Dominoes with Bricks, the Aussie Way…

Domino displays often involve 1000’s of coloured plastic tabs but in Australia we do things a little differently, take the Domino’s with Bricks video for example. A lesson in doing things differently the brickies in today’s video take all of the chain reaction brilliance of a domino display and combine it with the practicality of a house brick. Even the ending is a little different and just a little brilliant.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the simplest and most stunning over sized domino display of 2016. Only let down by the fact that no-one in the world wants to turn their smartphone sideways when filming or taking pictures. Sit back relax and prepare to be strangely satisfied by bricks falling over in a controlled fashion.

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Super Mario Bros Animated with Rubik’s Cubes, Flashback Warning…

Carefully blending two monsters of the 80’s, Mario Brothers and the Rubik’s cube, is no easy feat but to do it in such a smile inducing way is pure genius. Hell even the stop frame animation style is right out of an 80’s Peter Gabriel music video, Sledgehammer anyone.

The video was originally carefully crafted as part of the 30th anniversary celebrations for Super Mario Bros, an iconic game by any standard released right smack in the middle of the 80’s, September 13, 1985.

Presented for you viewing pleasure is the animation that uses Rubik’s cubes as pixels to bring Super Mario Bros to life in a whole new way. Sit back relax and prepare for grinning to begin.

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Drone Powered Human Flight…

Casey Neistat, man about town and YouTube personality has returned once again to stun us with the world’s longest selfie. In all seriousness this time around he’s put together one hell of a drone, a stunning work of technological largess that screams adrenaline on a new scale.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is Casey Neistat’s latest personal transportation idea, an idea we can actually see taking off. With 16 large blades and more people chopping potential than a room full of running whipper snippers you know this one will be thrilling from the outset. Sit back relax and hang on tight as drone powered human flight becomes a thing, largely thanks to the inaugural flight of the Neistat Chopper.

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Method-1: The South Korean Mech Warrior

The age of the Mech Warrior draws near. An age that will see human piloted giant robots doing battle, in the arena of course. South Korea is the latest country to throw its hat into the Mech Warrior ring. Developed by South Korea robotics manufacturer Korea Future Technology the Method-1 is a futurist dream come true. The future before your eyes.

America and Japan are already locked in a death stare ready for their giant robots to test each other’s metal, once enough money can be kickstarted. It turns out that shipping costs alone are a killer when dealing with giant robots. The battle has been postponed once but with a third opponent things only get more interesting.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the latest giant robot to emerge from a laboratory. The Method-1 with its nimble frame and dexterous limbs taking its first steps. Sit back relax and prepare to do battle from a mobile couch suit, hell add a fridge and I’ll call it home.

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Blade Runner 2049, Are You Ready?

Set 30 years after Deckard’s final mission retiring skin jobs Blade Runner 2049 introduces a new Blade Runner, Ryan Gosling is LAPD Officer K. Harbouring a secret, he is sent on a journey to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford returns) and save what is left of his world.

The moody atmosphere and dystopian high tech world seem to have been kept intact for 2049 which may be down to Ridley Scott putting his executive producer hat on for the film. It could also simply be director Denis Villeneuve’s style, his previous films include Prisoners, Sicario and Arrival. Either way it is an essential ingredient for the follow up to Blade Runner.

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Vampire II: Bringing the Amiga Back Again…

The Commodore Amiga is one of many iconic computers to dot our rich computing past, especially for children of the 80’s. Fans of the iconic Amiga have been excited of late with talk of a new accelerator that is turning dusty old Amiga hardware into blisteringly fast internet connected retro gaming machines.

The fastest running Amiga hardware on the planet at the moment is a Vampire II equipped Amiga 500 or 600. The Vampire A600 V2 and the A500 V2+ accelerator kits are transforming the slowest of all the Amiga’s into retro gaming legends, one card at a time.

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The LG 55B6T OLED TV Review, My Favourite New Thing…

Here at Highpants HQ televisions are one of the many windows to the digital world, let’s just say we see a lot of flat panels in the course of a day. In the spirit of improving the fidelity of information we view it was time for an upgrade. So with the old 55-inch LCD TV looking a little long in the tooth we set out to find the best damn TV money could buy, without requiring a mortgage of course.

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The AMD Ryzen Desktop CPU: Has AMD Got Game?

Masters of silicon AMD are attempting to rise from the ashes of the disaster that was the Bulldozer, and their phoenix is named Ryzen. This week AMD begun to formally introduce the world to their brand new Ryzen phoenix CPU, the first product to use the new Zen core design (code named Summit Ridge). A new CPU that will see the return of the CPU wars if AMD’s performance claims live up to expectation. Can Ryzen really compete with the mighty i7-6900K? A CPU that retails for $1100!

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