Los Angeles is currently battling several wildfires right now, and drivers have captured apocalyptic footage of their destruction. The La Tuna fire started Friday in Burbank, on the northern edge of Los Angeles, and has burned more than 7,000 acres. Firefighters in Southern California began battling a new wildfire yesterday that engulfed an area near the Getty Center and the Skirball Cultural Center. The smoke can even be seen from space, as the International Space Station shared photos of the fires on Twitter Wednesday. Continue reading for more footage and information.
Have a Tesla Model X and want to impress, friends, family and / or neighbors? Then it may be time to activate the “Holiday Show” Easter egg. Simply press and hold the Tesla ‘T’ for 5-seconds, and when the ‘Please Enter AccessCode’ prompt appears, enter the code ‘Holiday’ or ‘ModelXmas’ and press ‘Ok’. Next, a prompt will appear that displays ‘The show will begin after you exit the car, close all doors and press the lock button on the key. The show requires 6 feet of space above and around the vehicle.’ Step out of the Model X, kick back, and watch the show. Continue reading for another video of the show in front of the Eiffel Tower.
Using a camera and a radar, Volvo’s Collision Warning with Emergency Brake systems continuously monitors objects ahead. If a collision is imminent, a warning is issues, and if the driver fails to respond, the emergency brake is automatically activated, thus preventing an accident. The video above shows the system in-action when a child suddenly runs into traffic without looking. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Hennessey’s Venom F5 may be capable of hitting 301mph, but as far as official records stand, there’s a new king of the road, and it’s the Koenigsegg Agera RS. This record was set in Pahrump, Nevada by factory test driver Niklas Lilja, and it’s been confirmed by the video above, with 277.9mph registering on the speedometer, shattering the previous record of 267.8mph set by a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport in 2010. Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.
Photo credit: Ted Forbes
Ever wonder what kind of pictures a $63,000 camera can take? If so, then wonder no more as photographer Ted Forbes shows us with the Phase One XF, a modular medium-format camera, complete with a new $50,000 Phase One IQ3 monochrome back. Its modular design can be equipped with a host of viewfinders and digital backs. This includes both solid glass prism viewfinder and a waist-level finder, as well as backs ranging from 50 to 100 megapixels. Continue reading for another video and more pictures.
Got your wireless charger and case ready for Friday? If so, then these iPhone X unboxing and first impression videos should hold you over until your handset arrives. It may not be an in-depth review, but you’ll get a first look at how Face ID works, the many animated emojis, and last, but not least, how the camera stacks up to those found in the Pixel 2 XL and Galaxy S8. If you’re one of the lucky ones to try out the phone today, the first thing you’ll notice is that most apps have not yet been updated for the notch up top, but this should be fixed in coming weeks. Continue reading for three more videos, hands-on pictures and additional information.
Tesla delivered the first 30 units of the Model 3 this past July, but now we get the first detailed look at the interior, along with the exterior. What really sets this model apart from the others is its 15-inch, bezel-free, horizontally-oriented touchscreen panel, which replaces the instrument cluster, heads-up display, etc. Currently, only the premium models (long range 315-mile battery) are available to consumers, with the standard battery production beginning in November. Click here to view the first image in today’s viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one showing what video games would be like if the bosses were actually smart.
Photo credit: Loma Wheels
Ever wonder what a 1,400-horsepower monster can do at the drag strip? If so, this video should answer your questions. What you’re looking at is a 9ff-tuned 997 Turbo that can hit 60 mph in under 3-seconds, while boasting a top speed in excess of 249 mph. It needed just 8.89 seconds to cover a standing 1/4 mile as it took on an Audi RS7. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
North Korea conducted its most powerful nuclear test to date earlier today, and it’s claimed to be an advanced hydrogen bomb for a long-range missile. This prompted the threat of a “massive” military response from the United States if it or its allies were threatened. As opposed to the relatively simple atomic bomb, the hydrogen bomb can be 1,000 times more powerful, because it uses fusion – or atomic nuclei coming together – to produce explosive energy, rather than fission. Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.
Sure, this V10 won’t be setting any speed records, but it’s definitely something you don’t see everyday, as it’s as 125cc miniature engine. “After completing a V8 I decided I wanted to do another engine. V8 and V12 have been done so I thought I’d try a V10. Initial research showed there wasn’t much info out there, but I figured out the firing order and crank design eventually. To get an even firing sequence the block vee should be 72 degrees, to match the crank angles. The Dodge Viper has a 90 degree block and unequal firing angles.Some engines have 90 degree blocks but have an 18 degree offset on the crank pins, to compensate. I decided on a 10 degree crank pin offset and an 82 degree block,” said its creator. Continue reading for more pictures and information.