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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...

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...

2020 Ford Bronco Offwhite

Fingers crossed that the 2020 Ford Bronco rumors are true. I imagine that they are, and that a return of the Ford Bronco would be awesome and expensive. The only folks that don’t want this vehicle to see the light of day are the Jeep employees. OJ Simpson is super pumped.

Video showing the info and details, known to date, after the break. (more…)

Posted on Apr 3 2018 - 10:24am by drakaal
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There haven’t been too many exiting gadgets hitting the market lately so it has come to this – Earthworm Jerky ($15). Yep, it is a real thing. Perfect for your buddy who prides himself/herself on eating just about anything. The earthworm jerky is from Rhode Island and is seasoned with red chili, lime, sugar, park, garlic, and onion powder. Umm, no thanks. ...

Opening Hotel Door With Paper Menu Video

Look at that fortified hotel door. Digital locks, deadbolt, and a safety latch. Feel safe? Don’t, this guy opens both locks in under 30-seconds with a paper pizza menu. Video after the break. (more…)