I had no idea Epson (the printer people) started making FPV Smart Glasses designed for the drone market. In this case they are made specifically for the DJI line of drones. And from a light dive into the reviews it turns out they are pretty darn good. Unlike the bulky DJI Goggles, the Epson BT-300FPV glasses do not block your line of site. The Epson DJI goggles come preloaded with the DJI GO app, can record your flight video, are just 2.5-ounces, and have a 6-hour battery life. The perfect complement to your DJI drone, Moverio BT-300FPV...

Let me start off by saying this strange little electric folding bicycle isn’t going to replace your main bike. The JupiterBike 2.0 is built for extreme portability and mobility, for example; in the trunk of your car, your airplane, boat, or RV. The Jupiter Electric Folding Bike can go 15-mph and has a range of 10-miles on a single charge. Not to shabby for something that can find in a backpack. More pictures and video of the JupiterBike 2.0 after the break. ...

Amsterdam has turned an underused portion of their Science Park and converted it into a startup incubator called Startup Village. I like the idea of repurposing old shipping containers into houses, garages, storage units, etc… Better than going straight to the scrap yard. The Startup Village (a bit apocalypse looking) was designed by Dutch architect Julius Taminiau. One big consideration with this shipping container startup village is that it was designed to be temporary. They wanted to be able to pack it up after a handful of years. The...

UPS is putting more electric and hybrid vehicles on the road each day. They currently have over 9,000 alternative technology vehicles on the road around the world with 700 hybrids and over 300 all-electric vehicles. The number should climb as investment and technology continue to improve. The cool trucks pictured above are custom built by a UK startup company named Arrival. These modular electric delivery trucks should hit the UK and Paris this year with a 150 mile range. If nothing else, they are the cutest delivery trucks I have seen...

Google Assistant Making Phone Calls

This video from Google’s I/O 2018 developer conference shows off how far the AI voice assistant has come. The AI piece is impressive and works well in these samples, but I am more impressed with the realistic voice and speak disfluencies. Have a listen after the break and prepare to have your mind blown. (more…)

Just like cameras, the best drone is the one you have with you. Most of them tend to be sitting at home due to the lack of portability. While DJI has made strides with their Spark, the controller is another item you have to lug around. While I am pretty confident that if I could fast forward a few more years the technology will be better, smaller, and cheaper. For now we have just a few high quality smaller options. The latest GDU quadcopter, the GDU 02, has made some nice strides. My favorite feature is the fact that the copter and...

The SodaStream has dominated the DIY water carbonation market. They work pretty good, are priced fairly, and make loud embarrassing noises when in use. The perfect addition to any party I suppose. All fine and dandy for the masses, but what if you want something a bit fancier. A bit quieter. Check out the AARKE Premium Carbonator ($169). It is shiny stainless steel (or matte black), has 3 independent safety valves, and includes a nontoxic PET bottle. If nothing else, it looks cool and it is considerably quieter than the SodaStream.   ...

Fat tire bikes are pretty cool but awfully tough to get up the mountain with all of that rolling resistance. Sure, you could electrify the bike and make the rear wheel assist with the climb, but the folks at Easy Motion made an AWD e-bike. The Easy Motion Evo AWD Big Bud Pro + ($3,499) has added a 350-watt rear hub motor and a 250-watt hub motor up front to their 2-wheel drive fat bike. “The drive system has four modes. You can run with 100 percent front or back wheel if you like, set it to AWD which proportions power between the...

Karate_Kid_Motorcycle_Chop

This prank video takes up the production value a notch or two. The prank shows a smaller guy reminiscent of Karate Kid who is about to get bullied by a motorcycle riding “tough guy”. The prank is made to advertise the upcoming Cobra Kai series, a continuation of the Karate Kid. Check it out after the break. (more…)

I have an EV car. I like my EV car. I like shopping at stores that have EV chargers (mainly ones with free charging). I figure I am only in the store for about 20-30 minutes and I am spending money, 20-minutes of electricity costs very little. There is a Target store a bit out of the way from my house, but I will shop there if given the chance because they offer free charging. Well, things are about...