Artist Transforms Present Technologies Into Objects From The 1980s

A world without the Internet is already an alien concept. The Internet is an integral part of our daily routines and objects around us, so much in fact, that certain things would not even exist without it. But that certainly doesn’t mean we can’t try imagining how certain apps would look like in different times, right? Thomas Olliver, a creative art director, has envisioned technologies of...

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Meet “Mechdaddy 2018”, The Ultimate Daddy-Daughter Mechwarrior Costume

A very creative father (and uncle) who goes by the name Griddlock Cosplay built an absolutely brilliant Mechwarrior costume that requires both a child and an adult in order to make it work. There is a fully functioning fan and Arduino controlled LED lights to make the costume more realistic. The front of the costume has a hinged doorway that lets a kid enter and sit at the controls...

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“The Control Panel Archive”: The Tactile Beauty Of Buttons, Meters, Knobs And Dials

U.S. Army audiovisual technician stands at her videotape editing station, 1973 If you’re like me, you’ve once or twice seen the near future in the form of Spielberg’s action-packed take on Philip K. Dick’s Minority Report. Not precogs, precrime, or pre-arrests, so much, nor the ubiquitous floating ads, but the scenes in which Tom Cruise’s character controls his tech by speaking to it and waving...

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The 1980 Citroën Karin Reimagines The Car As Futuristic Sci-Fi Masterpiece

Freed from any concerns about market demands, Fiore had license to reimagine the car as sci-fi masterpiece, with the driver at the center flanked by two slightly recessed seats on either side. “The highly functional fascia has every control at the driver’s fingertips,” writes Flavien Dachet. “It includes an inboard computer with a screen displaying information about the car and the road.

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Albania’s Graveyard Of Soviet-Era MiGs

An Albanian Air Force member walks near an old non-function Airplane (Antonov An-2) in Kucova Air Base in Kucova, Albania on October 3, 2018. Albania retired its 224 Soviet- and Chinese-made MiGs in 2005, and since 2009 NATO neighbors Italy and Greece monitor its airspace. That led to economic decline in and around Kucova, which was called “Stalin City” during the era of Communist rule.

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The Proliferation Of Nostalgia-Inducing LEGO Sets Indicates That They’re Far More Than Just A Child’s Toy

LEGO FORMA is a premium LEGO experience designed for adults looking for a fun, engaging way to reconnect with their creative side. LEGO FORMA mechanical models are cleverly designed but simple to assemble. Sturdy rods and parts combine with customizable skins to create a joyful creative challenge. Taking design cues from nature, LEGO FORMA incorporates life-like movement, colors, and patterns.

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“Rust In Peace”: Bizarre Soviet-Era Cars Fill Russian Mechanic’s Field

Maxim Shemetov/Reuters Retro cars owned by retired mechanic Mikhail Krasinets are seen in the tall grass at an open-air museum of Soviet-era vehicles in the village of Chernousovo, Tula region, Russia. Most of the cars in his collection are rusty and dented and parts are strewn among the maze of vehicles on the property. Continue reading ».

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Watch This Russian Piece Of Junk Transform Into The Van Of Your Dreams!

You may have heard of the ‘Bukhanka’ – the car the Russians amicably refer to as ‘a loaf of bread’, thanks to its pudgy appearance. But the guys from the YouTube channel ‘iling Show’ wanted something a little more menacing from the UAZ vehicle. Behold its rebirth, and scroll down for the video of the final test drive! Continue reading ».

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This This AI-Based App Turns People Into Cartoon Characters

According to Philipp Batura: “I have recently come across this app that uses machine learning to turn people into live personalized characters. The coolest thing is that it works on old iOS and Android devices.” More: Chudo h/t:

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This Russian Flying Kamikaze Tesla Car Is Real And Waiting For The Passengers

Today, many think about the future of vehicles. Many concept cars are engineered. The prototypes of the most bizarre design appear regularly in sci-fi films and video games. This amazing creation comes from the Russian city of Almetyevsk. It’s a flying car. Those, who think that this is some kind of elaborate joke, will be disappointed. This is actual prototype of a flying car that was presented...

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