Monday, July 14, 2014

With Hoverball, you’d be better at footie than Ronaldo

Here’s one ball you won’t have trouble playing keepy-uppy with – because it can fly. HoverBall’s unusual talent comes courtesy of a 90mm-wide quadcopter inside, which enables it to fly for up to five minutes at a time.

This US$75,000 Mercier-Jones Supercraft would make Batman proud

Is that a car? A boat? 
Neither; this is the Mercier-Jones Supercraft, a hovercraft for multi-millionaires that’s inspired by supercars like the Bugatti Veyron. But unlike a supercar, you can drive it across a lake.

Soon you will play xbox 360 like never before!

Many a gamer cried out in tearful rage at the lack of backwards compatibility for both the Xbox One and PS4, but now it looks like Microsoft will bring last-gen gaming to the table. Eventually.
The news comes straight from the mouth of Microsoft‘s Partner Development Lead Frank Savage who confirmed that plans for Xbox 360 emulation are on the way.

Apple's 5.5-inch iPhone 6 to come out in 2015

The larger, phablet-like version of the rumored iPhone 6 is facing production problems serious enough to delay its arrival till 2015 or to limit initial availability, a high-profile Apple analyst claims.

Airbus A330 upgraded to Neo status

New jets get a lot of attention at the Farnborough airshow, but Airbus believes there's demand for an older plane revamped with new, more efficient engines.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Going Green: floating cities, vegetable synthesizer and a syringe that seals gunshot wounds

All eyes turned to Russia last week as the Winter Olympics kicked off in Sochi. The opening ceremony took place in the Fisht Olympic Stadium, a venue designed by Populous that was inspired by Fabergé eggs. But despite promises that this year's games would be zero-waste, environmental groups have countered that the event won't live up to its green claims. In other green design news, Paris is planning to turn abandoned underground metro stations into restaurants, auditoriums and even underground swimming pools. In London, a series of impressive origami-inspired pavilions popped up in Canary Wharf. In Abu Dhabi, Inhabitat obtained some exclusive photographs of the Al Bahr Towers, which are cooled with the world's largest computerized façade. 

Samsung Galaxy S5 will be a only ‘slight better’ says New York Times

Hold your horses, phone fans – the Samsung Galaxy S5 won’t come with some much-rumoured features and specs, according to a report by the New York Times.
Citing “a person in the smartphone industry with knowledge of the plans” as its source, the NYT says that the S5’s announcement in February will be a far more low-key affair than the S4’s, which took place at New York’s legendary Radio City Music Hall.