How to stream New Year’s Eve 2019 countdowns

If you'd rather stream New Year's Eve celebrations in North America than venture outside, you'll have plenty of options... including a novelty or two. The most notable example comes from Times Square itself, which will show the New York City ball dro...

Beijing uses face-detecting smart locks to curb public housing abuses

China's ever-growing reliance on facial recognition is spreading to public housing. Beijing is ramping up the use of face-detecting smart locks in public housing projects to bolster security for tenants (such as denying access to strangers) and crac...

Nokia’s five-camera phone will include an in-screen fingerprint reader

Thanks to some leaks, Nokia's five-camera smartphone is no longer a mystery -- and it might just be one of the more intriguing handsets of 2019. Well-known leaker Evan Blass and MySmartPrice have posted stills and videos of the Android One phone, no...

Our favorite games of 2018

It didn't take long for us to declare 2017 a pretty great year for games, with a spectacular roster that included Super Mario Odyssey, Wolfenstein: The New Colossus and Assassin's Creed Origins. In our roundup last December we also listed what we wer...

LEGO Technic Corvette ZR-1 Doubles as a Hot Rod

We like our LEGO around these parts. Usually, when we are talking about a LEGO Technic car kit, we are talking about an insanely complex and expensive bag of parts. The $350, 3599-piece Bugatti Veyron kit is an excellent example of how extravagant LEGO car kits can be.

Good news for LEGO car fans who don’t have the budget or time for Bugattis. The LEGO Technic kit 42093 is of an American supercar, the Corvette ZR-1, and like the real deal, it’s a fraction of the cost and complexity of a Veyron. Priced at just $49.99, this 579-piece kit is much cheaper and is easier to build.

The car has lots of neat details, including a big wing out back, quad exhaust pipes, black-spoked rims, a working steering wheel, and a V8 engine with pistons that move. The finished model measures 3″ high, 4″ wide, and 11″ long.

The ZR-1 kit also comes with a set of instructions that allow you to build a classic Hot Rod with the same parts. Best of all, it’s available right now from the LEGO Shop.

[via The Drive]

Gingerbread Alien Xenomorph: Terror for Your Tummy

I’m torn. I could take several bites out of this awesome gingerbread xenomorph, but if I do, it’s gonna take some bites out of me. On one hand, it looks delicious, but on the other, it is terrifying. I know that in space no one can hear you scream, but I’m not in space, so everyone is going to hear me scream. Whatever. I’m going in. Wish me luck.

This lovely but nightmarish beast was created by Norwegian artist Caroline Eriksson. The gingerbread sculpture was built over an iron structure and held together with sugar syrup. Caroline bakes the gingerbread, then sculpts it over curved surfaces while warm to get the proper shape for each piece. The finished product is not only a work of art but also edible. In fact, it will retain its shape for months if everyone is too terrified to touch it.

The end result is pretty awesome. I love all of the detail she put into this work of art. She might as well have sculpted a facehugger though, because it’s gonna meet my face as I attack that sweet gingerbread like a crazy person. Unfortunately, it’ll probably burst out of my chest after that.

[via Reddit via Neatorama]