Hardware budgets are feeling the pinch of our tepid economy, and many companies are making employees use their laptops longer. If you are starting to tell your folks to keep plugging along with their laptops for four or five years instead of just three, you might be running into an unexpected expense: dead laptop batteries.
Italian automaker Pagani was to begin selling its $1 million, 700 horsepower Huayra supercar in the U.S. later this year but federal safety regulators have said "Not so fast". Pagani had applied for an exemption from federal auto safety rules requiring child-safe "advanced" airbags, arguing that complying with the rule would have caused "substantial economic hardship," according to documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
"This can't be real" was my first thought. Then I checked the source: The Guatemalan government. This sinkhole appeared last sunday in a street intersection of Ciudad de Guatemala. Just looking at the photo gives me vertigo.
As we speak, the IZOD IndyCar series is looking over a number of proposals for the next generation of open-wheel racecars. One of those, the design from Dallara, has already been shown.Today at the Chicago Auto Show, DeltaWing pulled the covers off its design proposal, and the machine looks completely different from anything we’ve yet seen circling the Brickyard.
As I was browsing through, I came across this article which at first seemed promising to be posted in here. As I read through however, I realized the author was only making humor... and I that I actually read it all through. Well, might as well share it with you all....
How u gonna survive when be attack by a shark...???
A great perfume can make the difference anywhere and I’m sure we all have our favorites and would probably pay anything to get the perfume we want but have you ever wondered which are the most expensive perfumes in the whole world? If the answer is yes, we’re glad to help. We’ve made a list with the 8 most expensive perfumes in the whole world, perfumes with a breathtaking smell and bottles as beautiful as jewels.
8. Caron’s Poivre – $2000 for a bottle
Caron’s Poivre is wonderful perfume but the spectacularly beautiful Baccarat bottle that comes with it is what really raises the price so much. The bottle of this perfume is encrusted with pristine crystals on the white gold collar and reflects sophistication just as this perfume should be like. The bottle has two ounces of Caron’s Poivre perfume and costs $2,000.
Florida bike shop Parker Brothers Choppers has released 10 custom-built Tron Light Cycle replicas that look just like the virtual motorbikes from the arena in the Encom mainframe. The bikes were developed to celebrate the forthcoming release of Tron: Legacy and the company states that they’re fully road-legal.
Billionaires around the globe invest heavy bucks in private jets to make their travel a luxury. These jets come in all varieties of comfort and cost. Here we look at the top 10 private jets.
No 10. John Travolta’s Boeing 707
This Hollywood celebrity is also an avid flyer. His interest in aircraft can be judged from the fact that John literally lives on a runway. His private mansion boasts parking for jets along with automobile. Travolta has achieved Captain qualification for numerous jets including Gulfstream II, Learjet 24, Hawker 1A, Citation 1 and 2, Tebuan and Vampire Jet. Recently this experienced pilot flew a cargo flight of his Boeing 707 for Haiti earthquake victims.
SHARKS! The mere name send shivers to many people. The first thing that come across the mind would be gruesome images of a shark shredding chunks of flesh from the body, causing serious injuries and death. But in reality, more deaths are caused by other animals / phenomena than that caused by shark attacks. Let's take a brief look....
These Solaris series concept watches are design by designer Olivier Demangel for Tokyoflash. It has a unique design of hollow dial plate with solar cell integrated; the way of indicating time is very special and impressive. These watches look like the essential props in the science fiction film, perhaps because it looks like a device a sci-fi hero would use to jump through time.
Is bottled water better for you than tap? Or should you choose vitamin-enriched water over sparkling? Experts say, skip it all. None of these products are likely to make you any healthier. Below, we look at five major myths about the benefits of drinking water. But first, how do you know if you’re drinking enough water? Experts say there’s an easy way to judge. If you’re not thirsty, your fluid intake is likely “just right.”
With over 1 trillion dollars spent on military programs worldwide every year, weapon manufacturing business is not for the light-hearted. In 2008 alone, 100 biggest arms dealers had sales of 385 billion dollars, which is three times the size of the total development aid of OECD countries. To put things in an even better perspective, take it this way: the sales of the top weapons manufacturer in 2008 were greater than the gross domestic product of 105 countries. Today, we present to you the top 10 merchants of death, err…weapon manufacturers.
No 10. Thales Group – France
Arm sales in 2008 : $10.76 billion Founded : 2000 Employees : 68,000+
With 63% of its total sales being military sales, Thales group is 10th largest defence contractor and the 485th largest company in the world. It is named after the greek philosopher Thames. The company generated over 12 billion Euros in revenue in 2009. Its headquarters is situated in Neuilly-sur-Seine in France. Its major shareholders are the French state (27.0%) and Dassault Aviation (25.9%).