Here’s a sneak peek at one of the cool vehicles you’ll see in the new Men in Black: International movie. It’s basically a modified 2020 RC F model called the QZ 618 Galactic Enforcer. Simply put, it transforms into a jet at the push of a button, and the only one available in ‘Umbra Black’, which is touted as the darkest black in the entire universe. “The Lexus jet reflects the future of the Lexus brand – the far, far distant future. With the most advanced alien-fighting technology, performance and sophisticated styling, it’s in a class of its own,” said marketing VP Lisa Materazzo. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Another day, another deepfake, and this one shows Terminator 2’s T-800 in an entirely new light. Originally played by Arnold Schwarzenegger, this deepfake swaps in Sylvester Stallone’s head for the main character and strangeness ensues. This became such a hit on social media that Stallone even reposted the clip on Instagram with the caption: “This is what a Terminator would look like if he was built from spaghetti and pizza!” It was created by a YouTuber who goes by “Ctrl Shift Face”, the same user behind the Bill Hader and Al Pacino swap a few weeks back. Read more for this weeke’s selection of interesting images from around the web.
Remember the Need for Speed movie from 2014? Well, this matte black 2013 Ford Mustang GT turned camera car used in the film could be yours if the price is right. However, this isn’t a stock Mustang, but rather one tuned by Saleen who installed a large supercharger to boost power output to 625 horsepower, while adding larger brakes, 3.73 rear gearing, a Shaker stereo system, Corbeau racing seats, and a custom roll cage. On the exterior, you’ll find lots of mounts for the camera equipment, complete with a glass hatch. Read more for a video, additional pictures and the auction link.
Designer Victor Martinez transformed a Ducati Hypermotard 1100 into a machine worthy of a post-apocalyptic science fiction film, like Terminnator Salvation. This bike is powered by a 1078cc L-twin generating 90 bhp and can currently be seen in person at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Just when you thought deepfakes couldn’t get any creepier (or cooler), new videos have popped up transforming comedian / actor Bill Hader into Al Pacino and Arnold Schwarzenegger. For those who don’t know what a deepfake is, this basically refers to a technique for human image synthesis based on artificial intelligence. It’s used to combine and superimpose existing images and videos onto source images or videos using a machine learning technique called a “generative adversarial network” (GAN). Read more for another video and additional information.
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum hit theaters this week and indie game developers JoyMasher and friend Dominic Ninmark decided to combine two of their passions into an NES game. This 8-bit title is basically a simple side-scrolling game that features all the enemies you’d love to hate and even his dog makes an appearance. Read more for the video and additional information.
Photo credit: Euan Rannachan via Peta Pixel
Photographer Euan Rannachan managed to capture a stunning shot of a great white shark while shooting underwater off the coast of Mexico last year. After posting the image on social media, many were quick to point out the uncanny resemblance to the iconic “Jaws” movie poster. Fortunately, he was safely in a cage when the 17-foot female great white shark swam by with its mouth full of razor sharp teeth. Read more for the full image and additional information.
Paramount has just released thefirst trailer of the live-action “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie, and we get a first look at actor Jim Carrey playing Sonic’s nemesis Dr. Robotnik. We also see Sonic, voiced by “Parks and Recreation” star Ben Schwartz, zipping through forests and taking out the entire energy grid while sprinting along the highway. It hits theaters on Nov. 8 in the US. Read more for the trailer and a reaction video.
To celebrate the release of Marvel’s Avengers Endgame on Friday in India, Oppo launched the limited edition Oppo F11 Pro Avengers Endgame edition smartphone. Sporting a Captain American-inspired space blue finish, a dual rear camera setup in silver with a 48-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor, as well as a Cap-themed protective cover. Other features include: a 6.5-inch IPS LCD, 6GB of RAM, 120GB of internal storage, 16MP front-facing camera, and a Mediatek Helio P70 processor. Read more for an unboxing video and additional information.
Russia-based luxury accessory maker Caviar has created a geeky Infinity Gauntlet charger just in time for the Avengers: Endgame movie premier. At $7660, this luxurious Infinity Gauntlet is covered with gold and boasts six semi-precious stones: topaz, chrysolite, amethyst, garnet, citrine and amber. It stands 11.8-inches (30-centimeters) and is a near-exact replica of Thanos’ glove. When charging your smartphone, simply place it in the palm of the glove, plug in the connector, and you’ll be ready to go. Read more for additional pictures and information.