BrickinNick created this LEGO model of the new Tesla Cybertruck. BrickinNick posted it to the LEGO Ideas site. If enough people like the design, it could become an actual LEGO product. From the LEGO Ideas specs:
While its design may not be for everyone, many different elements and functions of the Cybertruck lend themselves well to an electrifying LEGO build. At this time, only the frunk (front trunk) and tailgate function. Opening passenger doors, a full interior, fold or slide out ramp, opening charging ports, steering, suspension, the Tesla ATV, and more could all be integrated (and are being worked on for future project updates) making for an incredibly fun building experience. LEGO motorization could even turn this into a truly all-electric vehicle in brick form!
Dimensions: 35.6 cm L x 15.2 cm W x 12.7 cm H (14″ L x 6″ W x 5″ H)
Truth be told, I’m not the biggest Star Wars nerd on my home world. I’ve seen all of the films and played the Star Wars: X-Wing miniature game. That’s it. So, I don’t know much of deeper lore, like what the hell a Mandalorian is. The origins of Beskar? Forget about it.
I ended up watching a bunch of YouTube videos in search of answers. Most of them only left me confused and with more questions than answers. Once again, the Templin Institute offered up my favorite summary.
Weighted blankets are officially a thing. And if you’ve ever tried one, you know there’s a reason for the fuss. Parents have known for generations that swaddling a baby has a profound calming effect, and the gentle pressure that blanket weights provide can have the same effect on restless sleepers.
Pretty much all parts of the body can respond to this kind of treatment, which is why the Nodpod® Weighted Sleep Mask is poised to become just as essential for serious bedtime prep.
The cotton/fleece covering is comfy enough, but inside the mask are four gently weighted, BPA-free microfiber pods. They cause the mask to hug the contours of your face without putting undue pressure on your eyeballs – just the right kind of pressure to make you feel secure. Want to sleep on your side? It’s just as effective thanks to a pull-through slit that you can use to tie the Nodpod on. No hair-tugging Velcro here.
You’ve probably seen a few of these miniature arcade games online or in big box retailers: for $20 USD or so you get scaled-down version of a classic arcade cabinet, perfect for a desk toy or to throw up on a shelf as part of your gaming collection. Like any …read more
As Cyber Week draws to a close, and retailers begin their sales leading up to the holidays, deals are coming and going quickly. In this transition between sales season, weve picked out a few worthwhile deals, and well be updating our coverage to bring you more as the next season of deals kicks off. And some of these deals are even better than the Black Friday and Cyber Monday savings.
Best Buy is offering sizable discounts on the 11-inch models of the latest iPad Pro. The savings range from $150 to $200 and each purchase comes with a free year of Apple TV Plus. We didnt see any major deals on any iPad Pros over Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but we have seen these…
Yesterday the Netflix Twitter account issued a challenge to other brands: “What’s something you can say during sex but also when you manage a brand twitter account?” Some E Cards collected a few of the responses, some of which are more risque than others:
If you hadn’t noticed, we had a bit of an FPGA theme running at this year’s Superconference. Why? Because the open-source FPGA toolchain is ripening, and because many of the problems that hackers (and academics) are tackling these days have become complex enough to warrant using them. A case in …read more
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Here’s Bond’s wristwear from Dr. No to Spectre. While the Seiko M354 Memory Bank Calendar from Moonraker (1979) and the Hamilton Pulsar LED watch seen in Live and Let Die (1973) were high-tech icons of their age, it’s the, er, timelessness of the Rolex Submariner from Dr. No (1962) that always feels so right now.
What does Pluto — not the dog, but the non-Planet — have in common with the Vikram lunar lander launched by India? Both were found by making very tiny comparisons to photographs. You’d think landing something on the moon would be old hat by now, but it turns out only …read more
What will video games be like when they can truly harness the power of AI? If the machine learning-powered text adventure AI Dungeon 2is anything to go by, theyll be open-ended, ludicrously silly, and bags of fun to play.
AI Dungeon 2 isnt exactly a polished game, but more of a passion project from developer Nick Walton. Hes harnessed the power of a state-of-the-art, open-source text generation system built by OpenAI and fed it a bunch of texts in the style of Choose Your Own Adventure books. The result is a text adventure where, to modify a cliché, the only limit is the AIs imagination.
You can play AI Dungeon 2 for yourself here. Once youve gone through a bit of…
This genius combination of Christmas string lights and phone charger borders the line between kitschy and adorable, but I first saw it on Apartment Therapy, and I trust their judgment when it comes to cute items. Its a 50-inch USB cable that comes in a Lightning charger cable version for iPhones, Micro USB for Android phones, and USB-C.And it is freakin delightful.
Is it worth buying a $12 charger from a random Amazon store that describes itself as, Our brand name is: Cewuidy. Our sellers name is YAGE TALE .? Thats for you to decide, but for me, it is absolutely worth it. Reviewers say the lights wont get hot even after being plugged in for 12 hours, and that its not absolute garbage because it still works after a year! The…
Hackaday editors Mike Szczys and Elliot Williams talk over the last three weeks full of hacks. Our first “back to normal” podcast after Supercon turns out to still have a lot of Supercon references in it. We discuss Raspberry Pi 4’s HDMI interfering with its WiFi, learn the differences between …read more
On Star Trek, all Kirk and friends had to do was snap the button on the always conveniently located intercom panel, start talking, and the intended recipient would immediately respond no matter where they were in the ship. How did it work? Who knows. In spite of, or perhaps …read more
Google Assistant is getting a few new skills to make the virtual assistant more useful, adding the option to share photos directly through voice commands, search for podcasts based on a specific topic, and integrate with more note-keeping apps like Any.do, AnyList, and Bring.
Podcast search is the simplest addition. Just ask Assistant to find a podcast about holiday cooking or show me podcasts about New Years resolutions, and Google will suggest episodes for you to listen.
Photo sharing also works the way youd expect: you can pull up pictures by asking Google to show you a specific person or date, select your favorites, and then ask Google to send them to a friend. The new part here is the voice commands: instead of navigating the…
The Vergecast is back after a Thanksgiving break and our Pirate Radio series with a new tech news roundup for the week. This weeks theme: billionaires doing weird billionaire things.
Dieter Bohn, Casey Newton, Andrew Hawkins, and Paul Miller begin the show discussing Teslas event when it unveiled its new electric pickup truck the Cybertruck, as well as Ford revealing its first electric Mustang. Who among the crew is on board for this weird billionaire thing?
In the second half of the show, deputy editor Liz Lopatto joins us from Los Angeles where she is covering Elon Musks defamation trial regarding Musks bad tweets. Liz explains how this lawsuit came to be and what has happened at the trial so far.