Video Briefly: New Bond Footage, Spy Phone Tricks, Thermomix Review

Brief video items for Lifehacker readers, including: How to turn your smartphone into the ultimate spy tool, the best short movies of the week, Gizmodo runs the Sydney Color Run.

  • Your mates will never be able to top this. To celebrate his approaching nuptials, a bunch of friends re-created the plot of Rambo for his bachelor party. Watch the video here.
  • The DARPA-funded DEKA Arm System is an amazingly life-like prosthetic arm controlled directly by electric signals from the muscles. It can also be used to effortlessly scale a rock wall.
  • Love space exploration? Meet the rocket that will help put humans on Mars.
  • You don’t need to be Bond to get your own spy gadgets. You've already got the ultimate spy tool in your pocket: a smartphone. This guide reveals various smartphone tricks and peripherals that would make 007 proud.
  • How much faster is the Model S P85D compared to a vanilla Model S? Watch this video to find out!
  • Five kilometres, tens of thousands of smiling faces, four zones of food-dyed cornstarch colour assault all up in your bits. This is the Swisse Color Run, the "Happiest 5k on the Planet" — and last weekend, Gizmodo took part.
  • Why do most modern action movies suck so badly? Here comes the science.
  • Wanna see Super Mario Sunshine being played at 60fps? Sure you do.
  • Tsunami is a cute — and perfectly crafted — animated short film made by the students at the Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark. It tells the story of a man returning to his house, flooded after a tsunami, and water spirit that got trapped there. Watch it here.
  • Our sister site Gizmodo has reviewed the Wachowski sibling's latest movie Jupiter Ascending. The results aren't pretty.
  • This music video directed by Christophe Thockler for Victoria+Jean’s song Firecracker reminds me a little bit of staring inside a kaleidoscope. Only if the inside of that kaleidoscope was filled with mini-drones in the shape of marbles that move around as if they were controlled by one hive mind.
  • Robotic arms have been around for years, 3D printers have been around for decades, and we’ve even seen 3D printers attached to robotic arms before. But this… is different.
  • The Star Trek versus Star Wars debate has been raging on for decades. The Sith Lord himself, Darth Vader, has finally decided to enter the fray.
  • Remember '90s kids' breakfast commercials? The wardrobe, the guitars, the radical haircuts: they were cheesy and awesome. This one takes a bit of a left turn, however.
  • John Collins made the farthest-flying paper aeroplane in the recorded history of paper aeroplanes. Here's a video of it being made.
  • In the ultra-macho action flick Rambo III, there’s a famous scene where the titular hero seals a gaping shrapnel wound by cauterising it with fire and gun powder. Awesome, eh? But how feasible is this DIY surgery in reality? The Medicine Journal investigates.
  • Dying Light is a new zombie survival game from the makers of Dead Island and it looks tough as nails. Here are some playing tips for any gamers out there who keep, well, dying.
  • "Kate and Kate" are the stars of a new Aussie YouTube comedy series about cooking, and despite the fact that might sound boring, it’s actually one of the funniest things on the internet. The Katering Show’s take on the Thermomix is excellent, and will brighten your Friday afternoon.
  • Tsunami is a cute — and perfectly crafted — animated short film made by the students at the Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark. It tells the story of a man returning to his house, flooded after a tsunami, and water spirit that got trapped there. Watch it here.
  • This 78-year-old Calabrese Nonna Paola received an iPhone as a gift. She was then taught how to use it while her son filmed her. As you can imagine, hilarity ensued.
  • Later this year, the 24th James Bond move, called Spectre, will hit the screens. In the meantime, though, you’ll have to make do with watching this behind-the-scenes footage from the new movie.

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