We love the BAC Mono. We love its look, its drive, its sheer lunacy...everything about it, really. However, it takes a special kind of person to decide not only to build their own supercar, but to build one that seats just one. We spoke to the guys behind the Mono to find out where they got their inspiration, why they made the type of car they made and what's in store for the Mono's future.
Just days after competitor Hasselblad tried to upstage it with similar news, medium-format camera maker Phase One announced a new digital back that, for the first time, employs a CMOS image sensor. Unlike the Hasselblad model, however, Phase One's new 50-megapixel IQ250 is shipping now.
Until now, the medium-format camera market stuck with an earlier sensor technology called CCD (charge-coupled device) for converting photons into data. Now this high-end market segment is following the rest of the digital camera industry to CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) technology, the same manufacturing approach used to build conventional microchips.
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Along with the Morgan 3-wheeler we have the BAC Mono, as beautiful as it is bonkers. A single-seater road legal car, complete with cockpit, suspension on show for all to see and a racing-style steering wheel.
If that's not mad enough for you, upgrade to the Radical RXC, the world's most extreme road-legal coupe. A car that can produce its own weight in downforce is perfect for that trip to the shops.
Or maybe that would be a job for the world's fastest taxi? The Skoda Octavia VRS that Skoda tuned to create the fastest 2.0-litre … Read more
When manufacturers use the term driver-centric to describe their cars, they will point to minimal interference from driver aids or fewer "toys" in favour of a more pure experience. They try to speak to that part of you that drives for the sake of driving, rather than to get to a destination. In reality that person does have somewhere to go and will, probably, need to be able to ferry passengers. Even the Ariel Atom in all of its track-hungry glory has an extra seat to take someone along for the ride.
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LAS VEGAS--Capturing 3D video requires two lenses; that's how the human head does it and how 3D cameras do it. GoPro, maker of the HD Hero series of outdoor action cameras, has added the capability to capture 3D video to its bag of tricks by simply slapping a pair of its 2D cameras together.
OK, so it's not as simple as I'm making it sound, but at its core, the 3D Hero case is the high-tech equivalent of duct taping a pair of cameras together and hitting play at the same time. However, there's a bit more to it.
The case maintains GoPro's waterproof, shock-resistant design, but also includes the 3D Hero link cable. This connection joins the two HD Hero cameras by their BUS connections and allows one camera to take full control of the second, automatically syncing video capture and settings with the touch of a button.… Read more
It's summertime, July 4 is right around the corner, and America's soccer team has been doing great at the World Cup. And those are just a few excuses to drink and celebrate.
The question is, how do you know when you or your friends have drunk too much to drive? I have one answer, in a simple and compact form. It's the AlcoHawk Slim Ultra.
This is a little battery-operated breathalyzer that immediately shows the alcohol level in your bloodstream. The device has just one button and a little round LCD screen. Press the button and blow … Read more