sustained by specific cases, essentially putting people’s misery up for sale to the highest bidder.

This shocking revelation is at the heart of a new campaign launched by Spencers in an attempt to rid the personal injury system of questionable practices undertaken by insurers and other industry players. The microsite includes additional information and an interactive game where you get to throw auction hammers at the bidders, all designed to shine the spotlight on how the system works and encouraging consumers to challenge their insurer to end the practice immediately. Visitors are encouraged to take action by emailing their insurance company to determine if they are taking part in the practice.

To further highlight the issue, and in my opinion the best bit, is that Spencers has created an ebay page at http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221043449826 to demonstrate how unscrupulous insurance companies are asking law firms to bid for real cases of serious and often life-changing accidents, all in the name of profit.