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Navi2Go: 3D image navigation on Windows Mobile phones

12/07/2007, [Always On Venture Summit] I met with Isaac Levanon, CEO of 3DVU, and he showed me the Navi2Go technology. It is a 3D navigation software available now in the UK for Windows Mobile devices. It will launch in the U.S in Q2 2008, and Navi2Go will be...

Hands Free Talking Mirror

12/07/2007, If you’re one of those extremely busy folks who can’t seem to stop entertaining calls on the cellphone, chances are you’d best get some sort of hands free solution for your car. Enter the Hands Free Talking Mirror – this device...

Solar Taxi attempts to circle globe

12/07/2007, Louis Palmer from Switzerland will be attempting to go around the globe in his solar-powered car. His long journey began last year when he set out from Lucerne, Switzerland last July, and over a year he has traversed Europe, the Middle East as well as...

Eagle G-car from the Philippines

12/06/2007, There is a new electric car in the market, and this time the Eagle G-car hails from the Philippines. While it looks rather weird in design, this compact electric vehicle was inspired after the eagle, and has an operational range of 80km and a maximum...

Using the Ground Effect for transportation?

12/05/2007, The Russian Navy tested the concept during the cold war: the Ground Effect or more precisely the Wing in Ground effect in this case is a reduction in drag and lift requirements from a vehicle (an plane/speedboat hybrid here) when it’s flying at only...

Cigarette Lighter Flashlight

12/04/2007, There are times that I wished I had a flashlight in my car: to scope house numbers in a dark street or to look at something underneath a seat, among other things. The idea of having a flashlight that plugs into the car’s cigarette lighter is cool...

BMW networked iDrive car

12/03/2007, BMW is currently putting some of its cars through a test that involves an IP solution that uses standard Ethernet to connect car components to the central computer. This test could see costs lowered in the future thanks to the physical component cost as...

Supercar runs on biofuel

11/29/2007, Mention supercar and you probably have the image of an exotic beast that guzzles up fuel like there’s no tomorrow. Not so with the Swedish Koenigsegg CCXR, as this beast is capable of running on just E85 ethanol fuel alone. Unfortunately, the car...

Lasers help guide cars

11/29/2007, Engineers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are working on a laser-based system to improve the performance of car collision warning systems. Sounds like a pretty advanced way to help save lives by preventing car accidents...

Non-pilots to operate Army robot planes

11/29/2007, Military pilots aren’t too happy with plans for the US Army to allow non-pilots to take control of their powerful drone combat aircraft such as the Sky Warrior. Ordinarily, Predators and Reapers are handled by a qualified and skilled pilot on the...

VertiPod is Segway of the sky

11/28/2007, The VertiPod carries you about in a similar manner as the Segway… except for the fact that this device keeps you afloat between five to 15 feet above the ground and boasts a top speed of 40mph. Steering it is pretty easy – all you need...

VW Beetle to run on electricity

11/20/2007, This interesting Volkswagen Beetle might look all beat up from the outside, but inside the boot you’ll find an electric engine. The entire setup costs $29,995 – but think about the amount of dough you’ll save in the long run whenever you...

Ripsaw tank to rule them all

11/19/2007, The Ripsaw tank is one huge monster that can be remote controlled, hitting its stride of 50mph within a mere 3.5 seconds – now that’s blazing fast. This is made possible thanks to its 650 hp engine as well as 350 pound custom-engineered dual...

Volitan concept boat

11/15/2007, The Volitan concept boat looks a whole lot like the Imperial Shuttle in the Star Wars universe, using solid sails, wind power and solar energy in order to move around, making this one of the most environmentally-friendly sea vehicle ever – assuming...