The Anatomy Of Toys

For the most part, toys are taken for granted. They’re bought, they’re played with. When they’re broken, they get tossed out in favour of new ones. It’s time someone takes the time to appreciate toys. With x-ray. Sydney-based commercial photographer Brendan Fitzpatrick has done just that — using x-ray as is “invisible light” to photograph toys, contrasted with various colours — revealing the intricate mazes of wiring, motors and batteries. Hit his website to view more of his work.

Definitely geeky.

What toys did you play with when you were young The Toys Dad Played With As A Kid “When I was your age, all I had to play with was…” Sound familiar? Read More ? One of these The Most Popular Holiday Toys From The Past 50 Years Here’s a look back at some of the most popular holiday toys from the past fifty years. Do some of them bring back memories? Read More ?

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These Movies Posters Will Make You Wish The Sequels Were Real

Surely you know of some movies that you wish would get a sequel 5 Sims That Really Deserve a Sequel Now While you bounced plumbers around collecting coins, I was constructing glorious empires, establishing global trade networks and wrangling with the world of corporate financing. Read More . We all have our favorites, but some movies wrap things up in such a way that a sequel just isn’t possible. In other cases, the business Manage Your Business For Better Results With Intellinote Whatever your needs – be it a business or otherwise – Intellinote empowers corporate, technical and creative individuals who need a powerful, collaborative solution to get the job done. Read More  of the movie business prevents a new release from coming along.

Whatever the reason, the images in the IAm8Bit gallery called SEQUEL are imagining what the movie posters for these sequels that will never happen might look like. Many of them are downright gorgeous. Check out a sample below, and if you want to see them in person, head to the gallery in LA before November 23. Can’t get to LA? Well you can also buy prints of the ones you like best.

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Spaceballs III: The Search for Spaceballs II by Nikkolas Smith
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Bigger Trouble in Little China by Sam Spina
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Fight Club: The 2nd Rule by Kaz Oomori
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Batman 2 by Marco D’Alfonso
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Titanic 2: Above Zero by Pavel Fuksa
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Cowboy Bebop II by Nimit Malavia
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The Goonies & the Legend of Sasquatch by Rich Rayburn

What Would The Stuff Your Smartphone Can Do Cost In 1985?

Your smartphone Your Chinese Smartphone Might Have A Serious Security Problem A recently discovered vulnerability in many budget Chinese handsets, which could allow an attacker to gain root access, is currently a threat to owners of Android 4.4 KitKat devices Read More can do a lot. It’s easy to take for granted just how many things you can do with the small computer that’s in your pocket 4 Ways Your Smartphone Will Drive Smart Home Technologies Smart home technology is still very much a niche interest; but that could soon change because of the humble smartphone you have in your pocket. Here’s why. Read More .

The infographic below attempts to put it all into perspective by breaking down how much many of the functions a smartphone performs would cost in 1985.

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What Is Eating Up The World’s Bandwidth?

Here’s an interesting bit of trivia: streaming services make up 65 percent of all Internet traffic during peak hours, one third of which is attributed to Netflix. According to this infograph by WhoIsHostingThis.com, Internet traffic will probably surpass the zettabyte threshold – or 83 exabytes per month – in 2015. By 2017, that figure will rise to 120 exabytes a month.

How do you use the Internet bandwidth in your household?

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Do You Know How To Dispose Of Your Old Electronics?

Getting rid of electronics isn’t as simple as just taking them to the landfill Beware These 8 Security Issues When Recycling Hardware Recycling old hardware is a good idea, but you don’t want to give away personal data. Consider these security concerns before getting rid of your hardware, and see what you can do about them. Read More and leaving them. You also can’t just leave them in the recycling bin with your cans, bottles, and papers.

Nope, recycling electronics properly isn’t that simple. But it’s doable, and it’s important! Check out the infographic below for everything you need to know about getting rid of your electronic devices properly.

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The Evolution Of Gaming Consoles (1969 – 2013)

Did you know that the very first gaming console to make use of a CD-ROM was released in 1987? Do you know what it was called? What’s the best selling gaming console in history? Which was the first gaming console to feature full-colour output, sound and cartridge-based games? Look for the answers in this detailed and interesting infograph on the evolution of gaming consoles!

How many of these gaming consoles have you owned?

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