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This 80 MPH Badger Fits in the Belly of an Osprey

US ground forces are about to get an awesome new whip from Boeing's Phantom Works: a petite combat support vehicle combining power, speed, and all-terrain traction to deliver soldiers to just about anywhere on Earth—without all the hiking. Read More >>

Silent But Deadly: The EU Wants Electric Cars to Add Sounds for Safety

Last week, the European Parliament ruled that all electric and hybrid cars must add artificial engine noise so that pedestrians can hear them coming. While the mandate is mostly to protect visually impaired pedestrians, the noise will also benefit anyone on the street who's ever had a near-miss with a Prius. Read More >>

Protect Your Vehicle for Just £26.99 With Your "What a Steal!" Deal of the Day

Having your car nicked is the worst. It's like someone has stolen your sanctuary, the place where you can listen to music, fart in peace and swear at strangers to your heart's content! Car thieves are terrible and should be booted up the hole for eternity, to teach them a lesson. Read More >>

A Hovercraft That Isn't Afraid of Giant Waves

In order to float across land and water, the giant air-trapping skirt around the base of a hovercraft needs to keep a tight seal at all times. Were it to tackle giant waves, it would get tossed about just like a boat, but unlike a boat it would tend to sink—because that cushion of air would be gone. But an improved design means this hovercraft isn't afraid of rough seas. Read More >>

This ​Private Catamaran Ferries Googlers Around San Francisco

The Triumphant is a mighty fine looking ferry. Fine enough, in fact, to be chartered by Google to move its employees around San Francisco. Read More >>

This Amazing Life-Size, Air-Powered Lego Car Hits 20mph

What happens if you take 500,000 pieces of Lego and 256 pistons, then hand them over to Australians Steve Sammartino and Raul Oaida? This fully functioning, life-size, air-powered Lego car is what. Read More >>

UK's Iconic Car Tax Disc to be Binned From 2014

Those famous bits of paper and their magical plastic holders are soon to disappear from cars in the UK, with Chancellor George Osborne announcing that the DVLA will soon begin to rely entirely upon its digital register to see if drivers have paid their dues. Read More >>

Finally, Someone Made a Visor For Your Car's Side Mirrors

Most cars have wipers on the front and back windscreens, and some even on the the headlights. But you'll be hard pressed to find a vehicle with wiper blades on the side mirrors which get just as wet and obscured when it's raining. So instead of just crossing your fingers and hoping you're not cutting someone off when switching lanes, try a set of these cheap £4 side mirror visors to keep them dry. Read More >>

This Super-Cool Scooter Is Made From... Hemp?

This sweet little electric scooter hits 50kph in seven seconds, has a 80 km range and is made from... hemp? Read More >>

For Just £1.5 Million You Can Have Your Own Underwater Plane

It's one thing to have your own submarine. It's another to have your own submarine that's an awesome jet. And for just £1.5 million that dream can come true with Spymaster's custom Orcasub. Read More >>

If Batman Played Golf, This Is Probably What He'd Drive

As badass as the various Batmobiles have been over the years, no self-respecting golf club would ever let one of them onto their courses. So if the Dark Knight were to ever slip away in the middle of the night to relax with a round of golf, the Mansory Currus is definitely what he'd be driving. Read More >>

Pontoon Treads Let This Tank Tear Across Land and Water

Many wonderful things have come out of the US Military's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency—or DARPA— including the internet. But none are as insanely awesome as its new CAAT (Captive Air Amphibious Transporter) which is essentially a tank that floats on water thanks to its oversized inflatable treads. Read More >>

London Minicab Firm Installs Wi-Fi in 300 Cars; Makes Leaving Your Phone in One Even More Likely

London-based eco-friendly minicab company Greentomatocars is claiming to be the first fleet of cabs to offer full Wi-Fi to its passengers, with its 300-strong fleet all now offering a 7.2Mbps 3G hotspot for enhancing your journey home. Read More >>

Instructions for Building Your Very Own Awesome, Mario-Inspired Go-Kart

Remember the Chibikart—that awesome, Mario-inspired go-kart built by MIT student Charles Guan? We loved it in an only-an-MIT-student-could-come-up-with-something-this-sweet sort of way. Luckily for us, Guan has just polished off the finishing touches on a newer, more accessible design that he says can be built even by those of us without a tricked out makerspace and the perks of being an MIT genius. He calls it, rather aptly, the Democratic People's Republic of Chibikart. Read More >>

The High-Speed Amphibious All-Terrain Vehicle That Would Make Even Master Chief Jealous

The Warthog might be Master Chief's vehicle of choice in the Halo games, but once he sees the amphibious Scamander, we suspect he'll be putting in an official requisition for a new ride. Read More >>

MIT Student Builds Awesome Working Mario Kart, Documents Process Every Step of the Way

A self-described electromechanical hobbyist and MIT student named Charles Guan is the mastermind behind the Chibikart, a motorised Mario Kart-like vehicle built from scratch. Read More >>


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