The Allied electric cab is built on a Peugeot platform and sports an all-electric drivetrain. It goes up to 60 mph with a 100 mile range. Charge time is 6 hours.
Kia reveals various trim options for its still concept but soon to be production new small car, the Soul.
The Insignia is the first production car that can read road signs. It uses a camera to recognize speed limit signs, displaying the limit in the cabin as a reminder to the driver. This camera also works as a lane departure warning system.
Who says sports cars can't hug trees? Lotus' eco car uses hemp body panels and organic interior materials. Its weight has been reduced so it can get better fuel economy, as well. Too bad it's just a concept.
As I highlighted recently, the British Government is becoming increasingly concerned that its younger officials are leaving the tools of their trade in vulnerable places.
Government laptops have been stolen from cars.
Now news emerges of a Senior Adviser to Prime Minister Gordon Brown losing his Blackberry.
Shortly after dropping his trousers.
Perhaps this sounds like one of those London stage farces so beloved of aging couples whose relationship is fueled by little love and much gin and tonic.
Perhaps it is.
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We're only a few weeks into 2008 and you can tell that it's going to be a great year for music. New releases by British Sea Power, Sia (we have her full album stream!) and The Oaks are worthy of the Best of 2008 (let's just hope we remember them at the end of the year). But we shouldn't get ahead of ourselves -- we're still enjoying the Best of 2007. Indie To Go is an iPod-friendly sampler that features topnotch indie newcomers and chart-toppers. Stream the playlist below (while you work), then visit the … Read more
Want to put your best face forward? Based on a survey by Canon UK, Brits are likely to be dodging and feinting to get that perfect picture.
The survey revealed that 86 percent of Brits believe that they don't look good in pictures and will try their very best to contort their bodies into something more presentable. Some techniques highlighted by the survey include holding in stomachs, turning to the side (to avoid displaying a double chin), hiding in the back of group photos, and smiling without showing teeth.
Open source has landed at British Telecom. Yesterday, it was in full effect as Phil Whitehouse, an open-source community developer at BT, notes on his blog. BT has its own open-source website, so devoting a day to open source was perhaps a natural extension to that support.
As Phil notes, the event demonstrated several things about open source, including executive support from BT's officers:
Want cost benefits? Well, the savings in terms of licensing are dwarfed by the cost of vendor lock-in. This can tip the balance in a business case....… Read more