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Most city cars just aren’t practical, whether it be a SMART or Fiat 500, they just seem to lag behind vehicles like the Tesla Model 3. Meet the Volvo PV by automotive designer Rashid Tagirov. This electric car is fully-autonomous and designed to drive itself around the city, complete with an adaptable seating position. Simply put, the passenger can choose to either stand for shorter distances or recline on longer journeys. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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Canon’s EOS M6 is one of the most highly-rated compact APS-C mirrorless cameras on the market, but its successor aims to blow it away. The EOS M6 Mark II has allegedly leaked ahead of its official unveil, and this next-generation model features a 32.5-megapixel CMOS sensor, Digic 8 processor, 4K video, 1080p / 120p slow motion, up to 14fps continuous shooting with AF/AE, and the ability to capture 30fps RAW bursts using the electronic shutter. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Amazon’s Echo Show 5 smart display sports a 5.5” screen ready to help manage your day, entertain, or just connect friends and family, all for $64.99 shipped, today only, originally $89.99. You can ask Alexa to show you movie trailers, TV shows, movies, the news, radio stations, podcasts, audiobooks, and even recipes. Voice control works with compatible devices or just manage them directly on the display. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
Teleopertion is basically the act of controlling a device or machinne remotely, and Voysys has developed a 3D render engine just for this task, optimized for ultra short latency when handling massive volumes of video in real time. This engine can be used for teleoperation of cars, trucks, machines as well as high-end live 360° VR broadcasts at up to 8K resolution. Read more to see what you can do using this system and a remote-controlled car.
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Exoskeleton suits are nothing new, but Harvard University researchers have created a new hip-only soft exosuit that’s basically a pair of robotic shorts designed to make one feel lighter when walking or running. This 11-pound system, built around a pair of flexible shorts, comes equipped with a motor that you wear on your lower back. The motors worn on the lower back are connected to the wearer’s thighs through a series of actuation cables, and by applying force to them, the system assists the gluteal muscles in powering the legs. Read more for a video and additional information.
In Supreme’s fall / winter 2019 catalog, you’ll find a “burner phone” manufactured by Blu. It drops on August 22nd, and unfortunately, there’s no smart functions at all on the device. This 3G only mobile phone features a 2.4-inch screen, 128MB of internal storage, a 16GB memory card, and yes, there’s even a built-in camera. Read more for another picture and additional information.
What is a KeebCard? It’s basically a tiny keychain computer, or to be more specific, a low-power mechanical switch trinket that is designed around a 128×32 pixel OLED screen and run off a watch battery. In addition to being able to play Pong, it can also be used as an interactive switch tester, LED business card, or just about anything else you can think of. Read more for a video and additional information.
First unveiled at CES 2019, startup display maker Royole’s FlexPai is now the world’s first commercially available foldable smartphone. Unlike the Galaxy Fold, when this one is folded in half, the device can function as two different smartphones. Or, when unfolded, the device can act as a tablet. This is all possible because the FlexPai screen isn’t encased in glass, but rather an OLED display that’s been printed on a thin plastic material, thus making it both scratch resistant and shatter-proof. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.
If money is no object and you’ve always wanted your own supervillain lair, Aston Martin wants to make your dream a reality. They’ve formed a new Automotive Galleries and Lairs department that can turn ideas, like an underground concrete wall garage with glass supercar showcase, into a real-life supervillain lair. Or, you could opt for something more traditional, such as an art gallery / garage with a water covered skylight. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster has successfully completed its first orbit around the sun after being launched into space inside the fairings on top of the second stage of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket. This is just a path it needs to take on its way to Mars. According to the SpaceX team, the car is 70,093,131 miles (112,803,994 km, 0.754 AU, 6.27 light minutes) from Mars, moving toward the planet at a speed of 26,628 mi/h (42,854 km/h, 11.90 km/s). Read more for a video and additional information.