A marketing alliance with Razor, the people who gave us the minimalist silver scooter, has seen Chrysler produce the minimalist sportster. Though still a concept, it would be expected to land in Oz under $40,000...
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When General Motors looked back on 100 years of motoring, and recognised that just 12 percent of the world's population was using an automobile, it had a radical rethink. The result is the AUTOnomy: a vehicle designed around a fuel cell propulsion system in a "skateboard chassis" which can have a variety of bodies fitted. AUTOnomy provides a glimpse into GM's vision for the 21st century: a socially responsible, infinitely adaptable and globally marketable vehicle line that has minimal design constraints. And we just LOOOOVE the idea of having a different shape for every day of the week!..
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Take the latest in robotics and communications technology, combine it with the personality of the family pet and add a smiling visage that's reminiscent of the VW Beetle and you end up with the 'Pod'. Unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show late last year, the Pod concept vehicle is collaboration between Toyota and Sony that takes the relationship between car and driver to a new level. Developed with entertainment, emotion and enhancement of the driving experience in mind, the Pod will play your favourite music, reflect your mood (and its own) through a display of different coloured lights on the front, say goodbye when you get out, thank other drivers when they let you merge and even wag its antenna 'tail' when its really chuffed...
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Once they were just environmentally friendly. Now they represent a very practical transport technology and when negligible running costs are factored in, a VERY affordable one too. We ride two of the first of this new breed and report on what's coming ... with links...
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Category: Urban Transport
An exquisite gift for the little fellah, incorporating the lessons of financial success (saving) and the virtue of good taste - pinstriped just like a real Harley tank, with a real HD part number - an absolute steal at $39.95. Available from all Harley stockists...
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For those who want the best of both worlds, and hate paying $35 for a recordable DVD disk, the Samsung DVDV5000 is a combination DVD player and VCR which also reads VCDs, Audio CDs and CD-ROMs and can copy DVDs that have no Macrovision protection to VHS tape...
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Category: Around The Home
Dave Weinstein drops in at OQO HQ to take a sneak peak at the upcoming Model 1 Ultra, the company and the plans. The Model 1 is a full capability PC in the form factor of a PDA...
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The Essential Reality P5 glove fits over the hand and senses all its movements in three dimensions, becoming the interface to your PC or game console...
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