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It’s not unusual for a mega mansion to pop up for sale in Los Angeles, but we’re just beginning to see sellers who also accept Bitcoin as a form of payment. This stunning 18,169-square-foot “Elementi” mansion was designed by Michael Chen and inspired by the Pacific Coast Highway bridges as well as waterfalls. This seven-bedroom, 14-bath residence sits atop the private enclave of Trousdale Estates at 1108 Wallace Ridge Court, Beverly Hills CA. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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Engineers from Purdue University, Air Squared Inc., and Whirlpool Corporation are currently building a refrigerator that can operate in zero gravity regardless of orientation and just as well as the one found in your home. Next month, these engineers will test their innovative fridge design on Zero Gravity Corporation’s (ZERO-G) unique weightless research lab, which flies in microgravity for 20-second intervals. Read more for a video and additional information.
Hisense’s 55″ Class H8 Quantum Series Android 4K ULED Smart TV has many of the features of high-end sets, and you can get one for $479.99 shipped, today only, originally $699.99. Featuring a sleek aesthetic chassis with a sleek bezel-less frame, AI-powered automated scene recognition that intuitively adjusts the picture / sound based on the genre of content you’re watching, and a special game mode that significantly improves input lag. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
Mercedes-Benz teased the interior of its all-new 2022 EQS a few months back, but now, they’ve officially unveiled their luxury electric sedan. The vehicle combines technology, design, functionality and connectivity to delight both drivers as well as passengers. The US market is set to get the EQS 450+ with 329 hp and the EQS 580 4MATIC with 516 hp, both of which can be charged with up to 200 kW at fast charging stations using a direct current, good for up to a 479-mile range. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
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Apple has been known to be ultra stringent when it comes to quality control and product defects, as most never see the light of day outside their factories. However, this iPhone 11 Pro Max with a misaligned logo is allegedly a 1-in-100 million error. Fortunately, this misaligned logo is the only defect on the handset, and its current owner tried selling it for a premium recently, but was unable to get their desired asking price (reportedly $2,700 USD). Read more for a video discussing this iPhone.
The DJI Air 2S just might be the best Mavic yet, as it’s the first drone of its size capable of capturing 20-megapixel still images or video in 5.4K with a new one-inch sensor that was previously available only on larger, less agile UAVs. There’s also a new MasterShots feature that utilizes automatic flight path planning to set the drone’s course while recording video. After completing the flight, DJI Air 2S automatically merges the footage under one theme to create an eye-catching video. Product page. Read more for two videos, including an early review, and additional information.
The 2022 Nissan GT-R NISMO has just made its debut, alongside a special edition version, which are both planned to launch this October in Japan. Both models will be offered in the new, NISMO-exclusive NISMO Stealth Gray body color, while the special edition sports a NISMO-exclusive clear-coated carbon fiber hood and 20-inch Rays aluminum forged wheels that sport a red accent, matching existing accents around the body. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
You may have seen a previous version of Carnegie Mellon University’s snake robot, but now it’s capable of swimming underwater, thanks to a modular robotics platform. This means that it will be able to inspect ships, submarines and infrastructure for damage. The Hardened Underwater Modular Robot Snake (HUMRS) was tested by a team from the Biorobotics Lab in the School of Computer Science’s Robotics Institute last month in the university’s pool. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Remember Sonic Adventure from 1998 on the SEGA Dreamcast? If so, this fan-made game will bring back some memories. Officially called “Sonic Adventure: Dreams Edition”, it was created by two gamers and also draws inspiration from the Boost system used in Sonic Unleashed, along with some of the character assets, including Sonic himself. The game starts off in an open-world hub that is large enough to let you run at full-speed. Read more for a video and additional information.
Anker’s Bolder LC40 Rechargeable Flashlight LED Torch is great for your everyday carry, and it’s being offered for just $16.99 with coupon code: ankerlight1, today only, originally $22.99. Unlike standard flashlights, this one uses a high-efficiency Cree LED XP-G2 (50,000-hour lifespan) for high 400 Lumens brightness and excellent battery life, all encased in a durable aluminum body. Product page – be sure to enter coupon code: ankerlight1 during final checkout for the additional discount. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.