Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Royal College of Art freshmen imagine the future of cars


Earlier this month, first year students of the Vehicle Design course at London's Royal College of Art were asked to present concepts for light, compact cars of the future. The results are pretty fun: the one above looks like it just crawled out of a Miyazaki anime, while the one below looks like it is imported from a world gone Tron.


EuroK-Cars at the Royal College of Art [Dezeen]

Gas Cubby for iPhone on sale for $1


Gas Cubby, the very well reviewed iPhone application for tracking car maintenance and fuel efficiency is on sale today for a buck. (It's normally $5.)

You can export your car data without much issue — it supports Excel/CSV — but I'd really like to see integration with Fuely.

Hide your HDMI cable in your walls with Flatwire

Flatwire, makers of specialized cabling that can be hidden in drywall with a minimum of extra work, have announced a new HDMI variant in lengths up to 20 feet. There's no price yet, but if it's anything like the component video versions, it won't be cheap. I would expect a 20-foot length to be around $140 or more.

Far more expensive than your generic HDMI cable from Monoprice, for instance, but not all that much for a nice media closet installation. Should be out in the new year.