The Hendo 2.0 Hoverboard by ArxPax is one step closer to hitting stores, and for anyone who hasn't seen this amazing device, it's hover engines are integrated directly into the trucks, improving traction. Other new features include: USB connectivity, extended battery life, and a wireless safety switch that will let users shut their board off remotely. Click here for more pictures of the Hendo 2.0. Continue reading for two more videos of it in-action.
It's not everyday that you see an off-road vehicle in-action, much less one powered by a 6.2L Hemi Hellcat V-8 that produces a monstrous 707-horsepower, mated to a 6-speed manual. Meet the Jeep Wrangler Trailcat, this beast has a chopped windshield, Dodge Viper-sourced bucket seats, Fox suspension, Dana 60 axles in front / rear, and 39.5" BFGoodrich Krawler T/A KX tires wrapped around 17" beadlock wheels. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one showing what Jar Jar would sound like as a sith lord.
In case of zombie apocalypse, the Black Ops Motoped Survival Edition is one vehicle you want to have. It features a crossbow, handsaws, an extra fuel tank, axe, survival shovels, harpoon, hell, and even a .50-caliber machine gun should one be needed. This conversion kit basically adds a 50-190cc Honda motor to almost any standard mountain bike. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a drone racing a McLaren supercar.
Here's another look at the futuristic Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025, which not only features a Star Trek-inspired cockpit, but autonomous driving as well. It's equipped with radar sensors and camera technology that work together when the "Highway Pilot" system is turned on. A radar sensor installed in the lower area of the front end scans the road up ahead in both long (250 meters) as well as short (70 meters) ranges, while a stereo camera above the instrument panel scans 100 meters ahead. This stereo camera is capable of identifying single or two-lane roads, stationary or moving objects, pedestrians, as well as any other objects within the monitored area. Click here for more pictures of the FT 2025. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Sure, a 60-ton tank may offer the ultimate in firepower and protection, but when you need to get around quickly, the TARDEC ULV is your answer. This Ultra Light Vehicle (ULV) prototype is powered by ahybrid powertrain that consists of a Subaru turbo diesel engine, mated to a pair of electric motors, as well as a 1.4-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack. It can be equipped with a large range of weapons systems, including a small turret or a remote weapon station that enables a gunner to remain in the relative protection of the vehicle. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a terrifying Swiss roller coaster.
In the 1950s the LeTourneau company developed several overland trains, essentially oversized semi-trailer trucks that could travel over almost any terrain. Their intention was to be able to handle logistics needs without being dependent on local road or rail systems, allowing them to operate in back-country areas. The US Army had three experimental units built, the largest reaching almost 600 feet (183 m) long, which holds the record for the longest offroad vehicle. Continue reading for more interesting facts about the train.
Not just any superyacht, the CF8 (cars and family in 80 meters) was designed specifically for billionaires. This 262-foot vessel comes equipped with a giant pool that transforms into a dance floor, a waterfall streaming from the upper deck, a luxurious eight-car showroom, and even a helipad. Inside, you'll find eight VIP cabins, all with en-suite bathrooms and walk-in closets, as well as an 2,700-square-feet, jacuzzi owner's suite. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Piasecki's X-49 "SpeedHawk" is a four-bladed, twin-engined, experimental high-speed compound helicopter unlike any that you've seen before, as it utilizes the company's proprietary vectored thrust ducted propeller (VTDP) design and includes the addition of lifting wings. The concept of the experimental program is to apply the VTDP technology to a production military helicopter to determine any benefit gained through increases in performance or useful load. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how Microsoft thinks we'll watch football with HoloLens in the future.
Swiss rocket man Francois Gissy wasn't satisfied with a supercar, so he built a rocket bike that can achieve 207 mph in a mere 4.8 seconds. This isn't a fancy model either, as it's completely stripped of everything that causes drag. There aren't any sophisticated aerodynamic bits, just a rocket, saddle, and an extreme brake system to ensure that Gissy is able to safely stop after breaking the world speed record. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of drone-destroying eagles.
Costa Concordia was basically a Concordia-class cruise ship built in 2004 by the Fincantieri 's Sestri Ponente yards in Italy and operated from 2005 until 2012 by a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation. It was wrecked off the coast of Isola del Giglio on January 13, 2012 when it struck a rock, and declared a total loss. This ship later towed to the port of Genoa where it was scrapped. In its completed state, there was approximately 1,500 cabins; 505 with private balconies and 55, with direct access to the Samsara Spa, that were considered Spa staterooms; 58 suites had private balconies and 12 had direct access to the spa. Continue reading for more images inside the wreckage. Click here for a few bonus images of the Costa Concordia wreckage.