We've been promised mirrors that deliver our daily dose of morning info for decades. This Smart Mirror brings this promise into the real world. Built by Google engineer Max Braun, it uses a two-way mirror, display panel, controller board, Amazon Fire TV Stick, and a few hundred lines of code to show you the time, date, weather, and a few headlines while you brush your teeth, shave, fix your hair, or whatever else you do in the bathroom each morning. It's still a work in progress, but it isn't hard to imagine this being an in-demand product in the near future.
Forget autonomous cars — if you really need to get somewhere in a hurry without bothering to pilot yourself, you need an Ehang Manned Drone. This autonomous aerial vehicle can carry you and a small bag short distances in comfort and safety. An all-electric, fully-redundant system ensures that if any of the four-armed craft's eight propellers stop working, it can still get you back down on the ground safely. It takes off and lands vertically, has a maximum height of over 1,500 feet, and can run for up to 23 minutes at 62 mph. It's cabin is built using a composite material with carbon fiber and epoxy, while other components are crafted from an aluminum alloy, and you control the entire thing via a touchscreen interface that's as simple as dropping a couple pins on Google Maps. It's currently in testing, but Ehang has every intention of bringing it to market, so we'll probably see one flying around long before we lay eyes upon an airborne DeLorean.
The power of a bow. The precision and convenience of a rifle. Whether you're hunting for food, taking aim at some paper targets, or ridding your property of pests, the Pioneer Airbow is ready. It's based on Benjamin's PCP platform, and uses 3,000 psi of compressed air to fire off as many as eight full-length arrows at a speedy 450 feet per second. It can be refilled via a hand pump or charging system, is paired with a CenterPoint 6x40 mm scope, can fire all eight shots in the time a crossbow takes to fire three, and uses an ambidextrous top cocking bolt for added safety. Arrows, sling, and quiver included.