First unveiled in October 2020, the Bugatti Bolide is touted as the company’s most extreme, uncompromising, fastest and lightest vehicle concept ever. Built around an ultra-lightweight 2,733-pound shell, it’s powered by a quad-turbocharged 8.0L W16 engine generating 1,824 hp and 1,365 lb-ft of torque, enabling it to hit 62 mph in just 2.17-seconds. This means the vehicle achieves a phenomenal weight-to-power ratio of just 0.67 kilograms per PS, with a top speed calculated at well over 310 mph. Read more for the video and additional information.
The 1TB SK hynix Gold S31 SATA Gen 3 2.5-inch Internal SSD will turbocharge your computer and you can get one for $89.25 shipped after clipping the on-page 15% off coupon, today only, originally $159.99. Unlike other SSDs, ever key component in the Gold S31, whether it be the NAND Flash, built-in controller, DRAM or firmware, was designed and manufactured by SK hynix in-house, which means they are built for robust performance as well as reliability. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
UC Santa Barbara and Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have developed an innovative fast, controllable snake-like soft robot capable of burrowing through sand. This paves the way for new applications of fast, precise and minimally invasive movement underground, while also laying mechanical foundations for new types of robots. Simply put, the body mimics plants and the way they navigate by growing from their tips, while the rest of the body remains stationary. Read more for a video and additional information.
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GoPro action cameras have been around in 2004, and since that time, many rumors have been circulating about Apple acquiring the company, but none have come to fruition. If the iPhone maker did make their own action camera, it might look something like the AirCam, which sports an Apple Watch-like display up front for taking selfies. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Ever wonder what Grand Theft Auto V would look like if artificial intelligence were to generate the world in real-time? If so, then look no further than GAN Theft Auto, which basically uses an AI-powered neural network to create a fully playable section of the game. This was made possible by using GameGAN by NVIDIA, or a generative model that learns to visually imitate a desired game by ingesting screenplay and keyboard actions during training. Read more for a video and additional information.
Alauda Racing’s Airspeeder Mk3 is the world’s first flying eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff or landing) race car, and it successfully completed its first flight. This quadcopter-like creation is designed to compete against others in the EXA Series, which will consist of four teams competing across three events worldwide over locations inaccessible to traditional motorsport. To ensure things go smoothly, there will be a pre-season involving an internal drag-race style competition between two distinct ‘works teams’ drawn from within the company. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
The next Microsoft Windows update, codenamed Sun Valley, is going to be released later this summer, and from this leak, it’s looking somewhat decent visually. Some of the changes include centered taskbar icons that look similar to MacOS, pinned apps replace the live titles in the Start menu, and a new Windows logo composed of four equal-sized rectangles instead of the Windows 8 trapezoid. Read more for two videos and additional information.
No, this isn’t a joke, but a real smartphone with a camera that has a functional lens cap. The Japan-exclusive Leica Leitz Phone 1 is the camera maker’s first smartphone, offering a 6.6-inch IGZO OLED screen (2730 x 1260 resolution) with a 240Hz variable refresh rate, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, 12GB of RAM, 256GB of internal storage, microSD expansion, a rear 1-inch 20MP f/1.9 main camera and a front-facing 12.6MP selfie camera. Read more for a short hands-on video and additional information.
The new 2021 Apple TV 4K features the A12 Bionic chip that offers a significant boost in graphics performance, video decoding, and audio processing, all for $169.98 shipped, today only, originally $179. Using the new chip, Apple TV 4K now supports high frame rate HDR (High Dynamic Range) and Dolby Vision video. Plus, color balancing is a breeze Asince pple TV uses the light sensor in iPhone to compare the color balance to the industry-standard specifications used by cinematographers worldwide. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
Always wanted a Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R that is actually street legal in the US? This could be your chance, as this 1 of 282 R34 V-Spec examples finished in Midnight Purple II is being offered for sale. It’s powered by a twin-turbocharged 2.6L RB26DETT inline-six engine that is factory rated at 276 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque, mated to a Getrag 6-speed manual transmission that sends power to the ATTESA all-wheel-drive system, complete with an electronically-controlled active limited-slip rear differential. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.