Don’t lift a finger this Christmas with the tree you decorate via app

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The unbelievably raunchy first dual screen ad that’s turning heads

Renowned provocateurs Durex have turned heads once again with the world’s first dual screen film, which follows the voyeuristic journey of a mail boy delivering condoms to an apartment complex full of people having fun. Users are able to uncover the ad’s “alternative view” of each of the scenes by pointing their phone with the Durex app enabled at their TV or computer screen. You can view the ad here, but we strongly advise you to not to use the app if at work!

Viral video of the week

This hilarious Lego recreation of the Star Wars VII trailer is genius

Earlier this week, fans of the mega popular Star Wars franchise were treated to an 88-second teaser for the latest instalment, The Force Awakens. Predictably, the Internet was awash with parodies not long after. At the top of the pile is this hilarious scene-by-scene Lego recreation, featuring an entirely square desert landscape, badly-rendered flying animations and a comically-large lightsaber made out of ambulance lights.

Tv ratings

News comes out on top as tributes to Hughes flow

National – Free to Air Station Audience
Nine News – Thu Ch 9 1,104,000
Seven News – Sun Ch 7 1,082,000
Nine News – Sun Ch 9 1,066,000
Dancing With The Stars – Tue Ch 7 1,066,000
The Big Bang Theory – Mon Ch 9 1,055,000
Nine News – Tue Ch 9 1,044,000
Nine News – Wed Ch 9 1,039,000
Nine News – Mon Ch 9 1,022,000
Nine News – Mon Ch 9 1,018,000
Seven News – Mon Ch 7 1,008,000
24/11/14 – 30/11/14


You’ll be amazed by how bad the worst product ever made really is

After earning close to a million dollars in support via Kickstarter, Logbar’s ‘Ring’ product was set to be one of the most promising wearables of 2014, boasting the ability to tweet, text, alter house lighting and volume with simple gestures. However, the reality of Ring is a sluggish, completely unwearable ‘wearable’ product that doesn’t perform most of its promised functions, rarely responds to gesturing and charges via its ‘wireless’ unit which, ironically, plugs into the wall. Resultantly, Ring has been branded the worst product ever made, and we agree – or, at least, we certainly can’t think of anything worse. Check it out here.

App of the week

Meet the world’s first beer oracle that can predict your taste perfectly

The task of buying a bottle of wine can be a daunting one when confronted with the endless rows of choice. To help cut through the clutter and make sure your decision is perfect each and every time comes the Next Glass app. Using a custom-made taste profile established by entering your favourite flavours and textures, the app cross-references its database of 23,000 bottles of wine and beer to help make the choice best suited to you.

Don’t lift a finger this Christmas with the tree you decorate via app

To gear up for the silly season, Japanese digital art collective teamLab came up with The Crystal Tree, an interactive Christmas tree display that allows visitors to decorate it in real time using the accompanying app. Using a few taps, viewers can dress the tree in a range of ornaments and light configurations. The 3D tree uses 4D animation to create the experience, tailored for the Canal City Christmas celebration.

Website of the week

Is this the world’s most beautiful scrolling website?

When we’re caught up in the Monday morning grind, the first thing on our minds is often getting that first caffeine hit, irrespective of where it comes from or how it’s brewed. For Better Coffee wants to change that with its jaw-dropping step-by-step interactive guide to making the perfect cup. Even if you aren’t a caf-fiend like the best of us, you have to check out the website (viewable here).

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