Like a Tracy Jordan joint, this is Hard To Watch: ADAC, “the German equivalent of AAA… usually crash tests real cars at their facility in Landsberg, Germany,” but in this case put a 2,700-piece Lego Porsche to the test at 28mph:
“The challenge was now to test this small car in the normal crash system and still produce the most realistic damage possible,” explains Johannes Heilmaier, head of the crash system at the ADAC Technikzentrum. “We developed a crash set-up like for any other car – just in mini format.” [details]
[YouTube] [Via Tom Hogarty]
Whether or note you’re compelled by the story of caffeine addiction & the migraines brought on by withdrawal, I think you’ll find this animation captivating & will want to see The White Stripes sign the production team stat.
Fun stuff like voice calling & more.
I’m wondering, though, about these devices’ ability to help us find & be our better selves. Could something like Google’s One Today charitable app offer bite-sized daily info, sharing the voices of people in needs & asking for you to kick in a couple of bucks to their aid? I’m not sure—but I like the possibilities that are opening up.
Tell me you can’t relate. 😉 (I know I can.)
The team writes,
Using our machine learning technology, Google Photos will not only remind you to share—it will automatically select the right photos, and even suggest who you should send them to based on who was in the photos. Just tap send, and your friends and family will see all your photos, and get a reminder to add theirs too.
“I’m sending my order in right now,” says my mom, “if only I knew how to get to Amazon. Com. 😡” I don’t know about that.
So, wowed by that VFX-heavy Suzuki ad, were you? Yeah, me too—but feast your eyes on this Scandinavian beauty, somehow free from its duties on the Swedish bikini team:
Yeah, that’s pretty damn boss—but I’d put it up against my old Flavawagon (hand-painted in 2001) anytime.
Days of miracles and wonder—always. (Editing audio just like a text doc is particularly spooky, especially in light of voice simulation on demand.)
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Oddly compelling! (Or maybe that’s my residual jetlag talking. :-))
This makes me feel like I’m having a stroke, in the best possible way (or maybe that’s just the “courage acorns” talking):
In a word, genius:
To sell his ’96 Suzuki Vitara, and spoof the absurdity of car commercials, Eugene Romanovsky put together an epic video showcasing the heroic powers of his clunky 20-year-old car. This car has been everywhere. There are cameos from Jurassic Park, Mad Max: Fury Road, and even a scene on the moon. This is perhaps the most convincing ad we’ve ever seen–just try to watch it and not come away feeling that this is the car for you. [Via]
Tangentially reminds me of when my friend (and compositing hoss) Dave Werner got a hold of our son Finn’s “Dancing Robot” preschool dance moves: