12
Apr
2016

Daimler electric trucks to deliver cost savings in Stuttgart

Having demonstrated the savings available to buyers in Portugal, Daimler is running a test of its ...

As electric cars careen towards the mainstream, the world's truck manufacturers are also working to make the most of battery power to cut local CO2 emissions and running costs. Daimler is attempting to demonstrate the benefits of moving to electric trucks by running four Fuso E-Cell trucks in Stuttgart, where they'll deal with everything from road construction to furniture delivery.

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12
Apr
2016

Facebook builds its dream virtual reality video camera, and gives the design away for free

The Surround 360's cameras are fixed to an aluminum chassis with the outer housing crafted from ...

One observant media executive noted that Uber, the world's largest taxi company, owns no cars. AirBnb, the largest accomodation provider, owns no real estate and Facebook, the most popular media owner, creates no content. The social media giant looks unlikely to change tack as it forges ahead with its grand vision for virtual reality, but it does want to have a hand in the tools to bring it to us. Announced today, Facebook's Surround 360 is a 17-lens 3D-360-degree video capture system that looks like a spaceship and produces VR content on the fly, but its most impressive feature? The design and software is entirely open-source.

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Category: Digital Cameras

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12
Apr
2016

Polaroid instant photography gets a new lease of life

The I-1 analog camera, by Impossible Project

Though classic Polaroids are a thing of the past, the allure of instant printing and washed out images seems to prevail. The Impossible Project team aims to provide plenty of both with its new I-1 analog camera, which uses classic Polaroid 600-type film for its shots. Like any good piece of modern tech, the I-1 hooks up to your phone via Bluetooth for enhanced functionality and can be recharged with a USB cable.

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12
Apr
2016

Volvo shows off new gearbox by pulling 750 tonnes from standstill

Volvo's FH16 pulled 750 tonnes to show off its new crawler gear system

Dual-clutch gearboxes are fitted to everything from family wagons to world-crushing Bugattis in cars, but haven't had quite the same impact in the trucking world. Having launched its I-Shift dual-clutch gearbox in 2014, Volvo has now added crawler gears to the system in an attempt to broaden its appeal. Unsatisfied with a traditional launch, the company has shown off the transmission by pulling a 750-tonne load from standstill.

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12
Apr
2016

Yamaha gives 04Gen concept scooter wings

Lifting the side panels of the Yamaha 04Gen provides access to the scooter's inner workings and ...

Unveiled at the first Vietnam Motorcycle Show in Ho Chi Minh City, the fourth concept model of Yamaha's Gen series pursues an innovative approach to scooter dynamics and body structure that is based on the company's Refined Dynamism design philosophy. Instead of hiding the frame behind exterior parts, the 04Gen concept wraps them in semi-transparent parts that pivot up to give the scooter wings.

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Category: Motorcycles

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12
Apr
2016

Tesla Model S gets new face and Bioweapon Defense Mode

The new Model S has a sharper look and apocalypse-spec air conditioning

Hot on the heels of the Model 3 launch, Tesla has given its Model S a refresh. Having launched a range of updates over the air since the big sedan launched in 2013, this is the first traditional update the electric carmaker has released, and brings some sharp new styling cues, new pricing and extended range. The entry-level Model X has also been updated, with a bigger battery and bigger price to match.

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