Think of the Zapata Flyride as a cross between a land-based hoverboard and a jet ski. Put simply, it’s a 2-seater device that attaches to jet skis with a special hose and jet capture system that allows water to flow up the middle before being forced out through the twin steerable jets up front. Unlike similar watercraft, the Flyride has self-balancing technology, thanks to internal sensors and computer systems that micro-adjust in real time to keep it upright. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Epic Games has just revealed the Neymar Jr. outfit and items for Fortnite, which will be available to unlock for Battle Pass owners starting from April 27th. The outfits and rewards will make its debut in the upcoming 16.30 update, but you’ll be required to complete a series of quests to unlock the latter. In addition to the Neymar Jr. Quests and Epic-rarity Quests, gamers can also compete in a cup competition for a chance to win a custom football boot by PUMA on April 28th. Read more for the trailer and additional information.
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If you’ve never heard of light painting, it’s a photographic techniques that involves moving a light source while taking a long exposure photograph, either to illuminate a subject or space, or to shine light at the camera to ‘draw’, or by moving the camera itself during exposure of light sources. One artist, Frodo Álvarez, used five-drones to create a massive light painting of a soccer (fútbol) player about to kick a ball. Read more for a video and additional information.
Inventor and former NASA / Apple engineer Mark Rober is back at it again, but it’s not a glitter bomb this time. What better way to celebrate Super Bowl weekend than by creating a robot capable of kicking the longest field goal? So, Detroit Lions kicker Matt Prater invited Rober to Ford Field to see if a robot can beat his 64 yard NFL world record. To accomplish this, the robot would need immense leg speed and a perfect point of impact on the ball. Read more for a video and additional information.
MANSORY is known for their supercar mods, and now, the BSTN GT XI, a luxurious ride-on lawnmower with custom-made carbon body parts. Designed to celebrate the Air Jordan XI Jubilee sneaker, it boasts a lavishly designed leather-carbon seat and a leather-carbon steering wheel, all finished in silver, which is the traditional color of a 25th anniversary. You’ll also find various Jumpman, BSTN and MANSORY logos on the entire GT XI. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Surf Lakes in Queensland, Australia is currently the world’s largest wave pool, but the technology used, may be coming to a pool or body of water near you. This gigantic Central Wave Device (CWD) generates five types of waves to engage surfers of all levels. When activated, the waves break on submerged reefs and shorelines, both of which have been researched extensively to manipulate the water’s speed, shape, as well as size. The giant artificial lake in Australia is separated into zones depending on the type of wave. Read more for two videos and additional information.
With many gyms still closed due to the pandemic, an increasing number of people have been working out from home, but it’s quite difficult (and pricey) to obtain all the equipment. The PIVOT Bed hopes to change that, and without taking up an entire room. Simply put, it’s a heavy duty S366-grade steel bed that transforms into a home gym in minutes, complete with a power rack, pull up bar, dip bar, tablet mount, and lots more. Two built-in gas struts make lifting and lowering the apparatus a breeze. Read more for two videos and additional information.
The Smarter Every Day team debuted their specialized cannon back in September, which was created to see how much faster it could propel a baseball than Aroldis Chapman and Jordan Hicks, who both hold the MLB record of 105.1 mph for fastest recorded pitch thrown. Let’s just say they managed to smash that record by hitting an eye-watering 1000mph with this cannon, and when a baseball propelled at that speed hits a metal barricade, it simply explodes. Read more to see what it would be like to catch one of these missiles.
Shane Wighton built a robotic basketball hoop back in May that had some glaring issues, with the main one being that it was easy to miss by intentionally missing the backboard. So, he spent weeks building a second version developing yet another basketball hoop that makes your shot go in even if you totally miss the hoop. To make this possible, ehe had to transform an entire wall of his basement into a large CNC machine. Read more for a video and additional information.
Pizza Hut partnered with Ogilvy to launch a limited-edition pizza box that doubles as a functional foosball table. It was created to celebrate the start of the Europa League on October 22nd, and as you might have already guessed, most people will not be able to get their hands on these, since just five of them are available. To get your chance at winning one, you’ll have to download the Pizza Hut app, join the 12th Player Club, and then leave a comment on the company’s Facebook page. Read more for additional pictures and information.