Thursday, September 14, 2006

Wired 14.08 Review

Interesting things in last month's Wired:

Tesla Motors, a Silicon Valley auto manufacturing startup, plans to develop an electric car utilizing laptop battery technology. Premise: Let computer manufacturers do the R&D of increasing battery performance. Using outsourcing that Detroit has already developed, they can design, build, and market a car with dotcom know-how at internet speed. Their first product, a sports car, does 0 to 60 in 3 seconds, has a range of 210 miles and costs about 2 cents per mile. Sadly, it's going to cost around 90K so I won't be getting one. Next up is a more affordable sedan. Article

The $100 Laptop could revolutonize global education. Article.

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