Apparently, July 20, 2019 was that fellow's lucky day.
This is more of a drivable helicopter than what most people imagine as a "flying car," but it's still pretty neat! Via Seeker: Starting with the undercarriage, which PAL-V credits as their main breakthrough. The company was looking for a three-wheeled design that could still be stable when turning at normal road-going speeds. In 2005,… READ THE REST
Why do self-driving cars tend to look, well, like the Zoox you see in this post? They're optimizing for storage area and simplicity, obviously, but there is also psychology at work. Still, cubes have another thing going for them: They're a little less scary, sometimes verging on the adorable. Their distinctly non-aerodynamic shape suggests calm… READ THE REST
The great SoCal culture maven Mister Jalopy turned me on to a stunning new Instagram account documenting the history of Channel Island Vans, "a former Golden age 2% SoCal Van club 70's to 80's." And if you're not hip to 2%, don't sweat it; neither was I. From a 1977 article titled "History of '2%"":… READ THE REST
While we can't seem to agree on much as a nation these days, there's one thing that the past year has helped us all come to terms with — laptop cameras are not very good. From low resolutions to gauzy filters to some less-than-perfect light adjustment levels, the cams built right into our devices don't… READ THE REST
Headphone people generally fall into two camps. There are the dedicated audiophile types who have no problem rocking full over-ear cups to help drink in every morsel of the sound. Then…there's the rest of us. For us, we want great sound too. We just don't want to feel like we're wearing a 5-pound helmet over… READ THE REST
Every house is different. So is every lifestyle. With that in mind, it's easy to see how the seemingly simple act of getting home WiFi networked all-around your house might end up being a tougher assignment than you originally thought. Your WiFi router might be top-of-the-line, but dead zones, physical obstructions, or just some serious… READ THE REST