THE BEATZ & LYRICS SHOW
Beatz & Lyrics Show
RADIO SHOW MOBILE APPS
ARCHIVES

Product

Technology: Bill Gates Is Backing Cranfield University’s Waterless Toilet Concept (Video)

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is going hard for ‘the toilet of the future’… still. We posted on a prototype the Foundation backed in 2012 on here.

And now this…

In developing countries, access to public utilities like running water and sewer systems are often not available. The lack of those resources leads to unsanitary conditions that can put people’s lives at risk. Researchers at Cranfield University hope to put an end to that with the waterless Nano Membrane Toilet. The design has so much potential to change lives that it’s been backed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
– Tech Insider

@ojones1

Read the rest of this entry »

Recreation: 10 Of The Coolest Toys For Grown-Ups (Video)

You’re a grown up, right? That means you can do whatever you wanna do. So why wait until Christmas, or even Christmas in July, to get into some awesome toys? Toys for grown-ups like these!

Yeah. I don’t feel like waiting either. Let’s get into ’em above.

@ojones1

Read the rest of this entry »

Technology: You Can Fly The DJI Spark Drone With Hand Gestures (Video)

Whoa! Whoever put this video package together knew how to hook us. When the girl started controlling the drone like she had psycho-kinetic mutant powers… Boom! Let’s just say we could hear the rain being made (dollar-dollar bill after dollar-dollar bill, y’all)! Check out all the coolness of this new tech.

DJI Spark redefines the possibilities of portable flight, opening up the creative potential of drones. Whether you’re filming a cheer routine, posing for a rock climbing selfie, or taking a simple group photo, Spark is there to seize the moment.
– DJI

So, if you think it’d be hard to learn the remote controller functions for a flying drone: How about having NO controller to learn? Flying that thing like, “Look ma. Just hands!”

Read the rest of this entry »

Check Out Nike’s Air Foamposite One Metallic Varsity Red 2017 Retro Sneaker (Video)

I’m not a Diehard sneaker fiend but when I see something I like I’m copping them. They came out today May 19th, but we’ll give out Jayforce.com review soon…

Read the rest of this entry »

‘Sneaker Shopping’ With Grammy- And Emmy-Winning Comic Chris Rock (Video)

I’m buying, and you’re paying.
Chris Rock

And now you see how a rich ninja stays RICH… ninjaaaaa! Rocking the Yeezys already, Rock is going ‘Sneaker Shopping’ with Joe La Puma while sharing some insights on his fashion sense, his history, hanging out the Michaels (Jackson & Jordan) and Eddie Murphy (RIP Charlie Murphy) and more.

Chris Rock and Joe La Puma go Sneaker Shopping at Stadium Goods in New York City and talk about the time Michael Jordan was on SNL, why Yeezys are a must-cop, and the history of Lil’ Penny.

Read the rest of this entry »

A Cool, Modern, High-Tech Cassette Player? Yes! Check Out The ‘Elbow’ (Video)

Are you kidding?!! The crazy ad that ends up making mad sense! Do you know anything about this Elbow cassette player? Well, the concept looks incredible! They really might ‘raise the cassette tape culture’ (per their web page tagline).

Elbow is a new cassette player design concept, dedicated to restoring the glory of a cassette tape. Currently in prototype stage. Elbow has been conceived and designed by audiovisual art organisation BrainMonk.

VERY cool tech. VERY cool gadgetry. Score for both all in one! Hope y’all heads have not thrown out all your cassettes yet.

MORE: ELBOW (INFORMATION SITE)

Read the rest of this entry »

Technology: Walking Boat Ramp (Video)

Okay, so I will admit that when I stumbled across “Walking boat ramp gets you to shore without getting wet” as a YouTube title… I was thinking that this would involve some mega-robo-tech that would let passengers board and ‘walk them out’ to a boat; like Godzilla going back out to sea after a monster fight.

No… I do not smoke… anything.

Hard Drive Marine made this walking boat. Its landing gates unfold and pull the craft to shore so you don’t have to go in the water.
– Tech Insider

Really cool. But you KNOW that sh!t would have been epic as I imagined it! Some of you would have booked a boat trip just to ride out on the MechaDockZilla (like MechaGodzilla, just made that up off the movie name, and you LOVE the name… or you’re a hater LOL)!

@ojones1

Read the rest of this entry »

More Than A Movie Prop: The EV2 Ripsaw Is A Luxury ‘Super Tank’ (Video)

The tank in ‘The Fate Of The Furious’ is real??? Whaaaaat!!??!!

The unstoppable tank in ‘The Fate Of The Furious’ is actually real. The EV2 Ripsaw Tank is a luxury super tank originally built for the military. It is the fastest dual tracked vehicle ever.

@ojones1

Read the rest of this entry »

Look, Up In The Sky… It’s The Kitty Hawk Flyer!

Maaaan what is it with all these flying car joints as of late?

The Kitty Hawk Flyer is a new, all-electric aircraft. It is safe, tested and legal to operate in the United States in uncongested areas under the Ultralight category of FAA regulations. We’ve designed our first version specifically to fly over water. You don’t need a pilot’s license and you’ll learn to fly it in minutes.

Read the rest of this entry »

Technology: All-Electric Flying Car (Video)

Yes. We have posted on flying car tech, but this car right here ninja… this looks straight outta Star Wars… Trek… GI Joe! True vertical take-off and landing in a sleek design. Usually, we’d expect this to be a military thing for some time before it becomes a civilian product for consumption. But naaaaah son. LOOK at WHERE they are demoing this; right on the roadway!

Flying cars, that perennial dream for futurists that always seem to be at least five years away, may be a little closer to reality than we realize. A lot of prototypes have been showcased recently, and a lot of money is being tossed around. More people than ever seem to buy into the crazy notion that in the near future we’ll be buzzing between rooftops in private, autonomous drones. Today, Munich-based Lilium Aviation announced an important milestone: the first test flight of its all-electric, two-seater, vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) prototype.
– New Innovations

Oh, did we mention that it’s all-ELECTRIC!! Duuuude! No gas. Imagine charging this with solar power and flying with no fossil fuel use or emissions. BOOM!

Read the rest of this entry »

Technology: Stopping Intrusive ‘Rogue Drones’ (Video)

I actually heard about using raptors to take down unwelcome drones. But the rest of these though, interesting.

How do you take down an illegal drone? Here are 4 Insane ways…
– Freeze Lists

A couple of things about this video though… First, notice that once you assign a ‘term’ to a problem, the campaign combatting it intensifies, Case in point, did you know there was a fight against ‘rogue drones’ until we started calling them that? Second, anybody see how this might be another way to pit robots against humans? We will need to be VERY careful about who we deem ‘rogue humans’ (uh oh, is that a ‘term’).

@ojones1

Read the rest of this entry »

ZH2: The Super-Quiet 4×4 That Runs On Hydrogen And Produces Water As Its ‘Exhaust’ (Video)

So, like about 25 or more years after we should have, are we finally gonna get to drive such automotive tech perfection? PLEASE???

(Hmmm… looks like the soldiers are getting to drive this first. Talking about ‘going green.’ Oh well.)

General Motors aka GM aka the biggest of ‘Big Auto’… has unveiled this joint industry-military creation, the ZH2. It runs smooth, practically silent (with minimal ‘accoustic signature,’as the military folks would say). It does NOT use or burn fossil fuel, so it doesn’t give off much heat that could be picked up by enemy heat-sensing night vision cameras (because, the military) nor does it give off harmful emissions. It runs on hydrogen. And its exhaust is water… drinkable water! Even the waste from this 4×4 is not wasteful. Kinda stylish to boot.

MORE: GM’S SUPER-QUIET, SUPER-COOL MILITARY 4X4 (CNN)

Read the rest of this entry »

Scewo: The Stair-Climbing Wheelchair (Video)

Swiss engineering students came up with the Scalevo wheelchair. Now they’ve improved upon the innovation to create Scewo, the latest prototype wheelchair that uses rubber tracks to traverse urban terrain – including and especially stairs. This could make a whole lot of places ‘wheelchair accessible.’ Super dope!

Currently crowdfunding on Patreon, with market release targeted for 2018.

MORE: SCEWO IS CREATING A STAIR-CLIMBING WHEELCHAIR (PATREON)

Read the rest of this entry »

Fashion/Technology: The Tuibo Cycling Vest & Assistant (Video)

Know how we’re supposed to treat riders on bicycles like any other vehicle on the road? Sure. Can do. Except when we cannot see them coming up from behind. And when we cannot see them at all at night (because all neon ain’t fashionwear). And when we don’t know what turn they plan to make in a sec, because they have to maintain balance and handlebar grip before making it.

But yeah, besides all that going against the healthy/green-minded commuters with us out in these streets… sure, we can share the road.

Alright. Cynical much? Yeah, you got us. But if you cycle much, Tuibo has got you. Got your back. Literally. Check it out!

Designed to be your companion along the way, Tuibo is a smart vest made to improve visibility with it’s built-in flexible LED displays for braking and turning lights, also with it’s head light and horn. Tuibo’s fully washable and has hidden expandable sides to cover you backpack, all embedded in a subtle design.

Read the rest of this entry »

Technology: SAW Robot Moves On Its Own Like A Worm And Can Be Shrunk Down For Use As A Medical Device (Video)

Came across this on the Interwebs. A robot that ‘moves like a worm’ that could be ‘shrunk and sent into your intestine’ sounds like a good idea… but ONLY by comparison.

(Yeah, compared to camera jammed on the end of a tube being pushed up your rectum for that colonscopy.)

So, um, lets focus on the tech and other applications for the 3D-printed SAW (Single Actuator Wave-like) robot that swims, crawls and climbs.

Intelligent motion, ease of manufacturability, design for scalability… HUGE selling points for any tech. Think about how way less cool a Roomba would be if we had to keep checking on it and repositioning it to finish the vacuuming, or if it was really hard or expensive to make. Imagine if there is some ‘much bigger’ Roomba cleaning huge warehouse floors somewhere. And that’s scaling it to big. What about scaling smaller? Wouldn’t fields involving exploration of hard-to-reach, hard-to-negotiate areas find shrunk down versions of this tech VERY useful?

(Wait. Are we talking about robo-worming our guts again??? Maaan PAUSE! PAAAAUSE!)

Enjoy the expo above.

MORE: 3D-PRINTED ROBOT THAT MOVES LIKE A WORM (MIRROR ONLINE)

Read the rest of this entry »

DJ CAVEM Moetavation – “I’m a Sunwarrior” (Prod. By Sticman) [Video]

You remember us talking about Ietef Vita aka DJ CAVEM on here, right? Well, the O.G. (Organic Gardener) is back with some more real talk… and granted, a bit of product promotion, in a dope visual presentation. Beautiful! In many ways. Just press play. You’ll see.

Produced by DJ CAVEM and Sticman of Dead Prez.

DJ CAVEM – I’M A SUNWARRIOR (PROD. BY STICMAN)

Read the rest of this entry »

Introducing Boston Dynamics’ Handle: A Super-Powered Research Robot (Video)

Maaan, they keep making these robots better, stronger, faster, more flexible and agile and… you get the picture. But maybe these bot makers don’t ‘get the picture’ – the Skynet-Schwarznegger-Terminator, science-NONfiction horror picture. Then again, Boston Dynamics CEO Marc Raibert has been quoted as saying, “This is the debut presentation of what I think will be a nightmare-inducing robot.” So, maybe they do get it.

Handle is a research robot that stands 6.5 ft tall, travels at 9 mph and jumps 4 feet vertically. It uses electric power to operate both electric and hydraulic actuators, with a range of about 15 miles on one battery charge. Handle uses many of the same dynamics, balance and mobile manipulation principles found in the quadruped and biped robots we build, but with only about 10 actuated joints, it is significantly less complex. Wheels are efficient on flat surfaces while legs can go almost anywhere: by combining wheels and legs Handle can have the best of both worlds.
– Boston Dynamics

Oh… Handle is a research bot. Because all kinds of researchers need a 6.5-foot tall jumper with a four foot vertical (right, all kinds of NBA researchers). Oooo–kaaay. They must think we fell off the back of the turnip truck and it backed over our heads right after that!

(Not saying it’s not cool tech though.)

Read the rest of this entry »

Flying Made Easy: The Icon A5 Mini-Plane (Video)

Dope! Got more news on the Icon A5 – the 2-seat mini-plane designed to be so simple that anyone who can drive a car can fly it. The sticker weighs in at just over $200K, so it is near the regular people price range (okay, regular people who have quite a bit of big change to throw around). Plus this plane can land on and take off on water. Put in the money, 30 hours’ training, get a license, and viola… your life is ‘fly’ for real #BALLIN

Check out the latest video above (courtesy USA Today).

Read the rest of this entry »

Hate Traffic? Then You’re Going To Love Pop.Up, A New Flying Car Concept (Video)

They went in on the music. Cool!

Check out this new vehicle concept in the direction of flying cars; and no, not like the flying DeLorean model drone we posted earlier. This flying car is real!

Italdesign and the aerospace industry leader Airbus unveiled Pop.Up, a trailblazing modular ground and air passenger concept vehicle system to relieve the traffic congestion in megacities of the future.

And really cool, huh?

Read the rest of this entry »

Waverly Labs’ Pilot Earpiece Lets You Hear And Understand A Foreign Language In Real Time (Video)

It’s a Star Trek-style dream, but one that’s inching closer to reality.
– C|NET

See? Like Star Trek’s Universal Translator tech. Another nerd fantasy come to life right here. Give it another year, and it’s likely you will want one in your ear. To be certain, you’ll still want to learn the languages and nuances of those from foreign lands with whom you want to communicate… BUT… this Pilot Earpiece from Waverly Labs though: futuristic science fiction becomes science FACT! This Earpiece can translate a conversation between two native speakers of different languages in real time. See how above. Read more by clicking the link below.

MORE: WAVERLY LABS’ PILOT EARPIECE (C|NET)

Read the rest of this entry »

AFFILIATED SPONSORS