International Herald Tribune, Les Echos (parent of The Financial Tmies), and French papers Le Monde, La Parisienne, and L'Equipe are all going to experiment with electronic reading. Reader devices to be used in these trials include the Sony Reader and the higher resolution iRex. Considering these readers are expensive, it would be a while that it will reach mainstream. If you can't wait, go get one in Borders.
StudioMOTO lets mobile users communicate beyond the static text message, with multimedia messages that resemble mobile postcards containing a combination of text, music, video and animation.This innovative new web site provides consumers with pre-selected music, rhythms, video animation and text to design a whole library of personalized multimedia messages that can be sent to a GSM phone or email address.
From September 2006,the new BMW 3 Series Coupé will be available in global markets. These include the BMW 330i Coupé (200 kW), the BMW 325i Coupé (160 kW), and the BMW 330d Coupé (170 kW) – all reflecting the principle of BMW Efficient Dynamics in every respect.
As an alternative to its six-speed manual gearbox, the BMW 3 Series Coupé will also be available with BMW’s new six-speed automatic transmission. Keeping gearshift times extremely short, the new automatic transmission ensures an even more spontaneous response, enhancing not only driving comfort, but also driving dynamics.
The Perific Ergonomic Mouse is designed to reduce repetitive strain injuries by varying hand posture . It can be used as both a conventional desktop mouse and trackball, as well as a wireless pointer. Its two sets of left and right buttons and unique design allow it to be operated in multiple positions. It sales for $119, least something you wouldn't pay to your doctor.
The Cowon iAudio U3 is a compact, very full-featured flash-based MP3 player that's available in 1GB ($169.99 direct) and 2GB ($219.99) models. It has video playback capabilities, but given the tiny screen, they're not exactly its main attraction. Available in "Noble" white or "Platinum" black, the iAudio U3 has more features than the Apple iPod nano, but its harder to use, compared to an iPod and still, the iPod is much cheaper.
Caparo - a £650 million company with business interests in aluminium and steel processing and vehicle structural components - is to develop an advanced automotive technology and engineering design company to be called Caparo Vehicle Technologies. The new company will provide advanced technology development, materials engineering and design services to mainstream automotive, motorsport and aerospace markets. Coupled with its global manufacturing resource and capability Caparo aims to accelerate the use of lightweight materials in vehicle structures.
The compact, lightweight, highly developed powertrain for the Caparo T1 car will feature a bespoke 2.4-litre V8 engine; branded the Caparo V8. The supercharged engine delivers 480 bhp at 10,500 rpm. Combined with a small motorsport transmission the complete powertrain weighs approximately 115kg; a comparatively featherweight figure which was crucial to achieving a total vehicle mass of 465 kg. This has enabled the company to be the first in the world to produce a road and track car able to exceed 1,000 bhp-per-tonne – a significant breakthrough in terms of pure automotive engineering.
The Venzero One 8GB audio player, is an iPod contender. It features a 2-inch QVGA display, FM radio, video playback, mic recording and and RSS support. The unit comes with a second USB port to exchange files between digital cameras, media players and other USB mass storage device. Available in mid-June for $289.90
La Bastille is a very-large-scale integrated art installation created by Technology House at Brown University. The product of over five months of planning, construction, and installation, La Bastille is the largest art installation ever to appear in Rhode Island, partially visible from Narragansett Bay and from Interstate 95.
When it was running, it was also the world's largest fully-functional Tetris game.
Containing eleven custom-built circuit boards, a twelve-story data network, a personal computer running Linux, a radio-frequency video game controller, and over 10,000 Christmas lights, La Bastille transforms Brown's fourteen-story Sciences Library into a giant video display which allows bystanders to play a game of Tetris which can be seen for several miles.