German designer Marianna Merenmies won the second prize at last year’s International Design Awards, under the alternative fuel vehicles category. The concept at hand is the McLaren JetSet, a one-seater concept car that is designed for McLaren. Basically, Marianna Merenmies wanted a futuristic car that is lightweight and fuel-efficient. The result is a 100% electric car that features a backside outfitted with drag-reducing draped fenders. The McLaren JetSet will also use superlight carbonfibre composites in its chassis, body, suspensions and wheels. I can’t wait to drive one of these in the near future.Ubergizmo. Related articles: Microsoft working on prototype stylus for any display, iPhone nano Watch Concept [+Video],
If you’re looking to make movies starring yourself, but you can’t find anyone who’s willing to be a camera man for you, SOLOSHOT might be what you need. This accessory for your video camera will automatically track you moving at speeds of up to 140mph and at distances of up to 2000 feet. In case you’re puzzled at what you’re looking at in the video above, the SOLOSHOT is an automatic cameraman tripod system designed for filmmakers who want to record video footage of the action without needing someone to hold the camera.
If you have the tendency to drop your iPhone or let it accidentally slip out of your hands, you might want to consider investing in some protection for it. Just in case the free bumper case you get with your iPhone isn’t enough, Scosche might have the solution for you. Called the RAILkase, it is touted as a rugged impact protection case for your iPhone 4 or 4S. It features an aircraft grade aluminum rail that keeps the sides of your iPhone scratch free, while the soft silicone interior is designed to absorb any impact in case you drop your phone or hit it on a hard surface.
In addition to being functional, the case is touted to be customizable: users can mix and match the side rails with different colored backs if they want to spice up the looks of the case. The Scosche RAILkase is available now for $59.99 from Scosche’s website.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: myTREK Pulse Monitor eliminates the need for a bulky chest strap, Scosche freeKEY Flexible Wireless Keyboard is the perfect party keyboard,
While BitTorrent usually isn’t synonymous with legitimate music downloads, it looks like things are about to change. According to reports online, BitTorrent is now being used to distribute original music starting with a turntablist known as DJ Shadow. Every time someone downloads a free torrent of his tracks and installs the bundled software, he and the developer of the software will earn some revenue.
Although some Apple enthusiasts will often say that you won’t have to worry about dealing with malware and virus threats on your Mac or iOS device, recent reports are suggesting otherwise. A user named “deesto” posted a note to an Apple discussion forum saying that his ClamXav antivirus program flagged a file after downloading an app called “Instaquotes Quotes Cards for Instagram” from iTunes. ClamXav reportedly flagged the downloaded file for containing a “Worm.VB-900″ malware. CNET tested the reported claims and surprisingly found two Windows executable files flagged as a malware.
It’s important to note that this malware is a Windows-based threat, which means that Mac users who will manage their iTunes and App Store accounts on a Windows machine are the ones susceptible to it. This is not the first time though that we heard of malware reports on the Mac. Last month, Kaspersky Labs discovered a new malware on Mac OS X that spreads itself through zip file attachments. Sophos also previously mentioned that one in every five Mac computers will have a Windows malware on them.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: New Trojan infects Mac OS X and Windows, Symantec Says Purpose for Flashback Botnet was Profit,
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If you’re keen on picking up a budget-friendly Google TV set top box, you might want to check out Vizio’s Co-Star Google TV unit. Announced at the beginning of last month, the Vizio Co-Star will give your TV access to Google TV – which means Android apps, games, YouTube, Google Chrome, and more – all in the comfort of your living room. The Vizio Co-Star is also touted to be the first stream player in the market to offer video games with OnLive. So this means you won’t have to play “mobile” versions of games – instead, you can indulge full blown console/PC titles on the set top box.
If you’re keen on picking up the Vizio Co-Star when it goes on sale next month, be sure to place a pre-order for the device. The Vizio Co-Star will set you back $0.99 and will ship on August 14th. Check out the advert for the Co-Star below:By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Vizio Co-Star Stream Player announced, Google TV Hardware Delayed Due To Software Upgrades,
IBM has been chosen by the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) consortium to help scientists probe the origins of the universe. The vonsortium, composed of 13 institutions from Australia, New Zealand, U.S. and India, are planning to build a new type of radio telescope that’s designed to capture low frequency radio waves from deep space, as well as the volatile atmospheric conditions in the Sun. Basically, signals will be received by the MWA telescope’s 4,096 dipole antennas and will then be processed by IBM’s iDataPlex dx360 M3 computing cluster to convert the radio waves into wide-field images.
IBM will be replacing the previously used custom-made hardware systems of MWA. The company’s computing cluster, housed at the Murchison Radio Observatory in Perth, can reportedly process 50 terabytes of data per day, at a speed of 8 gigabytes per second – that’s the equivalent to over 2,000 digital songs per second. The end goal of the $51 million project will be to study the universe, back when stars and galaxies were first made. The scientists believe that by studying weak radio signals, they will be able to understand how planets, galaxies, and stars are created.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: IBM Research looks into ninja polymers, IBM Sequoia is fastest supercomputer in the world,
The AIDS Memorial Quilt is considered by many as the largest piece of community folk art in the world. But more than just an art, the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt is actually a tribute to all those who have died from the pandemic HIV/AIDS. With over 50,000 panels, and weighing more than 53 tons with a combined coverage of 1.3 million square feet, the quilt that is currently displayed at the National Mall appears to be getting bigger and bigger – a sorrowful reminder of the disease’s fate.
Thankfully, Microsoft has teamed up with the University of Southern California, and other institutions to bring the AIDS Memorial Quilt online. Using Microsoft’s Bing mapping technology, the team created a zoomable map of the quilt, as well as an app and an interactive timeline. ?The quilt is composed of more than 6000 blocks, each of which has eight panels. In total it comprises more than 49,000 quilt panels. 49K isn?t a lot when you are thinking about hard drive space but at this physical scale it is mind-shattering,” Microsoft said. You can view the AIDS Memorial Quilt online.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Microsoft reportedly careful in choosing OEMs for Windows 8 RT tablets, Microsoft hiring developers for Outlook for iOS,
Patents are the modern weapons of corporate warfare. That is why the social networking giant that is Facebook is beefing up its patent portfolio to seal its place once and for all. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg filed his first patent application six years ago. And after being criticized by examiners for its obviousness, the patent – US patent 8,225,376 – has just been approved by the U.S. Patent Trademark and Office. The patent is called “Dynamically Generating a Privacy Summary” and it has been revised a couple of times before approval. The patent will basically allow a Facebook user to display his or her profile page based on the preferred privacy settings.Ubergizmo. Related articles: Facebook CEO says adapting to mobile devices is the company?s biggest challenge, Facebook F8 Keynote - Live 10am PT,