And they say electric cars don't go fast. A group of BYU engineering students have built an electric streamliner that peaked at speeds of 175 mph. With that quiet electric motor I'll bet the "whoosh" it makes is gorgeous.
Even though Japan is trying to rebuild, the incredible radiation unleashed by the Fukushima Daiichi plant after the tsunami continues to take its toll. One charity found that 10 out of 130 youths evacuated from Fukushima is suffering from thyroid irregularities.
Striding purposefully onto the App Store this past week is Slam Dunk King, a nifty little sports simulator with dreams of making it big. And thanks to the frankly ingenious deployment of a freemium model, it might just do exactly that. Just keep a careful eye on your wallet, because there's a strong chance you're going to get hustled.
Why should Batman be the only one with a cave underneath his house? A London 'Mole Man' showed what's possible by excavating an 18 metre long cavern beneath his £1 millon house.
A scaled-down version of the £20,000 robot created by two Japanese scientists, the My Keepon is the cutest £40 'bot money can buy. Watch as he dances to the beat of your music! Much better than my dancemoves, I have to say.
To be honest, the £50 note is a bit bland. OK, it's not American-dollar bland, but it doesn't ooze 'the-biggest-note-there-is' does it? Think you could do better? Fancy winning yourself £50? Hell yes!
Seeing the success B&W’s had with the Zeppelin and Zeppelin Air, another British hi-fi company wants in on that lucrative iPod dock money-maker. Monitor Audio's i-Deck 200 is a dead ringer for the first Zep, with cool curves and audiophile aspirations, albeit without the Wi-Fi and at a lower price.
Microsoft's standalone media-player dream has just died (or become even more dead), with the company confirming earlier rumours that no more Zune players will be made. It's Windows Phone or bust from now on.
I love me some HD TV I do, and after Sky, Virgin is the best place to get your HD-on. They've just added another five new HD channels to their lineup, as well as Sky Movies Classics HD.
As well as making the ewoks blink and boosting Leia's cup size in the newly re-re-mastered Blu-ray editions of Star Wars, George Lucas also got the actors back in to do a few new lines. Here's Vader doing some improv.
Brighten up your Tragic Macpad with this, a little sticker set with accompanying software that brings clever new features to Apple's weird little touchable trackpad accessory.
Graphene, that fabled 21st Century 'miracle material' has just got a boost from Osborne's £50 million pledge of our hard earned taxes for further research.
Microsoft has released an official Hotmail app for Android, finally bringing native support to phones for those still bravely soldiering on with the company's ageing free email system.
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Last week, Samsung approached Apple with a compromise that would let company sell the Galaxy Tab in Australia. On Tuesday, Apple rejected this settlement, opening the door for a long legal battle.