TCL’s 55R617 55″ 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV offers access to thousands of streaming channels featuring more than 500,000 movies as well as TV episodes, all for $569.99 shipped, today only, originally $799.99. Dolby Vision features greater brightness and contrast, along with a fuller palette of rich colors, while TCL’s Contrast Control Zone technology individually optimizes the image across up to 120 zones to yield striking contrast between light and dark areas. Product page. Read more for a video review and additional information.
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WinFuture managed to get their hands on the first images of the Xbox One S All Digital, and it’s exactly as it sounds…. an Xbox One S minus the Blu-ray drive and equipped with a 1TB hard drive as well as preinstalled copies of Forza Horizon 3, Minecraft and Sea of Thieves. There’s no official release or pricing information available yet, but it could be revealed as early as April 16th and priced around $260. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
HBO’s Game of Thrones will return for its final season on Sunday, April 14th (tonight) in the US, and what better way to get hyped than with a visual effects breakdown video from an expert at Pixomondo. Yes, Dany and Tyrion’s boat, which is surrounded by ships, waves, and dragons in one episode, was all shot in front of a green-screen. You can’t that Kit Harington was actually petting a blue rock rather than an actual breathing dragon. Read more for the video and a few bonuses.
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Steve Martin, a myth buster from Kent, England has been scouring through years of footage provided by NASA and came across this image, which he first thought was “extra-terrestrial” being. Upon closer inspection, he discovered that it resembled a Humboldt penguin, the famous black-and-white flightless bird peering out from behind a giant rock, millions of miles away from Earth. “I’ve sent five or six other pictures to an image analyst who appeared on the TV show, NASA: The Unexplained Files. They have been taking a look,” said Martin. Read more for a short video news clip, an episode of NASA: The Unexplained Files, and additional information.
When The Master Chief Collection was finally announced for the PC last month, one overtly happy Reddit user made a comment saying they would buy the first responding 343 employee a pizza, in which Brian Jarrard, also known as “ske7ch343,” replied to. One pizza was delivered, and then an avalanche of other orders from random fans started pouring into the 343 Industries office. Halo modder Lord Zedd decided to pay tribute with a strange mod that transforms all of the game’s textures and text into pizza-related items, including sound effects. If you don’t want to hear “It’s Pizza Time!” a million times, we recommend muting the video once it starts. Read more for the mod as well as the video explaining how the meme all got started.
Stratolaunch, currently the world’s largest airplane, has successfully completed its first test flight on Saturday morning above California’s Mojave desert. Boasting a wingspan of 385 feet, it flew for 2½ hours at altitudes up to 17,000 feet, while hitting a top speed of 189 miles per hour. It comes equipped with two fuselages and six Boeing 747 engines that are designed to launch rockets from the air. That’s right, it can carry rockets up to 35,000 feet and then drop them. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Limited to just 150-units worldwide, the stunning Pininfarina Battista is powered by a 120 kWh battery pack supplied by Rimac Automobili with four individual motors located in each wheel, which produce a combined power output of 1,877 hp and 1,696 lb⋅ft of torque, enabling it to hit 60 mph in a mere 2-seconds. Featuring a lightweight carbon-fiber monocoque chassis with aluminium crash absorbers at the front and the rear and 21-inch wheels wrapped in Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires. Its adjustable suspension system is tuned for maximum road comfort, while offering five driving modes that alter the power generated by the powertrain. Read more for the Top Gear video and additional information.
Amazon’s Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet comes with a free 2-year replacement guarantee, and it’s being offered for just $69.99 shipped, today only, originally $99.99. What sets this apart from other tablets is Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, which is the first-ever all-in-one subscription that brings together all the types of content, including over 15,000 books, movies, TV shows, educational apps, and games – includes a year at no additional cost. Manage as well as customize your kids’ experience with up to four individual child profiles. Product page. Read more for a video review and additional information.
Built by designer Mart Atkinson, creator of the BMW Alpha (above video), the Racer-X is his latest project, and it’s an electric motorcycle designed to look like the letter “X”. Featuring an aluminum tube structure covered in carbon fiber paneling, an open source software-controlled servomotor, an offset steering axis, and a Nissan Leaf-sourced 38 kW battery system. Read more for more fascinating images from around the web.
NetherRealm Studios have just released two new trailers showcasing Kitana and D’Vorah. The former keeps many of her classic moves, such as fan throws as well as the ability to lift opponents off the ground and suspend them in mi-air. She also has a new teleport dive kick, teleport throat slit, and a projectile absorber. Players can choose to play as the living Princess of Edenia Kitana of the past or as the undead Princess of the Netherrealm Kitana of the present. Mortal Kombat 11 is set for release on the Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, and Xbox One on April 23rd. Read more for the two new videos and additional information.