Australia Has World's Longest Zipline Roller Coaster, And It Looks Terrifyingly Awesome

Hanging off a zipline while you soar through the air is a great experience, but it’s often just a straight-line run, and can rarely compare to the thrills you get on a roller coaster. So a bunch of enterprising Aussies had the brilliant idea to combine the two, creating the world’s longest zipline that has you zig-zagging and looping your way through the treetops.


The Best Indoor Drone For Every Need

So you want to be a drone pilot? This is where you start. Not with a crazy $US1200 semi-autonomous eye in the sky, but a cheap miniature quadcopter. Chinese companies are pumping out truckloads of mini quads right now, and while they can’t find their own way home, they can teach you the basics of how to fly a speedy four-propeller craft for under $100 even in a tiny apartment. They won’t make cops nervous, and they’re an absolute blast to fly around.


Why All These Ineffective Umbrellas Won't Just Go Away Already

Video: One man believes he has found the perfect solution to staying dry in the wet: fancy pants. Dan Bransfield’s case against umbrellas is a surprisingly strong one. They’re laughably ineffective, obtrusive, messy and unreliable.


A Beautiful Photo Of The Cockpit Of The Lockheed MC-130

Photo: Combat jet aeroplanes may be way more sleeker and cooler than cargo planes, but there is something magnificent about slowly flying in one of these beast, looking at the landscape in calm morning through the huge windows of the cockpit.


Apple Pay Could Be Coming To Small Businesses, Thanks To Square

Since it launched last month, Apple’s mobile payment system has been doing pretty well for itself. But the list of participating stores, while impressive, is dominated by big names. Thanks to plans to team up with Square, a credit-card processing service for small firms, that could all change.


Netflix Nabs A Tina Fey-Created Series From NBC

Saving shows that networks stupidly cancelled has been kind of a thing for the new wave of content creators, like Yahoo famously taking the reins of Community. In a slightly different twist, Netflix has snapped up a mid-season replacement from NBC, starring Ellie Kemper and created by Tina Fey.


Insane Video Of A Truck Jumping Over A Formula 1 Car At Full Speed

Video: Holy mother of God, this has to be one of the craziest vehicle stunts I’ve ever seen: The Formula 1 team Lotus got one of their giant trailer trucks to jump over one of their race cars running at full speed. It is absolutely insane.


Disneyland And Walt Disney World Are No-Fly Zones

Aerial photographs of Disney’s theme parks are rare these days. That’s not because they’re boring or dumb. They’re impossible to take, because Disneyland and Walt Disney World are prohibited air space. And it’s not just because of terrorism, either.


Download This Free Tool To See If The US Government's Spying On You

It’s been over a year-and-a-half since documents leaked by Edward Snowden shook our sense of privacy to the core. Those documents proved that government is spying on us pretty much all the time. And now that we know Congress isn’t going to do anything about it right away, it’s time to find the tools to protect yourself. Detekt is a good one.


Things That Look Surprisingly Weird And Awesome When Cut In Half

I don’t know about you, but I love to see things cut in half. Sometimes they are boring, but most of the times they are incredible, like the mechanical calculator shown above. It’s hard to believe this metal mess works. Here’s more stuff that looks awesome stuff when cut in half. Warning: A few of these images are not for the squeamish!


What Concept Product Should Have Been Made?

Thanks to the blight blessing of crowdfunding, the internet has more product concepts and design ideas and badly-rendered napkin sketches than ever before. But despite the seemingly endless number of people willing to give money to hastily-thought-out sketches, some legitimately great ideas have never seen the light of day.


The Solitude Of Space Exploration Should Be Turned Into A Tablet Game

Video: There might not be anything more awesome than going to space. It’s an incredible achievement and the idea of exploring the unknown is fascinating. But as this short animation called Solus by Zac Dixon for Identity Visuals shows, it can get quite lonely. Watch it, it’s nearly as good as any feature.


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