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Angelo Casimiro Shows How To Build A BB8 Droid Like The One In “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (Video)

Prepare for full on nerdgasmic fascination! This kid just built a full-size, smartphone-controlled BB8 – just like in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” But that’s not all. He’s telling YOU how to build your own in the above video.

(Angelo’s a DIY genius! Hope he got some sponsor bucks from Ace or some of those product makers though. C’mon…Kick it in billion-dollar businesses. This is pure dopeness.)

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Drone Racing: The Sport Of The Future (Trailer)

So. What if – instead of newscasts, tech journal features, and hobbyist videos – we had some real action fun with drones? Showed folks getting down right professional with their high-flying high-tech fun, with the competitive edge of the fastest race car and baddest battle bot folks. Out to win… How would that be? It’d be DRL.

DRL is the first professional race series for FPV drone racing. The Drone Racing League brings the world’s best pilots together to fly the “DRL Racer 2” quadcopters head-to-head through new exciting neon-lit race courses. Drone Racing is the sport of the future, and you can find all of the full races, crashes, and competition on http://www.thedroneracingleague.com.

The DRL’s first race is set to hit YouTube in February. Here is the League channel.

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The Singularity Is Coming. Are You Ready To Live Forever? Are You Sure? (Video)

Time and again, TEDx Events we come across prove that you can be thoroughly engaged and enlightened by a smart person presenting a point of view at the front of a room. This relatively low-tech presentation of the highest-tech (and perhaps most hopeful/scary) idea is no exception.

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Would you upload your personality if you could? What do you think of the possibility of living without a physical body? Dr. White addresses a reality that is not so far off as we might think – and what the ethical and philosophical implications of this future might be.

Dr. Jonathan White, originally from Northern Ireland, is a surgeon at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. Dr. White is a renowned teacher, and has won numerous awards for his innovative and creative approach, including being the first surgeon ever selected as a 3M National Teaching Fellow, an honor bestowed in 2014. At TEDx, Dr. White will point out the unforeseen consequences of the rapid technological change we are experiencing – the unexpected societal, medical, and philosophical issues that we now must consider. He will introduce us to the concept of the “singularity”, a possibility which has enormous potential but also carries immense uncertainty. As we enter the next phase of human evolution, Dr. White will pose provocative questions that will challenge our ideas of what the future holds.

Now, before you make up your mind either way, you must check out this write-up at The Activist. Everlasting life, achieved by man by whatever means, is one thing; but what do we do with it? Really think this through. What does a life sentence mean when the prospect of eternal life is on the table? And do we really want to talk about the possibility for resurrection? Mind…blown!

READ: BRAIN TRANSPLANTS COULD BRING BACK THE DEAD (THE ACTIVIST)

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Technology: Faraday Future’s Unveils Its Supercar Concept (Video)

Faraday Future’s FFZero1 concept car is already a star for what it is trying to do! to be sure. Plus it got leaked hours before the big concept’s debut…man, you know something’s big when there is hate out the gate.

Unlike most other car startups, Faraday was founded in the living room (not the garage) of Nick Sampson, the company’s senior vice president. The company is run by an executive team; not some stuffy CEO. And the team is extreme four former Tesla staffers and head of design Richard Kim, who was a founding member of BMW’s electric car unit.

Now… the car. One thousand horsepower ELECTRIC car. Able to do zero to 60 MPH in under three seconds. Will be connected to all kinds of tech, like the most awesome living room on the road (so damn a traffic jam, you can just jam…or chill). And it will be easy as pie to design and manufacture more – line designs that take months (not years), with multiple models available.

Sounds more like iPhones than automobiles. Hope they can do it without ‘doing it’ to our pockets too hard though. We’ll see in a couple of years, when the first Supercars should be ready for market. But for now, just watch and be amazed!

And after the jump… the big reveal of the Faraday Future FFZero1 concept!

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Science: Watch This Ball Float On Nothing But Sound Waves (Video)

Researchers at the University of Sussex have invented a ‘sonic tractor beam.’
– University of Sussex, Communications and External Relations

You know, we could leave it at that and be geeked out enough. Scientists actually made something they call a TRACTOR BEAM! Nice. But is it real? Damn straight. Watch this miracle in force mechanics… a ball steadily suspended on sound waves coming from small speakers.

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Science/Technology: Astronauts Capture Super-High Def Images Of Seltzer Tablets Bubbling In A Drop Of Water In Space (Video)

Okay, this some ‘stoner’ looking stuff. Hahaaaa! That is NOT to say that it is not still cool as hell. Einstein’s theories aside, in space sometimes you have a lot of time. What to do…what to do with it… Got it! Why not let loose a sizable droplet of water on the International Space Station, inject it with small drops of liquid coloring, then dissolve an effervescent tablet (e.g. an Alka-Seltzer) in the floating ball of colorful water, and capture images of the action/reactions using a super-duper high-definition camera. And if you are really slick, you can tie it into the astronaut work you are supposed to be doing up there on the station.

The cameras are being evaluated for capturing science data and vehicle operations by engineers at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

See? They weren’t just playing plop-plop, fizz-fizz with dyed water up there. The astronauts were exploring water tension in microgravity. It’s science!

(Wink)

For reals. Hit the link for more info.

MORE: RED EPIC DRAGON CAMERA CAPTURES RIVETING IMAGES

@ojones1

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Watch A Real-Life JetPack Flown Around The Statue Of Liberty (Video)

YES! There have been clunkier attempts at this cool tech… but THIS is the JetPack we’ve waited for; the one that jumped out of comics, cartoons & sci-fi into our reality. You’re likely flashing back to our JetMan posts on here (you should, ’cause they are dope); BUT those flights were launched while the pilots were in the air already. This is not that. These are those Jonny Quest stand-on-the-ground, launch up-and-away joints. And the pilot in this one is flying over water, around the Statue of Liberty, sure. However, this Pack is not pushing water through a tube to propel itself over limited distances and heights.

THIS IS THE REAL TAKE-OFF AND LAND ON YOUR OWN FUN TECH!

(Wow. Blown away. Thank you JB-9 inventor/pilot David Mayman of JetPack Aviation.)

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This Life-Sized R2-D2 Will Bring You a Cold Beer (Video)

Okay, we thought we posted the ‘ultimate’ Star Wars video already (see here). But this clip right here… this clip right here, maaaaaan! Let’s just say R2-D2 is no longer in a galaxy far, far away, helping light saber-swinging Jedi Knights. It’s here on Earth (for about $9000, in your home), helping you get over a hard day at the job by bringing you a cold one. Nice!

Just in time for the unreal fanboy hype for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, electronics company Haier Asia has created a mobile mini fridge life-sized version of R2-D2. Sure, these full-scale remote-controlled droids are $9,000, but they’ll cool your beer and bring it to you.
– Esquire.com

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Technology: Mitsubishi’s Self-Driving Car Should Go On Sale In 2020 (Video)

Four years. Not to long to wait for your own self-driving car… that can parallel park itself and comes with 3-D image mapping! Wonder if it will have a talking computer built into it, too. Check out the visuals for Mitsubishi’s concept car.

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Technology: Boeing Innovations Has Made A Metal That Is Almost As Light As Air (Video)

If you can watch this and think it’s not cool as sh!t… we’re gonna need you to reevaluate what cool tech is. In a word: WOW!

Microlattice is the lightest metal ever made. At 99.99% air, it’s light enough to balance on top of a dandelion, while its structure makes it strong. Strength and record breaking lightness make it a potential metal for future planes and vehicles.
– Boeing

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Technology: 4th Generation Apple TV Is Unboxed And Explored (Video)

Apple’s new 4th Generation Apple TV 2015 is ‘unboxed,’ explored and compared to its 3rd gen predecessor in-depth. Looks like some mighty slick tech. Watch and want.

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Technology: Miracle Motorbike Can Go 300 Miles On A Quart Of Water! (Video)

That motor sounds like the space cars on The Jetsons cartoon Hahaaaa!

And that’s the last laugh, because this futuristically powered motorbike is serious business. I am surprised that Big Auto or some oil company has not put a hit out on dude …yet. Then again, no matter how fast or far gas prices come down, can they ever really compete with a bike that travels 310 miles on a little more than a quart of water? With no exhaust pollutants; just water vapor? WOWOWWWWW! This is good tech.

A motorcycle able to travel up to 500 kilometres (310 miles) on a litre of water was trumpeted by creator Ricardo Azevedo in Sao Paulo, Monday.

Called the ‘T Power H20,’ the design features a combination of water and a single, external car battery used to produce electricity and separate the hydrogen from the water molecule. The process, involving a pipe-system, results in combustion which subsequently creates the energy necessary to power the bike.

@ojones1

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Floyd Mayweather, Jr. vs. Ronda Rousey: Who Would Win? Settle It On Street Fighter IV (Video)

Okay, in real life, file this fight in the never-ever-gonna-happen category. But this simulation is AWESOME! Oh… but what might happen… fans squabbling over the results. Watch. And LLLLLET’S GET READY TO… HAHAAAAAA!

@ojones1

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Gaming: Grand Theft Auto V Realistic Graphics Made ‘Realer’ (Video)

Do you SEE this!???! Realism on 12 out of 10 for this GTA5 photo realism mod. To blow your mind with tech that blew your mind… on steroids! Yep, that looks like Martin Bergman’s mission. Mission accomplished!

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Science/Technology: New ‘Vetigel’ Stops Bleeding In Seconds (Video)

Soon to be a must-have in every first-aid kit, this Vetigel can be injected into the deepest cuts to literally stop heavy bleeding within seconds. The Vetigel is a hemostatic substance, made using algae, whose particles reorganize in the wound to form a solid blockade to stop blood from escaping.

Vetigel is approved for use on animals now; with clearance for use on humans expected next year (2016). A little too late for this year’s barbecue carving mishaps; but for next year’s cookouts, perhaps have some Vetigel kits at the ready.

Oh, and when Joe Landolina started working on this medical science innovation… He was 17 years old (wow)!

@ojones1

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Lexus Unveils It’s Brand New “Hoverboard” (Video)

Other hoverboard vids we’ve posted to date have been less than or different than what sci-fi has us expecting – like not that ‘real’ Marty McFly board we’ve been looking forward to. But this video is showing skateboarders riding and getting dumped, grinding rails and making jumps! Hey, if it walks, talks and squawks like a duck, it must be, right? Oh wait, this thing can ride across water??? Sh!t it can ‘hover’ like a duck? Incredible!

We’ve made the impossible, possible: The Lexus Hoverboard is here… The Lexus Hoverboard represents true innovation and imagination, together pushing the boundaries of technology even further.

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Too Far To Walk? Nowhere To Park? WalkCar Lets You Ride In And Take Your ‘Ride’ With You (Video)

Wow! Are you seeing this? It’s like they’ve almost figured out a futuristic George Jetson car; one that you can ride to work and carry into the office. Now, if they could only make it fly (like this one here). WalkCar is the world’s smallest electric car, as small as a laptop. Super cool transportation tech! You steer it with your body movements; so it’s not a big effort to learn to operate. This could be the biggest thing is small vehicles EVER!

Soon to start fundraising via Kickstarter. Pre-orders for WalkCar will be taken starting October 2015.

Hmm… Did I say “could” be the biggest…? Nah, this WILL be huge! For more on this compact, powerful mini-vehicle innovation from Tokyo’s Cocoa Motors, visit the company website www.cocoamotors.com

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Technology: This ‘Spider Car’ Will Conquer Any Terrain With Ease (Video)

Talk about independent suspension! How about doing that on all four tires?! That’s right. Check out the latest from Mecanroc – the Swincar, a pendular offroad electric 4×4 ALL TERRAIN vehicle. And they REALLY mean it this time! Watch this concept vehicle in action.

Visit the Swincar site to learn more.

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‘Legal Equalizer’ App To Help You Know Your Rights And Protect You In Encounters With Police (Video)

“This app is something that we truly believe in…that’s going to make things more equal for everybody. That’s the point of this app. We want people to know their rights. We want people to have their friends and family contacted…when they have any kind of interaction with law enforcement officers.”
Mbye Njie

This is the type of thing apps should be doing. Music, movies and games are fine; but how about securing your liberty. Think about it: Your rights are your RIGHTS, but only if you remember to invoke them! And will you remember your rights when local law enforcement is tapping on your window during a ‘routine’ traffic stop? The police are trained to get information from suspects they might otherwise withhold; but you should NOT be treated like a suspect if you are not. Cops would certainly not mind a little leeway in dealing with a ‘tough arrest.’ Perhaps knowing their curbside investigation is being recorded – and that your friends, family and/or lawyer has been notified – is better for EVERYBODY… the peace officers AND the people they’re sworn to PROTECT and serve.

And what if you are detained or taken into custody? With this Legal Equalizer app, you can be reminded of what the authorities can and cannot do or ask. It would probably comfort you a bit to also know that you won’t spend time in a squad car station without your folks knowing AND knowing where you are (yes, the app will send the location to whomever you designate as well).

Bravo, Mr. Njie for taking huge steps to bring technology to this fight for our lives! Want to help? Watch the above update video, and check out the GoFundMe page for the Legal Equalizer.

MORE: LEGAL EQUALIZER

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Streaming Battle Royal: Apple, Spotify, & Tidal Test For Sound Quality (Video)

You’ve heard the bickering on and offline, surely: Apple is the best because they are the OGs in the stream game. Nah, but Spotify improved on the i-streamers. But hold on, Tidal put the tech and bandwith work in to crush competitors…but ‘politics as usual’ hold ’em back (as Jigga might say).

Alright STOP!

Somebody get the results and let’s settle this like Maury would. The sound quality tests determined…

(Come on now. Click play and find out.)

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