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Ford’s Smartbike Can Warn You Before You Hit a Pothole

Ford’s Smartbike Can Warn You Before You Hit a Pothole
Ford has announced its latest smartbike: the MoDe:Flex. The idea behind this concept electric-assist bicycle is that it will warn cyclists of upcoming road damage and potholes using a built-in vibration system. The bike works with an app that comes with an Apple Watch extension that can detect potholes on the road. Basically, when you are approaching dangerous hazards, you will feel the handlebars vibrate.

Lexus Slide Hoverboard: Please Let This Be Real

Lexus Slide Hoverboard: Please Let This Be Real
With 2015 halfway over, it seemed like we’d fail to meet Back to the Future‘s prophecy of a hoverboard. The hero of destiny, Mattel, has practically given up. And then Lexus brought this thing out. Now for the bad news.
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Relio Portable Photography Light: Chroma King

Relio Portable Photography Light: Chroma King
Photographers looking for an affordable and portable lighting solution should check out the Relio. It’s a microUSB-powered LED light with a high color rendering index (CRI) in a very small package. Relio’s outputs over 200lm of light with a CRI rating between 90 to 96.

Ford Camera Tech Can See Around Corners

Ford Camera Tech Can See Around Corners
I’ve had a backup camera in all of my cars for the last five years or so, and I think it’s a godsend for backing out of tight spaces, and for parallel parking too. As the technology matures and cameras continue to get smaller and cheaper, car companies are starting to expand their usage beyond simple rear view images. Ford’s latest camera tech lets drivers see a much wider view than ever, even being able to see around corners.

3D Printed Life-size Thief Bow Replica: The Plastic Age

3D Printed Life-size Thief Bow Replica: The Plastic Age
Last month we checked out Hero Complex Props’ 3D printed Ultron mask. Here’s their latest creation, a life-size replica of a compound bow from the Thief games, made almost entirely out of 3D printed parts. 3D Print says it took 50 hours to print the 32″ bow’s 16 main parts.

DIY Necktie Wi-Fi Hotspot: TieFi

DIY Necktie Wi-Fi Hotspot: TieFi
We all know that mobile devices often put us into bubbles of isolation. As a Father’s Day treat, ad agency Grip Limited thought of a cheeky way to force children to get closer to their dads.

Xbox One & PS4 Combo Laptop Case Mod Mk.II: All in One Greatness Awaits

Xbox One & PS4 Combo Laptop Case Mod Mk.II: All in One Greatness Awaits
Earlier this year we checked out Ed Zarick’s Playbox, a laptop that contains both the Xbox One and the PS4. That was supposed to be a one-off, but Ed got a lot of requests for the console combo that he decided to add it to his list of products on sale. Ed says he couldn’t find enough 22″ Vizio monitors, so for the PlayBox Mk.

Samsung’s Safety Truck Let’s Drivers See Through an 18-Wheeler

Samsung’s Safety Truck Let’s Drivers See Through an 18-Wheeler
Samsung ships a lot of goods in Argentina, which is good, but that country has a very large number of accidents, many of them due to cars trying to pass other cars and trucks on busy, narrow roads.

The Scalevo Wheelchair Can Climb Stairs

The Scalevo Wheelchair Can Climb Stairs
Most wheelchairs have one major disadvantage. Like the Daleks of old, stairs stop them in their tracks. Not the Scalevo. This electric wheelchair is capable of climbing and descending stairs thanks to a set of tank-like tracks that can be lowered to keep the user level at all times. No ramps are needed with this chair.

Deal: Mpow 3-Port Intelligent In-Car Charger

Deal: Mpow 3-Port Intelligent In-Car Charger
So you’re on a road trip with friends or family and everyone has a gadget with them. The usual drill? Constantly swap who’s plugged into the USB charger until everyone has juiced back up. With the Mpow 3-port Intelligent In-Car Charger, you don’t need to worry about that.

Looking for Father’s Day Gift Ideas? The Awesomer Has Got You Covered

Looking for Father’s Day Gift Ideas? The Awesomer Has Got You Covered
While you really should appreciate your dad 365 days a year, every June, we take a special day to celebrate dear old Dad. And when you get together with your pops this June 21, you better not be empty handed.

Touchjet Pond Projector Turns Any Surface into a Touchscreen: Tablet Overdose

Touchjet Pond Projector Turns Any Surface into a Touchscreen: Tablet Overdose
Earlier this year we checked out the Nabi Big Tabs, which are high end kid-friendly Android monitors that can have up to a 65″ 4K display. If you’re looking for a more affordable, portable or versatile alternative, Touchjet’s Pond pico projector seems like a good bet. The Pond was funded by Indiegogo backers last year (it was called the TouchPico at the time).

Ford Launches 3D Printed Model Shop, Downloadable 3D Models

Ford Launches 3D Printed Model Shop, Downloadable 3D Models
3D printing technology continues to improve in quality and usefulness. In fact, major automotive companies like Ford use the technology as a growing part of their design and prototyping process. Now, Ford has decided to take 3D printing to the masses, teaming up with Turbosquid.com

Ola Fingerprint Smart Lock: Bluetooth & Nail

Ola Fingerprint Smart Lock: Bluetooth & Nail
Door locks that use Bluetooth or fingerprints have been around for years, but the makers of Ola appear to have combined both functions in one easy-to-install door lock. Similar to recent smart locks such as Lockitron, instead of using keys you unlock Ola over Bluetooth using your mobile device.

SpaceX GoPro Video Is the Most Serene Thing You’ll See All Day

SpaceX GoPro Video Is the Most Serene Thing You’ll See All Day
SpaceX has never been shy about offering up HD video of both its successes and failures. One of my favorite SpaceX videos is the one of the rocket exploding while trying to land. SpaceX has offered up a new video that lacks explosions, but is very beautiful and serene instead. The video was shot using a GoPro camera that was attached to a fairing used to protect cargo during launch.

Review: OAXIS Bento Wireless Speaker Requires No Bluetooth or Wi-Fi Connection

Review: OAXIS Bento Wireless Speaker Requires No Bluetooth or Wi-Fi Connection
So how exactly does a wireless speaker work without a Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connection? The Oaxis Bento uses electromagnetic induction tech to work its magic. Simply place your smartphone on top of the Bento’s platform and align its speaker with the marked line.
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