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Aussie Elias Bizannes shares his entrepreneurial passion on board The Startup Bus [VIDEO]

The Startup Bus participants have been posting videos taken on the bus, including everyone's introductory speeches. Here is primary organiser Elias Bizannes addressing the posse soon after departure. He makes some telling points about entrepreneurial networking and collaboration and the secret of success in Silicon Valley and other vibrant commercial hubs.

Another one of those cool graphical stat videos about the internet

This is the latest notable instalment in a growing line of slickly-produced animated videos that reveal facts and figures that should amaze and inspire you.

Stargate Studios exposes how TV shows are actually created now

This astonishing clip from Stargate Studios shows exactly how blockbusters films and prime-time television shows are now created -- rarely on location and without the inconvenience of extras ogling the stars. Next time you're watching the latest US drama (assuming that's your 'thang'), spare a thought for the poor actors (and their mountains of cash).

An embargo on PR embargoes (and all that)

This one will be unfamiliar to many readers, but sheesh it struck a chord with the Anthill editorial desk. PRs take note: the game has changed.

iPhone app to help you avoid banana skins and other slapstick footpath nasties

The myriad apps making their way on to the App store range from functional to preposterous. However, here's one that at first appears a bit of a gimmick, but could actually prove quite useful. The app displays a transparent screen of what's in front of you while you carry on working in the application of your choice. For example, writing a text message or tweet.

The history of pretty much everything, one page at a time

Seventeen-year-old art student Jamie Bell created this stop-motion clip using biros, about 50 jotter books and 2100 pages. It took him three weeks, but it was worth it – he received full marks from his teacher. (And us.)

The best three-minute video about leadership you will ever see

You might think you have a pretty good grasp on what makes an effective leader. You might even think you're pretty good at explaining it to others. But it's unlikely you can do a better job explaining it than this roughly shot three-minute video of a lone, shirtless guy dancing at a concert.

Online Marketing By Design seminar, Sydney [video]

On 2 February, Anthill Magazine and Mumbrella co-hosted "Online Marketing by Design", a panel event held at the Shelbourne Hotel in Sydney. An extension of the successful event held in Melbourne late last year, the Sydney event sold out quickly and the room was brimming with both people and ideas about marketing in the rapidly evolving digital age.

SixthSense technology combines physical and digital worlds [video]

Mistry believes that the next step in computing is blending human gestures in the physical world with that of our everday digital needs, thus bringing it, and us, closer together. At the same time this will free us from the interfacing restrictions that we currently experience.

Ingenious new invention to keep the peace this Valentine’s Day [video]

Can you hear that dull roar? That's the sound of men the world over rejoicing at the invention of the teletransporter, a devilish 21st Century telephone booth concept for pubs and clubs. It provides convincing audio ambience for that difficult phone call to your significant other, helping you defuse a potentially volatile situation so you can return to the bar and enjoy a few more refreshments with your mates before heading home. Domestic harmony, guaranteed.

Ingenious new invention to keep the peace this Valentine's Day [video]

Can you hear that dull roar? That's the sound of men the world over rejoicing at the invention of the teletransporter, a devilish 21st Century telephone booth concept for pubs and clubs. It provides convincing audio ambience for that difficult phone call to your significant other, helping you defuse a potentially volatile situation so you can return to the bar and enjoy a few more refreshments with your mates before heading home. Domestic harmony, guaranteed.

The Woz explains how sleep deprivation led to colour displays

Major inventions and technical breakthroughs often happen by accident. Here legendary Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak explains how, while working with Steve Jobs to meet a deadline for Atari, he went four days without sleep, leading to one of his greatest technological breakthroughs.

Hitler launches Australia’s Innovation Policy

We've all seen the "Hitler loses it" mashups, where aspiring Spielbergs have taken the now famous bunker scene from Downfall and replaced the sub-titles. In fact, it's fast becoming a new benchmark for popular culture. If your 'issue' hasn't been expropriated by Hitler yet it can't be that big a deal. That's why we were pleased to discover this clip by YouTuber BleakIsolationist. Okay, it's not as funny as Hitler's Alan Didak eruption or [insert favourite here] but in the context of Anthill it is topical.

Hitler launches Australia's Innovation Policy

We've all seen the "Hitler loses it" mashups, where aspiring Spielbergs have taken the now famous bunker scene from Downfall and replaced the sub-titles. In fact, it's fast becoming a new benchmark for popular culture. If your 'issue' hasn't been expropriated by Hitler yet it can't be that big a deal. That's why we were pleased to discover this clip by YouTuber BleakIsolationist. Okay, it's not as funny as Hitler's Alan Didak eruption or [insert favourite here] but in the context of Anthill it is topical.

iPhone app turns your voice into a complete band of instruments

The myriad uses and apps for the iPhone boggles the mind. Among the latest is Voice Band, which converts the user's singing voice into individual instruments, laid down one on top of the other, to create a complete track.

George Kembel on how to awaken creativity

In this Fora.tv video, George Kembel, Stanford University's design guru, delivers his creative take on the concept of creativity and the way more people should be approaching it. Interesting stuff.

Cruising down a mountain road on a longboard — awesome!

'Let Go' is a five minute video of longboard rider Kyle Chin as he cruises luge-like down winding roads and round 360 degree bends at speeds you'd be wary of doing in a car. Beautifully shot, blissful to watch and a very relaxing way to head into Friday's beer o'clock.

Nike’s ‘No excuses’ ad will get you moving

This compelling 'No Excuses' Nike promo -- featuring Wheelchair Basketball Player Matt Scott -- is about dodging exercise workouts, but the spirit is just as relevant for business. As Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin's recent series Build a startup in seven days and under $500 reveals, the best way to overcome uncertainty and doubt is to get stuck in. Or, as Nike would say, Just Do It.

Nike's 'No excuses' ad will get you moving

This compelling 'No Excuses' Nike promo -- featuring Wheelchair Basketball Player Matt Scott -- is about dodging exercise workouts, but the spirit is just as relevant for business. As Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin's recent series Build a startup in seven days and under $500 reveals, the best way to overcome uncertainty and doubt is to get stuck in. Or, as Nike would say, Just Do It.

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