The Roominator

With the Roominator, you can ride a rickshaw, steal an iPad, and deliver a baby all while participating in a seamless video conference with your colleagues in Japan.

Several Hundred Year Old Drop Hammer in Operation

Several hundred year old drop hammer in operation at the shop of Sepp Eybl in Ybbsitz Austria. Sepp's web site
Sepp has two of these hammers in his shop. They were originally run by water.

The Futuro Homes

Futuro, or Futuro House, is a round, prefabricated house designed by Matti Suuronen, of which fewer than 100 were built during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The distinctive flying saucer like shape and airplane hatch entrance has made the houses popular among collectors. The Futuro is composed of fiberglass-reinforced polyester plastic, measuring 4 metres high and 8 metres in diameter.

AT&T Viewtron and Sceptre Videotex, 1983

Viewtron was AT&T's third attempt at a telephone-based information system that fed data to a terminal in the user's home. The first was EIS, from 1979. It was tested in a few regional markets, including the Albany, NY area. Viewtron was the next generation. This film gives an overview of the systems available internationally as well as profiling the features of Viewtron.

Viewtron ran on your television, navigated via Sceptre terminal and fed via modem. It used a teletext graphical interface with basic, early multicolor 'paint' type graphics on the NAPLPS standard (North American Presentation Level Protocol Syntax). The system was test-marketed in Florida by Viewtron, a company formed by the collaboration of AT&T and Knight-Ridder. It rolled out 4 years after EIS, in 1983. It offered many more services than EIS (which was limited to the phone book, Dr. Joyce Brothers' column, weather, headlines, and sports scores), including online shopping and games.

Footage courtesy of AT&T Archives and History Center, Warren, NJ

Dutch Stay Connected Guy

During the Iphone 5 release in the Netherlands, a reporter stumbled on this dude. He asked him about the iPhone 5 release.

Jobs: Trailer ft Ashton Kutcher

The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.

B - Go Beyond

Fast on the road and in difficult terrain, agile in the air - Go beyond the limits!

B is a revolutionary new remote controlled hybrid car-helicopter with a patent pending design. It is capable of driving across difficult terrain using its large rear drive wheels and when the obstacles become too big, simply take-off and fly over them.B is a toy that provides an extraordinary experience. B is virtually unstoppable, capable of transitioning between ground and air allowing the development of tricks otherwise impossible to achieve.

Due to its large wheel diameter of 220 mm it achieves outstanding performance in difficult terrain. On flat surfaces B reaches high speeds.

* Vertical take-off and landing.

* Able to transition on the move between driving, flying and back again.

* Up to 15 minutes of action on a single charge.

* HD (1280 x 720 px) camera on-board with recording capability.

* An experience which has not been possible within one package before.

* Durable construction that is designed with punishing terrain in mind.

5 True Facts about Google X

Little known facts about Google [x] that make it so mysteriously awesome.

5. Secret Projects [1:00]

4. Public Projects [2:01]

3. Space Elevators [2:46]

2. Google X Employees [3:36]

1. Neural Network Cat Project [4:20]

Ted Talks: Juliana Rotich: Meet Brck, Internet Access Built for Africa

Tech communities are booming all over Africa, says Nairobi-based Juliana Rotich, cofounder of the open-source software Ushahidi. But it remains challenging to get and stay connected in a region with frequent blackouts and spotty internet hookups. So Rotich and friends developed BRCK, offering resilient connectivity for the developing world.

Firefighters Protecting Homes by Controlling Burns

Steve Schopper, Audio/Visual Specialist for the Colorado Springs Fire Department, documented and describes structure protection during the Black Forest Fire. Recorded Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at at approximately 3:30 p.m. Steve gives a behind the scenes look at our firefighters efforts to protect property and save lives.