Finally, after years of anticipation, a few lucky consumers who headed to the Nike+ Clubhouse located on 45 Grand in SoHo, NYC, were able to try these futuristic shoes on. No technical details on the self-lacing technology have been revealed, but you do hear a representative say that embedded sensors detect when your feet are placed inside the shoes. "We started creating something for fiction and we turned it into fact, inventing a new technology that will benefit all athletes," said President and CEO of Nike Mark Parker. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Disney's one-legged hopping robot.
Created by product designer Juan Garcia Mansilla, the Amelia-7 (A7) Fighter Jet was inspired by the props seen in the Captain America movie. Daniel Simon, the film's prop designer, specialized in creating historically accurate props that combined classic design with modern touches, and that really sparked the interest of Mansilla. Continue reading for more pictures.
Superhero-inspired motorcycle suits are nothing new, but UD Replicas has taken things to the next level, with their Batman Dawn of Justice design. The jacket and pants feature an outer lycra skin with a black / metallic grey, 3D raised silicone print, while a "flexible anatomical muscle structure is then fused behind the leather." bat chest logo (jacket) is made of form molded leather. The gauntlet fin gloves are made from two-tone injection molded rubber that feature anti-skid palms and an inseam zipper. Last, but not least, the sleek boots feature antique gold, an exposed steel toe, an armored leather shin, all made from 2-mil thick cow hide leather. One caveat: the entire suit, with all components, including a utility belt, will set you back over $3,000. 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 explaining the truth behind the iPhone 7 headphone jack removal.
Tim Burton is best known for his dark, gothic and quirky fantasy films such as Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas as well as superhero films, like Batman and Batman Returns, all of which combined have grossed over $1-billion worldwide at the box office. It's only a matter of time until we see The Nightmare Before Christmas-style superheroes, or at least artist Andrew Tarusov thinks so. Continue reading to see what nine more superheroes would look like in this dark, gothic animation style.
This may look like a movie set at first, but it's actually Johnny Depp's $12.78-million USD penthouse in Downtown Los Angeles. Nestled in the top floors of the Eastern Columbia Building, this luxurious home spans five condo units that are connected together with doorways the actor added later on to create a seamless living space. However, his real estate agent Kevin Dees of Partners Trust, says that the buyer(s) may patch up the doorways to create separate units again if they desire. Continue reading for more pictures.
Designer Stelios Mousarris used a combination of wood, steel and 3D printing technology to create this stealthy matte black "Wave City" coffee table inspired by Christopher Nolan's "Inception" film. Like its predecessor, this design features a city skyline that appears to fold back onto itself, resting on a sturdy steel frame to keep everything in place. Continue reading for more pictures. Click here for a few bonus behind-the-scenes of Inception images.
You've probably seen, or at least heard, of The Mill's shape-shifting Blackbird rig, but now Top Gear provides us with an up-close look at the high-tech vehicle. Just to recap, Blackbird can extend its length by up to 4-feet and width by 10-inches. Wheels and suspension pieces can also be swapped out to match most chassis designs. Powering everything is an electric motor that can be programmed to match the driving experience of nearly any vehicle, while a camera array and 3D laser scanner are used to generate a virtual model of the surrounding environment. 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 of a few crazy Battlefield 1 glitches.
Auto enthusiast Nigel Mills was caught doing 89 mph (143 km/h) in a DMC-12 on the road, and unfortunately, did not manage to travel back in time. However, he did get stopped by police. "I wasn't trying to time travel. It was at 11am on Sunday and the road was completely clear. I was being prosecuted for going 89mph (143 km/h) in a DeLorean, wasn't something special meant to happen at 88mph (141 km/h)," said Mills. Fortunately, he fought the speeding ticket in court, and had it thrown out after the cops who ticketed him didn't show. Continue reading for a video explaining how to get yourself a brand new DeLorean and for more information.
Transforming an actual DeLorean into the time machine you see in Back to the Future is nothing new, but this auto enthusiast tried to do the same with a Saab 9-3. In addition to the LED lights, you'll find the time travel circuitry and even a faux Flux capacitor in the back, as well as an "OUTATIME" license plate. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
You're not looking at a screengrab from The Hobbit series, but rather Sweden's moss-covered huts at the Kolarbyn Eco-lodge in the Berslagen Forest. Consisting of 12 huts, these small living spaces let you live by candlelight, cooking over an open fire, and sleeping in sheepskin. While each of these huts come equipped with a stove, there are no showers en suite, so guests will have to head for a nearby sauna to bathe. With all that said, it'll only run you about $60 per night. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing the clip that Midway pitched in 1992 to get the license for NBA Jam.