Samsung’s folding smartphone is actually happening

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Via Tech Insider:

The foldable smartphone that Samsung’s been working on for the last few years could become a reality soon.

According to Korean news site ETNews, Samsung will apparently start mass producing the “smartlet” this year (as we call it) for a 2017 release.

What the heck is a smartlet? It’s a smartphone with a folding screen that can turn into a tablet when you unfold it.

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Samsung’s folding smartphone is actually happening

The Luxurious Lincoln Land Yacht

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Via The Verge:

Lincoln is focusing on “elegance and beauty” for the exterior, and “serenity and harmony” of the interior.

The look is about being imposing, protecting the family, and giving them a place to be safe. It’s also about giving everyone something to keep them occupied, or in communication with each other, while riding along.

Lincoln has built large screens for everyone (except the driver) to allow passengers to play games against each other in the car. The company said it could envision everyone’s screens connecting to different smartphones or tablets, or for one tablet to play a movie to everyone, for example. Or for each screen to have its own implementation of CarPlay.

There’s a clever intercom system to make it easier for folks in the third row to converse normally with people in the front. There’s even a video chat system that allows riders in the back to see the driver when they’re talking, which might be useful for nervous children who want to see Mom.

Who knows how much of this will make it to the final car, but Lincoln is certainly thinking of the future.

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The Luxurious Lincoln Land Yacht

Jaguar XKSS

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Via USAToday.com:

The British luxury car brand revealed Tuesday that it will build from scratch the nine units of the Jaguar XKSS that were destroyed in a 1957 factory fire, fulfilling a six-decade pledge to sell 25 converted versions of the D-Type racecar to the public.

The XKSS will be sold for more than 1 million British pounds apiece, or about $1.4 million, said Tim Hannig, director of Jaguar Land Rover’s classic division.

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Jaguar XKSS

Wasteland Express Delivery Service AKA Mad Max the Board Game

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Wasteland Express Delivery Service is the depraved brain child of mega designer Jon Gilmour (Dead of Winter), Matt Riddle (Fleet, Back to the Future) and Ben Pinchback (Fleet, Back to the Future), brought to technicolor life by award winning comic artist, Riccardo Burchielli (DMZ, Batman Black and White).

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Via BoardGameGeek.com:

In Wasteland Express Delivery Service, you take on the role of drivers inhabiting a post-apocalyptic wasteland riddled with outrageous, unhinged, and otherworldly characters set on unleashing mayhem at every turn.

To survive in this deranged universe, drivers must deliver food, water and guns between the handful of settlements pockmarked through the Wasteland. You must battle through insane raiders who occupy the void between cities, taking on missions from the three factions that have divided up the last of civilization to gain favor with them: the fascist New Republic Army which is hellbent on bringing the world to heel for its own good; the heretical Oracles of Ceres who have turned their attention to the worship of the land; and the technologically obsessed Archivists who cling to the old ways and the hope of restoring our lost civilization.

But what do you care? You’re here to get paid and live another day free. Outfit your truck, hire some insane riders to help fend off raiders, add some storage, and just keep truckin’.

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Wasteland Express Delivery Service AKA Mad Max the Board Game