9 great reads from Nerdshala this week: Zach King, dying songbirds, Google's motto and more

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Zack King leaves a house and jumps into a car, then crashes the car into that house—which immediately falls to pieces. It looks real but it’s all the video trickery and jaw-dropping wonder that King is all about. Just ask the millions of people who are not getting enough of their videos on Instagram and TikTok.

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Nerdshala’s Abrar al-Haiti went behind the scenes with King to learn the secrets of his video glasses and how they evolved from a hobby into a thriving enterprise. Those clever stunts are all about careful preparation, well-placed props, and precise timing, as you’ll see in his story and accompanying video.

Those are among several in-depth features and suggestive comments that appeared on Nerdshala this week. So here you go. These are the stories you don’t want to miss.

How video illusionist Zach King enthralled millions on TikTok and Instagram


King’s seemingly magical editing tricks have captivated audiences for nearly a decade. Nerdshala gets a behind-the-scenes look at how it creates its mind-bending content.

America’s songbirds are dying. Scientists don’t know why

Common birds, such as blue jays, are becoming sick or dead. What’s killing them?

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‘Don’t be evil’: Google’s mantra in question in labor trial

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The ethos has set Google apart from other companies for decades. It is in the headlines once again.

Google employee protests "don't be evil" Signal

Shop now or shipping delays could ruin your vacation

The supply chain is in a mess due to COVID, hurricanes and shortages of key materials. This means it may be too late to shop some products on Black Friday.

A cargo ship at Meidong Container Terminal at Ningbo Zhoushan Port in China

Moog. many moods of

The high-end synthesizers are hand-assembled in the music mecca of Asheville, North Carolina.

Moog Synthesizer Factory in Asheville, North Carolina

Apple is under unprecedented pressure as it launches the iPhone 13

The tech giant is fighting deregulation in South Korea, a courtroom case in California, and employee rebellions — and it’s all tied to social media, Slack and the App Store.

apple logo

VR sucks when you have a kid

Commentary: Virtual reality is no longer compatible with my version of the real world.


Apple, a longtime champion of consumer privacy, sits at a crossroads

Some experts question whether the iPhone maker needs to do more to protect its users.

lock and smartphone

It’s time to bring back werewolf movies, cowards

Commentary: Guys, it’s time to have hair.

An American Werewolf in London

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