You know we love custom cars & fly vehicles around here at JAYFORCE.COM so it’s only right we’d be geeked about the latest episode of 2 Chainz’ web series with GQ called ‘The Most Expensivest Sh!t.’ In this episode ‘Tity Boi’ stops over to see the owner of West Coast Customs who were largely responsible for the huge success behind MTV’s ultra popular program “Pimp My Ride.” One of the standout vehicles in showcased in this clip is a $500,000 customized DeLorean tricked out for 2015 but made famous from the old ‘Back To The Future’ movies.
Star Wars: LucasFilms’ Virtual Reality Making The Galaxy Far, Far Away Seem Even Closer To Real (Video)
Imagine the folks who brought you the T-1000 in Terminator II… the folks who brought the dinosaurs to life on screen for Jurassic Park… putting their powers to work in the next Star Wars movie. Now, wake up. It’s not a dream! The tech is ready.
Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) and parent company Lucasfilm, Ltd. announce the formation of ILM Experience Lab (ILMxLAB), a new division that will draw upon the talents of Lucasfilm, ILM and Skywalker Sound. ILMxLAB combines compelling storytelling, technological innovation and world-class production to create immersive entertainment experiences. For several years, the company has been investing in real-time graphics – building a foundation that allows ILMxLAB to deliver interactive imagery at a fidelity never seen before. As this new dimension in storytelling unfolds, ILMxLAB will develop virtual reality, augmented reality, real-time cinema, theme park entertainment and narrative-based experiences for future platforms.
Robotics meet zoology at MIT: Scientists have nearly perfected designs for a robot cheetah.
Wait, wait! Doesn’t anybody over at MIT watch any sci-fi featuring enhanced robo-tech and/or animals? The Matrix, Planet Of The Apes…HELLO???!! So, cheetahs being high enough on the food chain to be sniffing our armpits, it’d be cool to make robo-cheetahs equipped with A.I. enabling them to run and jump without fatigue, right? No way, we’d have actual PREDATOR drones that could hunt and kill humans. Oh wait, we already do, huh?
Okay, so they’ll just come up with another name for the seek-and-eat cat-bots. Sigh. Talk about not knowing when to quit. Thanks for the sweet nightmares MIT… and VICE!
— VICE (@VICE) May 31, 2015
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Science fiction no more! You’ve seen them used on Star Wars, Star Trek, countless action cartoons… and you wanted one so damned bad (at least at some point in your life). Well, lookit… a mother-father LASER RIFLE! This guy styropyro invented one, because he wanted one (and because it was not illegal to build it). How real is it? Watch the clip above.
Dangerous is an understatement for this thing. There’s no no good reason for anyone to own anything this powerful. But because it wasn’t illegal for me to build…
The hoverboard is real. You know that from our posts here. We just don’t have a commercially viable product to buy and use…yet. But that doesn’t mean we cannot set and break a few records in the meantime, right?
Enter Catalin Alexandru Duru. The Canadian inventor designed and built his own hoverboard. Then he broke the distance record for hoverboard flight. Yeah, Guinness Book has a record for that. Duru traveled a distance of 275.9 m (905.2 ft). He only had to travel a distance of over 50 m (164 ft) to break the record.
Gotta love when science and technology make life easier, especially for someone who might otherwise have a particularly hard time with it. Enter Erik.
Erik G. Sorto who has been paralyzed from the neck down for about 12 years is now able to command a robot arm using brain implants that read his intentions.
For med tech taking a huge step toward replacing lost limbs and limb functions with advanced robotics, let’s have a drink… with Erik! Watch the man sip a beer using his new robo-arm, which he controls with his mind!
Alright, that does it. Dubai is home to the extreme…ly cool! Just posted about base jumping off the world’s second tallest building; and now JetPacking!
If you have a dream… even [if] it’s crazy, try it…
I’m not playing with death. I’m playing with life.
Jetman Yves Rossy and his protege, Jetman Vince Reffet (guess Jetman is a title now; not so much a nickname nowadays), fly over Dubai. Absolutely breathtaking. And yes, you know Yves from our post here!
Precision and reduction of risk in hazardous situations have been two things robo-technology has been known for for the longest. Delicacy though, not so much. But check this out: There’s now a robot that could suture a wound, slowly and deliberately moving a piece of skin back over the exposed flesh and stitching it in place with its tiny metal clamps; and with snip of its scissor (on the arm) the job is immaculately done. So immaculate, why not name it after an artist; like the artist who influenced the design of the earliest robots – Leonardo da Vinci.
[T]he da Vinci Si Surgical System, the most advanced robotic technology available which can be used for a range of minimally invasive procedures in gynecology, urology, thoracic and general surgery. For surgeons, da Vinci’s benefits include better vision, more precision and more control due to the system’s magnification and 3D capabilities, elimination of tremors and multiple degrees and directions of movement. Through da Vinci’s robotic wrists which are capable of rotating 540 degrees, surgeons are able to perform movements that aren’t possible with human hands.
See the Da Vinci Surgical System delicately peel a grape (above)… and surgically repair one (after the jump)! The System still requires a human surgeon, but this device is a huge leap in medical technology and science.
Very interesting. Over here in The States, folks dread the coming of robotic innovations that could cost them their jobs for the sake of manufacturing efficiency and cost effectiveness. But in China, where they have a lot of people, there is a shortage of “blue collar” workers. In other words, Chinese manufacturers claim that they don’t have enough workers around to complain. Their money-saving initiative involving robots would not be to replace workers; rather to avoid having to pay high wages to woo laborers or move to where the workers live. I wonder how this plays out for the average Chinese worker in a communist society as compared to here in a capitalist society like here the U.S. It seems like the companies in China could be fazing out the average worker, but are these corporations sharing in the workers’ ability to find work, sharing in the profits, or assisting them in pursuing their dreams elsewhere.
It’s cutting edge robotics meets 3D printing meets whatever cool sci-fi they’ll work in. Definitely incredible. And young inventor Easton LaChappelle, definitely a kid genius! What were you doing at 19? Designing and developing miraculous brain-powered prosthetics? Probably not. But watch Easton in the clip above and be amazed. But note what is most amazing: not just prosthetics for, say, soldiers rendered limbless in service to their country; but that dude can produce them for around $500 each (e.g. for the cheap)!
The KURATAS Mechanized Suit Will Let You Live Out Your Sci-Fi Battle Fantasies For Only $1 Million (Video)
Why? Why? WHYYYY don’t you have a million bucks laying around so we can buy the KURATAS suit? Designed in 2012 so anyone can pilot it, the suit runs on diesel and has a top speed of 10 kilometers per hour. AND it has lots of “weapons,” automatic alignment targeting; even a machine gun with a “smile shot” feature.
Careful while enjoying. Too much grinning can be dangerous in this thing… BUT… imagine all the Gundam, Transformer, Toonami play this would get…
Man. For only a million dollars… and a lifetime pass to DragonCon.
Technology? Nah, this is too crazy for that. How about incredi-tech? Amaza-tronics? Hell, something! This is Novalia’s and DJ Qbert’s interactive DJ Decks… in an album cover… the first in the world. Why are you still sitting???
QBert’s Kickstarter-funded “Extraterrestria” album features a set of working Bluetooth MIDI decks and controls that connect to iOs and OSx. Touching the paper connects to the Algoriddim DJAY app, allowing the user to scratch, mix and fade any songs they load into the software.
Complete with two decks, a cross fader and an array of SFX buttons beautifully printed onto paper using printed electronics and artwork designed by Morning Breath for QBert, the decks demonstrate the possibilities for interconnectivity between the physical and digital in a way that can enhance user experience.
Don’t believe us just watch. Yeah, mind blown so bad… paraphrasing Trinidad James over here. SICK tech!!
Want one? Tell them Novalia here.
Wow! Dude is like a real-life Daredevil – “seeing” yet blind – with the use of sonar. Daniel Kish discusses and demonstrates flash sonar used to “see” the world around him. Incredible!
Really? The Closest Emoji Of A Black Person Is A ‘Smoked Moon’? Dear Apple, The Word Is ‘Diversity’ (Video)
Over 800 emojis on iPhone apps, and not a single one is of a Black person? Damn. Makes me think about trashing this iPhone. Not for long… but I’m saying. Kind of ridiculous, right? And ridiculously funny. Get ’em SNL!
What is sex? What is sex online? What can tech do for (or to) your love life? Though we have continually wrestled with these questions… perhaps it’s time we REALLY talk nuts and bolts (yeah, let your mind wander) about it.
In “Digital Love,” VICE investigates how love and sex is faring in the digital age, starting with technology’s notorious bedmate, the adult entertainment industry. We make a pilgrimage to LA’s “Porn Valley” to witness firsthand how virtual reality is scarily close to creating fully interactive porn before heading to Europe’s sex capital, Amsterdam, where the Dutch enthusiastically enlist the use of “teledildonics” to enhance their long-distance relationships.
Porn leads the way in media and tech. This could very well be the very near future. And Facebook is in on this now? Once again, VICE is taking us there. Watch.
Might be the coolest vid you watch today. Like a ‘Mr. Wizard’ (or ‘MythBusters’ for you young’ns) clip… on steroids! Sooo… Dr. Jean Grey (of the X-Men) has a head full of water. Well, so do you (sorta). And while starting a stalled stealth jet might be easy for the ‘mutant’ powers in her head, physicist Roger Bowley shows you how you can unlock a key using that powerful thing inside yours. He heard mention of this on BBC Television’s show Top Gear, but couldn’t believe it. Only one thing he could do.
The only way to find out if something is true is to do the damned experiment… disprove your prejudices.
– Roger Bowley
Ain’t that something. Science meets social commentary. One clip; boiled down to one poignant statement. Told you it’d be cool. Watch, learn, and enjoy doing so.
Alright, the last viral hoverboard video was a hoax, and Tony Hawk was in on it. But this ish right here… apparently the real deal. Arx Pax has invented the world’s first hoverboard (called the “Hendo”). Four hover engines on the bottom of the Hendo Hoverboard help produce a magnetic field over a conductive surface like aluminum or copper, causing the futuristic machine to hover an inch above ground. Top speed: 15 mph (according to TMZ).
Technology: South Korea Is Almost Ready For Autonomous Robots Called ‘Pibots’ To Fly Their Planes (Video)
“Pibots” have been designed to fly every kind of plane that a human was meant to fly, and they have been tested for most every simulation and situation… except actual cockpit flight in a full-sized aircraft. But South Korean researchers say that is coming soon (in the video report above).
Researchers in South Korea are developing a robotic pilot that could potentially replace humans in the cockpit. Unlike drones and autopilot programs which are configured for specific aircraft, the robots’ humanoid design will allow it to fly any type of plane with no additional sensors.
Just saying. Why does that first Pibot look like a skeleton after the crash? And “because it’s Halloween” is NOT an acceptable answer!