Monday, September 15, 2014

Strati: The First 3D Printed Electric Car

Strati, First 3D Printed Electric Car, 3D printed car

Local Motors an Arizona-based automaker produces the first fully functional 3D printed car called "Strati" in full view of the spectators at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago that was held September 8-13, 2014. The technology opens the opportunity for other manufacturers to adopt similar methods.

The Strati was printed using a giant 3D printer. The materials used is thermoplastic and carbon fiber. It took about 44 hours of continuous printing from chassis to the body. Then once they are done, other components of the car like the windows, headlights, motor and battery were added. The assembly took two days.

When you look at it, the car looks like it can go 100mph unfortunately it can only go 40mph tops, not too bad considering it comes out from a 3d printer.


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Destiny

Destiny, Destiny game, Destiny review

Destiny is a highly anticipated sci-fi video game that is now available. This will be the 1st part of an ongoing series of games. Bungie created Destiny so it's no surprise that some aspects of the game is similar to Halo.

Destiny ran beta testing 6 weeks ago for 10 days, in order to gather valuable data and feedback from games that they can then use to improve the game. The beta test was designed to test the game with a larger audience. It also allowed them to test the strain on the games servers. Beta testing also allows the consumers to test the game before buying it.

Let's go to the game itself, I like the artificial intelligence you will see enemies tries to hide and react in a realistic way when they see your character. The graphics is very impressive. I like the surface of the moon which is kind of surreal. The landscapes are amazingly done.

About the server, there were times I got disconnected and had an error codes. Thankfully, when I got reconnected the game saved my progress at the last checkpoint.

This is really a big game so the review for games likes this will take some time. There are a lot of enemy factions that you will face, and a lot of mission to complete. This is really an enjoyable game. Turn those Vex hydras into ground beef using your pulse rifle. Enjoy the game!

Destiny is available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

Publisher: Activision
Developer: Bungie
Release Date: September 9, 2015


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Air Hogs Battle Tracker

Air Hogs Battle Tracker, RC, remote control toys

Air Hogs Battle Tracker is very cool just by looking at it. It looks impressive and it seems ready to defend your airspace. The surface-to-air missile set is equipped Automated Robotic Turret (A.R.T.), Turret radar dish, Assembled attack helicopter as its nemesis, Controller/charger, 18 pieces of foam turret missiles, and 7 pieces of foam helicopter projectiles.

The surface-to-air missile will actually shoot foam projectiles to its target, while the helicopter shoots flat foam discs.  The turret is powered by 4 AA batteries while the helicopter has a non-removable, rechargeable battery. It will take about 28 minutes to fully charge the helicopter.

The  Air Hogs - Battle Tracker with Yellow Disc Firing Helicopter is worth $54.99 on Amazon.


Friday, August 15, 2014

Air Hogs HYPERTRAX RC High Speed All-Terrain Vehicle

Air Hogs HYPERTRAX RC High Speed All-Terrain Vehicle, rc, remote control

High Speed All-Terrain Vehicle by Air Hogs is an amazing All-terrain RC, you can drive it on grass, gravel, road, or sand. The tracks have enough spaces that it won't get filled with dirt and gunk. It has a very a thick and big tracks that you can have it flip over and drive on either side. It has a 2.4 Ghz remote, an independent suspension, and it is powered by 8 AA batteries.

You can run it for over 11 minutes on a full charge, and it take about 35-50 minutes to recharge. The Air Hogs Hyper Trax cost $35.

Features:
  • Flip over and drive on both sides
  • Proportional throttle
  • Proportional steering
  • 2.4GHz for amazing range and control
  • Independent suspension



Monday, August 4, 2014

LEGO Smart Girls: Female Scientist Toy Set

LEGO Smart Girls, Charlotte Benjamin letter to LEGO
Girls who love LEGO can now role-play as astronomer, chemist, or a paleontologist with their new Research Institute LEGO set. The new toy set promotes women in the Science and Technology field.

The kit was designed by geophysicist Ellen Kooijman, according to LEGO.

LEGO come up with the new set after a 7-year old girl named Charlotte Benjamin scold them through a handwritten letter for their female toys who don't have smart jobs.

Charlotte’s letter went viral check it out below:
LEGO Smart Girls, Charlotte Benjamin letter to LEGO

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Cool Toys from Comic-Con

San Diego Comic-Con is about costumes, comics, movies, television shows, collectibles, video games and toys. Let's focus about toys there are lot of toys at Comic-Con from companies like Kotobukiya, Sideshow Collectibles, Pop Culture Shock, and NECA (National Entertainment Collectibles Association). 

Here are some of my favorites:
Cool Toys from Comic-Con, toys, comic con

Cool Toys from Comic-Con, toys, comic con

Cool Toys from Comic-Con, toys, comic con

Cool Toys from Comic-Con, toys, comic con

Cool Toys from Comic-Con, toys, comic con

Cool Toys from Comic-Con, toys, comic con

Sunday, July 20, 2014

PS4 is still on top

Xbox One

PlayStation Twitter account tweeted this: "Breaking news: PS4 is #1 top-selling US next-gen console in June, 6th month in a row. Thanks for your support! <3 p="">




They must be rubbing it in to Xbox One despite an uptick in Xbox One units sales last month. Microsoft said that sales of Xbox One more than doubled in June. Sony said that they plan to target the Wii owners who skipped on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 for their PS4.

Microsoft dropped the required "always-on" Kinect 2 sensor, and with the Xbox One without Kinect they have significantly dropped the price from US$499 to US$100.