Suzuki plans to unveil a number of new concept vehicles at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show. One of the most interesting ones from a green vehicle perspective will be the X-Lander, described by the Japanese automaker as a “real 4WD hybrid with a distinctive personality.”
We’re not surprised that The Walking Dead has been killing in the ratings, but it is remarkable how it keeps getting stronger and bigger all the time. The show now just had another milestone in that it actually beat out Sunday Night Football and the World Series.
While Marvel are currently the comic kings, especially at the movies, DC has been making a lot of effort to catch up. At first, we figured Batman was done at the movies with The Dark Knight Rises, but he’s of course coming back in Batman Vs Superman.
This weekend, we lost an incredible artist, Lou Reed, at the age of 71. Reed’s range of influence from the sixties to today is remarkable, and his work should only grow better with time.
Hunger Games: Catching Fire is going to be a huge movie. Duh. No big news flash there. We all know the next installment of the Hunger Games is going to be ginormous. The question is, how huge, and will it blow away the original?
Okay, so now we know there’s a new Christian Grey, model Jamie Dornan, and the movie adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey is set to start shooting on December 2 for an August 1 2014 release. But right before the movie begins principal photography, the script needs some last minute tweaking, and they’re calling on a genre writer to help.
Numbers companies count products and equate market leadership to market share in terms of numbers of products sold. But this is a revenue model and revenue isn’t really the best measure of success in business. Rather, the optimal measure of success is typically profit, or how much cash the company has left after expenses.
After 10 years of production, shale gas in the United States cannot be considered commercially viable, according to several scientists recently presenting at the Geological Society of America meeting in Denver.
Spending time immersed as a virtual character or avatar in a role-playing video game can numb you to realizing important body signals in real life. This message comes from Ulrich Weger of the University of Witten/Herdecke in Germany and Stephen Loughnan of Melbourne University in Australia, in an article in the journal Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, published by Springer.
Oxygen in the atmosphere and ocean rose dramatically about 600 million years ago, coinciding with the first proliferation of animal life. Since then, numerous short lived biotic events — typically marked by significant climatic perturbations — took place when oxygen concentrations in the ocean dipped episodically.
In the spirit of Halloween, scientists are releasing a trio of stellar ghosts caught in infrared light by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. All three spooky structures, called planetary nebulas, are in fact material ejected from dying stars. As death beckoned, the stars' wispy bits and pieces were blown into outer space.
Every year, October is designated as American Archive Month. While many people may think “archive” means only dusty books and letters, there are, in fact, many other types of important archives. This includes the use of archives for major telescopes and observatories like NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory.
The seller says the bike is “titled, registered, & insured as a street-legal 2002 Harley V-Rod,” but if you want to take him up on the flamethrower option, well, you might be wise to check with law enforcement where you live.
Nissan has released pricing, fuel economy and hybrid system information for its newest hybrid the 2014 Pathfinder Hybrid. We will detail the basics of the first two, but include for you full detailed information from the Japanese automaker on what makes the hybrid drivetrain in this SUV tick.
UK prime minister David "one is an ordinary bloke" Cameron has threatened the British press that he will bring in censorship if they do not do what he tells them.
We just reported here on TGD that Bruce Campbell recently spoke about another authentic Evil Dead movie, and that Sam Raimi would helm it. Campbell also joked about battling demons as an old man, and he gave the impression he’d love to come back and play Ash because he’s not as busy as he used to be.
We often write about screenwriter David S. Goyer here on TGD, because the guy has always had major geek cred. He’s written scripts for the Christopher Nolan Batmans, Man of Steel, the Blade series, and recently he’s branched into game writing with Call of Duty 2: Black Ops.
What the heck is happening with Google?? They've put banner ads on the main search page even though they promised never to do so. They are supposed to provide us with the best search experience possible, and it looks like they are pretty much looking to kill Expedia and the rest of the travel sites out there. Pretty soon there won't be anyone out there to channel you deals, or price comparisons, or bookings options. Just Google. That's spooky.
We’ve often said here on TGD that many serious actors have an inner geek that’s dying to get out. Ian McKellen has done a great job as Gandolf and Magneto, Patrick Stewart has been geeking out for years as Captain Picard and Professor Xavier, and Ben Kinglsey did two geek performances this year in Iron Man 3 and Ender’s Game.
We at TGD are very excited that director Bryan Singer is returning to the X-Men series because we felt it took a wrong turn without him. We’re definitely hoping that Singer can bring X-Men back to its former glory, and it will also be great to see Patrick Steward and Ian McKellen returning as well.
Ridley Scott surprised many when he announced there would be a sequel to Blade Runner. There’s also been plans in the works for some time about another Prometheus movie, which came out to mixed reviews, but it certainly has its fans.
Dell’s Wyse Cloud Connect is an Android PC-on-a-stick that can be plugged into a TV or monitor, transforming it into a thin client device. Meaning, users can login to a remote server to run Windows or other enterprise software.
Imagine you order a delivery of several glass vases in different colors. Each vase is sent as a separate parcel. What would you think of the courier if the parcels arrive apparently undamaged, yet when you open them, it turns out that all the red vases are intact and all the green ones are smashed to pieces?
A team of scientists, led by the University of Southampton, has developed a new method to help the world's coasts adapt to global sea-level rises over the next 100 years.
Vast energy sources are slumbering below big cities. Sustainable energies for heating in winter and cooling in summer may be extracted from heated groundwater aquifers.
NASA's first-ever deep space craft, Orion, has been powered on for the first time, marking a major milestone in the final year of preparations for flight. Orion's avionics system was installed on the crew module and powered up for a series of systems tests at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida last week.
After emitting its first significant solar flares since June 2013 earlier in the week, the sun continued to produce mid-level and significant solar flares on Oct. 27 and Oct. 28, 2013.
A week ago I wrote up a story about how Volvo is involved in multiple cutting edge low carbon transportation projects, despite not really having much of a green vehicle fleet yet. Now word comes of another undertaking the automaker is just now wrapping up which involves wireless electric vehicle charging.
Is it possible we could see 3.3 million zero emissions vehicles on American roads by 2025? That’s the ambitious dream of eight states across the country, which inked an agreement last week to try and nudge the fledgling green vehicle market into electric overdrive.
Think about it. Apple sold 33.1 million iPhones in 2013. It's revenue for the year was $37.47 billion. Sure, the company also sold 14.1 million iPads, among other stuff, but as mathematical relationships go, it's hard to beat that correlation.
A new research study - jointly written by Lars Backstrom of Facebook and Jon Kleinberg of Cornell University - tries to understand how your relationships pan out figuratively and mathematically. The result is a predictive of the ebb and flow of your relationships.
Livescribe smartpens seamlessly transfer your handwritten notes to your tablet or smartphone. The latest edition is just about the best combination of old world data gathering and modern technology you could imagine.