The world’s longest racetrack is unfolding in the Las Vegas desert, jetpacks included


Multimillionaire entrepreneur John Morris is building a racer's dream community in the desert outside Las Vegas, including a racetrack that could eclipse German's famous Nürburgring Grand Prix raceway.

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New Toyota Mirai billboards in California help clear the air

These new eco-billboard in California feature the Toyota Mirai fuel cell electric vehicle and help clean the air and smog around them using something like a catalytic convertor. 37 billboards will be deployed in Los Angeles and San Francisco from April 3 to May 28. The post New Toyota Mirai billboards in California help clear the air appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Five shows and movies to stream this week: ‘Crashing,’ ‘Gimme Danger,’ and more

How are you going to get through this week? By following our guide to the finest films and TV shows streaming now, of course. On the list this week: 'Crashing,' 'Gimme Danger,' and more. The post Five shows and movies to stream this week: ‘Crashing,’ ‘Gimme Danger,’ and more appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Gay Activists Claim Gucci’s Ugly Mary Jane Shoes are ‘Cultural Appropriation’

The brand is under fire because their shoe design borrows from the '80s Queercore scene.
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Cell phones in Amazon trees alert rangers to illegal logging and record wildlife

By stashing solar-powered cell phones in jungle canopies, renown physicist and engineer Topher White leads the charge against illegal rainforest logging — and other potential dangers — in the Amazon. The post Cell phones in Amazon trees alert rangers to illegal logging and record wildlife appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Carrie Fisher's memorial featured R2-D2 and James Blunt, of course

It was a show, not a memorial. That's how Todd Fisher described the public service he organized for his sister Carrie Fisher and mom Debbie Reynolds in Los Angeles on Saturday.  SEE ALSO: Here's what it's like waiting in line with fans at Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds' memorial Held at the Forest Lawn Cemetery, the event drew more than 1,200 friends and fans, or "extended family," as Fisher put it. Those who couldn't attend were able to watch online or follow along from a screen outside. The event, held three months after Fisher and Reynolds' deaths and two months after their actual burial, was designed as a celebration rather than a somber memorial. Read more...More about Fans, James Blunt, R2 D2, Singin In The Rain, and Star Wars
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Cut the cord: Three easy ways to add Bluetooth to your car

The best way to make an old car feel young again is to upgrade its technology. Here's how to add Bluetooth in three easy ways: independent kits, vehicle adapters, and aftermarket head units. The post Cut the cord: Three easy ways to add Bluetooth to your car appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Self-cleaning gym bags and coffee table Pong

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You can't technically buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk! The post Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Self-cleaning gym bags and coffee table Pong appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Blu, MED & Madlib Release a New Track "The Turn-Up"

It's been two years since the release of "Bad Neighbor," the free flowing second collaborative album from producer Madlib and rappers Blu and MED. Fans will remember, the three share an amazing chemistry where Madlib's funky instrumentals wave fluidly between Blu's and MED's versus of personal stories and seemingly unconnected ideas. The three get together once again on a new track called "The Turn-Up" which fans are speculating is either a leftover from the last album, or hint of perhaps a follow-up album to come. Take a listen below, as the song opens with a hard-hitting movie sample and features a guest verse from Oh No.Click here to view full gallery at
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Lyft will let you round up the cost of your ride and donate the rest to charity

Lyft is building on its good PR streak with a new way to donate to charity.  Riders who #DeletedUber or just really like Lyft will be able to round up the cost of their ride to the nearest dollar and donate the rest to charity. SEE ALSO: Meet Roadie, the Ludacris-backed Uber for rideshare-transporting your stuff Lyft users can't choose exactly which charity, but they do get the option to look through causes including the environment, veterans and LGBTQ equality.  To start donating, you have to opt into Round Up & Donate in the app's settings. Then every ride will be rounded up, with the change distributed across good causes. You can always opt out, but donating is not decided per ride.   Read more...More about Ride Hailing Apps, Lyft, and Business
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This Synthetic Silent Desert Installation at the Guggenheim Offers a Place for Solace

The Guggenheim has a profound legacy of introducing immersive and sometimes controversial installations to the public, including last year's usable 18K gold toilet by Maurizio Cattelan titled "America." The highly talked about piece will be followed by a dramatically different installation, formerly called "PSAD Synthetic Desert III" by its creator Doug Wheeler. Inspired by the Arizona Desert where the artist has spent much time, the experience invites its audience to sit on a viewing platform amongst rows of sound-dampening pyramids. The space offers a blanketing serenity as the room appears infinite without edges, washed in soft lighting. Though the piece is only making it's debut now, Wheeler conceived the idea for the silent desert nearly 50 years ago at the height of the California Light and Space Movement -- a period where other such artists like James Turell found their niche. Wheeler's piece opened just yesterday and will run until August 2 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.Click here to view full gallery at
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Check out the Latest Posters for 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'

We recently received a series of new posters for Spider-Man: Homecoming, displaying the web-slinger in close proximity to the Avengers Tower. After appearing in the last Avengers film, the stand-alone Spider-Man film directed by Jon Watts and starring Tom Holland as Peter Parker is starting to gear up for its release July 7. The posters are accompanied by the taglines "Straight A superhero" and "Homework can wait. The city can’t,"  expressing Sony Pictures' new direction that plays up Peter's young age and responsibilities as a teen. Additionally, read about the recently announced feature film that will be centered around Spider-Man's nemesis Venom.Click here to view full gallery at
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10 things named after Sir David Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough is accruing quite a substantial collection of things named after him. This week our favourite documentarian was the inspiration for the name of a 430 million year old fossil.  And there's an an abundance of other species and objects, including a boat, that carry the Attenborough name.  SEE ALSO: Watch Kids Narrate 'Planet Earth' Here are ten of the best namesakes, starting with that fossil:   1Cascolus Ravitis  Cascolus ravitis is the name of the 430 million year old fossil of a one centimeter long crustacean that was found preserved in volcanic rock. The first name of the new species is the Latin translation for Attenborough. Read more...More about Fossils, Planet Blue, Planet Earth Ii, Planet Earth, and Nature
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John Geiger Unveils a Python Suede Iteration of His 001 Shoe

Sneaker customizer and now designer John Geiger recently unveiled a suede python iteration of his 001 shoe model. Geiger's second release from his new collection, the Python Suede 001 shoe utilizes a premium python print cut into suede which highlights the model's sleek silhouette while offering both luxury and streetwear aesthetics. The Python Suede 001 shoe is set for a 2017 summer release and head over to John Geiger's website for more information. For more from John Geiger, take a look at the making of the 001 shoe.Click here to view full gallery at
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Travis Scott Plays Surprise Show at Nike Air Pop-Up Shop on La Brea Ave Tonight

In celebration of Nike's biggest day of the year, Air Max Day, the brand has been launching pop-up shops all over including La Brea Ave in Los Angeles. The event which commemorates the past, present and future of the iconic Air Max sneaker opened today allowing fans to pick up some of the most anticipated releases of the year. In addition to that, some lucky fans will caught a surprise performance from Travis Scott, which he announced on his twitter only an hour ago. Check out the photo below capturing the opening of the show, and if you're in the area catch it at 112 1/2 S La Brea Ave. About to do show on labrea in 30 mins. — TRAVIS SCOTT (@trvisXX) March 26, 2017 @trvisXX it's litttttttttty — JULI∆N MICH∆EL (@JULIAN_MICHAEL) March 26, 2017Click here to view full gallery at
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Uh oh: The 'Pretty Little Liars' series finale will have a 'huge twist'

Pretty Little Liars is notorious for creating a dozen more questions for every one it answers, so it’s no surprise that the Freeform show set up a big mystery even before it kicked off its panel at the fan-friendly PaleyFest on Saturday. Before the cast (Ashley Benson, Tyler Blackburn, Shay Mitchell, Andrea Parker, Janel Parrish, Sasha Pieterse and Ian Harding) and producers (I. Marlene King and Joseph Dougherty) took the stage at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, audience members were treated to the first minute from episode 11 of PLL’s seventh and final season.  SEE ALSO: 'Pretty Little Liars' fans are cool, will not stand for transphobic tweets Read more...More about Janel Parrish, Sasha Pieterse, Ian Harding, Tyler Blackburn, and Ashley Benson
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The XX's "Day + Night" Radio Shows Featured Jehnny Beth, Sampha and David Wrench

As part of their "Night + Day" event series which included a residency at London's 02 Brixton academy, pop-up shops and movie screenings, the XX hosted a set of radio shows on Reprezent 107.3 FM to finish things off. Featured in the episode, group member Romy Madley Croft is heard speaking with Jehnny Beth of Savages, and later Sampha takes to discussing his approach to music videos. Also showcased is a mix put together in effort by Jamie xx and David Wrench. Check out the radio program below, where you'll also hear from Goldie, Gilles Peterson and Novelist.Click here to view full gallery at
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Find out How These YouTubers Made It on Drake's 'More Life'

Drake's smash hit More Life album has been out for a week now yet it's showing no signs of letting up its top spot on the charts. Streamed over 600 million times, many are praising Drake for featuring relatively unknown artist and utilizing an eclectic range of samples. One of the more notable samples comes in the form of a skit at the end of "Madiba Riddim," which was taken from a video on YouTube titled T-DOT GOON SCRAP DVD. The Toronto-based duo behind the video, 4YallEntertainment recently released a video outlining just how they made it on the album. According to the duo, they knew they were going to be featured on the album after an unbelievable text conversation with Drake months before. Find out exactly how 4YallEntertainment made it on Drake’s record-breaking project above and make sure to check out all the disses on More Life you may have missed.Read more at
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