Cardsharp4: natural metal credit card folding knife Cardsharp4 new metal knife: CNC machined from a wafer thin strip of ultralight aluminum (including natural grey anodising), Cardsharp4 has ultimate robustness and strength. New construction with two-stage, child-proof Zytel® safety lock helps prevent accidental opening and gives the knife excellent rigidity in both open and closed positions. The new improved Zytel® rivet secures the blade to the body. Porsche's First Car Built in 1898 Was Electric! When Porsche fans think back to the history of the brand that is responsible for the iconic 911, most of us think the brand came to life in 1948 and in many ways it did. But long before the 911 was born, Porsche’s founder Ferdinand Porsche built the electric Porsche P1 in 1898. The P1 was built as part of a partnership between Ferdinand Porsche and K.K. Hofwagenfabrik Jacob Lohner & Company and was officially known as the “Egger-Lohner electric vehicle, C.2 Phaeton model.” At first glance, the P1 one looks like a simple horse drawn carriage, but Ferdinand Porsche, who was responsible for the design, endowed the archaic design with technology that was cutting edge at the time.
12 Clever Gadgets We Want Now Holiday shopping for a techie can prove to be an arduous task. But searching for the newest toys, waiting in lines and wrestling other shoppers can easily be avoided. Just read on for loads of awesome new stuff that can be shipped straight to your door. It’s 2013 after all. SolowheelSegway out, Solowheel in. Sailing stones Sailing stones, sliding rocks, and moving rocks all refer to a geological phenomenon where rocks move and inscribe long tracks along a smooth valley floor without human or animal intervention. Tracks from these sliding rocks have been observed and studied in various locations, including Little Bonnie Claire Playa in Nevada, and most notably Racetrack Playa, Death Valley National Park, California, where the number and length of tracks are notable. At Racetrack Playa, these tracks have been studied since the early 1900s, yet the origins of stone movement are not confirmed and remain the subject of research for which several hypotheses exist. The stones move only every two or three years and most tracks develop over three or four years.
AKA24 by Chuang Dong & Team, China 2014: Driven | Undriven. Biography: Zhen Qiu, 23, was born in China and in his third year of college studying Industrial Design at the Jiangnan University, School of Design. He also has a great interest in Car Design. He was awarded “design concept’ in the red dot design award 2012 with his team, He was also awarded iF concept design award in 2013 with his team and was a finalist of the 2012 KIA Car Design Award. The 6 Creepiest Places on Earth It doesn't matter whether or not you believe in ghosts, there are some places in which none of us would want to spend a night. These places have well earned their reputations as being so creepy, tragic or mysterious (or all three) that they definitely qualify as "haunted." Places like... Aokigahara is a woodland at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan that makes The Blair Witch Project forest look like Winnie the Pooh's Hundred Acre Wood.
Mecanum wheel A Mecanum wheel made by a FIRST Team A wheelchair using Mecanum wheels URANUS omni-directional mobile robot The Mecanum wheel is one design for a wheel which can move a vehicle in any direction. Shortcut-S Photoshop Keyboard Photoshop shortcuts were created to help make your life easier. The problem is with so many of them, it often has the exact opposite effect. Product designer Sorin Neica is looking to solve this problem with the unveiling of his Shortcut-S Photoshop Keyboard. Water Worlds: 15 Real Floating Towns & Ocean Cities There’s only one Venice, but you might be surprised to find that you can get the same scenic and historic feel – complete with canal ‘streets’ and gondoliers – in several other towns across the globe. In fact, there are dozens of picturesque floating villages and islands that are so heavily populated, you can barely tell that there’s land under all the man-made structures. Here are 15 of the world’s most fascinating water-based communities. Santa Cruz del Islote, Colombia (images via: smilepanic, noticiasinteresantes)
The Future Is Here!...sort of (Pt. 1): Hover Cars What if I were to tell you that hover cars already exist? Let me raise the stakes here: What if I were to tell you that hover cars have existed since the very first automobile was constructed? I’m sure you think I’m crazy, but I assure you that I’m not. My deep love for science fiction hasn’t finally scrambled my brain into believing every sci-fi fantasy has come true—though, I will admit, we’re pretty damn close!
AirType Keyless Keyboard Gesture controlled devices have been a hot commodity on the tech scene, and it looks like they are only going to get hotter. We’ve been typing the same way for nearly 150 years, and AirType is looking to change that for good. AirType is an amazing keyless keyboard that lets you type on any surface. Simply slide each of the bands over your palms, and begin to type away. The device will pick up on all your finger movements, and will even pick up on your bad habits to help correct them without you ever getting involved.
BlueSkyBike by Richard Heath Ultimate Urban Commuter Fed up with a tiresome train commute in his local Sydney, designer Richard Heath designed this modern city commuter, the BlueSkyBike. The electric assisted, folding design features a rear hub motor, angled folding mechanism for easy transportation and storage, a regenerative braking system for supplemented energy, and even smartphone linking capability that makes it possible to monitor energy systems and the bike’s security. Besides all that nifty tech, it’s just plain cute! Hit the jump for the video! Blackphone Our business is to make and sell privacy-oriented smartphones and the software which runs on them. We take this very seriously. The physical security of our servers, networks, and equipment is equally as important as data security. That is why we own, control, and when necessary, custom-build our own equipment as well as employ the strictest security measures. The emphasis on privacy and security is what we do best. Accepting payments may require us to collect of some very basic personal data such as email addresses, shipping addresses, and card information.