Monday, March 24, 2014

Friday, March 21, 2014

Fast Car Friday: McLaren F1

McLaren F1: 240 mph (386 km/h), 0-60 in 3.2 secs. BMW S70/2 60 Degree V12 Engine with 627 hp, base price is $970,000. 

For more info check out the SuperCars website.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Fast Car Friday: GT9-R

9ff GT9-R: 257 mph (413 km/h), 0-60 in 2.9 secs. The 4.0 Liter flat-6 Twin-Turbo Engine with 1120 hp, comes with a base price of $695,000. 

Visit the Super Cars website here

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Tech Tuesday: HD720p IR Car Vehicle dash Camera Rotatable 270 Degree 2.5" TFT Lcd Monitor Car DVR Car Camera Road Dashboard Recorder

HD720p IR Car Vehicle dash Camera Rotatable 270 Degree 2.5" TFT Lcd Monitor Car DVR Car Camera Road Dashboard Recorder

Product Description

Technical Specifications :

IR day and night vision for recording
Recording resolution:1280*720/848*480/ 640x480 pixels
Video format:H.264
Repeat storage by section: 2/5/15 minutes or off
Power source: Built-in rechargeable battery or 12V/24V Car Charger
Supports SD/MMC card ( From 1GB up to 32GB,memory card is not included )
Microphone: can record sound
Interface: HDMI & USB2.0

Setting the functions :

Turn on the DVR and press to enter into setting interface. Menu Button. Confirm by and select by for the following setting. Press again to exit after finished.
Movie Size: Select [1280x720/848x480 /640x480pixels]
Audio Recording. :Select On or Off
Volume:From 0 to7
Motion Detect: Select On or Off
FPS. :Select10FPS/20FPS/30FPS
Recording time:select [2/5/15]minute to decide how many time will be storage per one section or Off.
Date Stamp: Select [Date &TimeStamp]or [No Stamp]
Date/Time: Setcorrect recording Dateand time.
LightFrequency: set [50/60Hz].
Restore Default:. Select[ Yes]or [No].
Version:. Show thesoftware versionNumber.

Tech Tuesday: Taxi Wars #10: Nissan e-NV200 already being adopted as Euro taxi

by Lyndon Johnson

The Nissan e-NV200 may be the new kid on the EV block, but that isn’t stopping a European taxi company from choosing to add it to its fleet.

The press release from Nissan said Amsterdam taxi company Taxi Electric will be the first private taxi company to add the little Nissan van with the Nissan LEAF’s EV powertrain to its fleet. In fact, said the release, Taxi Electric has been using the Nissan LEAF in its city transportation model since 2011. The e-NV200 will debut in Taxi Electric’s fleet this summer, according to Nissan.

Read the full article at Technology Tell.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Upcoming Events (Mar. 10 - Mar 17)

Monday March 10, 2014
Hammerstein Ballroom

Lorde knew exactly what she was doing when she named her debut album “Pure Heroine,” the sort of pun that conflates Katniss Everdeen (the movie version) at her most plucky with Kate Moss at her most chic and maybe Courtney Love at her most shameless. The precocious Kiwi chanteuse has cultivated her image to simultaneously exhibit the three stages of White Girl Disaffection: warm-hearted rebellion, open-eyed ennui, and cloying attention seeking. That she backs this up with excellent lyrics, vocals, and productions that owe more to trap music than they do to teen-pop, alternative, or Celebrity Skinglam is a rousing example that postmodernity, despite its supposed rejection of Grand Narratives for fragmented cultural cliffhangers, still has some really amazing stories to tell. Lorde is definitely savvier than her years.

— By Winston Groman
Price: $42.50-$55

Tuesday March 11, 2014
Chris Speed Trio
The Stone

The saxophonist/clarinetist launches a six-day residence at John Zorn's no-frills bunker with two evenings celebrating the release of Really OK by his excellent trio with bassist Chris Tordini and drummer Dave King (Happy Apple, the Bad Plus). Promising nights ahead include Human Feel with special guest Mary Halvorson on Thursday and the Clarinets on Friday, with Oscar Noriega and Anthony Burr joining Speed on their respective licorice sticks.

— By Richard Gehr

Price: $15

Wednesday March 12, 2014
Juicy J
Irving Plaza

One look at Juicy J's Twitter page shows the Memphis rapper/producer is up to no good these days. Ridden with #NeverSober hashtags and 140 character accounts of fans getting kicked out of shows, followers are offered virtual proof that the Never Sober Tour is fully TURNT UP. Joined by up-and-comer Travi$ Scott and Juicy's older brother Project Pat, J's touring in support of Stay Trippy, his third solo album, released last summer via Wiz Khalifa's Taylor Gang label. If you're not a weed head or a college chick and you're not already tapped into Southern hip-hop, do your homework by going to and playing "Stay Trippy," a game that requires you to fling stacks of "Strippy Cash" and sling gallons of paint at four strippers as they greasily struggle to stay on their poles. It's wildly inappropriate and mildly entertaining — nowhere near as juicy as a live show — but if you stick around long enough you'll unlock 17 songs on a music player and receive a message reading, "Shit son! You racked up $107,250 at the Strippy Club! Juicy J is Proud of You."

— By Erin Manning

Price: $35

Thursday March 13, 2014

"The Eve of Porn: Linda Lovelace
Museum of Sex

When Deep Throat was released in 1972, it attracted celebrities, such as Jackie O and Jack Nicholson, to screenings, and the movie’s star, Linda Lovelace, quickly rose from little-known porn actress to household name. The following year, photographer Milton H. Greene, best known for the “Black Sitting” of Marilyn Monroe, arranged a photo shoot with Lovelace. Never before exhibited, his artistic photos of the porn pioneer are the highlight of the Museum of Sex’s exhibition “The Eve of Porn: Linda Lovelace,” which also includes various artifacts and early pornographic photos taken of her with her husband and manager, Chuck Traynor, whom Lovelace later accused of coercing her into porn and prostitution in her 1980 memoir, Ordeal.

— By Angela Ashman

Price: $15-$18

Friday March 14, 2014

Rendez-Vous with French Cinema
IFC Center 

France invades NYC with the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s 19th annual, eclectic-as-ever showcase of contemporary Gallic cinema, this year sprawling uptown (Walter Reade Theater), downtown (IFC Center), and in Brooklyn (BAMcinématek). The Rendez-Vous with French Cinema series kicks off with Emmanuelle Bercot’s buoyant road-trip drama On My Way (with an in-person appearance by its immortal, César-nominated star Catherine Deneuve) and closes with Bertrand Tavernier’s savvy political comedy The French Minister. Highly recommended are Rebecca Zlotowski’s Grand Central — in which Blue Is the Warmest Color star Léa Seydoux is adulterously hetero-over-heels for nuclear plant laborer Tahar Rahim (A Prophet) — as well as new work from veteran auteurs François Ozon (Young and Beautiful), Michel Gondry (Mood Indigo), and Serge Bozon (Tip Top).

— By Angela Ashman

Price: various prices

For all other events check out the Village Voice.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

BMW Films "Chosen"

The Driver is carrying an East Asian child who has been chosen for a strange rite. He must drive him through a dark night in the city to get to a monk's house, while eluding several U.S. cars out to get the child.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Tech Tuesday: ARRIS/Motorola SurfBoard

ARRIS / Motorola SurfBoard SB6141 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem - Retail Packaging - White

The Motorola SB6141 SURFboard DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem provides you with an economic option for ultra-broadband services, with eight times the current maximum user data throughput approximating over 300 Mbps in DOCSIS and 400 Mbps in EuroDOCSIS mode*. You don't even need the hybrid fiber coax (HFC) plant upgrade. Maximizing your current Internet setup, the SB6141 can be deployed without service interruption. Backwards-compatible to DOCSIS 1.0, 1.1 and 2.0, the SB6141 also supports both IPv4 and IPv6, Advanced Encryption Services, and all other DOCSIS 3.0 standards. As part of Motorola DOCSIS 3.0 Ultra-Broadband family of products, the SB6141 tuner has flexibility of two individual capture bandwidth groups, each 96 MHZ.

Volvo, Apple make official their tie-up in CarPlay effort

Perhaps furthering the stereotype about Volvo drivers being Mac users, Volvo and Apple have formally announced their collaboration on an iOS-based car infotainment interface known as CarPlay. We told you we’d be back with this information as it broke.

The official press release from Volvo said the tie-up will bring Volvo drivers all the services and features with which iPad,iPod, and iPhone users are familiar.

Volvo Cars President and CEO Håkan Samuelsson said, “Apple’s clean and intuitive user interface is a perfect match with Volvo’s Scandinavian Design approach and our focus on fluid functionality.”

Read the full article here.

Monday, March 3, 2014

New York City Taxicab

This information is directly from the Taxi & Limousine Commission Website.
In the next coming weeks I'll begin writing information on each vehicle for comparison purposes. 

The following vehicles are currently approved for use as a New York City Taxicab
2014-Nissan NV 200 Taxi
2014- Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid
2014- Nissan Altima
2014- Toyota Camry
2014- Toyota Highlander
2014- Toyota Prius V
2014- Toyota Sienna Accessible (Mobility Works)
2014- Dodge Grand Caravan Accessible (Mobility Works)
2014- Toyota Sienna Accessible (BraunAbility)
2014- Toyota Sienna Accessible (Freedom Motors)
2014- Dodge Grand Caravan Accessible (BraunAbility)
2014- Ford C-Max
2014- Ford Taurus (FWD)
2014- Ford Fusion Hybrid
2014- Chevy Impala 2.5 Liter Engine

2013- Ford C-Max
2013- Ford Transit Connect
2013- Lexus Rx 450H
2013- Nissan Altima
2013- Toyota Avalon Hybrid
2013- Toyota Camry
2013- Toyota Prius
2013- Toyota Highlander
2013- Toyota Sienna Accessible (Mobility Works/ Freedom Motors)
2013- Toyota Sienna Accessible (BraunAbility)
2013- MV1 Accessible
2013- Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Sedan

2012- Ford Fusion
2012- Ford Escape
2012-Ford Taurus FWD (Only)
2012- Ford Transit Connect
2012- Lincoln MKZ
2012- Nissan Altima
2012- Toyota Camry
2012- Toyota Highlander
2012- Toyota Prius V
2012- Hyundai Sonata
2012- Volkswagen Jetta TDI Sedan
2012- Volkswagen Golf 2.5L TDI Sedan
2012- Mercedes Benz E350 BlueTec
2012- Toyota Sienna Accessible (Viewpoint Mobility)
2012- Toyota Sienna Accessible (Freedom Motors)
2012- Toyota Sienna Accessible (Mobility Works)
2012- MV1 Accessible
2012- Ford Transit Connect Accessible

The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission will endorse additional vehicles on the market when new vehicles become available and conform to TLC rules and regulations.  These updates will be available on this website.  If you have any questions about a vehicle or retirement issue, please call the TLC hack site at (718) 267-4501.

Important Disclaimer

The TLC’s listing of “vehicles in use” or "approved" vehicle models is for informational purposes only, and no warranty is made or may be inferred that the lists are accurate.  Vehicles presented for hack-up must comply with our rules regardless of whether they are on our “vehicles in use” or "approved" lists.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Upcoming Events (Mar. 2 - Mar.9)

Sunday March 2, 2014

Nuclear Cowboyz
2:00 p.m. @ Izod Center

Nuclear Cowboyz is the greatest, high octane-fueled entertainment freestyle motocross touring production on the planet. It is the legend of two powerful freestyle motocross tribes whose survival in their futuristic world is told through an action-packed narrative of fearless freestyle aerial feats, gravity defying stunts, wild acrobatics and pyrotechnics fueled by an energizing soundtrack. 

Monday March 3, 2014

Mysteries of the Unseen World
American Museum of Natural History

If science wants to stop getting run out of Real America on a rail, maybe it should stop reminding everyone of facts like this one: There are more organisms teeming on your body at this moment than there are people on earth. That point is made scarily well in Mysteries of the Unseen World, a marvelous look-at-those-micro-beasts freak-out screening every day at the American Museum of Natural History. It’s the museum’s first 3-D digital protection, and its big-screen parade of the teensiest life is a perception-widener: Relish the flutter of butterfly wings slowed way down, and tremble before those fanged cat fleas blown way up. Director Louie Schwartzberg laces the itch-inducing wonders with up-to-this-month science — it’s so arresting it might even win ’em over in Creationism Country.

— By Alan Scherstuhl
Price: $16/$27

Tuesday March 4, 2014

SchoolBoy Q

Best Buy Theater @ 8:00p.m.

Schoolboy Q hasn’t released an album in two years, but those two years have been the biggest of his career regardless. As 2012 ended, the A$AP Rocky–featuring “Hands on the Wheel” gave the L.A. rapper his first spins on New York radio. The following year, his “Collard Greens” and “Man of the Year” both became national hits, and his Macklemore collaboration, “White Walls,” exposed his raspy flow and dense, conflicted lyrics to an entirely new audience. Tonight, following the release of his long-awaited new LP, Oxymoron, said to be even darker than past affairs, he plays the Best Buy Theater with Tennessee’s Isaiah Rashad and Vince Staples, another Californian.

— By Nick Murray

Price: $30–$35

Wednesday March 5, 2014

Austin Mahone
Hammerstein Ballroom

Austin Mahone is an American pop singer. Mahone was chosen as one of the opening acts of Taylor Swift's Red Tour. He is currently signed to Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records and Republic Records

Thursday Wednesday March 6, 2014

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
Walter Kerr Theatre

Any chance to see Tony–winner Jefferson Mays (I Am My Own Wife, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man) on the boards is not to be missed, but his role in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder should be a treat eight times over. In this story, gentleman Monty (played by Bryce Pinkham) has learned he belongs to a noble family and could become the next Earl of Highhurst, except for one big problem: There are eight relatives ahead of him in line for the title. Mays plays all of the heirs as they meet their untimely deaths. Darko Tresnjak directs Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak’s musical comedy.

— By Angela Ashman

Price: $50-$147

For more events this week visit the Village Voice.

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