What happens when you throw a modern all-electric power train under the skin of a (hopefully replica) Cobra Daytona Coupe? If Renovo Motors is to be believed, 0-60mph in 3.4 seconds thanks to 1,000 ft-lbs of torque and over 500 horsepower.
60 Minutes just ran a piece on GoPro, mainly focusing on the CEO, Nick Woodman. From the start of the GoPro product as a water-proof wearable film camera that took stills, so today’s ubiquitous personal and professional video capture system. At 13 minutes, it’s well worth a watch.
Stream it from cbs.com here.
A post at Get Rich Slowly put me on to this 150sqft house, built and inhabited by the author of the simplicity website rowdykittens.com.
Check out the image gallery and read more about the house in the FAQ. It’s pretty inspirational, and makes me feel like a bit of a slob in my 1,000sqft house.
Here’s a video shot for Get Rich Slowly:
We’ve seen transparent displays in plenty of experience concept videos and product designs over the years. But now, products and technologies on display at this year’s CES is suggest that truly transparent displays will be a commercial reality within the next couple years.
Lumus showed off a development kit for creating products around their 720p wearable display lenses: Story at Engadget
Vuzix has working prototypes of their Smart Glasses technology: Story also at Engadget
Samsung continues to show off their extremely impressive “Smart Window”: Story at SlashGear
The Vuzix and Lumus technologies work by projecting a video feed in to the edge of a peice of glass. That glass then has reflectors (Lumus uses a hologram) embedded in the glass to reflect light in to the viewer’s eye. I’m not sure how the Samsung Smart Window works, but it appears to be an adaptation of traditional LCD display technology, without a reflective or backlight backing.
Now that we have a few USB powered monitors on the market, I hope we’ll see a USB powered Cintiq soon. The Cintiq 12WX I use is far too cumbersome to be a portable solution. It needs USB, DVI, and Power connections to work.
Via TUAW: http://www.tuaw.com/2012/01/01/aoc-e1649fwu-portable-usb-monitor-a-good-match-for-your-macbook/