Schrade-SCHA5B-MAGIC-Assisted-Folding-Knife

The Schrade SCHA5B Magic Assisted Folding Knife ($44) is a cool looking knife. It looks somewhere between a stealth fighter jet or something an alien would carry in a sci-fi movie.

The Schrade SCHA5B comes with an assisted opening system that you can open with the thumb knob or the flipper. The blade is AUS-8 steel (average 58 HRC hardness), the handle is aluminum and has a textured strip along the backbone, and it weighs just 5-ounces. While the knife is ambidextrous the pocket clip is only on one side and can’t be relocated. There is also a lanyard hole at the end of the handle and a safety switch which can be used to lock the knife blade int the open or closed position.

SpaceX Crew Dragon LAS video

In an effort to get rated for human space flights, SpaceX is developing their Crew Dragon Launch Abort System (LAS). The video, after the break, shows real time footage of this life saving backup plan. The LAS is designed to trigger should there be any critical rocket issues.

In the event of a problem, the human capsule has its own set of rockets that will separate it from the main rocket. The rockets that power the human capsule are eight SuperDraco engines which generate 120,000 lbs of thrust which equals about 5,000 ft of lift.

Posted on May 26 2015 - 10:11am by Pete M
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Farnuil Pocket Bike Pump 2

Whether a flat tire on your bike/scooter or a soft basketball, this pocket sized air pump will do the job. The Farnuil Pocket Bike Pump ($18.99) is a great gift for the rider or sports enthusiast. It wills slip into just about any ball bag and even comes with a bicycle frame mount. It is made out of aluminum and has both Presta and Schrader valves. This little pump can go put to a whopping 46-PSI.

Farnuil Pocket Bike Pump

b-unstoppable-Quadcopter-Tank

It seems we are still in the infancy stages when it comes to quadcopters, or dare I say “drones”. They just keep getting better and better. This latest quadcopter, the B-Unstoppable, is a mix of a remote controlled tank with a quadcopter. Tired of driving around in the dirt? Spin up the quadcopter blades and fly for a while.

Prices range from $85 to $152 depending on FPV configurations and the like. Currently this guy is stuck at Kickstarter.

b-unstoppable Qudcopter Tank RC

Quadcopter Roman Candle Fireworks Video

This isn’t the first time that guys have strapped roman candle fireworks onto a quadcopter and tortured their friends while videoing the fun. It most likely won’t be the last. These guys look like grown up kids running around in the snow in board shorts. Good times. Video after the break.

Vortex Bladeless Wind Turbine

Typically wind turbines are like giant fans that spin in the wind to create electrical energy. This new style of wind turbine, the Vortex Bladeless, is just a vertical pole that captures energy from what is known as vorticity. Huh? Apparently that is the aerodynamic effect that causes spinning vortices or whirlpools of wind. This vertical pole of a wind turbine then uses magnets acting as a nonelectrical motor to capture the energy.

While the Vortex Bladeless is 30% less efficient at capturing energy than the bladed versions they can pack more into a typical wind site. In other words, they can gain about 40% more energy from a given area.

Posted on May 22 2015 - 9:59am by Ty G
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Nobot Robot

The robots are coming. Some think they are coming to take our jobs. They are right. The Nobot, however, is designed to be controlled by a human rather than its own software brain. Think of it as a robot that you control for doing the work you don’t want to do. Or more accurately working somewhere you don’t want to be. Send your N1H1 Nobot Robot ($399) off to fold the laundry, clean the cats litter box, or plant flowers. The coolest part is the human network that Nobot wants to create to operate your robot for hire. Check it out on Indiegogo.com.

With Nobot, you can hire operators with a huge variety of specialist skills. Your Nobot can mow the lawn in the morning, monitor your kids in the afternoon and be a companion on the evening.

Posted on May 20 2015 - 10:06am by Russ
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Equus Bass 770 Front

I love taking the beautiful old-school styling and wrapping it around modern technology and performance. That is pretty much what Equus Automotive has done with their Bass 770. This beauty channels the 1960-1970 muscle car era and manages to look like a Fastback Mustang, a Dodge Challenger, and a Chevrolet Camaro all blended into one car.

Equus Bass 770 Side

The engine is an aluminum supercharged 6.2L V8 making 640 horsepower. The frame and chassis are also aluminum. It is handmade in the USA. No need to google that it stands for United States of America. We still make some stuff here. Not much though.

Equus Bass 770 Interior

Some other bits include Brembo carbon ceramic brakes, magnetic suspension, MR shock absorbers, traction control, and a luxurious leather interior. Now all I have to do is find $250,000. Ouch. Video of the Equus Bass 770 after the break.

Ghe-O Rescue Vehicle

The Ghe-O Rescue comes to us from Romania and is bigger than it looks. Heck, at first glance it looks like a modified Hummer H1. It isn’t. This monster truck is over 17-feet long and weighs 6400-pounds. It can carry 11-passengers, it can float with additional tire air bags, has optional tank tracks, and up to 500hp. Video of the Ghe-O Rescue vehicle in action after the break.

Ghe-O Motors Rescue

5K iMac 27-inch

Sure, we are barely getting used to 4K resolution and there isn’t even a ton of 4K content just yet. But it is coming. In fact, there are plenty of super high resolution videos on YouTube now. Apple, never content to rest, has just released their 27-inch Retina 5K iMac models (prices start at $1,999). Swing by an Apple store and check them out. They are a thing of beauty.