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Chinese cities wanting peace and quiet are using acoustic cameras to catch honking drivers

April 28th, 2018 at 9:32 am » Comments Off

The cameras, which have been rolled out in 40 cities, work by capturing a two-second film of a honking car. The police analyze the footage to determine whether drivers who honked had a fair reason to do so — if not, they could receive a $16 fine. This may be the first step to link […]



Don’t call it a dingy: Jet capsule is a luxurious ‘compact yacht ‘ for the rich

April 28th, 2018 at 9:09 am » Comments Off

Well, 2018 is shaping up to be a pretty awesome year on the water. First, we told you about a flying hydro-jetpack. Then, there was the flying Jet Ski and the electric surfboard. Now, it appears we’ll need to make room for yet another aqua toy in The Manual boathouse. The Jet Capsule Compact Yacht […]



One of the world’s filthiest industries just agreed to clean up its act

April 20th, 2018 at 9:35 am » Comments Off

The shipping industry sets sail toward a carbon-free future. Cargo-shipping regulators have struck a historic deal to set their dirty fuel-burning industry on a low-carbon course. On Friday, the International Maritime Organization agreed for the first time to limit greenhouse gas emissions from global shipping. The nonbinding deal marks a critical shift for the sector—which, […]



Shared mobility is growing, but the ride-sharing economy still has a long way to go

April 20th, 2018 at 9:20 am » Comments Off

If you live in a US city, car-sharing services like Lyft and Uber might seem omnipresent. However, the ride-sharing economy still has a ways to go, at least according to consumer sentiment.



The dizzying story of Symphony of the Seas, the largest and most ambitious cruise ship ever built

April 12th, 2018 at 8:58 am » Comments Off

This is the inside story of how cruise ships went from pensioners’ pastime to floating cities engaged in an all-out entertainment arms race. Symphony of the Seas has 2,759 cabins, or “state rooms”. At 362 metres, Symphony of the Seas is longer than The Shard (310m) is tall.



This insane flying jet ski can cruise the seas and skies at the same time

March 11th, 2018 at 10:03 am » Comments Off

  What’s more fun than a jet ski? A jet ski that can freakin’ fly!  



Radinn’s second-gen electric wakeboard is faster and cheaper

March 11th, 2018 at 9:27 am » Comments Off

The G2X wakeboard pushes itself along at up to 36 MPH.



Self-driving cars with “remote” drivers could test on Calif roads in April: DMV

March 5th, 2018 at 10:57 am » Comments Off

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Self-driving cars that back up their computerized system with a remote human operator instead of a fallback driver at the wheel could be tested on California roads as early as April, the state department of motor vehicles said.



China announces plan for hypersonic jet able to reach New York to Beijing in two hours

February 25th, 2018 at 10:30 am » Comments Off

A team of Chinese researchers has claimed to have designed a hypersonic jet that could travel at 6,000km/h, five times faster than the speed of sound.



Elon Musk’s Boring Company gets preliminary permit for NYC-DC Hyperloop

February 25th, 2018 at 10:20 am » Comments Off

A 29-minute trip from D.C. to New York may seem too good to be true. And it very well may be. But that isn’t stopping Elon Musk from pushing forward with plans to build a Hyperloop along the eastern corridor.



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