Lego’s new additions bring ‘Super Mario Maker’ to the real world
Lego Super Mario includes a robust version of the plumber and is not even just a reborn figure. Mario is substantially larger than a standard Lego minifigure, with a pair of switches on his back and some digital displays that represent his eyes, mouth and a chest area just above his blue suit. Other pieces can be used to build and play through classic levels, including Goombas, Piranha Plants and question blocks. Mario will detect what he interacts with and those digital displays will react accordingly.
The technicalities are unknown for now, but we’ve spotted a Bluetooth button on Mario and Lego pieces that included what looked like RFID tags – we’ll have to wait for more details. The first sets will be launched later this year.
The 1997 game “Blade Runner” is remastered for consoles and PCs
The Blade Runner PC adventure game which was released in 1997 by command and conquer Westwood Studios is about to be remastered for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. Nightdive Studios, recently managed System shock is Turok remaster, announces the Enhanced Edition in an interview with The Hollywood Reporterand said it will be available later this year.
Check out the news and some videos from the original game in all its 3D accelerated glory in the late 90’s right here.
TAG Heuer’s latest smartwatches start at $ 1,800
The third generation of TAG Heuer’s Connected series combines the fitness and productivity features of Google’s Wear operating system with a design that could be mistaken for a classic chronograph at first glance. But there is a big price to pay for luxury looks – these are still luxury watches after all.
The cheapest – and least stylish – model costs $ 1,800 and the most expensive is $ 2,350.
France threatens big fines and possible prison times for e-bike mods
France has to deal with e-bike owners who increase the performance of their outings. The country has just introduced a law that could see offenders hit with a maximum fine of € 30,000 (US $ 34,000) and up to one year in prison. And they could have their driving license suspended for up to three years.
There are also no warnings or loopholes: do anything to tune your e-bike for greater speed or power, and you may feel the wrath of the new law, known as the French law provision L317-1. The rules also apply to importers, distributors and retailers, including third-party companies who were once willing to develop your new bike for you.
E-bikes and scooters (on which France has also repressed) have proven to be a danger for pedestrians: a problem that officials are trying to curb in view of the municipal elections in cities like Paris.
Microsoft’s Build conference will be a digital-only online event for 2020
Microsoft’s big developer event, scheduled for May, is the latest pandemic event. The show in Seattle is traditionally where it shows many things that also impact us as consumers.
Yesterday, Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced the ban on events with over 250 people that will last at least until the end of March. While it is slated to expire before the May Build event, the company wants to prepare people for a “virtual format” instead of waiting any longer to see if it is extended.
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