Last year, Omni Hoverboards released video of their propeller-based hoverboard flying over water in a secluded area. The design is not unlike a quadcopter drone but, well, you stand on it. Above, someone was spotted tooling around on one above the busy streets of Los Angeles. Still no official word from the company on when it might hit the commercial market or at what price.
It's still not as cool as the US Consumer Protection and Safety Commission. But I guess it's all right. READ THE REST
At 2021's digital CES conference, GM introduced renderings for a Cadillac-branded, battery-powered "air taxi." CNet reports: The sleek, electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft would be GM's first foray into aerial mobility, and the company says this four-rotor aircraft is powered by a 90-kWh battery to deliver speeds of up to 56 mph. Beyond that,… READ THE REST
From Wired: Heeding public health officials, plenty of people stopped traveling. So yes, traffic deaths did decline, at least in the first half of the year, according to the most recent government data available. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which tracks traffic fatalities, says 16,650 people died on US roads from January through June, compared with… READ THE REST
There's a reason why the movie Sideways was such a hit with audiences. Sure, it had a great cast and a fun script, but part of its success was baked into its premise. It was a comedy about people who took wine way too seriously. That's an idea that practically writes itself. You know all… READ THE REST
Nothing is worse than having your devices die when you're out and about. Sure, standard portable power banks will do the trick, but most are too bulky to carry around in your pockets. Plus, then you have to worry about the long charge times for those power banks have, not to mention the hassle of… READ THE REST
No matter how good your vision may be, the naked eye sure misses a lot. Like if you ever look up close at a Van Gogh painting — all those brush strokes and swirls are the magic behind any of the artist's masterpieces. And the same goes with other things in life, whether it be… READ THE REST