According to Back to the Future Part II, we were supposed to have hoverboards and flying cars by last year. The deadline has come and gone, and while we certainly got a real working hoverboard, flying cars still remain a challenge. The good news is that the next iconic milestone year that has flying cars in the sci-fi realm is 2019, from Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, so we’ve got three another three years to make it happen.
In the meantime, Ford is looking to a future that has driverless cars, which seems to be the next frontier in automobile technology instead of flying cars. And along with that comes a perfectly American innovative idea from Ford Motor Company: a windshield that turns into a movie screen so you can watch Mad Max: Fury Road while speeding down the highway at 75 miles per hour, or while sitting stuck in bumper to bumper traffic.
Get the details on the windshield movie screen after the jump. Read More »
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Various GPS systems have adopted plenty of famous pop culture voices to deliver audio directions to drivers on the road. You can get directions from character in The Simpsons, Darth Vader, Bert & Ernie, KITT from Knight Rider and more. Last year the navigation app Waze added Arnold Schwarzenegger to their line-up, but they’ve hit the jackpot with their latest addition. Read More »
If you’re one of those people who has always wanted your own lightsaber, and you’re not scared of potentially blinding yourself with science, then you might want to pay attention. Allen Pan, the engineering whiz who built a version of Thor’s hammer that only he could lift, has constructed himself a real lightsaber. He shows off the power of this custom creation by first lighting a cigarette with it, and then setting one of his friends on fire. See the real lightsaber in action below. Read More »
Virtual reality is about to take off in a big way. Just recently we learned that Disney and Lucasfilm are developing new Star Wars stories, directed and written by big name filmmakers and screenwriters, for virtual reality, to connect with the upcoming films. Plus, VR showcases such as The Martian VR Experience from Ridley Scott have been getting quite the buzz and we’re a bit bummed we couldn’t check it out while it was at Sundance last month. Now another heavy-hitting filmmaker looks to be making the journey to VR as well.
Steven Spielberg previously signed on to be an advisor to Virtual Reality Company (VRC), and now he’s reportedly working with them on a project that is solely for VR. Find out more about the Steven Spielberg VR collaboration below. Read More »
If last year’s celebration of Back to the Future and Back to the Future Part II wasn’t enough time travel adventure for you, then 2017 might have something you’ll enjoy, at least if you have between $80,000 and $100,000 lying around.
Today The DeLorean Motor Company announced that they will be building new DMC-12 DeLorean automobiles, the car used for the time machine in Robert Zemeckis‘ sci-fi classic. The new cars will begin being sold in 2017 thanks to a new law that exempts small volume car manufacturers from the safety requirements applied to most new car makers. Find out why new DeLoreans are allowed to be made after the jump. Read More »
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After debuting a homemade Netflix and Chill button, the streaming service has delivered another cool gadget that might be something their technologically inclined binge-watchers want to check out. Netflix has just unveiled a design for socks that detects when you fall asleep and pauses whatever movie or TV show you were watching. Check them out below! Read More »
Since the latest James Bond adventure doesn’t seem to be faring quite as well as last year’s acclaimed Skyfall, maybe we’d be better served with another look at the legacy of 007 instead of focusing on the shortcomings of Spectre.
We just recently featured a countdown of every single kill in the entirety of the franchise (with the exception of Spectre), and now it’s time to look at the gadgets that made many of those kills possible. How many gadgets did Q Branch hand over to 007? Find out below! Read More »
Posted on Thursday, October 15th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
Although the details vary depending on which bits and pieces of comic book continuity you choose to ignore, the forging of the hammer Mjolnir was a dramatic affair. Created by Dwarven blacksmiths working with the powerful Asgardian metal known as uru, the Odinson’s weapon of choice was constructed at an enchanted forge in the heart of a dying star. Enchanted so it could only be lifted by those worthy of the power of Thor, Mjolnir is one of the most powerful – and exclusive – weapons in the Marvel universe. Only a handful of characters in comic book history have managed to wield it.
And then some guy with a YouTube channel came around and built his own version using the power of science. Take that, colorful space gods!
Check out footage of the real Thor hammer after the jump!
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Back in June, fans were cautiously optimistic about Lexus introducing a new device called Slide, which they purported to be a working hoverboard, just in time to meet the deadline set in place by Back to the Future Part II. At the time we didn’t know how legitimate this project was, but now we have a much closer look at the very real hoverboard, and it’s pretty slick.
Lexus has just unveiled a batch of videos showing the hoverboard in action, and there’s even an entire hoverpark that it can be used in where professional skateboarders have got pretty good at riding it.
See more of the Lexus hoverboard after the jump! Read More »