Some already know that “Musou Black” can absorb 99.4% of visible light, but what happens when you cover an entire room in this paint? The Action Lab set to find out, and the results are dark to say the least. When using the same light as in the unpainted room, the “Musou Black” version makes it feel as if you’re stepping into outer space, mainly because the walls now absorb nearly all the visible light. Read more for the video and additional information.
Nintendo released the original Game Boy in Japan during April 1989, then North America, three months later, priced at $89.99 or $187.83 with inflation. Today, genuine sealed systems fetch upwards of $2,200 USD, and this person thought they had purchased one of them for a steal at a garage sale. Unfortunately, things weren’t as they seemed, especially when he noticed that the tape didn’t appear to be original. Read more for the unboxing video and additional information.
A 78-year-old legally blind man regained his sight after receiving the CorNeat KPro implant. This is claimed to be the world’s first artificial cornea that completely integrates with the eye wall with no reliance on donor tissue. The surgery was performed at the Rabin Medical Center, Israel, by Professor Irit Bahar, and upon removal of bandages, the CorNeat KPro immediately enabled the patient to read text as well as recognize family members. Read more to see how the synthetic cornea works.
Google’s Pixel 4a 5G smartphone comes fully unlocked, and you can get one for $459 shipped, today only, originally $499. Featuring a 6.2-inch FHD+ OLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G octa-core processor, 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM, 128GB of internal storage, a dual rear camera system (12MP + 16MP ultrawide), and a front-facing 8MP camera. You still get Night Sight, which gives you the ability to capture amazing low-light photos—and even the Milky Way with astrophotography. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
At first glance, this may appear to be a 3D-printed samurai warrior, but it’s actually just the work of origami artist Juho Könkkölä from Finland. All it took was 50-hours of painstaking folding and a single sheet of 68cm x 68cm Wenzhou paper. In the end, he ended up with a picture perfect sculpture that stands around 8-inches tall. For those who don’t know, normal copy paper with weights of 70–90 g/m2 (19–24 lb) can be used for basic folds, such as the crane. Read more for the video and additional information.
Samsung’s military-grade Galaxy Tab Active3 has just launched in the US, and this ultra rugged tablet can handle just about anything you throw at it. Featuring Samsung wireless DeX to deliver a PC-like experience while mobile by extending the tablet’s view onto a larger monitor or smart display, Wi-Fi 6 with MIMO connectivity to help workers keep up with digital business through greater data transfer speeds, and a programmable key for instant access to critical business apps. Read more for two videos, including a hands-on review, and additional information.
Photo credit: John Calkins
Industrial designer John Calkins is excited about Apple’s rumored electric car, and one of its most important features will be the user interface of the infotainment system. What if Apple decided to work with Tesla in coming years? Well, this is what the Model 3’s infotainment user interface could look like. Think of it as macOS Big Sur meets iPad Pro, with a touch of Elon Musk thrown in. Hyundai confirmed that it’s working with Apple on a car project, but we’ve yet to see any early designs. Read more for a video of Calkin’s UI and additional information.
Sometimes, slimmer is better, especially when it comes to laptops, and with Samsung’s new BLADE BEZEL that’s exactly what you’ll get. With a near bezel-less OLED that gives the laptop a 93% screen-to-body ratio, it also comes equipped with a UPC, or under panel camera that stays hidden when not in use. This means that the laptop itself is around 50% thinner than its LCD counterparts, with the display measuring in at just 1mm thick. Read more for two videos and additional information.
You may have heard about or seen the Y-Brush before, but it recently made an appearance at CES 2021. How can it deep clean your teeth in 10-seconds? Well, it works similar to the way a regular electric toothbrush works, as in a a handle conveys vibrations to a nylon bristle, which in turns moves in such a way to efficiently clean the teeth, gums and gum line. This device’s vibrations are based on specific sonic frequencies. Read more for an early hands-on video review and additional information.
German supercar tuner NOVITEC is no stranger to Ferrari vehicles, and their latest project is no exception. Its twin-turbocharged 3.9L eight-cylinder engine now makes 802 hp and peak torque of 662 lb-ft of torque, enabling it to hit 62 mph in a mere 2.6 seconds, while topping out at over 211 mph. Other features include a carbon fiber aerodynamic kit that consists of a two-piece front spoiler, side air intakes flaps, a front hood insert, carbon-trimmed side mirrors, and a full NOVITEC rear diffuser. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.