1. Personal Killer Whale Submarine

 




 

Seabreacher Y not only looks like a 17-foot killer whale, it acts like one too. But this is one killer whale you’d like to be sitting inside. It’s powerful enough to hydroplane along the surface at 50mph and zip along underwater at 25mph.

Besides its killer looks, it even has a rear-facing camera ‘s video you can watch on an LCD screen. It’s not a deep-diving sub, though, going only 5 feet down, but the fun begins when you throttle up and leap the thing out of the water like a porpoise.

Save up your $100,000, and you too can turn into a virtual killer whale.

[via DVICE]

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In a week dominated by Apple’s iPad event, there were a surprising number of fascinating tech products introduced at the same time. We dug deep, looking for not only the coolest products and designs, but those that are unusual, useful, and futuristic as well.

We continued our experimentation with Windows 8, and found a plug-in that’s already been developed, perhaps easing the pain of the transition for those resistant to change.

We also got our hands on a spectacular (yet pricy) lens system for the iPhone, and found it to be an exceptional product.

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As is our wont, we found astonishing conveyances for traveling both underwater and on land, and tossed in a surprise or two along the way. So here it is, the latest Top 10 Tech This Week.

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1. Playboy Club in Space

 




 

Playboy’s dreaming up a way to team up with Virgin Galactic for the ultimate in space tourism: a Playboy Club in Earth’s orbit.

The magazine consulted with scientists and futurists to dream up the wild concept that includes a zero-gravity dance club, weightless human roulette, and of course, an opportunity to join the space version of the mile-high club (which might not be as easy as it seems).

You won’t be able to book your tickets to this “intergalactic entertainment destination” just yet. Playboy vows to offer “a party that’s out of this world” as soon as space tourism becomes a reality.

[via Space.com]

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With feet planted firmly on the ground (wearing a new kind of ultralight Nike shoe), we reach into space once again in this edition of Top 10 Tech This Week.

In our picture gallery, you’ll see accessories, technical marvels, conveniences and innovations you’ve never dreamed of come to life. And yes, there is one unusual innovation that some Americans might consider unnecessary — even shocking.

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Along the way, we’ll get a close-up look at a spectacular new concept car, accompanied by two bonus pics we’re sure you’ll enjoy. So figuratively strap yourself into our fast-moving bullet train, as we take you from inner space to outer space and beyond.

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1. Mithos Electromagnetic Vehicle




Flight of fancy, or real car? Its name will give you a clue: “Mithos” — closer to mythology than reality. As far-fetched as it seems, designer Tiago Miguel Inácio is serious, calling it “essentially a celebration of the future, each day closer to reality.”

This zero-emissions supercar has a terrain-scanning system (what, no robot driver?), instant torque response with its 1.5 MW electromagnetic motor, and then we get into the fantasy world with quantum boost technology that lets the car magnetically levitate over some sort of future roads, and it’s even teleportation-ready. No word on whether its phasers are set to stun or kill.

Dream on, Tiago, but we certainly got a kick out of your forward-looking design.

[via Endpoint]

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It’s been another big week for Top 10 Tech, with jaw-dropping devices that will make you feel like you’ve awakened in a future world.

As we separated the junk from the gems this week, we were astonished to find a car that’s more spectacular than any we’ve ever seen, and even though it’s a design concept so far, it’s probably pointing to a future of electromagnetism, levitation and maybe even teleportation.

Beyond the ridiculous, we found the sublime, with a convenient new remote control that you plug into your iPhone, an interesting shape for a camera design, a great idea for USB connectors, and spectacular ways to make you fly like a bird — or even sling angry birds in space.

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So come along with us as we take you into space, on adventures and expeditions, show you some spectacular ideas and concepts, and accompany you into the future itself — right here on our latest Top 10 Tech This Week.

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1. Logitech M600




I had a chance to test this Logitech Touch Mouse M600, and I think it’s excellent. Its beautiful slim design feels just right under my medium-size hand, and its touch sensitivity works just like a touchscreen on a good smartphone.

Logitech’s smooth-scrolling software lets you fling browser pages just like an iPhone, and you can go back or forward in your browser with sideways gestures. The mouse’s clicking mechanism takes a little getting used to, but overall, it’s a huge win for Logitech.

[Logitech]

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It was a week of superlatives, where we found unique smartphones of the present and future, a new candidate for the world’s tallest building, an ambitious deep space outpost and a iPhone dock/boombox that knocked our socks off.

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Come along with us on a journey through tech and ideas from today and into tomorrow, as we lay down a gallery of Top 10 Tech This Week.

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1. Self-Guided Bullet

This formidable projectile is more like a micro-mini missile than a bullet. Developed by defense lab Sandia, its self-guidance system lets the four-inch projectile nail a target a mile away.

It doesn’t spin like conventional bullets, because it has fins that make it fly just like a tiny smart bomb. The weirdest part? The farther away its target is, the more accurate it gets.

Still under development, it’s not available yet, but when it is, just hope you’re not on the wrong end of such a guided missile.

[via The Verge and Sandia Labs]

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It’s been an unusual week in the tech world, yielding gadgetry and innovations that are surprising and altogether unexpected. Here are the top 10 we found.

The theme we kept running into in our journey into the techosphere this week was wish fulfillment. We’ve been wishing for a self-refrigerating can for decades; we’ve hoped for a waterproof iPhone, smoother slow-motion on football games, and a high-quality video editing system we could use on a tablet.

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Beyond those items, we found lots more. And then, after quenching our thirst for certain conveniences and innovations, we figured it wouldn’t hurt to toss in a couple of superlatives, giving you a gigantic contrast between the tiniest self-propelled vehicle we’ve ever seen and the most gigantic diesel engine we’ve ever imagined. It’s a study of contrasts, indeed.

Come along with us on a journey from the sublime to the ridiculous, as we lay down a gallery of Top 10 Tech This Week.

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1. Northrop X-47B Stealth Drone

This stealthy X-47B unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is the size of a fighter jet, and will be taking off and landing from the deck of an aircraft carrier. This is an unusual overhead view of the scary looking plane, which was mistaken for a UFO last month. When will it be ready for battle? Unknown. It’s a concept plane so far, but as you can see, it’s in the midst of flight testing.

[via Gizmodo]

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If you scanned across the tech and gadget world this week, you’d think the future had already arrived. We found so many great products and devices, it was difficult to narrow them down to our Top 10 Tech This Week.

But we persevered, finding conveyances that roll on the ground and fly through the air, a gaming mouse that looks like it might take off at any moment, new software from Google that makes us feel like were flying in space and a bulbous car that was once fiction that’s now reality. We even found a brand new view of a scary, lethal and stealthy weapon for your perusal.

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Even everyday objects didn’t escape the futuristic treatment, including a USB cable that shows you which direction its data is flowing, a 55-inch OLED TV that seemed like a fantasy just a couple of weeks ago but now has a more well-defined arrival date, and then there’s the craziest-looking lamp we’ve ever seen — built by a printer, of all things.

So strap yourself in and prepare to be impressed, amused, amazed and perhaps even filled with want — as we bring you the latest edition of our Top 10 Tech This Week.

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1. Thermaltake Level 10 M Mouse

This is what happens when Thermaltake rounds up those cool dudes at BMW DesignworksUSA to create a mouse that looks like it was plopped down from some kind of time machine. The mysterious pointing device comes with scant info so far, except this gorgeous pic and a promise of Spring availability.

The best news? This is just the first of a series of gaming peripherals from Thermaltake and BMW Designworks. Taking its design cues from the spectacular Thermaltake Level 10 PC case, all you need to add is a Level 10 keyboard (hopefully coming along after this mouse) to give yourself a complete PC system of the future.

[via Coolest Gadgets]

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The tech world continues to take giant steps forward with innovative devices, vehicles and gadgetry, and we’ve narrowed down the coolest of the bunch to the Top 10 Tech This Week.

This week, we found an unusually wide variety of tech toys, fitness helpers, relaxation aids, solar wizardry and even a hot rumor about a possible upcoming device from Apple — could there be an ultra-high-rez iPad 3 on the way?

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We’re not just lingering on terra firma with the top tech, either — now there’s talk of a permanent moon base that could be a joint venture between Russia, the European Space Agency and the United States.

Apart from that grandiose and ambitious scheme, we also found a spectacular new design for a gaming mouse by a design firm we visited in California, BMW Designworks, which is one of the most advanced hotbeds of design masters in the world.

So join us for one of the best collections of tech and gadgetry we’ve presented yet — don’t miss the top 10 tech this week, right here.

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1. Samsung 55-inch OLED HDTV

There were a couple of examples of the latest in OLED HDTV technology at CES 2012, and this one was from Samsung. It’s a 55-inch display that looks simply spectacular, with rich, deep blacks, supersaturated color, extra sharp picture and it’s thinner than my little finger.

Look for this one to be available before the end of the year, at an as-yet-undisclosed price, probably around $8,000. Because these screens are relatively easy to manufacture, expect those prices to drop precipitously within the next year or two.

Read more about it here.

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LAS VEGAS — Taking a tumultuous trip to Las Vegas this week, your intrepid Top 10 Tech This Week correspondents encountered a veritable feast of gadgetry and technological innovation. So we deemed it fitting to show you the best tech we saw at CES 2012, of course keeping with our theme of sticking with all things techy and futuristic — ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous.

For those of you who don’t care for CES 2012, stick with us — you might find a surprise or two that wasn’t shown at CES but dazzled us all the same. Sit back, prepare yourself for astonishment, and join us for the Top 10 Tech This Week, brought to you this week from fabulous Las Vegas.

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1. Sync by 50 Wireless Headphones

Crispy and thump-filled music fills your head with these wireless cans from SMS Audio, a new company started by rapper 50 Cent.

They sound fat, punchy, crunchy and delicious, coming to you wirelessly and losslessly for a steep $399.95, but hey, big sounds don’t come with small price tags.

It’s a cinch to pair up the phones with their wireless dongle, which plugs into any music-playing device with a standard audio jack. Then it’s time to dance with this Kleer wireless tech, delivering audio with super-clean clarity. Good luck trying to stay still with this rousing ruckus going on.

See my bonus gallery after item #10 for more pics and value judgements of Sync by 50.

[via SMS Audio]

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CES 2012 is taking over the tech world for the next few days, but that doesn’t mean we’ll stop looking ahead into the future.

This week, we’ve chosen some of the most groundbreaking products to be rolled out in Vegas, and then sprinkled in a healthy dollop of futuristic fare to keep all of you forward-looking technology titans satisfied.

So get ready to click through some of the finest tech the world had to offer this week, and don’t miss our special bonus gallery pics we took as we tested some shiny new wireless headphones. All that and more, in the latest edition of Top 10 Tech This Week.

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1. China’s 310mph Train

China is testing a 310mph super train that’s so streamlined and lightweight, it can reach extremely high speeds on normal steel train tracks. It’s a refinement of an existing design, making it even more likely that this train will be carrying real passengers before too long.

[via DVICE]

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Even though the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day seems like it might be bereft of technological excitement, those of us at Top 10 Tech This Week discovered that is not the case.

Much to our surprise, we found more techno-coolness than ever this week, with gadgetry ranging from a brand-new bullet train to twin spacecraft orbiting the moon, a zippy new smartphone, and even a bit of quirky strangeness.

Strap yourselves in once again, space cadets, because it’s time for liftoff.

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