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Chevrolet bringing 10,000 Volts in 2011, but it's the current of change that will kill you {Engadget}

Jul 2nd 2010 1:24PM I just don't think there is a mass market for a 30k$ econobox right now. Like people have said, this is basically a civic with a pile of batteries in it so you can feel good about your 80 mile roundtrip commute (maybe you should be looking at that first and foremost). The batteries just cost far too much for it to be practical, even with the government subsides (which will hopefully get taken away soon. Stealing from people to payoff "eco" companies or reward early adopters is not good).

And the wonders scale are not going to help much for a while. The demand for lithium batteries in consumer electrics already outstrips supply. What happens when we need vastly more batteries for the cars?

Even the Tesla roadster (which is a neat idea btw) is still a 40k$ car with 60-70k$ dollars in batteries in it.

Canon patent application takes in-camera HDR to the pixel level {Engadget}

Jun 23rd 2010 1:45PM @oldosguy Our patent system is pathetic and a mess. It allows stuff that absolutely should not be patentable, to be patented. And then there is the worlds crazy copyright terms now. its Life+70 years almost everywhere.

Toshiba looking to standardize wireless memory cards, crash Eye-Fi's party {Engadget}

Jun 22nd 2010 12:22PM @URJAFO

What we really need is a android app that picks up the images from the camera and uploads them minus the laptop.

UK's O2 to impose 3G data limits for iPhone 4 users {Engadget}

Jun 10th 2010 12:40PM @Kelmon

Well they are selling that data plan as a 4G service and the unlimited 3G gets tagged on. They can't change it on me for 2 years (contract length) and I'm not sure but I think legally they have to grandfather older plans in as long as the client wants in the USA, though I'm not sure on that point.

Regardless, WiMAX (4g) will be here in a couple months and the 2.5ghz wimax tech is designed to handle vastly more concurrent subscribers then the current 3G tech everyone is using so hopefully that should eliminate some of the problems.

500mb in today's age is pretty crazy low.

UK's O2 to impose 3G data limits for iPhone 4 users {Engadget}

Jun 10th 2010 12:14PM I've had my Evo 4g for a week and already used 700mb of data. My wife, someone a network would consider a "normal" user has already used 282mb in a week.

A little bit of streaming youtube, some pandora, some websurfing using full sized webpages instead of mobile ones (so you can play the flash games) and a few market downloads and your going to zip right past 500mb in no time.

Its a darn good thing my unlimited really means "unlimited" (that's part of the 10$ monthly data premium.. *REAL* unlimited)

Apple's Magic Trackpad revealed? {Engadget}

Jun 7th 2010 10:20AM @adamz Thats not made by Apple, so it won't ever be "magical" or "revolutionary". It will just be, well, a product. ;)

Coulomb partners with Ford, Chevy, Smart to deliver 4,600 free EV charging stations in US {Engadget}

Jun 4th 2010 7:25PM @Sinick You must have missed all the references to subsides in the article. Not exactly untainted capitalism at work here. Not arguing one way or the other, just saying.

Coulomb partners with Ford, Chevy, Smart to deliver 4,600 free EV charging stations in US {Engadget}

Jun 4th 2010 7:23PM @fyrebug

I mostly agree with you. :)
I don't have the air quality problems because I don't live in a big city. I think they will do wonders for places like LA. I just hate 1) the government subsides that skew the real costs involved, and 2) how some people won't do any research and instead worship at the altar of eco-guilt. I think the things are great. I was experimenting with the lithium battery tech on RC heli's back when the stuff had a tendency to burst into flames when charging (charge them in a concrete brick. lol) I kept hoping for a A123 IPO to invest in, and lost some money on other battery/solar investments. I love the stuff, I just don't think its ready for prime time in a "utility" car form factor. Maybe a high performance track car, but people expect a lot from a econobox and most people are going to gag on a 30-35k$ econobox (thats *with* subsidies).

We really need to figure out a solidstate non chemical battery, or solve the problem of the expensive catalysts for hydrogen fuel cells. Once we can make fuel cells cheap enough and long lasting enough (as in lifetime service, not range/miles) they will make a *great* "battery" for electric cars.

I can't wait for a AWD "in wheel motor" electric sports car. though I will miss my subaru's boxer rumble (but not its 18-20mpg premium fuel diet)

Coulomb partners with Ford, Chevy, Smart to deliver 4,600 free EV charging stations in US {Engadget}

Jun 4th 2010 6:54PM Sure its zero emissions... If you only count from the charger to the car and ignore how the electricity was created, or how much nastiness is in the battery manufacturing process.

Buy them because you like tech and their cool, not to "save" the environment, because you won't.

Samsung develops USB-powered desktop PC monitor, plans 2011 street date {Engadget}

May 29th 2010 9:09PM @BrianH It says it used a forked USB 2.0 cable. Not if it was 2.0 or 3.0 compatible. The original article wasn't very specific either. did you dick get bigger bashing someone on the interwebs? Go upstairs and tell your mom how awesome you are and maybe she will pack you an extra twinkie tomorrow.