What could be cooler than a tornado? Why a fire tornado of course. And what's cooler than a fire tornado? How about a fire tornado in slow motion!
Gavin Free and Daniel Gruchy, known collectively as the "Slo Mo Guys," are at it again filming an artificial fire tornado to great effect.
Using 12 box fans in a circle and half an inch of kerosene in a bucket, the Slo Mo Guys create a fire tornado all their own and film it for the Internet community. more >>
The German company behind the smartphones called Shift wants to be the first company to bring to the market a modular smartphone that runs on Windows 10, according to a Tech Times report. Modular smartphones such as Project Ara, PuzzlePhone and Fairphone 2 are mostly those running on the popular Android mobile OS so putting out a Windows 10 phone is a niche that no company has thought of filling. The company is launching the Shift5+, a new smartphone that will be part of the company's flagship series, sometime during the third quarter of 2016.
For Microsoft, this will be their first attempt to bring their newest mobile OS to phones outside of the company's Lumia series.
The unique feature of Shift5+ is that it will offer handsets that will run Windows 10 mobile, while another variant of the handset will also run on Android. Being a modular phone, certain parts of the device can be changed or upgraded. The phone is divided into modules such as the display, CPU, internal memory, battery pack and others. more >>
With only a few days away until Thanksgiving, the holiday shopping frenzy seems to have started early especially with loads of deals in the pre-Black Friday sales of some major retailers. Black Friday is the Friday following Thanksgiving Day and it remains to be one of the few days of the year when shoppers literally flock the stores in droves to get the best holiday shopping deals of the year. And this year is no different.
A report in iDigital Times has summed up all of the important information shoppers need for this coming Black Friday. This includes what times the stores will be opening and more importantly, what the stores have to offer in terms of the best deals.
Walmart, one of the biggest stores participating in the Black Friday sale, is opening as early as November 26, Thanksgiving Day, at 6 p.m, in-store, but the Black Friday sale will be happening all-day online on Thanksgiving Day. Among the deals it has posted on its ad are Special Buy prices for 40-inch and 50-inch LED HDTVs, which go for $149 and $269 respectively. Another 32-inch HDTV is also on sale for $125. There are also deals for sports video games such as NBA2K16, while a tablet deal will have buyers get a tablet for less than $30. A fitness smartband will also be on sale for less than $60. Aside from TVs, there are also special buy deals on laptops and other tablets. more >>
Game developer Wargaming wants owners of PlayStation 4 consoles to join the battle in "World of Tanks." The popular, free-to-play tank action shooter game is conducting an open beta for the PS4 console from December 4 to 6, according to a report in Tech Times.
The report said that no purchase is necessary to join the open beta as PS4 owners only need to download the game on their console and join the battle. Gameplay features 15 vs. 15 battles between players and the different tanks they choose to battle with.
Details on how to join the beta were also cited in the report. Once the game is downloaded, players need to select which nation they want as the maker of their tank and they can select from the U.S., Russia, Germany, China, among others. After this, players then need to select what type of tank they want to use in battle: light tank, medium tank, heavy tank, artillery or tank destroyer. Players can then go into battle, which happens after a player is matched via the game's matchmaking function. more >>
Chinese device manufacturer Xiaomi has marked November 24 for a special event. If reports are true, the company may be unveiling its first smartwatch as well. According to a report in Tech Times, the smartwatch may make its appearance along with the official announcements for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Pro and the Mi Pad 2, which were revealed earlier through teasers.
According to the report, the rumor that a smartwatch is among those to be unveiled started when a noted tipster Leaksfly shared on Chinese site Weibo that Xiaomi is showcasing a Xiaomi smartwatch at the event.
The smartwatch, if reports turn out to be true, will the first one for the Chinese company. In terms of wearable technology, however, the company has already made waves with its Mi Bands, which has two versions already. According to the report, venturing into the smartwatch market is a logical step for the company. If there is indeed a Xiaomi smartwatch coming, it will likely follow the affordable price points that the company's devices are known for, while offering competitive specs. more >>
A recent post on Chinese social media network Weibo has leaked the specs of the upcoming Vivo X6 smartphone.
In the said Weibo post, the Vivo X6 smartphone was revealed to have high-end specs and premium price tag. But the leak also shows that the device is designed to be pitted against the mobile giants. Among the leaked specs are a Helio X20 chip, 21-megapixel camera, and quick-charge feature, according to the Press Examiner.
The Vivo X6 will also come with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB storage. Users of the smartphone can expect a better video and gaming experience because 1 GB of its RAM will be dedicated for video play, the report adds. more >>