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Posts from June, 2013

The Sonic Secrets That Bring Pixar’s Latest Movie To Life

Jun 28

Screen shot 2013-06-27 at 3.27.23 PMFor a totally animated flick, it’s the sound masters behind the scenes who are really responsible for bringing a movie to life—every squeal, sigh, and clunk is key. Thanks to the people over at SoundWorks, we get to see (and hear) the steps it took to give a literal voice to Pixar’s newest film, Monsters […]

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This 4 Minute Video of GoPro Footage Proves Why It’s So Great Being Human

Jun 28

Screen shot 2013-06-27 at 3.39.55 PMEvery once and a while we need a reminder to be more awesome by doing more awesome. Jump off a cliff. Sky dive. Race a plane. Ride a bike. Surf. Anything. When you attach a GoPro to your head and put a thumping electronic beat as your soundtrack, life will always seem pretty rad. Put […]

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Imgur Now Has a Meme Generator

Jun 28

18s4bqhpbammjpngThe internet’s (aka Reddit’s) favourite online image hosting service now has a built-in meme generator. This is the greatest thing to ever happen to Imgur — or the worst. Either way, the workflow is fairly straightforward and even the dopiest of luddites can make their own memes now. Great. Grand. Wonderful! Not everyone is happy […]

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14 Underground Lairs Fit For a Mega-Villain

Jun 28

18s0fknzsv5pvjpgBatman had one under his mansion outside Gotham. Osama bin Laden was found in one just in Pakistan. Underground lairs are an integral part of pop culture fantasy and real-life current events — but whether they’re fake or real, they’re always cloaked in intrigue. And frankly, they’re cool as hell. They’re also increasingly common. In […]

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If Game of Thrones Characters Were on Online Dating Websites

Jun 28

18rz31xwxp5smjpgSeeing Game of Thrones play out on Facebook was the comic relief necessary for the oft-depressing show. Seeing Game of Thrones characters pretend to have online dating profiles? Just as good, well, if only for Hodor’s. Seriously, if Westeros had online dating, the whole world would have been a lot more peaceful. At the very […]

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We’ve Grappled With Televised Death Since The First TV Suicide in 1938

Jun 28

18rx0puayu9pjjpgThe family of an American man who committed suicide this past September has filed a lawsuit against Fox News over the live broadcast of the event. Understandably, the family says that they suffered emotional distress after the broadcast, which was seen on TV sets and computer screens all over the world. Anchor Shepard Smith apologised […]

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A Load of Classic PlayStation Games Are Your Nostalgia-on-the-Cheap Deal of the Day

Jun 28

psoneWe’re going back in time now, to the heady days when the Sony PlayStation didn’t have a number after its name. We think it was 1989 or something. Anyway, if you’ve got a burning and a yearning to play classic games such as Crash Bandicoot, Metal Gear Solid, Rayman, Silent Hill and Tomb Raider in […]

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Europe Gone Mad: Printer Companies Will Be Forced to Pay Copyright Holders Because of Possible Piracy

Jun 28

PrintersI’m not normally one for hyperbole when it comes to Europe, but this is just plain insane. The European Court of Justice has just ruled that printer companies will have to pay levies to copyright holders because you, the user, could print out something copyrighted without permission. What the actual hell? The ruling revolves around […]

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Why Drone Engineering Sucks (and How It Gets Better)

Jun 28

18rhydpq5ce0ejpgDespite our international obsession with drones — both their awesome powers and terrifying repercussions — the truth is that they’re an incredibly immature technology. And, like most immature technologies, that means they’re not quite all they’re cracked up to be. In fact, drones are severely limited by a whole heap of engineering issues that are […]

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Wow These Beautiful Animation Videos Are Ads for… McDonald’s

Jun 28

AdsYou usually know an ad for McDonald’s when you see it. They’re either ethnically diverse group of friends who stay impossibly thin even though they eat at Mickey D’s, perfectly dressed burgers and fries that you can almost smell, so on and so forth. Or some depressed-looking workers trying to escape the morning grind. These […]

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