Yeah… that’s definitely useful. I’ve got shaky hands because I drink too much coffee, so a pen with integrated ruler would be handy for all those… lines I draw. I expect I’ll be seeing these at Muji in a few months.
Ford revealed recently that they’ve had over 1,000 pre-orders placed online, using their new car-reservation site for the 2011 Ford Fiesta. The Fiesta has been available in the UK since last year, but this will be the first time in many years since there has been a new Fiesta in the US.
This is interesting because the car isn’t even in production in the US spec yet. Despite this, customers can add their names to the list of potential orders just by texting the word “reserve” to 4Ford. Ford isn’t requiring any cash down on the reservation and if you seal the deal, they’ll throw in [...]
There’s a pretty interesting report that was just published today entitled “How much information?” It was put together by the Global Information Industry of the University of California at San Diego.
It looks at the year 2008 and tries to quantify how much information the average American consumes across all forms of media: TV, newspaper, Web sites, radio, you name it. When you crunch all the numbers, it looks like the average American consumes 34 gigabytes of data every single day. (That’s 3.6 zettabytes in total.) That’s a lot, yes.
The report says that Americans consume information [...]
There you are, racing from Terminal A to Terminal Z so you can catch that flight home, which departs in exactly three minutes. You’ve got your carry-on bag trundling along beside you, and your trusty laptop bag thrown over one shoulder. Every step causes that thin pleather strap to slide a little farther down your shoulder, until *blam* your laptop bag drops to the floor, tripping you in a pile of shame and misery. You need the booq Tapian shadow.
As you can see from the photo above, the Taipan shadow “features an innovative luggage trolley pass-through. This unique feature unzips across [...]
Audi have struck a chord in us with this awesomely cool offering called the e-tron eelectric concept car. The vehicle surely brings along the slopes and bends that often define the exoskeleton of cars from the maker. With 3,320 lb-ft of torque, this car is surely a step above the puny eelectric cars and hybrids we’ve seen in the past. Surely, it is far from a consolation prize for those who seek solace in concepts that ‘may’ workout.
Though the e-tron has an in-your-face color scheme and style to go with it, there may not be many who would vouch for this design experiment by [...]
An Audi A8, by itself, can be construed as a show stopper, something that would make you stop what you’re doing and take notice. While the latest version the A8 that’s due out sometime next year is still an eye catcher, it’s the technology incorporated inside that has me excited. The A8’s original Multi Media Interface (MMI)set up which was originally a full function PMP slash GPS navigation system etc. has undergone an upgrade for the 2011 A8 edition.
The new system has incorporated handwriting recognition into its touchscreen UI. Users will be able to write out their destination on [...]
Government Intelligence organisation GCHQ, which reports to foreign secretary David Miliband and works with MI5 and MI6, is to run an ad campaign within Xbox Live to attract quick-thinking 18-34-year-olds.
The campaign, to run on the Xbox Live platform which is home to epic games such as Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Left 4 Dead 2 and Assassin’s Creed II, will be active for six weeks in the form of ads on the Xbox Live ‘dashboard’ and within games themselves through streamed video banners.
A GCHQ spokesperson is quoted as explaining: “As well as tackling ‘traditional [...]
For all those techies out there feeling like it’s about time a little luck came your way, head on over to Luxurylaunches.com and check out the new HP Envy 13 laptop contest.
With features like a 1.86GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor SL9400, A 3GB DDR3 system memory and a 250GB SATA drive amongst many many more, you can’t afford to miss out on the opportunity. To win this notebook, that’s incidentally worth $1,700 and comes preloaded with Windows 7, our American readers have to but leave a simple post on the site telling us about – “The first thing that makes you envious about a [...]
Word on the street — and by that we mean Reuters — is that Tesla’s looking to go public with the company “any day.” The luxury electric car make, whose Roadster still goes for a cool $109,000, would be the first US auto company to offer an IPO since Ford way back in 1956, says MSNBC.
Quite a notable event, indeed, but earlier comments by Tesla investors (via Autoblog Green) suggest “any day now” might be any time between now and September 2010.