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  • Obama's Plan For 1 Million EVs By 2015 Might Be Impossible

    Obama's Plan For 1 Million EVs By 2015 Might Be Impossible

    There's a lot of buzz out there surrounding EVs; why shouldn't there be? So far, the mass marketed EVs: the Volt and the Leaf, with the Focus Electric and Tesla Model S on the way, are pretty exciting. The offerings seem to be pretty solid, but as of right now, the cars aren't selling in huge numbers. Adding to the gloomy forecast, a panel of experts thinks EVs are over-hyped and Obama's plan to… Read More

  • First Drive: 2012 Ford Focus, A European Car Meant For The World

    First Drive: 2012 Ford Focus, A European Car Meant For The World

    What’s the first thing you think when you hear the word “focus.” You might respond, “camera,” or “cheap car,” or “concentration,” but definitely not, “fun,” “technological,” or “practical.” This will likely change in a second because those are the words I’d use to tentatively describe this year’s… Read More

  • Why I Don’t Buy the Quora Hype

    Why I Don’t Buy the Quora Hype

    Let me start with a disclaimer: I am not writing this in my capacity as a university professor or researcher; I don’t claim to be an expert on social networking; and I will be happy to be proven wrong—I have no vested interest in the success or failure of Quora.  And given the fire I’ve already taken for tweeting an opinion that defies the Valley’s infinite wisdom, I know that this post… Read More

  • Review: Joby GorillaPod Focus With Ballhead X

    Review: Joby GorillaPod Focus With Ballhead X

    Short Version: Joby finally makes a GorillaPod capable of holding the weight of DSLR with a lens. And the Ballhead X isn’t too shabby either. The legs are a bit stiff, but that’s a good thing when you’re holding a high end video or still camera. Read More

  • Ford Charges Up With Compact Power Batteries

    Ford Charges Up With Compact Power Batteries

    Ford's 2011 Focus Electric will run on Compact Power Inc.'s lithium-ion battery, the company announced today. The batteries will initially be made in South Korea at CPI's parent company, LG Chem, with plans to start manufacturing at a new $300 million site in Holland, Mich. in 2012. The Focus Electric will be a full battery electric passenger car made at Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant, which used… Read More