If you're ready to jump-start the hydrogen economy, well, you might have to begin at 1/10th scale. Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies announced a kit that lets you convert an electric radio-controlled car to get its electricity from an onboard hydrogen fuel cell. Horizon's H-Cell system stores low-pressure hydrogen gas in three canisters. The fuel cell system offers the advantage of four times the range of conventional batteries, letting you run your little racer for 60 to 70 minutes. With a regular battery, you would have to put it on the charger after about 15 minutes. So if … Read more
I should start off with a disclaimer: The title of this post may be biased. I am inclined to perceive just about any dishwasher as a dishwasher of awesomeness, since (like many New Yorkers) I don't have one. Consequently, I see the dishwasher as some sort of magical mystery device. Take that as you will.
But this one, the Fisher & Paykel Double DishDrawer, is still cooler than most, in my opinion. Why? Because it tackles both energy efficiency and space efficiency in one clever design move. Instead of being one big, water-guzzling machine that doesn't always fill … Read more
You know, I was pretty comfortable with the latest iteration of the iRiver Clix being called the "Clix2"--it's simple, short, and quite to the point. Wouldn't you agree? Sadly, we're going to be relegated to yet another generational product, with the new Clix being the "next generation of the iRiver Clix," or "iRiver Clix (second generation)" for short (or rather, for long). Sigh. What will logically follow is the fazing out of the old Clix, so start looking for killer deals on that product and even--hint, hint, hint--product giveaways. But … Read more
As much as we love bleeding-edge media technologies, Crave occasionally still pines for certain forms of entertainment from yesteryear. And few things make us more nostalgic than the drive-in movie.
Now you can do your part to revive this nearly extinct phenomenon in the privacy of your own backyard with a 24-foot inflatable screen for sale on eBay. This monster system from VXP, which includes a projector, speakers, DVD player and other various equipment, has a "Buy It Now" price of $14,995 on the auction, which ends Saturday. (Don't worry, the listing indicates that two are … Read more
We were a little concerned when we didn't see the Samsung SCH-i760 at CTIA this year, but looks like this smart phone will see the light of day. According to Boy Genius Report, the Samsung i760 has been given the FCC stamp of approval, clearing the way for a U.S. release on either Verizon Wireless' or Sprint's network. There hasn't been a ton of information on this device, including specifics on pricing and release date, but we do know it will run Windows Mobile 6 and has a 1.3-megapixel camera, Bluetooth 2.0, 128MB of … Read more
According to one music industry executive, Apple is considering launching a subscription version of the iTunes Music Store this year.
CNN's Media Biz blog quoted Les Ottolenghi, the head of Intent Mediaworks, as saying he's talked to Apple people about a subscription service. "I think Apple is seriously considering a subscription offering right now even though they will probably tell you otherwise," he said in the report.
Plug-in electric cars have gotten a lot of column inches recently, thanks to the hoopla surrounding the unveiling of Chevy's Volt concept at this year's Detroit auto show. This week, the dream of AC-connected autos took a step closer to becoming reality as utility giant PG&E unveiled a Vehicle to Grid (V2G) technology allowing two-way transfer of electricity between electric vehicles and the grid. The technology, demonstrated at the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Alternative Energy Solutions Summit, would effectively turn idle electric cars into a source of electricity for homes and businesses, taking load demand off … Read more
Major record label EMI announced today that they have settled an ongoing copyright dispute with the Beatles that had prevented the label from licensing their music for distribution. In light of EMI's recent deal to release its catalog on iTunes, it appears that there is little left to prevent the Fab Four's back catalog from finally being released online.
Legal issues aside, the band has historically declined offers to sell downloads of its music. Still, with Steve Jobs using the Beatles' music as part of his Macworld demonstration for the iPhone, it's fair to say Apple is … Read more
You know, as much as I'm tempted to pepper this blog with all sorts of wacky Godfather references and lines, I'll spare you the pain and just give it to you straight. Nokia has released a special edition of its N73 multimedia smart phone to commemorate the 35th anniversary of Francis Ford Coppola's masterpiece, The Godfather. The Nokia N73 Godfather edition is dressed in a chic black package and ships with a 256MB mini SD card that's preloaded with the original, full-length movie to watch on your phone. Know what else is cool? You can tell … Read more
It's been over a week since I reported that we got CableCard working on a Velocity Micro CineMagix Grand Theater PC, and I promised that I'd take requests for things to try out. I wish I could deliver. Sadly, 12 hours after we got it working, we lost the signal completely. I haven't reported since then because I wanted to know what the problem was before setting off a wild string of speculation. About all I can confirm is that it still doesn't work.
I hoped yesterday I'd either get it working or have an … Read more