Category Archives: cool

Hack the planet automobile?

I’ve been complaining to the wife that her car’s infotainment system is behind the curve a bit. This is an attempt to help spread the word about Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), and perhaps aid the open-source automotive community a bit. Here’s an excerpt from an article posted on wired:

The major roadblock to the rapid adoption of technology in cars has always been vehicles’ long production cycles. But automakers are also guilty of hampering wide-scale innovation with their proprietary approach to infotainment systems and software, while dragging their feet on a collaborative, open source solution that would benefit consumers and car tech overall.

Read the full post here.

Quantum Levitation – bring on hoverboards!

This is pretty flippin’ sweet – when I saw the video the first thing I thought of was Back to the Future II and hoverboards! Anyway, this is a nice jolt of science catching up to science fiction in my opinion although something tells me we won’t see commercial applications for some time.