Thursday, May 29, 2008

XCOR Rocket Powered Aeroplane

What happens when you put twin 400 lb-thrust LOX-Alcohol rocket engines on the back of a LongEZ? You get EZ-ROCKET, a manned, flying rocket powered airplane that has flown under rocket power 26 times. Developed in house by XCOR Aerospace as a technology demonstrator, it is the pre-cursor to the Rocket Racer planes that are now in development. For more information visit

Local Firm to Assemble SF260 Aircraft

A local firm, Aerotech Industries, will assemble the SF260 trainer aircraft ordered by the Philippine Air Force from Alenia Aermacchi.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Jake is the Prince of Persia

Brokeback Mountain actor Jake Gyllenhaal will play Dastan in the movie version of the popular video game Prince of Persia: Sands of Time

Bus/Train Combo

Cool vehicle developed by Toyota and Hino

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Desperate Times, Desperate Measures

After a botched attempt to acquire Yahoo!, Microsoft unveiled a not-desperate-attempt-to-wrest-search-crown-from-Google plan: bribe people to use its Live Search.

The program, called Live Search Cashback, will give refunds to folks who will use the search engine to buy stuff.

Maybe they should pay people to use Vista too.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Nutcase or Visionary?

A Swiss invented a portable wing strapped with 4 small jets, and flew it over the Alps.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Globe Snags iPhone

Globe Telecoms will be the carrier to officially sell the iPhone, thanks to its affiliation with SingTel.

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Thursday, May 8, 2008

Did Ubisoft Screwed Up Assasin's Creed for Nvidia?

It seems Ubisoft will remove the DirectX 10.1 support for the upcoming PC game Assasin's Creed because it causes instabilities in DX10-only cards (read: Nvidia's, as ATI/AMD's 3000 series cards support it). Ubisoft will apparent issue a part to to remove the instability (more like appease Nvidia, if you'd ask me). This is really sad, as Creed is a very nice game (I have the PS3 version). Tsk tsk.

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