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Feb 14, 2012

Fisker pins hopes on Karma as it seeks more cash

BEVERLY HILLS, Feb 13 (Reuters) – Fisker Automotive
Inc showed off its $100,000-plus Karma luxury electric car on
Monday, hoping to create a splash less than a month after the
start-up company ratcheted down sales projections for its maiden
vehicle.

The company, founded by former Aston Martin designer Henrik
Fisker in 2007, needs the car, which has come up against its
share of teething problems from a recall to software glitches,
to sell well.

Feb 10, 2012

Tesla takes wraps off “falcon-winged” Model X SUV

, Feb 9 (Reuters) – Tesla Motors Inc
on Thursday showed off a protoype of its Model X, a
battery-powered SUV that represents the company’s bet that
consumers will buy a range of electric vehicles spun from a
common platform.

The Model X, which features what the company calls
“falcon-wing” doors and faster acceleration than a Porsche
911 — it goes from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 4.4
seconds — will start production late 2013 and begin delivery in
2014.

Jan 30, 2012
via MediaFile

LinkedIn “alert” shows users still on edge about privacy

By Gerry Shih and Himank Sharma

Looks like social media users are getting twitchy about their online privacy rights.

Days after Google made known its decision to establish a common privacy policy across  its scores of products,  a chain-message of uncertain origin began circling on the Internet, claiming LinkedIn had quietly changed its own policy on the treatment of user data.

Jan 23, 2012
via MediaFile

Hear RIM’s new CEO. Then speak your mind.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUFwhpcrCTw&feature=player_detailpage[/youtube]

For many BlackBerry users and smartphone industry pundits, this Youtube video was their first close-up look at new Research in Motion CEO Thorsten Heins.

Jan 13, 2012

Path to connected future clear at crowded tech show

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – From the world’s first eye-controlled laptop and a pet-tracking app to a glass-encased ultra-thin notebook, 2012′s Consumer Electronics Show produced more than a few gems to point the way forward in technology.

Out of the noise and confusion of the sprawling electronic circus in Las Vegas, two trends stood clear: we will soon interact with devices without thinking about it — or even being aware of it — and everything we do will be connected to the rest of the world.

Jan 13, 2012

Analysis: Path to connected future clear at crowded show

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – From the world’s first eye-controlled laptop and a pet-tracking app to a glass-encased ultra-thin notebook, 2012′s Consumer Electronics Show produced more than a few gems to point the way forward in technology.

Out of the noise and confusion of the sprawling electronic circus in Las Vegas, two trends stood clear: we will soon interact with devices without thinking about it — or even being aware of it — and everything we do will be connected to the rest of the world.

Jan 13, 2012

Duke signals plan to stay at Fed for a while

SANTA BARBARA, California (Reuters) – Federal Reserve Governor Elizabeth Duke on Friday signaled that she would stay in her post past the expiration of her term on January 31, saying she planned to work on banking and housing issues for the “foreseeable future.”

Speaking at a banking seminar, Duke noted that Fed governors can serve until replaced and added, “I’m now heavily focused on issues of community banks and housing, and will continue to be for the foreseeable future.”

Jan 13, 2012

GPS dogtags and sacred kangaroos: hits and misses

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – This year’s Consumer Electronics Show turned out to be the largest on record, despite a slow economy and what many industry pundits agree is a dearth of genuine scene-stealers.

But as with most years, avid – and hardy – attendees can always find a few gems that stand out from the inevitable tidal wave of headphones, Internet-enabled home appliances and gadget casings.

Jan 13, 2012

GPS dogtags and sacred kangaroos: hits and misses at CES

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – This year’s Consumer Electronics Show turned out to be the largest on record, despite a slow economy and what many industry pundits agree is a dearth of genuine scene-stealers.

But as with most years, avid – and hardy – attendees can always find a few gems that stand out from the inevitable tidal wave of headphones, Internet-enabled home appliances and gadget casings.

Jan 12, 2012

GPS dogtags and glass PCs: the show’s hits and misses

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – This year’s Consumer Electronics Show turned out to be the largest on record, despite a slow economy and what many industry pundits agree is a dearth of genuine scene-stealers.

But as with most years, avid – and hardy – attendees can always find a few gems that stand out from the inevitable tidal wave of headphones, Internet-enabled home appliances and gadget casings.

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