Gamers already know that DOOM is considered to be one of the first FPS games with 3D graphics, third-dimension spatiality, networked multiplayer gameplay, and support for player-created modifications. Since its release on December 10, 1993, over 10-million copies of DOOM games have been sold, thus spawning numerous sequels, expansion packs, two films, and now, officially licensed Bone Vodka. Read more for another picture an additional information.
Sure, using a wood-fired oven, microwave, or even a gas grill might be the easiest way to cook a pizza, but what if you were to stick a pie under 5000W LED lights? That’s exactly what “Beyond the Press” wanted to try with their latest experiment. That’s right, they decided to use extremely powerful water-cooled LED lights that output around 2000 watts of pure visible light. Read more for the video and additional information.
Japan’s Nissin, most famous for their instant ramen, has come up with a new product that aims to make their noodles much healthier. It’s called “All-In Noodles,” and they basically coat the noodles with nutrient-rich cores to infuse them with 13 vitamins, 13 minerals, a nice helping of protein, as well as dietary fiber. Read more for additional pictures and information.
No, this isn’t an early April Fools’ Day joke, but a real thing you can actually buy. It’s called Atomik Vodka, and was created by an international team of scientists studying the exclusion zone around Chernobyl. This alcoholic spirit is made with grains and water grown in the area around the abandoned nuclear power plant. The grains are grown on a farm located withing the zone, and apparently, the distillation process removes all impurities so the resulting liquid contains the same radioactive compound as any other spirits drink – natural Carbon-14. Read more for two videos and additional information.
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If you’re constantly on YouTube, then the term mukbang might sound familiar, and for those who don’t know, it’s dreived from muk-ja for “eating” and bang-song for “broadcast” in Korean. It’s either a live-streamed eating show or a pre-recorded one where the host binge-eats on massive quantities of food. W Hotel in Washington, DC is now offering a $285 Sip and Slurp room service package just for that purpose, complete with a microphone and phone stand. Read more for a video and additional information.
A.I. Bar has opened in London, and it’s powered by DataSparQ’s new software which uses facial recognition to place people in a digital queue to make ordering a breeze. How is this useful? For starters, it gets rid of those who cut in line, thanks to the AI-powered facial recognition system that automatically determines which customer should be served next. This software-as-a-service would only cost bar owners about $240 a month and connects to a simple webcam, touchscreen display and an internet connection. Read more for a video and additional information.
Always wanted to stay in the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile? If so, then you’re in luck, as it’s now available to rent in Chicago through Airbnb, but only for a limited time, or to be more specific, during the annual Lollapalooza music festival (August 1-4). The booking page will go live on July 24th and be priced at $136-per-night for two-person occupancy. Inside, you’ll get a one-bed, one-bath, a mini-fridge “stocked with Oscar Mayer hot dogs and all the Chicago-style hot dog essentials” and even an Oscar Mayer brand grill that guests can take home with them. Read more for the news report, additional pictures and information.
Nissan teamed up with Mackie’s of Scotland to create an all-electric ice cream truck concept of the future. Based on the e-NV200, it doesn’t require the 40 kWh battery to keep all the ingredients chilled, but rather uses Nissan’s ROAM portable power pack, made from the battery cells of earlier electric vehicles. Just two of these power packs (1.4 kWh) are enough to run the soft-serve machine, freezer drawer and drinks fridge. Once those power packs are drained, they can be recharged in approximately 1-hour using a 230V mains supply or 4-hours using the van’s built-in solar panel roof. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Domino’s Pizza has partnered with Nuro, a robotics company transforming local commerce, for an autonomous pizza delivery platform using the custom unmanned vehicle known as the R2 later this year. They will use Nuro’s unmanned fleet to serve select Houston Domino’s customers who place orders online. “We are always looking for new ways to innovate and evolve the delivery experience for our customers. Nuro’s vehicles are specially designed to optimize the food delivery experience, which makes them a valuable partner in our autonomous vehicle journey,” said Kevin Vasconi, Domino’s executive vice president and chief information officer. Read more for a video and additional information.
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Uber’s announced today that it is planning to start delivering fast food by drone in San Diego this summer, but it won’t be coming straight to your doorstep. That’s right, there will be “designated safe landing zones,” like roofs, parked cars, or in the future skyports, where Uber couriers will unload the package by hand and take it to your front door. How much will this cost you? Expect to pay the regular fees, which average $8.50 in San Diego, and since McDonald’s is an early partner, special delivery packages arrive piping hot, fries and all. Read more for two additional videos of proposed skyports.