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Non-pilots to operate Army robot planes

11/29/2007, Military pilots aren’t too happy with plans for the US Army to allow non-pilots to take control of their powerful drone combat aircraft such as the Sky Warrior. Ordinarily, Predators and Reapers are handled by a qualified and skilled pilot on the...

VertiPod is Segway of the sky

11/28/2007, The VertiPod carries you about in a similar manner as the Segway… except for the fact that this device keeps you afloat between five to 15 feet above the ground and boasts a top speed of 40mph. Steering it is pretty easy – all you need...

VW Beetle to run on electricity

11/20/2007, This interesting Volkswagen Beetle might look all beat up from the outside, but inside the boot you’ll find an electric engine. The entire setup costs $29,995 – but think about the amount of dough you’ll save in the long run whenever you...

Ripsaw tank to rule them all

11/19/2007, The Ripsaw tank is one huge monster that can be remote controlled, hitting its stride of 50mph within a mere 3.5 seconds – now that’s blazing fast. This is made possible thanks to its 650 hp engine as well as 350 pound custom-engineered dual...

Volitan concept boat

11/15/2007, The Volitan concept boat looks a whole lot like the Imperial Shuttle in the Star Wars universe, using solid sails, wind power and solar energy in order to move around, making this one of the most environmentally-friendly sea vehicle ever – assuming...

WiFi Bus in Singapore

11/14/2007, Looks like Singapore is about to be one of the most connected city states in the world, with a dozen fully tricked out WiFi buses roaming its streets courtesy of Nokia. Sounds great to me – you can now surf while riding in a bus all day long, or...

KillaCycle breaks world record

11/14/2007, The KillaCycle has just pushed the boundaries of speed even further by breaking its own world record for being the fastest in an electric quarter-mile drag. It managed to set the new official ¼ mile record by clocking 7.991 seconds at 168mph,...

All new VW concept

11/12/2007, This Volkswagen concept is surely too far ahead in the future – it boasts just three seats and an aerodynamic body that is guaranteed to turn heads, although setting your pulse racing is another matter. The most interesting aspect would be its...

Gasoline car now runs on solar power

11/01/2007, Japanese scientists have taken a standard gas-powered car (the legendary Mazda MX-5 in this case) and converted it to rely purely on solar power to run. This was made possible by the Total Mobility Project, as the team removed the MX-5′s engine and...

Invisible tank technology to come?

10/31/2007, The British Ministry of Defence are currently working on a new technology that aims to make tanks invisible to the naked eye, hoping to roll out the first of such war machines in 2012. This technology involves using cameras and projectors to beam images...

Mobileye automatic warning system

10/31/2007, Mobileye is an automatic warning system that relies on a color-coded indicator which is mounted to your dashboard. It consists of a tiny video camera that is attached to the rear view mirror, relying on its EyeQ (cute) image processor to calculate the...

50 Cent gets his ride souped up

10/31/2007, Harman Consumer Group has taken its JBL brand and outfitted rapper 50 Cent’s Pontiac G8 performance sedan with a massive 800-watt JBL audio system – the JBL PX600. What you get with this monstrosity include a couple of two-channel amps and two...

Harman Kardon GPS-810

10/30/2007, If you’ve been hankering after a high end GPS navigation system all this while, the Harman Kardon GPS-810 would be a prime candidate for your consideration. It shares all features found on both the GPS-310 and GPS-510, in addition to an intuitive,...

Harman Kardon GPS-310

10/30/2007, Harman Kardon has just released the GPS-310 that enables both navigation and digital audio to run simultaneously, ensuring important navigation information is not left out of the picture whenever you’re grooving to your favorite tunes. In addition,...