What happens when iPad Pro meets iPhone? A folding iPhone that doubles as a tablet of course, and it’s not too far fetched to imagine Apple releasing this type of device to compete with Samsung’s offerings, namely the Galaxy Fold. This particular concept measures in at 6.6-inches when folded back and 8.3-inches when opened, with a “Super Retina” display boasting 514 pixels-per-inch in both modes. Read more for another video and additional information.
Thailand-based Infinite Motorsports has modified a Lamborghini Aventador with a Liberty Walk V.2 kit, and it looks to be straight from a video game, like Forza Horizon 4 or Gran Turismo Sport. Other additions include: a red, yellow and black livery, several decals, and limited edition Pur LX12.V12 wheels with carbon fiber blades wrapped in Pirelli tires. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid is officially being released for the Nintendo Switch / Xbox One on March 26, 2019, while its expected to arrive in Europe on March 28, 2019 for the PS4 – April 2, 2019 for PS4 in North America. If you’re waiting for the Steam version, expect it some time during Summer 2019. This fighting game features 3-on-3 tag team matches similar to the Marvel vs. Capcom series as well as cross-play across all platforms except for the PlayStation 4 version. Read more for an extended gameplay video.
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Long before internet memes, there was Morris the Cat, the mascot for 9Lives brand cat food, who has appeared on its packaging and in many of its television commercials. This particular appearance was on a 1986 calendar titled “Morris, A Cat For Our Times” that featured several pieces of technology. Did you know that three different cats have played Morris the Cat? That’s right, the original was discovered in 1968, at the Hinsdale Humane Society, a Chicago-area animal shelter. Read more for additional pictures.
Amazon’s Fire 7 Tablet with special offers can be picked up for just $34.99 shipped by Prime Members (try and cancel anytime to get this offer), originally $49.99, today only. Featuring a quad-core processor with four high-performance 1.3 GHz cores for quick app launches, smooth games and videos, and great overall performance, dual-band Wi-Fi with support for more Wi-Fi networks and better network performance. Expand your tablet’s storage by up to 256 GB using a microSD card while enjoying media on its 1024 x 600 IPS display with 171 ppi. Product page. Read more for another video showing how to install the Google Play Store on a Fire 7 and additional information.
Adam Taylor spent 10-years building his very own supercar that all started when he was a college student and went on through his grad years. He worked tirelessly to bring his dream car to life and it ended up with a powerful 950hp LS V8 engine that can rev up to 8,000 rpm. The body was all handcrafted from sheet metal, with the front headlights sourced from an Aston Martin Vantage, and the rear boasting Lotus Elise taillights. ““It’s a very hopped-up go kart type feel where your feet are almost touching the front wheel and your backs almost touching the back wheel. It’s very compact, but very wide. I think the most challenging aspect of this build was reaching near-perfect symmetry with the hand-formed body,” said Adam. Read more to see a collection of fascinating images from around the web.
Brown University researchers have developed a 3D-printed hydrogel that can repair itself. To be more specific, it’s a dual polymer – one with covalent bonds and the other ionic – capable of bending, twisting or sticking together when treated with certain chemicals. The first provides strength and structural integrity, while the second the ability to bend and self-adhere. When combined, the soft material is perfect for use in robotics and / or medicine. Read more for an image showing how it can even be used to create LEGO bricks.
We may not live to visit the galactic center of the Milky Way Galaxy, but thanks to data collected by the Chandra X-ray observatory, this ultra-high-definition visualization should definitely whet your appetite. NASA’s Ames supercomputer was used to render the data as a virtualization you can experience straight from your web browser. “This visualization shows the effects of massive stellar giants blowing off powerful winds in the region around the Galaxy’s supermassive black hole,” said NASA. Read more for the clip and additional information.
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R2-D2, which stands for Second Generation Robotic Droid Series-2, was portrayed mainly by radio controlled props and CGI models in the Star Wars movies, but one German professor decided to create a larger than life version of the astromech droid. Professor Hubert Zitt decided to transform the Zweibrücken Observatory of the Natural Science Association into a giant R2-D2. Read more for another picture and additional information.
Astronauts Anne McClain and Nick Hague worked outside the International Space Station Friday to swap in powerful new batteries for the lab’s solar array power system, a task that started back in 2017. The two began their six-hour 39-minute excursion at 8:01 a.m. EDT, floating out of the Quest airlock to mark the 214th spacewalk since station assembly began in 1998. Their goal was to finish a job already started by flight controllers remotely operating the station’s robot arm, which is to replace six large nickel-hydrogen batteries on the port, or left, side of the station’s power truss with three more powerful 300-pound lithium-ion batteries. There’s another extravehicular activity mission planned next Friday. Read more for the entire spacewalk video.