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1969 dodge charger customized with 707hp hellcat engine

the current generation dodge challenger is a shinning example of a modern muscle car, and with the carmaker’s 707 horsepower hellcat engine, it’s a monster. but what if you could take all that modern power and combine it with a truly iconic muscle car of the past? that’s exactly what performance and restoration shop bumbera’s did, taking a 1969 charger and sticking in not just the hellcat engine, but the drivetrain and electronic systems as well.based in katy, texas, bumbera’s used a 2015 version of the 707hp hellcat engine, which dodge sells individually for custom projects, while the 1969 charger was supplied by a customer who requested the swap. they managed to outfit the car with the new engine and transmission, as well as the ...




marvel tv at sdcc: iron fist s2 in sept, cloak & dagger s2 in 2019

san diego comic-con is in full swing this weekend, meaning there are plenty of announcements coming not just for comics, but for movies, tv, and gaming as well. on the marvel side of things, marvel studios has decided to skip this year’s show, leaving us without any news on the cinematic universe, however the company’s tv shows are here to fill the gap. so far, there have been announcements for the seconds seasons of iron fist and cloak & dagger.the first to debut will be iron fist on netflix. not only was a brief teaser trailer revealed, but a date of september 7th was given for when it will be available to stream. the trailer mainly focused on shots of hero danny rand fighting on the streets of new york city, and didn’t give much awa...




hot wheels announces mario kart toys for 2019

the trend of video games making the leap to real-life toys continues with a collaboration that’s obvious in hindsight: mattel’s hot wheels brand will be releasing toy cars based off of nintendo’s mario kart. the announcement was made at san diego comic-con 2018 this week, with eight die-cast models on display at the nintendo and mattel booths. the eight nintendo characters seeing their mario kart versions brought to life are luigi, bowser, peach, toad, yoshi, wario, rosalina, and, of course, mario himself. each toy will be priced at $5, however we’re ...




stanford wearable monitors stress hormone levels using sweat

stanford researchers have developed a new wearable that measures the wearer’s cortisol levels using sweat. cortisol, a vital hormone associated with stress, can be tested with existing methods, but they require several days for results. stanford’s creation eliminates that long wait period, providing important stress hormone numbers when they matter most. the project was lead by stanford university’s materials scientist alberto salleo. the team created a stretchy wearable patch, according to the university, that can be placed directly onto the patient’s skin, where it acquires sweat and measures cortisol levels with it. this method provides continuous monitoring that isn’t invasive.that wearable works via passive sweat wicking, pool...




buffy the vampire slayer reboot revealed with joss whedon onboard

hit ’90s tv show buffy the vampire slayer is heading back to television, it has been revealed. the reboot will be developed by fox 21 tv studios, which plans to pitch it to cable and streaming networks. original series creator joss whedon will serve as the show’s executive producer with the rest of the original exec. producer team. however, monica owusu-breen will be showrunner, writer, and also an executive producer.the news comes from deadline, which reports that both cable networks and streaming services will start receiving pitches for the show later this summer. the reboot will be updated for modern audiences and times, bringing a fresh look at the mythology the original series centered around. a script hasn’t been written yet, ac...




razer marvel vs capcom: infinite arcade stick brings iconic artwork

razer has launched marvel vs capcom: infinite arcade stick, a new arcade fighting stick featuring marvel and capcom characters. the controller is designed for the playstation 4, including modular construction and the ability to customize the device to each player’s requirements. the infinite arcade stick is based on the company’s existing arcade controller and was likewise created with modders in mind.the marvel vs capcom: infinite arcade stick is black with an upper surface mostly covered by marvel and capcom artwork. the device features a total of 10 buttons, as well as an 8-way joystick. users can open the joystick to access its cables and modify it in whatever way they’d like. this is a spec...




the walking dead season 9 trailer: six minutes of action and tension

this fall will bring new seasons for a number of hit televisions shows, including the walking dead. amc’s zombie-fest series will enter its ninth season starting in early october. the first trailer for the upcoming season was revealed during san diego comic-con today, and it’s a big one at nearly 6-minutes in length. if you’re all caught up on the current season, prepare to dive in.read: twd: our world ar game now availableamc has packed a ton of footage into its season 9 trailer, though you’ll want to avoid it if you haven’t finished watching the latest season. there are a number of big and small spoilers in the extended trailer, so tread carefully if you decide to take a quick look. the trailer is also potentially nsfw, depending...




overwatch free weekend starts july 26: everything you need to know

blizzard has another free weekend in the pipeline, this one for its older hit overwatch. the game will be free to play starting july 26, giving players who still haven’t purchased a copy the chance to check it out. the free weekend is offered to pc players, who will have access to the full roster of game characters, as well as progress that remains if you purchase a copy.read: overwatch’s next hero is a hamster in a mechoverwatch has had a number of free-to-play weekends over the last couple years. as always, players can download the game and start playing without purchasing anything…but only on the days when it is free, july 26 to july 30. the free session is only available to pc gamers, unfortunate...




star trek: short treks mini-series brings four episodes to cbs all access

we’ve previously heard rumors that cbs planned to expand its star trek content, but nothing official was stated. that changes today with the announcement of star trek: short treks, a new series that will be available through cbs all access, the network’s subscription service. the new series was announced at san diego comic-con and is confirmed to have four short episodes.cbs has been working out plans to expand the star trek universe for a while, at least according to past reports citing anonymous sources. the biggest rumor claims cbs plans to launch an entirely new series, one that could be a reboot of the next generation, or that would at least tie into it somehow. rumor also has it that patrick stewart may join the unconfirmed series,...




tap tv turns any bluetooth speakers into surround sound systems

tempow tv has introduced a new bluetooth audio protocol it calls tempow audio profile (tap) tv. this new protocol is available to any manufacturer that wants to integrate it into bluetooth-enabled tvs, streaming sticks, or set-top boxes. among other things, tap tv makes it possible to create a wireless surround sound system using any bluetooth speakers, including the ones you may already have scattered around at home.tempow explains that its new tap tv protocol enables bluetooth speakers from any maker to be turned into either a 3.1 or 5.1 surround sound system. this would eliminate the need to purchase a dedicated multi-speaker system, such as sonos, letting users pick their favorite speakers or use the ones they already own.in addition, ta...




terrafugia's flying car sets 2019 debut with tech upgrade

flying car company terrafugia insists it’ll launch its first production vehicles in 2019, revealing the latest version of the transition two-seater this week. able to convert between a road-going vehicle and a plane, the transition is getting a cabin upgrade along with a tweaked powertrain, terrafugia says. propulsion is now courtesy of a hybrid-electric motor, terrafugia has confirmed, which will operate while the vehicle is in drive mode. that will use both an internal combustion engine and a lifepo4 lithium iron phosphate chemistry battery, which the company says is “much safer than other lithium battery chemistries.”there’ll also be a new “boost” feature, though it’ll only be available when the transition is flying. the thr...




dish lights up imessage support chat to save you from calling

if you’re a dish customer who happens to own an iphone, your days of calling into customer service might be over. today, apple and dish announced that dish customer service can be reached using messages on ios through apple business chat. cish is the first pay-tv company to join apple business chat, so it’s getting in on the action early.when we say that this might put an end to calling into dish customer service, we’re not (entirely) kidding. to hear dish describe this new functionality, it sounds like the representatives you’ll contact via text message will able to do most – if not all – of the things a customer service agent at a call center can.in addition to answering general questions you have, these customer service reps c...




artificial on-demand meteor showers may dazzle future skies

the future may bring us on-demand meteor showers, at least if a tokyo-based startup has its way. ale is setting the foundation for the world’s first on-demand shooting stars, something that’ll involve a pair of micro-satellites containing small balls. these balls will emit a bright glow as they reach the planet’s atmosphere, providing a show for those on land.each micro-satellite is planned for its own mission, one set to happen in march 2019 and the second later that same year. the first launch will be facilitated by japan’s space agency, but the second is anticipated to launch on a private rocket. assuming everything goes according to plan, an artificial meteor shower is scheduled to happen over hiroshima in early 2020.it seems the...




guardians of the galaxy 3 director james gunn fired over offensive tweets

guardians of the galaxy vol 3 director james gunn is no longer involved with the movie after controversial tweets were found on his twitter account. the tweets, which were published years ago and since deleted, include crude jokes and statements about pedophilia, rape, and more. gunn was dropped by disney after copies of his tweets were shared across twitter.gunn has been vocal in his criticism of president trump. in tweets published earlier today, conservative personalities tweeted more than a dozen screenshots of tweets published by gunn several years ago. each tweet, which were first surfaced by the daily caller, contain crude to offensive content often centered around pedophilia.following the revelation, disney released a statement denou...




apple, sonos and fitbit could feel the pain with trump's new china tariffs

popular electronics from apple, sonos, fitbit, and others could be inadvertent victims in the newest batch of us tariffs on chinese goods, highlighting the potential hit on shoppers’ wallets by trump’s trade war. the us government has proposed $200 billion worth of new tariffs that could be applied as soon as this fall. currently, the proposal is in the public comment period, and the details off the tariffs may well change before their implementation. however early analysis of their potential impact has already highlighted some possible headaches for the electronics industry. that, it seems, is in part down to the fiendishly complex rules and classifications that authorities use to organize imports. depending on which of those classifica...




pokemon go cheats face this tough new policy

ascending to the ranks of pokemon master is not an easy task. if you’re going to complete the pokedex and dominate the gym scene, you need to be committed to the cause, because there are hundreds of monsters to track down, catch, and evolve. it’s definitely not something for the faint of heart, but there are some pokemon go players out there who think they can claim all the glory without any of the hard work.to put a finer point on it, they’re cheaters. perhaps nothing more than a product of the game’s immense popularity, cheaters have been trying to get an unfair advantage in pokemon go since day one, and today, niantic detailed a new policy that’s not very lenient on the more unsavory players among us. niantic’s new cheating po...




disney is reviving star wars: the clone wars for its netflix rival

when disney took over lucasfilm, there were a lot of casualties in the expanded star wars universe. perhaps the casualty that hurt the most was star wars: the clone wars, an animated series on cartoon network that had just wrapped up season five when disney took the reins from george lucas. instead of giving the show a proper ending, disney decided to quickly cancel it, later releasing a series of “lost missions” on netflix.those lost missions were nice to see, but of course, they didn’t provide the tidy wrap up fans were hoping for. just when it seemed like the clone wars was going to remain unfinished forever, disney has announced that the show is coming back. in an announcement at san diego comic con, disney revealed that the clone ...




ferrari just gave us a glimpse of its hybrid supercar tech

ferrari might not be the first automaker you’d associate with a hybrid engine, but the famed italian supercar-maker has cooked up an innovative new electric turbocharger that could deliver both performance and an iconic soundtrack. it’s another sign that, though ferrari has been cautious about electrified sports cars, the automaker isn’t dismissing the idea out of hand. one of the lingering concerns some high-end automakers have had about electrified supercars is the emotional connection. maserati – which has used ferrari engines for its recent performance cars – flagged aural shortcomings as a primary concern about sports evs, for example. ferrari ceo sergio marchionne, meanwhile, said last year that in the face of the tesla roads...




stardew valley multiplayer just got a pc release date

since the moment stardew valley launched back in 2016, multiplayer has been one of the most anticipated additions to the games. after a period of beta testing, it’s nearly ready to roll out on pc, mac, and linux. while it probably isn’t going to look a lot different from the beta that’s currently available, this is exciting news for more reasons than one.stardew valley‘s multiplayer launch was actually announced by way of a new trailer that was published just a few minutes ago. stardew valley version 1.3, which includes the game’s multiplayer component, will be officially available on pc, mac, and linux on august 1. a significant portion of the player base has likely already seen what it has to offer, as a publicly accessible beta ...




with physics and some clever tech, nasa's solar probe survives a star

as surviving inhospitable trips go, nasa’s parker solar probe having to withstand more than a million degrees fahrenheit as it approaches the sun seems on paper like an insurmountable challenge. turns out, though, a mere 4.5-inch thick solar shield is all the spacecraft needs, as nasa has explained. the parker solar probe is expected to blast off this summer, the start of a seven year mission to the star at the center of our solar system. it’s designed to orbit through the sun’s corona, the fiercely hot region of the solar atmosphere that contains materials at temperatures greater than a million degrees fahrenheit. when there, nasa expects the probe to make 24 orbits as it takes measurements. given scientists have struggled to make us ...