China’s Bike-Sharing Graveyards


Bicycles of various bike-sharing services are seen at an urban village in smog during a polluted day in Shanghai, 2017. Rapid expansion of shared bicycle companies across China has led to massive piles of abandoned bikes as supply outstrips demand. (Photo by Aly Song/Reuters)


Bicycles of various bike-sharing services are seen in Shanghai, 2018. (Photo by Aly Song/Reuters)


Bicycles of various bike-sharing services are seen at a vacant lot in Wuhan, Hubei province, China on April 7, 2018. Rapid expansion of shared bicycle companies across China has led to massive piles of abandoned bikes as supply outstrips demand. (Photo by Reuters/China Stringer Network)


Bicycles of various bike-sharing services are seen in Shanghai, 2018. (Photo by Aly Song/Reuters)


A worker untangles a rope amid piled-up shared bicycles at a vacant lot in Xiamen, Fujian province, China, 2018. (Photo by Reuters/China Stringer Network)


Bicycles of various bike-sharing services are seen at an urban village in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, 2017. (Photo by Reuters/China Stringer Network)


Bicycles of various bike-sharing services are seen in Shanghai, 2018. (Photo by Aly Song/Reuters)


Bicycles of various bike-sharing services are seen at an urban village in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, 2017. (Photo by Reuters/China Stringer Network)


Bicycles of various bike-sharing services are seen in Shanghai, 2018. (Photo by Aly Song/Reuters)


A worker rides a shared bicycle past piled-up shared bikes at a vacant lot in Xiamen, Fujian province, China, 2017. (Photo by Reuters/China Stringer Network)


Bicycles of various bike-sharing services are seen in Shanghai, 2018. (Photo by Aly Song/Reuters)


Bicycles of various bike-sharing services are seen in Shanghai, 2018. (Photo by Aly Song/Reuters)


Ofo shared bicycles are seen piled up at a vacant lot in Xiamen, Fujian province, China, 2017. (Photo by Reuters/China Stringer Network)

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The Impressive Cyberpunk Accessories Of Hiroto Ikeuchi

Between cyberpunk, cosplay and DIY, here are the impressive creations of the Japanese Hiroto Ikeuchi, who handcraft futuristic objects and accessories with an incredible talent. Based in Tokyo, and heavily inspired by science fiction and manga like Gundam, Ghost in the Shell, Macross or Appleseed, Hiroto Ikeuchi recycles electronic gadgets, cameras, or smartphones into complex and beautiful high-tech objects.

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This Small Artificial Island Is Thought Of As An Oasis Of Relaxation

Located in the port of Copenhagen, this small artificial island offers a true oasis of relaxation. Created by designers Blecher and Fokstrot and soberly entitled Ø1, this 25m² platform was built entirely of wood, using traditional techniques used for boat building.

This island is the first prototype of the Copenhagen Islands project, a series of floating modules which rethink the waters of the harbor as a public and living space. The other modules of this project will offer a floating sauna, a floating stage, a floating garden or a floating bar. These modular islands may be scattered around the harbor, or brought together to create one large platform.

More info: Blecher, Fokstrot, Copenhagen Islands (h/t: ufunk)







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Oceanco Debuts Unique 115-Meter-Long Megayacht That Will Truly Sail You In Style

Custom superyacht manufacturer Oceanco debuted its one-of-a-kind ‘Tuhura’ vessel at this year’s Dubai International Boat Show.

The 115-meter-long megayacht was made in collaboration with Lobanov Design studio, BMT Nigel Gee and interior designer Achille Salvagni.

Canoes, dugouts, and other vessels from ancient times inspired its elegant design. Its name, ‘Tuhura’, was derived from the definition of the Maori verb, which means to explore, bring to light, discover and delve deeper into something.

Igor Lobanov, founder of Lobanov Design studio, explained inside a press release, “Our Tuhura is a simple idea…The thought was to take a natural shape similar to those seen in the earliest canoe-type craft and augment it multifold to a larger scale, using modern technology.”

More info: Oceanco, Instagram (h/t: designtaxi)





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Karlmann King – The Most Expensive SUV In The World

In Beijing, the most expensive SUV of all time was unveiled and it looks like Batman’s collection. The Karlmann King is designed by a team of 1800 people and is produced by a European manufacturer. It is a high-end custom-made SUV called as a ground stealth fighter and yeah it looks like one as it has got much more than just the exterior/interior.

The tactical SUV is equipped with a 6.8L V10 engine which produces over 360 horsepower and about 620 Nm of torque. The power is transmitted to all 4 wheels through a 6-speed automatic transmission. The max speed is about 140kph (87 mph) which is far less for this engine.

Apart from the drive train – the accelerator is electronic car comes with a hydraulic power steering and four-wheel ventilation disc brakes. Prepared with 4 doors and 4 seats (only 2 at the back) you also get an option to fit another door and get 1, 2 or 3 more seats at the back cabin.

The exterior is amazing as you can see it has got the angular design and matte black colour which gives it a stealth look and bulky design. The headlights are also shaped in such angular shape. The exterior is made up of carbon fiber/steel or an option to the carbon fiber with bulletproof. The net weight of the vehicle is about 4500 kg and 6000 kg in the bulletproof model.

The interior is made totally opposite of what you can see from the outside it is fully luxurious and has used a lot of gold. The passenger cabin has got some features like the Hi-Fi Sound, 4K UHD intelligent LCTV, Central Handrail Screen Display, Private safes, PS4 Entertainment System (that’s what we needed), Phone Projection System, Satellite TV and Satellite Phone which comes in the option.

The company aims to manufacture about 10 Karlmann King with each costing about $1.85M (€1.56M) making it the most expensive SUV ever (at this cost you could buy about 8 Bentley Bentayga).






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Karlmann King – The Most Expensive SUV In The World

In Beijing, the most expensive SUV of all time was unveiled and it looks like Batman’s collection. The Karlmann King is designed by a team of 1800 people and is produced by a European manufacturer. It is a high-end custom-made SUV called as a ground stealth fighter and yeah it looks like one as it has got much more than just the exterior/interior.

The tactical SUV is equipped with a 6.8L V10 engine which produces over 360 horsepower and about 620 Nm of torque. The power is transmitted to all 4 wheels through a 6-speed automatic transmission. The max speed is about 140kph (87 mph) which is far less for this engine.

Apart from the drive train – the accelerator is electronic car comes with a hydraulic power steering and four-wheel ventilation disc brakes. Prepared with 4 doors and 4 seats (only 2 at the back) you also get an option to fit another door and get 1, 2 or 3 more seats at the back cabin.

The exterior is amazing as you can see it has got the angular design and matte black colour which gives it a stealth look and bulky design. The headlights are also shaped in such angular shape. The exterior is made up of carbon fiber/steel or an option to the carbon fiber with bulletproof. The net weight of the vehicle is about 4500 kg and 6000 kg in the bulletproof model.

The interior is made totally opposite of what you can see from the outside it is fully luxurious and has used a lot of gold. The passenger cabin has got some features like the Hi-Fi Sound, 4K UHD intelligent LCTV, Central Handrail Screen Display, Private safes, PS4 Entertainment System (that’s what we needed), Phone Projection System, Satellite TV and Satellite Phone which comes in the option.

The company aims to manufacture about 10 Karlmann King with each costing about $1.85M (€1.56M) making it the most expensive SUV ever (at this cost you could buy about 8 Bentley Bentayga).






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Chinese Men Build Homemade Airbus A320 Passenger Jet


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The homemade Airbus A320 jet plane made by Chinese farmer Zhu Yue is being built at an open space in Kaiyuan city, northeast China’s Liaoning province.

As a plane lover since childhood, the farmer, Zhu Yue, has always wanted to have an aircraft of his own. The model is being built at a factory in an industrial park of Kaiyuan, in northeast China’s Liaoning.

Being a 1:1 scale model of an Airbus A320, it is 37.84 meters in length, 36 meters in width, and 12 meters in height. Zhu has used 40 tons of steel and spent over 800,000 RMB (about $121K) to date. The model is expected to be completed around May this year.


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Inside The Chinese Sex Doll Factory


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With China facing a massive gender gap and a greying population, a company wants to hook up lonely men and retirees with a new kind of companion: “Smart” sex dolls that can talk, play music and turn on dishwashers.

The company makes 400 custom dolls per month, up from 10 in 2009. It began research into sexbots in mid-2016 and now employs 120 people with plans to expand. On the factory floor for “traditional” sex dolls, buyers can customise each doll for height, skin tone, breast size, amount of pubic hair, eye colour and hair colour. But the most popular dolls have pale skin, huge boobs and measure between five foot two and five foot seven tall.


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EXDOLL has ambitions to apply artificial intelligence to make dolls so lifelike that they could cure loneliness among the country’s huge singletons population. There are 33.6 million more men than women in the country of 1.4 billion people which means many frustrated young men getting little or no bedroom action.


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Seated between two non-robotic silicon companions, one in a short black skirt and a smaller model in a schoolgirl outfit, marketing director Wu Xingliang explained his company’s products could solve this.


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He said: “China has a shortage of women, and this is a factor in why there’s this demand, but they’re not just for sex”.


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This is because the bots can also have conversations and do some household chores. The country is estimated to make more than 80 per cent of the world’s sex toys, with over a million people employed in the country’s $6.6billion industry.


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In the next year, EXDOLL hopes to roll out more advanced robots featuring artificial intelligence technology, complex facial expressions and body movements, voice recognition systems and eyes that can follow people’s movements.


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This Japanese Machine Gun Camera Was Used In World War II

A Japanese “machine gun” camera has popped on eBay. The camera, which was used in war-time during the World War II era, can be yours for a price of $4,499.

The Konishoruko Rokuoh-Sha Type 89 camera was used for military training exercises. Before the age of tiny digital cameras broadcasting live feeds, air forces around the world mounted large film cameras onto fighter planes for both actual battles and training. The battle cameras were used to confirm kills for pilots, while training gun cameras were used to evaluate how accurate fighter pilots were without having to use live rounds.

More info: eBay (h/t: petapixel)






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The Vintage Beauty Of Soviet Control Rooms

Just for the pleasure, a selection of vintage control rooms dating back to the Soviet era! A beautiful collection of control rooms filled with large buttons and analog dials, long before the democratization of computers and screens.

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