Video Briefly: Community Channel, Danthology 2014, Top Gear Christmas Special

Brief video items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: 2014’s best pop music mashup, Tesla Model S versus Ferrari 575, Top Gear’s 2014 Christmas special.

  • When it comes to Christmas gifts, man’s best friend can be a real “bitch” to shop for. Gizmodo has collected a list of Pawsome Gift Ideas for dogs and the people who love them. (I had absolutely nothing to do with that pun, incidentally.)
  • HBO has released some teaser footage from Game Of Thrones season 5. (Don’t blink: you might miss the whole thing.)
  • If you love pop music, one of the highlights of every year is Daniel Kim’s annual Pop Danthology mashup. This year’s mix includes samples from the likes of Iggy Azalea, Ariana Grande, Beyoncé, David Guetta, Deadmau5, Pharrell Williams and Maroon 5. Crank up the volume and hit play.
  • This short film tells the story of a suburban house put up for sale that decides to leave everything behind and hit the road to see the world. Quirky, heartwarming stuff.
  • Researchers have finally figured out how to prevent that white film appearing on refrigerated chocolate. Here comes the science.
  • Remember the point-and-click adventure game series King’s Quest? It’s back! Here’s the latest trailer.
  • Here’s your 2014 Google Zeitgeist, better known as the last 12 months in Google Search.
  • Electric cars have a reputation for being a bit underpowered. But not the Tesla Model S. Here’s one completely humiliating a Ferrari 575 in an impromptu street race.
  • Somewhat unbelievably, Video Briefly has never included a clip from Natalie Tran’s immensely popular Community Channel. Let’s rectify that right now.
  • BBC2 has posted a short trailer for the Top Gear 2014 Christmas special, which will this year be aired in two parts. Watch it here.
  • The next fitness craze could be centered around virtual reality. Runtastic for the Oculus Rift transports you from your dank apartment into a variety of beautiful workout environments to help keep you motivated. See it in action here.

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