Airplane secret button gives us more room in our seat (video reveal)

Did you know if we are stuck in economy class, there might be a secret button set to turn things around for us uncomfortable passengers?

This secret button moves the armrest out of the way. It provides us more room for our torso and it frees up some extra space for our legs.

Mike Corey of Fearless and Far gives us a video demonstration of the secret armrest recline button found on airplane aisle seats:

Introducing the flying water car – it is like Uber for water taxis (video demonstration)

I keep repeating myself because now is one of the best times to be alive if you like technology like I do…

According to AutoBlog:

The Bubble is a 100 percent electric water taxi created by the French company SeaBubbles. The goal is to lower pollution and provide relief from heavy traffic on busy city streets.

It creates no waves, no noise, and no CO2. When the Bubble reaches 7.5 mph, it rises above the water. This prevents wakes from forming. The absence of sudden movements helps prevent seasickness. The Bubble can operate autonomously and seats five, including a pilot. Its docking station captures solar, wind, and water energy to charge the battery.

SeaBubbles plan to bring its water transit system to 50 cities in the next 5 years. No word yet on price or future locations.

French yachtsman Alain Thebault invented the Bubble.

It flies when its groundspeed surpasses 7 miles per hour And it maxes out at speeds of 18 m.p.h.

This flying water car was invented to be used like an Uber service. We use their app to hail a ride. The bubble would recharge at docking stations along a river to reduce road traffic in major cities.

Check out this video demonstration of the Bubble in action:

How to use portrait mode on the most popular phones (video demonstration)

When Apple introduced the iPhone 7 with portrait mode almost 2 years ago, they revolutionized picture taking on our phones.

But Bokeh portrait mode is confusing to understand – until now…

Marques Brownlee (a.k.a. MKBHD) brilliantly demonstrates how to use portrait mode to create eye-catching photos here in this video:

This electrical tintable glass blocks out the sun with a click (video demonstration)

I know this is a blatant ad, but man ‘o man do I want this in my next dream home…

This electrical, switchable privacy glass optimizes daylight and manages indoor temperature. It does it all while maintaining unobstructed views of the outdoors.

Watch this video demonstration:

Here is how electric tintable glass is made:

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Friends turn vacant zoo on a rocky hill into a landscape hotel of glass pods

This is a super-cool story about how a zoo in the middle of nowhere turned into a landscape hotel:

When the young group of Vivood architects discovered an abandoned animal preserve perched on a hillside in the stunning Guadalest Valley (Alicante, Spain) they knew they’d found a home for their landscape hotel.

With only a year to be up and running (and an angel investor waiting), they began constructing the rooms in a factory in Valencia while simultaneously prepping the land. The design was based on a prefab concept for emergency shelters developed by Vivood founder Daniel Mayo. For the hotel, the design has morphed into wood and glass boxes on stilts that perch lightly on the land and allowing the group to use land without “developing” it.

Today, the 25 suites of the Vivood Landscape Hotel rest only on a foundation of nine minimal piles that can be easily removed so the resulting resort doesn’t affect runoff or impact the land.

The room rates at Vivood Landscape Hotel are pretty reasonable – a little more than $100 a night (per person).