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PC Gamepad History

PC gamepads may not be as popular as their console counterparts, but that doesn’t mean you have to use subpar versions. This infographic shows us the many different types of gamepads that can be used with PCs and the drivers required to use them. They include: Xbox One, Wii U Pro, SteelSeries Stratus, and several third party knockoffs that resemble ones bundles with famous game consoles, such as the SNES, SEGA Saturn, etc. Click here to view the first image in this week’s funny autocorrect texts gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a laser cleaner being used to restore a rusty fireplace to its former glory.

Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO Explained

Just got a fancy DSLR or point-and-shoot and have no idea how the manual settings on your camera work? This handy infographic by Daniel Peters at Fotoblog Hamburg show how aperture, shutter speed and ISO work. Basically, ISO refers to the camera sensor’s sensitivity to light. The aperture works much like the iris in our eyes, opening and closing to let in more or less light, also changing the depth of field. Lastly, shutter speed controls how much time the camera’s shutter remains open when taking a photo. Continue reading for a video explaining everything. Click here for the full-sized image.

Photo credit: Piximus

Pepsi was first introduced as “Brad’s Drink” in New Bern, North Carolina, United States, in 1893 by Caleb Bradham, who made it at his drugstore where the drink was sold. It was later labeled Pepsi Cola, named after the digestive enzyme pepsin and kola nuts used in the recipe. Bradham sought to create a fountain drink that was delicious and would aid in digestion and boost energy. Continue reading for more.

We may be hearing a lot about Mars, especially with the Mars One project underway, but did you know that the Red Planet is only half the size of Earth? It’s also less dense than Earth, having about 15% of Earth’s volume and 11% of the mass. Its surface area is only slightly less than the total area of Earth’s dry land. Continue reading for more fascinating things about Earth that may surprise you.

Photo credit: Thrillist | Cool Material

Death Wish Coffee may be the world’s strongest (50.4 mg of caffeine per fl. oz), but have you ever wondered how it stacks up against the rest of the competition? If so, this infographic by Thrillist is just for you. As you can see, Starbucks and Peet’s Brewed Coffee come in at #2 / #3 with 20.6mg / fl. oz and 16.7mg / fl. oz respectively. Click here to view the first image in today’s viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video on false memory implants in humans.

Photo credit: Daily Mail

Did you know that there are 2-million Google Searches performed every minute online? Or, that there are 41,000 Facebook posts every second and 1.8-million “Likes” every minute? This is just some of the insane amount of activity that happens online every minute. Click here to view the first image in this week’s funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the vanishing coin trick done right.

Photo credit: Mashable

Back in the old days, 1939 to be exact, Batman got by with a simple $10 suit, $600 Batmobile, and a few low-cost gadgets. Now, just the Batcave alone cost a whopping $54.4-million to build, not to mention the $60-million Batplane. Click here to view the first image in today’s viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a video showing what Sonic the Hedgehog would be like as a first person game.

It’s never too late to find that perfect career, and at this time, being a mobile geek / nerd might actually pay off if you’re a programmer or developer. Let’s just say that the IT space is definitely headed in an upwards trend, with no end in sight. Click here to view the first image in today’s viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a video of a fully-functional LEGO steampunk walking ship.