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video: Nissan humorous spot: What if Everything Ran on Gas?

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(image credit: screenshot What if everything Ran on Gas video)

it will kill me if i don’t share this video with the rest of the world. Nissan popped the question: “what if everything ran on gas?” from the title, you know you are going be treated with spot that is going to put forward the message in a humorous way. i had a good laugh and i am sure you will too. its entertaining and yeah, Nissan, i got the message loud and clear but i am still worry about the range with electrics. four 15-second teasers will start be airing this week, while the 60-second spot will make its world television debut during the NBA’s The Finals on June 12 but you don’t need to wait until then to watch it. hit the jump and join us for this wonderfully humorous spot. Continue reading video: Nissan humorous spot: What if Everything Ran on Gas?

video: a day in the life of an Audi (Le Mans) driver

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(credit: AUDI via autoblog)

we all know the mechanical strain that a race car is being put through in sporting race. we also know the physical punishment a race car driver have to endure in every race. you know, stuff like a F1 driver loses 2-3 liters of water through perspiration during a race, can lost up to 4 kg of weight in just one race and are subject to high G forces that could potentially knock out a person et cetera. we all knew that, well, at least most of us do in theory and Audi knows that we know the facts but in an effort to highlight what their Le Man race car drivers have to deal with, it has created an animated short that tells it all in just two and half minutes. Continue reading video: a day in the life of an Audi (Le Mans) driver

video: Dodge thinks that tech isn’t always a good thing

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(credit: screenshot from 2001 Dodge Charger The Future of Driving video)

with a statement such as “robots can take our food, our clothes and our homes but they will never take our cars” and finished with “…the leader of the human resistance” (no relation to Transformers, though), the Dodge Charger commercial does suggest that technological advancement isn’t everything (or to extend, not a good thing). Dodge is of course, referring to controlling of their new Dodge Charger. true-blue car fanatics will certainly agree with this statement. in fact, some will even think automatic transmission is for the sissies but then again, we do need innovations to make the road a safer place to travel on, don’t we? Continue reading video: Dodge thinks that tech isn’t always a good thing

video: first video of the Nissan LEAF NISMO RC! [updated with new video!]

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(credit: Nissan)

we are all excited about Nissan’s race-prepped EV based on the LEAF. if you haven’t know, it is called the Nissan LEAF NISMO RC. we first featured it last month, and more recently, updated it with more photos. today we are please to feature the first video of the Nissan LEAF NISMO RC hot from Nissan. check out this lengthy video (about 8 minutes plus) after the break. Continue reading video: first video of the Nissan LEAF NISMO RC! [updated with new video!]

The Adventures of Tintin posters and trailer [photos & video]

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(credit: Paramount/Columbia)

Hollywood’s ‘lethal’ combination: director Steven Spielberg and producer Peter Jackson has made The Adventures of Tintin one to watch out for. i am not a huge fan of Tintin because my childhood were mainly dominated by Transformer, Heman, Centurion et cetera. my encounters with Tintin was only limited to the small collection of Tintin comics that the school library had back in those days. in terms of comics, nothing capture my heart more than Garfield. short and sweet with little to read. well, that’s just me. Continue reading The Adventures of Tintin posters and trailer [photos & video]

future: dating app gets a dose of augmented reality [video]

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(credit: screenshot from Go For It / Dating 3.0 video)

featured here is a video project created by two students, mashing (mobile) augmented reality and dating together. the mobile application, called Go For It in the video is a fake (aka non-existence) app that let user snoop out brief info on ladies on the street. don’t laugh. this might be what the future of dating will be like. check out this cool video after the jump. of course, this would also raise concern about privacy and misuse (for whatever a crook-minded person can think of) but it is however a cool concept video. Continue reading future: dating app gets a dose of augmented reality

LEGO Technic Super-8 Movie Projector [video]

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(image credit: screenshot from Lego Technic Super-8 Movie Projector video)

created by one Friedemann Wachsmuth is this Super-8 movie projector created out of LEGO Technics parts with the exception of the lens, the reel spindles and the lamp, for obvious reasons. Friedemann’s full featured Super-8 projector uses two engines and features automatic feeding, 24 frame per second (fps), fast rewind and fits up to 120 meters of reel. light source is from a LED flashlight. another project that awe us totally and one that will get the nods from any LEGO fans. hit the jump and check out the two-minute video to see the Lego Technic Super-8 Movie Projector in action. Continue reading LEGO Technic Super-8 Movie Projector

Dead Space 2 plasma cutter replica with lasers that burns

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(image credit: screenshot from Amazing Lasers! video)

the guru of all things laser has done it again. this time KipKay cracked open a replica Plasma Cutter from Dead Space 2 that came with the collectors’ edition game. though, this replica is a little shy of the full size replica from Epic Weapons but KipKay has bestowed it with two blue 1-watt laser diodes with micro boost drives, one purple 600 mW laser diode with a micro flex-drive, and the result is a working laser emitting Plasma Cutter that burst balloon and light matches. check out the humorous informercial-like brief instructional video after the break. Continue reading Dead Space 2 plasma cutter replica with lasers that burns

funny video: Kinect Self-Awareness Hack [video]

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(image credit: screenshot from Kinect Self-Awareness Hack video)

it will be quite a while before our computer is capable of thinking for itself independently (and in the process, threatening our survival) but this short video, entitled Kinect Self-Awareness Hack is a humorous take on what could be possible. probably not now, but sometime in the future. the story goes that James Tiller created a perfect Artificial Intelligence for the Kinect, after which everything went the wrong way. i shall cut to chase and not spoil the fun, so hit the jump and check out the video. Continue reading funny video: Kinect Self-Awareness Hack

ugly scratch marks on cars might be a thing of the past

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(image credit: screenshot from Self-healing polymer fixes scratches)

researchers at the Case Western Reserved University has developed a polymer-based material that can heal itself under ultraviolet light. catch a short clip after the break to see the polymer in action and also the theory behind it. the researchers are working on a coating based on their development which could see a wide range of applications, including the automotive industry. while you can really make a car entirely out of plastic, but you could coat them with this special polymer that could make scratch marks on your car a thing of the past. Continue reading ugly scratch marks on cars might be a thing of the past