Bygen Hank Direct Drive Folding Bike Removes The Need For A Chain (video)

Direct Drive Bike

The very unique Hank Direct Bike folding bike has removed the need for troubles associated with using a chain and uses a direct drive bike pedal mechanism to propel the bike along rather than the age old sprocket chain system.

The bike has been created by Korean manufacturer Bygen and uses levers that transfer power from the pedals to the rear wheel directly. As well as using a very unique way of folding or rather collapsing the bike down for storage and transportation.

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The World’s First 3D Printed Castle

3D Printed Castle

Andrey Rudenko wanted to see if it was possible to make a 3d printed house, Andrey is an architect, and rather than use a traditional design, he went for something more interesting, a castle, and created the world’s first 3d printed castle.

It took Andrey around four months to create his 3D printed castle, he had originally planned to 3D print a 2 story home in Minnesota, and started on the castle to prove the concept.

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New Reversible USB Design Finalised Offering Easier Connectivity

Reversible USB

This week the USB 3.0 Promoter Group has announced they have finalised the design for a reversible USB Type-C connector which has been specifically created to replace every size of all current USB connectors.

The design of the new reversible USB allows it to be connected without worrying about which way up the connector is facing, in a similar way to how Apple’s Lightning cables are now reversible.

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TESORO Automatic Mechanical Watch (video)

Automatic Mechanical Watch

If you are in the market for a new automatic mechanical watch the TESORO which has just launched over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website might be worth more investigation.

Being an automatic mechanical watch the timepiece requires no batteries and will automatically wind itself using the movement of your wrist. Watch the promotional video after the jump to learn more about this unique timepiece which has been designed by Waves Design Studio based in Los Angeles California.

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New Software Enables 3D Manipulation Of 2D Photographs (video)

3D Manipulation

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon and the University of California have this month unveil and announced a new suite of 3D manipulation software that is capable of allowing users to have full 3D manipulation and creative control over 3D objects within 2D photographs.

The software has been developed to enable user to take an object within a 2D photograph and control it as a 3D model, watch the video after the jump to learn more about this new technique and software.

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All-New Polaris Slingshot 3 Wheel Car Launches For $20,000 (video)

3 wheel car

This week Polaris has unveiled their all-new 3 wheel car in the form of the Polaris Slingshot which is equipped with a 2.4 litre dual-overhead cam engine and a 5-speed manual transmission offering drivers 173 horsepower in lightweight frame for heart pounding acceleration say its creators.

The Slingshot 3 wheel car is available in a number of options that allows you to larger 18 inch forged aluminium wheels at the front and a 20 inch wheel following up behind, together with a blade windscreen for wind protection if desired. Check out the videos after the jump to see the unique 3 wheeled car in action.

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More Details On The New Genie Smart Lock

genie smart lock

Last week we told you about a new smart lock, the Genie Smart Lock, which is designed to replace your door locks, and can be controlled by your smartphone.

The device will automatically unlock your door when you get home, and it will automatically lock your door when you leave your house, so you never have to worry about whether you locked your door or not when you go out.

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Framed Is A Gesture Controlled Digital Canvas (Video)

Framed

FRAMED is a new project that has launched on Kickstarter, the device is described as a new platform for digital art, and it is designed to display digital art around your home.

The video below shows how Framed works, it comes with a 24 inch LCD display that has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, the device also comes with a front facing camera and it will set you back $399.

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Next Generation Nike Baseball Glove Requires Zero Break-in Time

Nike Baseball Glove-1

Nike has this week unveiled its new next generation Nike baseball glove in the form of the Vapor 360 fielding glove that is the first ever glove that requires zero break-in time.

According to Nike, the new Vapor 360 glove has been designed to help players reach their potential through an impossibly lightweight construction that requires zero break-in. Removing the need for owners to using shaving cream,wrap it with rubber bands for three months or similar as some baseball players have done in the past.

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