Advancements in Mobility That Will Change Travel

From air cabs to cars that can converse, innovations to take us on all kinds of journeys

The convergence of mobility and technology is one of the most interesting topics on our minds, especially during CES. Be it electric scooters and drone taxis or electric vehicles and autonomous road-assistants, transport-related innovations that have debuted at the show have eventually become part of everyday life, while others show promise but are further out. For instance, Mercedes-Benz’s VISION AVTR concept, made in partnership with …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

An animated gay love story, ice cream that doesn't melt, oyster vending machines and more in our look at the web

1. Non-Melting Ice Cream At the Biotherapy Development Research Center in Kanazawa, an accidental discovery has resulted in the invention of non-melting ice cream. The ingredient is a polyphenol liquid, extracted from strawberries, that “make[s] it difficult for water and oil to separate”—meaning, in this instance, that a popsicle keeps its shape. Kanazawa Ice first became available earlier this year, and now can be bought …

Mophie’s New Laptop-Charging Battery

Not much bigger than Mophie’s smartphone-charging packs, the just-announced Powerstation USB-C XXL carries enough power to lend a full extra charge to Apple laptops. It does so by way of a rapid charging USB-C connector, which limits its compatibility to MacBooks from 2015 and later, or MacBook Pros from 2016 and later. Mophie worked with Apple on the sleek, fabric-covered design—and the battery will only …