F1 drivers spend their days behind the wheel of some of the world’s fastest four wheeled speed machines which has the unfortunate side effect of making other cars simply a form of transport. These not so easily impressed professional drivers are rarely thrilled by thrashing even the sportiest of sport cars. Ferrari however may have created an exception to this rule as Sebastian Vettel can attest. One spin around the track in the FXX K was enough to cause Vettel to utter the helmet muffled words ‘Mamma mia! It goes like a rocket.’
Rumours have been swirling around the wobbly web that suggest NVIDIA will soon be releasing the next generation Shield tablet, a tablet based on the brand new Tegra X1 chip that’s capable of delivering a Teraflop of processing power.
Helping to further whip the net into a frenzy NVIDIA this week sent out invites for a mysterious media event on the 3rd of March in San Francisco. It is expected that NVIDIA will announce the release date of the new Shield, some rumours suggest the release date will be as early as the 17th of March while other whispers are suggesting the new X1 Shield may appear as late as June 2015.
Will the Shield be the first product to use the X1 chipset and become the first Teraflop tablet? Will the world’s first Teraflop tablet be a Q1 or Q2 product? Hopefully NVIDIA will answer these questions and more on March 3rd.
Projecting images on a grand scale is becoming a standard practice, with every conceivable indoor and outdoor structure tested as a target for high powered projectors PointCloud Media dared to ask ‘What about Water?’ The question was answered in stunning style at the Sheraton Hotel Waikiki when a Raylight 4D system illuminated the hotels pools.
PointCloud Media installed 5 x 40K and 2 x 20k projectors to generate a nearly 20 megapixel image that uses the characteristics of water to great effect. It just seems so logical, an empty swimming pool at night, a projector, just add fish animations and its job done.
Presented for your viewing pleasure are the spectacular results of imaginative minds, two videos that capture an unexpected illusion. Sit back, relax and let the water show begin.
The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and the 2015 Nismo Nissan GT-R both represent the solution to the problem of speed taken from completely different angles, both are completely different and both spectacular. They could also both be considered bargain supercars, performance without such a steep price tag, still out of the reach of most but just slightly out of reach.
Motor Trends have taken both supercars out for a test drive and the results are surprising on both parts. Presented for your viewing pleasure is the test drive video that just happens to include two of our favourite everyday supercars. Sit back, relax and remember to buckle up in the back, these are g machines.
YouTube is fast approaching its 10th birthday, 14th of February 2015, and in 10 short years it has revolutionized entertainment, putting the power to be a star in everyone’s hands. In 10 short years the new Tube has managed to capture a short film version of every aspect of our lives, from the everyday to the extraordinary. Things you wouldn’t believe were real unless you saw it for yourself on the Tube.
Slap fighting is one of those things that you may not believe is real, but real it is, and there is even a history going back many thousands of years. The original slap fighting occurs as part of a sport known as Kabbadi, the national sport of Bangladesh and also played in India’s south, on the beaches especially. Basically like a team version of tag you start with players split into two teams who take turns to tag out players on the other side. When only two players are left in the circle a slap fight can quickly erupt. It’s actually far funnier than it sounds.
Then there is the American version of slap fighting and as always it’s a sport that sprang from a drinking game. Organised groups of slap combatants line up to slap and be slapped. Recently one competition experienced the ultimate win / fail slap match, just depends which end of the slap you’re on.
Presented for your viewing pleasure are two versions of slap fighting from around world, brought to you by the modern marvel that is YouTube. Sit back, relax and please don’t try this at home, these are trained professional athletes.
If you see Romeo versus Juliet a thousand times it turns out the same each time but sport is different, sports is a night out with a surprising finish every time. A form of entertainment that is as popular as ever. While the games might stay pretty much the same the stadiums are evolving fast. Forget safety or lavatories the latest mind blowing addition to any great stadium is 3D Projection, a new talent that brings the court or rink to life in spectacular fashion.
Many stadiums throughout the US and Canada are being upgraded with projection capabilities, the start of 2015 saw nearly 50 in the US alone. The Atlanta Hawks home the Philips Arena and The Toronto Maple Leafs home the Air Canada Centre are two of the best examples of this technology executed spectacularly. Which is the best is hard to say, watch both videos and you decide.
The hand puppet with a faecal fascination Triumph the Insult Comic Dog finally has a weekly show and the first episode airs on AdultSwim in two weeks. Starting on the 20th of Feb (11:30) Friday late-night viewing is going to get hilarious.
The Jack and Triumph Show sees Jack McBrayer and Triumph team once more for a weekly experiment in comedy. Jack and Triumph play ex sitcom stars of a Lassie like show, Triumph playing the part of Lassie. They’ve made it on the small screen but can they survive the streets? Can Triumph go too far this time? Will Jack McBrayer slap the hand or keep his cool. Answers will have to wait for the twentieth when we will all be insulted in every kind of way.
Taking dubstep in a whole new crazy direction the latest track released by Skrillex has won many new fans and caused much consternation amongst his fans. Not that he minds shaking things up at all, this is after all what dubstep is all about.
The film clip has been put together by Skillex’s favourite directors French artists / directors Fluer and Manu and it was no mistake that it was released on Groundhog Day, a day that has has never been as funny as it is portrayed in the music video.
Presented for your viewing and listening pleasure is the latest track lifted from ‘Recess’, the first full length album by Skrillex. Don’t even try to tap your toes to this one as it may just lead to some type of brain aneurysm.
Science fiction is transforming into reality at an unprecedented pace. Fans of science-fiction and Call of Duty will recognise the TALOS Revision suit that endows soldiers with superhuman abilities. Thanks to DARPA this super suit will soon be a reality.
Giving the world a preview of what is to come Revision Military have this week released a video highlighting the possibilities of TALOS with their suit called Revision. The Canadian based company is already hard at work developing many of the technologies that may eventually appear in a TALOS prototype, a prototype that DARPA is hoping will become a reality with the Mark 5 suit in 2018.
The perceived anonymity allowed by social media has a dark side, people can at times turn off their filters and go for the laughs, even if it is mean to the extreme. Taking this nasty observation to heart Jimmy Kimmel has turned it into comedy gold by encouraging celebrities to own the criticism, in the process creating the ongoing comedy bit that is Celebrities Reading Mean Tweets.
Back for another episode Jimmy Kimmel has released a new edition of mean tweets, this time presenting musicians reading the venomous tweets. For this hilarious episode stepping up to be take the blows dealt out by the twittersphere are Josh Groban, Drake, Lady Gaga, Sam Smith, Jessie J, Blake Shelton, Haim, Wiz Khalifa, Ed Sheeran, Iggy Azalea, Pitbull, Sia, Childish Gambino, Britney Spears, Ariana Grande, Jason Aldean, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Katy Perry and Psy.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is a cold slap in the face to many of the world’s most popular artists, a slap guaranteed to make you laugh your ass off. Sit back, relax and be sure to have your laughing pants on, this one will stretch ordinary pants to their limits.