Video: The most important meal of the day is also the most annoying to make because you’re groggy, in a rush and haven’t had your cup of coffee yet. Genius men Peter Browne and Mervyn Huggett solved that eternal problem of making breakfast by building a machine to, well, make breakfast for them. Yep, like in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the machine spits out soft-boiled eggs, perfect toast, tea and coffee, and even brings out the morning newspaper.
Picky shoppers only choosing the most perfectly-shaped and blemish-free produce at grocery stores has led to a tremendous amount of food waste. To illustrate how not-so-perfect fruits and vegetables are still perfectly edible, Hasbro has created a misshaped version of Mr Potato Head to serve as a spokesperson.
Video:Virtual, or La Caja de Pandora (translation: Pandora’s Box),packs an awful lot of video-game theatrics, grimy real-world atmospherics and fiery special effects into 15 minutes. No wonder creator Daniel Hernández Torrado, an avowed lover of science fiction and video games, had dreams of making it into a feature film.
Video: Wow. This video shows the end of a car chase in northeast Houston and it’s totally bananas. The suspect tries to outrun a helicopter in an open field, but while making a break for it, he gets pummelled by a police SUV. Somehow, he bounces off the car, gets back up and manages to keep on running. At this point, a helicopter crew member jumps out of the chopper with his helmet still on and chases after the suspect to tackle him. It’s like watching Grand Theft Auto but in real life. What the hell.
Blackberry’s most loyal customer has always been the US government. But it looks like things are changing, for the Senate at least. According to a memo, the US Senate is ending its years-long relationship with Blackberry.
As NASA’s Juno mission continues to hurl itself toward Jupiter, the terrifying reality of flying close to the biggest and baddest planet in our solar system is starting to set in. Yesterday, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory dropped recordings that the spacecraft created based on data it collected as it crossed Jupiter’s “bow shock” and entered the magnetosphere. They’re straight-up nightmare fuel.
Speedrunners have long been exploiting 8-bit games by “reprogramming” them. Pixel-perfect inputs can be used to trigger memory events, usually for the purpose of beating games in fractions of the time it would ordinarily take. A similar exploit exists in the classic Mario Game Boy game 6 Golden Coins, but it exists in a physical, semi-playable form. Welcome to glitch hell.
Since The Shallows is a shark movie, director Jaume Collet-Serra researched the crap out of sharks in preparation — the result of which is a film that explores aspects of the creatures we’ve rarely seen before. The weird thing is that the director himself doesn’t see The Shallows as a shark movie.
After months of rampant speculation, scientists announced late last year that the bright spots on dwarf planet Ceres are giant deposits of salt. Case closed, right? Not exactly. We’ve since gotten a better look at the spots, and the craters they reside in, and Ceres is shaping up to be a much weirder place than we imagined.
The film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower has been shooting for a while now, but most of that was happening in South Africa. This week, the film moved to New York City, and the increase of prying eyes caught a glimpse of Matthew McConaughey as Randall Flagg, the Man in Black.