Everything Wrong With The Matrix (Just Kidding, The Matrix is Perfect)

Yes, this 12-minute video expertly dissects all of the inconsistencies, logical fallacies, and plot conveniences that plague 1999's The Matrix. But what it fails to take into consideration is that The Matrix is perfect, and no amount of nitpicking will ever change that. Read More >>

There are 1000x More Ways to Knot a Tie Than We Thought

You've got your Windsor, your half-Windsor, and... well, that's pretty much it, isn't it? Except, of course, for the 168,998 other ways that science has determined it's possible to knot a tie. That's a thousand times more than we previously thought. All it took to figure it out was a repeat viewing of The Matrix Reloaded. Read More >>

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Playing with Your Dogs in Matrix-style Bullet Time Looks So Fun

Slow motion and Matrix-style bullet time was invented for this and this only: dogs. As in playing with dogs and recording them in bullet time with 52 GoPro cameras set up to freeze time. The video itself is already fun (if you have a heart) but the behind the scenes footage is almost just as interesting (if you like cameras). Read More >>

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How to Stop Time With a Ceiling Fan, Two Torches and a Camera

Remember the now-ubiquitous bullet time effect in the Matrix? That technique requires dozens of cameras and other expensive gear, but JPL engineer, inventor and Gizmodo friend Mark Rober, figured out how to do it for just a few quid. Read More >>

A PS3 For Just £125 Is Your "Who Needs a Stinking Wii U" Deal of the Day

The console wars are hotting up as Christmas approaches, and if you're in the market for a new Sony PlayStation 3, you probably won't come across one that's as cheap as this. Read More >>

A 16GB Nexus 7 For £180 Is Your Absolute-Steal Deal of the Day

It hasn't been around all that long, but Google's Nexus 7 tablet is already in the driving seat in the race to be crowned as the official unofficial 'iPad killer', whatever the hell that means. Read More >>

Scientists Have Wired a Cockroach, Matrix-Style

Cripes, why don't we just hand the planet over to the robots already? Things were bad with the self-controlling war machines and computers capable of destroying our greatest trivia minds, but now we've invented biological electricity harvesters. Might as well build a fleet of Squids while we're at it. Read More >>


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