A team of engineers over at Ohio University are aiming to combine what makes up the ingredients of a reliable electric car with something outside of a commercial carmakers’ laboratories.
The characteristics of the futuristic car, developed by Junmin Wang, will have no engine, transmission, or differential because each wheel will run on it’s own battery-powered motor. As each wheel turns independently, the car give drivers greater control and more freedom of movement.
Planning a night out in the chilly city and don't want to go it alone? The new social network iOS app At The Pool's got the remedy:
Create a Shout or pro-active status update that will allow you to alert people nearby of your plans.
For example: "Anyone wanna go ice-skating?"
View available friends displayed based on proximity and make a connection that is easy and spontaneous. Choose an acquaintance, whether new or old, who are looking to meet up and go ice-skating with you.
As the human population rises and cars clog the streets, it is more difficult to find a method of transportation that does not break the bank or destroy the planet. Bicycles are cute, but you can sweat like a pig if you ride them for too long. What if you can have the best of both worlds: the simplicity of a bicycle combined with the technology of a car? Thanks to the fundraising strength of the Boston startup Superpedestrian and the genius design from Copenhagen Wheel, the bicycle has gotten a facelift that makes getting from point A to point B faster and more efficient.
Launched in 2009 by the SENSEable City Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Copenhagen Wheel is an e-bike with artificial intelligence capabilties. The rear wheel of the bicycle is equipped with a motion-sensitive motor that detects when a rider is going up a hill, and adding electric support. The motor is battery operated, but does not require charging. The battery is able to store excess energy for later use when the rider rolls downhill.
Want to impress your tech-savvy crush? Need an unconventional holiday gift idea? Or just an excuse to get some extra Internet in your life? Red Envelope is selling a combination of USB/Wi-Fi hotspot cufflinks in a sleek design with a sliver finish. We spoted this gadget and just had to share! One cufflink can hold up to two gigabytes of data, and the other is a Wi-Fi hotspot for all wireless devices--phones, laptops, tablets, etc. Look professional while you're providing Internet access to a village of wireless electronics. Enjoy!
Who says you can’t take your electronics with you on any adventure, no matter how dirty, thrilling, or dangerous it may be? SUBTECH has created new protective technology that will save our electronic devices from the onslaught of nature’s best—water, winter snow, sleet, and rain, dirt, and anything else Mother Earth can throw at us. The SUBTECH Screen Shield is so much more than a screen protector—anti-scratch technology and premium tempered glass offer extreme scratch and shock proof protection, fitting the iPhone 5 in a choice of black or white for $49.94.
Check out what the newest technology offers for the modern wine lover (just in time for Christmas!):
This is a wine cap that, once snapped to the bottle, aerates your wine instantly as you pour it into the glass. The decanter gives your wine the taste it was meant to have, aged and smoother than when you first open the bottle, adding “value” to inexpensive brands. For only $25, you can make any wine a “fine wine” without having to wait for an electronic aerator. Drink with style and convenience.
JBL's newest headphones hit the market a month ago, and they've already made a big splash. Connor Cruise, adopted son of actors Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, was spotted wearing these top-of-the-line headphones while the kept the party rocking until the early morning hours at a concert for Rihanna.
If headphones were cars, then the JBL Synchros 700, the model in the photograph, is a Cadillac. With leather ear cushions and a die-cast aluminum frame, the sleek design is capable of supporting PureBass technology, and has a rechargeable battery that allows 28 hours of listening pleasure. These headphones also have an enviable "LiveStage" digital signal processor that provides the listener with lifelike sound JBL also offers headphones that are in-ear for a more affordable price. The Synchros also come in the series 500 and 300, with inner ear headphones. The Synchros 700 cost $349.95, while the inner ear headphones are a more affordable $99.95 Happy listening!
Imagine logging on to the web to get some much-needed shopping done.You click on your favorite store site, select women’s or men’s clothing, and get eight products in large images and their coordinating product names on your dash. If you press the spacebar, the options double. You can head to the filter tab to whittle your choices down to even more customized options. Once you select your item, you are redirected to the retailer page to purchase.
Shufflehub aims to bring this scenario to life with an online shopping experience fit for ease and your immediate gratification. The company sorts through various clothing styles and fits on hundred of different sites to bring you what you’re looking for- instant and simplified.
Facebook and Twitter have dominated the social media stratosphere, but with the future upon us, and constant changes in social trends, the online population is always on the hunt for a new form of social interaction. Here are 5 sites that you may not know about, and that you should consider if you are feeling you need a change from the “same old-same old" in the social networking world.
Created by the co-founder of Twitter, this site is an invite-only social media platform that allows only exclusive users to share more intuitive and original ideas. All Medium accounts seem to have some sort of link to professional publication, whether it be news, journalism, or research. In that regard, not everyone is eligible to post, weeding out the arbitrary and annoying content that appears on other sites. Unlike Twitter or Facebook status updates, Medium links its “updates” to 500-1000 word articles written by the user. Only the best and brightest seem to be able to post on Medium, and it is worth creating a Twitter account in hopes of being considered as a contributor. Given that it is a more specialized and aesthetically pleasing extension of Twitter, Medium holds promise as the new and coveted form of social communication for the future.
Have you ever been in the middle of watching your favorite sci-fi show and got a hankering for a frozen treat? When you pulled it out of the freezer, did you ever think, "This isn't nerdy enough. I want a dessert that's as futuristic and scientifically plausible as the show I'm watching." We're here to tell you the wait is over: there are now Kyl21 popsicles. The world's first molecular popsicle has just been released from food designer David Marx. Complete with a design that looks like it came straight from the set of Battlestar Galactica, each popsicle has increased surface area and multiple facets--just like the surface of a cut precious stone. There is nothing traditional about this popsicle: the flavors are stamped in a format similar to the periodic table on a popsicle stick that is slanted at a sharp angle. David Marx collaborated on the idea of a mathematical shape with a three-star Michelin chef, and a manufacturer of liquid nitrogen equipment. It seems that liquid nitrogen was the key component of making sure the design held together: in order to prevent the liquid from expanding when it froze and ruining the design, an instantaneous method of freezing had to be used, hence the liquid nitrogen.
Although the look may resemble that of Lavar Burton's in Star Trek, the yet-to-be-released Google Glass only represents the most state-of -art technology. Glass is an incredible innovation—wearable technology in glasses form—that finally puts mankind in the same league as that of Star Trek and The Jetsons; Google Glass is the future. It is not currently available for consumers, but there are a handful currently being “tested” by “Google Explorers." Such explorers are individuals who applied for the privilege on the Google Glass website, and received a preliminary product. Its advanced technology has it priced at about $1,500, but its current “testers” are discovering that futurity can have some kinks.