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CompuLab has updated their mini computer for the Linux users amongst us. Collaboration from he Linux Mint team took place creating the Mini 2, the fourth generation of its MintBox line of small finless computers. Don’t worry, it also can run Windows 10 and FreeBSD. The housing is solid metal, is just 4.4 x 3.3 x 1.3 inches, and weighs 12.3-ounces. Inside is a quad-core Intel Celeron (Apollo Lake) J3455 CPU (up to 2.3 GHz), an Intel HD 500 GPU, up to 8 GB’s of RAM, and up to 128 GB’s of storage. MBM2 is based on Compulab...

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...

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.

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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...

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. ...

AKA – Why I like Apple and have an iPhone. Any government that has overstepped their bounds and openly spy on their citizens sucks, plain and simple. Our once great country has started sucking in many ways, too many to list here.  There are more countries that are worse, but it is still a tough pill to swallow for me. Apple makes it tougher for such governments to spy on iPhone users by encrypting data on phones, not allowing access to warrantless government overreaches, and encrypting iOS-to-iOS messaging (iMessage). Don’t...

EHANG 184 Electric Helicopter

Take a DJI drone and make it larger, much larger, add a seat and you have the EHANG 184. While it isn’t that simple, it isn’t that far off. This replacement car of the future is a personal helicopter. Much of the flight systems are automated (like the DJI’s). In recent testing of the EHANG 184 they have flown up to 984-feet high with over 500-pounds, recorded a distance of 9.3-miles with a top speed of 80.7 MPH, and logged 1000’s of manned flights. While I am sure it is safe and will only improve with time, I would like to see an 0h-shit parachute added before I hop inside. More pictures and video of the EHANG 184 after the break. (more…)

Hasbro has been masterful at turning an old game into a cash cow – Monopoly. Monopoly has been released in so many different versions it is difficult to keep track. The latest rendition of the Monopoly board game is dubbed Monopoly Cheaters Edition. This Cheaters Edition of Monopoly comes with a new set of rules which tend to help cheaters. Assuming you don’t get caught. There are now 15 Cheat Cards each with it’s own set of risky tasks. If you get caught you are handcuffed to the board game. Don’t get caught. Monopoly...