Here’s the new Avengers trailer
Can’t wait to see the likely-biggest movie of the first 11 months of the year (until Star Wars: The Force Awakens)? Well, you’ll have to be patient until 24 April in the UK and 1 May in the States to see The Avengers: Age of Ultron, but at least you can take solace in the fact that Marvel has just released another awesome trailer for the superhero sequel.
Expanding on some of the teases from the previous clip, we’ve got a much better look at Iron Man donning his Hulkbuster armor to take on his raging green ally in one amazingly destructive urban showdown, plus there are further glimpses of the titular foe and other new characters. And now three months seems horrendously long yet again.
A car is being 3D printed right now
If you go to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan this week, you can see cool new cars and even hear the latest video game news. But you can also see a car created out of thin air - or rather, 3D-printed on the show floor.
Local Motors, which made a big splash with its prototype 3D-printed cars last year, is currently printing and then will assemble the Strati, the “world’s first 3D-printed car,” on the show floor. It’s made of ABS plastic with carbon fiber for strength, and it takes about 44 hours to print the 212 total layers. The end result is the core of the vehicle, which is then paired with the actual inner workings of a car (drivetrain, wiring, tyres, etc.) to produce a drivable vehicle.
The company is also using the opportunity to announce its first two micro-factories, which will let buyers customize a vehicle and have it printed from scratch in very little time. They’ll emerge first in the States, in Knoxville, Tennessee and at National Harbor outside Washington D.C. You can see their magic in action right now at the auto show - which might not look like much as of this writing, but it should be something special by the weekend.
Man caught smuggling 94 iPhones
Ever wondered what a suit of armor comprised entirely of iPhones would look like? No? Well, check this out anyway, because it’s pretty amazing. According to the Shenzen People’s Daily, this man attempted to smuggle 94 such devices - iPhone 5s and iPhone 6 models - into mainland China under his clothes.
There’s a significant market for phones smuggled from Hong Kong, even though iPhones are available in China, but the man was caught for (unsurprisingly) walking strangely due to how constricted the bundled-together phones were. Nice try, pal - and great photo, customs agents. Check the source links below for full body shots.
GameCube controller adapter for PC
Are you one of those folks who still loves the Nintendo GameCube controller some 13+ years after its release - and not just for Smash Bros? Nintendo released a very scarce adapter for Wii U a couple months back, but now a third-party manufacturer called Mayflash is about to release one for PC and Mac. Each supports four gamepads, so if you’ve got any games that could use a weird yellow knob, now’s the time to act.