Zephyr

  • The Zephyr: The UK-built green military aircraft just flew for 2 weeks straight

    The Zephyr: The UK-built green military aircraft just flew for 2 weeks straight

    Some more aviation news for your edification. The British-built Zephyr is a solar-powered, unmanned aircraft that just flew for two weeks over the Arizona desert. That’s two straight weeks, mind you. It’s a triumph of engineering! Read More

  • Zephyr iPhone app: Pass wind


    I don’t get this app, but I’m sure the many people the makers filmed in Las Vegas understand it perfectly. Apparently you “gently compose” that is translated into wind sounds and transmitted around the world. In this way you share love, fear, and joy with millions of strangers around the world. Read More

  • Amazon Names Finalists For $100,000 Startup Challenge

    Amazon Names Finalists For $100,000 Startup Challenge

    Amazon Web Services has just named the seven finalists for this year’s $100,000 Startup Challenge. The prize will go to the most innovative startup built on Amazon’s cloud-computing infrastructure. The winner will get $50,000 in cash, $50,000 in AWS credits, and maybe even an investment from Amazon. The finalists are: Read More

  • Xbox 360 2.0 (aka Zephyr) Revealed Somewhat

    Xbox 360 2.0 (aka Zephyr) Revealed Somewhat

    Here’s a sneaky photo of the back of the rumored next version of the Xbox 360, codenamed: Zephyr. The most obvious addition is that of an HDMI port for true/easier 1080p output. It’s also rumored that Zephyr will feature a 120GB hard drive to compliment all the downloadable content available on Xbox Live and an upgraded 65nm CPU. No idea when this will be available for the… Read More