Archive for Jun 30, 2009

Fiat Cinque Tank [Video]

Fiat Cinque Tank [Video]

Take the bodywork of a Fiat 500, throw in the mechanics of a second-hand tractor, and you may end up with this: the Fiat Cinque Tank.  The handiwork of Kogoro Kurata, a Japanese ironsmith, the distinctive vehicle's one main flaw is its somewhat pedestrian top-speed of just 3kpm (less than 2mph).

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Yamaha neoHD Media Controllers promise simple AV control

Yamaha neoHD Media Controllers promise simple AV control

Hot on the heels of their Sonos-rivaling MediaCAST2 system, Yamaha have announced their neoHD Media Controllers.  Pulling together multiple AV components with a simple, HTPC-style "Watch/Listen/Play" UI, two models are on offer: the entry-level YMC-500, which includes remote IR control, and the YMC-700 which adds WiFi for networked content streaming, Rhapsody online music, internet radio and iTunes AAC support thanks to an included license for TwonkyMedia Server. 

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Dell Android MID/smartphone prototypes spotted?

Dell Android MID/smartphone prototypes spotted?

Like Sony's PSP phone rumors, talk of a new Dell smartphone refuses to die.  After the leaked image earlier this month, now the Wall Street Journal is tenuously suggesting that Dell have been experimenting with Android-based prototypes.  Two people who have seen the prototypes have described them as "slightly larger than Apple's iPod touch"; however another person has suggested both that Dell may begin shipping the device later in 2009 or "the plan could be delayed or scrapped entirely."

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