We have seen the future of ride-hailing services, and it includes Renault's EZ-GO, an autonomous robo-taxi that can be summoned via an app or a special station. Once it arrives, the vehicle opens its front-facing door, lowers its active suspension and deploys a lighted boarding ramp. Four-wheel-steering offers maximum maneuverability, while Level 4 autonomous technology driving enables the vehicle to make split second reactions on the road, thanks in part to its many LiDAR, ultrasound and cameras. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one about how the world will look in 50-years.
Apple's successors to the iPhones 8, 8 Plus and X are speculated to be revealed around September 2018, or exactly one year after the iPhone 8 launched. The latter is rumored to get a 6.5" OLED display, smaller notch, and possibly the return of the gold color option, which wasn't available with the iPhone X. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
LifeStraw's Personal Water Filter is great for the outdoors or emergencies, and it's being offered for just $14.99, today only, originally $24.95. Ensure peace of mind when abroad. Lifestraw removes 99.99% of bacteria and protozoa, including Salmonella, E-coli, Giardia and Cryptosporidium. Weighing only 2 oz. (54g), LifeStraw is the perfect water filter for hiking and camping. Drink from a bottle or straight from the nearest stream, puddle, or pond. Product page. Continue reading for some more crazy LifeStraw tests, pictures and information.
Digital artist Mike Winkelmann has created one surreal image each day for the past 10+ years to help improve his skills, and the ensuing images are amazing to say the least. "I am currently on my 11th round of everydays...This year I'll be doing a render everyday using Cinema 4D and mostly Octane, instead of trying to learn new software, will be focusing on some of the fundamentals like color, composition, value, etc.," said Winkelmann. Continue reading for more pictures and a bonus video.
Aleksandr Petrov's Oscar-winning "The Old Man and the Sea" animated short all started in March 1997, when he and his son, Dmitri Petrov, started hand-painting each of the film's 29,000+ frames. They used the pastel oil paintings on glass technique, which has only mastered by only a handful of animators in the world. Petrov even used his fingertips in addition to various paintbrushes to paint on the various glass sheets positioned on multiple levels, each covered with slow-drying oil paints. Continue reading for another video and more information.
The Toyota Engineering Society has built a humanoid robot designed to shoot a basketball, and much better than even some professional players. How? It uses artificial intelligence to learn from players on the Japanese B League team Alvark Tokyo and then perfect its shot to nearly 100-percent accuracy at short distances, like the free throw line. The robot fits right in with the team as well, since it stands 6 ft 3 in tall. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a bowling ball taking on a trampoline from 45-meters.
Officially launched on Pi Day (March 14th), the "Pi Bike" is fittingly shaped like the pi (π) symbol. The idea was conceived by Malaysian illustrator, artist, and graphic designer Tang Yau Hoong, with the actual bike being brought to life by London-based artist Tadas Maksimovas and Dutch designer Martijn Koomen, the latter who hand-crafted the bike from carbon fiber. Life-sized scale models were first made from cardboard, along with some plywood, and was tweaked before actual molds were cast from resin, sanded down, and assembled. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
2CL Direct's 7-in-1 Tactical Pen Self Defense Tool is great for your everyday carry, and it's being offered for just $14.84, this weekend only, originally $29.99. In addition to the tactical LED flashlight and smooth writing pen, you get a multi-tool that includes a glass breaker, hex wrench, scraper, bottle opener, as well as a screwdriver. Product page. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Artist Zayd Menk spent three months recreating Midtown Manhattan with old computer parts. This 0.0635:100 scale model was created using 263 sticks of hot glue, 27 motherboards, 11 CPUs, 10 CRT monitor motherboards, 18 sticks of RAM, 15 batteries, 12 Nokia E-series phones, 7 power supplies, 4 watches, 4 audio cards, 3 hard drives, 2 telephones and a few other electronic components. He wanted to ensure the structures were mathematically correct, so he collected data from Google Maps, Wikipedia and Reddit. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Instagram user "Futurikon Wizardians" specializes in adding fictional characters, such as from "My Neighbor Totoro", into real photos, and the results are creative to say the least. These photos are sourced from Google, Pinterest, Facebook, and even stock images. "At first, I was just doodling very basic line-characters, kinda like stickman-type. But as I evolve, I'm trying to doodle some little complex characters interacting with the objects in the photos," said the artist. Continue reading for more photos.