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The Most Dramatic Presentations Ever

May Allen of SlideRocket has created an interesting deck that highlights some of the most dramatic and talked-about presentations of the past decade.

The Best Indoor Plants for your Home Office

This presentation by environmentalist Kamal Meattle talks about how you can grow your fresh air at home and office buildings using some commonly available indoor plants.

How Well Can You Identify Asian Faces?

If there are a mix of people from Japan, China and Korea in a room, can you correctly identify which is which by simply looking at their faces?

World Statistics Made Simple!

What percentage of the total world’s population is literate? World statistics are often hard to remember but if the same data is presented with visuals and in relative form, things can get a little simple.

This Mobile Phone Charger Needs No Electricity

Meet a new USB based charger that can charge your mobile phone or MP3 player without requiring electricity – all it needs is a heat source which could be as simple as a pan of boiling water or even a campfire.

The New Windows 7 Ad – Gone a Bit Too Far?

The new Windows 7 video ad features two college students, a boy and a girl, who are in different locations but manage to carry on the relationship with their laptops.

Tips for Shooting Better Home Videos

Steve Stockman, author of How to Shoot Videos That Doesn’t Suck, offers five great tips that will help you shoot better home movies with your existing video camera.

The Control Key Shortcuts

A quick visual-reference for someone who has trouble making sense of the various keyboard shortcuts that make use of the Control key in Windows.

How Much Sugar is in your Favorite Foods?

You may be adding just a single cube of sugar in your cup of tea or coffee but do you know how may extra sugar cubes are you eating ever day through other foods & drinks?