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Drones Review

Walkera F210 3D review: The full FPV drone racing experience, straight out of the box

Drone racing is one of the most exciting sports to spring up in recent years. It doesn't seem to make much of an arena spectacle for an audience yet, but the video highlights are wild, and it's an awesome sport to participate in. Up until recently, it's been a bit of a geek's game, but ready-to-fly racing quadcopters are set to open things up to a whole new generation of pilots that don't have any interest in building their own aircraft. And this one's a doozy: Walkera's F210 3D arrives fully assembled, and it's crazy fast, super responsive, easy and fun to fly. It's also built like a brick ... outhouse, so it's ready to take all kinds of crash abuse. We've had one on deck for a week and Loz is starting to feel like he might get hooked on this thing.Read More

Lelo gives condom design hex appeal

There are times when a 98 percent success rate is acceptable, but in the world of condoms that last two percent is worth striving for. Lelo, a notable purveyor of sex toys, wants to make (adult) playtime safer and more fun with a new, hexagon-heavy condom design endorsed by none other than Charlie Sheen.Read More

Space

Alien contact not likely for another 1,500 years say scientists

There is perhaps no more compelling question for mankind than, are we alone in the universe? Given the odds, with billions of stars in our galaxy similar to our sun and billions of planets orbiting them, it seems unlikely. But, as Fermi's paradox asks, if aliens do exist, why haven't we found any evidence of them yet? Astronomers at Cornell University have done the sums to provide an estimate of when we might expect a call from ET, but don't worry about marking the date on your calendar – they believe contact isn't likely for another 1,500 years.Read More

Automotive

Aston Martin wreaks havoc on Le Mans ... with Razor Crazy Carts?

When you're preparing for one of the world's biggest, most challenging car races, sometimes it's good to let the butterflies out of the cage and blow off some steam. Aston Martin Racing team members did just that when they parked their V8 Vantage GTE cars and dropped into the "cockpit" of something a little more compact and playful – Razor Crazy Carts specially dressed in authentic Aston Martin trim. Read More

Automotive

Volkswagen planning electric car offensive for 2025

Volkswagen certainly hasn't done its environmental credentials any favors recently, but its most recent announcement suggests the suits in Wolfsburg are thinking well beyond the future of crude oil. The automotive giant is planning to release more than 30 new battery-powered models before 2025 in an attempt to sell between two and three million EVs by the same year.Read More

Space

Earth picks up asteroid traveling companion

An asteroid dubbed 2016 HO3 has recently been discovered that, whilst technically in orbit around the sun, is also spinning in its own merry dance around the Earth. Somewhere between 120 ft (40 m) and 300 ft (100 m) in size, our little travelling partner is estimated to have been in step with our orbit for about a hundred years now, and will continue to do so for at least many hundreds more. Too far away to be identified as a satellite to our planet, it is stable enough at the moment to be seen as a near-Earth companion body. Read More

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