The Katering Show Tests the Thermomix, Hilarous…

The two Kates are back cooking comedy in the kitchen once more. With their cool dry wit on display our favourite chefs named Kate are getting sweaty testing out the Thermomix multipurpose kitchen appliance.

The Thermomix is of course the must have cooking gadget of the moment, the gadget that does more than any must have gadget before it. Slicing, dicing, mixing and dispensing is only the beginning. It can also microwave, weigh ingredients, cool like an ice bucket and do $2000 damage to your bank account.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the hilarious Thermomix episode of the Katering Show. Be warned Kate McCartney and Kate McLennan talking hot wet rice may just change the way you see the kitchen forever. Sit back, relax and be sure to have your laughing pants on for this one.

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The Center Bar 3D LED Display at the SLS Las Vegas…

Las Vegas is the adult’s only city of lights that will entertain and amaze all visitors. Although this does make trying to capture the attention of new visitors to Las Vegas an ever increasing challenge for the hotels and casinos that call Vegas home.

The SLS Hotel (formerly the Sahara) has many such attention catching sights; the LED display floating above the Centre Bar is one such sight that is sure to amaze. Floating above the bar and visible to all who walk into the hotel is the golden 3D face animation, a display that attracts endless streams of viewers.

Designed and built by Daktronics the golden face is actually part high tech display and part optical illusion, a forced perspective display that is only visible from just the right angle. The installation uses 2.1 million colour LED’s spaced at 6mm intervals to create a seemingly 3D animation. Unlike an LED cube the Daktoniks installation actually places the LED’s around the inside surface of the clear box that contains it.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is one of the many amazing sights that visitors to Las Vegas can enjoy. A stunning execution of technology matched with artistic talent in order to produce an awesome high-tech display. Sit back, relax and prepare to be amazed by LED’s.

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The Russian Tesla Lightning Towers…

Electricity is the lifeblood of the modern wired world but electricity is not your friend, it will kill you at the first opportunity that you give it. This is especially true for high voltage electricity. In order to make working with electricity as safe as possible it is necessary to test its effects and behaviour under various circumstances.

To this end the Russian Electrical Engineering Institute constructed one hell of a test facility. 40 kilometres west of Moscow is the sleepy town of Istra and the High Voltage Marx and Tesla Generators Research Facility that is able generate and fire high voltage lightning bolts at will. Opened in the late 70’s and still in use to this day the facility is based on work done by the electrical genius Nikola Tesla, Erwin Otto Marx and Vladimir Arkadyev.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is one of the largest lightning test facilities in the world, a test facility able to explode trees and make your hairs stand on end, a facility able to throw lightning bolts like a Nordic god. So sit back, relax and prepare to be struck by lightning’s impressive power.

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The Power of a Mini Arc Furnace, Metal Melting Madness…

The King of Random Grant Thompson has been putting his DIY skills to work once more and this time he has emerged from his man shed with a working home-made mini arc furnace. With the ability to generate temperatures in the thousands of degrees the plasma arc torch at the heart of the furnace is one of the modern tools that has allowed much of our current technological advancement to continue. A tool that allows us to create and work with new and more advanced metals.

Presented for your pleasure is the mini arc furnace in action reducing solid metal into liquid within the blink of an eye. Remember when trying this at home to have all fire safety precautions in place. Sit back, relax and prepare for the sparks to fly, this one is spectacular.

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Windows 365, the First Cloud Based Operating System Explained…

The cloud may seem like a mystery to many but it is simply the ability to do work remotely, think of it as the ability to outsource a computers workload and storage. While the cloud revolution has already begun for IT departments and people that run servers the cloud revolution for consumer electronics is yet to begin. This is Windows 365, the operating system that will kick off the consumer electronics cloud revolution.

Much of the speculation of Microsoft’s next generation Operating System has been fuelled by a patent lodged by Microsoft. The patent was first noted by a regular reader of the website NeoWin and gives many hints on the future and at the same time gives no solid details of future products.

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People Acting Like Dogs at a Dog Park…

In an effort to encourage everyone to consider adopting a shelter dog A2F Pictures have put together the hilarious film ‘People Acting Like Dogs at a Dog Park’. A little film that reminds us that there is not so much difference between man and his best friend, especially when it comes to having fun at the park.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the hilarious yet somehow not unnatural little skit, hell it looks like one hell of a fun way to spend the day at the park. Sit back, relax and prepare to chase the ball, go on get the ball, where’s the ball?

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The Owl Dance-Off, Just Too Cool…

Wildlife photographer Megan Lorenz knows natural talent when she spots it and recently two burrowing owls caught her eye with their most unusual talents. Owls are well-known for their incredible talents, acute hearing and pin sharp eyesight for example but who knew Owls could dance like superstars.

Presented for your viewing pleasure are two of the coolest dancing owls to hit YouTube, two owls that know how shake their booty in time to a funky beat. Sit back, relax and prepare to chuckle.

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SDO Celebrates Five Years Starring at the Sun…

The Solar Dynamics Observatory celebrated its 5th birthday on February 11 and NASA has put together two spectacular videos to celebrate the occasion.

While spending 5 years starring at the Sun may not be everyone’s idea of fun SDO has provided us with an unprecedented view of the star at the heart of our solar system. SDO has the best seat in the house when it comes to capturing the amazing and captivating images that help us to expand our understanding of our solar system.

Presented for your viewing pleasure are the stunning videos captured during SDO’s first five years, videos of our living sun in action. Sit back, relax and prepare to be amazed by the stunning solar show.

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Apple’s Next Big Thing: iWatch, iCar or a 55inch iMac Perhaps?..

After reporting record earnings made on the back of record iPhone sales many are now wondering how Apple will maintain these record breaking numbers. What new product will help Apple to pass the incredible $19 billion profit mark for a single quarter? What will be Apple’s next big thing?

For a product to make it into the Next Big Thing (NBT) category it must be a game changer, it must take something ordinary and make it amazing. Think iPod, iPhone and iPad, all must have devices that revolutionized their segments and all segments that were due for a revolution.

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