Bill Smith


McLaren F1 GTR Longtail
Photo credit: Tom Hartley JNR
Until this vehicle surfaced, finding a 1997 McLaren F1 GTR Longtail was a near impossible task, as most are being safely stored in collections worldwide. Only 10 of the 28 McLaren F1 GTR race cars were are Longtails, and this fine specimen, chassis #19R, is being offered by Tom Hartley JNR in the U.K. Why are they called Longtails? It’s because of their stretched bodywork, most noticeably at the rear.

Obstacle Avoidance Drone Dodgeball
University of Zurich researchers have demonstrated an autonomous drone that can detect and avoid fast-moving objects, thanks to event cameras equipped with smart pixels that work independently of each other. In other words, the pixels that detect no changes remain silent, while the ones that see a change in light intensity immediately transmit information, thus only a tiny fraction of the all pixels of the image will need to be processed by the onboard computer to greatly speed up computation speed.

Motorola Edge Plus
Photo credit: Evan Blass
Motorola is set to release the Edge Plus, One Mid, and Moto G8 Power Lite in the very near future. New images have surfaced of the Edge Plus, which is claimed to be their new flagship. Boasting a curved 6.67-inch AMOLED FHD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) hole-punch display, Snapdragon 865 processor, up to 12GB of RAM, a triple rear camera setup consisting of a 108-megapixel sensor / 16-megapixel wide angle / 8-megapixel telephoto, and a 5,000mAh battery.

Samsung M-1 Dog Robot
Photo credit: Gaetano De Cicco
It’s only a matter of time before humans welcome autonomous robotic pets into their homes, and the Samsung M-1 just might be the first. Rather than a normal head, it comes equipped with an interactive LED screen of sorts that can display various expressions and / or notifications. Since the central computing unit runs off an artificial intelligence system, it automatically learns new tasks and adapts to your lifestyle.