Elon Musk, the guy leading the company that proved electric cars could be cool as hell, just won the 2010 Automotive Executive of the Year Innovator Award. He snagged the prize for what the judges called “his enlightened vision for the automotive industry’s future.”
As the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, winds down, we take one last look at the most interesting — and oddball — things that cellphone companies are touting on the floor of this big wireless trade show.
Withholding online coverage to get people glued to the tube during prime time appears to be working for NBC, at least when the Americans win lots of medals. Olympics watchers are pissed, but the network seems to be grabbing the eyeballs.
The Slingbox 3G iPhone app hits the iTunes store, and it rocks. How about on-demand access to live TV in your pocket and to whatever you've recorded on your DVR at home for no monthly fee? We know, it's been done on other handsets, but hey, this is big for some of us.
Surveillance cameras catch suspicious activities of 11 people in the hours before Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, a Hamas official, is killed in a Dubai hotel. Members of the alleged assassination team arrive in Dubai with European passports, meet clandestinely, move in and out of hotels and don disguises.
Quick! Before the guys in the gas masks show up to shut things down! Leave a comment for your chance to win an unlocked Nokia E72 mobile phone, courtesy of Overture Films. The Crazies, a remake of George A. Romero's 1973 movie, opens Feb. 26.