Leica Camera shares footage from their spotless factory in Wetzlar, Germany, as technicians assemble their minimal new M10 digital rangefinder cameras. They may not have the mechanical complexity of film cameras, but the craftsmanship is still impeccable.
Featuring cleaner styling than ever, Porsche’s performance SUV now rocks a V8 that makes 550 hp and 567 lb-ft. of torque, improved handling, does 0-to-60 in as little as 3.7s with top speed of 177 mph. The new interior looks great too, with its plethora of digital displays.
The Moon camera has a base that allows for magnetic levitation and wireless charging. But it’s more than a floating eye. It can rotate itself towards a source of sound, and act as a home automation controller. It even has an IR blaster to control older appliances.
For those of us who don’t have the time (or the money) to build the 7500+ piece LEGO 75192 UCS Millennium Falcon set ourselves, Benjamin Große has condensed the process down to a 2-minute time-lapse. Check out BrickBuilder’s 52-minute video if you want more detail.
Musician Nigel Stanford is accompanied by a roomful of KUKA industrial robots in the video for his dynamic electronic track Automatica. The robot arms play guitar, keyboard, bass, drums, and of course wield deadly lasers. The brief behind the scenes video is worth a watch too.
Alms’ 12L Cargo Tail bag is designed to be strapped over a motorcycle’s tail. It’s perfect for city riders who don’t want to wear a backpack while on their bike. It’s made of water-resistant canvas, has a rubberized base with a hidden pocket, and comes with a removable cargo net.
(PG-13: Language) From Migos to Chance the Rapper, the triplet flow has defined 2010’s rap. Vox looked at the flow’s origins and how it works. We think they missed Snoop’s point though. It’s overuse combined with mumbling that makes for a homogenous sound.
Jason Tang spent about a month arranging elements in the game Kinacoustic to perform a medley of tunes from Ori and the Blind Forest, arranged by pianist ThePandaTooth. The resulting video is as fascinating to watch as it is to listen to. Download the file here.
Aviation International News shares an informative look at FlexSys‘ morphing wing flap technology, which improves the aerodynamics of airplanes by eliminating exposed hinges and rivets. Apparently it’s made using a carbon fiber honeycomb core and a flexible composite skin.
(PG-13: Language) “Your father wanted you to have this when you were old enough…” A tool. A gag. A clue. CineFix presents its top 10 movie props of all time, be they extremely effective on their own or fully supported by the film itself. And no, the top pick isn’t Rosebud.
Ukiyo-e Heroes has been making geeky art inspired by Japanese woodblock printing for 5 years. Now they’re ready to create prints that are even more complex, both visually and technically. The new batch includes a tetraptych that features Overwatch characters.
“I was night, and I could see the moonshine coming down from above. Boy, I think I’m in love.” Originally a one time run, Mondo is bringing back its cassette tape release of the poetry and music that Wirt (voiced by Elijah Wood) gave to Sara in Over the Garden Wall.
As they say on Game of Thrones, “winter is coming.” Always be prepared for the cold with The Hill-Side’s handmade boots, based on the design of a 1950’s US Air Force survival kit mocc boot. Made from warm wool felt, with a rubber outsole, and a versatile rope lace system.
We’ve seen hot tub boats, but a hot tub car? Only Colin Furze would be brave enough to take this on. As if the plan wasn’t crazy enough, he chose to sacrifice a BMW E30 convertible. Watch him try his best to seal and reinforce the car for its new occupant – a ton of hot water.
You never know when you’ll need to pop open cold one, so always be ready with this stainless steel bottle opener that stashes neatly in your wallet. Plus, you get a two pack, so you can give one to a friend, or just keep a spare on hand. Save 22% in The Awesomer Shop.
10KLumen shows off a super cool build – a slick replica of the headgear that Jay Kay wore in the music video for Automaton. It lights up, changes colors, and even has moving spikes. Learn how you can win one of the helmets on their Facebook page. (Thanks Victor!)
A motorcycle helmet with a heads-up display. Together with an app, it lets you see navigation data, the view from its rear camera and more. It also isolates sounds and has a walkie talkie function. Its front is elongated to provide more space and make it easier to breathe.