Volvo Goes All-Electric

Think EVs are a passing fancy?
The folks at Volvo apparently disagree. The Chinese-owned carmaker announced ambitious plans to electrify their entire lineup by model year 2019.

Volvo is done with entirely traditional engines and exclusively gas-powered vehicles, the company announced. By 2019, Volvo group intends to offer only either fully electric or hybrid engines on all new models, making it the first automaker to commit to using only alternative drive trains. The end of the solely combustion engine-powered car did seem…

via Volvo will only make electric and hybrid cars starting in 2019 — TechCrunch

Wi-Fi Hot Tomato

Shopping for a router?
I suggest you start your quest at an unlikely place. It’s called Advanced Tomato and it’s the home of a wonderful open source firmware for routers. There are a number of open source firmware options available– DD-WRT, is probably the best known. Tomato is another, and Advanced Tomato is a sleek interface that improves the look and feel beyond OEM standards. Continue reading

Patio Style on the Cheap

With summertime comes warm temperatures, lazy days and backyard cookouts. A perfect time to spruce up the outdoor living areas with some fresh new patio furniture.

Patio Sling Chair from TargetDepending on your budget outdoor gear ranges from mild to wow— and everything in between. Trends are constantly changing and you’ll find a variety of different options, if you know where to look.

Shop Patio Living at Target.com

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Hulu Live

Following up on the latest cordcutting rage— here’s a look at Hulu’s latest offering.

Hulu officially announced the launch of its live TV streaming service this morning at its Upfront presentation in New York. The service has a robust channel lineup, cloud DVR and combines Hulu’s existing on-demand library, including its Originals, with streaming TV and on-demand content from its broadcast partners. However, a key part is the revamped,…

via Hands-on with Hulu’s new Live TV service — TechCrunch

Terrestrial Timelapse

No matter what you personally believe the cause to be— changes to the Earth’s crust are occurring. Now you can watch it happen in compressed time format. Some are rather alarming.

Planet, the global imaging company that recently acquired Google’s Terra Bella satellite imaging business, is introducing a new tool called Planet Explorer Beta that allows its users to view how its image captures of Earth from space change over time. It’s available to the public without a login, which means petty much anyone can check…

via Planet’s new Explorer Beta lets anyone time travel through geospatial images — TechCrunch