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An Apple Car has been rumored for years, and this recently discovered patent just might confirm that they’re working on building one. To be more specific, patent describes a system that uses electrical current to detect cracks and other issues in glass. Sure, the iPhone, iPad and iMac all use glass, but the patent sketches show that it’s specifically for car windshields. It consists of a conductive film that sits between layers of glass. Read more to see the patent sketches and for additional information.
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Have you ever wanted to use your iPhone’s rear cameras to snap selfies, but wanted a screen to preview the image? The Ulanzi ST-09 Tripod Mount should do the trick. It basically consists of a grip for the iPhone with a rear section for placing the Apple Watch that turns it into a small viewfinder to ensure the perfect shot every time. The ST-09 can be attached to just about any handheld tripod, and a cold shoe up top allows you to attach other accessories (external microphones, etc.). Read more for a video and additional information.
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Here’s one sports car that even auto enthusiast may not have known existed, the Lamborghini Jarama. Styled by famed Bertone designer Marcello Gandini, this vehicle is classified as a 2+2 grand tourer and was manufactured between 1970-1976. It was named after the fighting bulls bred in Spain’s Jarama river area and not the Jarama racing circuit near Madrid. At 3,200-pounds, it’s powered by the Islero-sourced 3.9L V12 engine generating 350 hp, mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Read more for a video that provides an up-close look, additional pictures and information.
Razer’s Kraken Tournament Edition Gaming Headset is the first to support THX Spatial Audio – creating realistic depth and immersion by simulating 360° sound with pinpoint accuracy for greater awareness during gameplay, and you can get one for $54.99 shipped, today only, originally $99.99. When you combine this technology with its custom-tuned 50mm drivers, you get an affordable headset with clarity and punchy bass. Product page. If you already have a headset, check out other Razer Black Friday deals here. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
Peter Sripol wanted to take Nerf blasters to the next level, and in an unconventional way. So, he acquired a Nerf Elite 2.0 Turbine CS-18 motorized blaster, removed its standard electric motors and then replaced them with a Toyan 4-stroke engine designed for remote-controlled toys. Aside from sourcing the precision metallic adapters, the entire process wasn’t too much trouble, but the result is definitely worth checking out, especially with its customized gearbox. Read more for a video and additional information.
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Samsung NEON made its debut earlier this year at CES 2020 in Las Vegas, and it’s essentially a computationally created virtual being that looks and behaves like a real human. Pranav Mistry, the CEO of STAR (Samsung Technology and Advanced Research) Labs, announced this week that NEON will be available on smartphones before the end of the year. NEON View is the version that will be coming to mobile phones and possibly tablets. Read more for a video about NEON and additional information.
With many gyms still closed due to the pandemic, an increasing number of people have been working out from home, but it’s quite difficult (and pricey) to obtain all the equipment. The PIVOT Bed hopes to change that, and without taking up an entire room. Simply put, it’s a heavy duty S366-grade steel bed that transforms into a home gym in minutes, complete with a power rack, pull up bar, dip bar, tablet mount, and lots more. Two built-in gas struts make lifting and lowering the apparatus a breeze. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Video Game collector Nick Robinson discovered that a limited edition Nintendo DSi training game for McDonalds employees in Japan actually exists, so he took it upon himself to track one down. However, this journey was not as simple as flying to Japan and picking one up, but rather a quest that spanned ten years traveling the world. Many technical experts had to be contacted along the way as well as finding out how to transport goods the not so legal way. Read more for two videos and additional information.
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The 2021 Audi E-Tron FE07 Formula E race car is sleeker and more efficient than ever, thanks to a new MGU05 motor-generator. This all-electric powertrain generates 335 horsepower that can be boosted to 382 horsepower in “attack mode,” which enables it to accelerate from 0-62 mph in 2.88 seconds, while topping out at 149 mph. The engineering team achieved an overall efficiency of over 95 percent for the powertrain and the new MGU inverter unit has an efficiency of even more than 97 percent in all relevant driving conditions. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Western Digital’s 1TB My Passport SSD may be small, but it doesn’t lack in performance, and you can get one for $129.99 shipped, today only, originally $199.99. Its bold metal design is both stylish and rugged, with a smooth feels in the hand. The blazing fast NVMe technology offers read speeds of up to 1050MB/s and write speeds of up to 1000MB/s. Plus, the password enabled 256-bit AES hardware encryption to help easily protect valuable content. Product page. read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.