Elon Musk is a well-known entrepreneur responsible for bringing us Paypal, SpaceX and Tesla Motors. But his latest venture may be his best (and craziest) yet. The HyperLoop is a high speed transportation system consisting of steel tubes and aluminum pods. Using some sort of crazy new technology that I don’t understand, the HyperLoop is capable of traveling at speeds of up to 800MPH and transporting passengers to destinations 900 miles away in only a half an hour. With speeds that fast, safety is an issue that immediately comes to mind. Musk intends to ensure safety by regulating how many pods can be traveling in the tubes at one time. The HyperLoop would space all pods 5 miles apart in order to give the pods enough time to break in case of emergency and avoid collisions. The $6 Billion dollar program is still a long ways away from becoming a reality, but if anyone can make it happen it’s Elon Musk. He is currently working on an updated design and is planning on creating a fully functional prototype in the near future.
Amazon just recently launched a fine art and collectibles store in addition to their many other online stores. The fine art shop consists of pieces with price tags ranging from a couple thousand to a couple million dollars. You can find famous works from Monet, Andy Warhol, and several other notable artists. The fine art store has something for everyone with the range of artworks varying from Pop Art, Abstract Art, Modern Art, Contemporary Art, Renaissance Art and a lot more. Below are just a few of the more expensive pieces that can be found on Amazon’s newest store.
The late James Gandolfini played tons of characters throughout his long career, but his most memorable role was that of Tony Soprano from HBO’s series The Sopranos. Although he was never convicted, Tony Soprano committed a number of felony worthy crimes during the shows 8-year run including murder, extortion, arson, and assault. To get a better idea of the crimes he committed you could go and watch all 8 seasons of The Sopranos, or you could just check out this infographic created by Instant Checkmate. It outlines all of Tony Soprano’s devious actions. Try to keep in mind that most of these people probably deserved what was coming to them.
BlinkBox, the British Video-on-Demand company, decided to scare the shit out of the local residents of Dorset, England with this giant dragon skull as a way of celebrating the arrival of Game of Thrones Season 3 to its service. The 40-foot skull was placed on Charmouth beach, an area where several dinosaur fossils have been found, making a perfect location for the stunt. This is guerrilla marketing at its best.
This is going to be incredibly dope, or a complete flop, I don’t believe there’s an in-between here. The Man of Steel sequel, that we should be seeing in 2015, is set to feature The Dark Knight himself, Batman. It’s said that it will be loosely based on a short series that features Batman & Superman as sworn enemies.
Living Boston bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is featured on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine’s August issue. The cover story, entitled “Jahar’s World”, has been cited for much scrutiny from the press and public alike. Many are claiming the magazine is offering a “rock star” treatment — usually reserved for idols, role models, and pop stars — to someone who could hardly be less-deserving. So now it’s up to you to decide: which magazine cover is more controversial. ”Jahar’s World” or the titty-sucking six year old on the cover of TIME?
I don’t know what’s worse about this. The fact that they towed this high-dollar vehicle like it was a ’97 Nissan Sentra, or the fact that the owner is a 24-year-old who would probably just rather go purchase a new one than dealing with getting it out of the impound. The owner is a member of the ruling Qatar family, so I can only imagine how loaded they are.
If you paid attention to Twitter at all yesterday, you might have caught wind of this. The Houston Rockets are one of the teams in the running for Mr. Dwight Howard, and well Slim Thug really wants him there. Houston should offer him a recruiting job after this amazing selling job.
Leyla Ghobadi. LAY-luh. And then the last name I think is pronounced in the same way you say “go potty” to your dog when you let it out to pee. Anyways, here’s the skinny: she’s a 24 year old attention-seeking wannabe model who took a pic with Kanye and is milking it for all its worth
Apple unveiled its all new iOS7 yesterday at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. The completely redesigned iOS7 was built to be simpler, easier to use, and more enjoyable than previous operating systems while still managing to remain familiar to the user. The list of new features is endless. Take a look at the official iOS7 introduction video from Apple to get a better idea of how it works.