- Meet the zenPad, the $150 Android tablet you can buy now — Dvice
- So, :U is the new emoticon for surprise? Consider me surprised — Urlesque
- Tips for taking pictures in the sun — Unplggd
- Honda gives Asimo a refresh — Gizmodo
- Would you rather: Firefox or Chrome? — Lifehacker
- Seriously: the British military is developing force fields — io9
Back in 2005, Honda featured a minivan that was made for you and your best friends — furry and non-furry alike. With passenger seating for up to six people, you'd think there would be plenty of room for Fido to ride along without any problems. But Honda thought that having an abundance of room wasn't enough. The "Dog Car," based on Honda's "Wonderful Open-Hearted Wagon" (or W.O.W) concept, had a spot for your pooch either right up front in the dash or in the second row seat in a popup dog crate that folds down into the floorboards when not in use.
Even better, the "Dog Car" offered wider doors and a floor-mounted seat belt to secure your larger breeds. My question is: where are you, Dog Car!? Although this was a concept in Japan four years ago, it would be amazing to check this out now. I'm sure there are plenty of dog owners that could benefit from the car's safety features and the convenience of having a builtin crate for your dog to ride easy. If the "Dog Car" were real, would you consider driving it?
- Now that iMovie '09 is here, find out about all of the features that make it sooo much better than iMovie '08. — Gizmodo
- Honda's website has received the highest score on a usability survey for the second year in a row. — Switched
- British Airways has announced that they will soon be offering limited cell phone usage on some of its flights between London and New York. No official word on pricing just yet. — The Boy Genius Report
- Today Woot is offering the Flip Ultra Series Digital Camcorder for only $80. — CrunchGear
- With the new iPhone App, Grocery iQ, customers can search items at supermarkets across the U.S., and organize lists by store, aisle, buying history, favorites, as well as customizing item sizes. — TechCrunch
The LA Auto Show is like a Toys 'R Us for car buffs — tons of shiny and new sports cars to feast your eyes on. This year I had the pleasure of attending the show, and while I was anxious to check out the latest Aston Martin and visit the luxurious Ferrari room, I was also curious to see the latest tech advancements in the 2009 models. The new touchscreen interface in the VW Space Up! definitely created a lot of buzz at the show, but I couldn't help but turn my focus to Honda's 2009 FCX Clarity.
The new FCX Clarity is a sporty little sedan that is powered by an electric motor. Producing zero emissions, the FCX gets its energy from electricity by carrying hydrogen in a fuel cell between the front seats. The hydrogen is used with a lithium-ion battery pack to power the car — no gas guzzling engine required. A limited number of these vehicles will be leased to southern Californians starting during the summer of 2008. Stay tuned for more info!