Every vision of the future I've seen had flying cars in it. Now the future seems to be getting a lot closer. Terrafugia is developing the TF-X Concept ($TBA) to be a flying car for the masses. They believe the TF-X will be statistically safer than driving your regular car. Some of the features expected will be air traffic, bad weather and tower-controlled airspace avoidance systems. Full take-off, flying, and landing on auto-pilot. And a full-vehicle parachute for emergency landings. The TF-X will carry four passengers and have a flight range of at least 500 miles.
I think I'm in love. The newly released Raspberry Pi 2 Model B ($35) is the latest update to the already legendary microcomputer board. The latest Raspberry Pi 2 comes with an updated 900MHz ARM Cortex-A7 quad-core processor and twice the ram, going from 512mb to a full 1GB. The developers claim the new upgrades will provide up to six times the performance of the previous board. All of this for the same price. And Because raspberry is always thinking of its users the placement of all the connectors and the ports will stay the same, so you be able to continue using the same case and accessories if you just want to change the board.
This may go down in history as probably the greatest Facebook app ever invented. Bang With Friends works like this, you go to their site and sign in using facebook. Pick the friends you want to bang. It is completely discreet. If any of your choices also choose you then you are both sent an email and notified of your mutual interest. The rest is up to you. Needless to say I wish I came up with this idea.
Based out of Montreal, Clockwork Motorcycles takes vintage motorcycles and turns them into simple, minimalist machines. To do this, they use authentic materials and true craftsmanship with attention paid to the smallest details.Their latest build, the Clockwork Twenty2 ($CALL), somehow takes that minimalist mantra and makes it sexy as hell. The Twenty2 started off as a 1978 Honda CB750, one of the most customized bikes out there. They then customized the hell out of it, to create the beauty you see here.Some of the customizations include:
Take your music anywhere with the new Ultimate Ears Boom Bluetooth Speaker ($200). The Ultimate Ears is a 360-degree speaker with a 15-hour rechargeable battery. By using the UE Boom app you can connect two Booms together and pump up the volume. The acoustic skin has a plasma coating that makes the UE Boom water and stain resistant. And with the provided D-ring you can clip the speaker to anything. As far as specs, the Boom can reach sound levels of 88 dBA's, and has a frequency range of 90Hz - 20kHz. You can get your Boom in black, blue, green, or red.
Forget the girly cocktails and spirits with a mixer and start to drink like a real man; and an old man at that! Get a few of these Old Man Drinks ($11) down and that baby's bottom that passes for your chest will be sprouting hair in no time. From Sidecars and Boilermakers to Satan's Whiskers and Rusty Nails, these old school drinkers go down in as rough a way as they sound. There is no room for foo-foo umbrellas or pink drinks in this book, just good ol' stuff such as bourbon, gin, rye and whiskey, along with a hefty dose of life lessons. It's time to man up, grab that stool and settle in for a long long night.