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Ford concept turns your car wheel into an electric unicycle

There’s an irony to driving downtown: since you frequently have to park well away from your destination, there’s a real chance that you’ll be slower around town than someone taking the bus. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could have private, motorized transport for the entire trip? Ford thinks so. It recently obtained a patent for a car wheel that turns into an electric unicycle. You’d only have to detach the wheel and slap on a kit that gives you the controls and seating you need to get moving.

As with other patents, there’s no guarantee that you’ll ever see a product out of this. Ford may only be locking down the idea to prevent others from swiping it later on. With that in mind, it’s clear that the automaker has been thinking about how this would work in real life. The car could include an automatic jack that would make it easy to remove the wheel, and you might even use your phone or tablet as a dashboard. If this car/unicycle mashup does ever make it to market, it would let you park further from your endpoint even as you save both fuel and time.

Via: Gizmodo

Source: USPTO


How to crossplay Among Us on Mobile with other platforms

Among Us is a brand new twist on a popular game mode that is now more accessible than ever before. The game is an indie hit currently taking the internet by storm; it’s available for free on the Google Play Store and only $2.99 on Steam.Whichever version of the game you own, we will tell you how to crossplay Among Us on mobile with other platforms, including iOS, Android, and PC.How to crossplay Among Us on mobile with other platformsThe genius of Among Us is in its simplicity. Games are quick to set up and fun to play. All you need to do is work out how you will communicate with your participating friends.Stuff to do before you and your friends join:First, you will have to fill out your name at the top center of the game;  tap or click on the place where the Orange arrow is pointing.Second, make sure you and your friends are all in the same region in the game. You can do it by tapping or clicking in the area shown by the yellow arrow.The game currently has North America, Europe, and Asia.These steps apply to any version of the game, but you have to make sure you and your friends are all on the latest version of the game.To start, boot up the game and choose Online.Next, Choose Host, followed by Create Game below it.Now customize your match settings to your preference, choosing the map, No. of Impostors, the language of the chat, and the max players in your lobby.Once you have configured your game, press Confirm.Now you have to share the code at the bottom center of your screen with your friends.Your friends will navigate to Online, Private, and choose Enter Code followed by the 4 letter code on the host screen.Once they have entered the code, have them click or tap on the arrow next to the code.A common problem faced here is people forgetting to put their names in. Make sure the name of the player is filled in at the top center.With that, your friends will be able to join the code.Once you have your desired number of players, you (the host) can tap on Start to start your game at the bottom right of the screen.How to host a game locallyFirst, make sure that you and your friends are all on the same Wi-Fi network.If you’re looking to host a game locally, all you have to do is go to Local.From here, just tap on Create Game. Your friends will now have to see the game when it pops up as an available game on the previous menu.To customize your game in Local, you will have to navigate to the laptop, tap on Customize.Tap on the Game tab at the very end. With that, you are now set to play the game locally or with your friends in the same room.

Boost Mobile adds $100 Coolpad Legacy Brisa to roster

Boost Mobile on Monday announced its latest smartphone, the Coolpad Legacy Brisa. The entry-level handset offers up a 6.53-inch FHD+ display and a dual-camera array on the back.With an expected retail value of $99.99, Boost will offer its newest phone for $79.99 at launch. Moreover, it will make it available at no cost for consumers who switch from another wireless provider.Other specifications in the Coolpad Legacy Brisa include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 octa-core processor with 3GB memory. Storage capacity is pegged at 32GB. A 4,000mAh battery should be strong enough to get most users through a day or two.As far as cameras go, the Coolpad Legacy Brisa has 16-megapixel and 5-megapixel sensors on the rear with a 16-megapixel front-facing camera.The Legacy Brisa is available as part of Boost Mobile’s “$hrink-It!” plan, which offers 15GB data for $45 per month. The monthly rate shrinks by $5 after three on-time payments and an additional $5 after six total on-time payments.Boost Mobile, who is now owned by DISH, also recently introduced a “5 under $50” program which is comprised of five rate plans that cost less than $50 per month.

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