Will 2020 be the year electric vehicles go mainstream?
There are some important signs that seem to indicate that may be true.
Electric vehicles have been helping Americans get around for more than a hundred years. At the start of the 20th century, a third of the vehicles on the road were battery powered. Continue reading “2020: Year of the EV?”
Piaggio is best known as the chic Italian company that builds scooters like the Vespa. An offshoot of this company, Piaggio Fast Forward, has been working on a somewhat different kind of two-wheeled motorized vehicle: a robot known as Gita that follows you around and carries your stuff. Science fiction is about to become a reality when the Gita goes on sale next month.
The collection includes BB-8, C-3PO and R2-D2 cocottes ($30 each or $90 for the set) and Death Star and Millennium Falcon trivets ($20each). Williams Sonoma doesn’t have pre-orders available for the $900 Tattooine Dutch oven, unfortunately, but Le Creuset’s only offering four of those in the US, so it’ll likely sell those directly.
Growing your own food is one of life’s great pleasures—plus it’s good for you and for the environment. But in increasingly tight, urban homes, we don’t all have room for gardens. And hydroponic systems, as appealing as they may be, often appear to be a whole lot of hardware for only a bit of actual green. Some fresh arugula would be nice for dinner, but who wants giant plastic box taking up half their kitchen to get a few leaves?