Apple’s future, I read yesterday about Steve Jobs’ excitement for the release of his ipad and how proud he is of this moment. It is being spoken of as his greatest achievement, which made me start to think about it and what is possible.
Taking elegant touches from the Tesla Roadster’s body, the Tesla Model “S” sedan just came one step closer to reality due to a US government green energy loan. Expect 20,000 of these to be made and sell out in preorders in 2012. As far as pricing, it’s in the same range as the 5-series from BMW – $55K+. Performance is rated as 0-60mph in 5.5 seconds and the driving range is expected to be 300 miles, and will hit up to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds.
Tesla Motors started out by crafting a perfect blend of future energy needs and much needed adrenalin rush. Go after the lux sportscar set first to prove that an electric car has the energy and stamina to be worth six figures. 0-60mph in 3.9 seconds for the Standard Model and 3.7 seconds for the 2010 Sport Model. 300 mile battery range. Have Pininfarina (Ferrari, Lotus, Maserati) design the body. Sell out the first batch.
What’s coming right after the sedan? A smaller car, in the $20,000 price range.
A piece of art that sells itself on ebay every 7 days.
Title: A Tool to Deceive and Slaughter
Artist: Caleb Larsen
Medium: Acrylic, custom electronics, programming, internet connection, online auction.
Description: This object perpetually attempts to sell itself on eBay.
view the lot here (You have to read the terms and conditions after the jump)
This mobile hotspot with 3G/4G service from Sprint lets you take your internet connection with you, and share it across multiple devices. While it might not be able to fully replace all the glory of a dedicated high-speed home connection, it might win based on its ability to provide a roving connection for a group of people (if you aren’t already tethering via a similar Blackberry or other device).
These are great!
Check out the Klipsch Lightspeakers for a quick, neat way to get overhead speakers in rooms without wiring all over the place. They screw into lightbulb receptacles for overhead 5″ or 6″ light fixtures, and even include an integrated eco-friendly LED bulb so that you don’t lose light entirely. Included- a small transmitter that is hooked up to your audio source, a remote, and some other doodads.
Someone got it right. When this toaster hits the market (Europe only for now), it will undoubtedly be the best (and probably the most expensive). By being completely transparent, you’ll be able to get just the right color for your toast. Video after the jump
No, it’s not maps to celebrities homes, it is by far one of the coolest astronomy applications ever for the iphone. The interface feels very “star trek” scifi, especially with all the sound prompts. Check it out, I believe it needs the 3Gs to take advantage of the compass. This video review above maybe from an early version but it gives you a taste of what to expect.
“By holding your iPhone 3GS up against the night sky you’ll see a computer generated map of the heavens. As you pan the iPhone the star map pans in real time, thanks to the app’s Star Spotter function, which links to the 3GS’s compass.”
Nanobrick creates custom, handcrafted OLED digital frames that can display photos and video under the Miyoul product line. Checking out some of the versions, just calling them “digital frames” is a strong understatement. In case you don’t know, OLED is currently the thinnest display technology commercially available that is capable of displaying content you’re used to seeing on screen in high resolution. TV models that use OLED technology are hard to find, as they are substantially pricier than their plasma, LCD, and LED counterparts.
At $24.95, The Inklet application for MacBooks is less than half of the price of the absolute cheapest, smallest Wacom tablet and one-tenth the price of the Wacom tablets you might get as a pro or if it’s paid for by your office. It might not even be as sensitive, but the basic functionality is there. Plus, nothing extra to carry.
“DustTag is an iPhone application designed for graffiti writers that visualizes the motion involved in the creation of a tag. Motion data is recorded, analyzed and archived in a free and open database, 000000book.com,”
For more info on the app and all its bells and whistles go here
Regarding those Bi-conical Tubular Encapsulators and hydrostatic equations during temporal equilibrium…
Design your own slim case for your iPhone using a library of designs from I Make My Case.
You can do some pretty cool things, I only wish you could design from scratch. The cases will set you back $40.00.
And no, Twilebrity will never be a word…at least not here.
Here’s to the future people, because 3-D television is about to become reality. Time to start a business manufacturing luxury/designer glasses…
more at Fast Company
So it’s here for real, after all. Google aping the iPhone a bit hard in this case, but these days all smart phones are moving towards the same form factor in both hardware and software. The built in apps look solid and it obviously plays very nicely in their ecosystem. So now, Google is right there with you, in your pocket, with GPS, Search, Voice, Email, smarter and smarter AI. The future is unwritten, lets see how long it takes Skynet to become self-aware.
Lou Reed’s got an iPhone app for the elder set that magnifies your contacts text. Peep it here
This replica of the 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 from Back to the Future is mighty large gadget. It’s up on ebay right now.
Painstakingly built by Gary Weaver over the course of 2006-2008. Check out some videos of how he makes his parts.