The Return of the Mehdi, How Not to make an Electric Guitar…

Mehdi Sadaghdar returns to YouTube’s hallowed halls once again to educate and entertain us all. With his eyebrow at the ready Mehdi prepares to take a 110 volt hit for our amusement, you have to respect someone willing to go this far for a laugh.

On this death defying journey to educate Mehdi sets out to build his own electric guitar, the rock star within must be heard. Theoretically not the most dangerous of task, that is unless you do it the Mehdi way.

Put your laughing pants on people this one will shock you with how amusing taking a hit of the AC/DC juice can be. With your stretchy pants on, sit back, relax and hit the play button for today’s lesson in pain.

Continue reading The Return of the Mehdi, How Not to make an Electric Guitar…

When Advertising Goes Bad, Samsung and the Worst Ad in History…

Reddit has finally proven its worth by protecting the world from a commercial so bad that it caused a backlash before release to the public.

Samsung assembled this hilariously bad collection of poorly imagined stereo-types in order to sell their ridiculously easy to install SSD, the 840 EVO. So easy to install that a housewife could perform the upgrade, in-between doing her chores of course, according to Samsung’s entry into the Worst Ad in History competition.

The product was always going to be a hard sell, trying to convince the world that it could do its own SSD upgrades? A beautiful dream but I would hate to be the helpline worker when things go wrong.

Continue reading When Advertising Goes Bad, Samsung and the Worst Ad in History…

Lucky, the Cat with No Name…

Rainy days at Highpants HQ are often the most productive, today was no exception. Winter had returned with vengeance, a cold wind was blowing and constant rain all day had produced the perfect conditions for a busy indoors day.

Highpants tasks were dropping like flies, articles written and databases programmed. My brother Norbut was even dropping by to talk shop (web in this case), no small effort on a day like today.

On this rainy Thursday though fate had a cruel twist in store for us, a story would unfold around us so sad that it will tear at the hearts of even the most heartless amongst us, yet it’s also a story of hope.

Continue reading Lucky, the Cat with No Name…

The PS4 Release Date is now Official and it’s all about the Games…

Gaming headlines are flowing thick and fast from Sony’s publicity machine this week. The news that every PlayStation fan has been waiting for is now sending waves of excited chatter around the web.

The PS4 (CUH-1000A series) will be released in the US and Canada first on November 15th, Europe and Latin America will have to wait two weeks till November 29 before they can get their hands on the Sony’s new dream machine.

Included for your viewing pleasure is possibly the most amusing announcement video of all time, the PS4 Announcement – the Abridged Version. Produced by VideoGamerTV who manage to distil the 2 hour snooze fest into 3 minutes of hilarity. If only all product announcements could really be this entertaining.

Continue reading The PS4 Release Date is now Official and it’s all about the Games…

Microsoft Develops Universal Mobile Phone File Transfer Technology or Dhwani and the Return of the Acoustic Modem…

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, of modem technology, Microsoft has developed a software modem that will have your mobile phone squealing like a 56k modem from decades past.

Developed by Microsoft Research Indian the Dhwani acoustic modem technology allows secure data transmission between all types of mobile phones. Requiring no new chipset or radio hardware the system sidesteps all current NFC (Near Field Communication) standards by simply using the microphone and speaker of the connecting phones.  Allowing any phone with a speaker and a microphone to use the technology. Unfortunately the technology won’t talk with current NFC standards and isn’t a direct competitor at all as its only able to transmit small files at the moment.

To use the technology simply load the Dhwani software onto two phones and hold them in close proximity to initiate a file transfer. A modern take of the squealing modem noise will begin, ending once the file transfer is complete. Speeds are still limited with the technology capable of 2.4kbs, 20 times slower than a trusty old 56k modem.

Continue reading Microsoft Develops Universal Mobile Phone File Transfer Technology or Dhwani and the Return of the Acoustic Modem…

Unexplained Footage: The Mysterious Creature that escaped from the Japanese Tsunami…

Japan is a country of intense mythology but how much of this mythology is based on a real creature. Footage captured during the 2011 Tsunami seems to suggest there is something supernatural living below the streets of Japan.

Cameras filming the destruction overtaking the coast of Japan also happened to capture a mysterious and impossible creature. Leaping from the water, walking up a wall, shape-shifting and then disappearing, all in the blink of an eye.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the footage that had the world scratching its head and wondering, what the hell was that?

Continue reading Unexplained Footage: The Mysterious Creature that escaped from the Japanese Tsunami…

The State of Gaming and the Next Generation Console Wars…

Computer games made a humble start as an industry, way back when computers were plugged into TV’s computer games began to occupy our time. The democratization of computing power, making computer power ubiquitous, has now taken the humble computer game to every corner of the world and every aspect of our lives. Creating an industry that now generates over $68 billion a year.

The next generation consoles bring with them a new battle to dominate and a new wave of change, a potential shift of power . Before the wave of next gen consoles roles in it is the perfect time to settle bets and close off the books on the current generation, the soon to be previous gen.

With the release of the next generation fast approaching it is also the ideal time to set the scene, asses the current state of gaming and prepare for what is coming. As the console wars prepare to heat up once again we all prepare to indulge, here’s what you need to know.

Continue reading The State of Gaming and the Next Generation Console Wars…

Mehdi Sadaghdar and the Hilarious Dangers of Electricty…

Electricity, the life blood of our modern world also happens to be extremely dangerous to those that use it, take our engineer friend Mehdi Sadaghdar for example,  a man that knows the Dangers of Electricity only too well.

This lone engineer has sought to teach us of these very dangers, to protect us from this demon that is AC or DC. In the process Mehdi Sadaghdar has created one of the most hilarious series of clips for our enjoyment, edutainment at its best.

Presented for you viewing pleasure are 2 side splittingly funny videos by our favourite crazy scientist Mehdi the mad man. Sit back, relax and bit that play button, then prepare to be amazed, exhilarated and finally amused beyond belief.

Continue reading Mehdi Sadaghdar and the Hilarious Dangers of Electricty…