If you are a fan of The Walking Dead or other zombie movies and shows, you probably have wondered how you would fare in a zombie apocalypse. I know I would not want to be in a major city in the event of a zombie outbreak, too many people to be turned. I'd certainly rather be in a rural area.
A site has taken a bunch of statistics on gun owners and fitness along with data gleaned from Facebook and cobbled together a list of the states most likely and least likely to survive the zombie apocalypse. The list is entertaining if you like zombie shows, but ultimately the research is a bit weak.
The publisher of the list doesn't even give us a key so we know what the points mean. It appears the less points in a category, the better. I also take issue with Texas being labeled as not surviving the zombie hoard. We may not have as many paintball or laser tag places as some states, but there are three gun ranges within a 15-minute drive of me in a city of 100,000 people. I think a gun range and a real weapon is the best training. The best state to be in according to this list if the zombies come is Alaska with the worst being New Jersey.
If I was one of those people with more money than I knew what to do with, I would totally buy this remote controlled flying dragon. Not only can you control your own dragon, it shoots flames. Sadly, the flames won't shoot while it is flying.
I think that would be cool, but certainly the wind from a flying dragon toy that can hit 70mph would push the flames back onto the dragon and burn it. The flames are for roasting squirrels and curious cats on the ground only.
The dragon shoots the flames using a small propane tank inside. I would think a propane tank, igniter, and a flying RC toy capable of 70mph is a disastrous combination. The dragon has an intake in his chest where air for the small turbine engine is pulled in.
A 14-year-old Norwegian teenager has fallen into a coma after a heavy LAN with his friends, with Henrik Eide Dahl saying: "I was playing Call of Duty, then everything went dark and I passed out."
Dahl had been playing the first-person shooter on his school's LAN with his friends, and while taking a little break in his cafeteria, he collapsed. He was rushed to hospital where they discovered his kidneys had failed, where he slipped into a coma. Dahl had consumed an insane 135 ounces of energy drinks, which nearly cost him his life.
The gamer spent 13 days in hospital, and now requires drugs to control his high blood pressure. One of the doctors who treated him, Anne Kathrine Duns, said: "It was severely life-threatening. The central nervous system, cardiovascular system, lungs and kidneys were affected." The doctors couldn't pinpoint the reason as to why his kidneys failed, as he had no previous medical conditions, but they said "for not we are attributing this to the consumption of large amounts of energy drink."
A couple guys were invited to experience what they thought was a motion simulator to show them what the Seat Leon Cupra 280 will be like to drive for real. When the prank starts out, the two men are put in helmets and then into the back of a car inside a motion simulator.
What they don't know since they are in the back of the car and can't see out is that they are actually riding in a real car driven just as they see on the screens they have to look at. The trick appears to have been pulled off perfectly.
The white car the two men are in chases along behind a red version. The ride takes place in the real-world, all the while the two in the back seat are watching on screens. When they get out of the car, they had no idea they were really riding in the car the whole time. Check out the video and see the stunt for yourself. That car looks really cool. I always get a bit jealous over interesting cars like this we can't get in the US.
I have been a fan of LEGO since I was a kid. I have started more than one brawl over the last set of LEGO wheels in my day. If you are a fan of LEGO and a fan of the long running science fiction show Doctor Who, you need to hop over to the LEGO Cuusoo site and vote right now.
If you aren't familiar with the Cuusoo site, this is where people can submit unofficial LEGO designs for building kits and with enough support, they can become official kits. This is how the currently available Back to the Future Kits got their start.
A guy named Andrew Clark has designed a slick Doctor Who kit that needs 10,000 votes to be considered for the real-world. Clark designs video games for a living, but should add LEGO designer to his resume. The LEGO kit he designed has a tardis, Dalek, and a K9 unit as well. It will have two doctors to suit the tastes of fans of the old series and new among other things.
CorridorDigital has released quite an incredible video, where they used a UAV with an attached camera - acting as if Superman was flying in the first-person perspective. Check out the video below.
It's actually quite impressive, where we see Superman flying above the city, between trees, at super-speed, saving people, and much more. The team used a quadcopter with a camera installed, flying up as high as the very tallest skyscrapers. The team used a DJI Phantom 2, something you can win if you enter the competition at the source.
Now I just want to see a real, next-gen Superman game released with Oculus Rift support and I'll throw money at the screen faster than you can say 'Kneel before Zod.'
During the winter months when it gets cold, it gets much harder to get to the shops and buy your beer... so what step do you take next? You order your beer to be delivered by an unmanned aerial drone, that's what.
Lakemaid, a Minnesota-based brewing company, has done just that - after it saw 60 Minutes' bit on Amazon's same-day delivery system that uses drones. The owners of Lakemaid Brewing Company developed its own unmanned aerial delivery vehicle, which just delivered Lakemaid's popular winter lager to an ice fishing shack near Lake Millie Lacs.
A drone had a 12-pack of Lakemaid's popular Winter Lager strapped to it, where it took off to its delivery point. The video above, was met with divided response, with beer fans wanting to know when their local brewers would adopt the same technology, but was also met with criticism as drones are often used for surveillance by the military.
There's better ways Samsung could market its smartphones, instead of letting Ellen use one at the Oscar's to take a selfie. How about using the eight-core brain of the Galaxy S4 to solve a Rubik's Cube in just 3.253 seconds?
Cubestormer 3 - a robot that solves Rubik's Cubes - in just seconds. The third-generation robot was built by co-inventors David Gilday and Mike Dobson for a single reason: speed. They used the eight-core variant of Samsung's Galaxy S4 smartphone, with the eight processors controlling eight Lego Mindstorms actuators.
Gidday explains: "We knew Cubestormer 3 had the potential to beat the existing record but with the robot performing physical operations quicker than the human eye can see there's always an element of risk." The eight cores inside of the Galaxy S4 analyze the cube's starting arrangement, then tells the four attached robot arms to process the required steps to get the cube into its complete state.
Still confused about Bitcoins? So is television personality Conan O'Brien.
With all of the press and controversy surrounding Bitcoin and its recent scandals, funnyman Conan O'Brien decided it was time he took an active role in understanding just what a Bitcoin is by inviting Bitcoin COO Marcus Ortman on the show to explain. Unfortunately, Mr. Ortman only confuses Conan even further.
On last night's episode of Conan, television personality Conan O'Brien decided to spoof the mystery and controversy surrounding Bitcoin by inviting fictional Bitcoin COO Marcus Ortman to "explain" what a Bitcoin is. Ortman spent a good two minutes spewing lines from True Detective and illustrating the mythical nature of the Bitcoin in a hilarious skit that looked like something out of a bad 80's infomercial. Needless to say, Conan learned nothing from Ortman, and upon accusing Ortman of knowing nothing about the Bitcoin, Ortman made a hilariously clumsy escape.
Charity isn't usually a laughing matter, at least it's not until Arnold Schwarzenegger gets into the mix. Just a few hours ago, Schwarzenegger uploaded a hilarious video to YouTube announcing a charity campaign for After-School All-Stars, a contest to fly out to Los Angeles and meet him, and -yes - his new tank.
The short video features Schwarzenegger and his new tank, crushing everything from taxi-cabs to industrial sized rolls of bubble wrap. Though the video is great for laughs, and filled with all sorts of internet goodness like slow-mo destruction, sound effects, and even cats (don't worry, they don't get crushed), the purpose of the video is to announce a contest that benefits a good cause that allows children to participate in free after-school sports programs and activities.