I don’t know too much about hubrids, but I do know I would like my next car to be one. With gas prices these days any source of alternative energy is welcome in my book. One of the biggest concerns when it comes to hybrids is their power, saving fuel is cool, but with no pick up what’s the point? This new hybrid from Volvo however is capable of going from 0-100 KM/H in 6.2 seconds, that would be about 60 mph for those of us in America.
Volvo’s V60 plug-in hybrid has three driving modes pure, hybrid, and power. Pure mode releasing no tail pipe emissions and having a travel distance of about 50 km or about 31 miles. With hybrids of this quality out on the market these days, being a consumer has never been better. Hopefully our options get better and more affordable as time passes. [via]Share This Infographic
It’s a situation that, at one point or another, has almost definitely happened to all of us or someone we know: you’ve lost your phone. Most people would like to think that they’re (at the very least) pretty careful with their expensive technological devices, but there are still a very large number of people who lose their phones on a daily basis.
I’ve lost my phone once or twice before and while it honestly did feel nice not to be tethered to it for a while, before too long it was kind of a pain, not just to have a big outlet of communication cut off but also to have the thing replaced.
Today’s infographic was co-created by by Lookout, which is a growing service that aids mobile customers in finding their lost smartphones. According to the company, the value of the phones that are projected to be lost in 2012 is astounding: $30 billion. $30 billion! I don’t know about most of our readers, but I could definitely use the money potentially given up by losing this convenient little device.
More information on the statistics of the lost phones can be found on the infographic below and at backgroundcheck.org.
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I love traveling. I enjoy experiencing new cities and all that they have to offer. However, I hate the process of actually getting to the new destination. I refuse to drive more than 6 hours, after that I scour the internet for a decent plan ticket deal to avoid a 6+ hour car ride.
Today’s infographic takes a look at the travel industry’s past and a look at its promising future for folks like me who demand cheap and easy comfort during long travels. According to today’s infographic, the first automated booking system was installed by American Airlines in 1946, and paired with the first Boeing 707 that was introduced in 1958; quick and convent travel was made available to American travelers.
I am forever thankful for all of the travel advances that have occurred throughout history. Even today, there are many more advances being made to ensure comfort for all travels. So let’s take full advances of the privileges that modern travels have to offer, I know I defiantly will. [via]Share This Infographic
Beer and I are currently in a love/hate relationship. There’s no doubt the beverage itself is delicious, but my senior design project involves designing a brewery, and it’s a pain. Luckily today’s infographic focuses mostly on the positive aspects of beer. Beer has been around for a long time, and there’s a simple reason: people love it. Another reason is that a long time ago, beer was safer to drink than water due to the presence of deadly bacterias in water. How fun would it be to get baptized in beer! The Egyptians are smart.
While I’m not sure I reach the average consumption of 22 gallons per year, I’ve tasted a fair number of beers just in the city of Austin. I seem to have a bias for stouts and porters, while I almost always avoid the bitter, hoppy, pale ales. Maybe the right ale for me is out there, I just haven’t found it. [via]Share This Infographic