Tesla just released a new “portable” wall charger. It looks similar to the hard wired version but comes with a NEMA 14-50 plug. This new charger can charge 25% faster than the Gen 2 Mobile Connector which comes with the car (this assumes you have 50-amps at the wall). It will work with the Model S, Model X, and Model 3 vehicles. I like the idea of this little charge because it bridges the gap between home and portable use as most folks have a NEMA 14-50 port for their electric clothes dryer. This would also allow Tesla owners...

Remember the Skully AR-1 Smart Helmet that was taking preorders, just like this one? Skully was going to be the first smart helmet but ended in scandal. To be clear, I am not comparing the two companies other than the fact that they are both trying to develop smart helmets...

If you have ever needed a soldering iron while out in the field, away from wall power, you typically had to suffer with a subpar iron. For example, I used to carry the Weller P2KC which is a butane powered soldering iron. It is decent and has served me well. But I have found something better. The

Forget about the price, the minimal reviews, and the low star rating. Gamble a bit. Get yourself a one wheeled electric scooter. This bad boy will go 20 miles per hour, has an LED headlight, LED display, horn, and a removable battery. Get your SuperRide Self Balancing Electric One Wheel Scooter here.

Yep, that beauty pictured above started off as a gas powered 1967 Mustang. Now, it is more modern than most cars on the road. This car came to life from a Russian EV startup, Aviar Motors, and they are taking a 100kWh Tesla battery and running gear and placing it in an aluminum and carbon fiber frame/chassis based on the 67 Mustang fastback. This means that you will get 315 miles of range, 840 hp, 155 mph top speed, and a 0 to 60 mph  time of just  2.2 seconds. They even used the Tesla screen and door handles. Pretty impressive work...

Stop using and tossing AA batteries, this kit from Panasonic/Eneloop will get you off to the races with 4-AA batteries and a charger for just $17. If you haven’t heard of the Eneloop brand, know this, they are one of the best. These AA batteries have 2000mAh’s of power and can be recharged 2100 times! Additionally, they will hold 70% of their charge after sitting for 10 years. Go ahead, buy a few

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This crazy looking vehicle, drives like a normal car, but also has robotic legs for walking. The Hyundai Elevate was designed for search and rescue missions following natural disasters. The Hyundai elevate is what is dubbed as an Ultimate Mobility Vehicle (UMV). Watch the Elevate traverse some crazy terrain after the break. (more…)

PrintBrushXDR

Imagine being able to take almost any design or text and instantly print it on most surfaces. Want to label put your name on your kids underwear, label your scrapbook, add your logo to a cardboard box, etc… The PrintBrush XDR can take a design from your smartphone wirelessly and lay it down in full color on all kinds of surfaces (paper, cardboard, fabrics, wood, etc.). You simply drag the printer across your surface and it quickly lays down color prints.

Thanks to built-in sensors and intelligent software, the imprint will always be correct independently of the direction or the speed of a user’s hand movement. You can go as slow or as fast as you want. You can even stop in the middle of the printout: the PrintBrush XDR delivers accurate and reliable results.

Currently the PrintBrush XDR lives on KickStarter and isn’t fully funded. Fingers crossed they make it and the product works as good as the demo.

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MarkRober_Bait_Package

There have been plenty of booby trapped bait packages set out for unsuspecting porch thieves, but this one takes the cake. Mark Rober, who is pretty crafty in the shop designed the ultimate booby trapped bait box using a bunch of tech.

This package starts off with an Apple HomePod box, a 3d printed frame, four phones for GPS and video recording, a pound of fine glitter that spins out in all directions, and (my favorite) a fart spray device. Genius. Watch this video, after the break, showing porch pirates getting destroyed. (more…)

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Tenacious Tape Repair

How can you argue with a product named Tenacious Tape? I bought some of this “tenacious tape” months ago and recently had an opportunity to try it out in real life. Read on for the story of how I saved my jacket from the trashcan. (more…)