When remote-controlled tank meets flying drone, you get the Xerall X-TANKCOPTER, which is a hybrid device that can take off from the ground after zipping around on its neoprene Kevlar treads and then land at the push of a button. Thanks to its compact design, narrow spaces are no obstacle, whether they be in the air or on the ground, while its 120° wide-angle 720P HD camera captures all of the action. Read more for an endurance test video, additional pictures and information.
Nomodo’s Trio Wireless Qi Battery Charger not only powers up your mobile phone, but keeps your drinks warm /cool as well, all for $79.99 shipped. This eliminate the need for extra charging cables cluttering your space, as you’ll be able to charge Qi enabled devices quickly on the dock while warming / chilling your beverage at the very same time.Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
Set to hit the Nintendo Switch in June, Super Mario Maker 2 packs tons of new features not found in the previous versions. For example, players are now able to add slopes that look similar to the ones in Super Mario World as well as new gameplay elements from the Wii U game Super Mario 3D World, from transparent warp pipes to the Cat Suit and even enemies such as the Ant Trooper. Read more for a deep dive into all the new features that we know about so far.
Always wanted to make plasma at home? You can with just a grape, knife, and a microwave oven that you don’t mind potentially ruining. Simply cut a single grape nearly in half, leaving a bit of skin connecting the halves, then microwave it by itself, and after a few seconds, you’ll be able to view a bright fireball-like plume of plasma, or to be more scientific, a stream of charged particles called ions that leap from one half to the other, then rise upward. Read more for another video explaining why this happens.
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Let’s face it, purchasing old shopping carts ($45 – $50+) is far less pricier than a new wheelchair ($100+), so what better way to make use of the former than by turning them into affordable wheelchairs for those in need? This designer is doing just that, and is offering two models: a ‘manually propelled wheelchair’ that can be self-pushed and then a ‘transport wheelchair’ for use with a family member or a caregiver. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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Google Earth has been around for quite some time, but its users are still finding interesting sights from around the world, like this marina in Milwaukee with some winter ice breaking up. “This is my favorite. It’s a marina near Milwaukee, Wisconsin (USA). The winter ice is in the process of breaking up. I don’t know why, but this is very visually appealing to me,” said this anonymous Google Earth user. Bored of Earth? The computer program also has globes for the Moon and even Mars as well as a tool for viewing the night sky. Read more to see additional sightings.
Apple may have revealed a new iPhone or mobile phone-like device through a recently released patent filing that hints at a flexible display. This patent for a device with a foldable display and a hinge is a continuation of another one the company had first filed in 2011 and later updated in 2016. Published on February 14, 2019 by the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), it describes that flexible displays may be mounted to the housing portions overlapping the hinge, which if rotated relative to each other, the flexible display may bend. Read more for a video and additional information.
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Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims Apple will release an all-new 16-inch MacBook Pro, next-generation iPhone models with bilateral charging, and possibly a slightly upgraded iPad Pro. Before we get to the laptop, this year’s iPhones will be available in 6.5-inch, 5.8-inch, and 6.1-inch screen sizes, but all retain Lightning connectivity rather than opt for USB-C, along with frosted glass casing, improved Face ID with a higher power flood illuminator, larger batteries, as well as a triple camera design. What many are looking forward to is the new MacBook Pro that boasts a screen size between 16-inches and 16.5-inches with an all-new design. Read more for a concept video and additional information.
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LG Electronics is set to unveil its first 5G smartphone at the upcoming Mobile World Congress on the 24th of February at Center de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona (CCIB). The V50 ThinQ is rumored to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855, which 45 percent faster than the previous generation, sport a 4,000 mAh battery, and also boast a vapor chamber to better protect it against heat compared to heat pipes. Read more for a picture of the new LG V50 ThinQ’s Vapor Chamber cooling system.
For those who missed the official debut of the life-sized LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron last year, here’s an up-close look at this awesome machine. Featuring 2,304 motors from the LEGO Power Function series and 4,032 Technic gear that churn out 5.3 horsepower and 68 lb-ft of torque, enabling the 1.5-metric-ton replica to achieve a top speed of 12 mph. It took a team over 13,000-hours to develop and build. Read more to see it in-action.