Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot dog has been leveled up and it can now opened closed doors with its arm autonomously during Autowalk missions. This feature is in beta now, but the company hopes that it will open up new inspection routes and enable Spot to move between rooms on its own, even in an empty facility.
AI-powered night vision goggles can already shoot full color in complete darkness, while this Raspberry Pi-powered version comes with an Iron Man-style headset and HUD. Diyode Mag opted for a head-mounted design with multiple sensors for additional that is displayed on the HUD, while a compass and gyroscope lets you know exactly which direction you’re facing.
Officially unveiled in Milan, the Volvo EX30 is the company’s first small premium electric SUV and available to order. The Single Motor Extended Range base model has a single, rear-mounted motor generating 268 hp and 253 lb-ft of torque, connected to a 69 kWh NMC battery that is good for 275-miles on a full charge. It can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 5.1-seconds and charge from 10% – 80% in around 26.5-minutes.
While not as compact as this Windows 98 smartwatch, LGR’s custom-built teddy bear computer might take the title of strangest PC yet. It’s called Bear-A-Byte and houses a mini AT case with a 500MHz Intel Pentium III processor, 320MB of RAM, a PS2 mouse port, two standard USB ports, a PS2 IR port, audio output, Ethernet port, and VGA video output.
You’ve seen the Dash 8 aircraft, now here’s fascinating look back at the record setting BMW H2R hydrogen race car from 2004. Power comes from a liquid hydrogen-fueled 6.0L V12 engine generating 232 hp, enabling it to hit a top speed of 187.62 mph and setting nine records for hydrogen-fueled vehicles with a combustion engine.
NASA / ESA’s James Webb Space Telescope observes GOODS-South, an area of the sky previously studied by the Hubble Space Telescope, that contains over 45,000 galaxies. It was captured for the JWST Advanced Deep Extragalactic Survey (JADES) program and the team discovered hundreds of galaxies that existed when the universe was less than 600 million years old.
The Sony WH-CH520 Wireless Headphones have been specially designed with everyday use in mind, and you can get a pair for $38 shipped, today only, originally $59.99. On a full charge, you can get up to 50-hours of battery life, while the adjustable headband, padding, as well as soft earpads keep things comfortable for long listening sessions. Product page.
Apple WatchOS 10 not only has redesigned apps, but also new hiking / cycling features as well as tools to support mental health. The apps now provide more information at a glance while offering new ways to navigate and quickly access content including Weather, Stocks, Home, Maps, Messages, World Clock and more.
Citroën’s ‘Ami for All’ micro EV concept is specially designed for those in wheelchairs, thanks to a wide door and its opposite opening on the driver’s side. The angle of its door hinge has been increased to allow you to place a wheelchair parallel to the passenger side compartment after opening the driver’s door, while a removable, retractable shelf can be unfolded for easy access into the driving position.