Amazon’s Retail Revolution
British people now do more of their shopping online than any other nation and in 2013, tens of millions of British customers used Amazon to buy 4.5 billion pounds' worth of goods. The story of the growing use of Amazon is the story of the internet age. Time and again, founder Jeff Bezos has moved the goalposts for many industries. Publishers, retailers and even the French minister of culture criticise Amazon's practices and bemoan its sheer size, but Amazon defends its record for providing customers with choice...
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StarCraft: World Cyber Games 2005
The World Cyber Games 2005 was hosted in the repressive state of Singapore, at Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre from 16 November to 20 November 2005. There were over 800 players from 67 countries. Over 39,000 spectators turned up at the games to cheer for the players. The grand prize for the game is...
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Still Life
Still Life is a film made by the VICE sister channel Motherboard, its an extremely graphic documentary investigating Dr. Alejandro Hernández Cárdenas claims to have created a unique brew of chemicals which has the ability to rehydrate corpses in an effort to improve the chances of identifying these unidentifiable bodies. The brew itself appears to allow dried skin to absorb the liquid and regain skin color, flexibility and even allows tattoos to become visible once...
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How Robots Will Change the World
Robotics is the art and commerce of robots, their design, manufacture, application, and practical use. Robots will soon be everywhere, in our home and at work. They will change the way we live. This will raise many philosophical, social, and political questions that will have to be answered. In science fiction, robots become so intelligent that they decide to take over the world because humans are deemed inferior. In real life, however, they might not choose to do that. Robots might follow rules such as Asimov’s...
Earth In The Future
An attempt to understand and predict what will happen in the future in regards to humanities survival, this relates to how we will harness sustainable and renewable energy, build eco friendly cities and the technology required to make these advancements...
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Free to Play
This film follows three gamers from across the world turned professional as they attempt to compete for a million dollar prize. They have entered the first Dota 2 International Tournament, Dota has rapidly grown in popularity the last few years and the fact that a tournament is offering $1,000,000 to the winner is a testament to that fact, this tournament is changing the gaming scene offering the best gamers from around the world a real opportunity to cash in on those countless hours of game play. This documentary...
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Free the Network: Hackers Take Back the Web
Before the tents, the pepper spray, the evictions and all of those internet memes, occupy wall street was a desperate group of activists roaming around lower Manhattan. They felt cheated that American politics had become so bloated with corporate money that something had to give. The initial plan to physically occupy wall street itself on September 17th came from the magazine AdBusters. This movement was more about word of mouth and a lot of this had to do with the fact that the vigilante hacktivist group...
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IRL 2.0: In Moderation
Video games have claimed hours of the lives of many young individuals, once such game that could be considered particularly culpable is World of Warcraft. This short documentary by Anthony Rosner is his tale of video game addiction and how it affected his life. IRL 2.0: In Moderation is the sequel to his popular original short "IRL: In Real Life" which gained quite a lot of attention upon release. To this day it has collected over half a million views on youtube. Anthony's personal...
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Nissan GTR
Designed to rival Porsche and Ferrari with speeds exceeding 300km/hr and an acceleration of 0 to 100km/hr in 2.8 seconds, Nissan GTR is the ultimate Japanese super car. With a design that is uniquely Japanese; square, angular and blunt, made to resemble the Gundam robots, as opposed to the conventional slick design of western super cars, the GTR has managed to challenge the theories of car design and aerodynamics. The film takes the viewer inside the Nissan megafactory, the size of 600 football pitches, to...