An international team of researchers has discovered two new Earth-like planets orbiting Teegarden’s Star, one of our closest stars, located about 12.5 light years away. Teegarden’s Star is estimated to be at least eight billion years old, which means those two potentially habitable planets orbiting it are also as ancient, so evolved intelligent life is a possibility. “Both Teegarden’s planets are potentially habitable. We will eventually see if they are actually habitable and, perhaps, even inhabited,” said Ignasi Ribas of the Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia. Read more for a picture of the sunsets on these two new planets compared to Earth.
Amazon’s all-new Fire 7 Tablet has double storage and much more, all for $49.99 shipped. This updated model features a faster 1.3-GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, a 2MP front-facing camera, 720p HD video recording, hands-free with Alexa, and it’s twice as durable as the latest iPad Mini. Enjoy millions of movies, TV episodes, games, apps, eBooks, and songs. Stream or download thousands of videos from Prime Video, Netflix, STARZ, and SHOWTIME. Product page. Read more for a video review and additional information.
NASA has just released a new image of an ice mountain on the dwarf planet Ceres that “is like nothing that humanity has ever seen before.” For those who don’t know, Ceres is also the largest known asteroid, with a diameter approaching 600 miles and contains the largest mountain on the largest known asteroid in the solar system, Ahuna Mons, which rises more than 13,000 feet. “The new hypothesis, based on numerous gravity measurements, holds that a bubble of mud rose from deep within the dwarf planet and pushed through the icy surface at a weak point rich in reflective salt — and then froze,” said in a statement. Read more for another video and additional information.
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Sure, there’s Tesla apps for both iOS and Android, but they do have their limitations. What if Elon Musk decided to release a smartphone designed to accompany his company’s vehicles? Introducing the Model P. Its sleek exterior is finished in a glossy red, and instead of a hole-punch or teardrop display, there’s a cutout that resembles a Tesla Model S / X front grille, while carbon fiber adorns the charging port area. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Niantic, the maker of Pokémon GO, announced today that its new game Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will launch worldwide on June 21st. The game will be available in the US and the UK on Friday to kick off its worldwide launch. Players will be able to view the gameplay world through a smartphone, just like its predecessor, and fight against mythical beasts from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts universe. You’ll be able to choose a wizarding house, wand, and a profession – Professor, Auror or Magizoologist. Read more for the gameplay trailer and additional information.
What happens when you combine a 1960 Porsche 356B T5 with a 1990 Porsche 964 C2? Emory Motorsports 1960 Porsche 356 RSR. Think of it as a hot rod-inspired Porsche that wouldn’t look out of place in Mad Max. Powered by a twin-turbocharged 2.4-liter flat-four generating 393 horsepower, mated to a five-speed manual gearbox, this 1,950 pound vehicle features hand-formed nose / tail bodywork, an aluminum deck lid, and one-piece aluminum hood. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Storms that bring hail and rain are nothing new, but it’s not everyday that you see a microburst storm dropping both on a small isolated section of a city. That’s exactly what happened across Alberta, Canada this past week, which saw severe thunderstorms bringing hail, heavy rain, whipping winds, and lightning. Scientifically speaking, this is called a hail shaft, which is found underneath a convective storm when an abundance of hail is falling from the storm. Read more for the video and additional information.
Want to try out the new Tesla Arcade yourself, even without owning one of the company’s vehicles? Just head on over to a showroom between now and June 30th. That’s right, Beach Buggy Racing 2, which was unveiled in Los Angeles at E3 2019, can be tried out in-person, complete with steering wheel control. If you’re unfamiliar with the game, it’s “a kart racing game where you can careen, blast and launch your way through 22 tracks. Players can recruit new drivers (see if you can find our favorite) and use the steering wheel controls for the most immersive gaming experience,” according to Tesla. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.
Byton has just released new images of its M-Byte electric crossover’s interior, showcasing the wraparound dashboard display that measures 48-inches across in all its glory. That’s not all, it boasts two additional screens as well, includinng a 7-inch driver tablet and an 8-inch Byton Central Touchpad placed between the front seats. The 48-inch Shared Experience Display (SED) has physical buttons rather than it being completely touchscreen. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Anker’s Soundcore Spirit Wireless Bluetooth Sport Eartphones feature a SweatGuard that’s designed to resist the corrosive properties of sweat, and it’s being offered for just $22.99 shipped after clipping the on-page $2 off coupon, today only, originally $32.99. Crystal-clear sound is delivered through premium composite drivers, while a cable clip keeps the neckband off your neck and the specially designed earwigs as well as ear tip provide a secure, yet comfortable fit. Product page. Read more for an in-depth video review and additional information.