Saturday, January 31, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
There were a lot of pictures going around on the net with people claiming them to be real pictures of the new Porsche phone. Ending all those rumours now, Porsche Design has finally released an official statement along with pictures of the P’9522.
For iPhone or iTouch users looking for another way to access the sun to charge up your gear, SolLight has put out a product with some potential - the SOLiCharger. Like most solar chargers out these days it has some nice pros, and bummer cons. Read on for details and a slideshow.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Using lighters and Zippos often, I never visualized them as multi-utility gadgets beyond the preview of a mere fire spitting device. Way ahead of my personal revelation is this perfect lighter in disguise, which is an extraordinary cigarette lighter with a Digital Video Recorder and a camera hiding in the build.
The Bentley Continental GT is one of the fastest luxury vehicles on the market. However, when it comes to EcoPoints, it is slightly lacking. To solve this issue, Bentley has decided to design a new vehicle that will run on Biofuel and should offer environmentally friendly people some extra piece of mind. Oh yeah, it is also rumored to be faster than the Continental GT, making it the fastest Bentley to ever enter production.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Science Applications International Corp. has announced that it has been awarded a $25 million contract by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, probably better known to readers as DARPA, to help develop an algae-based jet fuel for use by the US military.
A quick glance at the silhouette of this place, and you might think it was some kind of druidic destination. You wouldn’t be far wrong either – if your idea of a deity is Henry Ford, and your idea of a shrine a ‘62 Cadillac. Carhenge, Nebraska is pretty darn distant from Stonehenge, Wiltshire – 4,442 miles to be precise – but the American Midwest’s answer to England’s ancient monument is close to the heart of many an auto-loving yeehaw type.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
This conceptual toaster, designed by Ivo Vos, is a self-styled “post-functional product.” I don’t know exactly what that means, but I do know that this toaster actually fires toast. No pun intended. You can adjust the launch angle and initial velocity of the toast in order to compensate for variables like humidity or white versus wheat bread, the goal being to have it end up on your plate, perfectly toasted.
Mansilla + Tunon Architects have designed a stunning architecture for Madrid, one which will bring Madrid on the Green Map of the world. The completed International Convention Center will be cylindrical and the building’s façade will be lined with solar panels, which will provide electricity for all requirements.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Some good news 'mongst all these ongoing recession woes: progress continues to be made on the alternative energy front. For the first time, renewable energy sources accounted for the biggest share in the increase of US's electrical capacity.