Geek and Star Wars fanatic Olivier C from France specializes in building custom housing for quadcopters that become the awesome "Star Wars" drones - like TIE Fighter - you've been looking for. For this latest project, he's built an Imperial-class Star Destroyer, and in the video above, you'll see test flights of it soaring above the skies of Southern France, complete with custom LED lights perfect for night missions. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular videos of today, including one of the most incredible paper airplane throws you'll ever see.
We have seen the future of city transportation, and it's the Toyota i-ROAD. Currently being tested in Grenoble, France, it's basically a 3-wheeled electric vehicle with a range of up to 30-miles on a single charge. With Toyota's "Active Lean" technology, it's not only safe, but intuitive and enjoyable to drive, with no need for a helmet. The vehicle is only 92-inches long, 57-inches tall and 35-inches-wide. Continue reading for two videos, more pictures and additional information.
Always wanted a DSLR-like experience with your smartphone? Then look no further than the BeastGrip Pro. To start things off, the video above was shot with an iPhone 6, BeastGrip Pro, Beastgrip DOF adapter, and a Canon 50mm f/1.4 lens. This accessory is essentially a universal lens adapter and camera rig for smartphones. You can set it up however you want, whether it be a basic tripod mount or a full-featured professional. Its patent-pending design has an adjustable lens mount and clamps that adapt to just about any phone, thanks to the redesigned lens mount assembly being built on a three-way axis. That's not all, the company has also unveiled new BeastGrip conversion lenses as well as a DOF (Depth of Field) adapter for use with SLR lenses to capture shallow depth of field images using manual focus. Continue reading for a video, more information and the Kickstarter page.
Ear piercing is one of the oldest known forms of body modification, with artistic and written references from cultures around the world dating back to early history. Early evidence of earrings worn by men can be seen in archeological evidence from Persepolis in ancient Persia. Nowadays, earrings have gotten a lot more creative, as the Pac-Man and piranha plant examples show. Continue reading for more cool earrings that geeks would love.
This awesome Darth Vader Toaster may not use The Force, but it'll most certainly cause a ruckus among Star Wars fans. With eyes that imply nefarious intent like the fires of Mustafar (a fiery volcanic world where lava was mined like a precious natural resource), the toaster imprints the famous "Star Wars" logo onto one side of a piece of bread and browns the crust as a frame. Product page. Continue reading for a video and more pictures.
Australia-based photographer Ray Collins has always wanted to capture the power of Earth's oceans, and in his latest series, he's done just that. These waves appear to be frozen like liquid mountains, but they were just captured at the perfect moment. He says: "[It] feels more at home floating in saltwater with his camera than anywhere on land." When he's not photographing the ocean, he's a surf sport photographer. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational poster gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how astronauts wash their hair in space.
George Mason University students Viet Tran and Seth Robertson spent $600 building a prototype (patent pending), speaker-like canister that directs low-frequency waves to a specific point, paired with a 20-pound, over-the-shoulder pack to generate the said waves. Tran says: "But it's low-frequency sounds - like the thumping bass in hip-hop that works...rappers like 50 Cent could probably douse a fire, and that hip-hop celebrity endorsements might be just the [golden] ticket." Continue reading for the video and more information.
First there was Jamstik, now Zivix has unveiled the new and improved Jamstik+. It's essentially a guitar MIDI controller that uses natural guitar frets and strings, rather than switches and piezo sensors. It offers a wireless BluetoothSmart connection for compatible iOS devices to make connecting simple. Don't know how to play? The included apps will guide you from how to hold a pick correctly to creating your own song. Continue reading for two more videos, the Kickstarter page and more information.
The Marble Caves (above) are located on Lake General Carrera/Buenos Aires, the Chilean side of the lake. It's a unique geological formation featuring a group of caverns, tunnels and pillars created in monoliths of marble and formed by waves over the past 6,000-years. You can either travel in a small boat or kayak, when the weather is nice and the water is mostly still. Continue reading for more mind-boggling natural formations that actually exist on Earth.
Most record players aren't the most exciting of musical devices, but "The Planet" just might be the exception. Hand-built by Korean brick master Hayarobi, this complete LEGO-based turntable consists 2,405 pieces, and is powered by a LEGO Power Functions Battery Box, along with a LEGO Power Functions M-Motor. Continue reading for a video of it in-action and additional information.