Tech & Science Fans of the Fast and Furious franchise, take caution: Viewing film sequences of aggressive driving may promote similar unsafe driving habits, a researcher has found. In an analysis of the city of Edmonton’s driving infractions and speeding incidents, a University of Alberta doctorate student found that the number of infractions and miles per hour over the speed limit spiked immediately after the release of Furious 7, the 2015 installment of the long-running franchise. Dissertation author Deanna Singhal said movies such as Furious 7 can normalize dangerous driving and prompt viewers to imitate the actions they see portrayed on screen, especially when they’re performed by a “hero” character like Vin Diesel’s Dom, who is often rewarded for his risky driving. “The behaviors are performed with not a lot of negative consequences,” Singhal told Newsweek. “There are quite extensive crashes and people get out and … [Read more...] about Watching ‘Fast and Furious’ Films Could Promote Dangerous Driving, Study Claims
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YOU could be forgiven for thinking you've got double vision with these incredible photos. But don't worry what you're looking at is the stunning level of detail and accuracy developers can add to the latest video games. This graphics wizardry comes courtesy of Project CARS 2 - which you'll be able to get your hands on from September 22 on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. We've already had a sneak peek of the game and were blown away by its live weather simulation and on-track action. And while it's kitted out for virtual reality if you've got the cash, even for the regular gamer the HD graphics are something else. So we challenged the game designers to replicate some famous races and tracks including the Indy 500 and Le Mans 24 Hours in the game. Using Project CARS 2 powerful photo mode, the experts rose to the challenge - but can you tell the difference? Scroll down to see if you can work out what's real and what's fake. Indy 500: Start line Le Mans 24 Hours Indy 500: Famous banking The … [Read more...] about Project CARS 2: Can you tell if these famous racing photos are real life or video game replicas?
November 15, 2017 - Written By Nick Sutrich Family Game Night Redefined.For years, kids played with electric slot cars that simply went one direction when the trigger was pulled. Tracks had to be pieced together very specifically and did only one thing: go forward. These things were finicky though, and often times unreliable at best. Anki brought Overdrive to a new generation of kids not too long ago, and now they’re taking it to the next level with Fast and Furious branding and some serious new upgrades. Are these AI-driven cars really that much better than the old slot car game? Let’s take a look.Video ReviewWhat’s in the box Anki’s Fast and Furious edition of Overdrive includes some different things than the regular edition of Overdrive does, but it’s not just the cars that are special. Folks familiar with the Fast and Furious series of movies will be delighted to find Dom’s Ice Charger and Hobbs’ International MXT exclusively included in … [Read more...] about Anki Overdrive Fast And Furious Review
It's multilayered, mass mayhem. In Furious 7 there can be two fights, two chases, and a gun battle going on at the same time. The camera never stops moving, the editing is frenzied, something is always crashing, fists and bullets fly constantly, and Michelle Rodriguez has an amazing orthodontist. This isn't the best Fast & Furious movie, but it's the most lunatic—pure batcrap crazy. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below For good or ill, the Fast & Furious series is heading into its fifteenth year as the most dominant depiction of car-obsessed pop culture ever devised. There are plenty of cars in the new movie, but they're background players now. No more car-porn shots of polished cam covers, powder-coated nitrous bottles, and neon undercarriage lighting. In director James Wan's 7, if a car isn't doing something ludicrous—sometimes with Ludacris in it—there's no lingering over it. The Fast & Furious series is heading into its fifteenth year Keeping … [Read more...] about ‘Furious 7’ Review: Fifteen Years In, Faster Than Ever
The most expensive cars in the world are about so much more than transportation. These rolling art pieces encapsulate the priorities of the one percent, and in that universe, flamboyance and swagger take precedence over practicality and efficiency. Lifestyle criticisms aside, these are truly mind-boggling machines, and we’d like to count down our favorites for you here. For the sake of clarity, we’re categorizing recently made, road-legal production vehicles only — limited runs notwithstanding — and we’re leaving out classic cars sold at auction. We’re also limiting the list to one entrant per nameplate, so don’t expect 10 different iterations of the same Bugatti Veyron. And these aren’t necessarily the fastest cars in the world (though many of them are damn fast). So whether your name is Buffet, Gates, Bezos, or McDuck, these rides are for you — the most exorbitant people-carriers on the planet. They say money can’t buy … [Read more...] about At $1.6 million, the fastest car in the world is a downright bargain