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A compilation of some of the past week's best videos, brought to you by the Download.com Video team. This week brings Little Red Riding Hood, a tearful miracle, and everyone's favorite elderly virgin.
1.) SunGodSun: "Miners Into Fire"
2.) "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" DVD trailer
3.) "The Daily Show" clip: Reporter gets nailed by Councilman
4.) Oranger: "Going Under"
5.) President outlines Iraq goals
6.) Cowell inks new 'Idol' deal
7.) Download.com guide to Jet Audio
8.) Miss Kitten: "Professional Distortion"
9.) "Mad TV - Best of Season 8, 9, 10" DVD clip: "Season 10 swan song"
10.) Ted Leo comments on Rubber Soul
11.) Miracle or hoax?
12.) "Looney Tunes Golden Collection" DVD trailer
13.) "Hoodwinked" trailer
14.) La Bruja: "Mi Gatita Negra"
15.) Late night laughs
16.) Dog in panda's clothing
5.) Radio 4: "State of Alert"
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Did you ever wonder how your iPhone screen got its color? It's from rare-earth minerals. CNET's Jay Greene takes you on a tour of a rare-earth mineral mine in California, where you'll see firsthand how rocks become the pixie dust that powers your iPhone.
Kardinal Offishall music video for Heads Up from his Fire & Glory album. Directed by YOUGOTTALOVE
Did you ever wonder where the raw materials for your phone or camera or laptop came from, who assembled it, and in what conditions? Today we discuss the high human cost conflict minerals coming from the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the human rights issues in Chinese manufacturing plants. But there is hope: We also cover about what can be done to make gadget manufacture more ethical and humane.
The battle for 7-inch tablet supremacy is far from over. Amazon's Kindle Fire HD is the new challenger for Google's Nexus 7. Will it be the new king of the ring?
Filmed soley on a mobile phone, an interpretation of a festival Ex./ played at earlier this year. A look at drug culture, clubbing culture, drinking culture, UK culture and everything else in between. The video for the song Mr D-R-U-G by Ex./ Check him out at www.andyc.biz or the label at d-tourrecords.co.uk
Songwriter. Poet. Counter-culture icon. Consummate ladies' man. Since bursting onto the scene in 1967, Leonard Cohen has inspired generations with his unique personality and haunting music, becoming one of the most original and enduring artists to emerge from the 1960s. Now, Lions Gate is proud to celebrate Cohen's legacy with director Lian Lunson's "Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man," an intimate look at the songs, poetry, and life of one of music's most celebrated and influential troubadours. In January, 2005, Lunson traveled to Sydney to film the historic "Came So Far For Beauty" show, a tribute to Leonard Cohen at the Sydney Opera House organized by famed music producer Hal Willner. "Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man" includes behind-the-scenes interviews and live performances from this event by Nick Cave, Rufus Wainwright, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Martha Wainwright, Beth Orton, Linda Thompson, Teddy Thompson, Jarvis Cocker, The Handsome Family, Julie Christensen and Perla Battala, as well as a special performance of "Tower of Song" by Cohen and U2. And in a series of candid interviews, Cohen himself reveals his trademark wry humor and soulful intensity, using his own artwork, poetry and personal collection of photographs to reflect upon his colorful past and his creative process.
Google blames recent Gmail problems on a software update, AT&T launches location-based deal notifications, and an Android virus called Steamy Window runs up your text message bill.
When Josey Aimes (Academy Award winner Charlize Theron) returns to her hometown in Northern Minnesota after a failed marriage, she needs a good job. A single mother with two children to support, she turns to the predominant source of employment in the region -- the iron mines. It's an industry long dominated by men, in a place unaccustomed to change. Encouraged by her old friend Glory (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand), one of the few female miners in town, Josey joins the ranks of those laboring to blast ore from rock in the gaping quarries. She is prepared for the back-breaking and often dangerous work, but coping with the harassment she and the other female miners encounter from their male coworkers proves far more challenging. When Josey speaks out against the treatment she and her fellow workers face she is met with resistance -- not only from those in power but from a community that doesn?t want to hear the truth, her disapproving parents and many of her own colleagues who fear she is only making things worse. In time, even her friendship with Glory will be tested, her already difficult connection with her father, a lifelong miner, will be pushed to its limit and elements of her personal life exposed to scrutiny. The fallout from Josey's battle to make a better future for herself and her children will affect every aspect of her life, including her relationship with her young daughter and her sensitive teenage son, who must first cope with the embarrassment of his mother's sudden notoriety and then face harsh details of her past she was hoping he would never have to know. Through these struggles Josey will find the courage to stand up for what she believes in -- even if that means standing alone. Inspired by a true story, North Country follows Josey's journey on a road that will take her farther than she ever imagined, ultimately inspiring countless others, and leading to the nation's first-ever class action lawsuit for sexual harassment. Directed by Niki Caro. Also starring Sissy Spacek and Woody Harrelson.