Daily Archives: July 24, 2012


+Audi International has revealed the refreshed 2013 R8 and along with the subtle… 2

+Audi International has revealed the refreshed 2013 R8 and along with the subtle styling changes, they have finally ditched the wretched R-Tronic automated gearbox.

Both the V8 and V10 engines are now available with either the existing 6-speed manual with its beautifully slick shift action or the new 7-speed S-Tronic. S-Tronic is Audi's nomenclature for a dual-clutch automatic gearbox.

While the R-Tronic worked well when driving hard on the track, it was absolutely ridiculous on the street at anything less than 9/10. If the R8's S-Tronic is anything like the unit in the S5 http://www.autoblog.com/2010/04/12/2010-audi-s5-cabriolet-review/ it should be a dream in this machine.

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Read it all the way through before you get too outraged

Read it all the way through before you get too outraged

Reshared post from +C.C. Chapman

Once again +Matthew Inman聽says it like only he can. I think 聽+Kevin Smith聽would be proud 馃檪

How to suck at your religion – The Oatmeal
A map showing the density of Starbucks retail stores in the U.S. 路 Why I didn’t like riding the bus as a kid 路 The Terrible C-Word 路 Cat vs Internet 路 Dear public toilets of the world 路 Why I love and…

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This is just so wrong

I hope the jury in this case sees sense and tosses all of the claims on both sides of this fight.
#boycottapple

Apple demands $2.02, plus $3.10… equals a total of $2.5 billion in Samsung damages
How big is $2.525 billion when you’re Apple? It won’t affect living standards in Cupertino, that’s for sure, but it’s evidently enough to be worth hauling a rival through the US courts. The figure is revealed in Apple’s damages claim, submitted in the run-up to its battle with Samsung in California, and is quite separate to other claims in Europe and Australia. If you’re not already sick and tired of this feud, then the sums behind that big amorp…

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My first quick drive of the precursor to the new +Ford Motor Company聽C-Max Energi… 10

My first quick drive of the precursor to the new +Ford Motor Company聽C-Max Energi back at the 2008 New York Auto Show. At the time then chief engineer Greg Frenette projected that a full production PHEV could be on sale within five years and Ford has beat that by nearly a year.聽

New York 2008: Autoblog drives the Escape Plug-In
New York 2008: Autoblog drives the Escape Plug-In Hybrid II

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Ford's first production plug-in hybrid, the 2013 C-Max Energi now has an official…

Ford's first production plug-in hybrid, the 2013 C-Max Energi now has an official price tag $33,745. Thanks to the larger lithium ion battery found in the C-Max, the Ford is eligible for an increased $3,750 federal tax credit allowing the final cost to undercut the Prius PHV with an effective price of $29,995 making it the least expensive plug-in hybrid in America.聽

The debut of the C-Max Energi comes more than 4 years after Ford first began testing a fleet of plug-in Escapes. I had a chance to drive one of those prototypes way back in March 2008聽http://green.autoblog.com/2008/03/26/abg-first-impression-ford-escape-plug-in-hybrid-w-video/

2013 Ford C-Max Energi Priced at $33,745, Cheaper Than Prius Plug-In
It鈥檚 official: not only does the 2013 Ford C-Max Energi Plug-in hybrid travel further in all-electric mode than the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in hybrid, but it will cost less too. As Ford detailed last n…

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What a concept, requiring broadcast news to tell the truth 2

What a concept, requiring broadcast news to tell the truth

Reshared post from +Alida Brandenburg

[Fox News banned in Canada because, unlike in America, it's illegal to lie on broadcast news.]

(More on that here:聽https://plus.google.com/u/0/103765013042311928518/posts/EfyQCJ9NfUt)

How in the world lying on the news is still legal here in the US is beyond me. 聽I can't see any rational reason for it. Can someone explain?

#politics

Fox News Banned From Canada 鈥 Law Forbids Lying On Broadcast News. | Skeptic Money
America’s middle class battles for its survival on the Wisconsin barricades 鈥 against various Koch Oil surrogates and the corporate toadies at Fox News 鈥 fans of enlightenment, democracy and justice c…

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