Airbus officially unveiled its next-generation CityAirbus eVTOL aircraft at the company’s first summit on “Pioneering Sustainable Aerospace” in Toulouse, France. This fully electric aircraft comes equipped with fixed wings, a V-shaped tail, and eight electrically powered propellers, which are a part of its uniquely designed distributed propulsion system. The CityAirbus will be able to comfortably transport up to four passengers in a zero emissions flight in multiple applications. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
The Apple MacBook Air M1 is not only nearly silent, but powerful enough to handle even video editing and light gaming, all for $849.99 shipped, this week only, originally $999. This poewrful 8-core CPU performs up to 3.5x faster than its predecessor, and when paired to an 8-core GPU, graphics processing capabilities are up to 5x faster, the biggest leap ever for MacBook Air. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
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SEGA Ikebukuro Gigo, a massive 8-story arcade located in Tokyo’s Toshima City, officially shut its doors on Monday (Sep. 20) after nearly 28-years of service. It first opened in 1993, but wasn’t rebranded with the SEGA name until 2013. This closure wasn’t due to any dire financial situation, but rather the expiration of the fixed-term building lease contract and future plans to renovate the building itself. Read more for two videos of a tour inside as well as one taken during the day of closing.
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The iconic DMC DeLorean was designed Giorgetto Giugiaro and best known for its gull-wing doors as well as its brushed stainless-steel outer body panels. There were no DeLoreans that were painted at the factory, as the facilities just didn’t exist, but three vehicles were painted by a subcontractor in the US shortly after their arrival from the factory in Northern Ireland. However, one owner decided to paint his example red after a collision. Read more for a short video, additional pictures and information.
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At first glance, you might think this is an actual room filled with the latest gaming gear, but in reality, it’s just an extremely detailed diorama created by modder Suchao Prowphong from Thailand. It was created in collaboration with Intel for Gamer Days 2021 and is actually a high-powered PC that can easily power just about any game. Featuring an Intel Core i7-11700K 3.60 GHZ processor, 16GB of Thermaltake TOUGHRAM XG RGB, an ASUS ROG Strix RTX 3060 Ti graphics card, a 1TB Intel SSD 6 M.2, and Thermaltake Toughpower SFX 650W power supply unit. Read more for a short video and additional pictures.
Frank Kendall, the newly appointed Secretary of the US Air Force, announced that there are now five Northrop Grumman test aircraft being manufactured on the B-21 production line at Plant 42 in Palmdale, California. He added that this investment (maximum of $665-million USD each) in meaningful military capabilities will project power and hold targets at risk anywhere in the world. Read more for a short video and additional information.
Priced from $1499.99 USD and available in Glacier or Obsidian colors, the Surface Duo 2 dual-screen smartphone improves upon its predecessor in just about every way. Boasting a two ultra crisp 5.8″ (1344 x 1892) OLED displays with a 90Hz refresh rate, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 5G Mobile Platform, a dynamic triple-lens camera, stereo audio, NFC for contactless payments and multiple new accessories. Read more for two videos, including a hands-on overview.
Does the 2020 Ripsaw EV3-F4 super tank by Howe & Howe look familiar? That’s because a previous model was featured in “The Fate of the Furious” from 2017. Weighing in at 12,000-pounds, this behemoth sports a fully custom suspension system that gives it a ground clearance of 22-inches, while heavy duty rubber tracks enable it to traverse just about any terrain, including muddy slopes as well as slippery snow. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
The OnePlus 8 5G Smartphone comes fully unlocked and you can get one for $392.14 shipped, today only, originally $699. It’s powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 with the Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF System, which helps to deliver ultra fast multi-gigabit 5G connectivity. Boasting 8GB of boosted RAM, along with 128GB of UFS 3.0 storage, OnePlus 8 users will be able to experience more powerful gaming and snappier multitasking. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
Scientists at NASA have discovered evidence that a region of northern Mars called Arabia Terra experienced thousands of “super eruptions,” some of the largest volcanic eruptions known, over a 500-million-year period. These ancient supervolcanoes spewed water vapor, carbon dioxide, and sulfur dioxide into the air, tearing through the Martian surface approximately 4 billion years ago. Read more for a video and additional information.