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UPDATED! Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear Presenter Booted by BBC

Posted: March 11th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Favorite New Thought | Tags: , , | Comments Off

Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear Presenter Booted by BBC
Outspoken British presenter of the Top Gear motoring show, Jeremy Clarkson, has been suspended by the BBC after he was involved in a “fracas” with a producer.

Clarkson, who has generated both controversy and profits for Britain’s publicly funded broadcaster, was already on a final warning over accusations last year that he had used racist language while filming the show.

UPDATED! March 25, 2015 :: The BBC has announced that it will not be renewing Jeremy Clarkson’s contract, after the Top Gear presenter assaulted a producer.

BBC director-general Tony Hall said in a statement that it was with “great regret” that he made the decision :: Read the full article »»»»


    Google Robot Drivers are Coming, South Australia Plans on Being First

    Posted: February 12th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Auto News, Favorite New Thought | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

    Google Robot Drivers are Coming, South Australia Plans on Being First
    There are plans to update South Australia’s road laws to allow for a future when driverless cars may become a reality.

    Former General Motors executive and adviser to Google’s driverless car project Larry Burns visited Adelaide last year to speak with government and business interests about the project’s progress.

    In a speech delivered in the South Australian Parliament today to mark the formal opening of the new session, the Government outlined a plan to reform two pieces of road legislation :: Read the full article »»»»


      Two Wheel Fans …meet sandwichbike

      Posted: November 30th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, On Two Wheels, On Your Bike | Tags: , | Comments Off

      Sandwich Bike Ships December 2013As previously mentioned, Lycra Clad isn’isn’t one of my favorite thoughts. I groove to vinyl, love pvc, lust after leather, definitely dig denim and get wowed by wood.

      Dutch Sandwichbike definitely sidles up to the latter, it’s Euro-look curvaceousness is achieved with mature beech plywood, bespoke components and a cheeky design that literally sandwiches everything together.

      Flatpacked Ikea style, this clever selfbuild will begin shipping later next month. Designed by Bleijh Industrial Design Studio, the bike will be shipped in a 17kg flatpack.

      The kit will contains 19 parts that are stupendously simple to assemble. All of Sandwichbikes’ components are connected via clever cylinders.

      The Sandwichbike will cost €799/$US1,100 – plus €25/$US43 –  shipping in Europe innitially next month, then the world early next year :: UPDATE! AVAILABLE NOW :: Read the full article »»»»


        iPads at the Ready! US Airline Travellers Allowed to Use Mobile Devices for Entire Flight

        Posted: November 3rd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, Fly Your Kite | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

        iPads at the Ready: US Airline Travellers Allowed to Use Mobile Devices for Entire FlightUS airline passengers will soon be able to use their mobile devices – almost unrestricted – aboard flights on most US based carriers by the end of this year.

        The retarded rule thats barred the use of electronic devices during taxi, take-offs and landings has been in place for more than half a century. The new, more relaxed guidelines are the result of a review by the US Federal Aviation Authority.

        The review – take note CASA! less than a year from review to implementation – was setup last year and included input from flight crew, passengers, aviation experts and mobile device makers. The review found – shock horror – that commercial airplanes are able to tolerate radio interference from portable electronic device.

        The change doesn’t apply to phones, the FAA said it hadn’t considered changing the rules for voice calls because they fall under the jurisdiction of another authority and also differ from other devices because of signal strength :: Read the full article »»»»


          Ostrich Pillow’s NEW Take on Power-napping

          Posted: October 15th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Favorite New Thought | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

          Ostrich Pillow's NEW Take on Power NappingPower-napping is an essential to most overhard-working professionals today, a quick pre-sws nap can quickly revitalize the warried mind, revitalizing for the next round of power filled decision making. Others may simply know it as a nanna nap, whatever, many swear by the Siesta del Hidalgo.

          A couple of years ago the clever design boffins at Kawamura Ganjavian design studio came up with a soft flannelette bag – a cocoon for the head – that slipped gently over ones head, shutting the world out and allowing the user to drift of for the maximum benefits of sleep without the waking lethargy.

          Ostrich Pillow was born, Studio Banana Things original Ostrich Pillow was a huge hit 2 years ago, it gained a bucket load of press and some solid sales. The clever boffins are back, this time you don’t need a small truck to cart around the Ostrich Pillow.

          The clever design also makes the pillow perfect for commuting -use the buddy system though, muggings! – or long haul journeys, flying, training, busing and driving – again, caution: don’t attempt driving while wearing the pillow!

          …world, meet Ostrich Pillow Light :: Read the full article »»»»


            Australian Stoner Honoured as Legend

            Posted: October 13th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Fastest, Favorite New Thought, Motoring Legends | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

            Casey Stoner

            Two-time world MotoGP champion, Casey Stoner is set to be inducted into the top motorcycling competition’s hall of fame as a “MotoGP Legend”, an official said Friday.

            The Australian – who turns 28 next week – retired last year, Stoner won two world titles in 2007 and 2011 and joins fellow Australians Mick Doohan and Wayne Gardner in the sports Hall of Fame :: Read the full article »»»»


              Motorings NEXT Big Thing?

              Posted: May 23rd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Eco Driver, Favorite New Thought | Tags: | Comments Off

              www.eliomotors.com

              Three wheel motoring has been around for a bunch of time, from the extreme Davis D-2 Divan, to the pedestrian Reliant Robin. The most successful incarnation to date has been in the guise of  scooters - like Piaggio’s MP3, and Peugeot’s clever HYbrid3 - agile, quick and just a little sexy, in an offbeat kinda way. Indeed, the very first motor-car was a 3 wheeler, the 1860s Benz Patent Motorwagen, still history isn’t ever a great reason to repeat something, unless of course you’ve come-up with something as nifty as this! PS: I want mine in black please  :: Read the full article »»»»

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