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.


Fitmodo: Food Tracking And The Basic Maths Of Losing Weight

Shaping up for summer? Here are some fundamental tips to inform and inspire you. If you can track it, you can improve it.


Tesla Motors Model S: Australian Review

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


Adult-Only Lollipops Shaped Into Naughty Kama Sutra Positions  

NYC-based photographer Massimo Gammacurta spiced up the traditional lollipops shaping drips of sugar into sensual Kama Sutra positions. It doesn’t specify the actual flavours but I started drooling thinking about lollipops that taste like ginger, cloves, Sichuan pepper or Spanish smoked paprika. NSFW.


The Definitive Way To Debunk Stupid Conspiracy Theories

People who toss around dumb conspiracy theories and rabble rouse with large gaps in their brain are impossible to be sane and sensible with. Conspiracy theories are silly and fun to joke around with but to take them serious is just insane. But insane people exist! Here’s how to debunk a lot of conspiracy theories.


How They Made The Crazy Visual Effects Of Transformers 4

Video: Skip the terrible movie that was Transformers 4 and let’s just enjoy the awesomeness of this visual effects reel from ILM for Transformers: Age of Extinction. It has all the coolest parts of the movie anyway, which is all the parts with any Transformers transforming and any Transformers causing explosions.


How The Soviet Union Used Nuclear Explosions To Create Giant Canals

I know the Soviets made tons of crazy stuff back in the 20th century, but this is beyond insane: They blasted an entire forest and the adjacent land with the help of nuclear explosions to carve a canal. Atomic terraforming makes so much sense, doesn’t it?


Watching This Machine Punching Through Metal = Total Satisfaction

Video: Behold the TRUMPF TruPunch 2020! I don’t know if the TRUMPF TruPunch 2020 is the best. I don’t know how much the TRUMPF TruPunch 2020 costs. Hell, I don’t know anything about the TRUMPF TruPunch 2020. Except watching it in action is a surprising source of inner satisfaction. Also, trumpf should be a verb.


Remixing The Serial Theme With Notorious B.I.G. Is Surprisingly Perfect

Did you listen to the Serial finale yet? Good for you, now please don’t tell me what happens. Instead, you should listen to this Notorious B.I.G. remix featuring the Serial theme. Fafu, the New York-based producer behind this little work of genius, even made it downloadable so you can listen to it on the go — just like Serial podcasts.


One Man's Quest To Surf Berlin

Berlin lies hundreds of kilometres from the nearest ocean. But, that didn’t stop one determined man from discovering a rare local break, then teaching himself to surf it. This is his story.


10 Iconic Characters Each Drawn In The Style Of 10 Famous Cartoonists

Briefly: Ten characters (Asterix, Calvin, Donald Duck, Captain Haddock, Batman, Heimo Vesa, Corto Maltese, Moomintroll, Garfield and Lucy) each drawn in the style of 10 cartoonists (Uderzo, Watterson, Barks, Hergé, Adams, Jarla, Pratt, Jansson, Davis, and Schulz) for a total of 100 perfect renditions!


You Will Love This Short On The Guy Who Told You How Logos Are Made

Video: Aaron Draplin is the guy who told the internet how professional designers create their logos with a passion that made me want to spend an entire day with him. I wanted to hear a lot more, so here’s a short documentary which offers a fascinating look into his mind, obsessions and creative process.


The Weirdest Stuff We've Launched Into Space

From the minute we started sending humans into space, authorised and unauthorised paraphernalia have gone with them. Even unmanned spacecraft hauled oddities to the far reaches of our solar system. Here are a few items that have reached where most of us will never go.