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The 2019 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference is set to take place on June 3rd, and one of the most anticipated announcements will be watchOS 6. However, designer Jake Sworski gives us a preview of this refreshed operating system for the Apple Watch ahead of its reveal. Featuring various new watch faces, a sleep tracking function, an improved activity ring, nutrition app, and lots more. Read more for a video and tons of additional pictures.
To celebrate the release of Marvel’s Avengers Endgame on Friday in India, Oppo launched the limited edition Oppo F11 Pro Avengers Endgame edition smartphone. Sporting a Captain American-inspired space blue finish, a dual rear camera setup in silver with a 48-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor, as well as a Cap-themed protective cover. Other features include: a 6.5-inch IPS LCD, 6GB of RAM, 120GB of internal storage, 16MP front-facing camera, and a Mediatek Helio P70 processor. Read more for an unboxing video and additional information.
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Rooftop pools are nothing new, but rarely do you see one actually double as the roof, that is unless…you’re talking about Antireality’s Summer House concept. This triangular 914-square-foot living space is located on a rocky coastline and balanced on a massive boulder, complete with floor-to-ceiling glazing, along with three timber cylinders that create individual rooms. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft successfully blasted a crater into an asteroid called 162173 Ryugu. “The exact size and shape of the artificial crater will be examined in detail in the future, but we can see that terrain of an area about [60 feet] 20 m[eters] wide has changed. We did not expect such a big alternation so a lively debate has been initiated in the project!,” said the Japan Space Exploration Agency (JAXA). Read more for the video and additional information.
Russia-based luxury accessory maker Caviar has created a geeky Infinity Gauntlet charger just in time for the Avengers: Endgame movie premier. At $7660, this luxurious Infinity Gauntlet is covered with gold and boasts six semi-precious stones: topaz, chrysolite, amethyst, garnet, citrine and amber. It stands 11.8-inches (30-centimeters) and is a near-exact replica of Thanos’ glove. When charging your smartphone, simply place it in the palm of the glove, plug in the connector, and you’ll be ready to go. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Apple’s AirPods 2 with charging case is perfect for those who have never owned a pair, or just want backup, and it’s being offered for just $139.99 shipped (order now to lock price, will ship when in stock), today only, originally $159.99. When removed from the case, they are automatically on and automatically connected, making for a seamless setup with all of your Apple devices. One new feature is quick access to Siri by simply saying “Hey Siri”. You can still double-tap to play or skip forward, while the new Apple H1 headphone chip delivers faster wireless connection to your devices. Product page. Read more for a more in-depth review and additional information.
LEGO revealed an interactive new way to help visually impaired children learn how to read Braille. Officially called, LEGO Braille Bricks, these are essentially custom bricks molded with the same number of studs used for individual letters and numbers in the Braille alphabet. They also feature a printed letter or character that enables sighted teachers and kids to learn and play along. The toymaker plans on releasing the first kits in 2020 and will be free to select institutions through participating partner networks. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Mac Otakara have managed to 3D-print several iPhone XI mock-ups based on the current leaks, and the most notable difference from its predecessors is a square camera bump in the rear that houses a triple-lens camera setup. The new handset is also rumored to feature a nearly square battery and re-positioned logic board. “We previously saw on Weibo claimed photos of molds for iPhone XI and iPhone XI Max cases , and we have now found 3D printed samples on Alibaba prepared from CAD data. There are two kinds of 3D printed mockups, iPhone 2019 6.1 OLED and iPhone 2019 6.5 OLED,” said Mac Otakara. Read more for a video and additional information.
If you’re not familiar with hillclimbing, it’s basically a motorsport where drivers compete against the clock to complete an uphill course. Franco Scribante Racing have just unveiled their stealthy Nissan GT-R hillclimb car, and it will compete in South Africa’s Simola Hillclimb event next month. There’s the massive rear wing, and then something you don’t see everyday, a large front wing that helps generate even more downforce. hThe team says the heavily modified 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 engine will generate around 1,600 horsepower to the wheels. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Nintendo officially announced today that it will host a closed beta Mario Kart Tour test for Android devices from May 22 to June 4 in the United States and Japan. “The closed beta test is a test of an application under development and is held for customers in order to improve the quality of the game. Furthermore, the number of customers who may participate in this test is limited. If the number of applications exceeds the number of possible participants, we will randomly select the participants,” said Nintendo. Read more for a video, a link to the beta signup and additional information.