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2022 Lexus LC Black Inspiration arrives in the UK with an all-black theme

2022 Lexus LC Black Inspiration arrives in the UK with an all-black theme

Lexus LC fans in the UK are getting a special treat just in time for Halloween. The Japanese premium automaker is launching the Black Inspiration series for the LC 500h hybrid and LC 500 V8 coupe. The changes are remarkably similar to the US-bound Lexus LC Inspiration Series unveiled in January 2021. It has an all-black theme and a few more updates like a sportier rear wing and an updated interior like the US model.

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Xbox Series X mini fridge price and pre-order release date revealed

Xbox Series X mini fridge price and pre-order release date revealed

A surprisingly decent proposal appeared this year as Microsoft revealed the Xbox Series X refrigerator. At first, this entire situation seemed like an out-of-season April Fools' Joke back in October of 2020, as a sort of giveaway deal with Snoop Dogg. Then it appeared chilling Dwayne Johnson's energy drink. Then it started to get... real.

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Major UK festival resulted in drug-laced urine threatening rare eels

Major UK festival resulted in drug-laced urine threatening rare eels

Researchers with Bangor University in Wales report that high concentrations of illegal drugs, including MDMA and cocaine, found in a river threatened wildlife in southwestern England. What caused the drugs to appear in this river? It runs through Somerset close to where the Glastonbury Festival was held -- and, more to the point, where partygoers were urinating in public.

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Royal Navy tests robotic unmanned boat to explore uncharted waters

Royal Navy tests robotic unmanned boat to explore uncharted waters

The UK's Royal Navy has detailed work with a robotic unmanned boat called Otter Pro, one recently tested as a remote-controlled option for surveying uncharted waters. The testing was conducted by the Royal Navy's Project Hecla team at the Defense Diving School. Thanks an array of sensors, Otter Pro is able to gather information about objects located on the seabed, as well as the waters around the remote-controlled boat.

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Amazon’s Lord of the Rings S2 is moving, and fans may not approve

Amazon’s Lord of the Rings S2 is moving, and fans may not approve

Ever since Peter Jackson's film trilogy debuted 20 years ago, The Lord of the Rings has been closely associated with New Zealand. The association is so strong that Amazon filmed the first season of its upcoming Lord of the Rings TV show in New Zealand, but it sounds like that was the only season that will be filmed there. Amazon is now indicating that it will shift production for season 2 halfway around the world, and that's a decision that may not sit well with some Lord of the Rings fans.

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NVIDIA ARM acquisition deemed a national security risk in the UK

NVIDIA ARM acquisition deemed a national security risk in the UK

NVIDIA is already making big plans on its investments in the Arm ecosystem, most of which hinges on its acquisition of the UK-based company currently owned by Japan's SoftBank. We haven't heard much about the status of that process recently, but the latest news that has just surfaced isn't that encouraging, at least for NVIDIA. The acquisition has already been uncertain as far as the UK is concerned, and insiders are now saying that the country is inclined to reject the bid over national security concerns.

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Royal Navy uses AI systems in first test against live supersonic missiles

Royal Navy uses AI systems in first test against live supersonic missiles

For the first time, the UK's Royal Navy is using artificial intelligence in a test against live missiles at sea, providing a look at the future of autonomous systems in the military. The exercise will take place over three weeks and involve testing two systems: Sycoiea and Startle. The Royal Navy says this is the largest test of its kind conducted thus far.

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Attack the Block sequel will have John Boyega return as Moses

Attack the Block sequel will have John Boyega return as Moses

Before he was Finn in the latest Star Wars trilogy, John Boyega hit the big screen as Moses in the British sci-fi comedy/horror movie Attack the Block. The movie premiered in 2011 and though it was never a box office hit, the movie did find a faithful fanbase, establishing it as a cult classic in the science fiction genre.

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New planters just went full Mario Bros on town in UK

New planters just went full Mario Bros on town in UK

A town in England attempted to add some color to the streets with a set of oddly familiar planters for the public. Some are wide, some are tall, all seem to have the same distinctive thick top lip, all appear in downtown Warsall. They all also come in the color green - a very bright green that, along with the shape, might remind you of a certain sewer pipe the likes of which appear in every Super Mario Bros. game since inception.

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Watch Royal Marines fly like Iron Man in new jet suit demonstration

Watch Royal Marines fly like Iron Man in new jet suit demonstration

The UK's Royal Marines recently demonstrated the use of a jet suit that enabled them to fly one-by-one from an inflatable boat over the ocean to a massive navy ship. The exercise was a demonstration of Gravity Industries' jet suit, which bestows the wearer with a flying ability remarkably similar to that of Iron Man.

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Oxford plans to test a needle-free version of the COVID-19 vaccine

Oxford plans to test a needle-free version of the COVID-19 vaccine

The University of Oxford has announced plans to study a nasal version of the COVID-19 vaccine, one that may be more effective than the intramuscular version by delivering the vaccine directly to the nose, which is the source of infection. The university describes this as a phase one trial that will involve 30 healthy adults ages 18 to 40 with a follow-up period of four months.

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Another Monster Hunter Nintendo Switch – this one’s tricked out in black, gray, and gold

Another Monster Hunter Nintendo Switch – this one’s tricked out in black, gray, and gold

Today we're taking a peek at the newest Nintendo Switch with Monster Hunter special edition fittings. This is not the first time this console was released as a special edition for the Monster Hunter game series. The first version was released with special decorations for the game Monster Hunter XX, the first Monster Hunter game on Nintendo Switch. This new version was made for Monster Hunter Rise!

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