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HYUNDAI HTRAC: Control the Light

The following article is brought to you by Hyundai. -Ed.

Welcome to the next generation of AWD technology: HTRAC from Hyundai. Witness the changes in power distribution through LED lights as HTRAC adapts to wet, uneven and winding roads in the blink of an eye.

Wanna See What The Fish Looks Like As He’s About To Eat Your Bait? Now You Can With The GoFish Cam


It’s a good time to be an action cam, so much so that manufacturers have started exploring which realms aren’t already ripe for capture. GoPros and the like are great for recording anything that happens to you, but what if you’re really curious to see how your fish react to the bait at the end of your fishing line? The GoFish cam was designed specifically to be attached securely to a fishing line, providing you with 1080p footage of the underwater action. A tough waterproof casing allows it to go down to 150m, and infrared lights make it possible to still see what happens even in low-light conditions. The rest of the features are much like standard actions cams of today, so it’s really that underwater, line-locking ability you’ll be spending $149 for. It’s being Kickstarted at the moment, so you’ll have to wait until March of next year for yours if the fancy takes you.


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Spivo Camera Pole Pivots 180 Degrees At The Touch Of A Button


Ok, so everyone is sort of tired of seeing selfie sticks, but Spivo is a little different. First off it’s not quite a selfie stick, since it has no trigger; it’s a camera pole meant to carry something like a GoPro. But unlike similar devices currently on the market, Spivo features a button that rotates the camera 180 degrees back and forth in a split-second. If you’re a fan of action footage, you’ll know that sometimes the action isn’t entered around you; it’s nice to have to option to point forwards as easily as backwards. They come in 3 lengths: 12″, 18″, and 26″, and cost $49 at any of them.


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$10,000 Gold Apple Watch Gets Crushed Between Two Huge Magnets


Destroying expensive things for views on YouTube; if that’s not the epitome of Western style capitalism, we don’t know what is. We certainly don’t know just how many views YouTuber Taras Maksimuk, better known as TechRax, will need to break even on this particular act of wanton destruction, but considering he’s gotten over 2 million subscribers breaking stuff, we suspect he’ll be alright. In this video, you’ll get to see what happens when two huge neodymium magnets smack together with 650 lbs of force, with an 18K Gold Apple Watch sandwiched in between. Hint: the watch loses.

Were you hoping for something more? No, just watch the vid. It’s fun. Then move on. Or not. We’re just sayin’.

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A CD Shattering, Seen At 170,000fps, Is Just Mesmerizing


If you aren’t subscribed to the Slow Mo Guy’s YouTube Channel, you really should. They’re always coming out with cool videos showing what happens to stuff in super slow motion. The latest video of theirs to go somewhat viral is the one above, showing a CD being spun up to 23,000rpm and shattering. At that speed, the centrifugal forces are just too great and the disc disappears in less than the blink of an eye. But when filmed at 170,000fps with a Phantom V2511, loaned to them by Vision Research (and we understand the need for a loaner, since the thing starts $150,000!), you can clearly see what happens. It’s really amazing stuff. The GIF you see above is what it looks like at 28,500fps, but if you want the incredible 170,000fps footage, it’s just a click away.

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If You Watch Only One Video Today, Make It This Time-lapse Of Dubai

Dubai Flow Motion from Rob Whitworth on Vimeo.

Holy jumping falafels, this video is mind blowing! I don’t know if I’m more impressed with how wonderful Dubai now looks (last time I was there was 8 years ago and it’s changed a lot!) or how slickly produced this video is. It’s made by timelapse professional Rob Whitworth, and there aren’t enough words in the English language to convey the massive undertaking the 3:06 video represents. The amount of time it must have taken to make, the endless hours in the editing room… This video is able to make an enormous city like Dubai look small… and enormous at the same time. It conveys a sense of scale in a way no other video ever has. Do yourself a favour and take 186 seconds of your day to look at this one video. You won’t regret it.

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Retired Spanish Naval Mechanic Builds World’s Smallest W32 Engine


You’re looking at a fully functional, though air-powered, W32 engine. Yes, that’s 32 cylinders, 32 pistons, and who knows how many valves, springs and assorted pieces. Actually, we do know: it’s made up of 850 pieces, 632 screws/bolts, and took 2,520 hours to complete. Made by one José Manuel Hermo Barreiro (also known as Patelo), a retired Spanish naval mechanic known for his miniatures, the engine appears to measure less than 1ft. in length. When the power source is turned on, it’s a marvel to watch everything move in unison. His craftsmanship is so precise that even when the engine is running, the vibrations are kept to a minimum and it’s possible to balance some coins on it. Jose machined all the parts himself, and you should totally watch the below video to get a sense of the complexity involved.

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Gymkhana SEVEN: Just When You Thought It Couldn’t Get Better

If you’ve ever looked at a car and thought “hm, that’s pretty!”, then there’s a chance you’ll like the above video; you don’t need to be a car nut to appreciate this kind of awesome. And if you’ve ever seen a Gymkhana video, featuring the legendary Ken Block, then you already know what it’s all about. But if you thought after 6 iterations of his iconic videos, you wouldn’t be impressed anymore, think again. This time Block is driving a 1965 Ford Mustang that’s been so highly customized, you can barely tell it’s a ‘stang. It clocks in at an astonishing 845hp, and was converted to an AWD for this occasion. In the video, Ken tears down the streets of Los Angeles in what is clearly a high budget shoot, with long stretches of road blocked off to circulation. But you’ll be hooked from the start, with a smoke show for the ages. Also, keep an eye out for the part where he “skips rope” with a dancing low rider.

This video is 12 minutes long but felt like 30 seconds. It’s definitely worth a watch.

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Satisfying: Watch 10,000 Buckyball Cube Get Destroyed


Remember the Buckyballs, these tiny magnetic balls that could be arranged into fascinating 3D arrays? They’re now banned, you know, because we’re all kids and we need the Consumer Product Safety Commission to watch over us like hawks… But even though new Buckyballs can’t be sold, that doesn’t stop people from having fun with the millions that were sold before the ban. If you have 2 minutes to spare, you should watch the video below, featuring a 10,000 ball cube getting smashed to bits. It’s therapeutic in a way, knowing someone spent countless hours building it, only to smash it for our viewing pleasure.

That is all. Carry on.

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