The SNES-CD, aka Super Nintendo PlayStation, refers to an unreleased peripheral for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). The device and the format were to build upon the functionality of the cartridge-based SNES by adding support for higher capacity compact discs. The SNES-CD platform was developed in a partnership between Nintendo and Sony. Another partnership with Philips yielded some poorly received Nintendo-themed games for the competing CD-i game console instead of the SNES-CD. Sony independently furthered its developments into its own console, which resulted in the release of the original PlayStation, a chief competitor of the SNES's cartridge-based successor, the Nintendo 64. Continue reading for more cool facts about the SNES PlayStation.
If looks could kill, this zombie-fighting Maybach Exelero definitely takes the cake. In addition to the 700-horsepower V12 engine, this car has been completely revamped to include tank tracks on the rear wheels, thick armor plating covering the passenger compartment, as well as a multipurpose bull-bar up front. Weapons wise, it boasts a hood-mounted cannon, two rear machine guns, and even a rocket launcher. Now the only problem we foresee is running out of fuel and / or ammunition. Continue reading for more cool gadgets and items.
The Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) is basically a class of air-cushion vehicle (hovercraft) used as landing craft by the United States Navy's Assault Craft Units and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). They transport weapons systems, equipment, cargo and personnel of the assault elements of the Marine Air/Ground Task Force both from ship to shore and across the beach. Continue reading for more cool facts. These craft are high-speed and fully amphibious, capable of carrying up to a 60-ton payload (75 tons in overload) over water and land at speeds in excess of 40 knots as well as a nominal range of up to 200 nautical miles. Continue reading for more cool facts.
Triple 9, directed by John Hillcoat, is a film - set for release in February 2016 - that follows a crew of dirty cops being blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a heist. A diversion must be created to pull of this near-impossible task, so the gang orchestrates a "999", the police code for "officer down.", and then chaos ensues. Unfortunately, all goes wrong, despite their master-minded plan, when an unsuspecting officer they set up to die is just a rookie, and foils the attack. What happens next? Plenty of double-crossing, greed, and revenge. Continue reading for more.
While there hasn't been an official iPhone 7 announcement from Apple yet, we all know it's coming, and most likely before the end of 2016. Some people are already preparing their camp out supplies, while others, like Jermaine Smit, are already creating their own concepts. This one supposedly features a 4.7 inch Super AMOLED Full HD display, 16.0-megapixel camera, 2GB of RAM and up to 128 GB of storage. Continue reading for more examples of what the handset definitely will not look like.
Super Mario Maker is basically the end all for any fans of the famous plumber, as it lets you create and upload custom levels for the world to enjoy. You read that right, [layers may create and play their own custom levels based on Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World, and New Super Mario Bros. U and share them online. Over time, new editing tools are unlocked, allowing players to download and play levels designed by other players. In addition to traditional Mario elements such as Goombas, warp pipes, and power ups, players are able to manipulate the behavior of various elements in unique ways. For example, they can stack enemies, have hazards come out of question blocks and warp pipes, use shells as protective helmets, and make cannons and Lakitu emit any chosen objects. These combinations are possible because editing tools in the game work in tandem with one another. This allows players to enlarge an enemy by giving it a mushroom, grant an enemy the ability to fly by giving it wings, combine different attributes, and more Continue reading to see some of the hardest custom levels to date.
More than just a camera, the Nokia Ozo is the world's first commercially available VR camera. That's right, this device enables content creators to use products like the Oculus Rift seamlessly with Ozo. It comes equipped with 8 synchronized global shutter sensors working in conjunction with 8 integrated microphones to capture stereoscopic 3D video, as well as truly immersive audio for an unrivaled virtual experience. The included software allows for real-time viewing. Continue reading for more.
The Unreal Engine is essentially a game engine developed by Epic Games, first showcased in the 1998 first-person shooter game Unreal. Although primarily developed for first-person shooters, it has been successfully used in a variety of other genres, including stealth, MMORPGs, and other RPGs. With its code written in C++, the Unreal Engine features a high degree of portability and is a tool used by many game developers today. Continue reading for more impressive tech demos and scenes.
There's the R2-Q5 USB hub, and then this virtual laser projection keyboard. For those who don't follow the Star Wars series, this astromech made its first appearance in Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, and now, as a virtual laser projection keyboard. That's right, at the push of a button, it projects a red QWERTY keyboard onto any flat surface, complete with authentic sound effects. It's also equipped with Bluetooth HID compatibility for iOS, Android, Windows and OS X platforms. Continue reading for more cool Star Wars gadgets you may not have known existed.
Toshiba's Encrypted USB Flash Drive ensures your data is always safe by utilizing a hardware based encryption process built into the device to deliver a robust, secure (military grade AES 256-bit encryption), easy to use, and affordable solution. Users simply enter in their secure PIN and plug the drive into any USB port on a compatible device, and once access is authenticated, the drive "unlocks" the media permitting access to all of the content stored on the drive. After work is completed and the drive is removed from a USB port, the drive automatically re-locks and encrypts the stored media. There's also a Brute Force Hack Defense Mechanism which will render irrecoverable all stored information after ten (10) consecutive unsuccessful attempts to enter the secure PIN. Product page. Continue reading for more cool USB gadgets.