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Tesla revs up more powerful Roadster Sport: starts at $128,500 {Engadget}

Jan 11th 2009 12:59PM anti-roll bars are structural supports that counteracts the "leaning" that a car does in cornering, this is called "body roll".

You're thinking of plain 'ol roll bars or a roll cage. Entirely different thing.

Tesla revs up more powerful Roadster Sport: starts at $128,500 {Engadget}

Jan 11th 2009 12:56PM This is a reply to your first comment, since engadget doesn't allow continuos threading:

If you're talking about the G-Wiz, that's not even classified as a car, it's a quadricycle. As such it doesn't have to stick to normal safety standards. It is also horribly inefficient with it's lead-acid batteries, getting MAYBE 30 miles per charge. It can barely fit one person, much less two. If you want to take up less space on the road and save money get a scooter, moped or small motorbike. Not only are they cheaper, smaller and will get you farther they are probably more comfortable as well.

Tesla revs up more powerful Roadster Sport: starts at $128,500 {Engadget}

Jan 11th 2009 12:50PM Actually the battery never ran out on the shoot. They said the battery COULD run out after 50 miles of track time (which is basically the worst thing possible for testing economy) but the real world figure for use is about 200 miles. Their 16 hour charging time was also based on a standard socket, but when you buy a tesla roadster they supply a high voltage charger that can do it in about 4 hours.

Also, top gear didn't review this particular model, they reviewed the original roadster.

Buffalo's Web Access hands-on: remote access from your iPhone {Engadget}

Jan 8th 2009 9:11PM Well, damn. I knew I shouldn't have just bought a new iPod Classic instead of the iPod Touch! With this I could watch every episode of Top Gear (currently taking up 51 gigs on my HD) while still having room for my music!

Lotus powersliding into the hybrid car market {Engadget}

Jan 2nd 2009 11:11PM the phrase is "Simplily, then add lightness." It was said by Colin Chapman, Lotus' founder.

How would you change Canon's EOS 5D Mark II? {Engadget}

Jan 2nd 2009 8:08PM Don't have one, but I wish they hadn't changed the batteries, I've got like five or six BP-511/A's that I've accumulated over the years so if I do end up getting one (it's a money issue at the moment) I'd have to buy a whole new set.

Is AT&T down for you? {Engadget}

Dec 28th 2008 3:59PM Seems to be working fine here in Atlanta, GA. Edge, 3G, everything.

Fixing instance server errors {WoW}

Dec 23rd 2008 12:13PM It's really not that easy. Introducing new architecture into a server environment always makes things more complicated and prone to problems. It's not like they can just slot in a few more RAM chips like you do at home, these servers are probably already maxed out on everything so upgrading them would require replacing entire machines, which takes a LOT of testing and planning not to mention more downtime than usual.

Blizzard knows what they're doing, so how about we stop thinking we know better than one of the most profitable game companies in the world.

Lenovo's ThinkPad W700ds shows its second screen on video {Engadget}

Dec 22nd 2008 2:59PM I would. Given that the model has a built in Wacom tablet it makes it even more appealing to me as a photographer. Media professionals are who Lenovo is aiming for with this laptop and many of their other models.