Bill Smith


Blackstone HyperTek Electric Motorcycle
We have seen the future of electric motorcycles, and it includes the HyperTek from South Africa-based Blackstone Tek, or BST. The bike features a one-piece carbon fiber monocoque and billet subframe, while its water-cooled, DHX Hawk motor generates 105 hp and 88.5 pound-feet of torque, powered by a 4.75-kWh battery, which can be fully recharged in 30 minutes on a fast charger, good for 186 miles of range.

The Whale Visitor Center
Photo credit: MIR | Dorte Mandrup
Set to open in 2022, Dorte Mandrup’s new visitor center in northern Norway, called The Whale, seamlessly blends into the landscape like a small rocky hill. This would be a prime spot for whale watching during their migration. It was designed in partnership with Marianne Levinsen Landskab, JAC Studios, Thornton Tomasetti, Nils Øien and Anders Kold. The structure will be 186-miles north of the Arctic Circle.

Zagato Raptor Concept Lamborghini
The Zagato Raptor Concept, also known as the Lamborghini Raptor, is a one-off vehicle created in 1996 by Zagato in partnership with Alain Wicki for Lamborghini. What sets this apart from other supercars of the time is the Zagato “double bubble” design and a unique door design where the entire middle section of the car swivels up and forward. It’s based on a 4WD Lamborghini Diablo and made its official debut at the 1996 Geneva Auto Show.

Volocopter is known for their air taxis, but their latest project, Volodrone, won’t be carrying people a round, but rather heavy cargo, thanks to a special attachment system located underneath its body. This all-electric drone boasts 18 rotors and its air frame is built around a body to house the removable lithium-battery as well as other electronics, with a rail attachment system for various payloads to be connected up to its underbody in between the landing gear.

NVIDIA Shield TV 2019
NVIDIA unveiled two new Shield models powered by the company’s Tegra X1+ processor that delivers up to 25% more performance than its predecessor. All of this power is perfect for Dolby Vision, which provides ultra-vivid imagery, while Dolby Atmos offers extraordinary audio. That’s not all, the Tegra X1+ also improves picture quality by using AI to upscale HD video streams into 4K resolution. The cylindrical Shield TV boasts a slim, stealthy design that blends into entertainment centers, complete wth Gigabit Ethernet and dual-band Wi-Fi for lightning-fast connectivity. More information.