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Stargazers will be treated to the largest, brightest supermoon of 2019 when it lights up the night sky on Tuesday, weather permitting. This will be the second of three back-to-back supermoons, with the first occurring on Jan. 21, and the third falling on March 21. For those who are unfamiliar with supermoons, it’s basically a full moon that occurs when the moon is at its closest point to Earth in its monthly elliptical orbit around our planet. This makes the moon appear larger and more luminous than ordinary full moons. Read more for another video providing more tips on getting the best view of this phenomenon.
Always wanted to tackle the famed Nürburgring track in Germany, but don’t have a vehicle for the experience? There’s always the option of paying for a ring taxi, but it’ll definitely cost you. To be more specific, a run in a BMW M3 will cost you roughly $300, while a ride along in a McLaren 720S will run $340. Why? The 13 mile race track in the world is rough on cars, especially the tires, brake pads and even driveshafts. Read more to see the cost breakdown for the McLaren 720S at Nurburgring.
The Toilet Paper Blaster Skid Shot is not an early April Fools’ Day prank, but a real product that puts the Nerf Fortnite blasters to shame, or at least for some people. Simply put, it’s capable of blasting toilet paper up to 30 feet by transforming real toilet paper into clean spitballs. However, this gadgets uses water, not spit, for hygienic spitballs that are bio-degradable and easy to clean up. According to the manufacturer, you can get approximately 350+ spitballs per roll of 2-ply toilet paper. Product page. Read more for a video review and additional information.
Hate bosses looking over your shoulder? The SiteWasp is basically an all-in-one monitoring drone that aims to replace supervisors at construction sites. “The objective of the SiteWasp drone is to remotely provide stakeholders with construction updates, thus unifying the planning process and the building process. This 3D drone system scans, measures, analyses, and documents with high-resolution images the current state and process of construction. It uses the digital BIM (Building Information Model) so that all remote stakeholders can react directly to crucial errors and differences, which leads to a more synchronized and efficient workflow,” said its creator Sebastian Gier. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Fortnite island has been rocked by earthquakes that have created large cracks in the ground, and if you want to see the next one in person, simply visit this site. Currently, you’ll find these cracks Lazy Links region, and is a buildup to season 8, which kicks off in under two weeks. However, a fourth crack hasjust appeared between Tomato Temple, Wailing Woods, and the area often called the containers. In the past, the island has experienced temporal rifts, floating islands, and even an entire Arctic region, but this phenomenon resembles Fortnite’s rolling cube. Read more for another video and additional information.
The Nike Adapt platform creates a truly custom fit by combining an advanced power-lacing system, an app as well as continually updated firmware, and it’s featured in the all-new Nike Adapt BB sneakers. How does it work? When you step into the Nike Adapt BB, a custom motor and gear train senses the tension needed by the foot and adjusts accordingly to keep the foot snug. The tensile strength of the underfoot lacing pulls 32 pounds of force to secure the foot throughout a range of movement. “We picked basketball as the first sport for Nike Adapt intentionally because of the demands that athletes put on their shoes. During a normal basketball game the athlete’s foot changes and the ability to quickly change your fit by loosening your shoe to increase blood flow and then tighten again for performance is a key element that we believe will improve the athlete’s experience,” said Eric Avar, Nike VP Creative Director of Innovation. Read more for a video review, hands-on pictures and additional information.
Anker’s Nebula Mars II portable projector turns just about any room into a cinema, and it’s being offered for $389.99 shipped, today only, originally $499.99. Experience all of your favorite content in a whole new light, thanks to 300 ANSI lm brightness and 720p DLP IntelliBright technology that combine to create a crisp, clear picture. It also features dual 10W audio drivers that generate cinematic stereo sound and deep pounding bass. With extended playtime, Android 7.1, and single-second auto-focus, this portable projector creates your very own private theater. Product page. Read more for another video review and additional information.
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We have seen the future of artificial intelligence, and it can already generate fake human portraits indistinguishable from real ones. ThisPersonDoesNotExist.com was created by Uber software engineer Philip Wang and uses research by NVIDIA to generate fake portraits. This algorithm is trained on a dataset of real images and then uses a generative adversarial network (GAN), a type of neural network known, to fabricate these new examples. Read more for a slideshow of fake faces generated by the website.
Let’s face it, with all of the phishing scams and other security-related issues nowadays, it’s a no brainer to enable multi-factor authentication for just about any important account you use, Fortnite included. Epic Games wants to reward those who do enable two-factor authentication (2FA), which requires you to enter an extra code sent to a secondary device during the sign-in process, by sending them a Heartspan Glider. Read more to find out a way to send this to a friend who hasn’t yet enabled this feature.
Neill Blomkamp of District 9 fame has just released a live-action Anthem prequel, called “Conviction,” and you won’t need EA Access to watch it, or a PlayStation 4 / Xbox One for that matter. This short film takes precedes the events of Anthem, and blends realistic CGI with live-action footage to immerse you in the Fort Tarsis player hub. There are rumors that it may eventually be turned into a feature-length film, but for now, it should be enough to hold fans over. Read more to watch.