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Mattel has just announced Pictionary Air, an AR-powered version of the classic board game where players draw in the air using a light pen while their smart device (or television) tracks their movements. Rather than using a traditional pen and paper to draw pictures for players to identify, you are provided with a light-up pen and then the drawing is cast in real-time onto a mobile device or TV equipped with Chromecast or AirPlay. Read more for a hands-on video preview and additional information.
When it comes to automobile accidents, emergency vehicles can not always easily reach the actual site, whether it be due to traffic or other unforeseen circumstances. Median AMB aims to solve that issue with a monorail-like design that slides right down a road’s median / center divider. Once it reaches the collision, a sliding door opens where response teams can aid those in need. Read more for another picture and additional information.
Analogue specializes in releasing upgraded versions of classic game consoles, like the Super NES, and their latest product is the Mega SG. This modern SEGA Genesis not only features HD-output and crystal-clear audio, but an unreleased game from 1994 called “Hardcore”. Strictly Limited, the game’s publisher, originally wanted to release the shoot-’em-up game on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, but now, we’ll see the game when the Mega SG ships in April. Read more for some gameplay, additional pictures and information.
China’s Xinhua news agency revealed its newest news anchor, Xin Xiaomeng, the world’s first female anchor powered by advanced artificial intelligence technology. In the video above, she announced that her official debut will happen some time in March. “Henceforth, rather than working behind the desk, I’ll be broadcasting the news in front of the desk,” the digital model said. Instead, I’ll be broadcasting from a standing position. I can make more hand gestures and facial expressions. Now I have my own name, Xin Xiaohao. Thanks to this upgrade, I’ll be able to conduct better broadcasts,” said Xiaomeng. Her appearance and voice were inspired by a real-life Xinhua broadcaster named Qu Meng. Read more for this week’s compilation of fascinating images.
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The Nintendo Switch is set to get a refresh some time this year, and it already has a playable version of Fortnite, but what if the company were to go back to the basics and re-release the Game Boy? If that happened, it might look something like the Nintendo Flex. This portable game console retains a similar button layout with flush body-colored buttons and replaces the traditional cartridge slot out back with a microSD expansion of sorts that doubles as a power switch on the side. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Aaron Beck may not be a familiar name, but this auto enthusiast has collaborated with Weta Workshop who specialize in special effects for movies, like Lord of the Rings and Elysium. What happens when they decide to customize a 1973 Plymouth Barracuda? Well, it ends up looking like a vehicle straight from the GTA 5 universe or Mad Max Fury Road, thanks to a matte black paint job. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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Huawei’s press event at Mobile World Congress 2019 is scheduled for Sunday at 2 pm CET (8 am EST), but some who happen to be around Fira de Barcelona have managed to snap a picture of the Huawei Mate X before its official debut. Unfortunately, no technical details were leaked, though the sign does tout the handset as “the world’s fastest foldable 5G phone,” which would mean it should be faster than the Samsung Galaxy Fold that was announced earlier this week. Read more for additional renders and information.
The 1967 Ford Mustang GT Fastback has been faithfully recreated in this all-new LEGO (10265) set, which is comprised of 1,472-pieces, complete with white racing stripes, bonnet scoop, printed mustang grille badge, GT emblems and 5-spoke rims with road-gripping tires. Plus, there’s even optional add-ons for customization, including various license plates, a supercharger unit, rear ducktail spoiler, exhaust pipes, front chin spoiler and even a nitrous oxide tank. You can also remove the roof panel or open the doors to easily accessthe detailed interior that boasts seats, a radio, working steering and a mid-console gearshift. It goes on sale March 1, priced at $149.99. Read more for another in-depth video review, additional pictures and information.
Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic VSS Unity spaceplane soared to the edge of space with a test passenger for the first time on Friday, bringing the company closer to its goal of suborbital flights for space tourists that ever before. Beth Moses, Virgin Galactic’s chief astronaut instructor, who will train future space tourists, joined the pilots onboard to evaluate the customer experience and cabin. “There’s a saying in aviation that the pilots have the best seat in the house, with the view up there. But today, I’m not sure,” said pilot David Mackay when asked about Moses. Read more for another video and additional information.
TP-Link’s N300 WiFi Extender maximizes connectivity in your home without the hassle, all for $14.97 after clipping the on-page $2 off coupon, today only, originally $29.99. This device expands your router’s signal to provide strong and stable WiFi, enabling you to watch movies, stream music as well as listen to your favorite podcasts without worrying about dead zones or spotty signals. You can even force bedtime for children by turning the network on / off at preset times or secure your network by controlling which devices connect to your extended WiFi. Product page. Read more for a video review and additional information.