Filed under: Motorsports, Videos Combining moving visuals - slow-motion camera shots, impossible angles, beautiful scenery and, of course, ridiculously fast rally cars - with compelling storylines is a sure-fire way to win some friends in the Autoblog offices. And that's exactly what the video you'll see below has to offer. As a teaser for a full-length documentary called Easier Said Than Done that's slated to be released on September 28th (internet release coming on October 1st), this video succeeds in whetting our appetites for the rest of the show - promising footage shot in eight countries over a period of 18 months - while leaving enough to the imagination that our ridiculously short attention spans aren't left too far behind. Check out the video below, then set a reminder in your calendar for the end of September to watch the rest.Continue reading Easier Said Than Done rally documentary trailer shivers our timbersEasier Said Than Done rally documentary trailer shivers our timbers originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 18 Jun 2013 19:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Filed under: Safety, Technology, Russia While mobile navigation for cars has evolved into a staple, in-cabin feature, motorcyclists have been stuck with paper maps and aftermarket solutions for years. A new Russian company is out to change that with a helmet that boasts integrated nav. LiveMap uses a microphone, light sensor, ear phone and micro display to convey pertinent travel information in full color that the rider can control using voice commands. The system works just like the heads up display found in modern fighter jets. The system projects directions in the center of the rider's visor rather than in the upper right hand corner as with Google Glass. The team behind the development says this actually safer since the light sensor keeps the directions transparent no matter what the time of day. It also allows the rider to stay focused on what's ahead of the bike. An integrated gyroscope and digital compass keeps the projection oriented correctly even as the user tilts his head or leans the bike. Very cool. The LiveMap helmet is supposed to offer up to a day's worth of use thanks to a pair of lithium-ion batteries, though a USB charge plug can provide extra juice when necessary. Right now, LiveMap is sourcing funding through Indiegogo. The company is looking to raise $150,000 to create a working prototype. After that, production models could cost around $2,000. That's steep, but hopefully the cost could come down over additional generations. Check out the introductory video below for more information.Continue reading LiveMap develops augmented reality motorcycle helmetLiveMap develops augmented reality motorcycle helmet originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 18 Jun 2013 17:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
By Dylan Welch and Hamid Shalizi KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan will send a team to Qatar for peace talks with the Taliban, President Hamid Karzai said on Tuesday, as the U.S.-led NATO coalition launched the final phase of the 12-year war with the last round of security transfers to Afghan forces. Karzai's announcement was the first possible step forward in the peace process, which has struggled to achieve results despite many attempts, and is likely to be applauded by his Western backers. ...
Week four of The Bachelorette brought tears, love and laughter to the 13 remaining contestants vying for Desiree's heart. See the 7 most surprising moments from the Mr. America pageant, one-on-one dates and more below. News: The Bachelorette' Week In Review: Desiree Hartsock Forgets Ben Scott's Name, Chris Harrison Is Launching a Wine Line and More Bye Bye Brad Unfortunately Brad's carnival date wasn't all fun and games as Des revealed he would not be getting the one-on-one rose. Brad seemed shocked, but we're happy Desiree didn't lead him on with his young son at home. Bachelors Show Off Their “Talent” While we’re glad the guys had fun with the Mr. America pageant, we have to admit their "talents" were quite surprising. From Chris prancing around in heels to Bryden hip thrusting, we don't even know what to think! Thankfully Zak W. came out of the woodworks with his charming song for Des. Chiseled Abs? Yes Please! Let's be honest—who doesn't want to look at eleven sets of chiseled abs? We definitely won't turn down all that eye candy! The Joys of Jame’s One-On-One Prep James won us over before the date even began as he prepped with a relaxing bubble bath and glass of wine. What else are you supposed to do when all the other contestants are gone? Everyone needs a little rest and relaxation! Shock of Hurricane Sandy Destruction Des switched up the usual luxury date for a helicopter ride with the Red Cross to see the destruction of Hurricane Sandy. Both James and Des were teary eyed after viewing the shocking remains and hearing firsthand from Jan and Manny what it was like to lose everything in the storm. The Greatest Love of All: Jan and Manny We officially have a new favorite couple on the show—Jan and Manny! How can you not love these two? From their reaction to the surprise trip to Atlantic City to their 38 year marriage, these two lovebirds stole the show in our eyes! No Love For Bryden We were a little nervous tonight as our front-runner Bryden almost went home—voluntarily! After feeling unsure about Des' feelings, Bryden was pushed over the edge being the only contestant to not receive one-on-one time during the group date. Thankfully Des reassured him at the cocktail party that she definitely she wants him around for the long hall. News: The 6 Most Shocking Moments From 'Bachelorette' Episode Three Who is your favorite so far The Bachelorette? Tell us @OKMagazine and comment in the section below with your pick! Photo credit: Courtesy of ABC
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