WATCH: Rob Zombie explains the premise of Assassin’s Creed: Unity (!)
VIDEO: Miliband Labour leadership race turns nasty, CGI styleeeee
The gloves are off as the Labour leadership battle heats up between brothers Ed and David Miliband. This CGI animated sketch shows the brothers brawling through a TV debate show. We can only imagine the priceless look of disgust…
Toy Story Scalextric set on the way
Scalextric are set to release a Toy Story themed 1:64 scale circuit, just in time for Father's Day and the upcoming release of Disney-Pixar's Toy Story 3 animated movie. Recreating the classic "Falling with style" van chase scene from the…
First HD TV and HD audio … now introducing HD voice, courtesy of XConnect
We've had HD TV and HD audio, and next on the list of old tech to get the high-definition makeover is voice calling. XConnect are offering a high-definition voice trial through their IP-peering federation to several US operators. The aim…
VIDEO ANIMATION: Note Book – the hand drawn computer
This video/work of genius by Rotterdam based animator Evelien Lohbeck speaks for itself. I wouldn’t normally feature animation on Tech Digest but, then, animation is always titled “Note Book”. Enjoy.
NASA celebrates its 50th Anniversary in style – with a Flash-based website.
NASA is celebrating it's 50th Anniversary with a party.
Not a crazy, balls-out, scientists running around getting naked and drunk kind of party. No. What they're having is a balls-out, online, multimedia, Flash-animated, interactive website kind of party. Rock on!
Actually, they are gonna have a real party (a 'gala', no less) later in the year ('balls-out', as yet unknown), but they really have launched an interactive, online, what-i-said-above website to celebrate, and it's really quite good. I've been playing with it for over an hour now, and it's endlessly fascinating. It really is!
I mean, I'm a sucker for pictorial versions of anything. I hate sitting down with a sheet of text and having to read it all, so an interactive, online, thingamy-what-i-said-above is a great fun way for NASA to really communicate (especially to the kids) what exactly it is they've been doing for the past 50 years.
YouTube Video Of The Day – Morph turns green
The Friends of the Earth have got their own YouTube channel and have loads of videos uploaded to encourage you to be a bit greener. One cracker is one featuring the iconic Morph (if he tells me to be green I will! But then again, I’d burn tyres if Morph told me to). Click here to see more videos from Friends of the Earth.
YouTube Video of the Day – First Love
Fancy getting your heart warmed by some tales of first love? Better still, these first loves are soundtracking a gorgeous animation by Julia Pott and just what you need to see out the afternoon.
YouTube Video of the Day – Internet People Song
I’ve got to be honest here. I hate it when people write songs in an attempt to be funny. YouTube is full of wacky raps about this, that and the other. Here’s the latest one which tries to encapsulate everything person that’s become (in)famous via the ‘net. You can have one geek point for every one you recognise. Maybe one to listen to with the sound off…
YouTube Video of the Day – Kids workshop animation
When I was a kid, I liked nothing better than idling or charging around and falling over until I bled. These days, kids want a bit more from life… like these clever rascals who attended an animation workshop and created something that looks like a French seventies kids show! Great stuff!