Like the flying saucer-shaped car, envisioned in the Fifties, commuters in Dubai will soon be able to hop aboard flying taxis and “soar over busy streets and past the desert city’s gleaming skyscrapers, all—quite literally—at the push of a button.”
The eight-rotor passenger drone, capable of carrying a single, 220-pound rider and a piece of small luggage, can fly up to about 30 miles or about 30 minutes, on a single battery charge. It has a top speed of 100 m.p.h., but it’d, typically, operate at 62 m.p.h.
Panasonic has launched a washing machine for the Indian market with a mode to remove stubborn curry stains. The appliance has five other modes aimed at the Indian consumer, including one to remove traces of hair oil.
Only about 10 percent of homes in India have a washing machine, with most people still doing their laundry by hand.
The Nokia 3310—a beloved phone model that was first released at the turn of the millennium—has been relaunched by a Finnish company, made up mostly of Nokia alum.
The new phone is a “feature phone,” the industry jargon for a device that doesn’t have the capabilities of a smartphone. But it’s certainly been upgraded since the early 2000s. It has a camera, a color display and an MP3 player.