Whoops. Apple Maps glitch sends drivers to airport runway…
Just how original are Elon Musk’s designs for the Hyperloop?
Daryl Oster’s design for the ET3 has capsules weighing about 400 pounds that would could carry up to six people at speeds (in the initial design) of 370 mph. But the capsules could eventually get up to 4,000 mph (that’s Mach 5) in straight, unpopulated areas. That’s faster than any known aircraft (hence the ET3’s trademarked tagline “Space Travel On Earth”). The capsules would ride on a cushion of air and be propelled by a system of coordinated acceleration devices. Oster won his first patent for ETT in 1999. His associates and licensees have won several related patents for his ET3 system since. The most recent in 2007 was for a vehicle control system. Many press outlets have featured ET3 over the years, but most have been skeptical if not dismissive. In April 2012, design site Core77 featured pictures, a video, and a writeup of ET3, saying it made “outright incredible claims.”
The man behind Tesla and Space X is releasing the plans to his highly anticipated new mode of transportation that can take you from LA to San Francisco in an under an hour. Will this change transportation, or should we call it a “don’t believe the hype-r loop?”
This app helps you get drunk in any country.
This ship uses underwater robots to live stream mysteries of the deep to your iPhone.
JetBlue unveils first-ever business class "suite seat" with sliding door
“All the seats will have a massage function, cushions that inflate to your desired firmness, aisle access, and 15-inch widescreen TVs. Initially they will fly just two routes, JFK-LAX and JFK-SFO.”
Are you a New Yorker transplanted to Texas? Craving a taste from home? Goldbely can let you have that pastrami on rye from NYC’s famous Katz’s deli. Did you see an irresistible roadside burger on a Food Network show? Odds are Goldbely can hook you up (or is working on it).
Goldbely cofounder and CEO Joe Ariel explains that the nationwide delivery service for delicacies and iconic dishes, lets "people travel with their taste buds.”
We love this: 10 grandmothers from around the world, pictured with their most comforting dish
Garmin has come up with a windshield-mounted device that projects directions from Android and iPhone navigation apps right on the dashboard.
The Heads-Up Display (HUD), which sells for $130, is Garmin’s attempt to keep up with automakers who are installing smartphone apps directly into car dashboards. If Garmin can’t beat app makers for in-car presence, well, it’ll have to join them.
Is it ya’ll, or you all? These maps show the peculiarities of American English, state by state.
Live in Hawaii, Colorado, or Minnesota? Chances are, you’re happier than your brethren in Mississippi, Kentucky, and West Virginia.
Cheers to those of you who live in the 10 happiest states in the U.S.
American cities across the nation are improving their infrastructure for bicyclists and pedestrians. Some are doing it better than others. Right now, the top 5 states for biking and walking are:
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Hello Tumblr! Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know today:
- Michelle Obama and the White House just joined Instagram. We’ll see if they can rock the web as hard as Hillary Clinton did with her awesome Twitter bio.
- Asia’s first 3-D printed fashion show was a big hit.
- An 18-year old Icelandic WikiLeaks volunteer made about $5,000 working as a paid FBI informant.
- Here’s a video pitch for Atlantis … a virtual black market for drugs.
- The environmental blog Grist created a crowdsourced Google map of America’s natural disasters.
- A new study has found that mobile ads are what’s killing your phone’s battery power.
- Facebook has fixed a bug that let hackers hijack accounts via SMS text message.
- A study found that big data offers the travel industry many amazing opportunities for growth but that major brands are not taking advantage of these benefits.
- Taco Bell has launched a “Protein Power” menu, which will be loaded with extra meat. Yum?