Infinity Prototype 9, a Demonstration in Stunning…

Since the birth of the automobile in the late 1800’s cars quickly developed to become far more than a form of transport. Imbued with our sense of style and personality they also came to represent a snapshot of the time in which they were created.

Nissan Motors and their luxury car brand Infinity have recently embarked on a journey to rediscover a sense of style that existed in the distant past. A journey that celebrates style, ingenuity, craftsmanship and a demonstration of design passion. This journey ended in a destination that is the Prototype 9, a car inspired by the sleek 1940’s racers of yesteryear, a hand-crafted stream-liner with the latest technology under its steel skin.

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Puddles Pity Party, the Saddest Clown in the World Raises Spirits…

Over a person’s entire lifetime there are bound to be many twists and turns, a funny man once described it to me as ‘swings and roundabouts my boy’. Unfortunately many of these roundabouts lead to a turn for the worst, leaving sadness in the heart. The passing of a good friend is one such turn and it is not an easy happenstance to deal with.

In this modern interconnected world there are many cures, from medication to electrification. All variations on old themes; denial, isolation and desolation (of brain cells). But to mend a saddened heart the best medicine is still time and the kind words of a loved one. Then there is of course Puddles Pitty Party, like a modern version of the blues Puddles’ healing power is grounded in sharing the pain. Buried in the realization that this pain is in fact a shared experience.

Presented for your viewing pleasure and to help mend the sadness are some of Puddles’ most uplifting and strangely soothing tracks. While on first impressions he may seem to be a man wearing far too much makeup once he begins to bellow out a soulful song you will quickly realize there is some powerful medicine at work here. Sit back, relax and for all of those with sadness in their heart get the box of tissues ready.

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Virtual Reality and the Suspension of the Physical World…

Virtual Reality headsets are the leading form of immersive entertainment but there is a limitation to how deep you can go into these virtual worlds, a limitation caused by the need for physical control mechanisms. This ‘reality wall’ is caused by the fact that your brain is well aware that it’s in two worlds simultaneously, the VR world being experienced and the real world that is executing the controls. For complete suspension of reality and removal of the reality wall there needs to be a way to control your actions from within the VR experience, something that joysticks and even voice control cannot provide.

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Eagle Prime: America’s Giant Fighting Robot…

Giant robots have been the mainstay of anime and manga for decades but the transition from science-fiction cartoon to reality has been far quicker than expected. Helped along by advances in robotics this transition is now happening before our very eyes.

American giant robotic company MegaBots has this week released a video featuring their latest generation megabot Eagle Prime and it looks ready to do battle with Japan’s Suidobashi Heavy Industries robot KURATAS.

This battle may already be over a year behind schedule but definite progress can be seen in the Prime Eagle. Faster and more nimble than the previous generation MegaBot the fight between the these giant robots is drawing near. Sit back relax and prepare for a demonstration of the enormous kind.

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