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Police to Use Hybrids as Pursuit Vehicles

New York and Los Angeles cops may be among the first to use a hybrid electric car that is specifically designed for police pursuits. The Ford Police Responder Hybrid Sedan (pic) aims to meet the twin needs of police vehicles: an occasional ... high-speed pursuit mixed in with a whole load of waiting around. A hybrid car uses both an ordinary gas engine and an electric motor. The balance of the two varies between models but one common set-up is to use the electricity when the car is starting up or driving at low speeds, where the electricity is the more efficient option. Another common feature is ... (view more)

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'Coolbarz', and 'Electric Sheep 2.7b34b'

Coolbarz Coolbarz provides you with a set of desktop toolbars on your computer for quick and easy access to the programs you most commonly use. With Coolbarz installed on your computer, every application you commonly rely on is just a single ... click away. Coolbarz was developed for Windows 7, but was also designed with previous versions of Windows in mind. It's currently in its beta stage, but works very well and is ready to use. http://www.bryntyounce.com Electric Sheep 2.7b34b Electric Sheep is a free piece of software that puts you in the middle of a collaborative abstract artwork ... (view more)

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'Back to the Future' DeLorean Car Goes Electric

If you're a big fan of the 'Back to the Future' movies, you'll be very pleased to hear that the company which produced the films' iconic vehicle, DeLorean, will soon release an electric version of the slick ride. Called the DMCEV, the car will go ... into production in 2013 and cost $90,000. The exotic DeLorean, complete with hard edges and gulf-winged doors, is undoubtedly a big part of 1980s pop culture. Featured in all three 'Back to the Future' films, the vehicle has remained a cult favorite in the years since. The DeLorean Motor Co., which is based in Humble, Texas, to this day continues to ... (view more)

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'Electric Sheep 2.7b33', and 'Skype'

Electric Sheep 2.7b33 Electric Sheep is a collaborative abstract artwork founded by Scott Draves. It's run by thousands of people all over the world, and can be installed on any ordinary PC or Mac. When these computers "sleep", computers communicate ... with each other via the Internet to share the work of creating morphing abstract animations known as "sheep". http://electricsheep.org Skype Collaborate, communicate and work smarter with colleagues, customers and clients by putting Skype to work in your business. Get Skype on your mobile and you can take Skype with ... (view more)

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New Technology Allows Ford Vehicles to Park Themselves

Hoping to turn their sagging fortunes around, Ford is set to debut a highly-anticipated technology allowing cars to parallel park themselves without driver assistance. Better yet, the entire self-parking experience is promised to be ... scratch-and-dent-free. The technology relies on ultrasonic sensors on the front and rear of the automobile, combined with electric power steering to angle and guide the vehicle into tight parking spaces. (Source: siliconvalley.com ) While the process sounds complicated, all a driver has to do is push one button and the system takes over from there. A visual or ... (view more)

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