Ali Khatib

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Terrafugia's flying car project is still a couple of years away

Terrafugia's car/plane hybrid has been "coming soon" for nearly a decade and it will stay that way a bit longer. The Transition vehicle has come a long way since those early renders, and in a talk today Terrafugia COO / VP of Engineering Kevin Colburn explained some of the design decisions involved …

This ‘Project Titan’ Apple car concept has mind of its own

Apple’s secret electric car project won’t be hitting highways for at least another five years (if ever), but that’s not stopping concept artists from dreaming up what a Project Titan vehicle might look like.<p>The folks at Freelancer held an Apple concept car contest this week, with the winner taking …

Employment

Build An Umbrella Stand That Outsmarts The Rain

Never get caught in a surprise shower again<p>It’s all too easy to forget an umbrella on a rainy day. But this is the 21st century—shouldn’t your umbrella remind you when it’s needed? Well, yes, it should. And it can do that via a stand that lights up when the forecast calls for rain.<p>There are several …

Arduino

Save $20 on a TurtleCell retractable headphone case

It's only for iPhone 5 and 5S users, alas, but it's also the easiest way to bring along earbuds. Plus, you get three months of Rhapsody Premiere.<p>A quick bit of housekeeping, cheeps: I'm traveling this week, so Cheapskate updates will be few and far between. Needless to say, if you find deals worth …

iPhone 5

Sony opens pre-orders for its $840 Google Glass alternative

Google might have shelved its Glass project for now, but its rapid about-face doesn't mean that its peers have given up on their own augmented reality goggle projects. Sony today made a developer version of its Google Glass-esque SmartEyeglass available for pre-order, before it goes on sale in the …

Behold: a wristband that replaces your phone with a dumber phone

The folks behind the giant and retro (but not quite useful) Neptune Pine smartwatch are back -- and this time they're aiming to flip technology paradigms. Their new product, the Neptune Duo, is made up of two familiar looking devices that don't work the way you'd expect. The Neptune Hub is a chunky …

Neptune Duo: a Phone on Your Wrist, a Screen in Your Pocket

We’re now used to the idea of smartwatches relaying information from our phones to our wrists. The Neptune Duo is turning the concept on its head: it’s a wearable smartphone with a secondary display you can stash in your pocket.<p>The Neptune Duo consists of two parts. The Hub is a device you wear on …

The pen that can mimic every colour in the world