Archive for Jul
Pushing your ride to 210 MPH can get your in some serious trouble, imagine what 1000 MPH would get you? Although it hasn’t quite been tested, the Bloodhound SSC, is anticipated to reach 1000 MPH. The full mock up was displayed at the Farnborough International Air show near London last week. This beast is the insane brainchild of team leader Richard Noble and some ridiculously smart people from the Swansea University, MathWorks, and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. The designed is a 42-foot-long vehicle that weighs 14,158 pounds fully fueled and rides on titanium wheels almost 3 feet in diameter. When it’s finally built it will be powered by a jet engine bolted to a rocket, that should reach velocity in 42 seconds..fast enough for you?!?
Personal Submarine ($2,000,000). This two-person submersible vehicle features a transparent, climate-controlled acrylic pressure sphere, a 120- and 24-volt battery bank good for up to six hours of adventuring, two 3-hp main thrusters, two 3-hp vertical thrusters, four external halogen lamps, upright seating, a VHF radio for communication with the surface, GPS, and the license to descend up to 1,000 feet under the sea.
Dr. Dre certainly knows how to brand himself and build his brand. He has collaborated with HP to produce a special version of the portable Envy Laptop. Said to be the first computer created for music it features new Beats Audio sound technology that will improve the sound produced by the laptop’s speakers. With a thin, sleek design and touted as one of the best performers around, Dre has found a decent product to back..but let’s face it it’s not a Mac (sorry did I say that out loud). Despite my evident bias, I urge you to check out the promotional video feature Dre’s new single “Under Pressure”.
This might be my next gadget. about time they made a affordable handy-cam with interchangeable lens. Love the price and the size.
Sony NEX-VG10 Handycam ($2,000), which Sony claims is the “world’s first consumer interchangeable lens camcorder.” Powered by the aforementioned Exmor sensor, the VG10 sports a camcorder-like body, with a Quad Capsule Spatial Array Stereo Microphone, 3-inch LCD, dual accessory shoes, a high-res traditional viewfinder, Memory Stick and SDXC storage, and an included E-Mount 18-200mm Optical SteadyShot lens that’s augmented by compatibility with all E-Mount lenses, as well as most A-mount glass via an optional adapter. Oh, and it also shoots full 14-megapixel stills, just in case you’re wondering.