Posted on Mar 21 2018 - 9:20am by Russ
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Imagine bad guys break into your house or business and a traditional alarm system sounds. Not a huge deal, they know they have at least 10 minutes before the calvary is on the way. In other words, they still get to steal things and exit without much difficulty.

Well, this clever idea changes things quite a bit. Once the alarm is triggered the space goes from normal to zero visibility in just 5 seconds. A thick fog fills each room and the bad guys only have one option… to leave the building. More videos of this awesome fog alarm system after the break. (more…)

Construction dudes like coffee, it’s a fact. Not really, but I think the two go hand-in-hand. Now you don’t have to pull your construction truck through the drive-through to get your coffee fix. The Makita CM501D is a coffee maker that is powered by the same rechargeable Li-ion batteries that the Makita power tools use. Genius! the Makita CM501D can make up to 5.3 cups of coffee per charge. ...

Toyota CUE Basketball Shooting Robot 1

When not making cars the engineers at Toyota like to play with robotics. The latest robot to come out of the Toyota Engineering Society is a humanoid robot that has one function, sinking free throw shots on basketball court. The robot is named CUE and it uses artificial intelligence to learn from real players. Video of this basketball shooting robot after the break.

Toyota CUE Basketball Shooting Robot 2

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Posted on Mar 14 2018 - 1:49pm by drakaal
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The Darth Vader tea kettle looks good on the shelf or stovetop. The handle is modeled after a lightsaber. Made of food grade stainless steel with a matte enamel finish. Unfortunately it play the Star Wars theme song when it is ready, it just whistles. ...

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
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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. ...

Shoei Neotec II

If you have ever ridden motorcycles in a group setting you know how fun, and frustrating, it can be. It is fun because you get to share the ride experience with friends and are more visible riding in a group. It is a bit frustrating at times when you are in the middle of the pack and need to stop for a restroom break and have no way of communicating with other riders around you.

One way to solve this is to bolt on a SENA Bluetooth Helmet Headset onto your existing helmet. Not the most elegant helmet addition, but it works. Well the folks at SENA and SHOEI have joined forces for a seamless helmet communication system, the Neotec II Helmet.

SENA’s exclusive SRL Communication System is tailored specifically to the NEOTEC II helmet. When installed, the SRL is virtually undetectable from the outside of the helmet, and functions with a simple 3-button control. Chat with other riders via bluetooth intercom, listen to music, hear turn-by-turn GPS directions, and much more with the SRL. Learn more about the SRL here.

The NEOTEC II is an every-occasion helmet with the adaptability to excel no matter where your next journey takes you. The convenient “flip-up” versatility of a true two-in-one helmet combined with next-level aerodynamics, an internal sun shield, PinlockĀ® EVO fog-resistant system, and the ability to seamlessly integrate with the all-new SENA SRL (SHOEI Rider Link) Communication System, the NEOTEC II is the pinnacle of modular helmet design for today’s hybrid motorcyclists.

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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…)

KNZ GoDuo Stereo Bluetooth Magnetic Speakers Split

Another bluetooth speaker? Sure, as long as it innovates and improves on the past generations. The KNZ GoDuo bluetooth speaker is pretty unique which says something in this crowded space. For example, the GoDuo’s are built tough, connect for easy carry, can be separated for wider stereo sound, and have magnetic bases. Video of the KNZ GoDuo speakers in action after the break. (more…)