Anyone who can conjure up a way to collect resources from Kepler-13Ab in the far future could become a sunscreen magnate. On the heavenly body, one of the hottest Jupiter-sized exoplanets the mission has ever discovered, titanium oxide falls from the… Engadget RSS Feed
As you probably know if you’ve ever walked around a mall or a Target, Minecraft [$ 6.99] merchandise is definitely not something you have to look hard for. There are all kinds of clothes, toys, LEGOs, all inspired by the massive hit that is Minecraft. I didn’t think there was space for more Minecraft toys until I saw the upcoming Mattel Minecraft Hot Wheels cars, which look pretty amazing and inventive. Bryan Benedict, one of Mattel’s designer, talked about the upcoming toys and explained how he was inspired to turn the game’s popular monsters into vehicles.
He talked about how he tried to understand the personality of each monster and then transform it into a vehicle that would make sense for that character. For instance, there’s an Enderman lowrider limo that, similarly to the Mineraft character, is all about aimlessly wandering around with no specific destination in mind. And, of course, there’s a block hidden in the trunk limo, which is perfect for a character known for carrying blocks around. The Creeper vehicle has TNT blocks for an engine, the Zombie is a demolition derby car (which keeps on going even though it should be dead), the Golem is a forklift, and so on. All the vehicle designs have a reason for being as they are, and they are all pretty cool. The vehicles will launch this October, and we have no price for them yet.
A new teardown of one of the latest Apple iPhone competitors, the Essential Phone, claims that the device is fundamentally disorganized inside, a sign of it being a first-generation product. AppleInsider – Frontpage News
Elon Musk tweeted a few weeks ago that there’s “no need to rely on scientists for global warming — just use a thermometer.” While climate change is more complicated that that, with implications that extend far beyond just temperature, Musk’s point stands. Summers across the globe are hotter than they used to be, and extreme weather has never been more common.
According to Hansen’s data, 15 percent of summers between 2005 and 2015 fall into the category of “extremely hot,” while the number of “hot” summers has doubled compared to the base period (1951 to 1980), jumping from around 33 percent to 66 percent.
Todd Sanford, director of research at Climate Central, told The New York Times that the findings “really highlight that changes in the average, while they may seem modest, have big implications for the extremes. And that’s what’s going to affect society and ecosystems.” He also asserted that this upward trend provides “a glimpse to what’s in our future.”
However, the last few years have marked a shift in the way we approach climate change, as well. While the 2000s were marked by a distrust of statistics and skepticism regarding the true extent of the problem, the 2010s have seen more people asking the question, “What can we do?”
Fans of the Hot Shots Golf series, known as Everybody’s Golf in Japan, should keep their eyes out. The first version of the game, announced in late 2016 for iOS and Android is set to release soon, with preregistration now open for the game. While the game and preregistration are only planned for Japan for now, it’s possible to preregister at the game’s official website, with a variety of currency rewards for doing so.