Humaid Abdulla Albuqaish is an Arab Sheikh who just so happens to be a social media influencer as well with an impressive supercar collection. Unfortunately, his pet bear got a bit too close to his Lamborghini Huracan Performante while trying to greet Humaid, and the passenger door just slid off like butter. Why would someone have a bear as a pet? Well, he does own a climate-controlled zoo next to his home in Dubai, complete with tigers, snakes, and even hyenas. Read more for the video and additional information.
The TCL 10L 64GB Smartphone is powerful enough for gaming or productivity, and you can get one for $152.99 shipped (in stock soon, order now to lock in price), this weekend only, originally $249.99. Featuring a 6.53” FHD+ Dotch LCD display, powered by NXTVISION, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 octa-core processor, 6GB of RAM, a quad rear camera setup (48MP + 8MP super wide-angle + 2MP macro + 2MP depth), a 16MP front-facing selfie camera, and a microSD expansion. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
IKEA Japan wants to go beyond just DIY furniture, and that’s why the company is jumping into the real estate market in a tiny way. They are offering 107-square-foot loft apartments in Shinjuku, Tokyo for less than $1 USD per month. This isn’t a bathroom-sized room either, but rather a fully-furnished mini living space, complete with a sleeping area, kitchenette as well as a bathroom. Read more for a video tour, additional pictures and information.
NASA’s Curiosity rover captured am amazing image perched on the side of Mars’ Mount Sharp. The rover is capable of capturing a 360° view of its environment with its black-and-white navigation cameras each time it completes a drive. However, the rover typically keeps the images in a compressed, low-quality format, to make it easier to transmit back to Earth. This scene was just too incredible not to capture it in the highest quality that the navigation cameras are capable of. Read more for a video and additional information.
Fans of the Alien movies are most likely familiar with the Caterpillar P-5000 Powered Work Loader. It’s essentially a mechanized exoskeleton used for lifting and moving heavy objects using hydraulic claws similar to those found on forklifts. How does it work? One joint of each claw is placed under the package, while the other one is used to clamp down on top of it. The Hacksmith managed to build a real-life version of this exoskeleton. Read more to see the destruction that ensues.
ETH Zurch researchers have partnered with Müller Illien Landscape Architects, Timbatec and other partners to construct hanging gardens that stand 74-feet-tall. It consists of five geometrically complex wooden pods that are slightly offset from each other and supported by eight thin steel pillars. This installation, named after the Babylonian queen, is being designed and built using innovative digital methods, including robots as well as artificial intelligence. Read more for a video and additional information.
Hi Fly, a company that leases widebody aircraft, has made history by successfully landing the first ever Airbus A340 in Antarctica. Captain Carlos Mirpuri flew his crew from Cape Town to Antarctica and back, a journey that totaled 2,500 nautical miles, or just over five hours each way. The aircraft, officially called the Hi Fly 9H-SOL A340-313HGW (High Gross Weight, has a maximum take-off weight of 275 tons. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Beats Studio Buds offer a true wireless noise canceling earbuds experience, but without the high price tag, as you can get a pair for $99.95 shipped + a $10 Amazon credit with promotion code: BYZPPJADUODB, today only, originally $149.95 – be sure to check out other Black Friday deals here. Featuring powerful, balanced sound driven by proprietary 8.2mm, dual-element diaphragm driver that consists of central rigid piston with a flexible outer surround and a two-chamber acoustic design to achieve outstanding stereo separation as well as low harmonic distortion across the frequency curve so you hear every note. Product page – be sure to enter promotion code: BYZPPJADUODB for the additional $10 credit. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
Promobot, a robot manufacturing company, wants to find the perfect face for a humanoid robot-assistant that will eventually work in hotels, shopping malls and other venues. So, they are willing to pay $200,000 USD to somebody willing to transfer the rights to use their face forever. The company is seeking preferably a “kind and friendly” face, but has released no other guidelines. Read more for a video and additional information.
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Samsung Electronics recently had a patent approved by the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) for an ‘electronic apparatus,’ and within the 60-page documentation, there were several sketches that appear to show a folding smartphone that has a hidden screen extension. When folded up, it looks just like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, but when opened up, a full 7.6-inch display is revealed. Read more to see the sketches and for additional information.