If you’re seeking an alternative to the Apple Watch or Wear OS, there’s the all-new Huawei Watch GT2, running LiteOS. Available in two sizes, the 42mm with a more rounded case sporting curved glass, along with a 1.39-inch OLED (454 x 454) and then the 46mm, which comes equipped with a laser-etched bezel around the flat, 1.2-inch OLED (390 x 390) round display. Both are powered by the Kirin A1 chip and feature Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, along with optical heart rate sensors. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.
The Huawei Mate 30 Pro has been officially unveiled, and it no longer has access to Google Play services. On the bright side, it’s powered by the new Kirin 990 chipset, 8GB of RAM, up to 256GB of internal storage (expandable with Huawei NM card), and a high-capacity 4,500mAh battery, complete with 40W charging as well as superfast 27W wireless charging support. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Sweden-based company Hövding has unveiled its third-generation inflatable bicycle helmet, complete with built-in Bluetooth capability. Called the Hövding 3, this airbag-like device syncs with smartphones so it can send messages to friends and / or family in case of an accident. Simply put, it’s worn around the neck like a collar, and upon impact, it automatically inflates, just like a car airbag, instantly protecting the head. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Set for release on October 1st, Activision’s Call of Duty: Mobile will bring the same first-person action experience, complete with fan-favorite maps, modes, weapons and characters from across the franchise, into one complete mobile package for Android / iOS devices. There’s a Battle Royale mode where up to 100 combatants will fight for survival in a map designed exclusively for the mobile title featuring locations from across the Call of Duty franchise in solos, duos or four-person teams. You can battle across land, sea / air with vehicles including an ATV, helicopter, as well as a tactical raft. Read more for a gameplay video and additional information.
Eugeni Quitllet has revealed GalaXsea, a proposed solar-powered sailboat that can be 3D-printed directly in space. He envisions it as a place where space visitors, artists, and scientists alike can embrace the future, all the while surrounded by the great expanse of the unknown and immersed in a unique spatial experience to awaken the senses. Read more for a video and additional information.
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Johnson Furniture may not be the first to create expanding tables, but they most certainly refined the idea. George was inspired by the work of Robert Jupe, who made the first expanding circular dining tables some time during the 1830’s. He’s created a table where the expansion leaves are stored within the body of the table, and rise up automatically as it rotates. Read more for a video of one of them in-action.
Oppo’s all-new 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 technology is set to make its debut on the company’s upcoming Reno Ace smartphone, and it’s capable of fully recharging a 4000mAh battery from 1% to 100% in a mere 27 minutes, and top off the battery in just 30 minutes. This technology is made possible with Gallium Nitride (GaN) semiconductors, complete with five different safety measures throughout the wire, adapter, and handset. Read more for a video demonstration and additional information.
Construction technology company ICON is currently 3D-printing homes for the homeless in Austin, Texas using its Vulcan II 3D printer. This machine is used to print the frames of these homes and then humans install the windows, doors as well as roofing. Each one takes around 48 hours to fabriate at a cost of just $10,000 USD. They’re also exploring low-cost homes in Latin America for families that live on less than $200 a month. Read more for a video and additional information.
The Monster Suite is not a haunted attraction, but rather a real hotel room you can stay in that was inspired by Guillermo del Toro’s most memorable movie monsters. Unfortunately, it’s only available to book for three nights only and is located at Museo de las Artes in Guadalajara, Mexico. For the lucky few that manage to book a night, you’ll also get a night tour of the En Casa Con Mis Monstruos museum exhibition with more than 900 installations from the celebrated director’s films, comics and personal collection. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Taiga Motors may be known for their electric snowmobiles, but the Orca is their first foray into personal watercraft. This all-electric watercraft is powered by a 23kWh battery producing 134kW of power (180 hp) and can hit a top speed of 65 mph, while offering two-hours of continuous use on a full charge. It also features a waterproof digital display that can be used to show GPS maps, LTE / Wi-Fi / Bluetooth connectivity, information from water temperature sensors, onboard cameras feeds and sonar. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.