Highlights from the 2014 LA Auto Show

Stu Robarts

The AeroMobil 3.0 flying car prototype has been unveiled

It may still sound like the stuff of science fiction, but the AeroMobil flying car is close to a final design. The AeroMobil 3.0 prototype was premiered today at the Pioneers Festival in Vienna. The roadster-cum-light-aircraft is being tested to refine final performance and features.  Read More

Battersea Roof Gardens is part of the Battersea Power Station redevelopment and will provi...

There have been a number of suggestions for redeveloping Battersea Power Station over the years, including adding a roller coaster and even turning it into a big green mountain. Earlier this year, however, plans were released for its redevelopment as a new town center. Details of large roof gardens for the new community have now been revealed.  Read More

The UK Met Office has announced a £97 million investment in a new Cray XC40TM supercompute...

The UK's obsession with the weather has just been stepped up a gear. The Met Office has announced that it will begin using a new supercomputer enabling highly detailed forecasts. The Cray XC40TM will cost £97 million (US$156 million) and is aimed at making the UK a world leader in weather and climate science.  Read More

Kitoko Studio has turned an 8 sq m (86 sq ft) former maid's room in Paris into a functiona...

When you're working with a limited amount of space, making the most of a room requires innovative thinking. One room in Paris demonstrates exactly that kind of approach. The former maid's room squeezes all the facilities of a full apartment into just 8 sq m (86 sq ft).  Read More

Sologic has recently installed its first eTree in the Ramat Hanadiv nature park, Israel Unfortunately, money doesn't grow on trees. Wi-Fi and electricity, on the other hand, sometimes do. The eTree, created by Israeli renewables firm Sologic, is a public space intervention aimed at provide a place to rest, connect to the internet and recharge devices.  Read More

Detroit Electric has released final exterior designs of its upcoming SP:01 sportscar

Detroit Electric has released the final exterior design of its upcoming two-seater sports car, the SP:01. The company says it will be the world's fastest production electric sports car. The revised design features include a fastback rear, an added rear wing and reshaped air ducts.  Read More

The Philips 55PUS7809 is an ultra-slim smart 4K UHD LED TV with Ambilight technology (Phot...

For all this year's noise about the dawn of 4K TV, the consumer market is still very much in its infancy. As such, it can be difficult to know what to look for when considering a purchase. With its flagship 55PUS7809, Philips is hoping factors such as HD upscaling, Ambilight and price will help it to stand out from the crowd.  Read More

The record-breaking Ekanoo Racing Outlaw Supra The Toyota Supra was no slouch in its time, but a newly-built drag racing version of the car has been taken to a new extreme. The Ekanoo Racing Outlaw Supra covered a quarter mile in 6.05 seconds, a New Import World Record.  Read More

Facebook Rooms allows users to have anonymous conversations about topics of interest In one form or another, Facebook has been bringing existing social groups together online for over 10 years, and has so far shied away from user anonymity. Its new app is the very opposite. Rooms harks back to the golden age of internet forums, connecting people based on interest and allowing users to post with made-up guises.  Read More

The newly-refurbished Abu Dhabi Central Market can be enclosed when it's hot outside, to b... During Abu Dhabi's winter, temperatures drop to around a comfortable 24º C (75º F) in the daytime. In summer, however, they can get close to 50º C (122º F). To combat the sweltering heat, Abu Dhabi's open air market can now close its roof.  Read More

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