1993 vs 2013
I want my toilet seat at room temp.
Clearly I haven’t been driving my sedan right: The vid above is an extreme sport in Saudi Arabia called Hajwalah. In the US we call rollerblading on a vert ramp extreme. While extreme sport in Saudi Arabia involves shooting automatic weapons out of a sedan while stunt driving next to a school bus. Tomato Tomahto.
With a tiny-enough GPS sensor, it’s possible to track the location of anything from your lost keys to a runaway pet. That’s because the world’s smallest GPS receiver is now smaller than a penny and weighs only 0.3 grams. But that’s just the chip — what about all the electronics required to make it truly useful, like a system for remotely downloading the data it has logged?
This GPS logger weighs 10 grams, most of which is battery. Custom-made by Telemetry Solutions of Concord, California, it’s small enough to attach to a fruit bat for research purposes. Data can be downloaded directly from the chip upon recapture, or it can be downloaded wirelessly from up to 500 meters away.
Jezza “reviews” the Halo Warthog in Forza 4
The Socially Networked Ford Evos Concept
Ford is set to unveil it’s Evos Concept, a car that won’t get made but reveals design elements that we should see in upcoming models. Already undergoing a renaissance of sorts with their design (old Focus vs new Focus, anyone?) it’s nice to see know that Ford won’t be letting up any time soon.
Equally interesting is the tech Ford has dreamed up for this car:
“The car gets to know you and can act as a personal assistant to handle some of the usual routines of a daily commute. It could automatically play the same music or news program that was just streaming at home, or heat or cool the interior to an ideal temperature before the driver gets in without having to be requested by predicting departure time based on his calendar.”
No word on whether it’ll automagically turn video of your evening drive into gifs for Tumblr.
Read all about it at TopGear.com
Bad ass ride
“Few things are more frightening (and unintentionally hilarious) than actually being able to hear the lyrics to a rap song. Somehow, Anya Marina’s cover of T.I.’s ‘Whatever You Like’ ends up sounding sensual and creepy at the same time. So maybe it isn’t so different from the original after all.” — from the submission by reader u.a.
I burst out laughing after reading this submission because it’s very true. Check out a fresh take on a club track before heading out this fine Friday night. This track was also suggested by reader Melanie. Thanks for the heads up on a truly different take, y’all!
Considering the fact that we’ve maintained a constant love affair with the music of Mr. Folds since day one, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that for me the proposition of “Covers Week” instantly brought to mind this song: a thoroughly Folds-ified version of Dr. Dre’s “Bitches Ain’t Shit.” I felt like such a gangster back when I jammed to this song in ninth grade on the way home from yet another shitty debate tournament. Actually scratch that: I was a gangster.