At first glance, this actor may actually be able to convince people on social media that it’s actually Tom Cruise, but upon closer inspection, you’ll realize it’s just a very realistic deepfake. The voice acting is almost near perfect, although some parts aren’t properly synced. Where artificial intelligence really shines is the face tracking and lighting, which appear to be immaculate, except for some parts when a pair of sunglasses are removed. Read more for a video compilation.
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Industrial designer Frederik Steve Kristensen may work for Danish hypercar manufacturer Zenvo, but in his spare time, he creates automobile concepts that may one day become a reality. The Lamborghini Matador is his latest project, and the main focus was the aerodynamic bits on the vehicle, which combines elements of the past, present as well as future. You may recognize some exterior components from previous Lamborghinis, but also some parts from Aston Martin and Lotus. Read more for additional pictures.
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Kyle Williams may be a 400-ton Caterpillar truck driver by trade, but in his spare time, he’s in the garage making his automobile dreams come true. His latest project is a 1995 Ford Mustang with an extreme forced induction setup, or to be more specific, eight turbochargers, one for each cylinder. Originally, the project car was supposed to be a 2003 Ford Mustang that ended up in an unfortunate coolant spill accident, and this project was the result. Read more for a video of it in-action and additional information.
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JSC Kalashnikov Concern’s MP-155 Ultima is claimed to be the first Russian-made smart shotgun, and recently made its debut at the DEX 2021 International Defence Exhibition in Abu Dhabi. At first glance, this appears to be something straight from a video game, with a reflex sight, high-resolution screen that tracks your shooting and how much ammunition you have left, as well as smartphone syncing capabilities. Read more for a video and additional information.
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For a Nissan GT-R that truly stands out from the rest, look no further than this 2014 model, complete with a unique custom engraved bodykit. To create this finish, the body panels were first finished in chrome before a coat of gold and engravings were applied by hand. Other exterior modifications include a custom rear wing and stanced black / chrome wheels that sit on a lowered suspension. The exhaust was created in-house by Kuhl and consists of three massive blue-tipped central tailpipes. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
The eufy Security Smart Lock comes complete with a WiFi bridge, and you can get one for $139.99 shipped, today only, originally $169.99. Its stainless steel plating ensures that the Smart Lock can endure up to 2473 lb (1122 kg) of weight, enough to withstand the wear and tear of daily use. You can also lock and unlock remotely as you approach via Bluetooth with the free eufy Security app. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video preview and additional information.
Unlike standard LCD and OLED panels, microLED basically consists of microscopic LEDs forming the individual pixel elements, thus offering better contrast, response times, and energy efficiency. With that said, C-SEED’s new M1 is touted as the world’s first foldable 165-inch microLED TV. When not in use, the display is stored as a sculpture-like column in the floor, but at the push of a button, the solid block of aviation-grade aluminum alloy rises silently from the floor, unfolding to reveal the massive viewing area. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Joshua Tree National Park, located in southeastern California, east of Los Angeles and San Bernardino, near Palm Springs, is named for its Joshua trees native to the Mojave Desert. What better place to stay in a UFO than in a desert? Airbnb is offering the chance to do just that in the Area 55 Futuro House, which is just one of 85 in the world, restored to its former glory. Since this is a completely off-grid glamping experience, you’ll be able to disconnect from the digital world. The coolest feature is the drop-down staircase that looks to be straight from a science fiction movie. Read more for a video tour, additional pictures and information.
Remember those animated paintings you saw on the walls in Harry Potter’s school? Well, MyHertiage’s DeepNostalgia tool does something similar to the faces in just about any old photo. The technology behind this tool was developed by Israeli firm D-ID, powered by artificial intelligence algorithms trained on pre-recorded videos of living people moving their faces and gesturing. This means you can bring historical figures, like Queen Victoria, Florence Nightingale, and more, to life. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Although it might sound like something from a science fiction movie, a team of scientists have successfully managed to capture footage of a micrometer-sized space-time crystal made of magnons. This is stable at room temperature, and using an ultra-precise X-ray microscope, the team recorded recurring periodic magnetization structure. Magnons are basically quasiparticles associated with the spin wave of electrons within a magnetic material. Read more for a video and additional information.