Automotive

HUVr Hoverboard isn’t real, but these Back to the Future products are

HUVr Hoverboard isn’t real, but these Back to the Future products are

While we’re far from convinced that the "HUVr" floating skateboard presented today is the genuine article, we’ve been seeing some other fantastic real-life Back to the Future gadgets and toys in the recent past. While the whole lot could be ramping up toward a fourth installment in the Back to the Future series of Steven Spielberg films, it’s far more likely that the spirit of the series is simple alive and well.

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Israel to use C-MUSIC aircraft lasers to combat MANPADS

Israel to use C-MUSIC aircraft lasers to combat MANPADS

The team responsible for protecting Israel’s commercial jets at the Israel Ministry of Defense have announced that they’re about to start doing it with lasers. They’ll be protecting these craft with SkyShield, a system developed by Israeli defense contractor Elbit Systems. This system utilizes laser technology with a thermal camera to deflect incoming threats.

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Seattle votes to cap ride-sharing services

Seattle votes to cap ride-sharing services

Today Seattle's City Council voted to put a cap on ride-sharing services -- specifically, on the number of drivers services like Sidecar, UberX, and Lyft can have in operation at any given moment. This vote was a preliminary one, 5 to 4 in favor of the cap, and will be confirmed by the final vote set to take place next month.

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Dash app makes your dumb car smart by analyzing driving behavior

Dash app makes your dumb car smart by analyzing driving behavior

Some drivers don’t realize that they can get a wealth of information about their car from the OBDII port that is hidden under the steering wheel on most modern cars. One of the challenges is to get that information about your vehicle and driving in an easy to understand way that helps you drive greener and more efficiently. Drivers can also get information on problems with their car that might require a mechanic from the OBDII port.

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MINI Clubman Concept hints at brand’s future

MINI Clubman Concept hints at brand’s future

The MINI Clubman Concept was debuted at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, and with it comes hints at what the brand's design future could hold. As can be seen in the gallery after the jump, the design is distinctly MINI, but with it comes some subtle changes, including a slight increase in both width and length compared to the current Clubman model.

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