When we think of remote control cars, we generally think of scaled-down vehicles that can easily get caught up underfoot. Not so Chinese automaker BYD, which has upsized the remote control car with the release of its Su Rui model in China. The mid-size family saloon that seats five includes Remote Driving Control technology that allows the driver to get out of the car and drive it using the included remote control “key.” Although the…"The Su Rui can be controlled at distances of up to 10 m (33 ft) using a remote control"
Silicon Valley-based Design to Matter (D2M) is aiming to provide the legions of Instagram users with an alternative to viewing their shots on a phone, tablet or PC. The company’s Instacube is an Android-powered digital photo frame to which users can wirelessly push their Instagram stream over Wi-Fi. The device features a 6.5-inch touchscreen LCD display with a 600 x 600 pixel resolution to match the maximum resolution of Instagram images. Getting the unit to…"The Instacube is an Android-powered digital photo frame for Instagrammers"
May 29, 2009 While it’s not the first transforming touchscreen netbookwe’ve encountered, the Touch Book from Always Innovating is definitely a first: it runs on a power saving 600MHz ARM processor that promises a battery life of up to 15 hours while making it a heat and noise free system, and also features a detachable keyboard that transforms it from a standard looking 8.9-inch netbook to a standalone tablet. This netbook sports 256MB of RAM,…"While it’s not the first transforming touchscreen netbook we’ve encountered"
Thanks to Google, whenever we hear someone mention Ice Cream Sandwich we automatically think of recently released tablets or smartphones. Now there’s another mobile computing format to consider with the launch of Ergo Electronics’ GoNote, the UK’s first touchscreen Android hybrid netbook. Pitched as the perfect modern homework companion and playtime buddy for students about to return to school, the budget-friendly device features a full-size chiclet keyboard and trackpad, and also brings touchscreen functionality to…"Ergo Electronics has launched a new budget-friendly ICS touchscreen netbook just in time the return to school"
Diamonds may be forever, but they aren’t what they were. True, they shine just as brightly and they’re as hard as ever, but scientists from the Carnegie Institution of Washington are giving them some competition. An international team led by Carnegie’s Lin Wang has discovered a new substance that is not quite crystalline and not quite non-crystalline, yet is hard enough to dent diamonds. The new substance, which has yet to be named, is described…"Simulated structure of buckyballs and new super-hard material"
UK-based Range Rover tuner Overfinch has revealed a pair of Range Rovers that it describes as “the first of a new breed of high performance SUV.” The halo of the two new models is the Overfinch Sport GTS-X, which Overfinch describes as the most powerful, high performance Range Rover Sport in its stable. To reach that claim, Overfinch has remapped the ECU on the supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 and upgraded induction, boosting output to 575 hp…"At 575-hp, the GTS-X is Overfinch’s most powerful Range Rover Spor"
It’s been a strangely long time coming, but the PS3 is finally getting a dedicated YouTube app. While PS3 owners have previously been forced to access their favorite LOLcats YouTube videos via the PS3’s included web browser, the new free app has been designed specifically for viewing on a big screen TV and optimized for use with PS3 controls to provide a more user-friendly experience. In addition to letting users search for videos with search…"The PS3’s YouTube app has been designed for big screen TVs"
ChargeCard is a USB cable for iPhone with a difference. What makes it interesting is its size and form factor. As the name implies, it is shaped like a credit card so you can carry it in your purse or wallet, meaning it’s always on hand when you need it. The device is 0.1 inches (2.54mm) thick – about three times as thick as an everyday credit card – so it should not fatten up…"The ChargeCard is small enough to fit in a wallet or purse"
Having long been successful with “talkies,” Disney has developed technology that could allow the creation of “feelies.” While designed more for touchscreens than the silver screen, the REVEL system developed at Disney Research uses reverse electrovibration to bring computerized control over the sense of touch, thereby allowing programmers to change the feel of real-world surfaces and objects without requiring users to wear special gloves or use force-feedback devices. One obstacle to attaining immersive augmented reality…"Disney’s REVEL system applying virtual textures to different areas"
Lenovo has now announced imminent availability for its gorgeous and lightweightThinkPad X1 Carbon. The new premier Ultrabook has 13.03 x 8.9 x 0.74-inch (331 x 226 x 18.85 mm) dimensions, the kind of size normally reserved for 13-inch displays but the ThinkPad X1 Carbon features a bright (300-nit) 14-inch, 1600 x 900 resolution screen. Its attractive and tough carbon fiber chassis helps it achieve a starting weight of just under 3 pounds (1.36 kg), making…"Lenovo’s sexy new lightweight ThinkPad X1 Carbon"