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When we haven’t even come remotely close to nailing the autonomous car, companies are trying to make air taxis a reality. Talk about some serious leapfrogging. Well, Bell just showed off a full-sized concept model of the five-passenger Nexus Air Taxi and its revolutionary hybrid-electric powertrain at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas. The Nexus’ six large rotors provide true VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) capability, and each enclosed rotor is propelled by a smart electric motor that’s powered by the combination of batteries, a gas turbine, and an electric generator. The motors provide balance, lift, speed, and that all important magic of flight. Bell has already partnered with Uber to provide air taxi ride-sharing services that hope to overcome urban gridlock, and actual Nexus air taxis are planned for deployment in 2020.

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As much as we love watches with dozens of complications and functions, there’s something to be said for a simple and understated design. The Nixon Patrol watch is a modern interpretation of classic designs that has everything you need and nothing you don’t. Made with a no-nonsense 42mm stainless case, a rock-solid Miyota quartz movement and a stainless 3-link bracelet, it’s as clean and slim as it is durable and attractive. Add in the bold indices on the face to complete the sleek and stylish look. This is the watch for the makers and doers.