Posted on Feb 7 2018 - 9:01am by Lisa C.
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Sure, you could show up to the next beach or pool party with an ordinary float or beach ball. How ordinary. Instead, show up with a 12-foot giant beach ball. Yep, 659,000 cubic inches of volume wrapped in 30mil vinyl. Don’t even think of blowing this 12-foot beach ball without an electric air-pump. Video and pictures of this spectacle after the break. ...

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…)

I am obsessed with dashboard car cameras. I have a camera in every car I own and love the peace of mind they provide should something go awry. Dashcams have provided me with some entertaining videos and have also helped to keep a dishonest person honest during a fender bender. After trying several brands of dashcams I have been loyal to BlackVue for the last 5+ years. The BlackVue cameras are made in Korea, they are high quality, and have rarely failed me. Most dashboard camera brands, who will not be named here today, have let me down...

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...

Pemenol Wireless Vehicle Backup Sensor System Control Unit

If you happen to have a vehicle that doesn’t have a rear camera or backup sensors, you should check out an aftermarket reverse/backup radar system. A friend of mine has an older pickup truck and has a tough time backing up. The truck is so long that he can’t tell if he is 6-inches or 6-feet away from obstacles, not to mention the dangerous blind spots. Long story short, we spent about 4-hours installing the system this weekend. Read on for that review. (more…)

This inexpensive lighter uses a rechargeable battery instead of fuel and a spark instead of a flame. The Tacklife ELY01 will work about 1000 times before needing a recharge and can be charged about 500 times. In other words, it should last a very long time before needing to be retired. The head on Tacklife ELY01 Rechargeable Electric Arc Lighter ($17) is flexible for those tough to reach ignition spots (think bbq grills, gas fireplaces, etc..). Also good for damp and windy conditions as it doesn’t have a flame to blow out. Video...

Whether you are learning to ride or racing in the small-capacity CC learner class the KTM RC390 is a great choice. Or, it was. As the small-capacity learner class race series is gaining popularity worldwide manufactures are stepping up their game. KTM has just announced the limited edition RC390R which looks similar to the RC390, but includes the following updates; shorter intake funnels for a wider powerband fully-adjustable WP suspension in the front and rear adjustable top yoke and handlebar kit foldable CNC-milled levers There will...

Posted on Jan 29 2018 - 9:03am by Russ
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Elon Musk is great at grabbing headlines. His latest headline grab is in the form of a flamethrower from his Boring Company. This Boring Company Flamethrower ($500) doesn’t have much in the way of specs but it does say it will be the world’s safest. Who knows if that is true or why I pre-ordered one. Going to be a bit tough to explain this one to the wife. ...

Posted on Jan 26 2018 - 8:37am by Ty G
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A Swedish based EV company named Cake has come out with their first product, this ugly minimalist designed electric bike – the Kalk. I can’t get over the name. “I’m gonna grab my Kalk and head home, see ya’ll tomorrow.” The Cake Kalk ($14,000) is built for on and off-road riding and can hit 50 MPH with a range of 50-miles. In staying with the “50” theme, they are limiting the initial production run to 50 units. ...

If you are one of the people waiting for the Apple HomePod Smart Speaker, the time has come. Almost. This Friday, January 26th, pre-ordering will be gin for shipments beginning on February 9th (assuming you live in the US, UK, or Australia). If you have never heard of the Apple HomePod it is similar to Amazon Alexa and Google Home but powered by Siri and with different tech. In the future you will...