You have until Feb. 1, 2022 to secure a limited edition Drone Racing League DRL Drone Bed, but it’ll cost a hefty $25,000 USD. Inspired by the DRL Racer4 Drone, the bed itself is made-to-order and will take approximately 2-4 months to arrive after the order is placed. It’s primarily constructed of MDF (medium-density fiberboard) and high density foam (spinning propellers), while a CNC machined logo adds a nice finishing touch. Read more for another picture and additional information.
Some may confuse this for CGI, but rest assured, the giant phantom jelly is real and was spotted by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute’s (MBARI) remotely operated vehicle (ROV) last month at a depth of 3,200-feet. When fully grown, the bell of this deep-sea creature can measure more than one meter (3.3 feet) across, complete with four ribbon-like arms that can grow more than 10 meters (33 feet) in length. Read more for the video and additional information,
First, there was the Tesla surfboard and then the Boring Company flamethrower, but now, even a Cybertruck-inspired whistle is enough to grab the attention of Elon Musk fans worldwide. At $50 a pop, this whistle, made from Ultra-Hard 30X Cold-Rolled stainless-steel structural skin, sold out in minutes, and now commands a hefty premium on eBay, with prices ranging from $200 all the way up to $20,000+. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Video game console knockoffs are nothing new, but recently, we haven’t seen many being reviewed, that is until the Mini P5 popped up. This $15 PlayStation 5 knockoff is nothing like its real-life counterpart, starting with its miniature size to its PS1-inspired controllers. Aside from that, the console comes with an RGB cable instead of an HDMI and it’s shipped in a generic white box without any branding. Read more for a hands-on look and additional information.
Baljenac is one tiny island you may have never heard of, but once you spot this landmass in the Adriatic Sea, located just off the coast of Croatia on the Sibenik archipelago, you’ll probably never forget it. Why? It’s been nicknamed “fingerprint island,” and rightfully so. The islet spans approximately half a square mile and is covered by a series of dry-stone walls that give it the shape of human fingerprint. Read more for a video and additional information.
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Most know Radio Flyer as the American toy company that makes the iconic red toy wagon, but one thing you’ll probably never see is a life-sized version, that is unless…you get this custom-built vehicle. It’s touted as a “Kansas Chief Party Wagon” that seats up to 12 passengers, and is apparently street legal, or at least in some states, thanks to turn signals, brake lights, headlights, as well as a horn. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Humaid Abdulla Albuqaish is an Arab Sheikh who just so happens to be a social media influencer as well with an impressive supercar collection. Unfortunately, his pet bear got a bit too close to his Lamborghini Huracan Performante while trying to greet Humaid, and the passenger door just slid off like butter. Why would someone have a bear as a pet? Well, he does own a climate-controlled zoo next to his home in Dubai, complete with tigers, snakes, and even hyenas. Read more for the video and additional information.
Promobot, a robot manufacturing company, wants to find the perfect face for a humanoid robot-assistant that will eventually work in hotels, shopping malls and other venues. So, they are willing to pay $200,000 USD to somebody willing to transfer the rights to use their face forever. The company is seeking preferably a “kind and friendly” face, but has released no other guidelines. Read more for a video and additional information.
Before you ask, all of the conversation that takes place in this video is real and not pre-written, just purely AI generated. These two personalities were built using GPT-3, which is essentially a language model capable of understanding the English language better than any other technology in the world right now. They discuss existential dread, love, and then assume gender roles, or so we’d like to think. Read more for the video and additional information.
ZEVA Aero, led by Washington State University alumnus Stephen Tibbitts, has unveiled a working prototype of N901ZX, an eVTOL vehicle designed for first responders and emergency services. It’s capable of flying at 160 mph for up to 50 miles on a single charge, and unlike other electric aircraft, this one acts as a hovering helicopter initially when it’s lifting off and then tilts horizontally to more efficiently fly like a plane, thus taking advantage of reduced drag. Read more for a video and additional information.