Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka is coming sooner than later, and new details have surfaced from the official presentation yesterday. When visitors first enter the park, they’ll receive smart wearable wrist bands called “Power Up Bands” that store important information about the park and keep track of how many digital coins they’ve collected during their stay. Read more for the video and additional information.
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Nintendo fans rejoice! Charli XCX teamed up with the gaming company showcase Super Nintendo World, the upcoming theme park at Universal Studios Japan. This highly themed section of the park is due to open some time between June to September 2020 and should have two rides to start, but will get more as time goes on. Read more for the video and additional information.
At $1.7-million, the 2020 EarthRoamer XV-HD expedition vehicle should be called a luxury apartment on wheels. It’s based on a 4WD Ford F-750 chassis powered by a 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 diesel engine generating 330 horsepower and 725 lb-ft of torque. The vehicle measures 35 feet long, 8.5 feet wide, and 13.2 feet tall, complete with 12 inches of ground clearance. It’ll capable of carrying 115 gallons of diesel, 250 gallons of fresh water, 125 gallons of gray water, 125 gallons of black water, and comes equipped with a lithium-ion battery array that can store 20 kWh of energy, along with its roof-mounted solar-power system rated at 2100 watts. Read more for a video tour and additional information.
West Coast Racers is a dueling steel roller coaster that will soon be opening at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California. It’s manufactured by Premier Rides and is a collaboration between automobile tuning shop West Coast Customs and Six Flags. The ride is touted as the world’s first launch version of a racing roller coaster. After multiple delays, access was given first to guests with select membership status, and yesterday (December 23, 2019), the ride opened to all season pass holders and to guests that have purchased either a West Coast Racers t-shirt or the park’s flash pass. Read more for the full video review and additional information.
The all-electric Lilium Jet has completed yet another test flight, and this five-seat canard light sports aircraft is powered by 36 electric motors, each acting on a ducted propeller. To be more specific, there are six on each of the two front wings and twelve on each rear wing. Plus, the fixed part of the wings, the propellers and engines are each installed in twelve tilting wing parts, or landing landing. Read more for the test flight video and additional information.
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A photographer captured some interesting footage of Just Enough Room Island, also known as Hub Island, located in the Thousand Islands chain, belonging to New York, United States. It’s currently known as the world’s smallest inhabited island, and measures around 3,300 square feet. The island was acquired by the Sizeland family in the 1950s, and consists of a house, tree, shrubs, and a small beach. Read more for a video and additional information.
WT2’s Language Translator Wireless Earbuds are perfect for travel and can be picked up for just $159.99 shipped, today only, originally $299.99. That’s right, these offer simultaneous 2-way translation in multiple languages, which means it covers 85% of the world’s population. WT2 Technologies has partnered with top language engine enterprises in ASR (Automatic Speech Recognition), MT (Machine Translation), and TTS (Text-To-Speech) and will continue to crawl deep into every region to provide the best translation experiences for users. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
The SLRV Commander 8×8 may not be the world’s most luxurious expedition vehicle, but it most certainly takes the title of 2-story mansion on wheels.
On the outside, everything looks like a typical off-road vehicle, but step inside, and you’ll find a fixed rear bedroom and an upstairs section that can be configured dormitory style for up to six children, with single beds placed against three walls and a central aisle between them. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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Dutch photographer Dick van Duijn spent all day in a forest in The Netherlands with a Nikon D5 DSLR paired with a Nikon 300mm f/2.8 VR II lens to capture some images. Little did he know that a squirrel would just so happen to be gathering nuts, and managed to be in the perfect place to photograph it leaping across water with a nut. Read more to see the sequence he posted to his Instagram account.
You’re about to see Ken Block tackle China’s most dangerous road on Tianmen Mountain in Climbkhana 2, behind the wheel of his 1977 Ford F-150, which is nicknamed the ‘Hoonitruck.’ It may look like a typical slammed truck at first, but it’s powered by a custom-tuned Ford Performance V6 EcoBoost engine generating 914bhp and 702 ft-lb of torque, mated to a Sadev 6-speed gearbox. Read more for the incredible 9-minute video and additional information.