Sony unveiled a massive new 16K Crystal LED screen earlier this year, and now, this massive 63-foot display system will soon be available for home installations. Don’t need all that screen? The system is completely modular, which means you can shrink the setup down to 16-foot 4K to the commercial-sized 63-foot 16K. The systems are all based on micro-LED technology, but unlike OLED, each one of these modules measure 16×18 inches in size at 360 x 360 resolution with three tiny LEDs per pixel that produce 1,000 nit of brightness even though they are nearly half the width of a human hair. Read more
Remember ‘Oumuamua? It was the first known interstellar object detected that through the Solar System. Since it can’t be captured into a solar orbit, the object will eventually leave the Solar System and resume traveling through interstellar space. However, it will take the object roughly 20,000 years to travel the Solar System before leaving. Now, amateur astronomer Gennady Borisov has discovered a second interstellar object, called “C/2019 Q4”. Read more for a video and additional information.
Vivo’s Nex 3 not only has 5G connectivity, but a near bezel-less 6.89-inch “Waterfall FullView” OLED display, and due to its curvature, there’s no room for buttons on the side of the phone, so the company had to add virtual buttons called Touch Sense that work in conjunction with a haptic feedback system. Inside, it’s powered by a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 Plus processor with a vapor chamber cooling system. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.
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Did you know that the original Darth Vader costume design did not include a helmet? That’s right, it only came about when concept artist Ralph McQuarrie proposed that Vader should wear a breathing apparatus during pre-production discussions for Star Wars with George Lucas in 1975. With that said, this Chevrolet Camaro attempted to turn to the dark side, but seems to have failed half way. Read more to see the entire body kit.
We covered the Human Headphones a couple weeks ago, but they’ve already started shipping, and they may perform better than it looks. These wireless headphones do away with the headband, and have been designed to adapt to the physical structure of your ear. In other words, each of the earpieces is mounted directly on the ear. They can also be used as language translator, with support for 11 different languages. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.
Always wanted a single pen that was able to write in any color? If so, then look no further than the Artera Pen. It utilizes an integrated scanner on the non-writing end of the pen to scan just about any colored surface, while an integrated microprocessor detects the exact combination of cyan, magenta, yellow, black or white dyes needed to reproduce it. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.
Let’s face it, most adventure / expedition vehicles just aren’t practical for long-term living when things hit the fan, but the 2020 Living Vehicle trailer aims to change that. Featuring plenty of off-grid living technologies, including a solar-powered electrical system, a solid aluminum chassis, and off-road tires, paired with rugged wheels. Read more for a video tour, additional pictures and information.
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Google couldn’t keep quiet about their Pixel 4 smartphone after Apple announced the iPhone 11, so this new leak from Vietnam has surfaced of the Pixel 4 XL. In addition to its advanced facial-recognition system and hand-motion gesture controls, this handset apparently sports a triple-lens rear camera system, dual front-facing cameras, a Snapdragon 855 processor, and 6GB of RAM. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Steampunk generally refers to a genre of science fiction based in the Victorian-era and typically features steam-powered machinery rather than advanced technology. This awesome hot rod may not be steam-powered, but it was built from the ground up by inventor Paul Bacon. What does this mean? Nearly all the parts you see had to be custom fabricated. Read more for a video and additional information.
Say goodbye to plastic / aluminum headphones, and hello to fungus. Design studio Aivan unveiled Korvaa, the world’s first headphones made from microbial-grown materials. The studio created two versions of the Korvaa headphones, with each consisting of six microbe-grown components with different properties: enzymatically produced, lignin-free cellulose; 3D-printed biodegradable microbial bioplastic PLA for the frame; a leather-like fungal mycelium for the soft foam inside the headset; biosynthetic spider silk for the mesh inside the earphone; and protein foam with plant cellulose. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.