Forget solar panels, researchers from Exeter University have invented glass building blocks embedded with small solar cells. This means they not only generate their own energy, but also provide thermal insulation, while allowing natural light to enter buildings. Called "Solar Squared," the solar cells are embedded during the manufacturing process with an array of optical elements. Continue reading for another picture and more information.
Monday Motorbikes' 'M1' is a fully electric neo-retro scrambler that is capable of hitting a top speed of 20mph, and has a range of 35-miles on a full charge. However, once you switch to 'Sport' mode, it tops out at 40mph, complete with a USB charging port, a programmable keyless ignition with password, and Bluetooth connectivity. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
It's only a matter of time before Tesla vehicles start offering drone packages with each purchase, and it would only make sense for the company to manufacture their own. Introducing "Aurora". Featuring a tricopter design, this electric drone can be operated autonomously or controlled manually with a tablet, making it ideal for reconnaissance, capturing aerial photography, or just flying it around for fun. Continue reading for more pictures.
British special forces are now testing the Devtac Ronin Kevlar Level IIIA Tactical Ballistic Helmet, which is held together by neodymium N52 magnets that enable operators to attach and remove the stock bulletproof cheek plates to install separate sights or optics. Unlike Boba Fett's helmet, this one features special vents and even an integrated fan, to prevent it from fogging up. The helmet lens was designed by an aerodynamic engineer for Suzuki specifically to offer military-spec ballistic protection. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the napkin ring problem.
We have seen the future of luxury vehicles, and it includes the Audi E-Tron Imperator concept. In addition to boasting a full-electric powerplant, it features a holographic display in the rear cabin capable of projecting 3D images, like detailed maps of cities, while up front, you get a fully digital dashboard. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Paul DeLorean, the nephew of John DeLorean, founder of the famed automaker, is the CEO and chief designer of DeLorean Aerospace, and he plans on building a flying car. Even though it won't have time travel technology, this two-seat vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) personal air transport vehicle will feature lightweight materials, highly-efficient batteries capable of a 120-mile range, and computer controls. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Google's Boston Dynamics has created some interesting robots over the years, and SpotMini is definitely no slouch. It's basically a quad-legged robot robot that maps the space around it, handles objects, climbs stairs - and could soon even be helping you out around the house. On a full charge, the non-hydraulic mini version of the company's Spot robot can run for 90-minutes and has different sensors including depth cameras and a a solid state gyro to help it move around and interact with its environment. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a leaked viral video from a Foxconn plant that allegedly shows the iPhone 8's rear shell.
It's not unusual for smartphones to be compatible with third party game controllers, but the Microsoft Surface Phone 2 aims to be an all-in-one device, thanks to its modular design. Just like its tablet / laptop hybrid counterpart, this smartphone also gets a detachable keyboard, in addition to a main camera on the rear. Continue reading for two more pictures and information.
Self-driving cars are one thing, and Toyota's Concept-i takes the technology to a whole new level, with an integrated artificial intelligence system that anticipates people's needs, improve their daily lives or, even inspire their imaginations. This system learns with the driver and is capable of building a "meaningful and human" relationship with them, according to Toyota. "At Toyota, we recognize that the important question isn't whether future vehicles will be equipped with automated or connected technologies. It is the experience of the people who engage with those vehicles. Thanks to Concept-i and the power of artificial intelligence, we think the future is a vehicle that can engage with people in return," said Bob Carter, senior vice president of automotive operations for Toyota. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a 1000 rocket launch bike built by none other than inventor Colin Furze.
It's only a matter of time until all cars come with personal voice assistants, but one of the first to get this feature could be a future Tesla model. Introducing the Tesla Model SD, which features an interactiv panel of LED lights that light up on ignition. Besides looking cool, it changes color, based on your driving mode and responds to a host of voice commands, provided you have the key. Continue reading for more pictures.