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This new Airbus air taxi has a 50-mile range and is quieter than a hairdryer

This new Airbus air taxi has a 50-mile range and is quieter than a hairdryer

Airbus has introduced its latest zero-emission eVTOL, designed to carry four people with a noise decibel range lower than a hairdryer when flying – which will radically cut into the noise pollution factor of a futuristic vision of eVTOLs buzzing around busy cities. Nearly five years in the making, this prototype targets a flight range of 50 miles (80 km) and a cruising speed of 75 mph (120 km/h). Airbus’s latest prototype, the CityAirbus NextGen – unveiled at the opening of its new CityAirbus test center, which will be dedicated to testing systems for eVTOLs, in Donauwörth, Germany – is set to take its maiden flight this year. The CityAirbus NextGen is an electric lift-plus-cruise vehicle designed for a variety of travel in major cities, including passenger transport, medical services, and ecotourism. Airbus says it will partner with operators and airlines to fly the model worldwide, with plans for it to take flight in Italy, Germany, Norway, and Japan, as well as regions in Latin America. While at first, the CityAirbus will be flown by …

Fans love Amazon’s affordable alternative to the Dyson supersonic hairdryer – and it’s in the sale

Fans love Amazon’s affordable alternative to the Dyson supersonic hairdryer – and it’s in the sale

If you’re in the market for a new hairdryer, please consider this a PSA. Currently trending on Amazon, with over 700 bought in the UK in the past month is the Jooayou Profesional Hair Dryer – and it’s currently on sale. You can currently get this lightweight Ionic hairdryer for £32.90 (saving 18%) or for $31.99 (36% less than the usual price) if you’re in the US. It has just short of 3,900 positive reviews from verified shoppers, and – this was the big USP – there are countless comments comparing it to the £329.99 Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer – with several shoppers saying it’s just as good, if not better. But does it live up to the hype? I took a deep dive into the reviews and investigated further to see if it’s worth buying if you don’t want to shell out for the more expensive Dyson model. I am personally invested in this dilemma. True story – I’ve just returned from a week in New York, staying in the Thompson Central Park Hotel – …

Gary Davies looks back: ‘I wouldn’t go anywhere without a hairdryer and my curling tongs’ | Life and style

Gary Davies in 1986 and 2023Gary Davies in 1986 and 2023. Later photograph: Pål Hansen/The Guardian. Styling: Andie Redman. Grooming: Sadaf Ahmad. Archive image: BBC Motion Gallery/Getty Images Born in 1957, TV, radio and club DJ Gary Davies started his career at Piccadilly Radio in Manchester, before moving to Radio 1 in 1982. That year, he also became a regular presenter on Top of the Pops. After a Radio 1 reshuffle in 1993, his broadcast career was put on hold. He set up publishing company Good Groove, and discovered the likes of Corinne Bailey Rae. In 2018, Davies returned to the air with his Radio 2 show Sounds of the 80s, which is live every Saturday night. The spin-off tour runs throughout 2024. This photo is me living my best life: I was a host on Top of the Pops and Radio 1 at the time. The era was all about big hair, big shoulder pads and baggy jackets. My agent didn’t want me to look “high street” when I first went on TV, so he got a friend …