Blackout, Pitch Black Gymkhana with Lasers…

Castrol has brought together a team of drivers of unprecedented awesomeness; Ken Block, Augusto Farfus, Adrian Zaugg and Mike Rockenfeller. All getting behind the wheel to experience the exhilaration of pitch black gymkhana with lasers.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the dynamic night time driving video sponsored by Castrol’s latest oil. Sit back, relax and put the pedal to the medal if death by laser is your thing.

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The Colin Furze Madness Returns with DIY Magnetic Shoes…

DIY madman Colin Furze has emerged from his shed once again, this time though the world is upside down. Harnessing Magneto’s power over magnetism Colin has crafted himself a rather swanky pair of magnetic shoes that give him the super power of being able to walk on steel ceilings.

While not the most practical of super powers it is spectacular and looks like a whole lot of fun.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the hilarious video of Colin Furze walking on the ceiling of his lab. Sit back, relax and let the madness begin.

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Celebrities Read Mean Tweets #7, The Meanest So Far…

Jimmy Kimmel’s hilarious Celebrities Read Mean Tweets has made a triumphant return with the 7th episode of pure filth read by the unfortunate recipients. Turning the flame on yourself is never easy, but always funny.

For this latest side splitting edition of Mean Tweets Jimmy Kimmel is joined by Julia Roberts, Don Cheadle, Ashton Kutcher, Courteney Cox, Andy Garcia, Mindy Kaling, David Blaine, Don Rickles, Ethan Hawke, Matthew McConaughey, June Squibb, Jeremy Piven, Kit Harrington, Emma Stone, Gary Oldman and Sofia Vergara. Don Rickles is Yoda, priceless.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the continuation of Mean Tweets, the laughter snort inducing series as seen on the Jimmy Kimmel show. Join the celebrities as they expose the filthy underbelly of the twittersphere for what it is, hilarious. Sit back, relax and get comfortable for this one, you will laugh snort.

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The AIO Robotics Zeus Teleportation Box, the First 3D Printer Fax Machine and more…

Teleportation, the ability to send an object from one location to another without the object moving through space is actually far closer than you could imagine, its already here.

AIO Robotics have this week released the Zeus 3D printer and scanner that like a fax machine can send an image, 3D in this case, from one fax machine to another. The scanner is able to digitize objects up to 5 inches high at a resolution of 125 microns; the printer is a standard plastic filament printer able to print at 80 micron resolution.

The clever bit is the ability to exchange 3D images between printers over the internet, automatically. A feature that gives this little grey box teleportation abilities. True teleportation does of course require the original to be destroyed, that is up to the sender of the object for now.

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OTTO, The Fully Hackable Camera That’s Just Too Cool…

Photography like all forms of expression is not a static art form. Helping to keep things evolving is a brand new camera designed to be taken to bits, the OTTO.

Electronics can be added, code modified, hack the OTTO into almost anything you can imagine a camera to be. It can even be non-camera things. Developed by Next Thing Co the Otto is powered by the Raspberry Pi and the first device to use the new Raspberry Pi Compute Module, a smaller standardized Pi for embedding in devices.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the camera adding unlimited creativity to the pictures we post. Here at Highpants we can’t help but notice the world just got a little bit cooler. Sit back, relax and let the creative juices flow.

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Parrot Bebop RC Drone, Your Triple Stabilized Fisheye in the Sky…

The ability to take a camera places that we can’t is invaluable for photographers and cinematographers alike. This is exactly why camera drones have become so successful, now Parrot have a new generation ready for release, the Bebop drone wants to be you’re fish-eye in the sky.

The Bebop has been designed from the ground up to be the perfect shutter bugs flying platform. HD fish-eye video camera, GPS auto pilot and a slew of stabilization technologies make the Bebop a smooth shooter.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the Bebop preview video, the drone video that is too smooth to be true, but is. Sit back, relax and let the drone do all the leg work.

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Xiaomi Announce the Mi TV 2, a 49″ Ultra HD 4K Smart TV for $649…

Chinese shooting star Xiaomi are expanding their TV line-up, adding a new slim 4K TV to their range. The Chinese tech manufacturer announced the new Mi TV 2 49″ Ultra HD 4K Smart TV this week, at the unbelievable price of $649 the Mi TV got chins wagging straight away.

The new Mi TV 2 slim line set is powered by Xiaomi’s custom Android MUI, crunching the numbers is a 1.45GHz MediaTek quad core CPU and Mali 450 GPU. 2GB of RAM and 8GB of storage give the Android OS plenty of room to play in. Storage can also be expanded via the microSD card slot.

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Ultra Fast Robotic Arm Catches Anything Thrown at it…

While industrial robots improve by leaps and bounds every year robots that can react to the fast moving world we all live in are still a challenge for scientists.

Leading the way is the Learning Algorithms and Systems Laboratory team at EFPL who have developed robotic systems capable of catching unbalanced objects in mid air. With reaction times under 50 milliseconds and the ability to track fast moving objects up close this is a quick draw robot.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the robot catching machine that has already surpassed its creators when it comes to catching ability. Sit back, relax and prepare to be amazed.

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The Aero-X Hoverbike set to Fly in 2017…

Science-fiction transportation moved a step closer this week with Aero-X announcing their hoverbike will begin selling in 2017. Doing the impossible is never cheap, $85,000 not cheap in this case. Those who have to have a hoverbike can plonk down a $5,000 pre-order now and jump the future queue.

The Aero-X uses two ducted fans to allow the pilot to fly at up to 72 kph mere meters off the ground. Carrying the pilot and a passenger the Aero-X will traverse any landscape you point it at.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the Aero-X in action during testing. It is real and continues to improve every day but how popular it will be no-one can say. Sit back, relax and remember to buckle up in the back, we’re all new to this.

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The 8 Bit Cinema Returns with Forrest Gump…

CineFix have returned once more with another lowering of the resolution on a classic film. This time round Forrest Gump has received the 8 bit treatment. It turns out that the Gump converts very well to 8 bit, funny.

Presented for viewing pleasure is the latest film to receive the 8 bit treatment, condensed down to 2.37 of low resolution 8 bit glory. Join the 8 bit Tom Hanks as he lives the incredible life of Forrest Gump, the man with an 8 bit personality. Sit back, relax and squint if you need to lower the resolution more.

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