This is a video of French bicyclist François Gissy setting a new speed record on his bicycle. That may not sound exciting, but wait until see the video of Gissy’s ROCKET-POWERED bicycle blasting from 0-160 mph in less time than it would take for me to need a new pair of pants! (blowing by the Subaru STi that’s “racing him” in the process!) Enjoy!
As pretty as the Xbox One is, it won’t come with a whole lot of backwards compatibility. Neither your Xbox 360 games nor any games purchased for the 360 digitally through the Xbox game store will work on your brand new One due to the new console’s very different hardware structure. You will be able to transfer your Gamer Score, so there’s that.
Since the very beginning of motion pictures, people have been creating fictional robots, some more likable than others. What are some of your favorite robots created for movies or TV? I’m going with Box from Logan’s Run… he didn’t have a whole lot of screen time, but something about that ice cave robot I just love.
Earlier today, Microsoft unveiled the new Xbox, called the Xbox One. As evident by the new minimalistic boxy design, the One is being billed less as just a console and more of a home entertainment portal, where games, music, movies and TV shows all share more or less equal billing. And as expected, the One also comes with a newer version of Kinect built in, so that ordering your Xbox around to play games or find movies will become commonplace.
Quantum computing seems to be the way of the future, but right now, only a few people have access to the technology. And that’s why Google is teaming up with NASA to create a quantum computing lab, giving scientists, students and engineers the opportunity to see what they can do with it.
If you like the Samsung Galaxy S4, but you’d rather have a native Android experience, if you want all the Samsung UI stripped away, if you want a pure Android device that gets Android updates when they happen and not when the manufacturer can fit it into their schedule, Google announced yesterday that they’ll be selling a pure Android version of the S4 on Google Play.
If you want one, it’s $650, because it’s unlocked, not on contract and not tied to any carrier, but if this is what you’ve been dreaming of, it might be worth it.
In the original Legend of Zelda for the NES, there were a total of 32 items you could get throughout the game to finish your quests and win the game. At the time, filling up that inventory with books and swords and scrolls and rafts and boots made you feel like the biggest badass ever. And now some dude has 3D printed every single one of those items, making him the biggest badass ever. Well not ever, but for today.
Wanna get drunker faster? How about inhaling a whiskey tornado? Dubbed as the ‘world’s first whisky tornado’, the spinning column of whisky vapor was created using powerful humidifiers and negative air pressure, and trapped in a glass casing.
Culture in the western world in 2000 is way different than it was in 1900, just like culture in 1900 was a far cry from 1800. So by the year 2100, what will be the cultural norms? When will it be okay to reboot your sinuses in public and what will it be like as the teenager-ization of adults continues well into old age? What kind of etiquette will be required between humans and sentient humanoid robots? What will be the pressing social issues of the time?