YI’s Compact Dashcam records clear images in 1080p at 30 frames per second using a 130° wide-angle lens with an f/2.0 aperture for full HD images across three lanes, all for $24.99 shipped after clipping the on-page coupon, today only, originally $39.99. Featuring a 3-axis adjustable gravity sensor for accurate emergency recordings, the high sensitivity image sensor and infrared filters ensure detailed videos even at night or extreme low-light conditions. The Emergency Recording function means that it will automatically record, save and lock a collision, along with the moments leading up to it. Product page. Read more for another video review and additional information.
Computer scientists at the University of St Andrews Computer Human Interaction research group (SACHI) have unveiled Solinteraction, which demonstrates the potential for radar-based interaction. The team has worked with Google on Project Soli, a radar-based sensor technology that can sense the micro and subtle motion of human fingers. The FCC has recently granted Google a waiver that allows Project Soli sensors to use frequencies between 57 and 64 Ghz, which are higher than typically allowed in normal gadgets. Back in 2015, Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects group (ATAP) showed off tiny radar-based sensors that enabled users to control gadgets simply by tapping their fingers together. Read more for a Solinteraction video and additional information.
The 2019 Nissan Altima is a sedan unlike any that the automaker has presented before, as it’s the first sedan in North America to offer All-Wheel Drive. To celebrate the occasion, they built the “Altima-te AWD,” a one-off project vehicle based on the all-new 2019 Nissan Altima AWD that has been fitted with a heavy-duty track system. “The Altima-te AWD joins the other, one-off, track-equipped crossover vehicles like the Rogue Warrior and sends a clear message to the market – this Altima has the ability to conquer the harshest weather environments with the added confidence provided by standard Nissan Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, which adapts to road conditions in the blink of an eye,” said Joni Paiva, president of Nissan Canada Inc. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
The best travel accessories are the ones that last the longest and stay in great shape regardless of how much you use it, which means they’re durable, long-lasting, as well as protecting your goods in all types of weather. STM’s Myth 28L Backpack fits the bill. Don’t let its size fool you, as no one backpack size is better than another, but what matters most is that it’s proportional to your body. This is definitely large enough to hold more gear than you are bringing without turning your back into a skyscraper. Product page. Read more for our full review.
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Ever wonder how the earliest land animals moved? If so, you’ll be glad to know that scientists, led by evolutionary biologist John Nyakatura at Humboldt University in Berlin, have used a 290-million-year old fossil skeleton to create a moving robot model of prehistoric life. This four-legged plant-eater lived before the dinosaurs and believed to be called a “stem amniote”, or an early land-dwelling animal that later evolved into modern mammals. It fascinates scientists “because of its position on the tree of life,” said Nyakatura. The team partnered with robotics expert Kamilo Melo at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne to develop a model of how the creature moved before building OroBOT. This robot is made of motors connected by 3D-printed plastic and steel parts and “helps us to test real-world dynamics, to account for gravity and friction,” said Melo. Read more for a compilation of interesting images gathered from around the web.
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The very first production 2020 Toyota GR Supra to roll off the assembly line, “Global #1,” was auctioned at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale today for charity, and it fetched an incredible $2.1-million. All proceeds will go to support the American Heart Association(AHA) and the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF). There will not be another 2020 Toyota GR Supra like this one, as “Global #1” is the only VIN that will end in 20201 – with “2020” representing the year the Supra was reintroduced to the world and “1” marking it as the first vehicle to roll off the production line. Its exterior is also factory-finished with sleek matte gray color, red mirror caps and matte black wheels. Inside, you’ll find a red interior and carbon-fiber inserts representing the first of the launch edition for the U.S. market. Read more for an in-depth video tour, additional pictures and information.
If Fortnite: Battle Royale existed back in the NES and SEGA Master System days, this is probably what it would have looked like on those systems. Animation specialists “Gamology” on YouTube have created a short clip that shows you dropping in from the Battle Bus, collecting resources, hiding in bushes, riding a rocket and even fighting a boss. Read more to see what the hype is all about.
Winter Storm Harper has already hit the Midwest and is fast approaching the East, which means The Weather Channel has created yet another amazing mixed-reality video showcasing just what may happen when it arrives. For this segment, they used meteorologist Jim Cantore and combined him with vivid, digital simulations to bring extreme weather events to life. “Just a tenth of an inch makes roads and sidewalks extremely slippery. A quarter of an inch can break branches, and once you’re over half an inch, serious problems ensue,” said Cantore. Read more for the video and additional information.
Samsung’s (EP-NG930TBUGUS) Qi Certified Fast Charge Wireless Charging Stand not only works with the company’s own smartphones, but compatible iPhones as well, and it’s being offered for just $23.99 shipped, today only, originally $69.99. You’ll still be able to use your device while its charging, and since it’s always accessible, answers calls without unplugging. Charge your Samsung Fast Charge compatible device with up to 9 watt wireless charging power, which is 1.8x more power output than a standard wireless charger. Product page. Read more for a video review and additional information.
Epic Games’ Fortnite Ice Storm event has kicked off, and it all began with a mysterious orb that recently appeared above Polar Peak. That orb has now opened, and the Ice King has emerged, blanketing the island with an Ice Storm, which has frozen it over. Strange zombie-like creatures called Ice Fiends have also appeared. This means new enemies and fresh challenges for players, with each offering 500 experience points for completion. If you complete six Ice Storm challenges, players receive a black and ice blue wrap. For those finish all 13 challenges, there’s a Winter’s Thorn Glider reward. Read more for a livestream of a professional gamer tackling this new event.