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The new BMW M5 Competition retains the same powertrain as the standard M5, but total power output has been increased to 617 hp at 6,000 rpm and 553 lb⋅ft of torque between 1,800–5,800 rpm, enabling it to accelerate from 0–62 mph in just 3.3-seconds. Is that enough to stand up to a 10-year-old modified Porsche 911 (997) Turbo S and a Litchfield-tuned Nissan GT-R? CarWow set out on quest to see who would come out on top in a drag racing showdown. Read more to see the victor.
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Ever wonder what those iconic space photos that NASA posts ever so often would look like if the probes were equipped with smartphone cameras? If so, then astronomer Scott Manley’s 12.5-minute video should do the trick. Spacecraft, like the DSCOVR Earth observation satellite, are all equipped with telescope-like specialized cameras, so you’d expect them to capture images, such as this photo of the Moon passing in front of Earth, to look much more spectacular than one photographed with an iPhone, right? Read more to find out.
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Spin Master’s second-generation Air Hogs Zero Gravity Laser Racer has just been unveiled at the 2019 NYC Toy Fair, and like its predecessor, it can ride on the floor, climb up walls and zip across your ceiling, just like the Spider-Man of R/C vehicles. However, it’s not magic, as the car uses a small suction fan on the undercarriage that is just strong enough to keep the very lightweight car moving around on flat surfaces. Read more for additional pictures and information.
SNAPTAIN’s S5C WiFi FPV Drone comes equipped with an HD camera and perfect for beginners as well as enthusiasts alike, all for $67.50 shipped after clipping the 10% off on-page coupon, today only, originally $159.99. The drone can be fully controlled with a smartphone running the Snaptain Era App and Voice Control allows you to talk to position it perfectly for photo / video shooting. It’s easy to control with one key take-off and landing, even for beginners. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
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How about a foldable smartphone that can bend around your wrist and double as a smartwatch? TCL’s next device could function just like that. This concept is nothing new, as Lenovo came up with a similar idea back in 2016, but nothing really came of that concept, but it does provide insight on the bending function as well as the user interface. Read more for a video of that device in-action and additional information.
The LEGO Group today introduced Hidden Side, an augmented reality-enhanced LEGO play theme where you must turn a haunted world back to normal, one ghost at a time, at the New York City Toy Fair. It’s currently the only play experience available today that fully and seamlessly integrates augmented reality (AR) with physical construction to reveal a hidden world of interactive play. It includes a series of eight “haunted” building sets full of amazing functionality and hidden surprises that, on their own, provide the build and role-play fun of any LEGO play theme. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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Stargazers will be treated to the largest, brightest supermoon of 2019 when it lights up the night sky on Tuesday, weather permitting. This will be the second of three back-to-back supermoons, with the first occurring on Jan. 21, and the third falling on March 21. For those who are unfamiliar with supermoons, it’s basically a full moon that occurs when the moon is at its closest point to Earth in its monthly elliptical orbit around our planet. This makes the moon appear larger and more luminous than ordinary full moons. Read more for another video providing more tips on getting the best view of this phenomenon.
Always wanted to tackle the famed Nürburgring track in Germany, but don’t have a vehicle for the experience? There’s always the option of paying for a ring taxi, but it’ll definitely cost you. To be more specific, a run in a BMW M3 will cost you roughly $300, while a ride along in a McLaren 720S will run $340. Why? The 13 mile race track in the world is rough on cars, especially the tires, brake pads and even driveshafts. Read more to see the cost breakdown for the McLaren 720S at Nurburgring.
The Toilet Paper Blaster Skid Shot is not an early April Fools’ Day prank, but a real product that puts the Nerf Fortnite blasters to shame, or at least for some people. Simply put, it’s capable of blasting toilet paper up to 30 feet by transforming real toilet paper into clean spitballs. However, this gadgets uses water, not spit, for hygienic spitballs that are bio-degradable and easy to clean up. According to the manufacturer, you can get approximately 350+ spitballs per roll of 2-ply toilet paper. Product page. Read more for a video review and additional information.
Hate bosses looking over your shoulder? The SiteWasp is basically an all-in-one monitoring drone that aims to replace supervisors at construction sites. “The objective of the SiteWasp drone is to remotely provide stakeholders with construction updates, thus unifying the planning process and the building process. This 3D drone system scans, measures, analyses, and documents with high-resolution images the current state and process of construction. It uses the digital BIM (Building Information Model) so that all remote stakeholders can react directly to crucial errors and differences, which leads to a more synchronized and efficient workflow,” said its creator Sebastian Gier. Read more for additional pictures and information.