Set for release on the Nintendo Switch in 2022, Mario, Rabbid Peach and their friends are back for an epic journey in Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope. Players will go on an epic journey to restore order as Cursa, a strange and malevolent entity who twists the planets with its evil influence. Like its predecessor, you’ll be able to explore incredible worlds, fighting enemies in innovative combats mixing turn-based tactics and real-time movements with their extravagant team of heroes. Read more for a first look trailer, screenshots and additional information.
Philips Audio’s SHP9500 HiFi Precision Stereo Over-Ear Headphones are perfect for movies as well as gaming, and you can get a pair for $59.99 shipped, today only, originally $90. Featuring an open-back, over the ear design for authentic sound, 50mm neodymium drivers that deliver the full spectrum of sound, and angled drivers aligned perfectly with your ear. Product page. Read more for two hands-on video reviews and additional information.
Universal Orlando Resort’s Jurassic World VelociCoaster officially opened to the public on Thursday, complete with 360-degree inversions and a dynamic inverted stall that alone spans more than 100 feet of track. This heavily themed attraction transports Islands of Adventure guests into a dynamic environment inspired by the “Jurassic World” films, surrounded by beautifully detailed rock work and lush landscaping, and even an elevated watch tower. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Alpha Motor Corporation partnered with HEIMPLANET to create the WOLF+ Cloudbreak. This special edition version of the company’s electric truck is designed for open integration of various spatial structures, with the truck bed being used as an attachment platform for HEIMPLANET’s Cloudbreak Geodesic Tent, providing a world of new possibilities in outdoor adventures. The tent features dual access points at the back that lead into large entry ways, while the material is weatherproof, durable, and high-quality, resistant to tear. Read more for a video and additional information.
California-based Archer unveils its Maker electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOL) earlier this week at the Hawthorne Hangar Operations. To bring this aircraft to life, a 2,400-square-foot extended reality (XR) volume space was built that simulated a commercial flight and demonstrated how Archer will shape the next era of travel by transforming how people approach everyday activities. This mass shared simulation using the film industry’s most cutting edge technology allowed attendees to virtually ride Archer’s aircraft. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
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It’s not uncommon to capture birds or other explainable aerial phenomena when filming with a drone, but photographer James Cawley might have captured two anomalies when he was in Moab, Utah. These two objects in question were filmed with a DJI Mavic 2 Pro and were flying far too fast to be another drone or animal. He says that there was no audible noise coming from these objects and if it was bullets, there would have been a gunshot echo. Read more for the video and additional information.
The China National Space Administration (CNSA) has just released the first images captured by their Zhurong Mars rover, including a panorama of the landing site, Martian topography / landforms, the landing platform, as well as a selfie with the landing platform. These images marks a complete success of China’s first Mars exploration mission. In the panorama, you can see lots of different-sized rocks in the landing site indicating a good autonomous site selection. Read more for a video and additional information.
The Roku Ultra 2020 Streaming Media Player lets you cut the cord on pricey cable subscriptions, and it’s being offered for just $69 shipped, today only, originally $99.99. This upgraded model lets you enjoy powerful, smooth streaming with channels that launch in a snap, paired with their best wireless remote that provides up to 50% more range. Experience media in extraordinary Dolby Vision HDR picture and experience 3D Dolby Atmos sound when paired with a compatible sound system. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
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Long before the Apple Watch and other smartwatches, there was the Seiko Data-2000. This wristwatch computer was released in 1983 and came bundled with an external keyboard for data-entry. Unlike the devices of today, data had to be synced from the keyboard to the watch using electro-magnetic coupling, or in other words, a wireless dock. It was named Data-2000 for its ability to store 2000 characters, while its memory is a minuscule 112 digits. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Released in 1995, the Nintendo Virtual Boy is essentially a 32-bit tabletop portable video game console developed that was marketed as the first one capable of displaying stereoscopic “3D” graphics. Unfortunately, the head-mounted display caused many people issues since it involves placing the head against the eyepiece to see a red monochrome display, while the games use a parallax effect to create the illusion of depth. Read more to see a portable version that took Shank Mods 1-year to complete.