Elon Musk sold all 20K Boring flamethrowers, bringing in $10M

 Elon Musk’s flamethrower, branded and sold via The Boring Company, his new tunnel digging venture, is now all sold out. That means 20,000 buyers have secured pre-orders, and at $ 500 per, that adds up to $ 10 million in committed funds heading to The Boring Co’s coffers.
Musk started selling these via The Boring Company’s website just a few short days ago, on Saturday, January 27. Read More

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MIT uses Lego to prototype low-cost micro pumps

 Lego bricks (or, if you’re not a pedant, Legos) are highly precise and highly consistent plastic objects. Anywhere you go in the world the Lego is the same. That means that scientists at MIT can use these little sole stabbers to create very precise scientific systems. Their first tests involve creating a microfluid pump and sorter using basic Lego parts. Because they can trust Lego bricks… Read More

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Lexip’s joystick-mouse combo is a strange but promising hybrid

 While at CES I try to avoid getting bogged down by dozens of random gadgets, and this time I mostly succeeded — but the mouse reviewer in me was intrigued by Lexip’s new gaming mouse that’s also a sort of floating joystick. It’s a strange but cool idea, and although the learning curve is high, I can see some hardcore gamers and productivity fiends getting a lot of use… Read More

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