Tag Archives: Mechanical engineering

Kryptonite’s Task And The Real Cluetrain Lesson

By | November 14, 2004

For those of you following the Kryptonite – Bic Pen story (where customers found their supposedly impregnable bike lock could be opened with a cheap plastic pen, and quickly told the world about it via their blogs, while the company pretended it wasn’t happening) — it seems the company’s return program is getting into swing. A message on… Read More »

News: Great News For Bad Parkers

By | September 2, 2003

 Japan is now seeling a car that parks itself. Reuters reports that Toyota’s new hybrid gasoline-electric Prius sedan uses electrically operated power steering and sensors that help guide the car when reversing into parking spaces. Rivals General Motors Corp and Ford Motor Co will launch their first hybrids later this year.

Hardware: Notebook Chillout

By | August 14, 2003

 A problem I keep having with my notebook is that it catches fire a lot. Well, not actually on fire, but it gets very, very hot. Here’s a possible solution: Antec’s new Notebook Cooler.     Designed to draw a continual flow of cool air across the computer’s hottest surface, Antec’s Notebook Cooler fits underneath a laptop. Its… Read More »