Another day, another Tech Digest CES 2010 round-up. Fancy Tweeting hands-free in your car or controlling your PC by breathing? Check today's top stories below and find out how. Twitter coming to Ford cars The digital equivalent of drink-driving? Motorola...
If texting and driving is bad, surely Twitter in-car is the alcohol of motoring digital no-nos? That's not the case according to Ford's Chief Exceutive Alan Mulally, who confirmed Twitter will be integrated into their in-car Sync system, and that...
GM motors and Segway have teamed up to create a two-seater version of the battery-powered travel device set to achieve top speeds of 35mph for around an hour at a time.
The PUMA - Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility - project started 18 months ago and is not expected to come to market "any time soon" but offers an interesting alternative to both bicycle and car transport with both a covered over body and front and rear stabilising wheels for use at traffic lights and junctions.
Should PUMA ever come to the consumer, it's not a hell of a lot more likely that they'll be legalised in the UK and part of me wonders how green an option they'd be anyway given they'd probably require the building of new, special lanes and that, when you taken into account the fuel used to charge up their Li-ion batteries, they only actually give you an equivalent to 70 miles per gallon. Still, they look like a lot of fun.
That was the sound of a Harrier GR7 taking off, if you weren't aware. You could be hearing that sound with your very own ears, if you fancy bidding for one of the iconic planes. Well, actually, it doesn't come with an engine, so you'll still need to be making the 'neeeaoww' noise yourself.
The plane's being auctioned off after being retired from RAF Cosford, where it was used as a training plane for mechanics. It's a two-seater, has leather seats and electric windows, and a top speed of 730mph.
If you want it, you'll need to get in touch with the Disposal Services Authority, who normally seem to just offer old camo jackets to the public. If you're more of a chopper chap, then there's a Lynx Mk 7 here, and if you like wheels, then there's a Saxon APC, too.
A coffin with tank treads. That's what this thing looks like. Japanese city Yokohama's disaster recovery department has come up with it as a way to ferry people from danger zones back to safety.
Basically, you stuff an injured person in the tube, and he can then be moved around remotely thanks to the onboard infrared camera. It'll monitor the patient's blood flow and vital signs, but I can't help but think that it doesn't look terribly cushioned, and there's a good chance that the occupant might slide out if the robot goes up too steep an incline.
If you were lying in a disaster area with two broken legs, a concussion and a dislocated shoulder, would you get in this thing? Or would you rather walk? I know which I'd pick.
Thirty US dollars a month is a small price to pay for piece of mind. Anyone who's had their bike stolen while locked up will tell you that.
This is the Eco-Park. It is an underground bicycle storage system, rather similar to those car parks with lifts. It holds around 50...
I don't generally like to use really big images on TD. I'll always give you the option of bigging them up from thumbnails but I don't usually like them to dominate the entire page. Probably because I'm a writer and not a photographer.
Anyway, today I give the artist the main stage because this iPhone skate deck...