This looks great. It’s a grid setup, so you can place the pedals where they are most comfortable for you and it has eight regulated 9v connections and two regulated 12v connections, so you always have power.
Tesla is a non-traditional automaker and faces a constant battle against lawmakers protecting the existing auto sales infrastructure. This article lays out the Tesla strategy to battle that entrenched mindset.
Tesla Motors was in trouble in North Carolina. Prohibited from opening showrooms there, it was on the way to being unable to sell cars at all when the state Senate voted unanimously to block online auto sales.
Then Tesla turned out a lobbying weapon that, in the home state of stock-car racing’s hall of fame, spoke louder than money: It parked a Model S at the Capitol and invited lawmakers and Gov. Pat McCrory, R, to take it for a spin.
“When you accelerate it, it was the same sort of feeling I got when I test-drove a Mustang Boss back when I was probably 23 years old,” Republican House Speaker Thomas Tillis, 53, told the Raleigh News & Observer.
So ended the anti-Tesla legislation. Tillis’s chamber never voted on it.
If you are interested in travel hacking, this is a good place to get started. Andrew Liszewski talks you through the process he followed to gather huge numbers of frequent flyer miles, all without flying. Lots of helpful links, tips, and hints.
According to Futuremark, “when a device is suspected of breaking our rules it is delisted”. Among those that have been delisted – in other words, sent right to the bottom of Futuremark’s official performance chart and stripped of their scores – are HTC’s One and One Mini smartphones, and Samsung’s Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note III tablets.
Fantastic story, sure to inspire treasure hunters the world over. James Howells jumped on the bitcoin bandwagon early, turning his computer into a mining device, generating a stash of 7500 bitcoins when the currency had little value. At some point, with the bitcoin value still relatively low, James accidentally trashed his computer and sold it off for parts. He kept the hard drive in a drawer, but tossed it in the trash at some point, in a moment of ill-fated housecleaning.
Since then, the value of each bitcoin has soared past $1,000, making his hard drive worth more than $7.5 million. And, no, he does not have a backup. Yikes.
I have to say, my expectations were mixed, with trepidation based on the ill-conceived video trailer but balanced by my anticipation of a story well told by a seasoned writer. As I’m sure the vast majority of us are, I am a big fan of Sir Jony Ive and his work and want his story to be treated just-so.
If you don’t already have this book in hand, take a read through the excerpt. Compelling story with lots of little details and some terrific images. The only thing I’d argue with is the author’s premise. Unsung hero, certainly. But “The Genius” takes away from the hard work done by so many other people, not to mention Steve Jobs. That quibble aside, there’s plenty to enjoy here.
Unless Apple makes some unexpected changes to Newsstand, it will not be helping publishers win that fight for attention. For The Magazine’s Fleishman, at least, that means it’s time to seek solutions outside the product that Apple once marketed as a great hope for publishers.
Says Fleishman: “I hooked my wagon to a star that has dimmed in Apple’s eyes.”
Jim and Dan talk about Thanksgiving Day rules, Black Friday, the value of AppleCare, how Jim keeps on top of the news, Samsung leaving Android, discounted phones, PrimeSense 3D, remote controls, Photo Stream, Jim’s robot tuning system, and more.
There is no single unified Android codebase which is dominating the world. There is no single Android app store, there is no single Android ecosystem. What does exist is a vast array of different platforms and different ecosystem running this underlying kernel called Android.
Surprising. A Voxburner poll found that 62% of young adults (ages 16-24) prefer printed books over ebooks.
When asked which products currently available for download were preferred as physical objects, 62% agreed with books. Magazines and newspapers collectively had 47% prefer the physical form. Considering magazines are considered more visually attractive due to its use of imagery and glossy paper, these statistics show text-heavy books still have an audience with young people.
One of the fascinating bits about the study is the affection people develop for printed books. Printed books, especially hardbacks, tend to have deeper design elements than their ebook counterparts.
There is less affection towards electronic versions of books. Whereas age is shown in the spine of each book – and commitment by the size of one’s bookshelf – digital files have no distinguishing characteristic. Most books adhere to the same fonts, as defined by the standards of ebook readers, and e-ink displays are void of any images besides the cover due to the lack of color.
Interesting. This is definitely true in my house. My kids rarely read ebooks, even though they have access to iPads and Kindles.
If you are going to create an attack ad, it better be either irrefutably in-the-right or incredibly clever. This ad makes the case that the Chromebook is not a real laptop, that when it is not connected to the internet, it is “pretty much a brick.” I don’t own a Chromebook, and I’m not necessarily a Chromebook fan, but fair is fair. A “brick”? It took me all of 2 minutes reading reviews to dispel this myth.
I get the fact that the Chromebook might not be as useful when you are not connected to the net, given that it was designed with Google’s online suite of apps in mind. But not one review I read implied that the Chromebook is useless when off-line.
I was also bothered by the line the ad walks between reality series and marketing. This text is from the Microsoft Scroogled site that hosts the video.
At Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, it’s all about separating the real deal from the imitation—and the Google Chromebook sticks out like a sore thumb.
Rick and his crew are leery of the Chromebook—and you should be, too.
To me, there’s an implication (however subtle) that the gang from Pawn Stars is reacting to the Chromebook as they would to any item presented on their show. But, of course, they are presumably being compensated by Microsoft.
I think this ad is both badly written and mean-spirited, a terrible combination. Build a better product, hire a crack team of satirists, then take your aim.
Anchorwoman Katie Couric, who has hosted high-profile programs on all three major U.S. television networks, will head a team of global correspondents and help shape news coverage at Yahoo Inc., the Internet company announced on Monday.
Marissa Mayer is making some bold moves. I like it.