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While most of the X-Men have shiny superpowers, it seemed like Wolverine couldn’t quite match up to some of the science-fiction abilities found among his peers — until now.
Engineer James Hobson, who calls himself the “hacksmith,” created a homemade upgrade for the comic book slasher by electrifying a pair of claws he created himself. The experiment, inspired by a similarly electrifying Thor’s Hammer post on Hackaday, looks radically unsafe (and is definitely not recommended for all you at-home DIYers), as Hobson utilizes a transformer from an old oil furnace and feeds the electrical current into the claws.
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At least when Tom Brady is watching the Super Bowl at home, he will do so in style. He also doesn’t have to worry about his house being plundered during the big game, considering he has a moat out front.
Yeah, that’s right. A moat.
The Detroit Free Press reported on the former Michigan quarterback’s mansion, and it is no joke.
The mansion is in Los Angeles, it’s 22,000 square feet and it took three years to build. The Free Press describes it as a “virtual castle,” and that seems appropriate. There’s a custom play area for the Brady kids, an emormous pool and, again, a moat.
Here’s a screen shot from the Free Press video of the moat, and you can see the bridge going over it:
This is the kind of house that a NFL superstar and a supermodel wife like Gisele Bündchen can afford to have. Quite the lavish life for the power couple.
And the moat should keep the mounted infantry attacks on the Patriots quarterback to a minimum, which should help Bill Belichick sleep better at night.
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In theory, a driving game set in North Korea could be fun — it could revolve around delivering kidnapped movie stars from the airport to Dear Leader’s headquarters, for instance. In reality, though, it looks as though playing a driving game set in North Korea is about as much fun as actually living in North Korea. Business Insider’s Gus Lubin has posted his first impressions of “Welcome to Pyongyang,” an online game that’s “produced by Nosotek, a western IT company based in North Korea,” and he’s found that it’s pretty lame.
The goal of the game is to drive around the North Korean capital of Pyongyang and become familiar with all the great tourist attractions it has to offer. But unlike action-driving classics such as Crazy Taxi and the Grand Theft Auto series, Welcome to Pyongyang is annoyingly authoritarian and won’t put up with you crashing into cars or mowing down civilians. To make matters worse, the game doesn’t even give you the satisfaction dying at the hands of bloody-minded authorities if you break the rules too often — rather, it sends out a fascistic meter maid to simply tell you that you have been “stopped for bad driving.” We’re not sure what the actual penalty is for reckless is in North Korea, but we get the feeling it’s more severe than getting nitpicked by an annoying digital character.
(Credit: Video screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET)
You know that Microsoft is all about the noise now, don’t you? Oh, and the color.
So here is a delightful stunt the company pulled in Oslo, Norway, in order to, well, blow the side of a building off with the sheer excitement of the new operating system.
I am grateful to PSFK for alerting me to this very alive tile experience.
It consisted of hiring a famous Norwegian band, Datarock, building a fake wall, and then placing a live tile in the street.
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Gamers worried about the streaming latency for the Nintendo (NTDOY) Wii U GamePad can finally let out a sigh of relief. In a recent Nintendo Power interview, Rayman Legends developer Michel Ancel said the Wii U GamePad latency is “just 1/60 of a second” or roughly “one frame late.” To the human eye, that’s virtually unnoticeable.
The impressed Ancel said, “It’s crazy, it’s so fast. It’s almost instant. That’s why it responds so well. So it can be used as a real game-design thing.”
It’s been confirmed that the Wii U should be able to stream content over to the GamePad at distances up to 24 feet. All in all, the Wii U is starting to sound like a very solid game console despite Nintendo’s late entry into the high-definition gaming world.