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Considering that the earths population is set to grow from 7 to 9 billion in the next 2o years it is time to get creative about housing options. Add that with the fact that most of the earth’s surface is covered in water and that 75 percent of the world’s megacities are butted right up against the water. I’m not even going to get into global warming and sea level changes. You get the idea. ¬†Time for a houseboat.

This isn’t your typical “houseboat”. The HydroHouse was designed by Zhivov and Baikal Yacht Group and combines a houseboat, dock, and seaplane mooring. That alone is pretty amazing but it is also transportable by a normal semi-truck. When/if the world goes full crazy, untie the ropes and push-off.

Check out more pictures after the break.


Kitty Hawk Cora

Cora is an airplane that doesn’t need a traditional runway for take-off and landing. With Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) and an autonomous software the folks at Kitty Hawk hope this aircraft will be the sky taxi of the future. This particular model is named Cora and it can fly at speeds up to 110 miles per hour up to 3,000 feet. Video of this helicopter/plane in action after the break. (more…)

Police in China have been using facial recognition glasses for a while now. I know, great news right? As if the censorship, internet traffic spying, and general oppression isn’t enough. To be fair America is tied for second in this race to spy on its own citizens. Not cool. Well, China is doubling down on these facial recognition glasses which must mean that they like the results. The glasses are made by LLVision Technology and are used for things like spotting known criminals, checking travelers registration, vehicle registration...

Posted on Mar 12 2018 - 10:55am by Ty G

The traditional 3M Post-It notes are great for the home and office. Not so great, if you are an outdoorsy or tough environment type of person. You know, like a painter, contractor, gardener, etc… That is where the 3M Extreme Post-It Notes come in. The “extreme” version can stick on rough surfaces like brick and wood in cold, hot, or wet conditions. They are the toughest Post-It notes yet. ...

GoPro Sushi Conveyor Belt Video

While the title pretty much sums up this one, I rather enjoyed watching it. It is the closest thing to being a fly on a wall, in this case a GoPro on a Japanese sushi conveyor belt. Some people notice it, some don’t. Video after the break. (more…)

This is the perfect gift for your enemy or friend (with a good sense of humor) that likes doing jigsaw puzzles – the Micro Pure Hell Jigsaw Puzzle ($20). These tiny puzzles (around 10 x 15-inches) come in black and white and are made by Beverly of Japan. The part I find hilarious is the bit about it being for ages three and up. Maybe that is a typo and it should be thirty and up? ...

Cold weather doesn’t have to end your backyard hangout sessions. You just need to be creative. Try popping a Breeo smokeless fire pit to your backyard hangout area. There are four Breeo models to choose from (Ablaze, Zentro, Double Flame, and Luxeve). The Breeo fire pits keep smoke at a minimum by using a double-wall, secondary combustion chamber. This means that the smoke is mixed with heated oxygen causing it to reburn. No more playing musical chairs to dodge the smokey areas. The Breeo fire pits are made in Lancaster, PA and...

Watch out DJI, there is a new kid on the block. The new kid is Skydio and their autonomous flying camera is the R1 ($2,500). The Skydio R1 flies all by itself with no remote control. It is powered by an Nvidia Jetson AI chip, has 12 navigation cameras for obstacle avoidance, and a main 4k camera for tracking a target. the body is made of carbon fiber and aluminum. One of the best parts is that it is built in California. More pictures and video of the Skydio R1 after the break. ...

Boston Dynamics Spot Mini Robot

This Boston Dynamics robotic dog creature is the stuff of nightmares. This version, the Spot Mini, is smaller, quiter, and works with other devil robot dogs to solve problems. In other words I will be having nightmares for quite a while.

The End Is Near

Watch the video and be prepared to becreeped out. The end is near. Video of the Boston Dynamics Spot Mini after the break.


How to brake titanium lock with gallium

This video shows how gallium reacts with the ABUS Titalium Padlock. Pretty amazing stuff going on here. Video after the break. (more…)