Strati, the World’s First 3D Printed Car…

American automobile company Local Motors have this week stunned the world with the first 3D printed car. Taking just 40 hours to print and assemble the Strati is an all electric convertible that may just be sign that change is approaching.

Built during the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago the Strati consists of only 40 parts. This is greatly helped by the fact that the chassis and body are printed as one piece. There are of course still a few parts that need to be made the old fashioned way, batteries, motor and wheels for example are all conventional parts.

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The Moment of Truth, the Surveillance State Exposed…

Kim Dotcom and New Zealand’s Internet Party have gathered many of the greatest modern protagonists of freedom, assembled in Auckland’s Town Hall to discuss our quickly disappearing freedoms.

The Moment of Truth presents Glen Greenwald, Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, Bob Amsterdam and Kim Dotcom (many through live feeds) gathered together to discuss the truth about governments around the world, including New Zealand’s. Revealing revelations regarding the highest impact topics of our times; mass state surveillance, freedom and privacy.

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Microsoft Windows 9 Videos Immerge, Is Microsoft on the Threshold of Cool?…

German website WinFuture has scored the scoop of the week with the release of a series of videos that capture Windows 9 Threshold in action. Looking at the videos you may even get the impression that Microsoft has finally got the hang of the living tiles and has turned them into something pretty cool.

The changes within Windows 9 begin with the return of the classic Start Menu, replacing the butchered start of Windows 8.1. The current user’s avatar and name appear at the top of the menu with the log-off and restart options accessed in the same space.

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Korg’s Cliphit, Turning Everything into an Instrument…

It is almost a natural animal instinct to turn any surface into a percussion instrument, often just to while away some time.

Korg has this week announced Cliphit a new instrument that will help us to turn any surface into a drum, helping to satisfy our desire to slap everything. Making music has never been so flexible, or so much fun.

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Cat Sliding, Fun for the Whole Family…

The incredibly funny pastime of cat sliding is capturing the internet’s attention again thanks to one hilarious little video called ‘Cat Sliding’. A video that features one happy sliding Bengal cat named Rigby. There were no cats hurt in the making of this video, in fact Rigby loves sliding away the hours, it is his favourite game.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the cat sliding video that’s more fun than any one cat can handle. Also included is the original Cat Curling video, still one of the funniest cat sliding videos of all time. So sit back, relax and prepare to laugh at the latest hilarious ability of our feline friends.

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Earth Images from ISS by Alexander Gerst in 4K…

European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst spends much of his time advancing humanities knowledge of life in space, but from time to time he also gets busy with his camera. The fruits of this labour of love can be seen in his stunning Earth Images video, capturing his incredible view of Earth from aboard the International Space Station.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the view from on high. A technological masterpiece that speeds up time by a factor of 25 and in the process produces stunning light trails and mesmerising effects. Sit back, relax and be sure to turn the lights down low for full effect.

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The Power of Optics, the Spectacular Optical Rube Goldberg Machine…

Japanese optical fibre based internet provider Hikari have created what they are claiming to be the world’s first optical Rube Goldberg machine, first or not it is spectacular. Demonstrating the mesmerising effects of light the contraption is as stunning as it is fiendishly clever.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the photonic contraption that demonstrates the power of light. Bending, bouncing and splitting light to drive the machine to its ultimate finale. Sit back, relax and let the light show begin.

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Top Gear F1 versus Supercar versus Motorbike Race…

At the recent Top Gear Festival in Australia the inaugural triple discipline race was hosted. Featuring three of Red Bulls Racing’s finest high speed machines and drivers all doing battle for supremacy in speed. In the F1 car Mark Webber must lap Jamie Whincup in the V8 Supercar and Cassey Stoner on the Superbike to win, three Australian champions driving Red Bulls finest.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the race that squarely answered the question of which is faster F1, V8 or Superbike. So sit back, relax and put the pedal to the metal this ones a ripper.

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Nao Robot Learns To Drive, Now Needs To Learn How To Flip Off Other Drivers…

While Google’s self driving car is the obvious way to remove the human driver from the equation there is a far cooler way to do it, teach a humanoid robot to drive a normal car like we do. The Nao robot has this week learned to do just that, driving a little mini BMW Z4 around, avoiding obstacles and reversing like a champ.

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Brusspup and the Incredible T-Rex Illusion…

Brusspup returns once more with an optical illusion to fascinate and amaze. Capturing out attention this time around is the T-Rex illusion, an illusion that will twist your mind.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the cleverly constructed cardboard contraption designed to stimulate the old grey matter. Sit back, relax and remember not to trust your eyes.

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