Technically speaking, gesture recognition refers to a computer science and language technology with the goal of interpreting human gestures via mathematical algorithms. We’ve seen this used in video games, security systems, computers, and now, remote-controlled cars. One of the earliest examples of wired gloves for the consumer market is the Nintendo Power Glove, released in 1989. This stunt car uses a gesture-sensing watch of sorts. Read more to see it in-action.
The Jaybird X4 Sport Wireless Bluetooth Headphones are designed for sport, fitness, or just any outdoor activity, and you can get a pair for $49.99 shipped, today only, originally $129.99. Aside from being sweatproof, the IPX7 waterproof rating means that these wireless headphones can handle any inclement weather you encounter: rain, snow or even accidental submersion down to one meter for up to 30 minutes. They feature new silicon fins and ultra-soft silicon tips in several different sizes, while Jaybird Comply Ultra foam tips boast thermo-reactive foam that conforms to your ear canals for a comfortable and secure fit. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
The Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo is a real concept car first unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, and inspired by the Chiron’s design language. The livery the car is based on the 1937 Le Mans-winning Bugatti Type 57G Tank racer. We’re not sure of its current whereabouts, but the one example that exists is valued at a whopping $5,160,000 USD – $18,000,000 USD. Well, the mechanics over at Mechanic Jack’s decided to create a replica, and from the ground up. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Many who tried pre-ordering an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card failed, mainly due to bots scooping up all available inventory to resale, but with that extreme demand comes the first special edition card. Introduincg the ASUS GeForce RTX 3090 ROG STRIX GUNDAM Edition. In addition to the themed design, the card itself features three axial-tech-based fans with 13 fan blades, a large heatsink under the shroud, a a 2.9 slot form factor (3-slot design) and a matching backplate. Read more for additional pictures.
At just 2.12-pounds, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano is the company’s lightest ThinkPad laptop yet, but it’s most certainly no slouch. Featuring Intel’s latest 11th-generation 10 nm design, Tiger Lake, with up to a Core i7 processor, Intel Iris Xe graphics, up to 16 GB of LPDDR4x memory, 1TB of PCIe storage, and a 48 Wh battery rated up to 17.3 hours. It’s also the first ThinkPad to boast a suite of new AI and biometric ThinkShield security features, like voice recognition to human presence detection that enable zero touch login as well as device lock when the user walks away. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
Some may have heard about the first report a month or so ago of someone flying in a jetpack around Los Angeles International Airport, but now a second sighting has been reported. The incident allegedly occurred this past Wednesday (Oct. 14) when a China Airlines crew spotted the figure at an altitude of approximately 6,000 feet at around 1:45 p.m. PST. There are jetpacks currently being developed that can achieve this altitude, but none have been certified for public use. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Photo credit: Samuele Errico Piccarini
The Maserati MC20 (Maserati Corse 2020) is an upcoming two-seater, mid-engined sports car that is getting a racing variant alongside the standard model, but what if they made a Targa version? The Maserati GranTurismo Targa Concept by designer Samuele Errico Piccarini shows us just that. The automaker did say they are developing a fully electric powertrain, so we wouldn’t be surprised if this becomes an option in the near future. Read more for additional pictures.
The Tracfone Moto E6 is a great backup smartphone for emergencies, and you can get one for $21.49, originally $39.88. Featuring a 5.5-inch Max Vision HD+ display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 1.4GHz octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 13MP rear camera, 5MP front-facing selfie camera, microSD expansion, 4G LTE connectivity, Bluetooth 4.2, and a 3,000mAh battery all running on Android 9 Oreo. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
Photo credit: Simone Giertz
Inventor Simone Giertz is known for her wacky robotic creations, and her latest project is no exception. This selfie booth for dogs was made using a LEGO Mindstorms Robot Inventor Building Kit and several other parts. When a dog presses a pedal, a GoPro camera is triggered to take the selfie. Afterwards a treat is dispensed to ensure the perfect shot. This was accomplished by linking several different linked modules and works like a charm as you’re about to see. Read more for a video demonstration.
Think of the LC500 as the Porsche 911 of Lexus models, powered by a 2UR-GSE 5.0-litre V8 engine generating 471 hp at 7,100 rpm and 398 lbf⋅ft of torque at 4,800 rpm, mated to a 10-speed Direct Shift automatic transmission. What could make it better or worse? Some modifications from Liberty Walk of course. This particular example was fitted with an LB-Works widebody kit, complete with flared wheel arches, side skirt extensions, a large front splitter, and a carbon fiber rear splitter. Read more for additional pictures.