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Cars! E-Wolf E2 Electric Car

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Wolf offers an electric Lambo to go with Tesla’s Lotus-a-like. But looks, like batteries, only go so far. From Autoblog:

Powering the theoretical electric supercar will be one 134-horsepower electric motor per wheel for a total of 536 squeaky-clean horses and an impressive 738 lb-ft of torque (1,000 Nm). The run to 60 mph is expected to be dispatched in well under four seconds, though the top speed may be capped at 155 mph.

Energy storage will be by way of a lithium ion battery pack composed of 84 flat cells from CERIO. Although no details have been released on the pack’s stated capacity, e-Wolf suggests that range could be as high as 187 miles…

e-Wolf channels inner Italian with planned e2 electric car [Autoblog via The Awesomer]

A bidet wherever you go

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Skymall’s Travel Bidet–lavender, daisy-garlanded design and continental name notwithstanding–is a portable arse-cleaning kit. The only thing it lacks is a USB connection!

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Sanicare Travel Bidet [Skymall via RGS]

Power On Self Test: Skyscraper Bridge

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From one commenter: “Transportation on the project seems to be neglected.”

Illustrator: Raymond Hood (1929)

SKYSCRAPER BRIDGES [BLDGBLG]

PSPGo in stores today

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I’m a fan of the semiotics of silly names for colors. What do “ceramic white” and “piano black” say? Classiness?

PSPGo Available Now [Playstation]

Worst. Doorknob. Ever.


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Cars! Pairing Mercedes with iPhone

Bluetooth is a standard feature on Mercedes’ COMAND system, allowing owners of many phones to use the dashboard’s phone keypad to make calls. SMS messaging will be introduced some time down the line, too.

But we’ll admit that trying to set it up was a stumper. First blaming the car, we soon found that the failure lived at the intersection of our own stupidity and an unusual UI choice by Apple. President and CEO of Mercedes R&D, North America, Johann Jungwirth, shows here how to pair an iPhone with the Mercedes 2010 E Class. Continue reading

I can see forever

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Greenpeace praises HP for killing most PVC from supply chain, Nokia still cleanest

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From Greenpeace:

The 13th edition of Greenpeace’s Guide to Greener Electronics rewards Hewlett-Packard for putting a PC on the market that is virtually free of PVC (vinyl plastic) and brominated flame retardants (BFRs). Only the power supply unit and cable still contain these hazardous substances.

Earlier this year, Greenpeace had staged protests at HP’s headquarters in Palo Alto, USA, and at its offices in China and the Netherlands, in response to the delay on the company’s commitment to eliminate these substances from its computing products, by the end of 2009. With the ProBook 5310m Notebook, however, it appears that HP has now re-prioritized its toxic phase-out commitment.

Purported PS3 ad sports Nazi imagery

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Sony’s “edgy” marketing gets it attention, but it’s remarkable how tone-deaf it is to what people other than teenage boys will think. It’s as if it doesn’t see that the story should be “PlayStation 3,” not “look how crude and offensive Sony is.”

Erwin Rommel, Joan of Arc resurrected by PlayStation 3. [Copyranter via Engadget and Consumerist]

 

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