Current wireless charging technologies have their limits as to how fast they can charge a device, but Xiaomi is aiming to change that with their all-new 80W Mi Wireless Charging Technology. The company first debuted their 30W Wireless Charging Technology in 2019, and their latest version updates it by leaps and bounds, or at least compared to similar solutions offered by other smartphone brands. Read more for a video demonstration and additional information.
Team Tempest, a UK-based technology and defense partnership formed by BAE Systems, Leonardo, MBDA, Rolls-Royce and the RAF, is currently working with hundreds of high-tech companies, SMEs as well as academia across the UK to develop a next-generation combat air system. Leonardo UK is working on new radar technology for the sixth-generation Tempest fighter jet capable of providing over 10,000 times more data than existing systems. It’s officially called the ‘Multi-Function Radio Frequency System’ and not only collects, but also processes unprecedented amounts of data on the battlespace. Read more for a video and additional information.
Elon Musk’s SpaceX is planning to launch its first uncrewed mission to Mars in less than four years. Why so long? Well, the opportunity to launch a mission to Mars comes every 26 months, since Earth would be closest to the red planet at that time. Musk believes that human beings need to establish a permanent and self-sustaining presence on Mars to ensure the continuance of consciousness as we know it in case of a catastrophic event that leaves Earth uninhabitable. Read more for a video and additional informaiton.
Technically speaking, gesture recognition refers to a computer science and language technology with the goal of interpreting human gestures via mathematical algorithms. We’ve seen this used in video games, security systems, computers, and now, remote-controlled cars. One of the earliest examples of wired gloves for the consumer market is the Nintendo Power Glove, released in 1989. This stunt car uses a gesture-sensing watch of sorts. Read more to see it in-action.
The Jaybird X4 Sport Wireless Bluetooth Headphones are designed for sport, fitness, or just any outdoor activity, and you can get a pair for $49.99 shipped, today only, originally $129.99. Aside from being sweatproof, the IPX7 waterproof rating means that these wireless headphones can handle any inclement weather you encounter: rain, snow or even accidental submersion down to one meter for up to 30 minutes. They feature new silicon fins and ultra-soft silicon tips in several different sizes, while Jaybird Comply Ultra foam tips boast thermo-reactive foam that conforms to your ear canals for a comfortable and secure fit. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
The Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo is a real concept car first unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, and inspired by the Chiron’s design language. The livery the car is based on the 1937 Le Mans-winning Bugatti Type 57G Tank racer. We’re not sure of its current whereabouts, but the one example that exists is valued at a whopping $5,160,000 USD – $18,000,000 USD. Well, the mechanics over at Mechanic Jack’s decided to create a replica, and from the ground up. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Many who tried pre-ordering an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card failed, mainly due to bots scooping up all available inventory to resale, but with that extreme demand comes the first special edition card. Introduincg the ASUS GeForce RTX 3090 ROG STRIX GUNDAM Edition. In addition to the themed design, the card itself features three axial-tech-based fans with 13 fan blades, a large heatsink under the shroud, a a 2.9 slot form factor (3-slot design) and a matching backplate. Read more for additional pictures.
At just 2.12-pounds, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano is the company’s lightest ThinkPad laptop yet, but it’s most certainly no slouch. Featuring Intel’s latest 11th-generation 10 nm design, Tiger Lake, with up to a Core i7 processor, Intel Iris Xe graphics, up to 16 GB of LPDDR4x memory, 1TB of PCIe storage, and a 48 Wh battery rated up to 17.3 hours. It’s also the first ThinkPad to boast a suite of new AI and biometric ThinkShield security features, like voice recognition to human presence detection that enable zero touch login as well as device lock when the user walks away. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
Some may have heard about the first report a month or so ago of someone flying in a jetpack around Los Angeles International Airport, but now a second sighting has been reported. The incident allegedly occurred this past Wednesday (Oct. 14) when a China Airlines crew spotted the figure at an altitude of approximately 6,000 feet at around 1:45 p.m. PST. There are jetpacks currently being developed that can achieve this altitude, but none have been certified for public use. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Photo credit: Samuele Errico Piccarini
The Maserati MC20 (Maserati Corse 2020) is an upcoming two-seater, mid-engined sports car that is getting a racing variant alongside the standard model, but what if they made a Targa version? The Maserati GranTurismo Targa Concept by designer Samuele Errico Piccarini shows us just that. The automaker did say they are developing a fully electric powertrain, so we wouldn’t be surprised if this becomes an option in the near future. Read more for additional pictures.