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The Business Behind Fake Hollywood Money

In late 2000, the producers and crew for action flick Rush Hour 2 gathered at the now-defunct Desert Inn in Las Vegas and prepared to blow up a casino. The scene, which pitted policemen and Secret Service agents against a counterfeiter attempting to launder $US100 million in superdollars, was to culminate with hundreds of thousands of fake bills floating through the air.


Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Has One Of The Best Displays Yet

The key element for a great tablet has always been a truly innovative and top performing display, and the best leading edge tablets have always flaunted their beautiful high tech displays.



Samsung's Gear VR Headset Plans Outed By Leaked Official Companion App

Samsung’s Gear VR headset thing is the subject of a new leak, with a mobile companion/control app for the gadget now unofficially available.


Pong Was Never Intended For Public Release

Today I found out “Pong” was originally meant only as a training exercise for a new gaming developer at Atari, Allan Alcorn, and wasn’t intended to be released as a consumer product.


How One Australian Man's Blood Donations Saved Over Two Million Lives

Today I found out about a man who saved over two million lives just by donating his somewhat unique blood plasma. Australian James Harrison is called “the man with the golden arm” due to the unusual composition of his blood. Harrison’s blood contains an antibody called Rho(D) Immune Globulin that is used to treat Rhesus disease, a severe form of anemia where antibodies in a pregnant woman’s blood destroy her baby’s blood cells.


Why No One Bothers Putting Apostrophes In 'Don't Walk' Signs

No one is sure when exactly the first WALK/DONT WALK style signs were installed. Even the Federal Highway Administration isn’t sure, though it is thought that the first such sign was likely installed sometime in the early to mid-1930s.


If You Still Care About 3D, The Xbox One Is Getting 3D Blu-ray Support

If you are one of that rare breed of AV fanatics that has both a 3D TV and a selection of 3D Blu-rays, Microsoft’s next update for the Xbox One is just for you. The next firmware update for the console will bring with it support for 3D Blu-ray playback, potentially removing the need for one more box under your telly.


The Secret History Of Emergency Exits

When designing a commercial structure, there is one safety component that must be designed right into the building from the start: egress.


Why Australians Are Happy To Pirate

Australian households currently pay the second highest “honesty tax” in the world at $290 per household per year, levied by retailers to offset the $AU1.86 billion in losses they incur from customer theft.