White Tesla Model S at the NAIAS. Front view.

The Tesla P85D’s ‘Insane’ Mode Scares The Pants Off People

The next iteration of the Tesla Model S — The P85D, has an ‘insane’ mode which is their equivalent of a ‘sport’ or ‘turbo’ button. A man named Brooks drove friends and family in a Tesla P85D after turning on insane mode, and they screamed. All of them were shocked. Reactions included flailing hands, a […]

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My Thoughts On EyeCandy: Episode 3

Last night, I watched the third episode of MTV’s EyeCandy, a show about a tech genius named Lindy, who is being stalked by an extremely elusive criminal that targets his victims on Flirtual. My predominant emotion during episode 3 was fear. I fear for Lindy and her friends even more now because the stalker/killer has […]

A black Samsung Galaxy S5 touch screen smartphone.

Rumour: Samsung To Supply Apple With iPhone Processors

There is a rumour that Samsung Electronics is going to be the main supplier of processors for Apple’s next iPhone, which will be manufactured in Samsung’s Austin, Texas plant. A Samsung spokeswoman said that Samsung does not comment on market speculation, and the rumour hasn’t been verified, but wouldn’t that be interesting? Samsung has been Apple’s […]

The Xiaomi Mi Note phablet. 

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Introducing The Mi Note: A Solid iPhone 6 Plus Competitor

The Apple iPhone 6 Plus is no longer the thinnest or lightest smartphone/phablet in its class. The Chinese Xiaomi Mi Note is thinner, lighter, and its screen is slightly larger at 5.7 inches, 0.2 inches larger. Smartphone manufacturers have been touting the sleek form factors of their new technology, but is it really that important? I […]


Masdar CEO: More Renewable Energy Is Needed To Keep Up With Energy Demand

Originally published on Cleantechnica. By James Ayre. The CEO of Masdar, Dr Ahmad Belhoul, recently gave the keynote speech at the opening of the 8th World Future Energy Summit — part of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week — during which he made the notable comment that renewable energy was key to the meeting of growing […]


UAE LiveSolar App Enables Users To Access Resource Maps

Originally published on Cleantechnica. By James Ayre. A new mobile application (app) allowing users to access near-live satellite maps of solar and wind energy resources in the UAE (as well as elsewhere) was recently developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, according to […]

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Ford Opens R&D Facility In Silicon Valley

Ford has opened an autonomous vehicle research and development facility in Palo Alto, which is in the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay area (otherwise known as Silicon Valley). Silicon Valley is famous for its rich history of high-tech innovation. Autonomous vehicle technology is certainly in the high-tech category, as it requires computers, cameras, proximity […]

The Solar Impulse 2 on the ground on a sunny day.

Solar Impulse 2 Will Fly Around The World On Sunlight Only

In February or March 2015, the Solar Impulse 2  will begin its flight around the world in Abu Dhabi, UAE in late February or March. It will return in late July or August 2015. The Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) is a battery-electric plane  powered by an array of solar panels mounted on its wings. The […]

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Living, Jurassic-Park-esque Frilled Shark Spotted In Australia

In Lakes Entrance (a tourist resort and fishing port in eastern Victoria), a highly unusual shark was spotted. It is called the frilled shark. While it was already known to exist, David Guillot bumped into a live one in Lakes Entrance. Its face looks like something out of Jurassic Park. It was rightfully dubbed a ‘living […]

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My Thoughts On The First Two Episodes Of EyeCandy

MTV just premiered the first season of their new show — EyeCandy, starring Victoria Justice as Lindy, Casey Deidrick as Tommy, and Daniel Lissing as Ben (in the first episode). EyeCandy is about a 21-year-old computer-literate girl named Lindy who lost her sister to a kidnapper, and has made it her life’s work to catch […]

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5 Cool Home Automation Gadgets

By Tim Smith.   We may not be at the point of flying cars or homes like from the 1999 movie “Smart House” but there are plenty of handy-dandy gadgets to make life in the 21st century much easier. Here’s a small haul of clever things you might’ve never known existed. 1. Nest Learning Thermostat […]

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Why Air Leaks Are So Important To A/C Users

It may be winter in the Northern Hemisphere now, but not in the southern hemisphere, where the seasons are the opposite. You may wonder why people caulk their windows and seal their houses/rooms tightly while their air conditioners are in operation. Could a little crack in the window really be a big deal? Unfortunately, gaps and […]