Virals archive

  • Move over Bradley Wiggins, man riding tiny bike is new viral star (video)
    Sports Fitness

    Move over Bradley Wiggins, man riding tiny bike is new viral star (video)

    By 24 August 2012

    It's only a week or so since the London 2012 Olympic Games and the sportsmen and women we revered in such lofty fashion are yesterday's news. They've moved on, and we're looking for new idols. It's a fickle business. Bradley Wiggins may be about to compete...

  • San Diego Fireworks 2012 display best ever, thanks to computer fault (video)
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    San Diego Fireworks 2012 display best ever, thanks to computer fault (video)

    By 13 July 2012

    Before we go any further we need to warn you to turn down your speakers or volume before watching this video, it can get pretty loud. However, it's definitely worth it as it's one of the funniest things Pocket-lint has seen for some time. It even made...

  • Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn live action series trailer unveiled at Comic Con (video)
    Gaming

    Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn live action series trailer unveiled at Comic Con (video)

    By 13 July 2012

    Microsoft and 343 Industries have premiered their Halo 4 live action series trailer at Comic Con in San Diego and revealed that the digital shows will be appearing on the video streaming site from 5 October. The series, Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, will...

  • Is Prometheus Happy Birthday David viral the best ever? (video)
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    Is Prometheus Happy Birthday David viral the best ever? (video)

    By 18 April 2012

    As if we weren't already excited enough about Prometheus, having seen 13 minutes of the film in glorious 3D, then this viral video hits - the second of what now seems to be a series of beautifully put together videos (after the Weyland TED 2023 keynote)....

  • Mad Men returns... in 8-bit choose your own adventure YouTube video game form
    Gaming

    Mad Men returns... in 8-bit choose your own adventure YouTube video game form

    By 23 March 2012

    Mad Men finally returns to our screens over the next few days, with Season 5 airing in the US on AMC Sunday, 25 March, and Sky Atalantic on Tuesday, 27 March (and probably BitTorrent servers in the early hours of Monday, 26 March). However, if you can't...

  • Calls to ban Japanese AKB48 advert cause internet sensation
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    Calls to ban Japanese AKB48 advert cause internet sensation

    By 19 March 2012

    An advert starring Japanese girl group AKB48 has aired in Japan and has sparked a storm of controversy since a YouTube version hit the 'net. Many even call for it to be withdrawn. The commercial for Puccho candy stars the band - dressed as schoolgirls...

  • Who needs Grand Theft Auto V when there's GTA in real life? (video)
    Gaming

    Who needs Grand Theft Auto V when there's GTA in real life? (video)

    By 19 March 2012

    Yeah, GTA V is on the horizon. And yeah, it's graphics may well be the most life-like yet, but are they going to be as lifelike as this fan film made by ElectRoulette? The group -which is behind a collection of game and technology-inspired videos, including...

  • Japanese Tron street dance troupe give Prodijig a run for their money (video)
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    Japanese Tron street dance troupe give Prodijig a run for their money (video)

    By 15 March 2012

    We love Tron and we love a bit of street dance, but if only somebody would put the two together, our lives would be complete... They have? Lummy. Currently making the rounds out there in internet viral land is a video of a Japanese street dance troupe...

  • Star Wars Imperial forces invade Danish Toys R Us (video)
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    Star Wars Imperial forces invade Danish Toys R Us (video)

    By 24 February 2012

    There's a fair few Star Wars adverts around at the minute, from the rather odd The Dog Strikes Back, this years Volkswagon Super Bowl spot, to Yoda poncing about in the UK Vodafone adverts. However, none of them holds a candle to this, an advert for Toys...

  • US Samsung Galaxy Note ad uses The Darkness to mock Apple (video)
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    US Samsung Galaxy Note ad uses The Darkness to mock Apple (video)

    By 6 February 2012

    Justin Hawkins from UK rock outfit The Darkness appears in Samsung USA's new advert for the Galaxy Note, which was debuted during Super Bowl XLVI last night (5 February). And it cheekily slams Apple while using the band's biggest hit, "I Believe in a...

  • Volkswagen turns to The Bark Side for new Star Wars Super Bowl XLVI spot (video)
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    Volkswagen turns to The Bark Side for new Star Wars Super Bowl XLVI spot (video)

    By 19 January 2012

    Last year's Super Bowl was memorable for one thing more than any other: not that it was played with the roof closed, which gave it an eerie atmosphere (in our opinion); nor that it marked a great victory for the Green Bay Packers, in their first Super...

  • 100 years in 10 minutes: 1911 - 2011 (video)
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    100 years in 10 minutes: 1911 - 2011 (video)

    By 3 January 2012

    So, it's 2012 now and many of us are looking forward to all the surprises and treats that await us over the next year. YouTube video collector and creator derDon1234 has taken the time to look at the previous 100 years, however, from 1911 - 2011 in a...

  • Battlefield 3 insane stunt pwns YouTube (video)
    Gaming

    Battlefield 3 insane stunt pwns YouTube (video)

    By 19 December 2011

    A video has been posted on YouTube showing, what has to be, one of the most audacious kills ever in Battlefield 3, and as such has seen nearly 6 million hits on YouTube since its upload. The manoeuvre involves the downing of an enemy fighter, however...

  • Charlie Bit Me viral earns parents cool £100 grand from YouTube
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    Charlie Bit Me viral earns parents cool £100 grand from YouTube

    By 14 November 2011

    An innocent and cute video of 3-year-old Harry and his 1-year-old brother Charlie, that was posted on YouTube 4 years ago, has netted their parents a staggering £100,000 through the video site's payment scheme, AdSense. The 1-minute clip, which shows...

  • VIDEO: Facebook pokes Chevrolet Aveo over the edge
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    VIDEO: Facebook pokes Chevrolet Aveo over the edge

    By 28 October 2011

    Usually we'd steer clear of obvious PR stunts. Well, unless they are particularly good or involve us receiving a nice cake. This effort from US car giant Chevrolet falls into the former, rather than the latter (shame, as we've got a craving for a nice...

  • The Stone Roses return via University Challenge (video)
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    The Stone Roses return via University Challenge (video)

    By 21 October 2011

    Anybody who sported a floppy fringe, baggy tie-dyed sweatshirt and went around exclaiming that they were "mad fer it" back in the late eighties/early nineties are currently trembling with excitement over the fact that The Stone Roses, arguably the best...

  • Steve Jobs tributes start to roll - music and more
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    Steve Jobs tributes start to roll - music and more

    By 17 October 2011

    The Steve Jobs tributes have begun rolling out, some consisting of simple things like Apple switching out the white lights in store signs, or in other cases flowers outside shops. Many, however, take things one step further, showing the commitment Apple...

  • VIDEO: Don Draper pitches Facebook Timeline in Mad Men
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    VIDEO: Don Draper pitches Facebook Timeline in Mad Men

    By 28 September 2011

    It looks like Mark Zuckerberg could have yet more legal battles on his hands. It's now not just the Winklevoss twins who can lay claim to inventing Facebook, it seems that there was another chap who had the idea. And this man, creative director of Manhattan...

  • VIDEO: Jay-Z tribute to Steve Jobs...sort of
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    VIDEO: Jay-Z tribute to Steve Jobs...sort of

    By 7 September 2011

    Apparently this Jay-Z inspired "What More Can I Say?" remix in honour of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs is by a "group of comedic songwriters" - but we don't see the comedy ourselves. Instead, we think Pantless Knights' Jobs-rap is more gushy than funny...

  • VIDEO: Tron... with Duck Tape
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    VIDEO: Tron... with Duck Tape

    By 24 August 2011

    Generally, duct tape (or gaffer tape, as it's otherwise known in the UK) is used for plenty of things, none of them exciting. An exposed wire in a cable? Wrap it in duct tape. A leaky pipe? Wrap it in duct tape. A kidnap victim who won't stop screaming?...

  • VIDEO: The Inbetweers Movie - Sims style
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    VIDEO: The Inbetweers Movie - Sims style

    By 17 August 2011

    Timed for the release of The Inbetweeners Movie today, Electronic Arts has parodied the film's trailer by remaking it using The Sims 3. And, unlike many games-related remakes, we've got to admit that EA has got the four main characters from the film (and...

  • VIDEO: Levi's Legacy - pulled advert goes viral
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    VIDEO: Levi's Legacy - pulled advert goes viral

    By 12 August 2011

    To be honest, you've got to feel sorry for Levi's. When you storyboard, plan, budget and then film an advert featuring a stand-off against police, streets of hooded kids, protest marches and images of fire, you can hardly expect all of these things to...

  • VIDEO: iPad head girl
    Tablets

    VIDEO: iPad head girl

    By 2 August 2011

    As part of the launch campaign for its Cosmo for guys magazine, the iPad-only read has got its own viral video to entice customers. Known as iPad Head Girl, it sees someone walking through Bryant Park in New York with their head wrapped entirely in iPads....

  • VIDEO: 2D Photography Rube Goldberg machine hits the mark for camera geeks
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    VIDEO: 2D Photography Rube Goldberg machine hits the mark for camera geeks

    By 28 July 2011

    Yeah, we know this has been around for a couple of weeks, but we've decided to post the video of 2D Photography's incredible Rube Goldberg machine because there's currently a debate on whether the creator is a Nikon or Canon fan. An eagle-eyed viewer...

  • VIDEO: Skittles Newlyweds - best viral ever? (NSFW)
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    VIDEO: Skittles Newlyweds - best viral ever? (NSFW)

    By 25 July 2011

    Generally, Mondays at work are the worst day. There's nothing better to put a dampener on a great weekend than a mountain of filing, or a screen full of spreadsheets. This particular Monday, however, has already been saved by what could be the best internet...