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Pocket USB charger juices 4 devices in a flash [Deals]

Carrying around a bunch of mobile devices means a bunch of ways to run out of power. And in an already crowded bag, carrying enough chargers just adds to the bulkiness.<p>Take a look at Just Mobile AluCharge. It bills itself as the world’s slimmest USB charger, less than 3/4 of an inch thick. That’s …

WA GovNext

Smart Government Solutions<p>With a high level of engagement with Government and broad portfolio of services and solutions, NEC Australia is uniquely …

Learn How to Tie the Zip Tie-Like Constrictor Knot With This Video

Knots may seem like an old-fashioned skill to learn, but they can actually be really helpful in a lot of situations. This video will teach you how to …

YouTube

Gorgeous Short Film Shows a Young Man Finding Hope in the Ruins of Earth

<i>Sumer</i> is an award-winning short film which takes place in a future where all life has perished, and a few humans scrabble for survival in the last …

Countdown Adds a Simple Timer to Your Menu Bar

Mac: Sometimes, you just need a quickly accessible timer. Countdown is a Mac app that does just that.<p>Countdown lives in your menu bar, where you can …

Apps

This Video Teaches You the Basics of Making Small Talk

Small talk is an abhorrent chore to most people. Yet, chances are, most of the non-family relationships you’ve built started with small talk. It’s a …

Build Your Own Motion Controlled Cabinet Lights

If you have a place in your house where the lighting is pretty bad, sticking a little LED light on the underside of a cabinet or on a wall is a great …

This video about space and life is so inspiring

Supersymmetry is a short film made by Trent Jaklitsch as an ode to his father. But really, it's an inspirational tale for all of us. Using personal …

Archives

You Have To Watch These Naked People Completely Covered In Honey (NSFW)

Behold the amazing photography of Black Little. This outstanding series belong to his latest monograph, called <i>Preservation.</i> It opens today at the …

Read my new favourite poem: The Quitter, by Robert Service virg.in/qit

Short Film: Brain Hacker Proves That God Is Just A Cerebral Malfunction

This cool short film by British director Joseph White starts off with a very interesting premise: A brain hacker discovers that certain images can …

How to Make XBMC Easier to Use (Especially for Non-Geeks)

So you've created a kickass, play-anything media center with XBMC, but it's a too hard for your less tech-savvy friends and family members to use. …

Raspberry Pi

Pro Tools Is Releasing a Free Version of Its Legendary Audio Software

Pro Tools is the industry standard for digital audio production, but if you wanna get with the pros, you've always had to pay. No longer! Now, …

Music Production

5 short films that will blow your mind during your daily subway ride

Okay, so we live in something of a great time for epic movie storytelling — where a combination of the home video market, multiplex theaters, and multi-part franchises mean that filmmakers are no longer pressured to squeeze giant stories into single 90-minute movies.<p>But while that’s all well and …

Our deepest darkest fears turned into terrifying cartoons

We all have deep dark fears that are almost always irrational and probably rooted from our childhood and most likely festered when we were alone and …

Animation

Guy Wakes Up With A Hole In His Skull—And Finds Something Gross Inside

You'll have to forgive the morbid short comedy <i>The Grey Matter</i> a few dozen puns, but it makes up for it by being deliciously macabre. A working stiff …

An extreme case of how some people use social media to get attention

<i>Remember Me</i> is a typical boy-cheats-on-girl story that turns into a surprising tale of someone so narcissistic that he would do anything to get …

How to Install Epoxy Garage Floor Coating

Your garage stores thousands of dollars in vehicles, tools, and who knows what else. Give it some love by installing a protective epoxy floor coating …

A must-watch 4-minute explainer of the entire Tolkien universe

<i>J. R. R. Tolkien's posthumous The Silmarillion</i> describes the universe where <i>The Hobbit</i> and <i>The Lord of the Rings</i> take place. It has all the secrets of …

Literature

Pop Danthology: 2014's Best Pop Music Mashup Is Finally Here

Stop, look and listen. Those are your instructions right now, because Daniel Kim's annual Pop Danthology mashup has just dropped, and it's …

DIY electric train lets you build your own Polar Express

For the kid expecting a Lionel model train set under the Christmas tree, unwrapping a pack of copper wire, a couple of magnets and a battery is sure to disappoint.<p>But show them how to make a train out of those items, and you just might spark their curiosity and instill a love of science. Now that’s …

How to build a gaming Hackintosh on the cheap: assembly

Now that we’ve got all the parts for our Hackintosh, it’s time to put them all together. This is the really fun part of this project: You’re turning processors and chips and motherboards into a working computer that’s going to do all kinds of things for you.<p>You’ll get an incredible sense of …

The Most Amazing And Inspiring Vision Of The Future I've Ever Seen

None of the countless science fiction movies and documentaries about the future of humanity I've ever seen were as inspiring, beautiful, and …

10 Steps To Conquering Information Overload

We’ve all heard the phrase “information overload.”<p>It reminds us of tweets, texts, emails, the endless stream of interesting articles on Facebook, those viral videos we can’t help but click on, the numerous phone photos and videos we take, Secret posts, fleeting Snapchat photos and more.<p>But actually …

Blizzard's Overwatch short film is worthy of Pixar

Blizzard announced their new game today. Its name is <i>Overwatch</i> and, looking at the short film—they call it trailer, but it <i>is</i> a short—they could …

Overwatch

What the hell did I just watch? [NSFW]

Directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (aka Daniels) had a huge hit earlier this year with their video for Dj Snake and Lil Jon's <i>Turn Down For</i> …

Short Films

See Adorable, Bumbling Attempts to Make History in the Minions Trailer

If you wondered where <i>Despicable Me</i>'s minions came from, what their motivations are, or their history, then this trailer has all your answers. Extra …

Photographer Transforms Women Into Beautiful Metallic Statues [NSFW]

Italian Photographer Guido Argentini hired some dancers, gymnasts and aerialists, coated them in silver paint, and ended up with this beautiful …