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Bollinger B2 Electric Pickup Truck

Bollinger B2, the followup to the B1 SUV, is an all-electric pickup truck powered by two electric motors and a 120 kWh battery pack that produce 520 hp and 514 lb-ft of torque. It's capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph in 6.5 seconds and topping out at 100 mph, with a 200-miles range on a single charge. When the battery is fully depleted, you can recharge it in just 75 minutes with a Level 3 DC fast charger or 10 hours with a Level 2 220V charger. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Stator Self-Balancing Scooter

Say goodbye to the now out of style hoverboards, and hello to Stator, a self-balancing vehicle designed to simplify personal transportation. This scooter features extreme off-the-line torque and speeds up to 30 mph with a 20-mile range, thanks to high-output lithium batteries located in the base that power an efficient 1000W geared hub motor housed within the rear wheel. It can be ridden stripped down or customized to your liking, while a quick-folding handlebar gives the vehicle pack-ability for quick storage. Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.

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Holden Time Attack

Holden may not be an automaker you hear of daily, or at least outside of Australia, but its new Time Attack concept could change that if it ever goes into production. Powered by four electric motors that each produce 335 hp for a combined output of 1341 hp and 2389 lb-ft of torque, it's capable of accelerating from 0-62 mph in a mere 1.25-seconds before hitting a top speed of 298 mph. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Samsung Galaxy A9

Samsung has launched its latest smartphone, the Galaxy A9, which features the world's first rear camera with four lenses. Each one of these four lenses serve a specific purpose, as there's a 120° wide-angle lens for landscapes, a telephoto lens to capture portraits, the main 24MP lens, and a separate depth camera for calculating distances between foreground / background. Other features include: a 6.3" Full HD+ display, 128GB of internal storage with microSD expansion, 6GB of RAM, and last, but not least, a 3.5mm headphone jack. Continue reading for another hands-on video, more pictures and information.

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Spot Robot Dog

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Spot a four-legged robot designed for indoor and outdoor operation, recently appeared at construction sites in Tokyo, Japan. This robot is electrically-powered and hydraulically actuated, while using LIDAR and stereo vision in conjunction with a suite of on-board sensors to maintain balance as well as negotiate rough terrain. It's capable of carrying a 23 kg payload and operate for 45 minutes on a battery charge. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Atlas Robot Parkour

Boston Dynamics' Atlas humanoid robot does parkour in the SoftBank-owned company's latest video. The new control software uses the whole body, including legs, arms and torso, to generate energy and strength for jumping over a log as well as leaping up the 40cm steps without breaking its pace. Computer vision technology locates itself with respect to visible markers on the approach to hit the terrain accurately. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Microsoft HoloLens NASA

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NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory has just released a new virtual Mars visit videothat shows an unreleased Microsoft HoloLens headset, possibly the HoloLens 2, featuring a redesigned visor, single adjustable band, and a slightly concealed Kinect sensor that isn't as visible at the front. The company is currently working on a second-generation HoloLens headset, codenamed Sydney. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Insta360 One X

There's GoPro, and then Insta360's One X, a 360° 5.7K VR action camera with FlowState stabilization, which replaces the need for a physical gimbal device, even if it's attached to a helmet or bike. That's not all, TimeShift allows users to slow down or speed up after it's been recorded using the Insta360 app. The app also includes editing features, in addition to the manual mode, HDR setting and live video features on the camera itself. Available now, priced at $400. Continue reading for two more videos and information.

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Karlsson Wrist Drone

Photo credit: PEARL Creative

Designed by Germany-based studio PEARL Creative, the KARLSSON Smart Companion is basically a wearable drone that is worn just like a watch. When not in use, it functions similar to a smart watch, allowing users to track sports activities, but at the push of a button, the face transforms into a miniature drone that can be deployed in seconds. "KARLSSON consists of two elements. The basis is a minimalistic wrist strap that primarily serves as the 'landing platform' for a flight-capable smart unit. In autonomous flight mode, KARLSSON expands the possibilities of a conventional smartwatch with a multitude of new functions," said the studio. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Disney Paintcopter

Disney Research has created, PaintCopter, a quadrotor drone that has been custom fitted with an arm plus a spray gun on a pan-tilt mechanism. To enable long deployment times for industrial painting tasks, power and paint are delivered by lines from an external unit. In addition to basic tasks, it's capable of painting on a 3D structure, complete with a desired texture appearance. System operation consists of an offline component to capture a 3D model of the target surface, an offline component to design the painted surface appearance, and generate the associated robotic painting commands, and a live system that carries out the spray painting. Continue reading for more interesting images from around the web.

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