How to Take a Photo, Hilarious Instructions for the Selfie Generation…

It’s difficult to always be On when having your photo taken.No matter what your affliction, whether it be a bad day, glare of the lens or general dislike of being photographed help is now at hand. Ensuring that our photographic appearances are always hilarious Comedy Central’s Key & Peele have teamed up Rhett & Link to bring us ‘How to Take Photo’. This one short skit will turn even the least photogenic amongst us into Instagram superstars.

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The 4K Resolution Revolution: TCL Take On The World with a $999 4K TV…

There is a resolution revolution taking place in our living rooms, living rooms all around the world are going Ultra High Definition (UHD), bringing cinema quality pictures to a TV near you.

At the core of this latest revolution is a new generation of consumer oriented 4K TV’s. All of the big names have new models about to be released and soon they will all be joined by TCL’s thousand dollar 4K bargain, the 4K market is heating up.

To make the most of all of those extra pixels 4K content is a necessity that is still to be delivered. Don’t be disheartened fans of 4K, the content is closer than you may expect.

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Andy Gross the Prankster, Only Half a Man but Twice as Scary…

Be prepared to be truly amazed as magician Andy Gross puts his illusionist craft to work scaring the bejebus out of people on the street. A prank that sets loose the two halves of a dismembered man that appears to have returned to life, and the halves aren’t happy. Hanging onto his legs for dear life the torso moans at passes by, legs working seemingly without help from the brain.

His half a man illusion is shockingly realistic, so much so that people are triggered into a flight mode amd sent running down the street, tripping over themselves and at times involuntarily staining their underwear.

Set back, relax and be prepared to laugh yourself in half.

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The Simpson Guy: The Family Guy and Simpsons Crossover Episode…

Fans of the Simpsons and Family Guy should get set for the greatest double reverse cameo crossover episode of all time when the Family Guy hosts TV’s original funny family the Simpsons. The Simpsons Guy episode is set to air in 2014, while it will be an episode of the Family Guy it will be in Homers hometown of Springfield as both families get to know each other.

According to Fox, the Family Guy characters will quickly bond with their Simpsons counterparts. Peter (Seth MacFarlane) and Homer will debate whether Pawtucket or Duff is the best beer, Stewie (MacFarlane) will be quite taken with Bart’s prankster ways, Lisa will take Meg (Mila Kunis) under her wing to find something the young Griffin is good at, and Lois (Alex Borstein) and Marge will ditch housework together.

Both episodes are of course produced by Fox, with a number of small crossover appearances already happening on both shows. Most recently Seth MacFarlane guest starred on the Simpsons, providing the voice for Ben, a charming married man who met Marge online when she accidentally signs up for an online dating agency.

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Audio for the People: AudioTool, the Incredible Web Based Audio Production Machine that’s Free…

Driven by the dual revolutions that are the internet and mobile devices there is an explosion of audio applications occurring around the World. Applications that are bringing a simplified and more accessible audio revolution to life. Bringing audio to the people this is the democratization of making music.

Fresh out of the Highpants Review Labs for your reading pleasure we are proud to present our first next generation audio app review, AudioTool the audio production app that can make you smile.  A free to use Flash based web app that will have you expressing your inner voice in no time at all. Stay tuned for more to come as well, this is just the first article in our new series on next generation audio applications, Audio for the People.

In the not too distant past (a decade ago) if you wanted to start that first chart topping electronica track you would get yourself a PC or Mac (very large cheque in hand) then choose from the dozen or so sequencer applications. How quickly things change, desktop applications have now been joined by Web, Android and iOS applications. Apps number in the hundreds and collectively musicians have the power to choose how they want to work.

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The Battle of the Humanoid Robot Music Video, DARPA’s Atlas versus NAO…

Our humanoid robotic brethren continue to evolve at an astounding rate, while many never seem to be able to find their way out of the lab a small number have evolved to the advanced level of being able to perform in music videos.

Presented for your viewing pleasure tonight is the Battle of the Humanoid Robots Music Video, featuring two of the most advanced robotic creations battle it out on the dance floor. DARPA’s Atlas superhuman robot will match its moves against the little Astroboy wonder that is Nao.

The pinnacle of technological design presented in music video form, a music video montage of the robotic kind.  Which cybernetic dance machine makes the best music video?

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AMD’s Kaveri APU Now Including The CPU’s New Right Hand, The GPU…

The desktop CPU wars are about to heat up once again with AMD preparing a revolution, a memory revolution.  Kaveri will spear head this revolution with AMD’s brand new hUMA memory architecture, a technology that puts the parallel processing power of a graphics chip directly in the hands of the CPU.

The soon to be released Kaveri chip will be AMD’s first high-performance APU designed to squeeze every bit of performance out of the desktop. Performance is central to the design, a different approach for an AMD APU. For Kaveri AMD is bringing together the fastest CPU cores and latest GCN graphics chip both joined together by the new hUMA memory architecture, AMD is putting its cards on the table, hoping for a winning hand.

All signs point to a Q4 release for the new chip along with the desktop or notebook hardware that will be built around it. The release will likely coincide with that of the next generation consoles.

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Constructing a 30 Story Building in Just 15 Days, High Speed Construction in China…

Constructing a fully completed, ready to open 30 story hotel in just 15 days might seem an impossible task, unless you’re considering a cardboard hotel of course. In China however this is not only possible but it has been done, setting the record for the fastest construction of a building of this size.

Built near the Dongting Lake in the Hunan Province of China the Broad Group was able to construct this glistening 17,000sqm glass wrapped hotel with only 200 workers. At the end of the 360 hours the hotel rooms were completed, fully furnished and the hotel ready to open.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the hypnotic time-lapse video of the buildings construction. Day and night the construction continues; relentlessly the multi-faceted building grows with steel and glass falling into place.

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Ghost in the Shell Returns, Arise Young Cyberpunk Master…

Ghost in the Shell, an all time Highpants favorite is making a glorious return with Ghost in the Shell: Arise, cyberpunk anime at its best.

The first in the new four part series this long play episode Border 1: Ghost Pain, each episode is called a border, sees the Major make her return. Exploring the not too distant future, a high tech future that sees man and machine merge.

Marking a new chapter in the Ghost series Production I.G have attempted to refresh the series with slightly changed character renditions, new voice actors and a new run time of 50 minutes for each episodes.

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Overclock Your Brain the Electric Way…

Zapping your brain with electricity is often associated with archaic psychiatric practices. That is now set to change as Focus Labs use the juice to crank our brains to 11. The foc.us gamers headset is being marketed in just this way, giving gamers the edge, making super soldiers out of sedentary gamers the headset will overclock your mind.

Using transcrainial direct current stimulation (tDCS) the foc.us headset promises to soup up your noggin by making your synapses fire faster (than a speeding bullet?), while also increasing the plasticity of your personal neural network, all very bold claims.

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