Tempest Freerunning Academy brings video game fantasies to life

by Mark R

I think we all know that video game characters can do some pretty amazing things. Whether it be Lara Croft or Mario, we all would like to wall-jump or do things that would otherwise be impossible without proper training. I would imagine that this has given rise to the fad known as freerunning, also known as parkour. I’m sure that you have seen movies like District B13 and Live Free …

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FinePix Z900 EXR intends to marry substance and style

by Edwin

The merger of both style and substance is always high on the list of priorities for many hardware manufacturers, and Fujifilm is no different with their latest FinePix Z900 EXR. This model will be the latest addition to their range this spring, where it intends to take over where the Z800EXR left off by coming in an eye-catching high gloss finish not to mention a wide selection of Fujifilm’s latest …

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The 3D Hero System – Because Two Cameras are Better AS One

by Julie

The 3D HERO System is a modular casing design that lets customers combine two 1080p HD HERO cameras to form a single, really cool, 1080p 3D camera… and the world’s smallest and least expensive one at that. Waterproof to 180 feet, the 3D HERO System can be worn on the body, mounted on gear and vehicles, and used as a handheld camera.  A dual-camera, polycarbonate, waterproof housing holds the two …

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Skataz motorized skates

by Mark R

It seems like I have written on a lot of motorized skateboards and skates, and I suppose I might as well add to the mix with the Skataz. Anyone know how to pronounce this? Is it just like “skates”, “ska-tazz” or “skate-azz”. I believe there is a video below that has the answer. Anyway, it is powered by a 350 watt motor, which is good for about 13.5 miles per …

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Weta Workshop creates a mermaid prosthetic device

by Mark R

I am certain that you have heard of Weta Workshop before, they are the group responsible for the special effects for The Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia movies. They also did the effects for that live action Peter Pan film that involved mermaids. In the film, they created tails for actresses, and now they have created this fully functional mermaid tail for a double leg amputee. …

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WHIM architecture’s “Recycled Island” is made of garbage

by Mark R

This is the “Recycled Island”, designed by a Dutch architect named Ramon Knoester. His firm, Whim Architecture, is working on this island made of garbage with the help of a grant from the Netherlands Architecture Fund. The “Recycled Island” solves a lot of problems that the Earth is experiencing. As we have learned from the Superman movies, that land is something “that they ain’t making any more of”. Considering that …

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Halco Amber Bulbs – Light the Way for Baby Sea Turtles

by Julie

Dallas Light Bulb, a leader in consumer lighting products, is selling Halco LED amber colored lightbulbs to hotels in Miami Beach, Florida, in the hopes that they can meet the standards for Turtle Light Certification. The amber light is being used instead of traditional, white light to combat turtle nesting and hatchling issues caused by exterior, artificial lighting on beachfront properties. Florida’s turtle nesting beaches seem to face many natural and …

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Sega Toys Tokyo Sky Tree Indoor Planetarium

by Mark R

There is nothing like a starry night, but if you can put the beauty of the celestial heavens indoors, there’s a way to do that. We have reported on a lot of indoor Planetariums before, such as the Death Star Planetarium. This particular is the Homestar Aqua Tokyo Sky Tree, and like the Star Wars themed one, this shows more than just the stars. Actually, the Death Star Planetarium showed …

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