Virals archive

  • VIDEO: Rebecca Black's Friday repurposed for News International phone hacking scandal
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    VIDEO: Rebecca Black's Friday repurposed for News International phone hacking scandal

    By 22 July 2011

    Those YouTube bandits are at it again, creating funny virals for us to waste our Friday afternoons watching. This time the focus is on Rebekah Brooks, the ever popular ex-News International chief executive, who has been treated to her own special parody...

  • VIDEO: HP Russells up Brand identity for TouchPad
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    VIDEO: HP Russells up Brand identity for TouchPad

    By 1 July 2011

    Controversial British comedian and movie star Russell Brand has been chosen to be the face of the HP TouchPad in a rib-tickling video advert. Brand, who was famously slated by the UK press for his part in the Sachs-gate scandle is 2008, takes us through...

  • VIDEO: Lord Alan Sugar takes on Piers Morgan in viral video
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    VIDEO: Lord Alan Sugar takes on Piers Morgan in viral video

    By 28 June 2011

    Looks like the battle between Piers Morgan and Lord Sugar isn't quite over yet. First the Twitter feud, now this, the viral video campaign created for his advertising platform Linklocal. Piers makes an appearance in the video about a minute in as a lego...

  • Rebecca Black's Friday pulled from YouTube, still online elsewhere to enjoy
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    Rebecca Black's Friday pulled from YouTube, still online elsewhere to enjoy

    By 17 June 2011

    A row between Rebecca Black and her record label has seen her "Friday" video being removed from the website that made it famous: YouTube.  Since going viral the song had amassed an almost unthinkable number of views, 167 million to be precise. In what...

  • VIDEO: Apple iPod magic
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    VIDEO: Apple iPod magic

    By 16 June 2011

    Until now magic has traditionally been a cards and rabbits affair, enter YouTube's virtualmagician, who uses technology to make tricks. We are yet to figure this one out entirely, but it looks like a bit of coordination and plenty of video prep was needed...

  • 1,500 Germans turn up to Facebook party
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    1,500 Germans turn up to Facebook party

    By 6 June 2011

    The curse of the Facebook-party returns, this time in Germany where a Hamburg resident identified only as Thessa, was forced to flee her own birthday when more than 1,500 guests and 100 police turned up. After forgetting to correctly set her privacy settings...

  • VIDEO: Kid delivers rousing speech after learning to ride bike
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    VIDEO: Kid delivers rousing speech after learning to ride bike

    By 3 June 2011

    This is a great way to end a busy week; a rousing speech about the virtues of never giving up when trying to learn how to ride a bike delivered by a tiny kid. You can't get better than that. Move over Morgan Freeman and Bill Pullman, this is the (little)...

  • YouTube brings in creative commons support for videos
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    YouTube brings in creative commons support for videos

    By 2 June 2011

    Until now YouTube has been pretty strict about the way videos are licensed when uploaded. Understandably so, given the number of music videos and television programs that shouldn't be up on the site.  But for those who want to share content they have...

  • VIDEO: Recreating Street Fighter sounds with your mouth
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    VIDEO: Recreating Street Fighter sounds with your mouth

    By 31 May 2011

    Not many of us can lay claim to the sound effect skills of Police Academies' Michael Windslow, but this guy comes close. He manages to recreate the sounds of three rounds of retro gaming classic Street Fighter II using just a guitar for backing and his...

  • VIDEO: Life size Hot Wheels track results in world record 332ft jump
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    VIDEO: Life size Hot Wheels track results in world record 332ft jump

    By 30 May 2011

    Ever wondered what would happen if you made a gigantic Hot Wheels track and launched a real life car off it? Well we did. And thankfully our demands have been met by Tanner Foust who flung himself off a giant orange ramp in a truck, covering 332ft in...

  • VIDEO: Human head in a jar - could be best fancy dress costume ever
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    VIDEO: Human head in a jar - could be best fancy dress costume ever

    By 27 May 2011

    Personally we don't like the idea of wandering about with our head trapped in a jar - sort of re-enacting Radiohead's No Surprises video in the process. This guy, however, clearly does. Using a combination of snorkel, fake hands and helmet, he's crafted...

  • VIDEO: Julian Perretta, Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart talk Twitter
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    VIDEO: Julian Perretta, Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart talk Twitter

    By 21 March 2011

    Why do celebrities use Twitter? To be honest, it's pretty easy to answer that... Just think about it, and you're probably right. However, it's nice to hear them talk about the social networking service in their own words, and this video puff piece - filmed...

  • VIDEO: The Sun Page 3 viral stripped bare
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    VIDEO: The Sun Page 3 viral stripped bare

    By 11 November 2010

    The Sun has started a viral campaign to promote the 40th anniversary of its Page 3 and the models that appear thereon. And, while we wouldn't normally endorse such things, ahem, this one made us laugh milkshake out of our noses. It's essentially a micky...

  • VIDEO: The Simpsons intro directed by Banksy
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    VIDEO: The Simpsons intro directed by Banksy

    By 11 October 2010

    Hugely depressing it may be, but Banksy's The Simpsons opening sequence is a work of satirical brilliance. Aired for the first time in the US last night, the episode that opens with Banksy's intro, MoneyBart, is to be shown on UK screens on 21 October...

  • VIDEO: Homemade R2D2 fits standard-sized person
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    VIDEO: Homemade R2D2 fits standard-sized person

    By 27 September 2010

    Filed under "too cool for school" and "we so want one of these", this video of a homemade R2D2 is currently doing the rounds, and we're very impressed here on Pocket-lint. Made from a plastic barrel, presumably by YouTube poster dmalford1, the larger-than-life...

  • Dance moves to attract the lay-dees!
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    Dance moves to attract the lay-dees!

    By 8 September 2010

    Boffins from the UK's Northumbria University have discovered that there is a formula to separate good dancing from bad. Using 3D motion capture techniques, a study led by psychologist Dr. Nick Neave and researcher Kristofor McCarty, found that male...

  • VIDEO: Chatroulette used for The Last Exorcism viral campaign
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    VIDEO: Chatroulette used for The Last Exorcism viral campaign

    By 20 August 2010

    For anyone who regularly uses Chatroulette, the service is now becoming a rather dangerous place. This, however, is not down to viruses or privacy risks, but the risk of messing your trousers after a rather innovative advertising stunt. The social video...

  • VIDEO: Viral bemoans death of Pioneer Kuro TV tech
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    VIDEO: Viral bemoans death of Pioneer Kuro TV tech

    By 18 August 2010

    Pioneer is rather happy with its viral video creation, Dimitri on KURO and Pioneer, and it has every reason to be. It certainly made Pocket-lint giggle. Mind you, we lament the loss of KURO plasma TV technology as much as anybody. And we're sad. Using...

  • VIDEO: If Invictus featured vuvuzelas...
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    VIDEO: If Invictus featured vuvuzelas...

    By 21 June 2010

    Look, we're all fed up of the vuvuzelas droning on throughout the World Cup coverage, but at least the tournament in South Africa has its own identity. To be honest, it'll be hard to watch regular domestic games come the new season without the incessant noise....

  • YouTube 5th birthday bonanza: Pocket-lint's favourite vids
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    YouTube 5th birthday bonanza: Pocket-lint's favourite vids

    By 17 May 2010

    YouTube celebrates its fifth birthday this week. It's a service that has become embedded within the very fabric of modern culture and society and, in fact, it's hard to imagine a world without it. How did we manage to get through life without the occasional...

  • VIDEO: Business card-throwing ninja in Samsung viral
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    VIDEO: Business card-throwing ninja in Samsung viral

    By 26 April 2010

    Although we're not entirely sure what links business card-throwing with camcorders, this video sequence is incredible. If the guy throwing the cards didn't look so much like Ash from Pokemon, we'd swear that he's a bone fide ninja. That, or Gambit from...

  • VIDEO: "Guy catches laptop with his butt"
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    VIDEO: "Guy catches laptop with his butt"

    By 25 August 2009

    You can write it off as a dumb stunt, but MSI's recent "guy catches laptop with his butt" video viral has racked up well over 1.5 million views on YouTube alone. Created to highlight the MSI X-Slim series' slimline proportions, we're just glad they didn't...

  • VIDEO: Sony create Social Media Addicts Association to promote Vaio
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    VIDEO: Sony create Social Media Addicts Association to promote Vaio

    By 17 August 2009

    Sony has opted to mock those suffering from addiction in it's latest viral video campaign for its new Vaio W netbook. The video features a bunch of addicts struggling to cope with being addicted to social networks like Facebook and twitter. Called Social...

  • Home Cinema

    World Cup comedy: The chain email

    By 25 April 2006

    The same problem happens every time there is a major sporting event - your other half fails to grasp the significance. To make sure that your beloved understands, trying sending this pre-emptive email that we recently received at Pocket-lint towers......