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The Skateboard Stroller

The Longboardstroller is a baby stroller bolted to a skateboard, allowing you and your child to ...

The Longboardstroller is a baby stroller bolted to a skateboard, allowing you and your child to share in the fun (Credit: Quinny)

 

When you have kids, everything changes. Going for a short walk in the sunshine becomes an epic adventure, and doing anything as exciting as skateboarding is pretty much off the agenda. If only there was a way of combining skateboarding, getting outside in the sunshine for a while, and spending some quality time with your child. It turns out there is, and it’s called the Longboardstroller. read more

Future Transportation

A rendering of the Next Future Transportation system in action

A rendering of the Next Future Transportation system in action (Credit: Next Future)

Part mass transit, part personal mobility, the Next Future Transportation system is designed to act as an efficient, coordinated network that shuttles folks from door to door. Still in the early concept stages, the design features a series of modular, self-driving electric pods that pick passengers up on demand and link together in bus-like form on the journey to get each of them from point A to B as efficiently as possible. read more

AWD Anywhere Scooter

With its two oversized drive wheels, the eGroov manages all types of terrain, including sandWith its two oversized drive wheels, the eGroov manages all types of terrain, including sand

If you wanted an automobile to drive over sand, dirt and rock, as well as pavement, you’d probably start and end your search at models with 4WD. So why shouldn’t the same apply to your scooter selection? The eGroov scooter uses an all-wheel electric drive to keep you rolling forward and a modular hardware set to keep you comfortable. read more

This Flashlight Never Needs Batteries

The Lumen flashlight uses a thermoelectric generator to transform body heat into electricity to power an ...

The Lumen flashlight uses a thermoelectric generator to transform body heat into electricity to power an LED (Credit: Lumen)

Whether it be for everyday carry (EDC), outdoor adventure, or disaster preparation, flashlights tend to be found towards the top of must-have items. But one common aspect of these luminescent devices is that they’re only as good as the batteries inside. If you’ve ever switched on a flashlight only to experience a flood of frustrated disappointment, you might appreciate owning an “eternal flashlight.” Lumen is designed to be powered by body heat, never needing batteries. read more

16 Cameras in One

Light L16: multiple images from different lenses combine to give wider dynamic and focal range than ...Light L16: multiple images from different lenses combine to give wider dynamic and focal range than a single camera can capture (Credit: Light)

The Light L16 was created by the Light Company. Visit them at www.light.co for more information on their brand and new camera technology.

Light is a new silicon valley startup that’s focused on the holy grail of photography. A camera the size of a smartphone, that takes photos the quality of a 52-megapixel DSLR, zooms optically between 35 and 150mm, shoots great images in low light, and lets you select focus and depth of field after you shoot. read more

Lockheed Laser Weapon

The ATHENA laser weapon system was tested against a pickup truck in March

The ATHENA laser weapon system was tested against a pickup truck in March (Credit: Lockheed Martin)

Lockheed Martin announced this week that production of its Advanced Test High Energy Asset (ATHENA) laser weapon system has begun at the company’s Bothell, Washington facility. The high-powered laser weapon modules will be used as the heart of a 60-kilowatt system designed to be fitted to a US Army vehicle. read more

Single Wheel Hoverboard

The Hoverboard has a top speed of 16 mph (26 km/h) and a range of 12 ...The Hoverboard has a top speed of 16 mph (26 km/h) and a range of 12 mi (19 km)

We may still be waiting for the first true hoverboards, but one firm says its single-wheeler feels so like hovering that it’s actually called the Hoverboard. The board is mounted atop a 10-in wheel, with users leaning forward to accelerate and backwards to decelerate or change direction.

The Hoverboard is, of course, very similar to last year’s One Wheel and that’s not something that has escaped the attention of its manufacturer. In a direct comparison with the One Wheel, Hoverboard Technologies claims its single-wheeled electric skateboard is faster, offers a longer rage and is quicker to charge. It’s also reported to use sonar technology to stay stable and has API connectivity. read more

Close Shave With A Laser

Okay – this may the coolest thing I’ve seen in a long time!

The Skarp Razor uses a laser set at a specific wavelength to cut hair upon contactThe Skarp Razor uses a laser set at a specific wavelength to cut hair upon contact (Credit: Skarp Technologies)

 

Laser technology has come a long way over the decades, having made leaps from science fiction to science fact within the medical field, manufacturing, and even as a“death star” beam to help unlock the mysteries of the universe. But the latest laser-enabled concept is something the average consumer can more readily appreciate. The Skarp Razor may become the first-ever personal shaving tool powered by a laser. read more