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VTOL hybrid flying car promises the skies

The flying-car designers at Terrafugia may be behind schedule getting their first commercial model off the ground, but they're already talking up their next big idea: a four-person hybrid car with tilting engines that allow for vertical takeoff and landing, which could be in production by 2025. Terrafuiga TF-X VTOL flying car …
Iain Thomson, 06 May 2013
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Terrafugia flies first prototype: Flying cars 'within a year'

The much-delayed street-legal flying car from US firm Terrafugia has passed another milestone on its long road to mass production: a successful flight from an airport. Terrafugia's flying car It's not too pretty. But it can fly... The Transition carplane prototype passed its initial drive and conversion test before taking off …
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Revealed at last: Universe's intergalactic dark matter skeleton

Higgs, Schmiggs... When that infinitesimal speck was sucking up all the journalistic oxygen on Independence Day, another momentous scientific discovery was also being announced: the first observation of filaments of dark matter, the stuff that forms the "skeleton" of our universe. Invisible, inexplicable dark matter makes up the …
Rik Myslewski, 06 Jul 2012
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Curiosity photographs evidence of ancient streams on Mars

NASA has announced that the Curiosity rover has found evidence of a fast-moving stream that once flowed over the Martian surface. "From the size of gravels it carried, we can interpret the water was moving about 3 feet per second, with a depth somewhere between ankle and hip deep," said Curiosity science co-investigator William …
Iain Thomson, 27 Sep 2012

Infineon boss heads for door

The chief executive of Infineon, Dr Wolfgang Ziebart, has resigned from the company because of an inability to agree strategy with the company's board of directors. Infineon's chairman Max Dietrich Kley thanked Ziebart for his work. Kley said: "We would like to thank Mr. Ziebart for his efforts and merits. He took over the …
John Oates, 27 May 2008
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VMware inhales SlideRocket for its cloudy presentationware

Server-virtualization juggernaut and cloudy-infrastructure wannabe VMware has snapped up another component that it believes will lead it to cloud domination: SlideRocket. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. SlideRocket was founded in 2007 and burst out of stealth mode in October 2008, delivering its Internet-based …
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World's only real flying car in price hikes, further delays

The firm behind the world's most plausible near-future flying car has pushed back delivery dates again, and suggested that vehicles may wind up costing substantially more than had been planned. The Terrafugia Transition flies Now it needs to get off the ground commercially Terrafugia Inc, engaged in developing the Transition …
Lewis Page, 09 Sep 2010

Ferrari-totalling ex-Gizmondo boss out of jail

Stefan 'Fat Steffe' Eriksson, the former boss of bankrupt videogame gadget outfit Gizmondo, is set to be booted out of the US having served his time in the Big House. Swedish newspapers say Eriksson has been released early and is waiting at a deportation centre outside Los Angeles to be put on a flight home. The US Swedish …
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World's first proper flying car makes debut flight

The Terrafugia Transition "roadable aircraft" - the nearest thing to a flying car yet built - has made its first test flight. Terrafugia says that the flight took place on March 5, and will hold a media briefing at 1430 UK time. Meanwhile pictures of the flight are available on the company's website. The Terrafugia Transition …
Lewis Page, 18 Mar 2009
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Ex-Gizmondo exec arrested in California

Malibu police arrested former Gizmondo executive Stefan Eriksson this weekend almost two months after his $1m red Ferrari Enzo was totalled in a smash on the Pacific Coast Highway. Two other sportscars, including a second black Enzo, were taken from his home and impounded. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department yesterday said …
Tony Smith, 10 Apr 2006
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Transition flying car into 'beta test': Deliveries from 2011

The makers of the Terrafugia Transition - the closest thing to a flying car yet built - say that flight testing of the initial "proof of concept" vehicle is now complete, and that the Transition has been shown to be a viable proposition. Terrafugia will now build a "beta test prototype", incorporating lessons learned by the …
Lewis Page, 04 Jun 2009
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Google: Servers are DIMM witted

The heat and stress testing of computer components in the lab does not necessarily bear out how components will behave in the field, according to a study done by Google. When you are Google, and you have millions of server nodes in production using a mix of different technology, you can actually study component failures with a …
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Ex-Gizmondo exec court hearing ends in mistrial

Former Gizmondo executive Stefan Eriksson, 44, faces yet more time in a US courtroom after a judge ruled the action against him was a mistrial. The verdict, announced on Friday, followed the jury's inability to reach a unanimous verdict. Los Angeles Country prosecutors had brought two counts of grand theft - covering, …
Hard Reg, 06 Nov 2006
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Ex-Gizmondo exec on trial for Ferrari theft

A Swedish former executive of Gizmondo, the crash and burn handheld games firm, was in a Los Angeles court today, standing trial for drunken driving, car theft and embezzlement. Eriksson's crashed Ferrari Bo Stefan Eriksson's world came crashing down on 21 February, one month after Gizmondo went bust with $200m debts, when he …
Drew Cullen, 19 Oct 2006
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Amiga to choose MIPS claims rival

Wolf Dietrich, head of Amiga upgrade developer Phase 5, yesterday revealed some intriguing evidence that Amiga, Inc. has chosen MIPS as the basis for its upcoming Linux 'multimedia convergence computer'. Dietrich's case centres on the similarity between Amiga's work and graphics specialist ATI's set-top box reference design …
Tony Smith, 23 Jul 1999
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Infineon cops unexpected loss

Europe's second-largest chipmaker, Infineon, has posted an unexpected loss after making provisions for a US anti-trust lawsuit that targets memory chip makers. The Munich-based company said that in its fiscal third quarter, its net loss came to €56m, or €0.08 a share, compared to €116m, or €0.16 a share, in the same period a …
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Transition roadable-plane/flyable-car prototype on show

A prototype of the Terrafugia Transition - the folding-winged, road-drivable light aeroplane, perhaps the vehicle closest in the world to being a flying car - was revealed to the general public at an air show in America yesterday. The designers say they are on track for first flights and road-safety testing by the end of the …
Lewis Page, 29 Jul 2008

Gun clip found near ex-Gizmondo exec's crashed Ferrari

US police have found a gun magazine near the site of a crash that totalled a $1m Ferrari Enzo in which former Gizmondo executive Stefan Eriksson was riding. Local law enforcement officials believe the clip is connected with the smash, the Los Angeles Times reported this week. The crash took place at dawn on Tuesday, 21 February …
Tony Smith, 02 Mar 2006
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Montavista claims real time support for Linux mobile

In the cellphone world, Linux has been caught uncomfortably between two worlds. It is not as high level as SymbianOS or Windows Mobile, requiring significant work by handset makers to provide a full application downloading platform; but it lacks the full real time support of the proprietary, native cellphone operating systems. …
Wireless Watch, 18 Oct 2004

Ex-Gizmondo exec walks from wreckage - of $1m Ferrari

Former Gizmondo Europe executive Stefan Eriksson was this week involved in a car crash that shredded in his million-dollar Ferrari Enzo. Eriksson, who told police he was not the driver of the vehicle, walked away from the impact with cuts and bruises. ferrari enzo crash The accident took place on State Highway 1 in Malibu, …
Tony Smith, 23 Feb 2006
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Infineon hires CEO from tyre maker

Infineon has confirmed that it has chosen one Wolfgang Ziebart to run the company in place of ex-CEO Ulrich Schumacher, who quit the memory maker abruptly last March. Ziebart is currently deputy chairman at tyre maker Continental, but he does have some connections with the chip business courtesy of his work with the company's …
Tony Smith, 11 May 2004
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Infineon shortlists two CEO candidates

Infineon has narrowed its CEO shortlist to just two names, the memory maker's interim chief revealed after announcing the company's Q2 results. Acting CEO Max Dietrich Kley said the board's decision as to which of the two will succeed Ulrich Schumacher who abruptly quit the company last month, could come as early as July or as …
Tony Smith, 22 Apr 2004
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Schumacher quits Infineon

Infineon CEO Ulrich Schumacher has quit the company. No reason has been given for the abrupt departure. Fast it certainly was. Schumacher resigned yesterday with immediate effect during a board meeting. The board accepted his resignation straight away. Board chairman Max Dietrich Kley will replace Schumacher for a year or …
Tony Smith, 26 Mar 2004
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Amiga chip choice confusion continues

So what the heck is Amiga's choice of chip for the company's next generation hardware platform? Last week at the World of Amiga (WOA) show, held in London, a videocast of a speech by Amiga president Jim Collas contained comments from Linus Torvalds, creator of Linux, the open source operating system that will now form the basis …
Tony Smith, 30 Jul 1999
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Fairly realistic flying car offered for 2009 delivery

One of our favourite notions here at Vulture Central is that of the flying car. Ideally this would be a true sci-fi-style job, backed up by an equally puissant automated air-traffic infrastructure. In such a machine you could simply jump into your car outside your house, quietly lift off vertically, fly somewhere even in bad …
Lewis Page, 10 Oct 2007
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AOL's email tax row goes intergalactic

The wide-ranging coalition that objects to a tax on sending email has a new, and unexpected opponent. One that mere earthlings dare engage at their peril. It's former "Net Queen", space cadet, and Register reader favorite Esther Dyson, whose latest transmission has been captured, decoded and published by the New York Times. …
Andrew Orlowski, 22 Mar 2006
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QNX, Phase 5 to bring Neutrino OS to upgraded Amigas

QNX Software Systems today cocked a snoot at Amiga by announcing a tie-in with German hardware developer Phase 5 to port the QNX OS to Phase 5's PowerUP PowerPC-based Amiga upgrade cards, as predicted here Phase 5 also announced its upcoming multi-CPU PowerPC-based AmiRage K2 system, which will run QNX. QNX CTO Dan Dodge …
Tony Smith, 22 Jul 1999
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Presenting the inaugural Vulture Central Hall of Lame™

It was the Greek dramatist Sophocles who once wrote: "A short saying often contains much wisdom." And Marlene Dietrich said: "I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognised wiser than oneself." Hmmm. What guff. Here at Vulture Central we …
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Phoenix pledges to lift Amiga from ashes

Some of the best-known names in the Amiga community have banded together to wrest control of the platform's destiny away from its official sponsor, Amiga Inc. The Phoenix Platform Consortium (initials 'PPC', you'll note...) will "assume responsibility for aid and recommendation for reference platforms for the Amiga users who …
Tony Smith, 14 Sep 1999