All-wheel-drive (AWD) for bicycles is one of those things that’s been around in one form or another for some time now, but is still mostly considered an oddity. In cases where cyclists have to ride on ice or plough through snowdrifts, however, it starts to make some sense … and when those people are riding across Antarctica, it makes alot of sense.
by: the Common Constitutionalist
This year, February 27, Pokémon (pocket monster) turned 20. It was created by Japanese game designer Satoshi Tajiri for Nintendo as a video game for the old Gameboy handheld video game platform. My sons still own theirs. It was introduced to the United States in 1998. Nintendo was quick to capitalize on its popularity. The video game soon spawned a celebrated trading card game, books, movies and a television series. The tag line of Pokémon is: “Gotta Catch Em All.”
Since then, at least a few of the Pokémon characters have gained international recognition. One of the most recognized characters, called Pikachu, was made into a five story tall Thanksgiving Day parade balloon.
But like most everything else, particularly in the what-have-done-for-me-lately world of video games, all things must come to an end – except Pokémon.
Unless you have been living under a rock – and even then it would be hard to miss the hundreds and thousands of people in any given geographic area that appear to just be walking around aimlessly. The one thing they all have in common is the smartphone, which they stare into as they stroll about.
The seas around Monaco and other holiday hotspots for the super-rich are about to get even more crowded with the delivery of the world’s fourth longest superyacht.
Owned by one of Arsenal FC’s largest shareholders, Dilbar measures 156 metres (511.8ft) and is the largest yacht in the world in terms of internal volume, with a gross tonnage of 15,917 tons.
Gizmag first met garage inventor Jason Woods back in 2011. Since then the Kymera jet-powered body board has been evolving into what is now a nearly production-ready machine complete with official specifications and pricing. We recently had some fun on the water putting the board through its paces.
Out of the car and into the water
Although it’s been quite some time in coming, the painful birth has produced a nice looking baby. At 46 lb (21 kg), it’s light enough to easily carry from the parking lot to the shoreline, although with a separate trip to grab the 24-lb (11-kg) battery. Even with that second trip, unless you’ve got to stop to put on a wet suit, you can still be out of the car and into the water in less than two minutes if you snagged a good parking spot.
A writer at the Huffington Post is hailing Obama’s latest control issue – mandatory government decreed overtime pay for the private sector. He says it will likely benefit 12 million American families. I disagree.
I speak in segment two of a computer generating swatting hoax perpetrated on a Massachusetts Congresswoman in retaliation for a bill she introduced to prevent online harassment.
The Zika Virus has hit America, but don’t worry – it has nothing at all to do with the huge influx of immigrants streaming across our border. The CDC assures of that. Coincidently, I disagree with this also.
Following months of investigations, researchers studying King Tutankhamun’s tomb believe there is a 90% chance it does contain at least one, if not two, hidden chambers.
Radar scans of the tomb in the ancient necropolis of Luxor have revealed two possible rooms, and they’re likely to contain remains believed to belong to Queen Nerfertiti, Egypt’s antiquities minister Mamdouh el-Damaty said.
If confirmed, Mr El-Damaty added ‘it could be the discovery of the century’ and that it’s ‘very important for Egyptian history and the history of the world’.
Radar scans of the tomb in Luxor have revealed two possible rooms according to Egypt’s antiquities minister Mamdouh el-Damaty at a press conference in Egypt (pictured). Tutankhamun’s chamber is shown top alongside the suspected location of the chambers right and bottom in blue
A BOLD set of designs have been floated for an outrageous man-made, private island.
Featuring a penthouse, jungle deck with a waterfall and an alfresco dining area, it would be the first in the world to move under its own power.
Owners of the island would be treated to 360-degree views within the penthouse, accessible by an 80-metre elevator.
Around the complex, residents would find all the amenities expected on a land-based tropical getaway — including a spa, gym, beauty salons, bar and pool.
American Dream has brought back the classic boat-trailer