[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JC7sFPBq9Ek[/youtube] A team of students from the University of British Columbia hope to set the record for the fastest coast-to-coast drive across Canada in an electric vehicle – in a ‘72 Volkswagen Beetle EV, that is. The long-distance trek measures an incredible 4,000 miles and the UBC Electric Car Club’s “E-Beetle” has so far managed… Continue reading Students Trek Across Canada in an Electrified V-Dub
On Thursday several rumor sites posted an article about Plex, a Mac-based media center solution, with some hype about an update on September 1st. Whether they knew it or not, they inadvertently built up some additional rumors about some kind of collaboration with Apple, since their big annual media event is also due September 1st.… Continue reading Plex Coming To Mac, iPhone In September
For years now, what web sites do with our data has become a serious problem in the online world. From confusing settings on Facebook – like their recent decision to again set strange defaults in Facebook Places – to online banking, how information about our lives is protected, distributed and use online has become a… Continue reading Will “Banks” For Data Solve Our Privacy Woes?
The new Digg has had quite the time settling in. There was always a concern with Digg that stories could be manipulated to reach the front page, that not all stories were organically equal. That feeling has intensified, and one beneficiary has been fellow news site, Reddit. At one point yesterday, five of the top… Continue reading Reddit Diggs Reddit.. Geddit?
As someone who is under 60 and has used the internet at least once, when I hear the name Rupert Murdoch I get a little angry. Murdoch has long railed against any efforts to move any form of media into the digital age, and seems hell bent on keeping his old school media network intact… Continue reading Rupert Murdoch Sides With Apple?
It’s been 18 years since AutoCAD ran on Macs, but now they’re back – and boy are they back. After a short period of existing only within the Windows realm, Autodesk is bringing their CAD software back to the Mac. Not only will the new version run on Macs, there will be an iPhone and… Continue reading AutoCAD Returns To Mac With A Bang
Let’s face it, even in a world where spam is a daily occurrence, we still receive a load of email that isn’t spam, but might as well be. For example, thanks a bunch Facebook for introducing a messaging system that functions half as well as email AND sends email notifications to alert me to new… Continue reading Google Introducing “Priority Inbox”
With summer officially winding down, now is the time to take those little road trips and weekend getaways. Naturally, a well chosen selection of tech gear can make those hours in your car even more enjoyable, as well as more memorable. The question then becomes: what should I bring? While there’s a full gamut of… Continue reading Essential Gear for Last Minute Summer Road Trips
It would be uncustomary for me to let a day go by without showing off something designy and musical. Taking a break from all that DJ gear I’ve been hyped about recently, here’s Yamaha’s Silent Guitar.Yeah, it looks like it fell out of Tron. Awesome, right? Right. If you’re a music buff, you’ll be well… Continue reading Yamaha’s Silent Guitar Is Not Only Silent, But Near-Invisible
Assuming you’re one who enjoys nothing more than to gaze into the loins of a stranger, you’ll be delighted beyond reason to learn that Chatroulette is back, with a shiny new 2.0 and a promise of all the sweaty junk you can be hot and bothered to look upon. Okay, maybe not that last part.… Continue reading Chatroulette 2.0 Has Arrived – Guess How Many Genitals You’re Gonna See