The COAST G20 LED Penlight is perfect for your everyday carry, and it can be picked up for $8.31, this weekend only, originally $22.52. Its Inspection Beam cuts clean, consistent light from edge to edge to evenly illuminate work spaces, thus simplifying up-close work, while brightening hard-to-reach objects. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
Vine co-creator Dom Hofmann launched Byte, a new Android / iOS app that lets its users share six-second looping videos. Even though it was just released, its biggest competitor comes from China’s Bytedance, the maker of the popular social app TikTok, which lets you string together 6-15 second clips into a 60-second (maximum) video. Read more for a first look at the Byte beta and additional information.
Tuning shop Wheelsandmore has just unveiled their latest upgrade package for the Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster, and there are three to choose from. The Level 1 package is just an ECU tune and a new air filter to increase power from the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 to 650 hp and 575 lb-ft of torque, all for around $2,800 USD. If that’s not enough, the Level 2 ($8,344) package adds sports catalytic converters to produce 670 hp and 612 lb-ft of torque. Read more to see what the Level 3 package is all about and for additional pictures.
Photo credit: Giacomo Zangani
Most know of Nintendo’s Joy-Con, which are the primary game controllers for the Switch, consisting of two individual units, each containing an analog stick and an array of buttons. They can either be used while attached to the main console unit, or detached and played wirelessly; when detached, a pair of Joy-Con can be used by a single player, or divided between two as individual controllers. Giacomo Zangani’s Clippad may not have the two player functionality, but when not in use, this smartphone game controller easily slips into your pocket. Read more for an animation, additional pictures and information.
Mansory is known for their extreme supercar upgrade packages, and their latest kit, called the Carbonado, transforms a 2018 Aventador S Roadster into a carbon fiber beast. In addition to the stealthy body work, it also comes equipped with optimized air intakes, a front lip spoiler, side skirts, diffuser, wider fenders (40 mm / 1.6 in. front and 50 mm / 2 in. rear), a new exhaust system and staggered wheels – 20-inch front and 21-inch rear wheels. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
President Donald Trump’s officially unveiled the US military’s Space Force logo today, and social media was quick to point out that it looked eerily similar to an emblem from a famous science-fiction franchise, Star Trek. However, it’s been in use for quite some time, starting with the US Army Air Forces. Space Force is now the sixth branch of the military, joining the Air Force, Marine Corps, Army, Navy, and Coast Guard. Read more for a video and additional information.
The Google Pixel 3a is a fine smartphone for everyday use, and you can get one unlocked for $349 shipped with a free $100 Amazon gift card, today only. Its custom Titan M security chip helps secure the operating system and your most sensitive data, such as passwords, while the Quick Switch Adapter enables you to easily transfer your messages, contacts, and photos to your new device. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
Matt Denton (UK) of Wickham, Hampshire, UK has built the largest rideable hexapod robot that measures 2.8 m (9 ft 2 in) tall and 5 m (16 ft 4 in) in diameter. This six-legged vehicle is officially called Mantis and can be driven from inside its cockpit or operated remotely by WiFi. The beast weighs in at 1.9 tonnes (4,188 lb) and is powered by a 2.2-litre Perkins turbo diesel engine. Read more for a video and additional information.
SEGA announced today that it will be rolling out Sega Catcher Online, a service that lets people to play real UFO Catcher machines online via their iPhones and Android devices. Simply put, this service enables users to control real crane game machines, such as UFO Catcher online, and can be played whenever and wherever, 24 hours a day. Prizes won in-game will be delivered to a specified address for free. Read more for a video showing how it works and additional information.
China’s lunar robots Chang’e-4 and Yutu-2 captured these amazing images from the far side of the moon, where they woke up for their 14th day on Jan. 18 and 19 respectively. This batch of images were captured by Chang’e-4 lander’s terrain camera and the panoramic camera on the Yutu-2 rover. The former just celebrated its first anniversary of landing in the Von Kármán Crater, within the gigantic South Pole-Aitken basin. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.