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Local Motors 3D Printed Car

Local Motors 3D Printed Car

Local Motors is a small company with a radical business plan. It solicits the crowd for wild ideas for new vehicles, lets the community vote the best designs to the top, and uses low-volume manufacturing to make them a reality. A few years ago we reviewed the Rally Fighter, a warplane-inspired, V-8 powered maniac of a car. Local’s newest creation […]

by · September 9, 2014 · 1 comment · Automotive, Design, News, Technology
Pothole Killer Trucks

Pothole Killer Trucks

Getting crews out to patch roads is sometimes more trouble than its worth. It snarls traffic for hours at a time, costs counties and states hundreds of thousands of dollars annually, and typically only fixes the problem for a short time. But this gravel-blasting utility truck aims to make the permanent patch process faster than firing a gunstick. The $335,800 […]

by · April 29, 2014 · 1 comment · Government, News, Technology
JBL Pulse Portable Bluetooth Speaker with LED Light Show

JBL Pulse Portable Bluetooth Speaker with LED Light Show

We’ve taken a look at a vast array of portable Bluetooth speakers and have found that most include similar features but sound quality and reliability can vary greatly. That’s why we eagerly awaited the arrival of our JBL Pulse, because it dares to be unique in a sea of familiarity. A dazzling display of LEDs encompasses the entire unit, bringing […]

Festo Dual Wing Generator

Festo Dual Wing Generator

Dual Wing Generator – Power Generation With The Wing-Beating Principle With the DualWingGenerator, Festo has developed an extraordinary technology platform as part of the Bionic Learning Network. In contrast to conventional small wind power stations, the system uses two pairs of opposing wings instead of rotor blades to generate power. Reverse Principle of the Natural Beating of Wings The system’s […]

by · April 10, 2014 · 3 comments · News, Technology
Camera used on Moon Landing Sold for $758,489

Camera used on Moon Landing Sold for $758,489

VIENNA (AP) — It was put on auction as a camera that made it to the moon and back. And it had its price — nearly $760,000. The Hasselblad 500 sold over the weekend is described by Vienna auctioneers Galerie Westlicht as part of the equipment carried by the 1971 Apollo 15 mission, the fourth manned mission to land on […]

by · March 28, 2014 · 1 comment · News, Photography, Technology
Android Smartphones Can Finally Get Predator Vision Too

Android Smartphones Can Finally Get Predator Vision Too

Earlier in the year, FLIR got us all hot and bothered by revealing a thermal vision smartphone case that could actually see our excitement. Unfortunately it’s only for iPhone users, and won’t be available until the early summer. But Android fans will have the last laugh with their own thermal imaging add-on—the Therm-App—that’s already available. Working with Android 4.1+ handsets […]

3D Printed Tape Measure

3D Printed Tape Measure

Maybe the most practical dream of a 3D-printing future is on-demand widgets. Missing Ikea pieces, just a button-press away. But what about instant tools, completely assembled and usable straight from the printer? That future’s almost here. You can’t print a whole toolbox yet, but tinkerer AngryMonk has developed two plans—one for a tape-measure, one for a dial caliper—that print completely […]

by · March 26, 2014 · 1 comment · News, Technology
Torque Audio t103z Earbuds

Torque Audio t103z Earbuds

Hey, we’re not here to judge, OK? We won’t say anything about you using Apple’s pack-in EarPods and you can keep your thoughts to yourself about us paying $180 for in-ear headphones. Cool? Cool. I came across Torque Audio at Engadget’s recent Expand conference and was genuinely impressed with its t103z headphones. As an avid musician, it’s unlikely you’ll find […]

by · March 24, 2014 · 1 comment · Audiophile, Gadgets, News, Technology
Cool – GE Aeros Smart Air Conditioner

Cool – GE Aeros Smart Air Conditioner

Quirky is more than just bendy power strips these days — recently, it’s been pushing its vision of the connected home thanks to a multi-million dollar partnership with GE. So far their deal has yielded stuff like intelligent egg trays (seriously) and clocks, but they’re unveiling something much cooler today: the Aros, an 8,000 BTU smart air conditioner. Yes, really. […]

by · March 24, 2014 · 1 comment · Design, Home, Lifestyle, News, Technology
Watch These Robots Play With Trains

Watch These Robots Play With Trains

t seems the best way to impress someone on the market for a set of industrial robotic arms is to demo them playing with kid’s toys. First DENSO Robotics did it with slot cars, and now ABB gets in on the action with this mesmerizing model train demo. You’d think that demoing these IRB140 robots and their synced MultiMove software […]

by · March 24, 2014 · 1 comment · Fun Stuff, News, Technology, Video