Feeds

Moller flogs flying car on eBay

M400X Skycar prototype, one careful owner

Security for virtualized datacentres

Those of us who have been waiting 50 years for the answer to the question "where's my bloody flying car?" need wait no longer. It's right here on eBay:

Moller flogs flying car on eBay

Yes indeed, the Moller M400X Skycar may not actually be "certified for use by the Federal Aviation Authority nor as a licensed road vehicle", but for a bid in excess of the current $1,751,750, you too could hover majestically above your own lawn while the neighbours look on with amazement and envy.

A word of caution, though: the M400X has only ever been tested to an altitude of 40ft and using ground-based remote controls. Wannabe Biggles are duly warned that once you get in the cockpit, you're on your own. We advise life, accident, and third-party liability insurance, and plenty of it. ®

Bootnote

Ok, that's that one sorted, now where's the bloody robotic butler I was promised back in 1956, eh? Oh yes, and an aeronautical ta very much to Craig Graham for the Skycar tip-off.

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
The 'fun-nification' of computer education – good idea?
Compulsory code schools, luvvies love it, but what about Maths and Physics?
Ex-US Navy fighter pilot MIT prof: Drones beat humans - I should know
'Missy' Cummings on UAVs, smartcars and dying from boredom
Facebook, Apple: LADIES! Why not FREEZE your EGGS? It's on the company!
No biological clockwatching when you work in Silicon Valley
Happiness economics is bollocks. Oh, UK.gov just adopted it? Er ...
Opportunity doesn't knock; it costs us instead
'Cowardly, venomous trolls' threatened with TWO-YEAR sentences for menacing posts
UK government: 'Taking a stand against a baying cyber-mob'
Sysadmin with EBOLA? Gartner's issued advice to debug your biz
Start hoarding cleaning supplies, analyst firm says, and assume your team will scatter
Doctor Who's Flatline: Cool monsters, yes, but utterly limp subplots
We know what the Doctor does, stop going on about it already
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Cloud and hybrid-cloud data protection for VMware
Learn how quick and easy it is to configure backups and perform restores for VMware environments.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.