Known as FPV (first-person view) drone racing, or sometimes FPV quadcopter racing, the sport involves building and modifying quadcopters for speed and manoeuvrability, adding a virtual reality-style headset with a live video feed from the drone, and then finding safe and legal places to fly. Racers compete in heats or time trials, speeding around courses at anything up to 60mph (100km/h)—and having a load of fun in the process. This sport, which seems to appeal to aspiring pilots, makers, and computer game fans alike, has all the adrenaline of flight, while also providing enough crashes, smashes, and collisions to keep even the most ardent sports fans happy.
“The program creates music in four main steps. First it learns from a corpus of existing compositions. Then it generates an abstract musical structure. Next it populates this structure with chords. Finally, it massages the structure and notes into a specific musical framework. In just a few seconds, out pops a musical piece that nobody has ever heard before. The result of this top-down approach is that Kulitta becomes discerning, throwing out musical elements it thinks do not help the composition.”
The Vacation movie series continues – this time with the next generation of the Griswolds (Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo, and old Walley World all have cameos).
It is a silly, silly movie, but the runaway winner is the Tartan Prancer van. It spoofs features in today’s cars (runs on gas, diesel AND electric, the key fob and the touch screen are incomprehensible, the cup holders are actually on the outside and ideal for tailgate parties, there are plenty of side mirrors perfect for taking selfies).
And it is mean on globalization – the van is supposedly Alabania’s proud export, the nav system barks menacingly in Korean, the promotional ad below makes fun of German announcers.
As an innovation author I loved all the jokes they poke on what all of us crave these days
Glamping is a term derived from the two words “glamourous camping”. Glamping is also referred to as “glam camping”, “lux camping”, “luxury camping” and many other similar phrases. Regardless of the specific terminology, the idea is the same. Glamping brings the world of luxury into nature in the most seamless way possible.
Kansas City-based architecture firm Populous is helping baseball maintain its cultural relevance. After the new Braves stadium opens in 2017, Populous will have designed 20 of the 30 active MLB stadiums, while being heavily involved in the renovation of five others. Starting with the construction of Oriole Park at Camden Yards in 1992, the company revolutionized not just how stadiums are built—with closer seating and architecture unique to the characteristics of the ballpark’s home city—but how the game is marketed to fans. No longer would going to the ballpark be just about baseball: now fans could expect there to be games for kids to play, bars where young adults can congregate, and a slew of other entertainment options in the stadium’s immediate vicinity.
LG wants to make mounting your TV just as easy as sticking a magnet onto your refrigerator.
At an event earlier this week, the South Korean electronics giant showcased an incredibly thin 55-inch television with a flexible screen that you can press onto your wall using magnets.
It's just a concept, though — there's no indication when or if a product like this will actually come to market. The purpose of the announcement was really to announce LG's plans to focus on making OLED screens for products moving forward.
The TV screen itself is less than a millimeter thick, according to CNET. For context, that's about the same thickness as a paper clip. As shown in the image below, a magnetic pad holds the flexible TV screen up to the wall.