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Geeked Out

  Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 10:44 AM ET

Real life 'Superman,' cool Frisbee trick shots

Posted By: Erika Santoro
Real-life Superman and other cool tricks
From a real life "Superman" to cool Frisbee tricks, see some of the hottest videos making waves on the web right now.

Ever wonder what it would be like to be the Man of Steel? The iconic comic character 'Superman' is brought to life in the viral video, "Superman With a GroPro."

Corridor Digital, the Los Angeles-based studio behind the film, use a GoPro camera and a radio-controlled drone to capture all the high-flying action that even the real Superman would appreciate.

Check out this and some other hot Web videos (Anti-Gravity Wheel and other cool trick shots) in the latest episode of Geeked Out.

--By CNBC's Erika Santoro.

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  Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 9:01 AM ET

Robotic creatures and other high-tech toys

Posted By: Erika Santoro
High-tech toys
From robotic fish to karaoke machines, here are some of the coolest and most high-tech toys showcased at Toy Fair 2014 in New York City. CNBC's Kelli Grant reports.

Get your Christmas list ready--there are some new high-tech toys that might be worth clamoring for, including toy drones and robotic fish.

This year's Toy Fair in New York City served as a showcase for some of the best and most futuristic toys for all ages.

Check out some of the best highlights of the fair in the latest episode of "Geeked Out."

—By CNBC's Erika Santoro.

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  Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 | 11:11 AM ET

One high-tech robot too many

Posted By: Erika Santoro
Geeked out: High-tech robots
From four-legged robots to animatronic babies, check out some of the coolest videos making waves on the Web.

There's no doubt that robotics continues to power the world, especially as the Daft Punk robots were big winners at the 2014 Grammys.

In the latest episode of Geeked Out, you can check out a four-legged robot and a few other clips lighting up the Internet, including ones of a robot that runs faster than a speeding bullet and a devil baby that roams New York emitting a blood-curdling scream that scares everyone around out of their wits.

—By CNBC's Erika Santoro

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  Friday, 20 Dec 2013 | 8:05 AM ET

High-tech robots and other cool tricks

Posted By: Erika Santoro
Geeked Out: Robots anyone?
In this week's "Geeked Out," check out some high-tech robots and other cool tricks making waves on the web right now.

Remember the game "rock, paper, scissors"? Well, if you plan on playing against a robot, expect paper to cover rock every time.

Developers at the University of Tokyo invented a high-speed robot hand that can recognize the motion of a human hand. Whether the person's hand signals scissors, rock or paper, the robot hand uses its ultrafast vision to always cut, break or cover its opponent—all in a matter of a millisecond!

Looks like the "Janken robot" will be the undefeated champion in this game from now on.

Check out this and some other cool tricks (cardboard rodeo, bike parkour and Tokyo's robot exhibition) in the latest episode of Geeked Out.

—By CNBC's Erika Santoro.

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  Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 9:47 AM ET

JCVD does the epic split, Volvo style

Posted By: Han-Ting Wang
Geeked Out: Hottest web videos now
From Aaron Fotheringham's wheelchair stunts to Jean-Claude Van Damme's epic split, see what videos are making waves on the web on today's "Geeked Out!"

It seems Jean Claude Van Damme hasn't lost his touch.

The action star known as "The Muscles from Brussels" is back in the spotlight in a big way, thanks to a new Volvo commercial featuring his signature split seen in movies such as "Bloodsport" and "Timecop".

The video has gone viral - racking up more than 50 million hits so far.

In the latest episode of Geeked Out, you can check out JCVD's epic stunt and a few other clips lighting up the internet - including a cool domino collaboration, some monster half pipe moves and one young man who brings old gadgets back to life.


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  Monday, 4 Nov 2013 | 9:45 AM ET

The sun's 'canyon of fire' and other hot videos

Posted By: Han-Ting Wang
Geeked Out!: NASA sun sequence, epic slip 'n' slide
From hot stuff like the canyon of fire on the sun to cool stuff like an epic slip 'n' slide pool party, check out what's making waves on the web on today's "Geeked Out."

It's a scene that would have made George Harrison proud, although a song like "Here Comes the Sun" would be an understated backdrop for NASA's latest images of our home star.

A new composite video released from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center illustrates the power and brilliance of the sun—thanks to a series of epic images of a recent explosion of solar material known as plasma.

The result: A 200,000 mile long filament that created an effect that's being dubbed "the canyon of fire."

Check out this and some other red hot web videos (robot cheetahs, DIY smoothies and epic slip & slides) in the latest episode of Geeked Out.

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  Saturday, 12 Oct 2013 | 10:20 AM ET

Fashion trends at this year's Comic Con

Posted By: Han-Ting Wang
Comic Con Cosplay Heroes
Geek chic in full effect! We feature some of the best cosplay costumes from this year¿s comic con conference.

Call it the ultimate fashion show for geek nation.

"Cosplay" is the art of dressing up as your comic book or video game superhero, often using homemade costumes that sometimes takes months of careful planning and effort.

It's a popular phenomenon across the nation, and this year's Comic Con conference in New York City served as a showcase for some of the best and most creative costumes by die-hard fans.

Check out some of this year's best highlights in the latest episode of Geeked Out.

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  Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 4:15 PM ET

Real-life Super Mario Brothers and other icons!

Posted By: Han-Ting Wang
Geeked Out on Super Mario Bros.
Real-life Super Mario Bros! Check out these awesome freerunners and some other hot clips lighting up the web right now.

If you're looking to jack up your geek cred, here are some tips.

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  Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 8:53 AM ET

Six-blade copters and other fast rides!

Posted By: Han-Ting Wang
Geeked Out: Six-Blade Helicopter and Other Fast Rides
Check out the six-blade helicopter and some other fast ride videos.

Harder, better, faster, stronger.

It's not just the title of an iconic Daft Punk song. It's also the mantra of the age we live in - where scientists, artists and even do-it-yourself engineers continue to aim high and push the boundaries of their respective fields.

In the latest episode of Geeked Out, we feature some eye-catching examples including a head-spinning homemade multi-copter, Space X's self-landing rocket, a human slingshot and a LED powered bike straight out of "Tron."


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  Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 7:14 AM ET

Hi-tech robots and hair-raising tricks

Posted By: Han-Ting Wang
Attack of the robots!
This week's "Geeked Out" zeros in on the hottest tech videos making waves on the web today.

Robots have always captured the imagination. Lately, there have been many examples—including a cool clip that shows how 3-D printing technology led to the development of a spine-tingling spider robot made from 26 motors.

The Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency also recently unveiled its own scary robot, which looks like it's straight out of a science fiction movie. Known as Atlas, the robot is a 330-pound beast that may eventually be used for disaster relief, humanitarian aid and other missions.

Robots aren't the only things that have been clicking on the Web. An astronaut on the International Space Station recently demonstrated the art (and challenge) of hair-washing in zero gravity, while an intrepid scientist showed the world how waterbending isn't just something you see only in a Hollywood motion picture.

So who says science isn't fun (or cool)?

—By CNBC's Han-Ting Wang.

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About Geeked Out

  • Technology is all about innovation and evolution. On Geeked Out - we tap into the pulse of the hi-tech world by showcasing the coolest, funniest and geekiest videos making waves on the web.

 

  • Han-Ting Wang is a Senior Producer at CNBC Digital. Follow him on Twitter: @TingWang8

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