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I sure hope this ambitious energy harvesting gadget becomes a reality. This floating platform, from Sinn Power in Germany, is still very much a concept. All of the parts exist, but they haven’t been put together in such a way, yet. This system is designed to provide power for coastal locations and creates power from wind turbines, solar panels, and floating wave energy harvesters. It is built in...

DJI is often called the “Apple” of the drone world. They do make good quadcopters. I try to avoid buying items made in China (not easy and I am nowhere near 100%… not even close, yet) for many reasons. Too many reasons to list here. With that said, I do have a DJI Mavic Mini and it is a great little product. However, it appears they have stepped on a technology patent owned by Autel...

Let me start off by saying that internal combustion outboard motors have way more power, but that isn’t the point with this one. The Evoy Pro is the equivalent to a 150-horsepower gasoline motor and runs at 90 kW nominal and 150 kW peak. This product is still evolving but looks promising for places where you need a quiet or less polluting solution. ...

Nest is down again

Let me start by saying that I have referred several people to the Nest products. When they are working, they are great. The last few months Nest has been down too many times for my taste. In other words – Nest has been shit lately.

I can’t access cameras, thermostats via the web or app. I pay a service fee every month and I don’t get a month’s worth of service lately. Not cool. I spend more time on this page checking to see if the unreliable Nest services are working or if it is something else. The only thing keeping me from jumping ship and heading to Wyze is that Wyze doesn’t offer 24/7 recording as of yet (or an outdoor camera). The closest thing is Wyze’s “Complete Motion Capture” which is better than the crappy 12-second clips but still not good enough for real-world security.

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Cars, boats, planes, busses, helicopters and the like are getting electrified. It makes sense, assuming we can recycle all of the batteries. Another vehicle is about to join the electric party – the backhoe loader. The construction company, Case, has introduced the first fully electric backhoe loader named Project Zeus (or 580 EV). The Case 580...

Home coronavirus test kit

Folks are pretty up in arms over the latest coronavirus (Covid-19), and until we have more accurate information I can’t blame them. Some people are heading to the hospital at the first sign of any cold-like symptoms. Others with symptoms are unknowingly infected and staying home as they don’t want to step foot inside of a hospital. Not sure what the right balance is, but a home testing kit is one of the smartest options I have heard of to date. Read on for details of a coronavirus covid-19 home test kit that is on the way. (more…)

Hyundai Sonata Super Bowl Commercial Smart Park

Sure, Tesla already has this feature… but this is more about the funny Super Bowl commercial. This star-studded commercial shows off the 2020 Hyundai Sonata’s Remote Smart Parking Assist feature with Chris Evans, John Krasinski, Rachel Dratch, and David “Big Papi” Ortiz. Check out the funny video after the break. (more…)

The personal mobility scooter company, Segway, is now going after the powersports market with a street bike (pictured above), off-road 4-wheelers, and an electric dirt bike. The latest announcement and unveiling is of the Segway Apex which will have a top speed of 125 mph and a 0-60 mph time of 2.9 seconds. Other than those specs, much is unknown. ...

Looks like the Stator Fat Wheel Electric Scooter (Launch Edition) is finally available for pre-order. Let’s get the obvious good bits out of the way – this scooter looks amazing, it has a range of up to 80 miles, a top speed of 30 mph, disc brakes, fat tires, a slick handlebar display, and LED lighting. Looks great. Let’s hope this thing performs as good as it looks because the marketing material smells a bit fishy. Here are some of my cringe-worthy favorites. Engineering is an art and we’re perfecting it …world’s...

official-craigslist-iphone

Craigslist.com is a great place for selling just about anything since 1995. Up until now, Craigslist has only supported the web browser as an interface for selling/buying. Sure, there are other third-party apps that are attempting to do what Craigslist has not, launch an iOS app. Well, Craigslist has just released its very own official app which you can download here.