The Apple tablet rumors had a bit of a dry spell this weekend—surprisingly we don’t have as much to report from the past few days—but we hope Monday has more gossip for us to gab about. Being in the news industry, we chide ourselves when hoping for gossip, but when it comes to Apple that’s the best we can do. The tight-lipped tech company keeps its latest devices and innovations under-wraps, producing and promoting very few products within a year’s time. Reporting on actual “Apple news” is kind of like seeing a solar eclipse—you’re lucky if it happens twice a year—so the tech world is left to fend for themselves in the Apple rumor game, hoping that some piece of gritty gossip makes its way over the wire.What is the rumor today, you ask: Well it appears the New York Times may be entwined in an exclusive content deal with Apple’s new tablet PC device. CNET reported today that the newspaper will be announcing that … [Read more...] about Latest Apple Tablet Rumors: New York Times and iSlate Partnership?
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Stick some wings on a car and it’s still a car, albeit one with wings attached. Before you can truly call a flying car a flying car, some brave soul has to be persuaded to climb inside and try flying it. If it gets off the ground, and returns safely, then we have ourselves a flying car.It looks like the folks at Massachusetts-based Terrafugia Inc. have themselves a flying car. The company has completed the first test flight of the production prototype of its flying car, staying in the air for eight minutes at an altitude of 1,400 feet, the AP reported on Monday.Terrafugia’s six-year flying car project has experienced a fair amount of turbulence along the way, with both legal and technical obstacles having threatened its development, but news of the successful test flight is a great leap forward.The vehicle, which comprises two seats, four wheels and wings which fold up along its side, has already generated a great deal of interest among drivers/pilots.The AP reports that so … [Read more...] about Flying car set to land at New York Auto Show, complete with hefty price tag
As one of the youngest car makers in the industry, Genesis, Hyundai’s newly-independent sub-brand, has a lot to prove. The company will introduce its very first concept during this year’s edition of the New York Auto Show.The design study is appropriately called New York Concept. It’s still shrouded in darkness, but Genesis tells us the concept is a four-door sports sedan built to provide an accurate idea of what direction the firm’s design language will take in the coming years. A close look at the teaser reveals that the New York Concept stands out from the G90, Genesis’ only model at the time of writing, with a grille that’s gotten wider and slimmer, sharp LED headlights, and more sculpted body panels. The teaser video reveals that the concept features honeycomb-shaped vents behind the front wheels, but the rest of the car is largely left up to the imagination.Full details about the Genesis New York Concept will be published in the coming … [Read more...] about Hyundai’s Genesis sub-brand will introduce its very first concept in New York
If author Roald Dahl had penned his children’s classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in 2013 instead of 1964, he may not have created the eccentric Willy Wonka as a candy tycoon, but a purveyor of colorful gadgets. Instead of an Everlasting Gobstopper in his inventing room, we might find a super-tiny camera that shoots video. And rather than a factory churning out sweets, Wonka runs a cool lifestyle emporium stocked with the newest, unique, and hard-to-find tech. In reality this type of store already exists, and on East 8th Street in Lower Manhattan in New York City, it goes by AC Gears.Behind the window of the small storefront is the lust-after gadget du jour, a personal 3D printer. Stepping inside, you’re greeted with a bright white room covered with colorful gadgets, ranging from synthesizers to cases and bags, DIY circuit boards to cameras, and headphones to clocks – lots of headphones and clocks. (Many of the items are also exclusive to the store.) AC Gears … [Read more...] about Can’t fly to Tokyo? New York’s AC Gears is the geek’s next best gadget fix
New York Gov. David Paterson has proposed a 4 percent tax on digital music downloads and other "digitally delivered entertainment services."The "iPod Tax," as it's become known, is just one of many new taxes the governor has proposed in an effort to close the state's multibillion-dollar budget gap.Although New York's potential adoption is drawing attention, a number of states have already imposed a digital download tax, and many others could soon be following suit.The proposed tax would affect many companies, including Apple, Amazon.com, RealNetworks, Microsoft, the major record labels -- and any others that sell downloads of music or movies.Apple and Amazon.com did not respond to requests for comment.Most music downloads cost about 99 US cents per song. A 4 percent tax would likely nudge the price to $1.03. That may not seem like much, but with the U.S. in a year-long recession, the proposed tax on digital entertainment downloads could have an impact on consumers."The more you tax a … [Read more...] about New York Gov Wants a Few Pennies for a Song