MDI Airpod Powered By Hot Air
Iím all for alternative fuel sources. Iíll even accept that Hybrids are at least something being done by car manufacturers, even if they donít provide enough energy savings to make the extra cost worthwhile. But using air as a fuel source in a vehicle is a new one for me. Sure I had the CO2 cartridge racing cars as a kid, but to take the idea of a compressed gas and turn that into a drive for a vehicle is slightly crazy.
Fighter Bike Fit For Terminators
Is your motorcycle a death dealing machine? Yeah, I didnít think so. Technically neither is the Fighter cycle from Confederate Motor Company, but it sure does look like something a T-800 would ride around on. The bike looks as if it was precision carved from a single block of metal, and that includes the entire engine. I wonder what the logistical problems would be to actually achieve such a feat.
Circuit City Is Reeling And On The Ropes
It looks like Circuit City is in dire straights at the moment. Although I guess most companies and individuals are as the market plummets on a daily basis. The electronics retailers isnít quite ready to take its final death gasp, but after losing $239 million and stock prices dipping below 50 cents a share things donít look good. I mentioned to my wife whilst enjoying a brownie last night that perhaps Circuit City should overcharge in the style of Best Buy.
Unbreakable Quantum Encryption Demonstrated
Phew. We finally have encryption that is unbreakable. No way will such a claim be seen as a challenge to hackers the world over, who will then break the encryption within 3 months. No chance at all that will happen. Researches from Europe have announced the Ēfirst commercial communication network using unbreakable encryption based on quantum cryptography.Ē
New Xbox Experience Requires 256MB Memory Card
It was clear that the New Xbox Experience would take space to use. What still is not clear is why the hell Microsoft insists on selling a product with no hard drive while simultaneously releasing important upgrades to the system that need a hard drive to work properly. Yes, the big MS announced the Experience will fit on a 256MB storage card to allow most Arcade users to enjoy the fun of the poorly named Avatars. But letís not forget that some Arcade users are sitting with a 64MB card.
Mazda Kiyora Is Fuel Efficient And A Thirst Quencher
I still remember a time when water was essentially free. When you wanted a glass youíd go to the tap and get it. Easy as can be. Now you can get water from your car. While this is an extra feature, Iím certain youíre paying premium prices to get this kind of service in your vehicle. The Mazda Kiyora is designed to consume less gas, produce fewer emissions and procure you more water than any other car on the market
New Xbox Preloading Games Experience Works, If You Have The Space
The reason mega games like Metal Gear Solid 4 have to be loaded onto your PS3 is because the transfer rate of early generation blu-ray drives is exponentially slower than DVD. Without preloading there would be a load screen every 5 minutes in PS3 games. Or the traditional load screens would be 3x as long, or longer. But Microsoft doesnít want to be left out of this preloading craze
How Do The Studios Stack Up On Blu-ray Releases?
Blu-ray is expensive. The players are not cheap, and neither are the discs. So when you spend that ridiculous $30+ on a movie you expect it to be of the highest quality. Yet so many studios are pushing out lazy SD content that doesnít even include the standard features of a DVD release. Having already been burned by the early days of DVD (hey there horrible Goodfellas transfer) Iíve kept a keen eye on what films are worth picking up on Blu-ray right now. In case you were wondering, as I was, Kill Bill look spectacular in Blu-ray format.
YouTube Gets Its Lights Put Out, Tacky Curtains And Super HD
The new lights out and theater modes for YouTube may already be old hat for sites like Hulu, but itís not like YouTube really has to do anything anymore. The one stop stupid video shop has gotten by just fine on grainy vids. There are two new options for watching your YouTube videos: lights out, which dims the whole screen except the video; and theater mode, which blows the screen up and puts odd 1990ís Geocities style design theater curtains up on either side of the video.
Ford MyKey Puts Restraints On Teenage Drivers, Whilst Annoying Adults
Fordís MyKey system is a great concept in theory, until you start thinking about all the beeping thatíll be going on. My Focus already incessantly beeps if someone forgets to put on their seatbelt. The device has a lot of almost useful features, mostly having to do with getting your kids to drive safely. I doubt this is something Iíd implement in my own driving
The Embody Trumps The Aeron For Office Comfort
Last week on Bones Booth was at war with the other FBI agents in his office for the ultimate chair. A throne if you will. Unfortunately his quaint little leather chair is a meek plebe in comparison to the Embody Chair by Herman Miller. This is the true ultimate sitting experience. Unfortunately at a $1,600 asking price it is out of reach of those whoíd benefit most: the cube jockeys.
Iron Man Crushes BD-Live
Iím sure that as of right now I am not alone in having watched possibly the best put together Blu-ray disc to hit the market in Iron Man. At least until we get that Lord of the Rings set (soon please). I spent a good hour going over the Hall of Armor as I learned the most random details on Starkís invention. And then there were the hours long making of that went into painstaking detail on bringing Shell Head to the big screen.