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Yet another eye-catching supercar will make its world debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) in the form of the BRABUS BULLIT – a 720 hp (537 kW), 224 mph (360 kmh) automobile based on the new Mercedes C-Class that features the BRABUS SV12 S Biturbo displacement engine originally designed for the car that claimed the title of the world's fastest sedan in 2006, the BRABUS ROCKET. And the impressive numbers don’t stop there – the car achieves 0 - 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.9 seconds, reaches 200 km/h (124 mph) after just 10.49 seconds and breaks 300-km/h (186 mph) in 24.5 seconds.  Read More

Alienware High-Definition 4 terabyte media server

Media servers are set to become an essential item in 21st century households and like all things associated with digital storage, the bigger the better. Last week Gizmag featured the 500GB Sony Home Entertainment Server, and now news of a new HD Media Server from Alienware that comes with up to four terabytes of hot-swappable hard drive storage.  Read More

FinePoint digital pen system

InPlay Technologies has announced an upgrade to its digital pen input technology for tablet PCs. The FinePoint MPD-9xx uses RF technology in the digital pen (versus the analog pen used with many pen computing systems) and electromagnetic technology in the grid which according to InPlay, delivers enhanced accuracy for charting pen tip status, sensitivity and position.  Read More

Virtual reality showcase

Second Life hosts 7000 businesses and boasts a GDP of $64 million (as of September 2006) and with estimates of this year's GDP running as high as $600 million, it's no surprise that the corporate world is making its presence felt. The latest foray by car manufacturer Peugeot, will see the company presenting a virtual showcase of its new 308 RC Z concept car on September 11.  Read More

Chrysler's new Jeep Cherokee will launch in the UK in May 2008.

Chrysler Group will use the Frankfurt IAA Motor Show to launch four new models into the UK market for 2008. Europe will get its first look at the new Grand Voyager, Sebring Cabrio and Dodge Journey next week, as well as the all-new flagship Jeep Cherokee.  Read More

Advanced Amateur Model with vertical grip

Sony has only been in the digital SLR space for just on twelve months but today announced an impressive new addition to the Alpha digital SLR system in the form of the DSLR-A700. The A700 packs a 12.2-megapixel CMOS sensor, shutter speeds of up to 1/8,000th of a second and HDMI output for connection to HDTV along with a fast, newly developed auto-focus system and an optional vertical camera grip.  Read More

Australian Design Awards now open to professional designs

The 2008 Australian International Design Awards are now calling for entrants, and for the first time, professionally designed products will be eligible. After discovering such varied ideas as the electric violin, retractable umbrella, convertible high heels and the waiting room chair that converts into a hospital bed, it will be fascinating to see what will come in under the new eligibility criteria.  Read More

Weibel Precision Projector Lift

Rising projector sales on the back of lower prices and constantly improving technology has seen increasing numbers of consumers bringing the big screen feel into their homes. But when it’s not offering a visual feast, a projector can be a bit of an eyesore. The Weibel Precision Projector Lift is designed to address one of the issues that arises when trying to solve this problem - build depth - by requiring only 15 centimeters of space to be built into the ceiling.  Read More

The world's smallest 1.8 inch HDD - 160 GB

With hard disk capacity accelerating faster than Moore’s Law for computer chips, Toshiba nudged ahead of Hitachi today when it announced the commercialization of the world’s largest 1.8-inch hard disk drive. Dubbed the MK1626GCB, the device offers a storage capacity of 160GB, and Toshiba has started to shipping samples. The disk is clearly destined to end up inside the next generation of consumer electronics requiring high capacity storage in a small form-factor – notebooks, personal media players, and high def digital video cameras.  Read More

New Porsche Cayenne GTS showcases on-road dynamics

A new version of the Porsche Cayenne GTS, which makes its world debut at the IAA Auto Show in Frankfurt, Germany, on September 11, features a specially developed chassis: it is the first Cayenne to offer the electronically-controlled damping system, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), with steel springs. This combination, which also lowers the Cayenne by 24mm, was previously reserved exclusively for Porsche sports cars. The car boasts an enhanced version of the direct fuel injection (DFI) 4.8-litre V8 petrol engine. The engine in the Cayenne GTS yields 405bhp (298 kW) at 6,500rpm – 20bhp more than in the Cayenne S.  Read More

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