Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Porsche taking orders for the plug-in-hybrid 918 Spyder: "First shown as a concept at the Geneva Motor Show 2010, Porsche's highly innovative and deliciously proportioned Hybrid 918 Spyder is now available for order. Powered by a 500 hp V8 assisted by two electric motors, no more than 918 units of the new two-seater supercar will be made with production slated to begin in September 2013. The asking price: US$845,000."
Posted by steve at 11:58 AM
All new Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental completes maiden flight: "The aircraft with one of the world's most recognizable silhouettes turned 40 a couple of years ago. That's getting long in the tooth even in an industry whose products use the grandpa's axe principle like no other – as in, it's had six new heads and four new handles, but grandpa still loves that axe."
Posted by steve at 11:57 AM
iTwin promises easy remote file access: "A lot of us have one 'mothership' desktop computer, along with a laptop or notebook that we take on the road. Many of us also use one computer at work, and another at home. Inevitably, there are occasions where we're using one computer, but wishing we could access a file on the other."
Posted by steve at 11:56 AM
Tascam's new handheld audio recorder features adjustable microphones: "Handheld portable recorders with XY microphone configurations are great for tight stereo imaging but if you want to capture a wider ambient sound then an AB configuration would probably be better."
Posted by steve at 11:54 AM
Burglar Blaster alarm greets intruders with pepper spray: "This is one home security alarm you won't want to trigger by mistake! Burglar Blaster mounts on a wall inside the home, and once armed, uses an infrared beam to detect when an intruder has entered the house. It then emits a cloud of pepper spray, that will severely inconvenience anyone within 2,000 square feet (186 square meters)."
Posted by steve at 11:53 AM