Transportation

Air Genie: The flying, reflecting orb

Today must be the day of oddities. The Air Genie is a flying orb shaped screen which has video cameras built in to reflect it’s surroundings. We think that its some sort of ploy for advertising, kind of like the Goodyear Blimp, but extremely high tech. The diameter of the sphere is 115 feet with a massive volume of 792,764 ...

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Lexus concept car looks like Minorty Report, only exterior is real

Are you one of the few left who are still obsessed with Tom Cruise? If not, don’t worry, this car still looks hot, and you can still buy it. This gorgeous Lexus was made completely custom for the movie Minority Report (w/ Tom Cruise). Now don’t be suprised when I say that this picture isn’t of the real car, it’s ...

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Automatic car starter for the overly lazy

Is putting your keys into your car door too complicated or stressful for you? If so, the Deluxe Remote Car Starter is for you. And so is therapy because no one should be that bothered by keys. This little device which costs about $90 has a range of 1,000 feet, quite far for your normal house. For technical reasons, this ...

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Lunar Lander for sale on eBay

This Lunar Lander look alike is available for sale on eBay. You are paying for the vehicle and the chance to compete in the X-Prize Foundations, Lunar Lander Contest. Where designs are judged on their load capacity and hover height and length of time airborne. The grand prize for the best lander is $1,000,000. Is it worth the $199,000 Buy ...

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Flying car by 2009? Well, we’re getting there.

The Seattle Times writes a profile of Israeli conceptualist, Rafi Yoeli, the designer of a new concept called the X-Hawk. While the X-Hawk might not be the flying car we originally envisioned it’s a step in the right direction. The X-Hawk is being designed as a urban rescue vehicle, designed in the wake of the Hurricane Katrina disaster in New ...

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VoomPC-2 brings a fully functional PC into your dashboard

What’s not to love about super small form factor computers? The VoomPC-2 delivers the price that many other small form factor PCs havn’t been able to do yet. Unfortunately, it has to skimp on the features to do so. Luckly, they aren’t trying to sell this product for home media center usage. Their target market is the mid/high end car ...

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Retro Rewind: The 1981 De Lorean DMC-12

This week’s retro rewind delves through various levels of pop-culture through the 80’s. No doubt the De Lorean was best known for its role as the time machine from the Back To The Future movies. Did Michael J. Fox or Christopher Lloyd ever think that the Delorean would become a cultural trademark after the movie was made? Who the hell ...

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The Proteus WAM-V wave rider

Somewhere between a standing arch and a boat-plane, without the plane, the WAM-V is one odd looking vehicle. The MAR (Marine Advanced Research), based out of California displays this “adaptive wave” rider to the public, knowing it’s like nothing most of us have ever seen. The Proteus is the largest of a fleet of WAM-Vs (Wave Adaptive Modular Vessel) that ...

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Dodge Viper SRT-10 Mopar concept

At the Detroit Auto Show Dodge was showing off their 600-horsepower Viper right in the center of their booth. However, that wasn’t the best one. Near the back of the booth Dodge had a little secret: the Dodge Viper SRT-10 Mopar concept. It seems that Dodge wanted to 1-up itself and pack more into a car that was already packing ...

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Yamaha’s hybrid electric bike saves you when you need it the most

We have seen hybrid cars for a while, now we have hybrid bikes. These new Yamaha bikes can store up energy in a Lithium battery when you are cycling, and helps you by releasing power when you are going upslope. This is all done by sophisticated sensors, and by not helping you at all when it detects that you are ...

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