Review: Productivity in eye-friendly color with the PocketBook Eo e-note

The PocketBook Eo color E Ink e-note announced back in April is now available. We’ve spent the last few weeks being kinder to our eyes while makes notes, reading and planning – and have even taken the odd photo. Let’s have a closer look.Continue Readin… Continue reading Review: Productivity in eye-friendly color with the PocketBook Eo e-note

Rocket-powered Aurora is a go for unlimited-speed high-altitude flight

The Mk-II Aurora suborbital spaceplane took to the skies last year for its maiden flight with a rocket engine. Now Dawn Aerospace has been give the official nod from New Zealand’s Civil Aviation Authority to undertake test flights at unlimited speeds.C… Continue reading Rocket-powered Aurora is a go for unlimited-speed high-altitude flight

Watch: Scratch-built electric monowheel rides out with explosive torque

As we noted back in 2018, monowheels are “kind of ridiculous, largely pointless and far from a practical way to get around.” So would our minds be changed if crazy builders Make It Extreme swapped out an 1100cc engine for electric drive?Continue Readin… Continue reading Watch: Scratch-built electric monowheel rides out with explosive torque

Samsung finally puts a health tracker on your finger with the Galaxy Ring

Samsung has finally pulled back the official curtain on possibly its worst kept secret – the Galaxy Ring health tracker. Though there have been a number of similar wearables available from smaller companies for a while, this is the first from a major b… Continue reading Samsung finally puts a health tracker on your finger with the Galaxy Ring

Scrap metal sets sail as 55-ft solar-electric catamaran

Yacht design and engineering studio iYacht has been commissioned to help German TV and movie actor Daniel Roesner realize his vision for a “sustainable catamaran designed with circularity in mind.” The 55-ft multihull will be built using scrap metal, reclaimed wood and recycled cork.

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Six-legged robot looks to replace guide dogs for the blind

The ratio of guide dogs to blind people in China is roughly one service pooch for every 40,000 people. Researchers are currently developing a six-legged, AI-enhanced robodog to close the gap and safely guide users to their destinations.Continue Reading… Continue reading Six-legged robot looks to replace guide dogs for the blind

Ultralight M2 ebike fast-folds its way toward Brompton-killer status

Brompton went electric back in 2017, and has since launched a number of tasty folding ebikes. But even its lightest is heavier than the Flit M2, and is a good deal pricier too. First announced in 2022, the Brompton killer is now up for pre-order.Contin… Continue reading Ultralight M2 ebike fast-folds its way toward Brompton-killer status

NASCAR stuffs 1,340 horsepower of electric motors into prototype racer

The National Association for Stock Car Racing and Swiss multinational ABB have partnered to “push the boundaries of electrification” in the sport and beyond. The first fruit was revealed at the Chicago Street Race – a 1,000-kW EV prototype racer.Contin… Continue reading NASCAR stuffs 1,340 horsepower of electric motors into prototype racer

Affordable dual-motor 2WD ebike easily conquers 40-degree slopes

Fat-tire ebikes pretty much always make for smile-packed off-road fun, but is one motor enough to power the ride? Oddly named maker Lankeleisi clearly doesn’t think so, as evidenced in the X3000 Max adventure folder with dual 1-kW motors.Continue Readi… Continue reading Affordable dual-motor 2WD ebike easily conquers 40-degree slopes