An electric skateboard augmented by artificial intelligence and sensors. It won’t move if it’s locked via its app or if you’re standing incorrectly on it. It can also suggest more efficient routes, regulate its speed to prevent falls and much more.
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One of Google’s lesser known products is this 55″ 4K digital whiteboard, designed to make brainstorming ideas across the globe easier, faster, and more fun. The Verge went hands on with this cool new collaboration tool. The initial software seems imperfect, but it’s still slick.
If you’ve ever found how Segways and so-called “hoverboards” stay upright, check out Joop Brokking’s video tutorial, which shows you how to build your own R/C 2-wheeled robot, controlled via Arduino for about $80 total. Full schematics, build details, and code here.
2BTruman demonstrates his custom-built synth, which looks like something off of a starship’s bridge. The system is powered by a Mac Mini, Ableton Live and Analog Lab, but the custom interfaces make it truly one of a kind. You’ve gotta check out the epic power-on sequence.
What could have been the Surface Pro 5 does away with the numbers. The new model has a more versatile hinge, up to 2.5x faster CPU, quieter cooling, and up to 13.5 hours of battery life. It’s compatible with the Surface Dial and the new Surface Pen is much more capable.
At the heart of this mirrorless camera is an insanely precise APS-H Foveon X3 CMOS image sensor which produces an image equivalent to a 51mp traditional sensor. Its RAW DNG files offer a level of detail not seen in cameras at this price. Sample photos on DPReview.
Dig deep into the belly of back-end coding with this series of online courses that will get you up to speed on Java, C, Perl, and Python in no time. In addition, you’ll learn the basics of operating systems, and how to apply your coding skills to IoT devices. A $2,950 value.
This tiny drone is designed to make racing easy for beginners, offering up high-speed flight, but with easy-to-use controls. It streams a 720p live video feed to your smartphone via Wi-Fi, offers 3 flying speeds, and automates flips and rolls for easy showboating.
Techmoan digs up all kinds of strange and wonderful “high-tech” stuff from the past. One of the crazier items has to be this cassette tape which defeated the entire purpose of a cassette, making you load in tiny reels of tape. Perhaps this was the precursor to the fidget spinner.