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Monster Machines: The Prius Of Planes Could One Day Replace Helicopters And Jump Jets

Getting an aircraft to launch and land vertically is not difficult. Getting one to launch vertically and then complete a long-endurance flight, however, is an entirely different bag of cats. But a team from NASA’s Langley Research Center believe that they have developed a flight system that can do both tasks equally well. The secret: hybrid power.


Yikes, These Animal Hybrids Are So Hilariously Terrifying

Don’t be surprised if in the future crazy scientists will have tampered with genetics so much that they will create insane animal hybrid mashups. And not just designer dogs but psycho frigs, horsquirrels, eagluanas and chinchillapotamuses. They will probably look a lot like these excellent photoshopped animals.


Airbus' Electric Aeroplane Prototype Is Eerily Silent In Flight

Airbus just showed its battery-powered E-Fan 2.0 electric aeroplane to the public for the first time, at England’s Farnborough International Airshow. Standing still, it looks like a normal if slightly odd-shaped tiny plane. In the air, though, it seems decidedly abnormal. Where’s the noise?


Toyota Is Recalling Millions Of Prius Hybrids To Fix A Software Bug

Toyota is recalling 1.9 million Prius hybrids to fix a serious bug in the engine control unit that can cause transistors to overheat — and potentially cause the hybrid system to shut down while driving. The bug can see the car revert to failsafe mode in the case of overheating, and it can still be stopped — but it sure needs fixing.


The Nissan BladeGlider Is A Futuristic Zero-Emission Dream

What sorcery is this? A three-seat electric sports car that looks like a galactic fighter jet both inside and out? It’s not science-fiction: it’s the Nissan BladeGlider.


Dell XPS 11 Windows 8 Convertible Slated For November In Australia

Along with its new ‘Venue’ line of Surface-competitor tablets, Dell is also introducing another hybrid Ultrabook in its XPS range. Unlike the XPS 12 Duo’s weird back-flipping hinge, this 11.6-incher uses a more common rotating/flip-over screen to go from laptop to tablet.


The Incredible BMW i8 Spotted In The Wild Packing Gorilla Glass Windows

After leaving most car enthusiasts wondering what’s next when it introduced the all electric BMW i3, BMW released some details about the upcoming plug-in hybrid i8. At a test track showing off the sports car, BMW revealed that the i8 will be the first car to use Gorilla Glass for its windows.


The Incredible Jaguar C-X75 Will Give You Goosebumps

Oh. My. God. Look at it. Just look at it. Who knew that Jaguar could make something so incredible looking on the outside while making something that’s twice as exciting on the inside: a hybrid supercar with next-generation technology designed to affix your jaw to the floor. When automakers get together to celebrate an anniversary, they don’t muck about.


Microsoft Surface Pro Review: Too Much Future?

The Microsoft Surface was the biggest new tech of 2012. Its first iteration — Surface RT, a confusingly named and marketed tablet-with-a-keyboard — bombed. Pretty hard. So why believe in the full-powered Surface Pro? Simple. It’s a braver and more divergent take on the laptop-tablet convergence than anyone else has risked so far.


Dell's XPS All-In-One Turns Into A Decent 18-inch Tablet

So, this sounds nuts, but Dell’s new 18-inch desktop tablet actually feels… light. Like something that isn’t insane to hold and carry around, and, more importantly, like something that might have a chance at being more than a gimmick.


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