Dubai is known in some circle as the Las Vegas of the Middle East. Why? I am not completely sure but probably because of how many tourists visit the city every year. It definitely isn’t because of similar terrain.
In any case, we have shared photos of Dubai in the [...]Read More »
With so many hacking incidents hitting the headlines recently, and with many of them being blamed (directly or indirectly) on Chinese hackers, it was only a matter of time before someone cooked up a joke about it all, right? Well that time has arrived, and while the comic isn’t stomach-wrenching [...]Read More »
‘Clouded leopards’ look awesome, regardless of if you like big cats or not [Amazing Photo of the Day]
In the past I have been (playfully) accused of being overly obsessive with big cats. I denied it and, to prove my innocence, I stopped posting about big cats for a while. You know, like five days. Maybe.
Oh screw it. I’m lying. I didn’t actually purposefully stop posting about [...]Read More »
Okay, before everyone gets all anti-war or pro-armed-forces on me, let me say this isn’t a post about war or soldiers or fighting. This is a post about a joke. A joke written by a new recruit to the army (presumably US Army). So put your bickering aside and laugh [...]Read More »
Sometimes the comics we feature on dotTech are funny; other times, they are not. Today I have a comic that I am sure will make you laugh. I quite literally laughed out loud when I read it.
Before I show you the comic, let me explain the background of the [...]Read More »
Maybe I am the oddball here (okay, I am most definitely the oddball here) but I never, ever learned how to build a snowman. To this day I don’t know how to build a snowman. And it isn’t because I have never lived in places where it snows. I just [...]Read More »
Here is something a little offbeat for your Sunday.
The following two quick videos (less than three minutes each) that spill out a bunch of interesting facts that I bet you did not know. Check them out:
…How many people actually held their breath at the end of the first [...]Read More »
You have a head (I hope). I have a head (hang on, let me double check… yep, still there). What if, instead of a head, you had iPads? What would you look like? How would you see? How would people react? Could people start playing Angry Birds on your face? [...]Read More »
Anyone that has been to a South American, Africa, or Asian country (or to the shady parts of some towns in European and American cities) knows how prevalent bootleg movies are. Literally for dimes on the dollar you can grab movies (Hollywood, Bollywood, European, Asian, etc.) that would otherwise cost [...]Read More »
If you are reading dotTech, you are a geek. You may not know it, but you are. That doesn’t mean you are necessarily a hardcore geek, but the fact that you are reading a tech blog means there is some geek inside you. Want to know how to test your [...]Read More »
It takes a lot of guts to get inside the ‘Cage of Death’, a pool with a crocodile [Amazing Photo of the Day]
Last month we saw some photos and a video of man who spent time with polar bears, a man who came face-to-face with one in fact (with thick glass in between, of course). Today I have something similar to share with you, except this time it has to do with [...]Read More »
As dotTech has reported, RIM has had a busy few days. Not only is RIM no longer RIM but rather ‘BlackBerry’, RIM also introduced a brand new mobile operating system (BlackBerry 10) and two brand new phones, BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10.
Because of BlackBerry’s history and current uphill battle, [...]Read More »
Aside from Norwegians and oil, what is something found in abundance in Norway? Snow (and, consequently, ice). So what to do with all that snow and ice? How about… build an ice and snow hotel!
The following is Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel in Alta, Norway. It is a 2000 square feet, [...]Read More »
How many dotTechies are married? My guess is a good majority of us are. I am and, as I have made so ever abundantly clear, I have the best, most beautiful wife in the world. (Sorry guys, the truth hurts.) And I’m not just saying that because she will (might) [...]Read More »
Okay, before I share today’s find with you, let me say that, when I first came across this, I was astonished and swore it was some sort of photoshopped trick. However, the Pacific barreleye fish is real and it really has a transparent head. Here is how National Geographic describes [...]Read More »
Most people are in support of helping homeless people, whether that be via direct monetary aid, giving food, or support food banks/kitchens. Check out the following video that shows a… unique… way to feed the homeless. A bit of commentary on this method after the video. Check it out:
…I [...]Read More »
You have not seen purple until you have seen these lavender fields in France [Amazing Photo of the Day]
Aside from French kissing, french fries, and french toast (which, by the way, the latter two are not French), what are the French known for? *Controls urge to make racist (?) French joke* The Eiffel Tower? Check. A president who divorces his wife and marries a supermodel while in office? [...]Read More »
Want to know what it is like to drive on the Moon? This real video of Apollo 16 lunar mission shows you [Video]
When you think of something like driving on the Moon, I’m sure the first thing that pops in your mind is: “in movies only”. Wrong! As luck (hard work?) may have it, humans have actually been to the moon (unless you believe in conspiracy theories) and humans have actually driven [...]Read More »
We have already seen a scientifically-backed hypothesis that technology has made us more stupid. Maybe one of the reasons why we are more stupid is because technology gets between us and our daily dose of sleep. I mean, how many people actually go to bed when they go to bed? [...]Read More »
Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo is one of the largest aquariums in the world [Amazing Photo of the Day]
Are sea animals your thing? Do you like spending time with da’ fishes? Having conversations with dolphins? Going for the occasional joy ride with sharks? Then Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo should be your next vacation spot. No, you won’t be able to go on joy rides per se. But [...]Read More »
Pirating, Illegal downloading, Pirating, Illegal downloading. Are they one in the same? Most people would say “yes, they are”. Personally, I would agree. However, as the following comic humorously points out, if you want people to stop illegally download copyrighted material (the ill-legality of which, by the way, varies from [...]Read More »
Taj is a 370lb Golden Bengal Tiger in Cougar Mountain Zoo in Issaquah, Washington (the state). One day a little baby girl approached his cage, placing her hands out in amazement on the glass separating the two. Instead of simply ignoring the girl or snarling at her, Taj did something [...]Read More »
Sunchaser Pictures is a small Hollywood firm run by Gavin Heffernan. Aside from short stories and regular movies, one of the things Heffernan like to do is make time-lapse videos of nature. The following is one of their most recent ones.
To capture this video, Heffernan and his crew trekked [...]Read More »
Son Doong cave is located in Vietnam close to the border of Laos. Found by a Vietnamese man named H?-Khanh in 1991 and made public by the British in 2009, Son Doong is the world’s largest cave. (Wikipedia actually describes it as “currently the biggest cave in world”, leaving room [...]Read More »
If you never believed in aliens before, the following video may change your tune. Check it out:
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I do not know about others, but when it comes to technology, I am prone to getting distracted easily. Indeed, I often find myself using my smartphone to do a specific task then end up roaming the internet for something completely unrelated, sometimes never even completing the task I originally [...]Read More »
Forget micro apartments; try living in ‘Roll it’, a home made of three cylinders [Amazing Photo of the Day]
Yesterday we shared with you an interior design of a 300 square feet micro apartment. If you found the micro apartment to be too small for your taste, then you probably won’t be found of ‘Roll it’.
Developed by two students out of University of Karlsruhe in Germany, Roll it [...]Read More »
The general idea behind human growth, as a species, is that we build upon knowledge of the people that came before us to become smarter with every passing generation. And, to some degree, this is true; we have, and we do, indeed use existing knowledge to innovate and create or [...]Read More »
Last week we saw the 420 square feet home of entrepreneur Graham Hill, the founder of TreeHugger.com. While small, the brilliance of the home was it was designed so that it actually provided Hill with eight living spaces. Want to see similar, awesomely designed and decorated ‘micro apartment’ (as they [...]Read More »
How many dotTechies live in an area of extreme cold? If you do, then you may be able to try the following at home. If you don’t, then you can just watch and be amazed. What exactly am I referring to? I’m talking about instantly turning boiling water into snow. [...]Read More »
I do not work at the patent office nor do I know of someone that works at the patent office. However, from what I hear, the patent office in the United States (and other countries, I’m sure) receive some fairly ridiculous patent claims along with accompanying prototypes. Want to see [...]Read More »
How many dotTechies have, in the past, attempted to start a blog (emphasis on “attempted”)? How many dotTechies plan on starting a blog something in the near or distant future? If you are of the former group, then you can probably relate to the following comic. If you are in [...]Read More »
Spectacular photo of a man in a wheelchair standing on his hands, upside down [Amazing Photo of the Day]
When you see a man or woman in a wheelchair, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? I will be totally honest with you; the first thing that comes to my mind is ‘disabled’. However, as the following photo shows, people in wheelchairs may be at a [...]Read More »
There are some phrases in the English language that you hear over and over. “Caught between a rock and a hard place” is one such phrase; it is so overused by now, it has become cliche yet people continue to say it… probably without even having the slightest clue as [...]Read More »