Fallout Nuka-Cola Quantum Soda Gets Real

Fallout 4 is probably one of the most anticipated games of the year and it has been waited for since the last game in the series. The release date is almost upon us and now we’re able to bring the true Fallout fans even better news. You can get your own and real Nuka-Cola Quantum on the same day as the game is released, the 10th November, as officially announced on Twitter.

Fallout developers Bethesda Studios partnered with the soft drink maker Jones Soda Company to create a cross-brand promotion. The downside is that this mainly will be for US-based readers as the soda will be sold there at Target. Nuka-Cola is best known for its caps that are used as currency in the game series, but the drink itself is just as iconic.

Okay, I have to be honest here. It isn’t completely like the drink in the game as it doesn’t glow fluorescent blue due to radioactive strontium. In reality, it is just a rebranded version of Jones Soda’s Berry Lemonade flavor. It is still pretty cool and I wished I would be able to get some of it here – if for nothing else than to place it next to my other game collectibles and figurines.

Will you be stocking up with the drink to play the game in style on release date or is that too much fandom for you? Let us know in the comments.

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Bartesian Is the New Kitchen Aid for Alcoholics

Technology is here to make our life easier, at least that’s the intent and that becoming alcoholics also want to benefit from new inventions. Okay, that might be a bit harsh to say, but it’s honestly not a good start for you when you buy a machine to mix cocktails at home. That said, it was only a matter of time until this became mainstream and I’m also sure that there is a big market for the Bartesian.

Bartesian recent successfully funded its Kickstarter campaign and raised a total of over $115,00 earlier this month and that alone shows the potential in the market. People have become lazy and want everything at a press of a button, and that includes the favourite cocktail.

With a simple tree-button step-by-step interface, the Bartesian can only make six drinks right now, but that can easily be expanded later on. It uses a capsule principle in the same way as you might know it from coffee makers that now come with everything from pads over pods to capsules. Plop in a capsule, select your fluid, and press a button. The drink is ready.

When you insert a capsule into the Bartesian, it will read a barcode off it in order to add the corresponding liquor and water. The capsules in themselves only contain concentrated mixes for flavour and colour. Then the machine will prompt you for the appropriate glass and your drink is ready.

Bartesian requires four basic liquors: gin, vodka, rum and tequila. Fedorak says they’re experimenting with new recipes, but will launch with the three classics Cosmopolitan, Margarita, and Sex on the Beach and the three originals Uptown Rocks, Bartesian Breeze, and Zest Martini.

This will most likely never be the tool for the aspiring drunk, but it might be a great tool for the weekend warrior that wants to serve fancier drinks than beer at their next party. The Bartesian will set you back $299.00 and a 12-pack of capsules will cost $20.00.

Thank You Engadget for providing us with this information

New Car Hopes To Stop Drink Driving

It’s the weekend and you’ve gone for a small drink with your friends. Suddenly one turns into two, and two into three. You go to start your car, put the key in the ignition and then suddenly from nowhere, “I’m sorry, I can’t do that”. No your not losing your mind or experiencing the start of a robotic revolution,  instead a new system that could be in your cars soon has detected your blood alcohol level and refuses to start for you. Taxi tonight it is.

DADSS (Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety) is a new system that could potentially be installed in cars in the near future. At the moment, two prototypes are in testing, first up is the good old fashion breathalyser method, with a sensor in the steering wheel or driver side door. The alternative is a touch sensor on the gear shift or ignition button, that would ‘scan’ your blood alcohol level. If either of these pickups read higher than the legal limit and your car won’t start.

While not designed as a required feature for new cars, the makers, the national highway traffic safety agency (NHTSA) means parents could pay that little extra to ensure that no one makes a decision to just pop down the shops for a little extra drink after a few during a party. A demonstration of the system can be seen in the video below.

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While it’s getting safer to drive, anyone who has been impacted by drunk driving can tell you that figures don’t matter. One mistake is all it takes, and with systems like DADSS being created to help curve away those single mistakes the roads can only get safer.

Thank you Ars Technica for the information.

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Small Device Tells if Your Drink has been Injected with a Noxious Solution

A device that tells if your drink has been injected with a noxious device, or spiked for short, has appeared on Indiegogo, aiming to rise about $100,000. Its name is pd.id (Personal Drink ID) and is said to have the size of a pack of gum, blinking red in just a few seconds if dipped into a drink which has a contaminant.

Its creator, J. Davids Wilson, said that the hardware uses the same tech as the US DEA, but shrunk down to a smaller than usual size. It works by analysing the sample taken from the drink, its density, resistance and temperature in order to determine if a foreign agent is present in it, such as rohypnol.

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Once (and if most likely) the crowdfunding sum of $100,000 is raised, the team is said to bring the gear to the market in just six months. The starting price for the pd.id is said to be set at $75 per unit and yes, the device is reusable, so you won’t have to pay that sum after sampling every drink. The device, ridiculous as it may be, should be a nice addition to have when going on a night out in the club or parties. After drinking a few, you never know everyone’s thoughts around you. Just be sure not to lose the device in a drink.

Thank you Endgadget for providing us with this information
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Neknominate And You Could Be Facing A Manslaughter Charge!

Above some of the people that have been killed in the process of undertaking the dangerous challenge

It’s not uncommon for us to hear of new trends and crazes that are doing their rounds on the likes of Facebook such as the seven-second vine videos and the Harlem shake that did its rounds on YouTube as well, but this latest ‘craze’ as such is one that I can only class as pathetic. stupid and in a number of cases down right dangerous. For those who are not in the loop as to what this latest thing is all about, users will make up a drink of various ‘ingredients’ in a cocktail type fashion, then neck it back to prove that they can do it. After this the person will then nominate or effectively dare one of more people to create their own concoction and so on so forth.

What seemed as a harmless joke however has spiralled well out of control as some people are mixing up cocktails that are lethal with chemicals and other poisonous ingredients and are then killing themselves in the process by drinking it.  With no less than five recorded deaths now to have happened because of the sheer stupidity of what is being done the police are no longer taking the situation lightly and any person who nominates one of their mates to do the challenge could be looking at a potential manslaughter charge if their mate dies as a result of this ‘dare’.

To add to the severity of the situation, a number of lawyers are now stating that they are no longer able to make out that the ‘nominator’ was not aware of the risks and that they did not know how dangerous the situation is. One layer made a statement to the Welsh paper, Wales Online that the risk of facing criminal charges for the sake of having a laugh is quite strong. In a statement to the paper he added.   “Any person would have to prove that the person who did the nomination knew with a degree of certainty what was likely to occur. At the beginning of this no-one knew what was going to happen. If a person knew, because of all the publicity and said, ‘I have been watching it on the news, I nominated my mate and thought he would be all right but knew there was a risk’ you could have grounds for a prosecution. It might be manslaughter.”

Simply put, now is a time to put an end to this craze before anyone else gets hurt, there are enough people who are out there making their own lethal cocktails and then telling you to tip it down the sink so I don’t have to do the same for you. Words cannot express how pitiful I am for anyone that thinks this is what you need to do to prove to your mates that you can undertake a dare. Is the thought of ending up in prison over a drink that you didn’t make not enough. Simply put, STOP IT RIGHT NOW.

Source and image courtesy: The Mirror