UK Olympics secretary Jeremy Hunt rang a bell Friday morning to herald the beginning of the summer games. The bell disintegrated, parts spinning into nearby bystanders.
One big question for Olympic divers is not how they manage such incredible feats of airborne acrobatics but rather how they make such minimal splashes when they hit the water. In the video below, Team USA head diving coach Drew Johansen explains the secrets in the Vox video above. Another mystery of professional diving is… READ THE REST
With five minutes left in the Olympic women's hockey match between Argentina and Spain, Agrentine TV network TyC cut to a perplexing shot of a different sort of action—a cockroach wandering around the arena. Video below. I hope la cucaracha takes home the gold. READ THE REST
During International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach's first public speech after arrival in Tokyo, he referred to the people of Japan as "Chinese." Video below. "Our common target is safe and secure games," Bach said. "For everybody — for the athletes, for all the delegations and most importantly also for the Chinese people… Japanese people."… READ THE REST
What do hangnails, spoiled milk, and overbearing mother-in-laws all have in common? None of them are half as annoying as a failing Wi-Fi signal that cuts your online streaming session short right in the middle of an important scene. Nobody deserves weak Wi-Fi in their own home, whether you're listening to music, streaming content, or… READ THE REST
Before we had access to drones, aerial videography and photography were really left to the professionals, or at least those who could afford the right equipment. But with superior tools, like the Phantom DJI Drone, taking breathtaking shots is completely possible — as long as you know what you're doing, that is. Whether it's content… READ THE REST
If you love drawing and creating characters, today's world is your oyster. That's because animation skills are in high demand in a wide range of industries, including game development, web design, editing, entertainment, and so much more. If working in animation sounds like it could be up your alley but you don't have a portfolio… READ THE REST