There are farming simulators, driving simulators, and now, a marketing simulator. Introducing Devolverland Expo. This first-person ‘marketing simulator’ is set within an abandoned convention center after the annual Devolver Digital game expo was mysteriously canceled. Players break into the convention center and avoid the advanced security systems, while watching the trailers, gameplay demo videos, as well as other secrets lost in the expo’s cancellation. Read more for the trailer and additional information.
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If you pass by the home of Jason Hibbs on Morningstar Road in Millersburg, Oregon and see him driving a tank, it’s not what you think. His Bourbon Moth company builds custom furniture, while his wife Cara Hibbs owns and operates a home-based custom print textiles company called Oh Little Rabbit. This pandemic hit them both hard, so the idea popped into his head when mowing the grass one day. Read more to see it in-action and for additional information.
Around 73-years ago, J. K. Raymond-Millet’s film Télévision: Oeil de Demain (“Television: Eye of Tomorrow”) may have been far ahead of its time. What started out as a simple educational science fiction film, turned out to be an eerily accurate depiction of how we use smartphones today. A four-minute excerpt recently surfaced and shows Parisians enjoying everyday life, but with a miniature TV in hand. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Steve Pearce, a former NASA chemist, once helped recreate the smell of outer space to help train astronauts before orbit. Now, he wants to let everyone know what outer space smells like, thus “Eau de Space” was created. This project took him around four-years and the scent of space has been described as bitter as well as a bit smoky, similar to a gunshot. Read more for a video and additional information.
The Enzo Ferrari was in production from 2002-2004 and is a 12 cylinder mid-engine supercar named after the company’s founder, Enzo Ferrari. What set it apart from the automaker’s previous vehicles is that this model incorporated Formula One technology, like as a carbon-fiber body, an F1-style automated-shift manual transmission, and carbon fiber-reinforced silicon carbide (C/SiC) ceramic composite disc brakes. Believe it or not, the 1986 Pontiac Fiero-based knockoff you see here actually made it into Monterey Car Week. Read more to see Jay Leno go for a spin in this bizarre vehicle.
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You read that right, NASA wants the public to help design a new toilet design for the Artemis moon lander. So, they are crowdsourcing a “Lunar Toilet Challenge” on HeroX. This design needs to work for seven days on the surface of the moon, as well as during that transit time to and from the moon. In other words, it needs to function in both the microgravity of space and lunar gravity. Read more for two videos about the current toilet being used on the ISS and additional information about the contest.
KFC Gaming is apparently a thing now, and they’ve just unveiled the KFConsole. This is the same Kentucky Fried Chicken fast food chain you grew up with, but they’ve pivoted to eSports, or so the internet thinks. However, it may be just a promotion for their KFC Esports Performance Burger. Whatever the case may be, this KFConsole is set to launch o November 11th, 2020. Read more for the trailer and additional information.
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Scientists used the Lovell Telescope to study an object known as a repeating Fast Radio Burst (FRB), which emits very short duration bright radio pulses. The team has found the emission from the FRB 121102 follows a cyclic pattern, with radio bursts observed in a window lasting around 90 days, which is then followed by a silent period of 67 days. This same behavior is then repeated every 157 days. Read more for a video and additional information.
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The 2020 Changli Nemeca is touted as a “New Energy Mini Electric Car for Adults,” and we agree that it’s quite small. This particular EV was found on Alibaba and priced at a mere $930 for the vehicle itself, or $1,200 with the battery pack, but shipping is where things get pricey. Yes, when all was said and done, the entire thing ended up costing $3,000. Read more for an unboxing and first drive videos.
Sure, the Game Gear Micro may be the latest product from SEGA, but way back in 2007, the company released the Grand Pianist. It’s still the world’s smallest functional grand piano, and yes, it has self-playing capabilities. Measuring just 4mm wide, each one of the 88 keys work just like on a real piano, and there’s already 100 built-in songs (expandable with an SD card). Read more for two videos and additional information.