100 million televisions will be connected to the internet by 2016

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By 2016, the living room TV will become as hyper-connected as the people watching it.

Researcher NPD In-Stat predicts that 100 million homes in North America and Western Europe will own television sets that blend traditional programs with Internet content by 2016. These new hybrid devices, capable of displaying interactive content related to TV shows, are a bid to hold the viewer’s attention in a device-cluttered world.

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The INgSOC hybrid bike that is out of this world!

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INgSOC advanced hybrid bike

The INgSOC, by designers Edward Kim and Benny Cemoli, is an electric bicycle concept is out of this world!  It combines the aerodynamic shapes of triathlon designs, flexible handling of traditional bikes, and advanced hybrid power technology into one super-efficient commuting machine that (to say the least) looks, well… unearthly! (Pics)

 

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Shock Wave Engine Could Make Hybrid Cars More Fuel Efficient

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Wave rotor motor

Piston engines are big, heavy, dirty, complicated, and expensive pieces of machinery that have been around for a century. It’s about time for something better, and one option could be wave disk engines, which are small, light, clean, simple, and cheap pieces of machinery that aren’t around yet. But they’re close.

 

 

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PiCycle – An Electric Bike That Streams Critical Data to Your Smartphone

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PiCycle

The PiCycle is a clean, modern, hybrid/electric bike designed by Marcus Hays, the founder of PiMobility. It’s fast, quiet, dependable and can give you enough torque to keep up with motor vehicles in the city. It’s also equipped with PiFi, an embedded wireless technology that streams critical data to the PiCycle owner’s smart phone or iPod Touch via a native application. PiMobility can monitor battery health, battery charging frequency, battery cycle life, motor and controller experience and more. This also means that PiMobility can provide theft recovery services and more importantly, if something does go wrong with the PiCycle, take preventative measures such as shipping the replacement parts long before anyone has to trudge down to their local repair facility seeking services.

 

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First Car Ever to Have Entire Body Printed Out on a Giant 3-D Printer

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First 3-D printed car

The Urbee has been an Automotive X Prize candidate and will be on The Discovery Channel’s Canadian flagship Daily Planet. The car, designed by Kor Ecologic of Winnipeg, Canada, is an electric / liquid-fuel hybrid that will get the equivalent of over 200 mpg on the highway and 100 MPG in the city.

 

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16 Year Old Builds 100 MPG Hybrid Sports Car

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Azeem Hill and Simon Hauger at Poptech 2010

You may recognize Azeem Hill. If you do, it’s because this 16 year-old kid helped build the world’s only high school-made super hybrid sports car. As a participant in an after-school workshop in Philadelphia run by Simon Hauger, he and his teammates dreamed up and built a sporty hybrid that goes from 0-60 in less than 5 seconds, yet gets 70 mpg on the highway and 100 mpg in the city. They entered the car in the Automotive X-Prize, and beat out numerous top competitors — MIT and multimillion dollar tech firms among them. Hill and Hauger brought the car to this year’s Poptech. (Videos)

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History of the Flying Car – Part Four: The CarterCopter

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CarterCopter

Is it a plane? Is it a rotorcraft? No! It’s the CarterCopter. This unique craft is a hybrid between an airplane and a rotorcraft which uses its main upper rotor for take offs, landings, lows speed flying and hovering and its secondary aft rotor for high speed flying. (Pics)

 

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