Video Briefly: New Game Of Thrones Trailer, Obama Reads Mean Tweets

Video Briefly: New Game Of Thrones Trailer, Obama Reads Mean Tweets
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Brief video items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Watch US President Obama read mean tweets about himself, new trailer for Game Of Thrones, binary watches are awesome.

  • Baby tortoises have been sighted on Galapagos Island for the first time in over a century. Hurrah!
  • Created by Jordan Wills, this binary wrist watch uses a microcontroller and blinking LEDs to tell the month, the day, and the time. The wrist band is a rainbow ribbon cable: much more chic than the Apple Watch.
  • Celebrities Read Mean Tweets About Themselves is one of the funniest things to hit the talk show circuit in years. The latest victim: US President, Barack Obama.
  • Ever wondered what it looks like to crash your rally car into a reservoir? Wonder no longer.
  • The virtual reality innovations just keep on coming. The latest creation is a scent-blasting face mask that promises to add nostril-based atmosphere to your virtual worlds. Here’s a video of the technology in action.
  • Getting shot out of a canon is pretty terrifying. This GoPro footage provides a point of view so you don’t .
  • HBO has released a new trailer for the fifth season of Game Of Thrones. Watch it here.
  • This timelapse of Austrian landscapes took two years and about 5TB worth of footage to be completed. The results are stunning.
  • Intel’s RealSense 3D camera is like having a next-generation Kinect inside your laptop. It essentially turns your workspace into a holodeck, complete with sophisticated gesture controls and a face-tracker that can sense your current mood. In addition to various productivity scenarios, the technology is also being pitched at gamers. Click here to see it in action.
  • Just how good is the 65x optical zoom on Canon’s SX60 DSLR? Approximately this good.
  • I don’t know much about art, but I know what I like — and that includes naked people covered in honey.
  • The fifth season of Game Of Thrones is upon us, so Entertainment Weekly sat down with some of the main characters and gave them the near-impossible task of summarising the first four seasons in a few seconds. Here are the results.