£2,500 Lamborghini Antares phone due next year
Got a few grand to spend on an Android 4.2 phone? Lamborghini is here to fulfil your desires with the Antares, a £2,500 mobile due to launch in the UK next spring.
The Antares boasts better specs than most ‘luxury’ smartphones, with a quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage (plus a further 32GB on microSD card) and 13MP rear camera, but isn’t likely to give the likes of the Google Nexus 5 (one tenth the price) any scares when it comes to performance. No, what you’re really paying for here is the design and materials: aluminium, leather, stainless steel and Gorilla Glass – plus the familiar bull logo.
Facebook testing Pocket-style ‘read it later’ button
Facebook is reportedly looking to add a ‘read it later’ button to its news feed, allowing users to save an article to a list for later viewing. It’s a similar idea to the services offered already by Instapaper and Pocket, and makes sense given Facebook’s increased focus on content-sharing. It's apparently some way from being ready for launch, but keep an eye out for it on the social network next year. [Source: MyTechSkool]
Watch this 18-rotor electric helicopter fly for the first time
An electric helicopter? With 18 rotor blades? Insanity, you might think – but the E-Volo VC200 is real and, as the video above shows, it’s fully capable of flying.
The VC200 is another contender for the world’s first mass-produced flying vehicle, due to its (relatively) cheap price, replaceable parts and 100km range. Numerous on-board sensors work with a computer to keep the chopper steady automatically, and it can carry two people to an altitude of 6,500 feet. [Source: DesignBoom]