Is This Aerofex Hoverbike Going on Sale in 2017? Probably Not.

If we've learned anything from the history of 20th century vaporware, this gorgeous hoverbike from Aerofex probably won't be hitting showroom floors by 2017. Companies that announce release dates of two or three years away generally like to keep pushing it further into the future while they're raising money. Just look… » 5/14/14 5:05pm 5/14/14 5:05pm

China's Batty Proposal For an Under-Sea Train to the United States

A lone report in China's state-run Beijing Times claims the nation is already in discussions to build an 8,000+ mile railroad connecting China, Russia, Canada, and the U.S.—including a 125 mile undersea tunnel spanning the Bering Strait. Forget taking this with a grain of salt, you're gonna need the whole shaker. » 5/10/14 7:00pm 5/10/14 7:00pm

A U.S. Company Now Owns This (Probably Fake) Cold Fusion Reactor

Cold fusion is a theoretical (and highly doubtful) reaction that makes huge amounts of energy. Last year, the inventor claimed his Energy Catalyzer fusion device could produce electricity at 1% the cost of coal. This week, a North Carolina company bought the rights to the tech. Did they get bamboozled? » 1/25/14 9:00am 1/25/14 9:00am

The Weirdest CES Gadgets Of All Time -- That Never Came Out

The tech industry is riddled with vaporware — those products that get a big public announcement, but never actually find their way to stores. And it's always been this way. Just ask investors who were throwing tons of money at airship companies at the turn of the 20th century. » 1/10/14 4:03pm 1/10/14 4:03pm

The Most Wonderfully Unrealistic Gear from CES 2013

At CES every year, we cover hundreds of products. They're usually only barely differentiated from previous models. But sometimes, companies trot out devices and technology that could bring something new and wonderful to the market—it's just too bad the odds of this vaporware ever being for sale are slim to nil. Here's… » 1/10/13 2:40pm 1/10/13 2:40pm

Phantom Lapboard Shipping By The End of The Year, Promise!

Remember the Phantom Lapboard » 11/05/08 11:30pm 11/05/08 11:30pm? Yeah, it's been so long that we've heard any news of it (despite them ), that most people have plumb purged it from their memory. According to Phantom Entertainment's recently updated blog though, the lapboard still exists and it's coming by the end of the year – for real this time! The…

Nokia's Future iPhone Killing Concept Like a Fake, Vaporous Picasso

Nokia presented some cool cells today and also slipped this concept video of a future iPhone-clone. Nokia has confirmed that this demo is strictly for the UI, not the device: the hardware is not real and the LCD's images are overlaid. Yes, it's not even a working prototype, as you will see after the jump. [Video… » 8/29/07 7:10pm 8/29/07 7:10pm

Zenum Smartphone Slated to Debut This Month

The sexy Zenum Opus smartphone has been making its way around the Interwebs for quite some time, and today it's finally getting a release date. According to the gang at Unwired (who checked in with Zenum), the smartphone will be out later this month. It'll come with a 2-megapixel camera, Windows Mobile 6, a 2.5-inch… » 5/11/07 11:00am 5/11/07 11:00am