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Netflix rival iFlix reveals its first original content series for emerging markets

 Fresh from raising $ 90 million from investors in March, iFlix, a Netflix-like service for emerging markets, has announced its first slate of original content. The Malaysia-headquartered business claims five million registered users across 10 countries — it recently branched out into Africa and the Middle East — for its service which costs around $ 3 per month. Beyond cheaper… Read More


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This is the Ford Police Responder Hybrid Sedan, the first pursuit-rated hybrid cruiser

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Ford claims it’ll return more than twice the EPA mileage (38 mpg combined) of the Taurus-based Police Interceptor equipped with a 3.7-liter V6.

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The first successful front flip in a monster truck was a most excellent accident

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It was amazing. It was epic. It was unplanned.

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The first successful front flip in a monster truck was a most excellent accident

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It was amazing. It was epic. It was unplanned.

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The first production Koenigsegg Regera looks wonderful in bare green carbon

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Nearly 250 mph with the top down.

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Stepping on the Cherokee’s toes | 2017 Jeep Compass First Drive

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Shocker: It’s a whole heck of a lot better than the old Compass.

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Playing in the snow | 2017 Dodge Challenger GT First Drive

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Mopar’s muscle coupe borrows all-wheel drive from the Charger sedan.

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A practical winner | Long-range Renault Zoe EV First Drive

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Forget the battery? Sure.

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A practical winner | Long-range Renault Zoe EV First Drive

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Forget the battery? Sure.

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Watch Korea’s Real Gundam Take Its First Steps With A Human Pilot

It’s a little hard to believe at first sight, but Korea’s Hankook Mirae Technology company has released video of their human piloted mech walking. It’s called the Method-2, and the 13 foot 1.3 ton machine looks like something CG plucked out of a movie. Though untrue, this isn’t terribly wrong, since its lead designer, Vitaly Bulgarov, has a professional background in SFX.

The Method-2 is being conceived of as an option for emergency response in dangerous conditions, but it’ll need a better power pack before it gets unleashed. In the meantime, it’s already handling well upright, both in forward and backward modes, and its arms function well too.

Here’s the first video of the mega mech walking, posted to Facebook by Bulgarov.

IS THIS THE REAL LIFE

In this video Bulgarov himself enters and pilots the arms: 

IS THIS JUST FANTASYYY

At this point, it sounds like the team’s short term plan is to modify a legless version for faster response time in industrial settings. That sounds wise, but now that I’ve seen this awesome walker in action, I’ll be sitting on my (puny flesh) hands until we see more of it.


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Watch Korea’s Real Gundam Take Its First Steps With A Human Pilot

It’s a little hard to believe at first sight, but Korea’s Hankook Mirae Technology company has released video of their human piloted mech walking. It’s called the Method-2, and the 13 foot 1.3 ton machine looks like something CG plucked out of a movie. Though untrue, this isn’t terribly wrong, since its lead designer, Vitaly Bulgarov, has a professional background in SFX.

The Method-2 is being conceived of as an option for emergency response in dangerous conditions, but it’ll need a better power pack before it gets unleashed. In the meantime, it’s already handling well upright, both in forward and backward modes, and its arms function well too.

Here’s the first video of the mega mech walking, posted to Facebook by Bulgarov.

IS THIS THE REAL LIFE

In this video Bulgarov himself enters and pilots the arms: 

IS THIS JUST FANTASYYY

At this point, it sounds like the team’s short term plan is to modify a legless version for faster response time in industrial settings. That sounds wise, but now that I’ve seen this awesome walker in action, I’ll be sitting on my (puny flesh) hands until we see more of it.


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Watch Korea’s Real Gundam Take Its First Steps With A Human Pilot

It’s a little hard to believe at first sight, but Korea’s Hankook Mirae Technology company has released video of their human piloted mech walking. It’s called the Method-2, and the 13 foot 1.3 ton machine looks like something CG plucked out of a movie. Though untrue, this isn’t terribly wrong, since its lead designer, Vitaly Bulgarov, has a professional background in SFX.

The Method-2 is being conceived of as an option for emergency response in dangerous conditions, but it’ll need a better power pack before it gets unleashed. In the meantime, it’s already handling well upright, both in forward and backward modes, and its arms function well too.

Here’s the first video of the mega mech walking, posted to Facebook by Bulgarov.

IS THIS THE REAL LIFE

In this video Bulgarov himself enters and pilots the arms: 

IS THIS JUST FANTASYYY

At this point, it sounds like the team’s short term plan is to modify a legless version for faster response time in industrial settings. That sounds wise, but now that I’ve seen this awesome walker in action, I’ll be sitting on my (puny flesh) hands until we see more of it.


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The first BMW 5 Series set the pattern for the brand in the 1970s

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It also introduced BMW’s famous nomenclature.

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The Grand Tour’s first two-part special is stunning, but too long | Episode Review

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Beach buggies, beautiful scenery, and about 30 unnecessary minutes.

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2016 Marks the First Year in the “Age of the Drone”

The introduction of drones into the consumer market really only took place around this time last year, so 2016 could effectively be deemed the first year of the drone. And as drones proliferated into the mainstream, interesting, creative uses for the new technology were inevitable—thus resulting in a ton of interesting drone news as well as some pretty strange applications. 

To sum it all up, here are a number of unconventional applications to 2016’s hottest new technology.

A Drone Scaled Up to Carry Humans

This year, a Chinese technology company called eHang released a video announcing their venture into creating an autonomous flying “drone” vehicle for humans. When we reviewed it earlier this year, the video had us highly skeptical…viewing it again, I must admit that not much in our minds has changed. 

Conceptual Drones

As we peer into a future where drones will help consumers and federal institutions alike, this fascinating article written by discursive design professors Bruce and Stephanie Tharp helps us further examine the integration of drones into our public and private lives in the year 2016 by showcasing a number of engaging design projects. 

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Medieval Documentation Drone

Many people are still resistant to the integration of drone technology into our everyday lives. Once such group protesting the normalization of their flight? The Renn fair crowd.

Using a Drone as a Blender

What’s the best way to show your drone has the fastest, sharpest, most effective blades? You use the drone as a blender, of course. This year, Speed Motion Films used a DJI Phantom drone to try and blend pretty much anything that darn machine could handle.

Drone Vs. Raptor

While you may not be able to understand the audio in this, the objective is clear—governments around the world are preparing for the influx of unwelcome surveillance drones using a number of different methods. While the Dutch police are employing a few trained feathered friends to take go defense against the robots….

…the Tokyo police force is fighting fire with fire. After finding an authorized drone this year on the roof of the Japanese prime minister’s home and labelling it as a terrorist incident, the police started sending out federal drones flown by remote pilots to capture any unidentified flying objects.

The Killer Drone

This year, the Finnish are responsible for the #1 drone to haunt your dreams—introducing the Killer Drone, aka a large drone equipped with a remote controlled chainsaw. Yep, we aren’t sleeping a peep either after this one!

Flying Goth 

And last but certainly not least of 2016, we have the fabricated drone created by Otto Dieffenbach back in March to resemble Gothminister singer Bjørn Alexander Brem. Ominously floating and flying around like Superman, this creation was certainly both extra spooky and totally excellent. 

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16(ish) of 2016’s Best Materials Moments

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2016 Best of Digital Fabrication

15 Reader Submitted Projects That Wowed This Year

Footwear Designs That Pushed Boundaries in 2016


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Two Master Sculptors Race to See Who Can Sculpt the Other First

At first it seems strange: Two creative competitors periodically staring at each other during a competition. But they are, after all, competing to see who can sculpt the other person’s likeness first:

The participants are Professor Sarath Chandrajeewa (Dean of Sri Lanka’s University of Visual and Performing Arts) and Professor Cao Chang Xu (of Beijing’s Central Academy of Fine Arts). If you ask me, Chandrajeewa had it tougher–he had to do hair and a beard. Also, what did you think of Cao’s take on spectacles?

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The Grand Tour trio tour Africa in beach buggies in first special episode

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The Grand Tour’s producer thinks the beach buggy is “terrible”, and the boys try to prove him wrong.

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Two Master Sculptors Race to See Who Can Sculpt the Other First

At first it seems strange: Two creative competitors periodically staring at each other during a competition. But they are, after all, competing to see who can sculpt the other person’s likeness first:

The participants are Professor Sarath Chandrajeewa (Dean of Sri Lanka’s University of Visual and Performing Arts) and Professor Cao Chang Xu (of Beijing’s Central Academy of Fine Arts). If you ask me, Chandrajeewa had it tougher–he had to do hair and a beard. Also, what did you think of Cao’s take on spectacles?

Via The Awesomer


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Two Master Sculptors Race to See Who Can Sculpt the Other First

At first it seems strange: Two creative competitors periodically staring at each other during a competition. But they are, after all, competing to see who can sculpt the other person’s likeness first:

The participants are Professor Sarath Chandrajeewa (Dean of Sri Lanka’s University of Visual and Performing Arts) and Professor Cao Chang Xu (of Beijing’s Central Academy of Fine Arts). If you ask me, Chandrajeewa had it tougher–he had to do hair and a beard. Also, what did you think of Cao’s take on spectacles?

Via The Awesomer


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