Gift Ideas: Cool New Windows And Android Slate Tablets For Christmas

Not everything in the tablet space has to be an iPad: there’s fierce competition between a number of new low-cost Windows 8.1 tablets and their Android equivalents. Whether you’re giving a tablet to someone as a pure fun play, or with more productive aims in mind, there’s a little something for everyone this festive season. Here’s some tablet gift ideas to get you started.


Tesla Motors Model S: Australian Review

The Tesla Model S is the most incredible car that I have ever driven.


Kids Will Always Have A Comfy Ride On This Curvy Plywood Balance Bike

When you’re teaching a kid how to ride a bike, you don’t really want it cluttered with distractions that make it hard for them to master the most important part: balancing on two wheels. That’s why many consider a balance bike to be a great introductory ride, and the ZumZum looks to be about as simple as a bike could possibly get.


Hozier's 'Take Me To Church' Will Haunt You But That's A Good Thing

“Take Me to Church,” the worldwide hit by Hozier, sounds like it’s about religion, but it’s not — not exactly. The song also sounds kind of haunting, but it’s not — exactly. As Hozier told New York Magazine earlier this year, the song is about sex and humanity. The church part is just a metaphor.


Neat Chart Will Help You Understand The Vast Universe Of Women's Footwear

I really like women shoes, not only for the reasons you are thinking (that too) but because I think they can be beautiful design pieces. This neat chart — by infographic design studio Pop Chart Lab — brakes down the contemporary footwear styles so we can understand and appreciate the nuances of such a vast world.


If You Need A Nightmare Tonight, Watch This Parasite Escaping Its Host

A living praying mantis, a glass of liquid (probably water), a horsehair worm escaping out of it. This is not the first time I have seen this — although the mantis was dead then — but that doesn’t make this video any less disgusting and terrifying, yet so fascinating that I had to watch it all.


This Street Photographer's Start-to-Finish Analogue Process Is A Rarity

The number of people who still shoot film is small. The number of people who shoot and develop their own film is smaller, and the number of people who then make their own prints in a darkroom is minuscule. Andre D. Wagner is one of the few. This video is a window into not only his process, but his approach to taking pictures on the streets.


An Extreme Case Of How Some People Use Social Media To Get Attention

Remember Me is a typical boy-cheats-on-girl story that turns into a surprising tale of someone so narcissistic that he would do anything to get attention. Add Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to the mix, and things get crazy fast. It’s exaggerated, yes, but I’m sure you know people like this online — and in real life too.


A Charlie Brown Christmas Re-Recorded With Old Synths And Drum Machines

You’ve probably been watching A Charlie Brown Christmas since you were small enough to still believe in Santa Claus. But did you know it originally aired in 1965, almost 50 years ago? So it seems only fitting for the Blockhead Trio to re-record the animated special’s instantly recognisable holiday soundtrack using similarly vintage synths and drum machines.


BlackBerry Is Now Helping Boeing Build A Self-Destructing Phone

We’ve known for nearly a year that Boeing is working on an understandably hush-hush smartphone project. It’s a self-destructing phone for spies called the Boeing Black. And now we know that BlackBerry is helping — which is kind of weird since the Boeing Black runs on Android. Again, it’s all very hush-hush.


Let This Crack Designer Turn Your Address Into A Logo And Stamp

For better or worse, almost every form of correspondence in our lives has migrated onto the internet. Except for one: Thank you notes. And since you’re about to have many of those notes to write, consider stepping up your game with a sweet personalised address stamp.


Watch Freaks And Geeks, An Awesome Show From A More Peaceful Time

Remember Freaks and Geeks, the short-lived teen comedy produced by Judd Apatow before you knew who Judd Apatow was? The show starred Seth Rogen and James Franco some 15 years before the pair would help spark the international cyber-clusterfuck we know as the Sony Hacks. Forget about the hackers and just watch the show.