Two mechanics build world’s fastest mobility scooter

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Crazy inventor Colin Furze is certainly not an inspiration for many (thanks to all the bizarre and scary things he makes), but who knew his crazy record setting mobility scooter (that clocked 71.59 mph) would become an inspiration for the world’s fastest mobility scooter ever made. Drawing inspiration from Furze’s scooter, two mechanics David Anderson and Mathew Hine from Isle of Man built a vehicle that normally does 10 mph, into the fastest mobility scooter that broke into Guinness World Records clocking 173.16 km/h (107.6 mph). Read More…

Australian artist hand-builds iconic Millennium Falcon from wood

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For all Star Wars fans, an Australian woodwork artist Martin Creaney has built a highly detailed wood version of the iconic sci-fi ship. Martin, who has previously build various Star Wars memorabilia’s including a X-Wing Fighter, R2D2, and an AT-ST Walker, this time around, inspired by a toy model of the ship bought 10 odd years back, has hand-built the iconic Millennium Falcon from more than 3,000 individually carved wood pieces. Read More…

Microsoft Hololens shows the future of interactive sports viewing in livestream

Microsoft Hololens NFL mashup hologram

Holographic display and augmented reality are going to be the future of technology in the coming decade, just like the mobile devices have dominated this one. Taking a step into that future is Microsoft Hololens which mixes reality and holographic imaging together to turn them into visual treat for your eyes. To give you another peak into the future is Microsoft Hololens un-tethered holographic computer’s mashup with Super Bowl. This is a concept video which shows how the viewers will watch and interact with live sports right in their living room.
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Google ready for testing self-driving car in rainy conditions of Washington

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Google’s self-driving car project has been under development, testing and improvement for a long time now and the internet giant wants to make it 100% full-proof before even thinking of rolling it out for commercial use. One thing that Google haven’t demonstrated so far is their self-driving car’s ability to drive in adverse conditions like rain or snow. However, Ford have been proactive with their self-driving car which they tested in snowy conditions. Most probably this has prompted Google to test its self-driving cars with over 1.4 million miles to prove their metal in rainy conditions.
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The cheapest and lightest exoskeleton suit guaranteed for worldwide acceptance

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Exoskeletons have come as a boon for paraplegics but most of them come at sky rocketing price that everyone cannot afford. Berkley-based company SuitX is about to change that notion with its $40,000 exoskeleton dubbed Phoenix. This exo-suit was designed for BMX bike rider Steven Sanchez who met with an accident and is paralyzed from waist down. The story imitated when Sanchez walked into SuitX’s office and after half-an-hour he came out in an exoskeleton which costs almost half that of other exoskeletons in the market like ReWalk.
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Custom-build Batmobile Casket for ailing kid that’ll put you to tears

Batmobile Casket for Andrew Peck

Christmas last month was very festive and there was a lot of stuff that we came across since we are the geeky lot. There were DIY’s and other gadgets which make Christmas a lot more special. One of the things we always like to write about are gifts from loved ones to their kids. But why are we talking about Christmas right now? Because we missed this gift from a grandmother to her special grandson.
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And now eagles will hunt down rouge drones in your alley

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There is no end to the drone menace, and most probably people are smart enough to employ their notorious drones to new mischiefs. Obviously, authorities and other independent town keepers have developed their own ways to shut down rouge drones. A new weapon in the fight against drones going bad is apparently developed billions of years ago by evolution. I’m talking about eagles and the Dutch National Police is using Eagles as its latest weapon against drones. To do this, the authorities have partnered with raptor training company Guard From Above to teach eagles how to pluck unwanted drones from the sky and bring them to a safe location.
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Japanese kid gets a 3D printed hand thanks to mom’s herculean effort

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3D printed prosthetics have gifted many kids around the globe a new lease of life which is great for humanity. The kind of costs involved in making 3D printed prosthetics is far economical to the more hardcore prosthetics which are almost out of the reach of many people. One such company that has been helping kids with new economical prosthetics is e-NABLE and their first such initiative was helping Liam, a South African boy with missing fingers back in 2013. Incidentally, Yukako from Japan came across the story and found out that her son Seigo had a similar hand to the boy. Thankfully she decided to go for the 3D printed prosthetic hand and since then Seigo has been having a good time with the new artificial hand.
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Just in Case you want to record voice calls on your iPhone

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Ever felt the need to record calls on your phone? For any reason, be it problem with your spouse or someone threatening you over the phone? There are any number of reasons for which you might want to record a call so, you’d say phone recording software is a good option but it has a large set of limitations and impracticality. That is the reason why an Israel-based firm has developed an iPhone case which has independent call recording features. With Just in Case JIC case you can stop and resume call recording feature anytime you want. The accessory can be important for journalists, undercover agents, spies and other people with such intentions.
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This bike water bottle collects vapors from humid air and makes it drinkable

Fontus solar powered water bottle filter

As a biker you are constantly in need of hydration and water is the best source to go for. But what happens when you have been pedaling for miles and there is no water in your sipper or anyplace nearby? To get over this problem Austrian startup Fontus has developed a water bottle that extracts water vapors from the air and then filters it to give you one less worry while on your adventure. The solar-powered water bottle has a hydrophobic surface which sucks any traces of water particles from the air and then filters it at the rate of 0.5 liters per hour.
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