Considering the breathless press releases and countless panels at the Los Angeles Auto Show (LAAS) last month devoted strictly to autonomous driving — and the nearly infinite ways the technology would profoundly influence every aspect of our society — it is clear the topic du jour in automotive circles is self-driving cars. But perhaps the […]


Taking design cues from the famed 1929 Majestic motorcycle, Austrian engineer Johann Hammerschin’s eyebrow-raising Johammer J1 Electric Motorcycle is one of the more unique two-wheelers in the game. Like early motorcycle entrepreneur Georges Ray’s obscure Majestic, the Hammerschin’s Johammer J1 has a fishlike profile with copious side farings. It also shares hub-center steering on the front wheel, another Majestic peculiarity. […]


If you’re in the market for an electric bike, there are a wide range of options available for you. From the Stealth Bomber, retro-styled Oto Cycle and folding Gocycle to the $80,000 PG Blacktrail, the world’s fastest electric bike (not to mention concepts from the likes of AUDI and EBIQ), it’s safe to say you have a fair share of candidates. Throwing their […]


Remember when we talked about spending a day on the famous Paul Ricard Circuit with a 740 horsepower, $600,000 Mercedes Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive? Well this is the complete story of taking the Fastest EV in the world on a ex-Formula One track… The feeling is surreal. Does not compute. Syntax error. I’m already […]


23 Jul
Still 100+ MPH/100+ mile range, now with IET technology

Oregon-based Brammo is getting ready to release a new fully electric motorcycle model that builds both from their first bike, the Enertia, and second bike, the Empulse (which we previously covered), resulting in the Empulse R. The new model has been vamped up using Integrated Electric Transmission (IET) — a mechatronic propulsion unit that replicates […]


28 Jun
A blast from the past... for your DOS boner

I can’t say that I remember seeing ASCII Porn (aka “pr0n”) in its first stages of development and circulation; but I have come across it as a pivotal type of art/porn/computer-nerd phenomenon and landmark of sorts. ASCII pr0n is comprised of letters, numbers and symbols that, as a whole, make up a larger picture: ass n’ […]


6 Jun
Grove Skatebacks' eco-friendly sustainable Apple gadget covers

If you’re all about being eco-friendly while maintaining a sense of unique style, the iPhone covers from Grove Skatebacks might be just your thing. The Grove Skateback iPhone covers, for both 4 and 4S models, are made from excess industrial material that’s created during skateboard manufacturing — all 100% of it. The Portland-made cases come […]


15 May
The world's first plug-in hybrid supercar... with 770 Horsepower

As one of the most anticipated hybrids ever conceived, Porsche has released a new set of images of its 918 Spyder prototype and announced that it has begun testing… which, at this point in development, seems obvious. With production slated to begin in September 2013, Porsche expects first deliveries to hit showrooms by end of […]

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