Wouldn’t it be cool to actually have a virtual personal assistant that you could talk to and stuff like Tony Stark does with J.A.R.V.I.S.? It would be so awesome! I’d be like “JARVIS, take a picture of me being cool” and then I’d be like “JARVIS, make me a ham sandwich” and then JARVIS would be like “Dude, you’re being too bossy” and then I’d apologize because its not cool to be rude… Anyhow, anyone familiar with McLaren knows that they have their hands on far more things than just motorsports.
McLaren really is an all around technology firm and have created cutting edge solutions for various industries from medical to commerce. In a video that they released a while back they envision a future where all of their McLaren applied tech would combine into one crazy-slick JARVIS-like personal assistant as demonstrated by this vigorous young go-getter type-A woman featured in the clip. The fictional (for now) device featured would pretty much work like an ECU for the human body. It would monitor the wearers bio-telemetry and sync that with all other aspects of the user’s life (work, schedule, weather, etc).
The concept is actually pretty cool but I am not sure how I would personally feel about wearing that weird coin thing on my cheek. You’ll see what I’m talking about in the clip below:
Tags: · Hype, Iron Man, J.A.R.V.I.S., McLaren, McLaren Applied Technologies, Motorsports, News, tony stark, Video
Tanner Foust’s GRC VW Beetle
Yesterday I took a drive down to San Pedro to check out the scene of the next round of Red Bull Globalrally cross happening this weekend (you can watch live on tv!). The rumor was that Tanner Foust’s new VW Beetle was going to make its debut at this event so my real motive for making the trip was to check out his new car in person. I got much more than I bargained for. It turned out that the event organizers were doing media ride alongs and I was lucky enough to sit shotgun with Tanner Foust as he took to the course in his brand new car.
I will admit I was a bit nervous. However, I figured this was a new car, its a media ride along, he will probably take it easy on me. I was completely wrong. Although to be fair my first indicator should have been the flagger literally warning me that Tanner was about to melt my face off. You will see what I mean when you watch the incredibly bouncy cellphone video I shot of my experience below. If its too crazy then I apologize. I was too busy trying to not pass out to really put deep thought and consideration to my shot composition.
Anyhow, scroll down and enjoy!
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Its been a while since I posted anything from Clash Production and that’s a crime! So, first of I will apologize and secondly I will make things up to all of you by pointing your attention to the video below in which the Clash Production team along with NangleVideo.com to beautifully document a sliver of tarmac and gravel action from Rally Mont Blanc 2014. The screen capture above is just one of the beautiful images in store over the course of nearly two glorious minutes! Anyhow, enough talk. Scroll down and enjoy!
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If there is one thing that HKS loves to do is set lap times. For more than a decade HKS has been chasing lap records all over the world and the only thing that has changed from then until now is their chosen weapon. This year HKS is aiming to take top honors at the WTAC (World Time Attack Challenge) in Sydney, Australia next month in their new 1300HP Nissan GT-R. HKS’ current GT-R is not only up 100HP over last year’s car but it also features a few trick one-off parts in the engine to help them efficiently use all of those extra horses.
HKS decided to document their journey in developing this car all the way up until its final battle at WATC Australia via video chapters. Check out chapter one below and keep an eye out for a very familiar face!
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When Tanner Foust first announced that he would be moving from Ford to VW and would eventually campaign a GRC-spec Beetle, I excited but skeptical. “I’ll believe it when I see it” I thought to myself. Well, today I saw it and its impressive! The Top Gear USA host just dropped a “teaser video” of his first “test” with the GRC VW Beetle. While viewers won’t see too much in all the smoke and spinning tires, its enough to drive the point home that there may be something to this car after all. Tanner also takes an extra step to make sure a certain comparison isn’t made. Wait until the end of the video below to see what I am talking about…
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With all the excitement of the new football season did you forget about the Italian Grand Prix? No worries, we were excited about the new NFL season too! We have you covered on the race. Just scroll down to see the podium results and a quick video re-cap of the action. Don’t say we never did anything for ya!
WARNING SPOILERS BELOW!!!
1st: Lewis Hamilton
2nd: Nico Rosberg
3rd: Felipe Massa
Top 5 F1 2014 Points standings:
1st: Nico Rosberg (238)
2nd: Lewis Hamilton (216)
3rd: Daniel Riccardo (166)
4th: Valtteri Bottas (122)
5th: Fernando Alonso (121)
2014 Italian GP Video re-cap:
Tags: · 2014 Italian Grand Prix, Felipe Massa, Fernando Alonso, Italian Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes GP, Monza, Motorsports, News, Nico Rosberg, Scuderia Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel, Valtteri Bottas, Video, Williams
The next Formula One game from Codemasters is coming this October (a month earlier than usual) and we are going to present to you four reasons why we have high hopes for this game. Check out the four “hot lap” videos below taken from actual game play as a preview of things to come. Naturally, should we get a copy we will do a full review of F1 2014 and let you know if its worth purchasing. For now we are pretty optimistic! Now stop reading and start watching below!
Sochi Hot Lap:
Spa Hot Lap:
Red Bull Ring Hot Lap:
Bahrain Hot Lap:
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Which McLaren F1 driver best matches your personality? Are you a devil may care, womanizing, raw talent like James Hunt? A devout man with aspirations of using your spotlight to uplift the social plights of your people like the great Ayrton Senna? Are you methodical with a great respect for scientific and technical data to improve performance like Niki Lauda? If you are seek the answers to this question McLaren has a quiz to help you out. Simply complete the 10 question “personality” quiz and based on your answers they will deduce which past McLaren driver you are most like.
Who did I get? Apparently, I am most like Emerson Fittipaldi. I’ll take that… If you want to know your F1 driver then CLICK HERE to be taken to the quiz or hit the source link below.
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Ok, before you say it I know I missed out on the last race but I had a good reason; personal, but a good reason trust me! Anyhow on to the next! Over the weekend Indy Cars returned to Sonoma Raceway for the GoPro grand prix. This race is the final road race of the season and after this comes the MavTV 500 at California Speedway. So who came out on top? Who is leading points going into the season finale? Scroll down to find out as well as check out a video of race highlights.
1st: Scott Dixon
2nd: Ryan Hunter-Reay
3rd: Simon Pangenaud
Current points standings (Top 5):
1st: Will Power (626 points)
2nd: Helio Castroneves (575 points)
3rd: Simon Pagenaud (545 points)
4th: Ryan Hunter-Reay (534 points)
5th: Scott Dixon (523 points)
GoPro Grand Prix Of Sonoma Highlights:
Tags: · GoPro Sonoma Grand Prix 2014, Helio Castroneves, IndyCar, Motorsports, News, Ryan Hunter Reay, Scott Dixon, Simon Pagenaud, Sonoma Raceway, Video, will power
Formula One finally returned from its summer break this weekend as it made its return to the extremely fast Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. If you missed it, well things were uneventful for the most part unless you count the part where Nico Rosberg totally sliced Lewis Hamilton’s tire with his front end plate basically ruining the race for his closest rival in the points championship. Oh, does that interest you? Well you will find a quick video on that below and I am sure you will here more about it later. As you can imagine everyone on the Mercedes GP team is pissed, especially at the revelation that Nico himself admitted that he did it to “prove a point”! Dramaaaaa! Anyhow, you will also find the race results and a highlight reel. Check it all out below then discuss it at the watercooler.
1st: Daniel Ricciardo
2nd: Nico Rosberg
3rd: Valtteri Bottas
End of race highlights:
Nico Rosberg vs Lewis Hamilton incidient:
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