The Nerf Hyperfire is the fastest Nerf gun yet, at least according to Hasbro. And at $50, it better be. It’s a motorized Nerf assault rifle, similar to the Stampede and Rapidstrike. It uses a flywheel, so you need to spin it up by holding the secondary trigger for a few seconds, but after that just hold down the trigger and it will keep firing until the magazine is empty (and it comes with a 25-round drum magazine).Hasbro says the Hyperfire can launch 25 darts in five seconds, or five darts a second. We decided to put that to the test with science and video technology. We used a GoPro Hero5 Black to film the Hyperfire at 240 frames per second (recorded in 720p, with some graininess because we shot it indoors using a narrow field of view mode to support the high-speed recording) to find out just how fast the Hyperfire can fire. We also slowed the footage down to 1/8th speed, because it looks cool seeing every dart fly out of the gun in slow motion at 30 frames per second.The verdict? Yeah, it emptied its magazine in 00:05:15. That’s close enough to five seconds to count in our book. This Nerf gun is a beast. Of course, it’s a beast that uses six D batteries and weighs 3.5 pounds unloaded. But yes, this is the new fastest Nerf gun yet, and it’s tiny compared to the tripod-mounted beasts Hasbro has put out in the past, like the double-barreled Rhinofire and the belt-fed Vulcan (which remains a personal favorite, because it’s a freaking belt-fed Nerf gun on a tripod).Hasbro might have reached peak Nerf speed at this point since there’s only so much force you can put behind a foam dart before it just explodes. That’s probably why Hasbro’s next line of guns emphasizes accuracy over speed. And we’ll check out those in their final versions this spring when the Accustrike Alphahawk, Falconfire, Focusfire, and sharpstrike come out.
Stay on target British Airways Tests VR Entertainment on Select First-Class FlightsGeek Pick: HP Reverb Is Clear-Eyed Virtual Reality Today may be a rough for some of us out there, but this story is something that should put a smile on your face. Someone has recreated the classic Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 in Unreal Engine 4. That alone would be enough, but to sweeten the deal, this person has posted of video of the game being played on the HTC Vive.The person responsible for this is Ádám Horváth. He is an Unreal Engine developer who is known for creating a virtual mirror for trying on clothes. He has recreated only a tiny slice of Red Alert 2 in UE4, but even this small taste is enough to impress those of us who played this game back in the day.Of course, the real highlight of this video is that Red Alert 2 is being played on an HTC Vive. Real Time Strategy Games seem like a natural fit for VR, and this video proves why. Horváth uses the Vive controllers to control what he does in the game. One hand controls units on the battlefield, and the other holds an in-game tablet that can be pointed at to construct troops and buildings.Modern virtual reality gaming is still in its infancy but videos like this help to show the potential the medium has beyond fancy tech demos. Seeing a tried and true gaming genre work so well in VR should give proponents of the technology hope that it won’t be just another quickly forgotten fad. Let’s hope that developers look at this video and begin to get ideas about how to bring compelling RTS experiences to VR in the future.
‘NBA 2K20’ Reveals Star-Studded Story ModeNBA’s App-Controlled ‘Smart Jersey’ Can Change Your Player Name and Number Stay on target The National Basketball Association and Take-Two Interactive have partnered to create an official NBA 2K eSports League. This will be the first organized video game league that is operated by a professional U.S. sports league.The NBA 2K eLeague will premiere in the 2018 season. Each of the virtual teams will be run by their real-world counterparts. The plan is to eventually have all 30 NBA teams involved. Each team will recruit eSports players to fill their rosters.The virtual league will mimic the real one as much as possible. Every season will start with a player combine, a draft, and then a shortened scheduled of regular-season games and playoffs. Each NBA team will have its own five-player digital team for the season. At the moment, it isn’t known if teams will be able to trade (eSports) players or have a virtual bench for reserve players.In an official statement, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said: “We believe we have a unique opportunity to develop something truly special for our fans and the young and growing eSports community.”For all intents and purposes, the NBA 2K eLeague will be run like a professional sports league. This means that players will be salaried and get bonus team prizes for regular and postseason wins. Each player will have digital versions of themselves, so don’t expect to see avatars of real-world NBA players. Currently, Take-Two and the NBA are hashing out plans for broadcasting games either online or on television.Given how the sudden rise of eSports in North America, this news isn’t the least bit surprising. You may recall that ESPN2 showed the EVO finals on TV last year. Since the NBA is so massive, this venture could propel eSports to a whole new level of popularity. Don’t be surprised when the NFL or other sports leagues eventually have their own eSports leagues.
Battle Team Rocket in New ‘Pokemon Go’ Update‘Pokemon Sleep’ Puts Pocket Monsters in Your Dreams Within a month of its launch in July 2016, Pokemon Go became a worldwide sensation, praised for promoting physical activity and boosting local business.But the augmented reality game also came with unintended consequences.A new study (sinisterly titled “Death by Pokemon Go”) suggests the popular mobile title is partially to blame for an increase in traffic accidents and fatalities.Two Purdue University economists analyzed thousands of police reports for Tippecanoe County, Ind., during the game’s first 148 days in operation.Krannert School of Management professors Mara Faccio and John McConnell found that folks playing Pokemon Go while driving cost the district somewhere between $5.2 million and $25.5 million.“The great majority of this total is the value of lives lost,” the paper said.Scale up those estimates to nationwide levels, and you’re looking at a $2 billion to $7.3 billion cost across the whole of the US.Faccio and McConnell focused specifically on PokeStops—physical locations (often near public roadways) where users can digitally collect in-game items.And while Pokemon Go is designed to get players off their butts and onto their feet, some lazy folks will inevitably ride to the nearest point of interest. Think of it as drive-thru gaming. Which, in theory, is acceptable. Until you try to pick up Poke Balls from behind the wheel of a moving car.“We find a significant increase in crashes near PokeStops from before to after July 6, 2016,” according to the report, which tipped 134 Pokemon Go-related crashes—a 47 percent increase in total countywide collisions over five months.In response to concerns about gaming-while-driving, developer Niantic added high-speed restrictions (a pop-up message saying “You’re going too fast! Pokemon Go should not be played while driving”). But the update was not rolled out universally, leaving many areas susceptible to related accidents.“On an even sadder note,” the study said, “our analyses indicate that the county would have experienced two fewer traffic fatalities had Pokemon Go not been introduced.”Find out more in the 49-page “Death by Pokemon Go” paper, available to read online. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target
‘One Punch Man’ Get A Video Game, Probably Has More Punches‘Cannon Busters’ Is The Black Anime We’ve Been Waiting… Stay on target Superheroes are always a hot commodity, and you can barely throw a stone without hitting some news about an upcoming Marvel movie or a DC comic in the works. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that one of the most popular anime series of the season (and every season since it’s launch), My Hero Academia, should feature a nod to one of the most famous heroes of all: Iron Man.The latest episode of My Hero Academia is all about one specific character: Mei Hatsume. Hatsume’s inventions range from the oblique to the awesome, but there was one in particular that shocked and awed audiences as Izuku was treated to a gallery of different suits. One of them, in particular, had a very Iron Man-esque look to it, so much so that it looked as though it was ripped straight from Iron Man 2. But that’s not all.When Izuku put the suit on, Hatsume assured him the suit would be enough to help reinforce his strength, but the suit instead just twisted the poor hero all the way around, just like Iron Man 2’s scene. Izuku looked just as confused and terrified as the poor tester did in the movie with Justin Hammer, and it’s obvious this scene was peppered in on purpose — someone on the My Hero Academia crew really loves Iron Man and comics, that much is obvious!My Hero Academia is currently in its third season, and continues to follow young Izuku Midoriya, who was born without the superpowered ability everyone else in the world seems to have: a Quirk. After he makes it his mission to become a superhero without a Quirk, he’s enlisted by the world’s most amazing hero: All Might.From there, he learns that being a hero is about far more than just what you can do with your powers. If you’re a comic fan, you might want to give it a try, especially considering the things it has in common with western superhero titles. Who knows? Future episodes may very well be teeming with more Easter eggs. We’ll make sure to share them with you if we end up seeing any more.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
Lyra Is a Handheld Gaming System Powered by a Raspberry PiRaspberry Pi Used to Steal 500 MB of NASA Data Stay on target The hot new way to prepare your kids (or yourself) for the future is education in technology. That could be taking a class to learn how to code. That could be using Nintendo Labo or Lego Mindstorms toys to learn the philosophy of making something yourself. Or that could be straight-up building and programming a PC with a Raspberry Pi.There are lots of models of Raspberry Pi, each offering their own take on the cheap, tiny, and intuitive single-board computer concept. Depending on how much complexity you want, and how much you’re willing to pay, there’s a different version for you. But one of the best recent all-around models is the Raspberry Pi Model A+ ($30). Like its cousins, the Raspberry Pi Model A+ is all about encouraging users to build their own little PCs and learn more about the PC building process. You can use it to make whatever smart device you want as long as the ARM processor (64-bit 1.4GHz quad-core Broadcom BCM2837B0) can handle it, from karaoke machines to Etch-A-Sketches. The 40-pin GPIO headers lets you attach all sorts of sensors and motors to this brain.The Model A+ only has one USB port and no Ethernet port, a step down from pricier versions, but it does have an HDMI port, headphone jack, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and microSD card slot for installing the operating system. The limited 256MB or 512MB memory and lack of overclocking means you’ll want to stick with the modest Raspbian Linux OS for a smooth experience.But again comparing the Model A+, or any Raspberry Pi, to a typical computer is totally missing the point. The real value of this device is how it affordably opens the door for creative and experimental technological engineering anyone can enjoy and learn from.For more on the Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ check out the extensive review on our sister site PCMag.com. And for other Raspberry Pi products check out these starter kits.More on Geek.com:Geek Pick: Amazon Echo Wall Clock Tells Time With TechGeek Pick: Amazon Fire TV Stick With Alexa Voice Remote Geek Pick: Casper Glow Is a High-Tech ‘Night Light’ With Soothing Vibes
A three-year-old girl decided to take her birthday party theme to the next level with some frightening inspiration from The Nun, a popular 2018 horror film within The Conjuring movie universe, and the internet can’t handle it.In Monterrey, Mexico, three-year-old Lucia was the little starlet of her The Nun-themed birthday party, which included a piñata designed to resemble the Nun, a horror-themed cake, and Lucia dressing up like the demonic character from head-to-toe, Fox 11 News reported. Andrea Villarreal, Lucia’s cousin who attended the spooky celebration, shared some epic pictures on Twitter and they’ve received more than 500,000 likes so far.So it was my cousins 3rd birthday and instead of having a normal theme she chose this pic.twitter.com/U3FYpeGKTM— ANDREA (@dreeaaxo_) June 5, 2019Apparently, Lucia’s friends joined in on the fun as well and participated in some morbid face painting.And if anyone was wondering yes her friends also participated in the theme pic.twitter.com/DDBnU2Qfmg— ANDREA (@dreeaaxo_) June 5, 2019“Her parents did not question it at all, they were very supportive on her wanting this theme, especially because Lucia was very persistent,” Villarreal told My San Antonio in an interview. “They had to go out of their way to make the pinata and cake special for the occasion because as you can imagine, you those aren’t popular requests.”Following Villarreal ‘s post, Lucia received numerous celebrity shoutouts on Twitter, including some words of praise from Us director Jordan Peele and Bonnie Aarons, the star who plays the Nun in the horror flick.Does she have a Godfather? https://t.co/70rUk0Lgiy— Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) June 5, 2019 Happy Birthday Lucia!!! HAPPY EVERY DAY!!♥♥♥— Bonnie Aarons (@bonnieaarons1) June 6, 2019Other members of the Twitter community also thought Lucia was incredibly cute for her unconventional birthday party idea.I will never be as cool as Lucìa the 3 year old that had The Nun themed birthday party pic.twitter.com/kSvwMIfk4Z— Ronnie Lauth (@RonnieLauth) June 6, 2019 Props to the parents for allowing this little one to be HAPPY on her birthday! I love everything about this! https://t.co/lhzfarDLf2— Autumn (@autumnduris) June 6, 2019 Stay on target So it was my cousins 3rd birthday and instead of having a normal theme she chose this pic.twitter.com/U3FYpeGKTM— ANDREA (@dreeaaxo_) June 5, 2019 This better be my future child or I’ll be super upset. https://t.co/xGXEzOFzX6— Joanna (@greekgirl241) June 7, 2019 I did this in her honor pic.twitter.com/W7lSwy8jdv— Victor-Hugo Borges (@victorhvgo) June 5, 2019More on Geek.com:Watch: Harry Potter Fans Freak Out Over ‘Dobby Creature’ in Eerie VideoFreaky Human Flesh-Inspired Coin Purse Goes Viral on TwitterCute Cat From ‘Pet Sematary’ Mysteriously Dies After Film’s Debut PewDiePie Pulls $50,000 Pledge to Anti-Hate Group After Fan BacklashPolice Arrest Dutch YouTubers for Trespassing Area 51 Site
Lindsay Lohan WhatsApp O. T. Fagbenle Vin Diesel Now Playing Up Next Courtesy of WWE.com:The Rock cements his Hollywood legacyFresh off his role in one of the year’s hottest movies — “Furious 7” — The Rock is gearing up for the release of his next blockbuster, “San Andreas.” However, before The People’s Champ lays the smackdown on the box office yet again, his status as a globally recognized movie star has been cemented with one of Hollywood’s highest honors.The Great One participated in a hand and foot cementing ceremony outside Hollywood Boulevard’s legendary TCL Chinese Theatre — an honor only matched by receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.The Rock joins a number of Hollywood luminaries who have had their hands and feet cemented, including Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Tom Cruise, Samuel L. Jackson and WWE Hall of Famer Arnold Schwarzenegger.WWE extends our sincerest congratulations to The Rock on his latest accomplishment!Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipThese Actors Really Refused To Work With Each OtherVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:58/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 50.69%0:02Remaining Time -1:56 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Dwayne Johnson: Tribut an Paul Walker Facebook Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Videos Articles Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Twitter Leon “Vader” White’s autobiography “Vader Time: The Story of a Modern Day Gladiator” is out now These Actors Really Refused To Work With Each Other Dwayne Johnson pens touching post on Paul Walker’s birthday SPOILERS: 5/3 and 5/4 Impact TV taping results from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Google+ Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia announce a new type of convention Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Dwayne Johnson shares rare tribute to late pal Paul Walker WWE star gets engaged, Toni Storm announced for Stardom shows in May
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