NASA’s Mars 2020 rover mission will launch with an autonomous mini-helicopter, with both scheduled to launch in July of that year and land on the Red Planet in February 2021. This stripped-down chopper will make a maximum of five short journeys in the Martian atmosphere, studying it like never before. It does not come equipped with science instruments, but is fitted with a high-resolution color imager. “We envision helicopters opening doors to new types of exploration on Mars,” said Håvard Grip, flight-control and aerodynamics lead for the Mars Helicopter, during a presentation with NASA’s Future In-Space Operations (FISO) working group. Read more for another video and additional information.
In case of zombie apocalypse, you’ll want EK Archery’s Cobra RX Adder. It’s the world’s first commercially available Tactical Repeating Crossbow, and is great for hunting, recreation, or fighting the undead. It boasts Picatinny rails, a red dot sight, fore-grip, quick detachable sling shoulder mount, an AR-15-inspired adjustable stock, and a top-load magazine capable that holds 5 EK carbon bolts. Read more for a testing video and additional information.
Apple’s 32GB iPad (2018 model) is perfect for the casual user who doesn’t need all the pro features, and it’s being offered for just $249.99 shipped, today only, originally $329.99. It features a 9.7‑inch Retina display, 32GB of internal storage, an A10 Fusion chip with 64-bit architecture, an embedded M10 coprocessor, 8MP rear camera with HDR and 1080p HD video, and a 1.2MP FaceTime HD front camera. On a full charge, you can expect up to to 10 hours of surﬁng the web on Wi‑Fi, watching video, or listening to music. Read more for another video review and additional information.
NASA’s Juno has captured yet another striking image of Jupiter’s mysterious Great Red Spot and turbulent southern hemisphere. It was photographed as the spacecraft performed its 17th science pass of the gas giant. It snapped a total of three images on February 12, and was between 26,876 kilometers and 95,434 kilometers above Jupiter’s cloud tops. Read more for a video showing what NASA’s Juno has discovered so far about Jupiter.
Did you see a meteor streaking across the Los Angeles sky a few nights back during the supermoon? Well, it’s not quite what you think, but rather just a clever stunt by Red Bull. Simply put, what you saw were skydivers in wingsuits equipped with LED lights and “Sparking Pyrotechnic”. These daredevils jumped from a helicopter hovering 4000-feet above the Los Angeles skyline and zipped through the sky at nearly 120 miles per hour. Read more to see the video from the wingsuit’s perspective.
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.