Toyota debuts 100 mile Tesla-powered RAV4 EV, Musk says it ‘helps us with the Model S’

Toyota and Tesla have been spotted holding hands behind the school gym on numerous occasions and now, finally, the result of their long hours working together in the craft room are being shown to the world. It’s the RAV4 EV, announced earlier this year and finally unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Current pre-production ...

MIT’s laser camera can photograph around corners, render your camouflage useless

You know, we’d love to meet this Ramesh Raskar character. Possibly even shake his hand, or secretly become injected with a pinch of his DNA. You see, he’s devoted his life to proving that the impossible is actually possible, first conjuring up a 6D “super-realistic” image system just over two years ago. Now, he’s onto ...

Panasonic Lumix GF2 reviewed: smaller, simpler, and arguably better than the GF1

Panasonic’s DMC-GF1 proved itself as a tasty go-between, filling the gap between high-end compact and DSLR. The GF2 will soon arrive and, according to Photography Blog, if anything it slots in a little closer to the compact side of things thanks to a new user interface that ditches many buttons and dials in favor of ...

Motorola Droid 2 Global hands-on

At this point we’re completely amused that the Droid 2 Global has managed to leak out, get advertised, go on sale, and even arrive in customers’ hands without so much as a PR peep from Verizon, so we leapt at the chance to get a quick hands-on with it last night here in NYC. Nothing ...

Rugged POV.HD video system captures 1080p through anything, for a price

The POV.HD video system is a new offering from V.I.O positioned as a more professional-grade alternative to other film-through-hell helmet cameras such as the GoPro HD or Drift Innovations HD170. Its two-ounce IP67 certified camera sports a six-element glass lens and a native 1080p CMOS sensor that can capture a 142 degree field-of-view — claimed ...

Apple patent may mean future unibodies get woven from carbon fiber

Ask any motorsport enthusiast and they’ll tell you that there’s just something about the way a carbon fiber weave ripples in the sunlight that makes them want to cover every surface of their vehicles with the stuff. It looks like Apple engineer Kevin M. Kenney shares a similar passion, applying for a patent called simply ...

Philadelphia Eagles going self-sufficient on stadium energy from 2011, 30 percent of it renewable

Let’s skip right past the cringe-worthy “Declaration of Energy Independence” slogan and look at what the Eagles are actually doing with their pro sports venue. The franchise that dresses in midnight green is aiming to smarten up its eco-green credentials with a new partnership with SolarBlue that will provide all of the Eagles’ stadium energy ...

Cox enters wireless market with ‘Unbelievably Fair’ contracts

We’ve been hearing about Cox’s intention to make a splash in the wireless space for a good long while, but today the cable company’s finally made that move official. The venture will start off with three markets — Hampton Roads, VA, Omaha, NE, and Orange County, CA — and the big selling points will include ...

SteelSeries Shift MMO Keyset comes optimized for online questing

Outside of Word documents and IM clients, one of the most intensive uses of keyboards nowadays is in massively multiplayer online games. But, gaze upon the button array before you and you’ll notice that there’s nary a single concession to your ten-hours-a-day WoW habit. SteelSeries is today looking to rectify that situation with its all-new ...

Splashtop Remote Desktop brings Windows PC access to your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

Oh, sure — you’ve got a smorgasbord of virtual machine clients out there for the iDevice in your life, but you haven’t had this one. Until today, of course. Splashtop (the former DeviceVM) has just unleashed its Remote Desktop app for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, enabling users to funnel Windows PC content onto their ...