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With Hoverball, you’d be better at footie than Ronaldo

Here’s one ball you won’t have trouble playing keepy-uppy with – because it can fly. HoverBall’s unusual talent comes courtesy of a 90mm-wide quadcopter inside, which enables it to fly for up to five minutes at a time. ...



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This US$75,000 Mercier-Jones Supercraft would make Batman proud

Is that a car? A boat?  Neither; this is the Mercier-Jones Supercraft, a hovercraft for multi-millionaires that’s inspired by supercars like the Bugatti Veyron. But unlike a supercar, you can drive it across a lake. Is ...



McLaren 605S will speed into Dubai next week

UPDATE: Turns out that while the McLaren 605S is in Dubai next week, regular punters won’t be allowed to see it. Al Habtoor Motors will be hosting a limited number of viewings for press and those who are most probable to ...



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Adidas launch Messi 371 boots, a special edition f50

The football world has pretty much decided that Lionel Messi is pretty good at what he does. He’s become Barcelona’s all-time record goalscorer, having walloped 371 ball in to the back of the net. To celebrate, Adid...



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James Dyson’s greatest inventions

Few British designers can claim to have had as much impact on the cleanliness of our homes as Sir James Dyson – but the man’s achievements go far beyond hard-sucking, bagless vacuum cleaners. Join us as we take a stroll thr...



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30 of the best albums ever recorded

Audiophiles are a strange breed: here are a bunch of men (always men) who’ll happily fork out a week’s wages for power cables that provide “clean electricity” to their CD player, but refuse to part with a penny for any ...



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The Adidas Primeknit FS is a thigh-high knitted football boot/sock hybrid

What you’re look at is the world’s first knitted football boot that’s actually a sock, as well. And yes, you totally read that right. The Adidas Primeknit FS is an all-in-one knitted football boot and sock hyb...



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If a Vespa and a Segway had babies, this would be the result

My eyes must be deceiving me. Is that a Vespa Segway? Bingo, unless we’re all going blind simultaneously. The Zero Electric Scooter Vespa will save the earth one battery bar at a time, put you in the Hipster Hall of Fame, and...



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Renault Kwid concept car comes with its very own flying drone

I’ve heard of optional extras, but this is ridiculous Renault doesn’t think so – its Kwid concept car comes complete with a mini quadcopter tucked away in the roof that can fly alongside you. And why on Earth woul...



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How to make a Jaguar F-Type (by the man who designed it)

  Ian Callum, Director of Design Jaguar Cars, talks us through the rebirth of the British sports car: A lot of people ask me if we had an E-Type in the studio while we were designing the F-Type, and the answer is no. We di...



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BWM i3: it’s a Beemer Light

There are still plenty of people who think electric cars are the exclusive preserve of lentil-munching anarchists. A plug-in from a company as big and beefy and Bavarian as BMW should change a few minds.The fact is, they’re h...



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Vuhl 05 track car puts an HD camera between the seats

While our inner geek (and our outer geek, for that matter) insists that the thrill of driving a track car is a numbers game – about being competitive, about beating your personal best – it’s not all about the data. Hoonin...



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Meet the Nissan ZEOD RC: the future of endurance racing

Nissan’s stunning ZEOD RC will be the first car to complete a lap of the historic Le Mans circuit purely on electric power, and it’s got plenty of other tricks to get excited about too. The ZEOD – Zero Emissions On De...



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Soundhalo wants to sell you live gigs and music

Thom Yorke’s public split with Spotify is barely out of the news, and he’s already run off with a new online music service: Soundhalo. Let’s be clear from the start: the two apps don’t cater to the same ...





 
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