Xiaomi has unveiled a new in-display fingerprint sensor with a much larger active area, or at least compared to the one used on their Mi 8 flagship phone released last year. Weibo post by president and co-founder Lin Bin has just posted a video showcasing Xiaomi’s prototype phone with a new fingerprint sensor that covers an active area of 25 x 50mm. In other words, users can unlock it by even tapping in the middle of the display. Read more to see it in-action and for additional information.
NASA’s Juno space probe recently captured an incredible image of two powerful storms brewing near Jupiter’s iconic Red Spot during a recent flyby in late December. It was approximately 23,000 to 34,000 miles from the top of the planet’s clouds at the time. “Two massive storms in Jupiter’s turbulent southern hemisphere appear in this new image captured during my latest flyby of the planet. The storm reached its current size when three smaller spots collided and merged in the year 2000. The Great Red Spot, which is about twice as wide as Oval BA, may have formed from the same process centuries ago,” said NASA. Read more for a video and additional information.
The Apple Watch has more or less kept the same design since it was first launched nearly 4-years ago in April 2015, and some have been asking for a round design since the beginning. Introducing the Apple Rope Watch by industrial designer Dongwook Yoon which shows just that. In addition to the round face, there’s also a lasso-style strap for easy wear and removal. Read more for additional pictures.
A new video, captured in Vietnam, has surfaced that shows honeybees performing an audio-like defense wave to ward off wasps. This technique, officially known as ‘shimmering’, where the hive is made to look as though it is performing a Mexican wave, involves the bees pushing their abdomens up into the air. To be more specific, each honeybee surrounding outer layer of the hive lifts their abdomen to create a ripple effect from one end of to the other for a shimmer-like effect. Read more for the video and additional information.
At $256,500 USD, the 2019 McLaren 600LT Spider sports a retractable three-piece wear-resistant hardtop and is actually 220 pounds lighter than the 570S Spider due to its carbon fiber MonoCell II chassis. It’s powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V8 engine producing 592 horsepower and 457 lb-ft of torque, good for a blistering 0-60 mph time of just 2.8 seconds, and a 201 mph top speed. A fixed rear wing generates 220 lbs of downforce at 155 mph (250 km/h), the same as the Coupe version. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Ever wonder what it would be like to stand on Saturn’s ring system? If so, this video should provide some insight, thanks to data gathered by the Cassini-Huygens mission. For those who don’t know, this mission was a collaboration between NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and the Italian Space Agency (ASI) to send a probe to study the planet Saturn and its system, including its rings and natural satellites. It’s been active in space for nearly 20-years, with 13-years spent orbiting Saturn, studying the planet and its system after entering orbit on July 1, 2004. Read more for another video and additional information.
NetherRealm Studios’ upcoming Mortal Kombat 11 game is the eleventh main installment in the series and a sequel to 2015’s Mortal Kombat X. It’s scheduled for release on April 23, 2019, across the Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms. Those who pre-order the game will be given access to the character Shao Kahn, and, on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, access to the game’s beta phase, which is set to start in March 2019. There will also be a Mortal Kombat 11 Kollector’s Edition that includes the main game, Kombat Pack, Scorpion mask bust, exclusive steel case, commemorative magnet coin and authenticity plate. “I’ve been a lifelong Mortal Kombat fan, and Sonya Blade was the first kick-ass, female video game character that I related to. Now I get to voice her in Mortal Kombat 11. It’s a dream come true to be a part of the Mortal Kombat franchise that I grew up playing,” said Ronda Rousey. Read more to watch the matches from today’s gameplay reveal event.
The Master & Dynamic MW07s are highly rated wireless earphones, but would you pay a premium for a Louis Vuitton branded version? If so, then these are just for you. At $995, they feature custom 10mm high-performance Beryllium drivers that are good for up to 3.5 hours of continuous playback on a full charge. Besides the Louis Vuitton signature “LV” initials, it does come with a fancier-looking charging case. Read more for pictures of the Horizon version and additional information.
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Sony’s PlayStation Classic may not have been a runaway success due to its limited game library, but there are several workarounds, and it’s being offered for just $54.99 shipped, today only, originally $99.99. Straight from the box it comes pre-loaded with 20 fan-favorite games along with two wired controllers for local multiplayer showdowns and a virtual memory card for vital game saves. This miniature console is approximately 45% smaller than the original PlayStation and includes a HDMI cable to connect directly to a television set. Product page. Read more for a video showing how to play PSP games on the PlayStation Classic.
NASA’s Space Launch System rocket has gone vertical at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, and this 200-foot-tall liquid hydrogen tank stores cryogenic liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen that will feed the vehicle’s four RS-25 engines. This test system is nearly identical to the flight version of the tank that consists of two-thirds of the final SLS core stage. This SLS vehicle, named Block 1, can transport more than 57,000 pounds to orbits beyond the Moon. The next iteration, called the Block 1B crew vehicle, uses a more powerful Exploration Upper Stage (EUS) for carrying the Orion crew vehicle along with exploration systems like a deep space habitat module beyond Earth orbit. Read more for a video tour of the Orion spacecraft, additional pictures and information.