Microsoft shows new official steering wheel for the Xbox 360

Microsoft has gone wireless for its new official steering wheel for the Xbox 360. Apparently made specially for Forza 4, Microsoft claims the wheel will work with all titles. Due to hit market shelves in October, the wheel is priced at $60.

Via: Gizmodo

Supercharged Corvette Z06 takes on the Koenigsegg CCXR [video]

Yeah, the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is a great car, but can it take on the might of the supercar Koenigsegg CCXR? The supercharged Corvette puts out 700hp, while the Koenigsegg CCXR has 1024 horsepower at its disposal. Checkout the video to see who gets to rule in this mile long drag race.

Via Autoblog

Montage of cinema’s worst writing cliche [video]

While watching a movie, there’s a fair chance you’ll run into the words “You just don’t get it, do you?” The video is a montage of those overused cliches in movies. You can see the full list of movie names from the montage here.

Via: TDW

Images from Cassini mission set to Nine Inch Nails [video]

The footage in this little film was captured by the hardworking men and women at NASA with the Cassini Imaging Science System. If you’re interested in learning more about Cassini and the on-going Cassini Solstice Mission.

Via: Nerdcore

Beautiful lamps crafted from re-purposed materials

There is an inherent beauty in the Steampunk-ish old timey lamps from artist Cory Barkman. He has just sent us images of the latest batch of lamps. Like their predecessors, these lamps are made mostly from repurposed materials. Cory starts off work with a design and idea, foraging for exact parts that would blend, work well with the lamps. If the artist is unable to find parts for the meticulously designed lamps, he gets to work forging them by himself.

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Re-imagining pop culture icons [pics]

Illustrations from Jeff T. Owens show superheroes and pop culture icons in a brand new light, often with interesting humorous twists.

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Imaginary smartphone interface works better than the emperor’s new clothes

Students at the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam, Germany have created a new concept for smartphones they call the “imaginary phone” concept. The premise of the idea is to allow users to be able to do micro interactions with their phones, without actually having to interact with their phone. Working with the phone on a daily basis gives us a fair idea of the buttons and operations that could be done without even looking at the phone.

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Papercraft Leica can capture images

You know the dedication of a camera to take images, when it captures pics even when made out of paper. Going into hyperboles aside, this papercraft Leica sets an impressive stance by managing to capture images, even while it is made of paper. Matthew Nicholson‘s papercraft Leica uses film to capture images, and has most of its working managed by paper, which if you ask us for a levelheaded comment, is totally freakin’ awesome.

Via Gizmodo, technabob

Solar powered bikini catches the sun to get milk for gadgets

Ladies, if you’re gonna hit the bitch with intentions to soak up the sun, you might as well let the bikini take a piece of the action. Brooklyn-based designer Andrew Schneider has come up with a solar powered bikini that can generate enough power to charge up mp3 players and cellphones. The bikini does not store any energy, sending it all to connected gadgets via USB.

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What an astronomer’s camera sees [video]

Video description: “An intimate tour… in 1080p… of Earth’s most impressive landscapes… as captured by astronauts with their digital cameras. Dr. Justin Wilkinson from NASA’s astronaut team describes the special places that spacemen focus on whenever they get a moment.”

Via: LikeCool