We're guessing that if Microsoft actually released an X-shaped Xbox back in 2001, sales would have taken off like a rocket immediately, but everyone knows that wasn't the case. The original console was officially unveiled to the public at CES 2001 in Las Vegas. However, due to the immense popularity of game consoles in Japan, Microsoft delayed the release of the Xbox in Europe to focus on the Japanese video game market. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.
Want to live forever? Thanks to Los Angeles-based HUMAI, the wealthy may soon be able to. This company plans to use artificial intelligence and nanotechnology to store data of conversational styles, behavioral patterns, thought processes and information about how a person's body functions from the inside-out. This data would the be coded into multiple sensor technologies built into an artificial body that is powered by the brain of a real, deceased human. And as the brain 'matures', the company will restore it using cloning nanotechnology so it can always be brought back to life. Technically, a person could live forever this way. Continue reading for another video and more information.
The insane Christmas delivery season is almost upon us, and you know what that means...mangled, lost and delayed packages worldwide. Starting off, we have a home appliance marked for secure delivery being left under a doormat rather than leaving a note for the recipient to pick it up securely from a distribution center. Next, a "fragile" package was left in a "handle like trash" state. Continue reading for more.
AMD's FX-8320 8-Core Black Edition Processor is perfect for computer modders on a budget, as it can be picked up for $99.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $199. The FX Processors deliver the highest clocks and most cores you can get on a consumer desktop - plus more cache memory than comparably-priced competition - for a top-tier experience with Windows 10 and DirectX 12. Product page. Continue reading for another video review and more information.
Thanks to the ability of directly downloading games to consoles now, the PS4 Portable you see above just might be a plausible concept, should Sony decide to release one. When closed, it appears to be just a large smartphone, but slide the gamepad out, and you've got a fully-functional gaming machine. As long as it has a Retina-quality display, fast processor, plenty of RAM, and a large SSD, the PS4 itself could go obsolete. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing what a boomerang sees when in flight.
Bugatti officially confirmed the Chiron yesterday, this new successor to the Veyron boasts a Vision GT-inspired grille, headlights with LED DRLs (Daytime Running Lights) and widened fenders. In previous spy shots, we got a preview of its new rear end, complete with four central-mounted exhaust pipes, a sleek diffuser, double taillights and an air brake. Click here for more pictures. Continue reading for a video and more information.
There are theme parks designed for roller coaster junkies, and then there's Qurrent, the "world's first sustainable theme park." In addition to the wind turbine attractions, guests will also be able to ride the world's tallest spiraling water slide. Going back to the former, there are four turbine rides: a spiraling Beaufort Buster water slide, a Blade Runner turbine blade booster, the Newton Nightmare drop tower (descends 95-meters in 1.5 seconds), and lastly, a Happy Hurricane roller coaster. Click here for more pictures. Continue reading for a map of the entire theme park, with all the attractions labeled.
One of the world's most dangerous runways is located at Courchevel Altiport, which is part of a ski resort in the French Alps. The airfield has a very short runway that measures only 1,736-feet in length, with a gradient of 18.6%. There is no go-around procedure for landings at Courchevel, due to the surrounding mountainous terrain. De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otters and DHC-7 Dash 7 turboprops served the airport in the past; however, the airfield primarily sees smaller fixed-wing aircraft such as Cessnas as well as helicopters at present. Continue reading for two more videos and information.
Some researchers and conspiracy theorists believe that NASA is covering up the remains of an ancient civilization on Mars. Their latest finding was captured by Opportunity rover and described as a "man-made dome" that appears to have been built by intelligent beings, or so they'd like to think. There's reportedly glow or light in the middle of the dome, which is evidence that it may be reflecting sunlight. "What if we are looking at the ultimate evidence that proves the red planet was in fact inhabited in the distant past by beings that developed across the red planet just as humans developed across Earth? While it could be some sort of natural rock formation, that would need to be extremely strange, we cannot dismiss the fact that we could be looking at the remains of an alien structure on Mars," said website Unsilent Majority. Continue reading for a video of the supposed dome entrance and more information.
At first glance, the 5900-pound Chainlink Extreme 4x4 off-road machine, complete with a body from steel tubing, looks to be straight from a Transformers film, but upon closer inspection, you'll see that it's just a highly modified Jeep. "Cams hydraulic Chain-drive 4x4, about 7 feet of up OR down motion on each tire: specs below Engine is a fuel injected Ford 5.0 V8 out of a '93 cobra mustang, c4 transmission out of an early bronco. 9" w/ 5.38 gears and ARB air locker mounted in the center (below driver) running chain gears on the ends where the swing arms pivot. Swing arms are hydraulically controlled individually or together, and there is coil spring and shock suspension as well. large chains running inside the swing arms turn hummer gear reduction (2:1) hubs at each wheel. tires are 39.5". The steering is linked through the swing arms as well and the steering box is mounted just infront of the axle below the driver," said its creator. 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 showing why Master Locks products are a waste of money.