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  • November 11, 2015
    This is the world's longest bicycle. It's 117 feet and 5 inches (~36-meters) long, and made for two people. That seems like a waste. Plus it can only go straight. It's frame is based on the same design as the lighting rigs you see at concerts. I don't know why, but the who... / Continue →
  • November 3, 2015
    This is a video introducing MotoBot, a robot that Yamaha is developing to ride motorcycles better than the best human racers. Why? I'm not sure. Presumably to terrify people. Could you imagine this thing pulling up next to you at a stop light WITH A GUN FOR AN ARM? I would... / Continue →
  • November 2, 2015
    This is a video of Aladdin riding a magic carpet through the streets of New York City. Just kidding, this is a video of Jesse Wellens from Youtube channel PrankvsPrank dressed as Aladdin and riding an electric skateboard made to look like a magic carpet through the streets of ... / Continue →
  • October 16, 2015
    This is a series of photos taken by Amsterdam photographer Max Siedentopf featuring the random cars he pimped out with cardboard. Apparently Max wanders the streets at night customizing stranger's cars with cardboard and and masking tape. Admittedly, some of those mods are pr... / Continue →
  • October 15, 2015
    This is Lobster Roll, a motorcycle customized by leather artist Timothee "Timo" Richard to look like a lobster. It cost $6,000 for Timothee's leather work alone, not including the bike itself. That makes for a pretty expensive lobster. Surprisingly, the bike was commissioned... / Continue →
  • October 15, 2015
    Seen here praying he isn't about to die, a driver tests Tesla's new autopilot feature. Tesla just rolled out a software update today that includes the feature, which allows its newest cars to take over some of the driver's functionality (i.e. steer on the highway, change lanes... / Continue →
  • October 8, 2015
    Seen here on what appears to be a 4,000-lane highway, a checkpoint on the other side of a tollbooth causes a bottleneck and massive traffic jam outside of Beijing. Honestly, if I had been stuck in this I probably would have spontaneously human combusted. I do not cope well wi... / Continue →
  • October 6, 2015
    This is a video of Mirko Hanßen demonstrating his extreme handskating skills. Mirko claims he invented handskating (Rollerblading on your hands) and has spent many years of difficult training to be the best in the world. Just remember: when you're the only one doing something... / Continue →
  • October 1, 2015
    This is Tesla's Model X, the company's $132,000 entry into the electric SUV market. It has seating for six or seven (you can opt for a two or three seat middle row), can go 250 miles on a charge, and has rear gull-wing doors (they call them falcon wings because they're also ar... / Continue →
  • September 1, 2015
    To promote the release of the Mad Max video game today, Warner Brothers and Uber teamed up to offer rides in Mad Max style cars in and around the Seattle area. Live anywhere besides Seattle? YOU ARE SHIT OUT OF LUCK. I live on the moon and haven't been able to get the lunar r... / Continue →
  • August 12, 2015
    This is the WalkCar, a personal electric transportation device that looks like a laptop on wheels. It can support 265-pounds and travel up to 7.2 miles on a single charge at a breakneck speed of 6.2MPH. At speeds like that my mom would almost certainly make me wear a helmet. ... / Continue →
  • August 4, 2015
    Note: The video should start at 2:55 for the main action. If you want to see what led up to the confrontation (the car passing too close then the two arguing over rules of the road), watch the whole thing, although the guy in the car loves to drop some f-bombs (i.e. "Put your ... / Continue →
  • August 3, 2015
    Remember HitchBOT, the hitchhiking robot? Late last year he successfully thumbed his way across the entirety of Canada. But, just as I predicted in that post, his journey came to a swift end upon entering the U.S., and the robot was found decapitated and de-armitated in Phila... / Continue →
  • July 30, 2015
    These are two more short teaser videos of the hoverboard Lexus has been developing. Apparently we're actually going to get to see somebody ride it on August 5th. So mark your calendars. Then we can all gather around the internet next Wednesday and hold hands and be disappoin... / Continue →
  • July 15, 2015
    This is Toyota's Ultimate Utility Vehicle. It's a modified Sierra minivan on top of a Tacoma pickup frame. Would you drive it? I would drive it. INTO A RIVER. Just kidding, I would drive it to the grocery store. And all the other soccer dads will acknowledge my dominance ... / Continue →
  • July 10, 2015
    Seen here looking like something you'd expect to find on the top of somebody's zombie apocalypse wishlist, an Action Mobil 4x4 RV prepares to escape the city and set up base in the woods. Action Mobil specializes in customizable 4x4 RV's, which come in 2, 3 and 4-axle varietie... / Continue →
  • July 9, 2015
    This is the cordless drill powered walking machine built by Izzy Swan of Think Woodworks (previously: his all-in-one folding table and chairs) and inspired by the kinetic sculptures of Theo Jansen. I wish I was better at making things out of wood. I tried to build a birdhouse... / Continue →
  • July 8, 2015
    Director Paul Feig has revealed the new hearse ECTO-1 and some proton pack specs from the upcoming Ghostbusters movie via Twitter, so here they are. That way your cosplay proton pack can already be movie-accurate by the day the movie comes out. When does the movie come out an... / Continue →
  • July 6, 2015
    This is the custom t-rex skeleton tricycle for sale on Craiglist in Eugene, Oregon for $2,000. It measures 12-feet long, 8.5-feet tall, and the arms move as you peddle. The head is a marionette that can turn from side to side and open and close its jaws, all controlled by wir... / Continue →
  • June 25, 2015
    These are some renderings of the Spaceballs Eagle 5 LEGO set proposed by LEGO Ideas member NvdK. Why he didn't actually build a real one is beyond me. Will the set ever reach production? I doubt it. If it does though it should come with the necessary pieces to convert the sh... / Continue →