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Lilium Jet Air Taxi
Over the last few years we have seen many attempts at VTOL concepts and personal airplanes. Few have been as smooth as the Lilium Jet Air Taxi. This cool little guy can take off vertically and fly at speeds up to 186 mph (same number for range). The Lilium airplane was originally going to be sold as a private aircraft but will now be used for ride sharing only (think Uber of the air). The Lilium Jet uses 36 individual electric fans for vertical and horizontal propulsion and should be on the market in the next few years. Video of the Lilium Jet in action after the break. (more…)

It looks like the 2014 prototype electric motorcycle is finally making it to production in 2019. Pricing and specs are still a mystery with the Harley-Davidson LiveWire. There is no gasoline used as this is an all-electric powertrain with a magnetic electric motor mounted low in the frame. I am not sure this will appeal to Harley-Davidson riders as they typically like to be the loudest and most annoying guys in...

Impossible US-1 Drone Clear

Impossible Aerospace claims they have a drone hitting the market in Q4 of 2018 with a two hour flight time. The main structure of the US-1 is full of batteries which is why they have longer than average flight times.

The Impossible US-1 ($7,500 for basic and $9,500 for thermal) comes in a few flavors. Most of the differences are around the camera type (FLIR).

Flight details and telemetry are still unknown but we do have some specs. Details after the break.  (more…)

HP hasn’t been terribly relevant for a while but they haven’t thrown in the towel just yet. They are pushing the envelope in the 3D printer world. First they released the Multi Jet Fusion 3D printer, and now they have announced the Metal Jet 3D metal printer. According to HP, Metal Jet is a “voxel-level binder jetting technology” that’s up to 50 times more productive than existing 3D printing solutions. It also features four times the nozzle redundancy and double the printbars of the competition. Basically,...

DJI Mavic 2 ProDJI has done it again. They just released two new drones, the Mavic 2 Pro ($1,449) and Mavic 2 Zoom ($1,249). Some of the technology is the same, and some is massively improved.

The Mavic 2 Pro comes with a Hasselblad camera, 1″ CMOS Sensor, adjustable aperture, 10-bit Dlog-M, 10-bit HDR video, and hyperlapse (time lapse shots). Long story short, a badass camera.

Both new Mavic 2 drones have longer flight times (up to 31 minutes), a longer range (up to 8km), full omnidirectional obstacle sensing (about time!), ActiveTrack 2.0, and more.

Damn you DJI. Just when I think the competition is catching up your technology takes another leap forward. My credit card number is _ _ _ _…

Video of the Mavic 2 in action after the break. (more…)

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...

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…)

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…)