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At $9,999.95 and set for release on June 27, the Fujifilm GFX 100 is the word’s first 102-megapixel mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera. Featuring five-axis in-body image stabilization, a spring-suspension system for reduced “shutter shock”, on-board phase detection hybrid auto-focus offering “approximately” 100% coverage, and the ability to record 4:2:2 10-bit DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) video at up to 30fps, with the option to output uncompressed footage via HDMI. “This dramatically broadens the scope of situations where a user can hand-hold the camera and still enjoy the world of 100MP+ ultra-high resolution, pushing the boundaries of photographic expression,” said Fujifilm. Read more for a more in-depth hands-on video, additional pictures and information.
A California driver managed to capture dashcam footage of an F-16 fighter jet pilot ejecting just moments before the plane crashes into a warehouse. One warehouse worker said he heard the deafening noise of the jet seconds before it smashed through the roof of the building near a Southern California air base. “Next thing I know I just hear this explosion and turn around to the back of the building, and I just seen a burst of flames and just the ceiling started falling through every part of the building. I turned around, and my co-worker just told me to get out, so I just made a run for it,” Daniel Gallegos told KABC-TV. Read more for the dashcam footage and additional information.
Designer Victor Martinez transformed a Ducati Hypermotard 1100 into a machine worthy of a post-apocalyptic science fiction film, like Terminnator Salvation. This bike is powered by a 1078cc L-twin generating 90 bhp and can currently be seen in person at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Unlike other handheld game consoles, Playdate by Portland-based Panic boasts a black and white screen, along with a hand crank, which is used in some games. The crank is a gameplay element has already been confirmed for the console’s first game, called “Crankin’s Time Travel Adventure” from Keita Takahashi, best known for “Katamari Damacy”). This game uses the crank to control time itself, moving time backwards and forwards as necessary. Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.
At $47K, this ultra luxurious Rolls-Royce Champagne Chest will cost you more than a Tesla Model 3 base ($35K) model, but for Rolls-Royce owners, this may be a drop in the bucket. It’s made from machined aluminum, carbon fiber, all wrapped in premium, natural grain leather and Tudor Oak. Designed for four, there are compartments for hand-blown crystal champagne flutes, embroidered napkins, anodized aluminum and carbon fiber thermal champagne coolers, mother-of-pearl caviar spoons, and various other accessories. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Cody spotted an unidentified flying object in Twentynine Palms, California, a little after 9.15pm on Monday. This strange UFO can be seen floating in the pitch black night sky to the right of the vehicle. “I guess it’s not really that far, it’s like right here, we’re going to drive right up to it. It’s a long ribbon in the sky, a light ribbon and it shakes. It’s all segmented too,” said the driver. Read more for two videos and additional information.
The bee population has been in decline for quite some time, and according to research, honeybees perform 80% of pollination and 70% of the top human food crops—which supply about 90% of the planet’s nutrition—are pollinated by bees. McDonald’s boasts close to 38,000 locations in over 100 countries, and most certainly has an impact on global food supply and an interest in making sure that bees can keep doing their work for this reason. Sweden’s McDonalds franchisees are experimenting with beehives on top of some restaurants in the country. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Just when you thought deepfakes couldn’t get any creepier (or cooler), new videos have popped up transforming comedian / actor Bill Hader into Al Pacino and Arnold Schwarzenegger. For those who don’t know what a deepfake is, this basically refers to a technique for human image synthesis based on artificial intelligence. It’s used to combine and superimpose existing images and videos onto source images or videos using a machine learning technique called a “generative adversarial network” (GAN). Read more for another video and additional information.
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Mario Kart Tour is Nintendo’s newest mobile game, and the closed beta has just launched in the U.S. and Japan on Android devices. Co-developed by DeNA, the gameplay mechanics are designed for touchscreen controls, as players steer their kart by swiping left or right to direct an on-screen arrow, and to use items, simple tap right below the driver. You’ll be able to play as Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Toad, Rosalina, Bowser, and the Koopa kids, while others, such as Baby Peach, Dry Bowser, and Metal Mario, are unlockable. Read more for another gameplay video and additional screenshots.
Ford partnered with Agility Robotics to create Digit, an autonomous robot that walks upright on two legs, can scale stairs and also carry packages weighing up to 40 pounds. It’s tackling Ford’s biggest issue with self-driving vehicles, autonomously delivering for companies like Domino’s Pizza, Postmates, Uber Eats, etc. directly to the front door. “As we’ve learned in our pilot programs, it’s not always convenient for people to leave their homes for packages or for businesses to run their own delivery services,” said Ken Washington, Ford’s chief technology officer. Read more for a video and additional information.