The electric car with a 500-mile range

Going the distance: The QBEAK electric car which promises to go 500 miles before the battery needs recharging

Green, they may be. But electric cars have struggled to overcome one of the main shortfalls that put buyers off – an inferior range to their petrol-powered rivals. That may be about to change after a new electric car was unveiled that promises to go 500 miles (800km) before the battery needs recharging. This would be far more than one of the current leaders in the field, the battery/ gasoline Chevrolet Volt, which can do around 375 miles (600km) on one charge-up. The Modular Energy Carrier concept (MECc), created by three Danish companies, uses bio-methanol to bolster its battery life. Mogens Lokke, CEO of ECOmove, designers of the innovative ‘QBEAK’ car said bio-methanol was far better than diesel or gasoline because it produces substantially less carbon dioxide.” w/ photos

Rip Cord – Rip The Strip

Rip Cord is a simple improvement upon the classic roll of packaging tape. This tape has a small string running down the center of the tape. The user pulls the string to separate the tape in half. This makes opening boxes a cinch, as there is no longer a need for scissors, knives, or keys. The packaging tape dispenser has a sharp edge with which to cut the tape, this edge is shaped such that the tape is cut to provide a tab at the center. This tape makes it easy for users to locate and lift the string.”

Police Watches

Updated for 2012

RAPTOR Style
Police Watches have updated their RAPTOR style for 2012 with these statement pieces in larger-than-life orange and classic black. The rubber strap and hard-wearing face is obviously meant for the active individual or judging by the colour someone who might like to get noticed at a party with a little wrist action. Either way these are some timepieces that mean business and exactly the kind of thing to expect from the brand. What can we say? We love

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