Posted on May 28 2018 - 6:40am by Steve M
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This nifty tool is a traditional 16-foot tape measure with a built-in 50-foot laser tape measure. Yep, that is it. No need to read any further. Hey, I said you didn’t have to ready any further. Ok, since you are still here – The General Tools LTM1 sticks with the old-school tape measure for short-span precision...

One way the budget airlines are able to offer such low airfare is by cutting costs. T’his means luggage fees, tighter seating, and now hybrid airplanes. How much can a hybrid fleet save a small airline like EasyJet? 35-million per year! This isn’t your typical hybrid though. Don’t expect an Prius styled airplane running on batteries or anything like that. The way the jumbo-jet hybrid system works is that the main engines are not used when the airplane is taxiing. Apparently taxiing around the runway is approximately...

Let me start off by saying I have been secretly coveting a loaded minivan. No, I don’t have kids or play in a band. I just think minivans are cool. I know, I know, I am mostly alone here. But, before you knock it, head over to a Toyota or Nissan showroom and ask to sit in a loaded minivan. They are amazing and have some impressive features like TV’s, built-in vacuum cleaners, electric sliding doors, tables, and more. The one thing I have been waiting for however, is a hybrid version. Well it turns out Toyota has been making...

It seems we are still in the infancy stages when it comes to quadcopters, or dare I say “drones”. They just keep getting better and better. This latest quadcopter, the B-Unstoppable, is a mix of a remote controlled tank with a quadcopter. Tired of driving around in the dirt? Spin up the quadcopter blades and fly for a while. Prices range from $85 to $152 depending on FPV configurations and the like. Currently this guy is stuck at

Look for Honda’s latest Accord Hybrid ($29,155) to hit US showrooms by the end of this month.  Finally someone is getting close to the Toyota Prius mpg… close but not quite as good yet.  The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid uses a 1.3 kWh lithium-ion battery pack to get a 50 mpg city rating.  The Accord Hybrid has a tiny 2.0 liter four cylinder Atkinson-cycle engine making 140 hp at 6,200 rpm (with a 124 kW electric motor/generator). The Honda Accord Hybrid has three operating modes, all-electric, combined gasoline/electric...

Volta Volaré has begun taking folks money orders for their four-seater GT4 hybrid airplane which they believe is the "most technologically advanced private aircraft available anywhere on Earth.”  The GT4 E-Hybrid airplane can take off, fly, and land on electric power only.  When the battery level drops below 25 percent a gas engine will start...

  This is the first time I have seen a thermal solar hot water heater that also creates electricity.  It tends to be one, or the other.  This hybrid solar tube technology is called the Virtu Tube and is made by Britain's Naked Energy.  The Virtu Tube's have a photovoltaic...

Yep, you can finally get a 500GB Solid State Hybrid Drive for only $99.99 landed to your home or office.  The Seagate Momentus XT 500GB ST95005620AS hard drive...

At first glance it looks like this "partnership" is just Ford accepting that Toyota's hybrid technology is the best and that they want to use it.  At second glance that is exactly what this is, Ford will be using Toyotas hybrid technology to create a new rear-wheel drive hybrid platform for their light trucks and SUV's. ...

Again, our fine government is taking great lengths to protect us.  Geese thanks.  The fine piece of US legislation that made it mandatory for EV's to make more noise when moving has delayed the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.  The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid was supposed to launch in 2010 but had to make last minute changes to comply with this stupid law. ...