The Most Extreme Marathon Deserves An Extremely Cool Ad Like This One

Video: This ad is so cool it makes me want to run the Mizuno Uphill Marathon, one of the toughest and most demanding races I’ve ever heard of. It takes place at the gorgeous Serra do Rio do Rastro, a beautiful mountain in Brasil with a winding road with a drop of 1429m.


We'll Soon Know What Space Whisky Tastes Like

Along with being insanely awesome, having a permanent, human-inhabited structure such as the ISS orbiting Earth gives us the opportunity to just put stuff in space simply to see what happens to it. NASA’s got the whole plants-on-the-moon thing covered, leaving the ISS available for more important work… like observing, and eventually tasting, zero-G whisky.


Watch Old People Freak Out Trying Oculus Rift For The First Time

Oculus Rift’s virtual reality is so awesome that it will leave any generation slack-jawed. But it’s especially satisfying to see old people get their minds blown. “So this is how far they have come,” says one man. You have no idea dude.


Walking Around With A Giant 1200mm Lens Is Sure To Draw A Crowd

There are many ways to remain inconspicuous as a photographer. One way is to only use small, unimposing lenses. The guys over at MPB Photographic went another direction, as seen in the video above.


Pixlr, A Great Online Photo Editor, Is Now Free On The Desktop

If you haven’t tried out Autodesk’s fabulous Pixlr, a capable photo editor in the browser, you should. It’s good. Now, it’s available as a free desktop program for Mac and Windows.


Grab Your Discount, Post-Invasion Alien Corpses Right Here!

Blockbusters often don’t sweat the small details and frankly, most movie-goers will never notice the odd continuity error, anachronism or similar stuff-up, especially on first viewing. That doesn’t mean we can’t ponder the real-world problems that would plague fictional cities, governments and in this case, the humble corpse salesman, post alien invasion.


Windows 9 Rumour Roundup: Everything We Think We Know

Windows 8 has been limping through its existence for just about two years now, and despite the fact that its continual updates have improved it a fair bit, the numbers aren’t encouraging. Microsoft knows this, and the rumours surrounding Windows 9 show that it’s going to be a move back to more familiar territory. Here’s what we think might be coming.


This Oculus Rift Game On A Real Rollercoaster Must Be A Crazy Experience

The people at VR Coaster had a great idea: Create a 3D ride synchronised to a real world rollercoaster, put someone on the seat with an Oculus Rift headset, and let them freak the hell out as they fly through a fantastic landscape full of dragons and lava giants. Apparently, people say it’s an amazing experience.


The New Alienware Area-51 Is The Weirdest Gaming PC I've Ever Seen

Alienware is famous for two things: 1) selling ever more powerful gaming computers, and 2) making them look like they were designed by aliens. But its latest full-size desktop gaming PC isn’t just another box sculpted to look like it’s out of this world. In fact, the new Alienware Area-51 is trying to challenge the assumption that PC gamers need a “box” at all.


Every IKEA Catalogue Cover Since 1951

It’s that time of year: If you’re one of the hundreds of millions of people on IKEA’s mailing list, you probably recently received a thick square of super-thin paper filled with (mostly rendered) products. IKEA has been sending these babies out for more than six decades — and you can follow the evolution of popular design just by looking at them.


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