were wondering just when Porsche would unveil a revamped 911 Turbo,
your wait is over. The automaker revealed the new 2010 Turbo today,
well in advance of its September premiere.
the car receives a number of small visual tweaks first launched on the
2009 911, the biggest news is what lies underneath the hood. The new
911 Turbo ditches the 3.6-liter mill found in the current car, and
moves to a direct-injection, twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter flat-six.
Porsche says the new engine pumps out 500 hp (20 hp more than the
current 911 Turbo), all while improving both fuel economy and CO2 emissions.
A six-speed manual transmission is standard equipment, but the hallmark
of the latest 911 range--Porsche’s seven-speed PDK dual-clutch
transmission--is available as an option. We’re happy to hear buyers can
eschew Porsche’s standard PDK steering wheel for an optional wheel with
simplified shift paddles (the right paddle triggers an upsh
The military isn’t about to deploy
its pain ray to the battlefield. But someone in the commercial sector
is about to one. We don’t know who. The sale is mentioned in a presentation by Raytheon, who built the microwave weapon for the Defense Department.
all right this next story may sound like something out of a Hollywood thriller. Saudi GPS device also has a lethal dose
of cyanide which can be activated. And anytime you get my point. The
inventors bid for a patent has been rejected in Germany joining us now
the smoking did talk about his -- deputy editor of popular science okay
that this is pretty much Cobb. Pretty sinister and nefarious. How
exactly would this work."
" Well there's a category of technology that involves GPS tracking systems being shrunk
down to the -- for you could actually implanted surgically and we've
seen a number of applications for this. This is without question the
most sinister version of it that I've certainly heard of you know and
and the notion of tracking criminals is not -- but the notion of
killing them remote
Right about now, Apple probably wishes it had never rejected Google Voice and related apps from the iPhone. Or maybe it was AT&T who rejected the apps. Nobody really knows. But the FCC launched an investigation
last night to find out, sending letters to all three companies (Apple,
AT&T, and Google) asking them to explain exactly what happened.
The NuVinci transmission uses a set of rotating and tilting balls positioned
between the input and output components of a transmission that tilt to vary the speed of the
The patented NuVinci technology developed by Fallbrook Technologies Inc.
(Fallbrook) is the most practical, economical and universally adaptable continuously
variable planetary (CVP) transmission for human-powered and motor-powered vehicles and
machines. The NuVinci CVP is ideally suited for applications in many major industries
including bicycles, light electric vehicles, tractors, automobiles, trucks, and utility
class wind turbines among others.
Tilting the balls changes their contact diameters and varies the speed ratio. As a
result, the NuVinci CVP offers seamless and continuous transition to any ratio within its range,
thus maximizing overall powertrain efficiency, with no jarring or shocks from the shifting process,
and improving accele
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Speech technology is advancing quickly; even smartphones offer apps
that let you speak commands and perform voice-activated searches. Now,
a new app for iPhone and Blackberry can convert spoken Arabic into
spoken English (and vice versa). The mobile app's speed of processing
and accuracy is unprecedented for such a complex and different pair of
Created by Sakhr and Dial Directions for use by the Department of
Defense, Homeland Security, and other military customers -- not you --
the app has implications for field personnel who need to understand
foreign speech in dire situations. The app also provides a text
"I've seen Sakhr's speech-to-speech mobile translator on the iPhone
in action, and it could be a game-changer," said Hythem El-Nazer, the
senior vice president of Boston-based TA Associates, speaking to Business Wire. ""Instant, open speech translation on a mobile phone hasn't been done before
Do you really want a deadly robotic chassis being controlled by the
brain of a rat? Scientists at University of Reading do. They’ve
connected a biological “brain” made of rat neurons to a robot, with a
A cell phone that never needs recharging might sound too good to be
true, but Nokia says it's developing technology that could draw enough
power from ambient radio waves to keep a cell-phone handset topped up.
Ambient electromagnetic radiation--emitted from Wi-Fi transmitters,
cell-phone antennas, TV masts, and other sources--could be converted
into enough electrical current to keep a battery topped up, says Markku
Rouvala, a researcher from the Nokia Research Centre, in Cambridge, U.K.
Rouvala says that his group is working towards a prototype that
could harvest up to 50 milliwatts of power--enough to slowly recharge a
phone that is switched off. He says current prototypes can harvest 3 to
Forget fumbling with tiny cell phone keys. A prototype of a new application allows cell
phone users to write short notes in the air and send them automatically to an
This represents just one possible step toward allowing
people to naturally
merge the real world with the information power of the Internet. Travelers
and other mobile users could air-write notes to themselves rather than have to text on the run.
The spying robot, which is about two meters long and
covered in military camouflage, mimics the movements and appearance of
real snakes, slithering around through caves, tunnels, cracks and
buildings, while at the same time sending images and sound back to a
soldier who controls the device through a laptop computer.
The material is infused with ultra-thin circuitry and an electronically-controlled ink available in a wide range of Pantone colors, which are conveyed in “print quality.” As in all e-ink displays, a current passes through the substrate to activate the ink; otherwise, the eSkin is transparent to reveal the surface underneath. The eSkin material are flexible and can be manufactured in large-scale rolls rather than individually, making them cheaper and ensuring that our eyes will not have to suffer through looking at any static, information-less screen in the future.
Microsoft unveiled its newest control scheme today: full-body motion control that doesn't require a controller of any kind called Project Natal. Forgive my excitement, but on first glance this thing looks amazing. Nintendo should watch out.
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How do you know which one is right for you? All e-book readers promise to do one thing well: display text, especially for books. But there are a few more basic requirements: It must offer long battery life, be easy to carry, have a screen that doesn’
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I saw this on Rense.com and tracked it all the way back to a forum post with some impressive pictures! I couldn't find anything from VW about it though... Please post what you find in the comment section. Ed.