Pablo Escobar’s biological brother, Roberto De Jesus Escobar Gaviria, has unveiled the Escobar Fold 1. This folding smartphone will be limited to 100,000 handsets and priced from a reasonable $349 (128GB / 6GB) | $499 (512GB / 8GB). It features the Android 9.0 OS, Octa-Core 2.8Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 CPU, Dual cameras (16/20 megapixels), a 7.8 inches Amoled FHD+ screen when folded, 4,000 mAh battery and Dual SIM card capacity. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
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Astronomers in China have discovered LB-1, a stellar black hole that is so massive it shouldn’t exist based on our current theories of black-hole formation. It has a mass 70-times that of our sun, but astronomers had previously believed that stellar black holes in our galaxy could not be bigger than 20-times the mass of the sun. A team used the LAMOST telescope in China and discovered some stars orbiting an invisible object and with other telescopes in Spain and the U.S., the astronomers pinpointed one star orbiting the black hole every 79 days. Read more for a video and additional information.
The Light Phone 2 was made to be a no-frills handset with only the most essential of functions, and here’s a hands-on look at the updated model, which follows in the footsteps of its predecessor. It now features 4G LTE connectivity, a crisp e-ink screen, 950 mAh battery, a headphone jack, Micro USB connectivity, running on Light OS, all in a 78g package that measures just 95.85 x 55.85 x 8.75mm. Read more for the video and additional information.
Scientists have discovered a link between a cow’s emotional state and it’s daily milk production, and the RusMoloko farm in Moscow decided to go high-tech with its solution. That’s right, cows have been equipped with virtual reality headsets adapted for the structural features of cow heads to reduce their anxiety and improve overall emotional mood in the herd. Read more for another picture and additional information.
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Many gamers would prefer to stay close to their displays in marathon Fortnite or Call of Day gaming sessions, but sometimes, hunger calls. Kellogg’s-owned Pringles just might have a solution, and it’s called the “Hunger Hammer”. Simply put, it’s a gaming headset that doubles as an automatic chip dispenser that feeds you hands-free. Read more for a video and additional information.
If you love old FPS shooters, then No Players Online is a game you definitely want to try. Simply put, it’s PlayStation 1-styled first person shooter set in the seemingly empty servers of a defunct Capture The Flag game. It all starts when you discover an old VHS tape with the words “Capture The Flag Project Footage 03.20/86” written on it. Once inserted into a VHS player, you find that it contains footage of an old Capture The Flag FPS, but the servers aren’t as empty as they first seem. Read more for a video, additional information and the download link.
British enginnering firm JCB has bult the world’s fastest tractor, and who better to helm the wheel than motorcycle racer and thrill seeker Guy Martin? He’s already got records for the the fastest speed on a gravity-powered snow sled (83.49 mph), the fastest soapbox (85.61 mph) and highest speed on a Wall of Death (78.15 mph). For his latest stunt, Guy aimed to set a new tractor speed record not once, but twice, at the wheel of a JCB Fastrac (normal top speed of 41 mph). Read more for the video and additional information.
Ever find yourself stuck walking behind someone that abruptly stopped? The “Pedestrian Horn” Yosef Lerner wants to solve that problem. Simply put, it’s a car steering wheel that you wear across your body like a messenger bag, thanks to a modified seat belt. Unlike a normal bag, this steering wheel has a functional car horn. Read more for a video and additional information.
Drones are already changing the commerce as well as food delivery industries, and soon, we could be seeing them in the world of luxury. How so? Well, a Netherlands-based Dutch insurance company has managed to create a hammock drone of sorts. Simply put, the idea consists of a regulars-sized hammock that not only can move, but can float just about anywhere, thanks to industrial-sized drones. Read more for the video if you missed it the first time around.
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University of Rochester and the Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics, and Physics researchers have figured out how to make unsinkable metals using superhydrophobic (water repelling) materials. To accomplish this, they created structures made up of two treated aluminum surfaces facing each other, connected by a small central pole, designed to trap the maximum amount of air. What they ended up with was a virtually unsinkable metal. Read more for a video and additional information.