Samsung Electronics America has just unveiled its next-generation interactive, touchscreen display. It aims to transform collaboration / communication for in-person, hybrid / remote education and business environments. Officially called the “85-inch Interactive Display,” it features a smooth pen-to-paper writing mode, flexible image editing tool and a straightforward content navigation system, thus enabling teachers to remain focused on their lesson while encouraging creativity. Read more for additional pictures and information.
The BRABUS Rocket 900 One of Ten, based on the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4MATIC+, is limited to just 10 vehicles worldwide. It’s powered by a biturbo 4.5L V8 generating increased 900 hp and 774 lb-ft of torque, mated to a SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9-speed sports transmission. This means the all-wheel drive, four-seat coupe is capable of hitting 62 mph in just 2.8 seconds, 186 mph in just 23.9 seconds and topping out at an electronically limited 205 mph. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
The much talked about Super Mario 64 PC port that was built from the ground up from leaked source code is improving graphically, and in a big way. A modder who goes by Dario online is working on adding ray tracing to this version of the game, and so far, it looks far better than even the Super Mario 3D All Stars for the Nintendo Switch. Since it’s a work in progress, you won’t see a masterpiece just yet, but the game still runs quite nicely on an NVIDIA GTX 1080 (720p, 30 fps) without ray tracing. Read more for a video and additional information.
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Apple’s augmented reality smartglasses are reported to launch either late next year or in early 2022, and just this week, display expert Ross Young claimed that they’ll be using Sony microOLED (1280×960 resolution) displays. Each of these 0.5-inch displays have a 100,000:1 contrast ratio, a response speed of 0.01ms or less, and a wide color gamut. As for other features, we’ll have to wait until new Apple leaks surface. Read more for a video and additional information.
BMW teamed up with New York-based lifestyle brand Kith to develop the limited edition BMW M4 Competition x Kith with design elements personally created by Kith founder Ronnie Fiegg. Limited to just 150-units worldwide, it features inspiration from the E30 M3 and the Cinnabar Red M4 Design Study by Kith, along with several unique logos. The rear decklid of the BMW M4 Competition x Kith sports a black Kith logo with the iconic tri-color BMW M stripes. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
OnePlus Buds are a great AirPods alternative for less than half the price, and you can get a pair for $59 shipped, today only, originally $79. These true wireless earbuds feature the company’s Warp Charging technology, which allows users to charge the device for 10 minutes to keep music going for up to 10 hours. It packs a 430mAh battery in the case and each earphone boasts a 35mAh battery, giving it an industry-leading 30 hours of audio playback time with the case and seven hours with the earbuds. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
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Sony built the PS5 with removable side plates, which leaves lots of customization options for users. Unfortunately, the Dragon Ball Z example you see above is a fan creation, but on the bright side, at least one company is already selling unofficial plates. UK-based PlateStation 5 is offering plates in Cherry Red, Chromatic, Indigo Blue, Jungle Camo and Limited Edition V1 Matte Black, all priced at around $42 USD. Read more for additional pictures and information.
James Hobson, better known as The Hacksmith online, is back at it again with his crazy plasma lightsaber. In addition to featuring a retractable blade that works at the push of a button, it can reach a scorching temperature of 2200 ° C. For anyone who missed the previous story, the beam generated with liquid propane gas and oxygen gas mixed in a fancy laminar flow nozzle, or a technology used to control the flow of water in jumping fountains. Read more to see it take on a safe used in bank vaults.
Whether if you have the new LiDAR-equipped iPhone 12 Pro or any other smartphone, ClipDrop is the first app that makes augmented reality practical. How so? It basically enables you to cut-and-paste real objects onto your computer’s desktop. Simply open the app, take a picture of something, and then hover it over a computer screen to use in your applications. Other uses include taking text from a book, as the app automatically removes the background. Read more for a video demonstration.
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You can rest assured that Samsung is already hard at work on their upcoming Galaxy S21 smartphone, and this next-generation model just might have a new type of display. The company filed a trademark on October 16, 2020 with the KIPO (Korean Intellectual Property Office) for the name Blade Bezel. The description lists this as a large screen display, smartphone display, LCD, LED, OLED, digital camera display, video screen. Read more for the patent filing, additional pictures and information.