Nike Has Their Own Air Force And Futuristic Air Base

Nike likes to say “Just Do It,” and when you look at all the crazy stuff the sportswear giant does, it may be more than just an empty slogan. If designers need input from athletes on new shoes, they prototype it with 3D printers. They test speed suits for Olympians in wind tunnels for 1,000 hours. And when they need… » 7/07/15 12:15pm 6 minutes ago

$5 Lightning Cables, Solar Batteries, and More Gadget Charging Deals

There’s no such thing as owning too many Lightning cables, and this extra long 5’ model from Spigen is only $5 today with promo code SPIGENCS [ 5’ MFi-Certified Lightning Cable, $5 with code SPIGENCS] Update: Sold Out. Check out this AmazonBasics alternative for $8. » 7/07/15 9:20am Today 9:20am

New Honda CEO Says Yes To English After Predecessor Called It 'Stupid'

Welcome to The Drift where Jalopnik East rounds up the highlights from the Land of the Rising Sun and beyond. In today’s headlines, Honda’s new CEO announces a plan for Japan’s third largest automaker to move entirely to English and resigned Toyota executive Julie Hamp’s charges are suspended. » 7/07/15 6:30am Today 6:30am

Five Ways To Making Watching Global Rallycross Way More Fun

Yesterday, I went out to the Marine Corps Air Station New River, where the most recent Red Bull Global Rallycross race was held. Aside from there being a lot more helicopters and tilt-rotor aircraft around, it was set up like most rallycross races, which is to say, not great for spectators. Luckily for Red Bull, I… » 7/06/15 9:45pm Yesterday 9:45pm

BikeBoat That Catches Fire, Sinks Is Not A Compelling Crowdfunding Pitch

We can all get behind the spirit of adventure. But fashioning a bike to a boat and attempting to cross the English Channel, then having said “BikeBoat” burst into flames and sink isn’t the best way to make your case on a crowdfunded expedition across the Bering Straight.
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IT'S ON: Japan Accepts US Giant Robot Fight Challenge

Last week, we reported about how MegaBots, the American giant-piloted-robot-concern, finished their brute of a mech, the MegaBot Mark II, and immediately challenged the one other existing giant fighting robot, Japan’s Kuratas, to a duel. Well, peoples of earth, get excited, because the Japanese accepted. It’s on. » 7/06/15 7:45pm Yesterday 7:45pm