We all hate parallel parking, and there has never been a practical alternative on cars… That is until now, as William Liddiard has invented a set of omnidirectional wheels that let your car move in any direction, rotate in place and slide into a parking space!
So how on Earth does this work? Well, much like any other omni-capable wheels on other vehicles, the rubber itself rotates on the tyres to provide the new directions of movement, with the help of 24,000 pounds of torque. And in a world first, these wheels require no extra vehicle modification – they fit on just like regular wheels.
The tyres themselves also have the same all-weather capabilities as regular tyres too, with a standard rubber composition and functional treads, but don’t expect to get them on your car anytime soon.
At the moment, this is just a proof of concept. The Canadian inventor is planning to sell the design to any automotive company that would be interested. Nevertheless, look forward to seeing them come to a car near you!
Snapchat just dropped some huge news - rebranding to Snap Inc. and revealing their first piece of hardware named Spectacles. I'm struggling to understand the point of some sunglasses with a video camera attached to them, but surely it can't be just because I'm not a millennial...
For years, developed countries have accepted and almost forgotten about the privilege of Internet access – while 4 billion people across developing nations live without it.
Well, here we are... The fifth anniversary of New Rising Media. It's been a journey quite like that of a TV sitcom relationship - falling in and out of love with this place.
There have been highs and lows, as the landscape of blogging has changed. And just like any birthday celebration, I want to reminisce in the history of things around here.
Unless you've been living under a rock, Apple launched their AirPods... Turns out there's a lot wrong with them!
While a robot may never be capable of feeling emotion, artist Erica Scourti’s bot “Empathy Deck” has the potential to pretend well enough to offer comforting help.
Ignore what the more easily influenced friends are sharing on Facebook - NASA did not just change your Zodiac sign. This was all just big misunderstanding, based on a children’s education web page put out by the agency.
We all have a laugh and a joke about being so addicted to Pokemon Go that you play while driving - but unfortunately that’s not a joke to thousands of people…
YouTube Gaming channels are rapidly becoming a major part of online entertainment. Whether it be Let’s Players, Review and Analysis, News Channels, or any number of variations, more and more people are making their living either playing or discussing games – and attracting legions of fans while they do so. However, one thing this rapidly-growing medium has so far lacked is a concrete set of laws and legislation behind it, and that might be set to change, thanks to an incident in Essex.
Researchers believe they’ve developed a new way to power wearable technology - harvesting body heat for electricity.
MIT researchers have developed a camera that has the ability to read the text on pages of a book, without it having to be open.