Amazon’s 8GB Kindle Paperwhite is now waterproof, and you can get one for $84.99 shipped, today only, originally $129.99. This updated model also features updated electronic ink technology for better contrast, complete with a high resolution 300 ppi display for laser-quality text that reads like real paper, while five LEDs and an adjustable front light provide a uniform, glare-free display in any setting—even direct sunlight. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
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Canon’s EOS R5 DSLR camera has no issues snapping photos, but when you want to record footage in 8K RAW for longer than 20-minutes, you’ll need to let it cool down for 2-hours before being able to capture footage again. Photographer and gadgets modder Matthew Perks might have the solution for anyone interested: watercooling. After tearing down the camera, he found that the R5’s main processor generates copious amounts of heat during recording and its thermal pads aren’t optimally located. Read more for a video and additional information.
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The Utah monolith coordinates may not be of much use anymore, or at least for anyone wanting to visit the structure, as it has seemingly disappeared overnight, without a trace, other than a mysterious silver triangle. Utah’s Department of Public Safety stated that biologists first spotted the 11-foot-tall monolith on November 18, and it appeared to have sides made of stainless steel. Since then, at least dozens of groups have hiked their way to the location for photographs. Read more for a video showing what remains and additional information.
You’ve probably seen at least one replica vehicle from the Fast & Furious movie franchise, but what about twenty four of them in the same collection? Edmonton-based Jorge owns an auto shop somewhere in Alberta that contains movie accurate Fast & Furious replicas of the Toyota Supra, Nissan Skyline, Dodge Charger, Porsche 911 GT3 RS, and more. Even though some may look to be the actual vehicles they used in the films, they are all replicas, some modified from the ground up, while others already built. Read more for a video tour of the collection and additional information.
You’ve seen Miles Morales as a brick, now gamers have discovered that you can play as a patio heater, called “Spider-Lamp”. Yes, players still have access to all of Spider-Man’s powers when in this form, including being able to launch himself into the air and web sling around the city. If you get far enough, the character also gains Venom Blast (the ability to incapacitate his enemies with electricity), Camouflage (temporary invisibility), and Mega Venom Blast (the ability to attack multiple nearby enemies with his venom blast). Read more for two videos and additional information.
This is currently LG’s largest OLED TV to date, and the 8K OLED TV boasts an advanced panel with over 33 million self-emitting pixels to deliver the company’s iconic picture quality, ensuring the most lifelike colors in a wide viewing angle, an infinite contrast ratio and true blacks. This 88-inch TV with 8K Ultra HD resolution (7,680 x 4,320) is basically equivalent to 16 times the number of pixels in full HD and four times that of UHD. Read more for a hands-on look and additional information.
The Motorola Edge is an affordable 5G smartphone that doesn’t lack in features, and it’s being offered for just $399.99 shipped, this weekend only, originally $699.99. It’s the company’s first true flagship device in years, packed with a 6.7″ “Endless Edge” OLED display that has HDR10 support and a 90Hz refresh rate, 6GB of RAM, 256GB of internal storage, a triple rear camera setup (64MP main, 16MP ultra-wide, 8MP telephoto), a front-facing 25MP camera, 3.5mm headphone jack, and a 4,500mAh battery. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
Whether it be for Halloween or just any other special occasion, looking like someone else just became a lot more creepy, thanks to Japan-based Kamenya Omoto. This store specializes in masks and is actually paying Tokyo residents $380 USD for their faces. The only catch is that you’ll remain anonymous and they’ll create a hyper-realistic, 3D-printed version of your face to sell to anyone for $750 USD. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
With the ability to travel 280 mpg, the Volkswagen XL1, a diesel-powered plug-in hybrid, is currently the world’s most fuel efficient car. It’s powered by a 0.8L two-cylinder diesel engine making 47 hp and 27 hp electric motor, for a combined output of 68 hp and 100 lb⋅ft of torque, mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox sending power to the rear wheels. The production version boasts an all-electric range of 31-miles from the 5.5 kWh lithium-ion battery, while the 10-liter fuel tank is good for 250-miles of real world driving until the car needs to be refueled. Read more for two videos, including a test drive and an inside look.
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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.