Japanese Maglev train breaking 500km/h with passengers on board – video

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Whilst we Brits are getting all hot under the collar because of HS2, or High Speed 2, Japan has just sent a new magnetic levitation (maglev) train along at speeds of over 500km/h. The Central Japan Railway Company is currently running eight days of testing for the Maglev Shinkansen train on a test track in […]

Hoverboards are now real and ready

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According to Back to the Future, hoverboards should be with us by next year. Hendo have made this a realty that you can actually own. Thanks to a new Kickstarter campaign the developers are offering up their current working model to pledgers. The board doesn’t look too dissimilar to the one ridden by Marty McFly […]

So much tech hidden in Teague and Sizemore’s Denny bike

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This gloriously simple looking bicycle is one of the entrants to Oregon Manifest’s competition which has pitted teams of designers and bike builders from five American cities. The Denny, representing Seattle, is the brainchild of design firm Teague and bike fabricator Taylor Sizemore and hides a multitude of tech amongst its understated frame. Looking at […]

New Russian UVZ tram is equal parts Jawa Sandcrawler and Batmobile

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Could you imagine seeing one of these babies during your stag/hen weekend in Blackpool? Nope, neither can I. This is the UralVagonZavod (thankfully shortened to UVZ) Russia One and it’s as full of tech as it is futuristic looking. The UVZ Russia One looks like what I’d imagine a Sandcrawler would look like if the […]

Room on top – London buses to get smart maps and seat indicators

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There are plenty of people that find London’s buses tiresome and, ignoring the issues of sharing space with other travellers, the problems of not knowing when to get off for your stop when heading somewhere new and if there’s any space upstairs (on double-deckers obvs) before risking the climb must count as the top pair. […]

How to build a Jeep fit for Power Wheels Racing

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There’s a basic tenant in life which is if it can be race then there’ll, sure enough, be a bunch of people racing it. This apparently includes taking a kid’s sit-on toy car and have ‘adults’ thrashing them around a track. This is the Mario Kart-esque world of the Power Racing Series. This is where […]