Monday, December 31, 2012

A look back at the popular videos from each month of 2012

They are just so sexy and they make these wonderful noises when you take control of them.

I'm talking about cars, baby. Supercars! And those noises? Perfect for greeting the new year. Happy New Year, folks!

Whoever said you can't call big boy's toys sexy, right? They're so trapped in pre-2007 gadgets. Speaking of post-2007 stuff, I miss my favorite one, my dream car, to me the sexiest of them all:

Thanks to my friend RB for sharing the Supercars link!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Bach's "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" (Cantata BWV 147)

It's time to march. Seriously though, this is just one of my favorite songs. :) The first is the classical/orchestral version. The second is a rather artsy rendition by Korean(?) kid phenom / prodigy Sungha Jung. The third is a guitar rendition. The last is a simple piano rendition and tutorial video.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Some of the most viral videos of 2012: P&G ad - Thank You Mama - Best Job

Awwww. Get ready with your handkerchiefs. Merry Christmas! :D From

Monday, December 24, 2012

Friday, December 21, 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Go doesn't belong with Grow and Glow?

I've been eating less carbs (rice, noodles, bread, cakes, biscuits, cookies, cereals, sugar, sweeteners, etc.) since watching this video. I would like fruits as my primary source of carbs (sugars). You might want to consider doing the same.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Watch 13 hours of video on the R2 channel.

My R2 YouTube "channel" (playlist actually) is now full with 200 videos that run for almost 13 hours. Check it out at rTV2. Soon, I will be launching R3. If you haven't yet, check out the original RAW "channel" on rTV2, which features more than 17 hours of videos. RAW, R2, and R3 are "channels" showcasing all videos featured here on RAW.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

An impossible duet: Miles Davis improvising on LCD Soundsystem

“No editing or other tricks, just 2 youtube videos played at the same time.”

Here are the two original videos. If you want, you can recreate the duet yourself:

This is also on which I originally saw on

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Monday, December 3, 2012

Listen to Kiddie Music!

Download this file: and open it. You would need to have a compatible audio/music player to play this thing. On Macs, this should open in iTunes. On PCs, you can search for VLC and download, install, and use that media player.

You can try clicking on the play button below, but it seems to play the audio in 2x speed. :(

Saturday, December 1, 2012

This would have been perfect for halloween. #Crazy #Creepy #Cool

This will basically customize a video for you. You would need to login with your Facebook account and allow this "app" access to stuff, but don't worry, it's safe. It's for entertainment purposes only. That is, if you like crazy, creepy, cool scary movies. :D


Friday, November 30, 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Dance for 20 minutes to the latest dance music! Check out this "aftermovie" for a 3-day dance music festival in Belgium

The festival is called Tomorrowland, which started in 2005. It is huge -- check out the video. This 2012, it started exactly 4 months ago. I was into this kind of stuff a decade ago. Hmmm.

Thanks to my friend JD for sharing this link.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Know how to surf? How about surfing the streets of NYC?

It might be more like longboarding, instead. This is actually a promo video for an upcoming movie called "Chasing Mavericks" that will star Gerard Butler.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Time-lapse video of New York as Hurricane Sandy passes

Warning: The video does not have sound. So instead, I embedded a song to automatically play in the background. Click play, quick! :D  We hope everyone at the affected areas are all safe and are on their way back to normalcy.

First seen on LikeCool.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

100 years of Film #graphic #posters

Check out this graphic! (If you click on it, you'll get taken to the website with the full graphic and links to buy this printed out as a huge poster.)

Only includes films which won Academy Awards and box office hits. As you might guess, it's mostly Hollywood, really.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

A documentary about a doctor who found a cure for cancer? #SeriousStuff

Elsewhere, in Italy, scientists were jailed because they "failed" to predict an earthquake. And then there's SOPA, PIPA, the Philippine Anti-Cybercrime Law, and so on. Government might be good at.. governance? But in new science and technology for the people? I am not so sure about that.

Thanks to my buddy JQ for sharing the video link and JS for the article link!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Remember this? Grover teaching us something very basic. #SesameStreet

This is actually from 1975. Can you imagine that? Here's a newer but different version. It's just not the same, no?

Monday, November 12, 2012

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Learning that's fun for kids and easy for parents

Check out this website called StoryBots!

Happy 2 months, our Little A!

Thanks to my buddy BT and his friend(s) for sharing this link.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

New channels on rTV2

If you haven't yet, check out rTV, it's "our TV" on the web, at We now have two new channels, Geek & Sundry, and Tech Feed.

Geek & Sundry is a collection of seven brand new shows that are all about geeky stuff, like comics, games, books, and hobbies, with new shows running from Monday to Friday.

Tech Feed is a collection of five brand new shows all about tech, gadgets, cars, science, survival gear, and more, with new shows running from Monday to Friday.

This is it, boys and girls. The future of entertainment. First, there was broadcast radio. Then there was the TV. And now, there is TV (and radio and podcasts) on the web. And only the best are being featured on rTV. Check it out today.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

All Top 10s Plays of the 2011-2012 NBA Regular Season

The National Basketball Association's 2012-2013 season officially kicks off today, and to celebrate, RAW presents last season's Top 10 plays. This is a collection of 60 videos running for almost 3 hours in total. Actually, if you're a fan of specific players and teams, you'll probably like only a third of the videos. Remember, there's always the "Next Video" button, if you want to skip certain videos. :D

Friday, October 26, 2012

Now this is an advertisement! #MustWatch

It's totally un-(old)-Microsoft-y, but hey, it's the new Microsoft. It's their new flagship product, the Surface. And it's launching TODAY! Personally, after 2007's iPhone and 2010's iPad and the forever iDumb (at least that's how people would judge me), this whole Windows 8 ecosystem including this Surface tablet is the next best new and innovative thing in the consumer tech industry. IMHO.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Man jumps from the edge of space and establishes world record

This is week-old news already. Just last October 14, Felix Baumgartner, under a ~$1B? sponsorship from Red Bull, got lifted up to just between earth and space at around 36km altitude, and jumped back to earth, reaching speeds faster than sound and in the process, breaking a world record established decades earlier. This video is a a minute and a half clip of highlights of the whole ride.

This next video is a ~4 minute video documentary of the test jump he did earlier this year in March, from a much lower altitude of course. The video box below actually contains a playlist containing more videos that is all about the jump and the events leading up to it.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Monday, October 8, 2012

All the Mac vs. PC ads in one 10-minute video!

Except for one or two actually...

"The Next Big Thing is Already Here" - a Samsung anti-iPhone ad (in case you haven't seen it yet)

You should buy the Samsung Galaxy S3 now because you are stupid if you are an iPhone user, it's better than the Samsung/Google Galaxy Nexus, it's not so out-of-this-world huge like the Galaxy Note, and you won't feel bad at all when the Samsung Galaxy S4 comes out in February.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Banned iPhone 5 Promo #Humor

The Ultimate Steve Jobs Video Collection on Chill

This collection was assembled by one of the Chill co-founders, Steve Hurff. Check them all out on Chill. (Note: This collection has been online for a number of months now.) Alternatively, you can watch them all in one seating on the rTV Steve Jobs channel.  :-D

Thursday, October 4, 2012

What doctors don't know about the drugs they prescribe

As found on Gizmodo:
TED talks have become a bit of a yawn-fest these days, with grand ideas that really amount to nothing. But here's one that's really important.

"ALL UP TO YOU!" - The first "musical" shot and edited entirely on iPhone 5

Three thoughts. Corny. Great colors/videography/photography. Siri is both hot and so Zooey. For more made-on-an-iPhone-only videos, check out

P.S. The iPhone 4S is one year old. Which means... (stay tuned)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The iOS Maps Song (and more by SongADayMann)

Mr. Jonathan Mann , aka @songadaymann, also did the first and second duet with Siri songs:

John Gordillo at the Edinburgh Comedy Fest 2012

John Gordillo talks about why people give 5 star reviews. I would also call it, "how there are so many stupid people in the world who won't admit to it."

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Free Quality Desktop Wallpapers for October 2012

So many to choose from and these are really some high quality stuff. Check 'em all out at the Smashing Magazine website!

This is just one of so many to choose from.
Thanks to my friend F for sharing this link!

Monday, October 1, 2012

A love song from the Blackberry phone maker's VPs to mobile developers

What's the best word to describe this? I was thinking, cheesy and nerdy. But yeah, it takes a lot of balls to do this. Whether it's smart or not, that's a totally different thing.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Ever seen an obese dachshund?

Loved (too much?) by an elderly couple, this weiner/hotdog of a dog became 77 pounds heavy before she was adopted by a former vet-tech who, after a few weeks has trimmed the weight down to 70 pounds.

Thanks to MC for sharing this link!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Buzzer beater or not?

I personally think it is a buzzer beater. It is a very close call, and to me, I'd let the referees during the game decide, not the Board of Trustees or whatever of the basketball organization. Some stupid people though think there is a travelling violation. It is not. But I'm quite sure inexperienced (or compromised/biased) referees would call this a travel. I think the only "wrong" here was that the guy with the ball didn't just pass it to his teammate who was already under the basket. But who knows. He had to make that decision in 1 second. Crunch time! If his teammate didn't shoot it in time as well, losers would call him a loser, too, "You should have taken it to the hoop by yourself!" So yeah, everything to me was just right - part of the game of basketball - except the decision of the Board of Trustees to call this a non-buzzer-beater and to forfeit the whole game and requiring a rematch. If I were on the losing squad, I'd just find another league where it's elements of basketball that determine the ultimate outcome of the game, not these Barong- or necktie-clad types who only want to protect their interests. But well, the best competition (in the realm of basketball; i.e. teams and players) is in this league, so... sucks for them. Too bad. This is a bad blow for basketball. But well, the ball is round. Life moves on.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Amazing Optical Illusion! (Video)

First saw this on Gizmodo. By my not-all-encompassing knowledge, I think "aliasing" is the best explanation for this? Any one who can refute this? :D

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Kobe = Jordan 2.0?

Watch identical Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan plays. Thanks to my friend MS for sharing this link!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Bones Brigade: An Autobiography - Trailer

They were skinny little kids when they started out, but they knew they liked this new thing and that they are or could be really good at it. They pursued their dreams even under the constant discouragement of their parents and friends. But because of their persistence and passion, they eventually became part of the birth of... SKATEBOARDING. Check out the trailer to the documentary below. I think you can download the final outcome (the movie) somewhere on the internet.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

An extended trailer for a Tom Hanks + Halle Berry movie co-directed by the Wachowski Brothers of The Matrix fame

As parislemon says, "This is either going to be epic, or an epic fail. There is no in between."

It's so epic, it needed this epic trailer as well.

LEAKED Official Apple iPhone 5 Promo Video

Apple is expected to announce its latest iPhone iteration in about 3 weeks, and probably have it ready for sale in stores a week after that. Here is a "leaked" "official" promo video of the said product:

Question is, is it really going to be called the iPhone 5? or the iPhone 6? the new iPhone? iPod Wifi+4G? iPhone HD? iPhone 4HD? iPhone 4G? Question is, is it just coincidence that the guy in the above video looks like James Franco in the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 ads?

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

What's faster than a speeding bullet and more powerful than a locomotive?

Technically, there are now plenty of things that are faster than a speeding bullet (Wikipedia), and more powerful than a locomotive (A bullet train perhaps? And many other things). But none of them are fictional superhero characters. Well, the Man of Steel is officially the only one (fictional or otherwise) who is able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. Until they invent a reverse bungee for very tall buildings. Seriously now, check out this official teaser trailer for the 2013 Superman movie, "Man of Steel."

New "Superman" Trailer isn't so impressive, says Conan


Monday, August 20, 2012

Watch this short film entitled 'Skwerl'

It's actually like a concept (short) film to demonstrate how English sounds like to non-English speakers.

Some people also label it as how American English sounds like to England natives.

Hint: They're not really conversing in English, save for a few common words like "yes," "no," "sure," etc.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

32 Accents of the English Language

Yes, it's perfectly normal that we Filipinos and other Asians don't have accents anything close the the American or British accents. But it's perfectly unacceptable that you think your English is better than other non-native English speakers. Anyways, just watch the video, it's kinda funny and a little bit informative as well.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Truly the first LEGOLAND in Asia, OPENS NEXT MONTH!

Did you get it right away from this blog post's title? Ehehe. Check out their website. It's only a 45-minute ride (assuming no traffic, and excluding the immigration check at the Singapore-Malaysia border) from Downtown Singapore.

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Tickets are only around PhP 1,900 each for adults, which is not bad, I guess. It's about 400 pesos cheaper than the Universal Studios Singapore tickets, although I'm sure there's less rides (but more LEGO!) and if you're coming from Singapore or KL, there's an added cost because of the transportation expenses plus about an hour of your time. The park opens on September 15, 2012. Visit their website today to purchase tickets in advance and avoid queueing at the entrance gates. I ♥ LEGO!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

How many frames per second can the human eye see?

"Frame rate" is the number of pictures/frames per second (fps) that a video captures in, because that is essentially what a video is, a series of pictures. I wanted to find out what frame rate is best for video recording - and viewing and I found this very insightful article on Basically it depends on what you are shooting, as well as the lighting conditions. At very high fps, less light is absorbed so you need to be shooting with flash or under bright sunlight. I did find out that for movies, 24fps is best.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Play with some computer science magic online

From the website's about page:
Worldwide visitors both online and offline will be able to play live music together, launch data into cyberspace and trace where images on the web actually live, see how robots can see people, and get teleported to unexpected places all over the world.
Yep, it's a huge Google Chrome advertisement. :D But it's really cool, the "ad" and the browser. :D Check it all out at Best experienced with the Google Chrome browser - you might need to install the Web Lab extension first. It's all happening live from the London Science Museum.

For you geeks (or wanna-be-a-geek-when-you-grow-up types) out there, check out the computer science behind the 5 "Web Lab" experiments:

Warning: For you not so comfortable with the British accent, that's what the narrator in the videos speaks in. But it's not as bad as in the movies.

Also, the videos are essentially like a very basic introduction to computer science. To hopefully get the kids in all of us non-computer-science majors excited.

Sunday, August 12, 2012


Miss the place. This sort of brings me back. Of course, there's always Google Maps and Street View. Some of the featured locations in this video are the Golden Gate Bridge of course, Powell Street from the Powell Street Cable Car station to the other end with a view of Alcatraz Island, Lombard Street from the "Crookedest" Street to Coit Tower, Market Street from the Potrero District to the Embarcadero, the Twin Peaks, Union Square, and the City Hall. Check out GIFs of the hypnotizing, vertigo-inducing views of San Fran featured in this video on This is Colossal, where I first saw this video.

Thanks to MC for sharing the link to This is Colossal.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Is this the next Chat Roulette?

You got nothing to do. You've got all this weight on your back. You want to tell someone about all your frustrations. You look around. There's no one. So you turn to Omegle, where you can talk to some random stranger, via text chat or video chat. After you've vented out, you both (supposedly) forget about your coincidental encounter on the internet.

Well, I've never really tried this out and probably never will. If I were 15 to 20 years younger, I probably would have, but alas, I am not. If you do try this thing out, please your experiences! WARNING: it is possible that you get a bad person with bad intentions on the other end of the chat. Be careful. This website is not responsible for choices you make, okay. #JustSaying there's this kind of new thing. I first found out about this on I guess it's more for people who really have nothing else to do at all.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Google will eat itself?

Check this site out. Don't forget to click around (the Exhibitions and Diagrams link). I just really got curious about this. If you understand it, please give me a holler.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Speaking of the Olympics, check out this young athlete's pre-race ritual.

From thedailywhat, about 20 days ago: 
Pre-Race Ritual of the Day: Australian Michelle Jenneke, at 19, just might be the world’s most famous hurdler — and it’s all because of a little dance she did last weekend before the 110-meter hurdles at the World Junior Championships in Barcelona. 
Ostensibly to loosen up and shake off pre-race jitters, Jenneke’s moves made it online, where  slowed them down and set them to music.
Sure, why not? 

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Wanna waste time?

Of course not, right? Well, here's a website, that's almost similar to RAW, except they feature only mostly meme-tastic photos. Check it out at this link.

I believe I first found out about this thru

Monday, August 6, 2012

Have you ever prayed "Dear God, make me a bird, so I can fly far, far far away from here."?

Well, here's one of God's many answers. (Kidding.) But seriously now... 

First, press PLAY on the embedded video at the bottom of this post, if it hasn't started playing yet.
Then, click this link.

If only that web app came with sounds, right? That's why I asked you to play that video first. Hehe. Hello Google, how about adding a Street Sounds feature as a complementary service to Street View?

First found out about this on

Sunday, August 5, 2012

View the news in full technicolor

Check out, the latest top news at a glance. In full technicolor. No, seriously. There are 6 categories, each assigned a certain color, and each article title is displayed in a certain shade of that category's color. It's quite nice to look at. Has a certain Windows Metro feel-goodiness to it. And it's quite useful, too, most specially for all you news buffs. By default, the site features US-centric news, but there are 13 other countries you can choose to display relevant news for. Hopefully though they introduce more countries soon. And maybe a native app for mobile devices. But the website itself is already great to look at on a mobile device. Lastly, you can also filter by category. There are other services similar to this though, but the ones I know are browser extensions, and for not-so-tech-savvy people (i.e. most people), it's a few extra steps to get that similar feel so this is probably the best one out there, in terms of all the news in one colorful layout.

I found out about this thru, where they refer to the colorfulness as "trucolor."

Saturday, August 4, 2012


I googled "What can I do today?" and this site and simple web app was first on the list. Really cool web site / web app! I wish I thought of it myself. I must warn you though that it is at least a PG-13 website. The next couple of days, I'll feature stuff I found out about through that website. For now, feast yourselves on this very popular "what can you do today" activity: look at this photo. On other days, if you want to get suggestions as to what stuff you can do, just go visit

In a sense though, it seems like a competitor to RAW. But, well, not exactly. Even if it were, we all have more than enough free time anyway to consult more than one source for a suggestion as to what things we can do to kill time. :D

Friday, August 3, 2012

Share your iPad, iPhone, and/or iPod Touch home screens to the world

My iPhone homescreen
about half a year ago.
I previously talked about this tumblr blog called "Swipe The Linen," which features people's iOS homescreens. It's basically become a curated blog now; only "special" people's homescreens get featured. But now, this 2-year-old web app called has gone out of beta to help the braggart in all of us feature our iOS homescreens to the world. No curators/editors. No rejections. They do have a "featured" list, where the site owners feature 5 interesting homescreens (whether because they are interesting themselves or the owners are "interesting"). And they also have a "popular" list, which features the 5 most-viewed homescreens. At the top of that list is obviously the owner of And they also have a "new" list where the newest uploads get featured. Plus, your homescreens will have a unique URL like Check out their web app today. Unfortunately, they do not yet have an iOS app per se. I first found out about this on Cult of Mac.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

A movie about the fine art of sushi making - official trailer

If you are concerned about the extinction of certain types of fish and other sea creatures (as I am) that are used in sushi, please contact the sushi makers and the film producers directly. :D

Thanks to my friend RB for sharing this link.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has $25,000 worth of gadgets in his backpack

Image from Cult of Mac.
Cult of Mac has some articles that present what gadgets their contributors and editors have in their bags. In this article, they present what gadgets Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has in his backpack. All $25,000 worth of them, and this is not yet including the latest iPhone. But he basically has two iPads, two iPod nanos, three iPhone 4Ses, an iPhone 4, and a MacBook Pro, as well as a Kindle and a number of Android devices. Talk about filthy rich geeky-ness.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Live Your Structural Engineering Dreams with Bridge Constructor

Bridge Constructor is an app for iOS and Android devices. There is a free version that is limited to only 6 levels, and a $0.99 version that has around 100 levels, maybe? Found out about this on ReadWriteWeb.

Reminds me though about this free Windows app that we used to play around with, ca. 2002 or 2003, called the "West Point Bridge Designer." Apparently, there is also now a Mac version (that's also free). You can download the software and have some structural engineering fun at this link.

If you think "physics puzzler" games like Angry Birds, Where's My Water, and Amazing Alex are fun, you'll find this kind of game quite fun as well as it is basically a physics-based game as well. Well actually, WPBD is more like a learning tool, but you can gamify it (i.e. compete with your friends to design the most efficient bridge systems) just as the Bridge Constructor app has done for mobile devices.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Watch the best of original web series on Blip

On broadcast TV, you probably watch soap operas, like MMK, and some Korean and other foreign-language, telenovelas. Those shows as well as shows like Lost, or House, or even reality shows like Survivor and The Ultimate Fighter are a group of individual TV shows that can basically be categorized as a TV series. Obviously, it is because they are a series of continuous episodes usually on a daily or weekly basis. They are usually 30 minutes to 1 hour long, or 20 to around 45 minutes minus the commercials. In one year, there are usually around over 20 to 25 individual episodes, or in one season, around 10 to 15 episodes.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Bye-bye, productivity. Hello, unlimited LEGOs on Google Chrome.

A model of Trafalgar Square, London in Legoland Windsor.
Image from Wikipedia.
Well, not really unlimited. Just 8 trillion LEGO blocks. Check out Build with Chrome, accessible to the whole world but now featuring only Australia, you can build with LEGO anywhere on the map. Really cool. You can also view other people's LEGO creations in full 3D. I (heart) LEGO.

By the way, you need to use the Google Chrome browser for this. If you're not using Google Chrome yet, download and install it nowFound out about "Build with Chrome" from this article on The Next Web where they and their readers have first said that productivity really dives down when you start playing around with this. Consider yourself warned. :D

Friday, July 27, 2012

Stevie Wonder's Happy Birthday song

I have liked this version of "Happy Birthday" since the first time I heard it sung by a bunch of African-Americans to one of their friends somewhere in Northern California, sometime in the 1990's. Years later, I found out it was Stevie Wonder who sang this.


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The future of infographics, the "Green" Brooklyn Bowl, and new pinspotters

Have you heard of infographics? They're graphic with info. Duh. But seriously, there are good and bad infographics out there. But now, with all these technologies available, why not make smart, interactive infographics? Well, here's one.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Eavesdrop on this artist's iPhone for the next few months

This Germany-based "interface artist" named Johannes P Osterhoff has recently launched, where you can watch him stream stuff from his iPhone screen live (at certain schedules). Otherwise if you visit there and his streaming is off, you can just view at screenshots of apps he has launched since starting this 1-year "performance" project. Cool. First saw this on Cult of Mac.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Aaron Sorkin: One Director, Plenty of Movies and TV Shows, and a lot of recycled dialogue, recurring phrases, and familiar plot lines

From Kevin Porter, the guy who edited this "supercut": This video is a tribute to the work of Aaron Sorkin... This is not intended as a critique but rather a playful excursion through Sorkin's wonderful world of words. Scenes taken from:

A Few Good Men
Sports Night
The West Wing
Studio 60
Charlie Wilson's War
The Social Network
and Tom Hanks' 1993 Oscar Speech for some reason

Thursday, July 19, 2012

How the World's Greatest Workplace was Built

The original title is "5 steps to creating the world's greatest workplace." It's one thing to teach this to people, would-be entrepreneurs, managers, and so on. But actually, that "world's greatest workplace" has already been built. Listen to this 40-minute talk by Vishen Lakhiani, founder of Mindvalley. Their company won an award for being "the most democratic workplace" for 2011. Of course not everything mentioned in this talk is applicable everywhere. But the question is, are you creating or participating in the world's greatest workplace? What are you doing about it?

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

What if your iPhone was fatally attracted to you?

WARNING: Rated PG-13.

This is a cool and funny and well-made video. Haha. The chorus goes with a catchy "There's an app for that." Check out this song / music video titled "iMan" by Luke Escombe and the Corporation.

First found out about this thru Cult of Mac.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Apple Computer, Inc. used to sell clothes and accessories!

And furniture and windsurfing boards. Even Swiss knives. Stationery. Jugs and mugs. Scooters. Toys. And they used cheesy-looking models. Via a catalog. But hey, this was the 80's. Check out The Apple Collection on Imgur.

Actually, today you can still buy Apple shirts at Apple headquarters. I want the "Daddy's favorite peripheral" shirt for babies. :D

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Awesome Hand-Picked Videos

Hey, guess what. It's competition. But it's cool. Check out It's really cool. I might just pick some videos from there as well. :D  Actually since and RAW are being run by two different people, it's two different things altogether. Two different tastes. So some of you will like one and not the other. Sure, there will be some intersections. But the thing is, it's like two news channels. One will have a different view of the world from the other. For some of you, you might want to check out both. My one gripe though about, after playing around with it for a few minutes, is that there's no automatic play all button. So that you can just sit back and relax and watch all those interesting videos. Unlike what Vimeo Couch Mode offers. Or what we have at RAW TV and R2. But unlike RAW, they have some site customization options. They have channels, but hey, that's what rTV is for.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Friday, July 13, 2012

Dog vs. Dog

Just a couple of sibling dachshund puppies playing actually, a 2-month old and a 6-month old.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Sunday, July 8, 2012

A mashup video of all 135 NASA Space Shuttle launch videos

First seen on The Verge.

[IMPORTANT] Check if your computer has the DNS Changer Malware. Now!

Because if you do, within the next week you won't get to access many internet websites. Your computer will be visiting scam websites instead. That's basically the gist of it.

For more information, check out the website of the DNS Changer Working Group at

To check if your computer has the DNS Changer Malware, just go to and it will automatically check your computer. It's in English though and it's on a US server; meanwhile there are other servers you can find on the DCWG website in other languages and in other parts of the world that might be closer to you.

If your computer is safe, it should have this image showing up with a light green background color:

If not, the DCWG website has links directing you to how you can fix your system, and how you can protect from similar malware in the future.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Audiovisual Aerial Performance

I have a (partial) video of this act while they were performing for the opening ceremonies of this conference I attended back in 2011 in Amsterdam. Then I saw this opening act for a TEDx conference (TEDx Brainport) in the Netherlands just this year. It's apparently the same group. The TEDx organizers call it an audiovisual aerial performance. Complete with live music (at least for last year's performance). Interesting. Check it out.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Download free children's e-books in English or Filipino

From Canvas.PH! Canvas is a non-stock, non-profit organization committed to making their literature as accessible and affordable as possible for everyone to enjoy. Some titles include: "Doll Eyes," "Mang Tomas and His Jeep," and "Earth Tales: 3 Ecofables for Children." Canvas is open to donations. Check it out!!!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Bird rides infront of Racecar

This is just so cool! I'm sure the bird thought it too.

Thanks to my friend RB for sharing this link!

Monday, July 2, 2012


Happy 55 months of togetherness, M! ;-)

Thanks to my friend MC for sharing this link!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Caetano Veloso singing Nirvana's "Come as You Are"

Memory... ahh! Caetano Veloso is a Brazilian composer, singer, guitarist, writer, and political activist (from Wikipedia). His music can be classified as B-Pop (I just invented that, but it's basically Brazilian Pop Music), "tropicalismo," psychedelic rock, and folk rock. Check out his discography on

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Filipino inventor converts used plastics to diesel, kerosene and gasoline

Check out the video on Dateline Philippines on ANC. Experts: Any thoughts on this? For me, first and foremost, it's a great discovery. But secondly, it might be solving two problems (e.g. increasing price of fuel and energy, and proper disposal of plastics) but compounding another (i.e. air pollution), whereas the technologies that are being pursued now are supposedly to go away from fossil fuel dependence. Anyway, since it's two steps forward and one step back, I'm still all for this and I just hope it gets the necessary support in all aspects from government, industries, etc.

Thanks to MC for sharing this link with me.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Cool, must-watch concept short film

It's entitled "Speed of Light / aka / The World's Tiniest Police Chase," by The Theory. Found out about this thru Cult of Mac. They took some simple videos, used a pico (small) projector to project those videos, and took a video of those projections to create this amazing, really cool, and wow-inducing concept short film. Wow indeed.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Conan O'Brien hosts his first Google Hangout

Funny as usual. I like Conan. Right near the end of the video, a feature of Google Hangouts that you might not know yet will be... featured. As for me, I'll be using Hangouts more often now. If you want the full 40+ minute video, check it out below.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Red Bull TV now available on rTV

Awesome extreme sports shows on Red Bull TV. Check it out on rTV at this link:

Reminded me of the Darwin Awards, but hey, I can't do these things. Who am I to say anything about these guys? Anyway, I saw one show where this guy rides his motorcycle across the man-made Corinth Canal in Greece, which is 85 meters wide and 85 meters deep. Wow.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Basics of choosing a (digital) camera

This is a very informative video for everyone. Professional photographers and videographers probably know all of this already. What's funny about this video though is the interviewee seems like he woke up on the wrong side of the bed. LOL!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

And yet another time-lapse video

This is more similar to the "Everyday" video I showed you yesterday, but this time it's a girl. The video above is her time-lapse video for 5.5 years, posted just last May 2012. But she seems to be continuing the journey until next year as she also has videos on her 4.5th year and 3.5th year, posted on May 2011 and April 2010 and both shown below, respectively. She started taking photos September 2006 apparently. Let's see what she's got around May next year. If you're interested, she has all her photos featured in these videos at her "clickflashwhirr" website.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Time for another time-lapse video!

This one is said to be 12 years in the making, with photos of a newborn Lotte(?) to 12-year-old Lotte in 2 min. 45 sec. It's not as good as the first viral time-lapse ever, "Everyday," featuring this guy Noah. But anyway, it's interesting to see how a baby changes from birth to 12 years!

I'm quite sure I've blogged about the original "Everyday" time-lapse video of Noah, but here it is again. The 3rd video is Homer Simpson's version of "Everyday."

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The "magical" new iPad

When Apple markets the iPad, it sells it as this "magical" device that "just works." Simon Pierro shows just what kind of magic you can do with the new iPad in this video. He then showcases its magic by making it pour beer for folks at Hofbraeuhaus, a beer house in Germany, as well as by making it float in front of people just going about their day.

Check out rTV version 2.0: our TV-on-the-internet project

I previously linked to rTV, our TV-on-the-internet project. That link still works, and that site is still being updated. It basically features a back-in-time design with that TV in a wooden cabinet background.

Today, we are launching rTV2 which has a more modern design, and this time a (Wikipedia) search box on the right so that you can look up stuff while watching your favorite rTV shows. I thought this is cool because, for me while I'm watching tech news and commentary shows, they'd often talk about something or someone I don't know anything about. So I have to pause the video (or switch away from it and just keep listening to the audio) to make a search in another window and what not. So now, you can make searches as you watch.

Together with this rTV2 launch, we are announcing that we now have a total of over 50 channels available for viewing. That includes new channels like Red Bull TV which features extreme sports shows, TEDx Talks, and Flippish which is like a Filipino teen/tween live talk show. Over time, we'll continue adding channels to make rTV truly as the one-stop-shop for TV on the internet.

Additionally in rTV2, the channels have been refreshed to ensure that the proper video feeds are showing. And, the channels each get their own "Channel Number", although you can just simply navigate using the Next and Previous Channel buttons. Or check out the Categories.

Check out rTV2 today at! And don't forget to check out the RAW TV and R2 channels, which feature all the videos we have showcased and soon to be showcased on RAW (this blog).

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Stop the Hate!

I've been seeing a lot of hate in the world, lately. Well, particularly on the internet. Not enough to bring us all down, but it's there. To deal with hate, you shouldn't hate back though or the hate grows. Instead, there's plenty of things that can be done. My favorite is ignoring the hate. If I see hate stuff on the internet, I don't like to those stuff. Or, just deal with them politely. Or just keep doing your own positive thing for this world and don't stop. If anything, haters thrive on attention. So they post stuff on the internet where they might have an audience. Oh my, now I'm thinking I should consider quitting the internet. But then there's haters in real life, too, so... But hey, this is one cool idea. Expose the hate (not the haters), and don't point a judgmental finger on them (i.e. don't hate them back!). Instead, how about thank them with a musical number! Check out this rather well-produced Musical Thank You Note to the Racists, Misogynists, and Scumbags of the Internet.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

I like Coke but I don't see myself going this crazy over free Coke.

Watch this ad by Coke, featuring internet celebrities iJustine and Josh TheComputerNerd01. The idea is great and I like Coke. But I don't see myself going this crazy over free Coke.

Thanks to my friend EG for sharing this link.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Insane Robot Dance

This video is old but man, I see it again today, and it is still amazes me. Wait to watch the 2nd contestant in this video, the guy in orange. Steve Jobs actually featured this video in a demo he made at some conference back in 2005 (or earlier). Insane!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Download some yummy wallpapers for free

These are actually meant for the iPad 3rd generation's retina display (2048-by-1536 pixels), but these should work just fine on any other lower resolution displays (i.e. most things). Check it out at the appropriately named

Found out about this through the Cult of Mac.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Cool, all-wood chapel

Check out the photos at The Cool Hunter. There's also a time-lapse video of the construction of the chapel. (Note: An ad will display first; you can skip the ad after 5 seconds.) Can anyone tell me the title and original composer of the background song in this video?

Thanks to my good friend RV for sharing this link!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Former PBA pro basketball players - where are they now?

This is a very interesting read, most especially for me who was a PBA fan myself, and coming from a basketball-loving family. Check it out:

Monday, June 11, 2012

Wanna play some Good Old Games for free?

Sign up at, and get 7 good old (Windows/PC) games for free. For most other good old games, prices start from around US$6 anywhere in the world, and are all DRM-free (i.e. pay once, download and use anywhere). You can also create wishlists for games, and gift and receive games. My personal favorite from among them good ole games? SIM CITY 2000. Yeah man. But I hope they can port soon to the Mac or to the web!

Thanks to my buddy RB for the link!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

KFC's Double Down sandwich: four possible future variations

Have you tried KFC's double down sandwich, which is basically like an inverted sandwich, whereas instead of bread sandwiching meat, it's the meat that's doing the sandwiching? Yummy, ain't it! Anyway, here's an article featuring four possible future variations of the Double Down, entitled "KFC Double Down: reinvented by four Toronto chefs."

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Friday, June 8, 2012

Creative ways to use Google Translate

Aside from translating, I can use Google Translate to type in Japanese, Chinese, or other non-Latin-based characters. No need for system capability in your operating system (Windows or Mac). But more importantly, I use Google Translate to listen to the correct pronunciation of phrases in foreign languages. Like, copy this text, and paste inside Google Translate, select "Japanese" in the "from" language, then click the small speaker icon on the lower right of the text box:


One part there is supposed to say "RONJIE.COM," but if you translate to English, well RONJIE is just not in the dictionary just yet. Instead, it interprets it as some funny word.

Anyway, I learned this from Adam Port (Musician/Band) on Facebook, through my friend VC. Copy this text:

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Paste it inside Google Translate. Pick German as the 'from' language. Then, press the 'Listen' (speaker icon) button.

Cool, right? Now how about being creative with Google Translate yourself?

Thursday, June 7, 2012

A tribute video to the Beastie Boys' Adam "MCA" Yauch

Back in 1997, I remember being so excited about this joint concert in Manila by the Foo Fighters, Sonic Youth, and the Beastie Boys, with the Eraserheads as front act. It was probably the musical highlight of my youth. Anyway, just months ago, one of the Beastie Boys, Adam Yauch, a.k.a. "MCA", passed away after a 3-year battle with throat cancer. Gulp (no pun intended). That's 3 people who have some influence on me who have passed away due to cancer (together with Francis M, and Steve Jobs). Anyways, here's a tribute video made by one James Winters together with his wife, kids, and a nephew, remaking a Beastie Boys' music video of one of their hit songs from the early 90's, "Sabotage."

If you're too young or too old (or too uncool) to have seen the original Sabotage music video, here it is:

From Wikipedia:
(He was also a) songwriter, film director, and human rights activist... and sometimes worked under the pseudonym Nathanial Hörnblowér. Yauch (also) founded Oscilloscope Laboratories, an independent film production and distribution company based in New York City. A Buddhist, he was involved in the Tibetan independence movement and organized the Tibetan Freedom Concert.
That tribute video by James Winters is truly a fitting one.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Kate Upton in a Dance Video on

Did you know that some people in some government thought "LOL" means "Lots Of Love"? LOL!!!

Monday, June 4, 2012

The Bourne Legacy - Official Theatrical Trailer #1 : OMG I wanna watch this so bad.

It helps though that a lot of footage of this film is in Metro Manila. I'm curious as to how they portrayed Manila. Like most locations, there's good and bad places, but I doubt though that I would complain like other people did for The Avengers.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Trolling 101 (i.e. the act of pissing someone off on the internet)

WARNING: Rated PG-18.

This guy replies to ads posted on the internet and the outcome is really funny! Read this one where he pretends to be a Japanese named Chan who replies to someone needing some translation services. Almost no Japanese is named Chan so that should have given the joke away (although it could have been, say a Chinese who knows how to speak Japanese). But obviously the guy who needed the translation didn't know that!

Here's another really funny one where he replies to someone looking for disguised weapons on the internet. There's more on the guy's website called "E-mails from an a**hole," at, but I suggest you start with the site's top-rated posts.

Friday, June 1, 2012

A Microsoft vision of the future... like, 7 years from now?

Apparently made by a Hong Kong subsidiary of Microsoft? Anyway, let's check back in on this vision, 7 years from now. I think that 2019 would be too late already for these kinds of technologies to emerge though, but people can be very wrong.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Hot Air Balloons

That guy I linked to yesterday, Derrick Story, also has his own YouTube channel. Check out this one video from there of balloons at the 2011 Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic.

Reminds me of this event in the Philippines which I haven't ever attended! :(

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Great photography on really cool photo sharing website

Check out, which was mentioned on that podcast I mentioned earlier, which also featured photographer Derrick Story who runs his own aptly-named podcast, The Digital Story.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Frederick van Johnson, Photographer

Learned about this guy on TWiT Photo, the "netcast" from, on an episode where they also talk about digital vs. film photography. Check out his photo gallery and his similarly-named (but started earlier) podcast This Week in Photo. He was formerly a combat photo journalist while in the US military, formerly with Apple helping in the early development of iPhoto, with Adobe working on Lightroom, and with Yahoo! working on some of their content portals.

On that TWiT photo episode I mentioned there was also another photographer guest, as well as a really cool online photograph-related service. I will link to them on the next couple of RAW articles. Stay tuned. :-D

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

IKEA will soon launch their own digital camera.

A digital disposable camera, that is. It's called "KNÄPPA," made of cardboard, and powered by two AAA batteries which you can buy from IKEA as well (because everyone now has their own battery brand).  It can hold up to around 40 photos, and you can transfer those photos to your computer using the built-in USB plug. Neat. And according to The 404 Podcast which I regularly listen to, and as you yourself might digest from the video below, the camera has a "manual zoom" function, while together with one of this type of IKEA product you can access the image stabilization function. They encourage you to use it to take photos of IKEA furniture in your home and share on their website. Check out an article about it with lots of nice photos at this link, which also features the very well made video shown below. By now, this should be on sale already in IKEA stores worldwide. As of the time of composition of this post (3 weeks earlier), there is no pricing information yet.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

The sun is going to explode!

In about 6 billion years, that is. This is a nice, must-read article for the non-scientists (or non-astrophysicists) in all of us; i.e. what to tell our kids when they learn in school (or from somewhere else) that the sun is going to explode and that all life as we know it will disappear. Did I say it's a must-read? Please read it!

While you're at it, check out the photo of the astrophysicist-author to the left of the article itself. And watch the video (also shown here) of the Crab Nebula!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Price tags in the wrong places

Some of these are intentional and are not that funny, but some of them are! Check them out on the Funcage blog: WARNING: I would rate some of the images on that link as PG-18.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

This link always appears in Google search results (in English)

I searched for probably a rather obscure, very long search term (in English) on Google, and for some reason this "website" came up and it contains nothing at all relevant, seemingly all garbage:

Apparently it's a text file of tons of (English) keywords and only keywords, such that its file size is close to 60 Megabytes already. No wonder. So whenever you search for something on Google, (and until the website owner decides to delete it,) this link will probably crop up in the results list, usually near the end since it doesn't contain actual comprehensible phrases. It's all just words.

Actually I have had this idea before, but I never got around to making it. Now, if only there's a way to monetize that page...

WARNING: Loading a 60 Megabyte webpage takes time and will demand a lot of your computer's resources!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Geronimo, the somersaulting dog

Check it out on YouTube:

(Unfortunately, it is restricted from playing on many websites other than YouTube.)

Monday, May 14, 2012

Books Every Geek Should Read to Their Kids

Check out the article on GeekDad at The author actually put 67 books in his list and suggests to read those books until your child turns 10. Just click the "Next" link to the right of the first book's cover image to see the next book, and so on. It's a "cute" article but I personally won't buy all those 67 books for my kids. Gifts are very much welcome, though, and I would certainly read those to my kid/s. :-D  Hand-me-downs are also okay.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Pregnancy Time Lapse

Check out this cool, very well-made time lapse video through a woman's pregnancy.

Actually there's a lot of these on YouTube, but the video featured here is probably the best one among them. It's also the top search result on YouTube.

This is probably second best:
This is probably the very first one, from 2008, and so now it is almost 4 years old:
And this is one of the similarly popular ones on YouTube:

For more, just search YouTube for "time lapse pregnancy," or just click this link:

P.S. Links shown above will display an ad that you can skip after 5 seconds, by pressing the "Skip Ad" button on the upper right.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

A town full of expletives

Check out this map and tell me what you read:

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Yes, folks, there's a town in Austria with that name.