Clocking in at 118.5 meters tall, the latest incarnation of the king of kaiju seen in Shin Godzilla is the largest version ever seen on screen—even coming in above legendary s monstrous take on Big G in 2014.But the very first Godzilla was less than half that size... and that wouldn t help him much in modern Japan.Shin Godzilla re-imagines Godzilla s first ever appearance as taking place in modern Japan, so it makes sense that he s deluxe-sized to tower over the modernized Tokyo that has grown significantly since the first Godzilla film released in 1954.In fact, if Godzilla hadn t grown from his 50-meter height, he d look a little bit silly attacking Tokyo, as this tweet from Fukublog explains:That s what the original Godzilla, superimposed in red, would be like in scale with Tokyo in 2016,.He s simply dwarfed by the skyscrapers around him.
Energy regulator Ofgem is finally done with two years of meetings and group emails on what to do about public fury aimed at the profits made by the energy suppliers, with one of its big ideas being the introduction of a price cap for PAYG meter users that it says will save the average user around £75 per year.That's according to Ofgem, which says this interim price cap will be in place by next April and is but the first in a series of changes designed to stop everyone getting furious whenever one of the "big six" power infrastructure companies announces its latest series of record profits and executive bonuses as old ladies shiver beneath blankets.The sad news is that it says around two-thirds of energy customers remain "disengaged" from the industry, meaning they don't bother checking their usage or switching suppliers to get better deals.To help them, Ofgem has asked for energy companies to create "more effective prompts" on their bills and letters to investigate deals and potentially switch suppliers, and will continue pushing its Be An Energy Shopper campaign to promote shopping around to shave pence off the kilowatt hours of the nation.Want more updates from Gizmodo UK?Make sure to check out our @GizmodoUK Twitter feed, and our Facebook page.
Energy regulator Ofgem is finally done with two years of meetings and group emails on what to do about public fury aimed at the profits made by the energy suppliers, with one of its big ideas being the introduction of a price cap for PAYG meter users that it says will save the average user around £75 per year.That's according to Ofgem, which says this interim price cap will be in place by next April and is but the first in a series of changes designed to stop everyone getting furious whenever one of the "big six" power infrastructure companies announces its latest series of record profits and executive bonuses as old ladies shiver beneath blankets.The sad news is that it says around two-thirds of energy customers remain "disengaged" from the industry, meaning they don't bother checking their usage or switching suppliers to get better deals.To help them, Ofgem has asked for energy companies to create "more effective prompts" on their bills and letters to investigate deals and potentially switch suppliers, and will continue pushing its Be An Energy Shopper campaign to promote shopping around to shave pence off the kilowatt hours of the nation.Want more updates from Gizmodo UK?Make sure to check out our @GizmodoUK Twitter feed, and our Facebook page.
Buses are cool, except for the fact that they re huge and take up way more space on the road than other vehicles.Wouldn t it be great if we could transport just as many people in something with a smaller footprint?That s exactly what China has done.It s currently testing a futuristic elevated bus that features a massive cabin for up to 300 passengers that rises well above the height of most other vehicles.Meanwhile, cars and motorcycles can pass under the cabin between the wheels which are nearly 7.8m apart.The 22 meter-long Transit Elevated Bus, aka the TEB-1, is powered by electricity and can travel at a top speed of roughly 40 mph.
If you live in a city, finding a place to fly your machine may prove even more challenging than your first-ever flight.So how does the idea of a purpose-built drone arena sound?A safe space where you can hone your skills and swap tips with other drone enthusiasts?For hobbyist and pro pilots in South Korea, such a place is about to become a reality.It s the work of drone giant DJI, which in a couple of weeks is opening its first-ever drone arena in a spot just south of Seoul.The 1400-square-meter facility features an adjustable LED-lit circuit for race training and screens offering pilots first-person views of their flying machine.
the Wrist movement becomes a lot of incorrectly interpreting a message to the device.Fitness measurement and exercise number in the address to the wrist devices are suitable, according to the expert very well, but the smaller movements, the activity meter can do the trick.FAQ-director of the institute of Tommi Vasankarin according to the wrist instrument will not be able to reliably distinguish between standing and sitting.Vasankarin according to the wrist-mounted meter can interpret hand movements walking and thus distort the result more demanding exercise than it actually is.– that is moving 2.5 hours a week, its out there go get.But I don't believe it, how many times a day to rise up and how much is standing or sitting.
Details about the functionalities of Samsung Gear S3 emergeSamsung's upcoming Gear S3 smartwatch will feature an altimeter, barometer, speedometer and integrated GPS, suggests the latest disclosure.These features are aimed at users with an active lifestyle.According to Sammobile, which claims to have obtained exclusive information about the functionalities, the altimeter in the S3 will measure altitude and provide users with the details on the display in meter/mile.It will also display an altitude graph with hour and altitude on the X-axis and Y-axis.With the S3 connected to the internet and location service being enabled, users would be able to calibrate the altimeter, just with a tap.
If you haven t seen the video, it shows Aikins stepping out of a plane at 25,000 feet and falling into a net—without using a parachute.Clearly there are some physics questions here.In both cases, you d have a final speed of about 150 mph.Although it s true that a ball dropped from 4 meters will hit the ground at twice the speed as a ball dropped from 1 meter, that only works if we can ignore the air resistance force.The shape of the object.The density of the air.
Details are slowly starting to leak out about the next smartwatch from Samsung, rumor has it that the device will be called the Gear S3 and it will be round like the version before.The new smartwatch is expected to launch in September at IFA 2016.Ahead of that launch, a new rumor claims to confirm some of the features that the S3 will offer.The Gear S3 will, according to the rumor, come with an altimeter, barometer, speedometer, and integrated GPS.Those features, if accurate, seem to clearly show that the watch will be made for an active lifestyle.The altimeter will be able to measure altitude and show it in meter/mile on the display.
Pokémon Go's latest update left players disgruntled after removing some of the game's key features, including the footprint tracker, and Niantic has finally explained why.Writing on its Facebook page, Niantic gave a few reasons for the recent changes, also explaining why it had requested third-party tracking tools be taken down.Niantic said the '3-step' display, which broke before being removed entirely, was "confusing" and did not meet the company's goals.In its beta phase, Go actually told you the precise meter distance away the Pokémon were.That system was changed in the full release, indicating a Pokémon's distance with the number of footprints beneath it.While we didn't think the footprint system was bad, it'll be interesting to see if Niantic finds something better.
The smart electricity meter ELIQ will help people keep track of their energy consumption. Last spring we reported on ELIQ in connection with the company's smart meters were picked up by the electronics giant Media Markt. The idea is to give homeowners a better eye on their electricity consumption through a sensor that turns on the electricity meter and a mobile app. Through data analysis, the company disclaims able to figure out what in the home that use electricity unnecessarily - like the hyped startups like Watty, Greenely and Ngenic. It is above all to follow the energy consumption but it can also be connected to control the indoor climate and security, says Hakan Ludvigson, co-founder and CEO of ELIQ. Since last winter, the company sold the product ELIQ integrated in the Asian smarthemsystemet Life Smart.
Usually, when you buy a Bluetooth speaker, choice only extends as far as picking which model you want — once you ve made your purchase, that s it.Enter Sonic Blocks, the product of a father-and-son team that takes a much more flexible approach to sound, and launching today on Indiegogo.As the name implies, the Sonic Blocks system is modular, allowing the customer to choose between different woofers, tweeters, and midrange drivers in addition to more cosmetic touches like lights.Sonic Blocks is a unique new modular approach to audio/music system design that allows users to quickly and easily swap or add individual speakers to meet their individual preferences and needs, Sonic Blocks co-founder and CEO Scott Wilker told Digital Trends.The virtually limitless expansion options and future-proof architecture of Sonic Blocks makes other music systems obsolete.Not only is Bluetooth connectivity supported, but Wi-Fi and DTS Play-Fi are as well, while wired connections are available in both analog and digital forms, with S/PDIF, TOSLINK, and USB connectors available.
Australia moves northward seven centimeters every year. Therefore, its coordinates are corrected. The country is moving north by about seven centimeters per year due to normal tectonic movements, therefore, that the Earth's continents move relative to each other. This means that the country moved 100 mil 15 million this year, says ABC Australia. While rotating clockwise country of 0.6 degrees per million years. Australia's coordinates are more than one and a half meter error, which can cause substantial problems for new technology based on GPS.
Virtual reality has never been kind to players who live in small apartments or dorm rooms, and while the PlayStation VR won t have you running around like an Olympic athlete, you re still going to need quite a bit of floor space to use it.In a small manual from PlayStation Asia spotted by Polygon today, a diagram shows off just how much room you re going to want to get the most out of the PlayStation VR.At least 3 meters nearly 10 feet are required between you ideally sitting in a chair and the PlayStation Camera peripheral, and you ll need almost one meter of space on either side of you.This equals a space of about 3 meters by 2 meters, total, or around 60 square feet of total space required.And that s the minimum — you d probably want to keep anything fragile another foot or two further away.Given that the average size of a master bedroom in a new house is only about 300 square feet, it s unlikely that you ll be able to use the PlayStation VR in a room of that size unless you have cleared a designated VR area in advance.
MELBOURNE, Australia—In volatile times for global commodities, one industry bedrock has remained constant: the army of truck drivers moving mineral-rich ore from deep pits and underground tunnels.BHP Billiton Ltd. BHP -0.64 % is trialing a technology with the potential to change that.At a sprawling port in Australia s remote Pilbara region, a 200-meter-long 656 feet motorized conveyor belt moves more than 10,000 metric tons of iron ore hourly through a stockyard to cargo ships headed for China and Japan.An initial wave of cost-cutting focused on laying off workers, closing unprofitable mines in countries from Australia to Canada and cutting spending on searching for new mineral deposits.While mining companies have long used conveyor belts at their sites, they have often been limited in what they can do.She is eager to use the technology at the Escondida copper mine in Chile, where there is a pit deeper than the One World Trade Center in lower Manhattan is tall, and the Jansen potash project in Canada, where BHP is spending billions of dollars to dig shafts half a mile into the Earth s crust.
Budget session risen above discussion of transaction tax could fall momentarily slow the housing market. Helsinki metropolitan area, the average price per square meter of old condominium in April-June amounted to EUR 3 635, 1 709 elsewhere in the country. Small and medium-region, the price is the highest of the 2010s, the rest of the country the beginning of the 2014 level. For example, the average price per square meter in Helsinki 4 071 € was the beginning of the summer the highest since the financial crisis, as well as 2 in Tampere and Turku 408 € 2 010 €. In the background, however, is upbeat developments early in the year and very strong in April. Now, even outside the small region prices have recovered.
This handy meter gives fast and reliable readings of your oxygen level, pulse rate, and perfusion index, wirelessly on your smartphone or tablet.Using the iHealth app, easily record and save your data to the secure, HIPPA compliant iHealth cloud for meaningful results you can track over time for yourself or a caregiver.This iHealth monitor typically lists for $69.95, but is currently discounted 22% to $54.33.See the discounted item now on Amazon.
This handy meter gives fast and reliable readings of your oxygen level, pulse rate, and perfusion index, wirelessly on your smartphone or tablet.Using the iHealth app, easily record and save your data to the secure, HIPPA compliant iHealth cloud for meaningful results you can track over time for yourself or a caregiver.This iHealth monitor typically lists for $69.95, but is currently discounted 22% to $54.33.See the discounted item now on Amazon.
In Cambridge in the U.K., a company called PiBorg is hosting the world s first autonomous car racing international grand prix.But before safety-minded folk get too worried, let us explain: The cars in question are basically toy robots racing around a colorful 20-meter track.Bearing the Formula 1-inspired Formula Pi name, they re powered with the help of a Raspberry Pi and the ingenuity of coders from around the world.Google s self-driving car has $150,000 worth of computers and sensors in it, PiBorg creator Timothy Freeburn, an engineer with a background working for companies including McLaren Automotive, tells Digital Trends.For 35 pounds the aforementioned $46 U.S. , you can sign up as a contestant and receive a customizable lid that you can decorate.Your other job is to write the code that will help your car race around the track as quickly as possible, without colliding with other cars.
Pokémon Go is a phenomenally popular mobile game about going outside and catching digital monsters in the real world, but some glitches and bugs have made it needlessly difficult.Thankfully, plenty of other people are stepping in to fix things themselves.Developer Niantic s Google Maps-powered monster-catching game includes a Nearby feature that should tell you how far away one of the virtual critters are from your physical location, but it isn t working which is different than the oft-offline servers .When it was functioning, this proximity meter would show you close Pokémon and between zero and three footprints to indicate how close or far away they are.For the last week, every Pokémon always has had the maximum of three footprints no matter the distance between you and their location.This has led to mobile apps like PokeDetector, websites like PokeHuntr, and Twitter accounts like UltimatePokeTrackers popping up to help out desperate trainers who are spending their time with the top-grossing app in the $36.9 billion mobile-gaming market.UltimatePokeTrackers on Twitter is like a news-alert system.Right now, it is only working in New York City, and it will tweet whenever a relatively rare monster pops up somewhere in the five boroughs.
History was made earlier today when the first manned round-the-world flight powered entirely by solar energy was completed.The solar-powered circumnavigation kicked off in Abu Dhabi back in March 2015, and the journey was originally supposed to finish around five months later in August.But a combination of weather and technical faults led to significant delays, and the Solar Impulse 2 aircraft spent most of last winter in a Hawaiian hangar.The 40,000km flight was shared between André Borschberg and record-breaking hot air ballooner Bertrand Piccard, who alternated the 17 legs of the journey between them.The longest stint in the air took place between Japan and Hawaii, which, at 4,000 miles, also beat the record for the longest uninterrupted solar-powered flight.The final leg of the journey kicked off in Cairo on July 24, and the aircraft touched down in Abu Dhabi 48 hours and 37 minutes later.The plane has spent a total of 23 days in the air to reach its goal.It s been six years since the first manned solar plane was unveiled to the world, with the first flight taking place shortly after.The Solar Impulse s journey has been fraught with delays since its inception, however, given that its first round-the-world attempt was originally scheduled to take place by 2012.The aircraft managed some smaller-scale jaunts over the years of testing, including a San Francisco to New York trip back in 2013 that took two months and a handful of stopovers to complete.The plane sports a 72-meter wingspan — wider than a Boeing 747 jumbo jet — this width allows for the 17,000 solar cells that power the lithium-ion batteries for nighttime flying on the Solar Impulse 2.The journey may have taken significantly longer than planned, but it has been a colossal achievement, one that will go down in the aviation history books.But more than that, the flight shows the potential of renewable energy.
It did not go quite as planned for the Danes grandiose space dreams. The unmanned rocket Nexo 1 was postponed at the weekend - but it did not take long before it crashed. The non-profit project space Copenhagen Suborbitals plan has eight years has been to postpone a rocket 100 kilometers above the Earth's atmosphere with a man aboard. The rocket, called Spica, will be 15 meters high and about a meter in diameter. The first milestone would be to postpone two smaller test rockets. The first, barely six meters high Nexo 1, was supposed to rise six kilometers.
Porsche's luxurious, sporting saloon had the same sort of Marmite effect on its audience as the bulbous Cayenne SUV: you either loved it or wanted to pelt it with rotten eggs.Fortunately for the German manufacturer, it was largely excellent in all other departments.Both the 3.6-litre V6 petrol and 3.0-litre V6 diesel engines offered blistering performance, the S E-Hybrid managed to pound the motorways and cleverly creep around town on electricity alone, while the potent GTS could sprint from 0-62mph in 4.4 seconds.Not bad for a 5-meter-long luxury barge, eh?While the 2017 model is no Da Vinci painting, it's a damn sight more appealing than previous offerings.Designers have scrapped the awkward rear of old and replaced it with a shapely bumper and wrap-around light cluster that's heavily influenced by the new 911.
Despite the inner-DNC turmoil of the past few days, the Democratic National Convention opens in Philadelphia on Monday and the Hillary Clinton campaign is moving full-steam ahead, including the launch of a new app that takes its cues from social-based games.The app is currently iOS-only and just launched on Sunday in the App Store.Called simply "Hillary 2016," the app allows users to sign in using Facebook or an email address and, in a move that's also skippable, use phone numbers to connect with friends.Each user is given a new "campaign HQ" that's a "little bare" once starting but there are fun challenges depending on your view of fun that help you build credits stars that you can use to buy things in the virtual shop for your HQ, or real swag, including a Hillary Clinton autograph.As you complete each challenge, including quizzes like "Trump or False," a completed challenge meter, not unlike the one used by Fitbit, fills up.And you also have to water a plant.
In recent years, it s become a popular in spas and sports centers to soothe aching muscles, improve arthritic symptoms, slow aging, and even help you lose weight.Your bullshit meter might be going off by now, and rightfully so.To be fair, if you ve ever applied an ice pack to any part of your body to soothe pain or swelling, you used a form of cryotherapy.The more extreme form of this is called partial-body cryotherapy though in the US, we call it whole-body cryotherapy, or WBC , which involves you sitting or standing in an individual-sized chamber, with your head outside and wearing minimal clothing.The treatment typically lasts between two to four minutes.WBC with cold air is supposedly more bearable than an ice bath.
In the autumn of 2014 introduced the American Corning its protective glass Gorilla Glass fourth It sits across the screens in a wide range of popular smartphones, and only now is the time for the sequel Gorilla Glass fifth According Corning Gorilla Glass can handle 5 unscathed from the 80% of cases from 1.6 meters down against a hard surface. Even predecessor's specialty was right to handle cases. The difference is that Gorilla Glass 4 survive 80% of cases from only one meter height, versus 1.6 m for the sequel. Corning is stingy with other details.
Corning's Gorilla Glass is the display cover of choice for many smartphones, tablets, and convertibles.Gorilla Glass 4 has been with us for nearly two years now, but it's time for it to move aside for the latest version: Gorilla Glass 5.Gorilla Glass is great at resisting scratches, but it's prone to shattering when dropped.With Gorilla Glass 5, Corning claims the glass is now able to survive more drops than ever.The official claim is that the new stuff survives "1.6-meter, shoulder-height drops onto hard, rough surfaces up to 80% of the time."Corning claims this is "up to 4X better in drop failure height than competitive glasses" but we're struggling to name a single competitive glass.
Phone screens are expensive and a pain to replace but you may not have to worry about busting your screen soon.Corning, the folks behind Gorilla Glass, will soon be releasing the fifth iteration of its phone-focused glass.Corning claims Gorilla Glass 5 will survive a 1.6 meter 5.25 feet drop onto a rough surface, like concrete, 80% of the time.However, Corning's tests were conducted in a lab where phones were dropped face down.It'll be interesting to see how well Gorilla Glass 5 holds up to corner drops."With many real-world drops occurring from between waist and shoulder height, we knew improving drop performance would be an important and necessary advancement," said Gorilla Glass vice president and general manager John Bayne.
It s an unfortunate irony that the device we now rely on so heavily is also so incredibly fragile.Your smartphone s big, beautiful touchscreen is an accident waiting to happen, but Corning continues its magnanimous to improve the survival rate of your hardware, and its latest creation, Gorilla Glass 5, should help your phone survive even nastier tumbles.Gorilla Glass 4, revealed back in 2014, boasted an 80 percent survival rate for devices dropped from a height of one meter, or just shy of 40-inches.That was roughly the equivalent of having your smartphone or tablet slip out of your hands at waist level.For Gorilla Glass 5, Corning has managed to improve the recipe it uses for its aluminosilicate glass—a closely guarded trade secret—so that 80 percent of the time your device will now survive a fall from as high as 1.6 meters, or almost 63-inches.That s comparable to the height your phone is at when you re holding your phone in front of your face, which is much more of the time.
Your smartphone s glass is about to get a whole lot stronger.Corning today unveiled the fifth generation of its Gorilla Glass, which it touts as being able to survive 1.6 meter 5.25 feet drops as much as 80 percent of the time.Gorilla Glass is known for its strength, and is used by a huge range of phone manufacturers — in fact, according to Corning, Gorilla Glass is or has been used by all major device manufacturers at some point, even if they don t disclose it.Perhaps what sets Gorilla Glass 5 apart from previous versions of the glass is that it was tested to be able to survive everyday drops — while Gorilla Glass 4 was tested for 1 meter 3.3 feet drops, Corning found that most phones are actually dropped from a little higher than that.That s why it wanted to develop a glass that could handle 1.6 meter drops — so that if you drop your device while walking around and texting, it s still going to be able to survive the drop.In fact, according to Corning, two thirds of drops happen from waist height or even higher, making it important that the glass on the device is able to withstand such drops.
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