Digital Trends’ top 5 viral videos for January 14, 2011

Digital Trends top 5 viral videos for january 14 2011 aussie flood 2We are back with a new selection of videos to tickle your fancy. These videos are not all from this week, but they all made us laugh or caused our jaws to drop recently. Enjoy!

Amy Walker: Woman of 1,000 accents!

Well, technically it is just 21 accents, but it is still impressive. This video is actually a few years old, but it has floated back to the surface of the viral video ocean, and is worth the watch. After watching the video, it is ok to try to speak to someone in a new accent. You know you want to.

By Crikey! Even the floods in Australia are bigger!

A recent flood in and around Australia’s third largest city, Brisbane, was a tragic reminder of the devastating power of nature. It also made for some awesome video of stuff getting’ destroyed.

New clip from the upcoming show Portlandia: Did you read?

Being based in Portland, this clip quickly made the way around the Digital Trends office. The show itself, Portlandia, is due to premiere on IFC next Friday, but clips have begun to find their way online. You don’t have to know Portland to appreciate the comedy, but if you do you probably know a few people eerily similar to these two.

Still Lovin’ it?

Digital Trends’ very own PR guru, Jeff, tried a little experiment a few years back that he recently edited and tossed online. When Morgan Spurlock’s Super Size Me hit the theaters, most left the theater preaching the evils of McDonald’s, swearing that they would never again step under the golden arches. Some kept their resolve for days, weeks, and months, some even swore off the Big Mac forever. Others…well, they didn’t make it quite as far.

The Frontier is Everywhere

Behold! Earth and stuff. This fan made video is by Michael Marantz, who then used the words of Carl Sagan to highlight the beauty and potential of the human race. It is a message to NASA, who will hopefully one day get their s#@* together. It is a sad commentary that the NASA Facebook page has under 300,000 fans, while Lady Gaga has over 26 million.

Emerging Tech

Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: Grow veggies indoors and shower more efficiently

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You may not be able to buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!
Movies & TV

The best shows on Netflix right now (February 2019)

Looking for a new show to binge? Lucky for you, we've curated a list of the best shows on Netflix, whether you're a fan of outlandish anime, dramatic period pieces, or shows that leave you questioning what lies beyond.
Home Theater

The best Dolby Atmos movies for your home theater sound as good as they look

If you've got your hands on some sweet Dolby Atmos gear, the next step is to find films that take advantage of it. These are our picks in several genres for the best Dolby Atmos movies currently available on Blu-ray and streaming services.

How you can share your best gaming moments with friends on the PS4

Check out Digital Trends' quick guide to everything you need to know to save your outstanding PlayStation 4 gameplay moments, share them online, and transfer them to your computer.

Intel expects Apple to transition Macs to ARM processors in 2020, report says

It has been rumored for some time that Apple could transition away from Intel to ARM processors, but a new report now claims that Intel is aware of the decision and that it could happen in 2020.

Still miss Windows 7? Here's how to make Windows 10 look more like it

There's no simple way of switching on a Windows 7 mode in Windows 10. Instead, you can install third-party software, manually tweak settings, and edit the registry. We provide instructions for using these tweaks and tools.

The rumors were true. Nvidia’s 1660 Ti GPU, a $280 powerhouse, has arrived

Nvidia has officially launched the GTX 1660 Ti, its next-generation, Turing-based GPU. It promises to deliver all the performance and efficiency for all modern games, but without stepping into the high price range of the RTX series. 

Dodge the biggest laptop-buying mistakes with these handy tips

Buying a new laptop is exciting, but you need to watch your footing. There are a number of pitfalls you need to avoid and we're here to help. Check out these top-10 laptop buying mistakes and how to avoid them.

Great PC speakers don't need to break the bank. These are our favorites

Not sure which PC speakers work best with your computer? Here are the best computer speakers on the market, whether you're working with a tight budget or looking to rattle your workstation with top-of-the-line audio components.

Confused about RSS? Don't be. Here's what it is and how to use it

What is an RSS feed, anyway? This traditional method of following online news is still plenty useful. Let's take a look at what RSS means, and what advantages it has in today's busy world.

Everything you need to know about routers, modems, combos, and mesh networks

Modem vs. router: what's the difference? We explain their functions so you can better diagnose any issues prior to contacting technical support. We also talk about a few variants you'll see offered by ISPs and retailers.

Metro Exodus update brings DLSS improvements to Nvidia RTX 20-series PCs

Having issues in Metro Exodus? A February 21 update for the title recently delivered enhancements to Nvidia’s deep learning supersampling feature and other fixes for low-specced PCs. 

Limited-time sale knocks $500 off the price of the Razer Blade Pro 17

Looking for an ultra-powerful laptop for yourself or someone else? You're in for some luck. Razer is running a sale on some of its best gaming laptops, cutting down pricing on the Razer Blade 15 and the Razer Blade Pro 17. 
Emerging Tech

Engineer turns his old Apple lle into an wheeled robot, and even gives it a sword

How do you give new life to a 30-year-old computer? Software engineer Mike Kohn found a way by transforming his old Apple IIe into a wheeled robot. Check it out in all its 1980s glory.