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Canoo goes desert warrior with stripped electric "skatekart"

When Canoo presented its vision of subscription-based electric vehicles a year ago, its symmetrical, window-wrapped EV pod won our hearts as one of the cooler electric people-pushers on the horizon. What it didn't do was scream, "Turns on a dime!!" or "Dust-heaving desert dune buggy!" But underneath that glossy rounded trapezoid of mobility is a skateboard...

18-function multitool wrenches gear, starts fire and plenty more

Built to travel with tinkerers and DIYers from garage, to work, to distant outdoor spaces, the new Caliber X from Tools Mule takes a different tack on multitooling. The compact, skeletal chassis disguises an 18-function, wrench-out build meant for everything from Saturday afternoon BBQs to all-out wilderness survival.Continue ReadingCategory: Outdoors,...

Ground testing completed for Rolls-Royce ACCEL electric aircraft tech

Last year, we heard how Rolls-Royce was developing what it claims will be the world's fastest electric airplane, the ACCEL. Now, the company has announced that it has completed ground testing of the technology that will be used in the aircraft.Continue ReadingCategory: Aircraft, TransportTags: Electric Aircraft, Rolls Royce, World's Fastest

Handlebar Bag features pop-up lid and multiple mounts

While many bicycle commuters and long-distance riders use a bar-mounted bag, there's something to be said for the easy accessibility of a good ol' basket. Route Werk's Handlebar Bag combines the best features of both, along with various extras.Continue ReadingCategory: Bicycles, TransportTags: Bags, Cycling, Kickstarter

MIDI controller uses mini joysticks for expressive music creation

Dublin-based startup Joyst Instruments is launching a new MIDI controller called the JV-1 next month on Kickstarter that sports a bunch of gamer-style thumb joysticks up top for creating expressive music. Prepare your DAW for battle!Continue ReadingCategory: Music, TechnologyTags: MIDI, Digital music, Controller, Joystick, Prototype

Orchid-inspired skyscraper starts to blossom in Hong Kong

Envisioned as an orchid tree about to blossom, the Zaha Hadid Architects-designed 2 Murray Road is under construction in Hong Kong's Central Business District. The skyscraper will feature a distinctive overall form and sustainable design that prioritizes fresh air ventilation, as well as an AI-powered management system that enables workers to move from...

Mirrored mixing bowl offers behind the scenes look at the art world

Looking like a massive mirrored mixing bowl with salad sticking out of the top, MVRDV's Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen has finally been completed in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The eye-catching project is hailed as the world's first publicly-accessible art depot by the firm and will host 151,000 art pieces.Continue ReadingCategory: Architecture, LifestyleTags:...

Sennheiser aims for budget audiophiles with HD 560S headphones

Donning a pair of quality headphones is a great way to really immerse yourself in the music, but you can feel a little closed in after a while. Open-backed cans allow in more air for a more spacious sound, and Sennheiser has just announced a new pair for audiophiles on a budget – the HD 560S.Continue ReadingCategory: Wearables, TechnologyTags: Sennheiser,...

Interview: Roland Sands builds "Challenger RR" race cruiser for Indian

Harleys and Indians are used to competing with one another in showrooms, but a new race series is putting these giant American cruisers head to head at the famous Laguna Seca racetrack in the "King of the Baggers" invitational – the motorcycling equivalent of a tractor race.Continue ReadingCategory: Motorcycles, TransportTags: Indian Motorcycles, Roland...

Ring video drone checks homes for intruders or left-on lights

Amazon’s Ring has announced a new home security camera that can let you virtually walk through your house when you’re not home. The Ring Always Home Cam is mounted on a drone of sorts that can fly a preset path to check for intruders, open windows or left-on ovens. But of course, it might be more trouble than it’s worth.Continue ReadingCategory: Around...

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