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  • Erik and Justin are THE INDIE MACHINES

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    The Indie Machines’ Erik Beck and Justin Johnson are here to test the physical limits of everyday technology — all in the name of science. Watch as they put each gadget through a 3-part destruction test, like taking a sledgehammer to a Nintendo Game Boy and dropping a cinder block on an iPad.
    • Apple iPad vs. Cinder Block - WIRED’s Battle Damage - Duration: 2 minutes, 44 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 1,214,451 views
      Sure, it's got a sleek design and a user-friendly operating system, but just how durable is the Apple iPad? We put the touchscreen gadget through three challenges to find out how much it can really...
    • How Fast Can We Spin a $50,000 Camera? - WIRED's Battle Damage​ - Duration: 3 minutes, 14 seconds.

      • 11 months ago
      • 78,477 views
      Erik and Justin from The Indie Machines show you how they built a fast-moving DIY camera rig to capture all of the action from each destruction test.

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    • Nintendo Game Boy vs. Sledgehammer - WIRED's Battle Damage - Duration: 2 minutes, 32 seconds.

      • 11 months ago
      • 425,670 views
      It came out in 1989 and was notoriously tough, but can an original Game Boy hold its own against a sledgehammer-wielding body builder?

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    • HP Printer vs. Anvil - WIRED's Battle Damage - Duration: 2 minutes, 59 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 129,498 views
      It can print, scan, and copy, but can it fly? Find out, when we put an HP all-in-one printer through three extreme destruction tests.


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    • Want an iPhone 6? Smash Your iPhone 5s with a Safe - WIRED's Battle Damage​ - Duration: 3 minutes, 3 seconds.

      • 11 months ago
      • 201,816 views
      We've all been there: You dropped your iPhone on the ground and sometimes it shatters into a billion pieces, but sometimes it's completely fine. What happens if you drop a 55-lb safe on top of it? ...
    • MacBook Air vs. Karate Kick of Death! - WIRED's Battle Damage - Duration: 3 minutes, 23 seconds.

      • 10 months ago
      • 154,532 views
      Apple’s MacBook Air is light and easy to transport, but can it withstand a blow from our stunt performer who holds a black belt in karate? YouTuber @Jackson challenged us to find out—see what happe...
    • Microsoft Zune Torture Test - WIRED’s Battle Damage - Duration: 3 minutes, 7 seconds.

      • 11 months ago
      • 111,766 views
      Released in 2006, the Microsoft Zune was intended to be a competitor to Apple’s iPod. It didn’t stand a chance then and it doesn’t stand a chance now. See what happens when we go medieval on this w...
    • The Indestructible Nokia Phone vs Liquid Nitrogen - WIRED’s Battle Damage - Duration: 3 minutes.

      • 10 months ago
      • 628,552 views
      It’s the most requested gadget we’ve received by far and we’ve finally put it to the test. See what happens when the Nokia “Brick” phone goes swimming in a vat of liquid nitrogen.

      Still haven’t s...
    • Can a GoPro Survive a Golf Club? - WIRED's Battle Damage - Duration: 3 minutes, 1 second.

      • 10 months ago
      • 323,971 views
      It’s time to test everyone’s favorite action-camera. The GoPro performs under extreme sports conditions, but how does it hold up against a 9-iron and a powerful swing? Find out, as we take the came...
    • 40" LED T.V. vs. Potato Gun - WIRED's Battle Damage - Duration: 3 minutes, 41 seconds.

      • 10 months ago
      • 214,825 views
      Can a flatscreen withstand a vicious potato gun and a flying soda can? Find out as we put the 40” LED T.V. to the ultimate spuds test.




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    • Is Killing a BIG JAMBOX Impossible? - WIRED's Battle Damage - Duration: 3 minutes, 49 seconds.

      • 9 months ago
      • 167,140 views
      Viewer Greg Kindra dared us to test the compact sound system, but will it live to jam another day once we’re through with it? Find out what happens when we go old school on a JAMBOX.


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    • Roomba vs. Battle Axe - WIRED's Battle Damage - Duration: 2 minutes, 49 seconds.

      • 9 months ago
      • 112,468 views
      We trust them to clean our floors, but how do they stack up against a battle axe? Angry Nerd dared us to test the vacuuming robot Roomba—see what happens when we put it through a destruction test o...
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    • DIY Effects with Erik Beck: Paranormal Activity 4 | EPIX - Duration: 4 minutes, 21 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 30,122 views
      Watch Erik Beck tackle the spooky levitation scene from Paranormal Activity 4 with little more than a skateboard and some cables in this episode of DIY Effects, only on EPIX.
    • DIY Effects with Erik Beck: Skyfall | EPIX - Duration: 3 minutes, 57 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 30,038 views
      Watch as Erik Beck shows you how to re-create the motorcycle chase scene from Skyfall with just a fan, a green screen, and a few other household gadgets in this episode of DIY Effects. Only on EPIX.
    • DIY Effects with Erik Beck: The Cabin in the Woods | EPIX - Duration: 3 minutes, 56 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 15,923 views
      Watch Erik Beck re-create one of The Cabin in the Woods creepier scenes - that one with the clown in the RV, you know the one - with a green screen, fake blood, and a few computer effects. Only on...
    • DIY Effects with Erik Beck: Texas Chainsaw | EPIX - Duration: 3 minutes, 51 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 11,643 views
      Watch as Erik Beck recreates a creepy amputation scene from Texas Chainsaw with a homemade mold of his hand, wooden skewers, and a bit of fake blood (and see how his version stands up to the origin...
    • DIY Effects with Erik Beck: Dredd | EPIX - Duration: 3 minutes, 46 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 47,363 views
      Watch as Erik Beck recreates a major gun fight from Dredd using puppets, plastic tubing, and some fake blood, and then see how his version compares to the original, in this episode of DIY Effects, ...
    • DIY Effects with Erik Beck: Star Trek Into Darkness | EPIX - Duration: 4 minutes, 1 second.

      • 1 year ago
      • 6,684 views
      Energize! Watch as Erik Beck recreates the über cool transporter effect from Star Trek Into Darkness and then see how his version compares to the original, in this episode of DIY Effects -- only on...
    • DIY Effects with Erik Beck: World War Z | EPIX - Duration: 3 minutes, 57 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 8,134 views
      Watch as Erik Beck turns his buddy Justin into the creepy teeth chattering zombie from World War Z with only pre-made prosthetics, paint and nasty teeth, in this episode of DIY Effects - Only on EP...
    • DIY Effects with Erik Beck: Robot & Frank | EPIX - Duration: 3 minutes, 51 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 5,127 views
      Watch as Erik Beck and team rebuild the incredible robot costume from Robot & Frank and see how it stands up to the original (can you say Halloween costume?) in this episode of DIY Effects -- only ...
    • DIY Effects with Erik Beck - Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters | EPIX - Duration: 4 minutes, 10 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 5,892 views
      Watch as Erik Beck recreates the gory human explosion from Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, and then see how is "Blood-zooka" compares to the original, in this episode of DIY Effects -- Only on EPIX.
    • DIY Effects with Erik Beck - Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa | EPIX - Duration: 3 minutes, 1 second.

      • 1 year ago
      • 4,276 views
      In this episode of DIY Effects, Erik Beck and team age one of their own in recreation of Johnny Knoxville's Bad Grandpa Make-up. See if their version lives up to the original, only on EPIX.

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    • DIY Effects with Erik Beck - G.I. Joe: Retaliation | EPIX - Duration: 3 minutes, 6 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 4,543 views
      Watch as Erik Beck and team attempt to look tough while recreating one of the pulse pounding action scenes from G.I. Joe: Retaliation. See if they live up to the original on this episode of DIY Eff...
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