Russia has some seriously rough terrain and weather. Some pretty tough 4×4 vehicles wouldn’t have a chance on much of their landscape. The saying that necessity is the mother of invention is true. In this case a Russian builder has started making the Avtoros Shaman 8×8 All-Terrain Vehicle. Read on for details, pictures, and video.
In the next few months Tesla Model S owners may be getting a software update, V6.0, that will allow them to start and drive their Model S with just their iPhone. This means if you forget or lose your car key you won’t be stranded, assuming you still have your iPhone. Details are scarce but the rumor mill believes you will have to use the Apple Touch ID. Genius.
Yep, scented ducktape ($3.99) is a real product. Ducktape (duct tape) is perfect for pranks, even better with scents. Now when you tape your buddy to the tree on your next camping trip at least he will smell like bubble gum. On second thought, not a good idea because this might attract bears.
The scented ducktape is available in lemon, grape, bubble gum, cupcake, mint, and orange creme.
Sharks are scary critters with rows of razor sharp teeth. The white shark goes through an estimated 30,000 teeth in its lifetime. No wonder surfers, swimmers, and outrigger paddler Derek from Lokahi are scared of sharks.
The SharkStopper, which currently lives on KickStarter, works to repel sharks by using acoustics. The sound emitted by the SharkStopper ankle bracelet is that of killer whales, a natural shark predator. Let’s just hope that the killer whale sounds don’t send out a mating call to the killer whales, that wouldn’t be fun.
Video of the SharkStopper after the break.
Why did I just spend almost $7,000 on a glorified scooter? Because it is dead sexy! The Bandit9 Bishop Motorcycle (ahem… scooter) starts off life as a Honda SuperSport but takes a major turn. The guys at Bandit9, in Beijing China or Vietnam (??), let you choose between a 90cc to 125cc engine then use an aluminum unibody, oak, teak, or walnut paneling, a suede seat, LED brake lights with quartz glass, and custom exhaust and muffler. Only 9 are being made… get yours quick!
Creating animated GIF’s from YouTube videos is not a new trick… but it has never been easier. The latest YouTube animated GIF service does this magic in just three keystrokes. Check out GIF YouTube and enjoy.
The Tesla Model S P85 comes from the factory with some pretty respectable numbers, specifically a zero to 60 MPH of about 4.2 seconds. That doesn’t mean the go-fast guys at Saleen didn’t have some ideas to improve upon the already amazing all-electric car. Read on for details and pictures of the modded Tesla Model S P85 dubbed the Foursixteen.
At first pass a windowless jet sounds like a horrible idea. Who wants to sit inside an airplane for a long flight with no window view? Not me.
The IXION Windowless Jet Concept manages to take a windowless jet and give it the most awesome views via an innovative display system. The interior of the jet is one large HD display that can show panoramic exterior views in real time from fuselage and wing mounted cameras. This technology can also use the screen for watching movies or doing in-flight video conference calls.
The system is only limited by the imagination. They can add scenery from the beach, and underwater dive, outer space, a tropical jungle, etc… You gotta see it to believe it… video after the break of the windowless jet.
Here is a clever way to add some functionality to something that is almost always with you… your shoelaces. The RattlerStrap Flint Laces ($13.95) are your standard bootlaces but the tips are holding 1-inch ferro rods that are capped in rubber. If you are ever in a situation where you need to start a fire simply look to your laces. Perfect gift for the hiker, survivalist, or wannabe spy.
Video of the Flint Laces after the break.
Folks, the writing is on the wall… many jobs have been replaced by robots… and this trend will only increase. The driverless Google car technology alone will eliminate millions of jobs. Think of taxi drivers, bus drivers, crane operators, warehouse pickers, etc… Robots and smart computers can/will do these jobs for less money, less drama, and less errors. This video “Humans need not apply” does a good job bringing the horse to water.