Friday, September 21, 2012

Ford SVT Raptor, Great Tri Truck

It is always great to see other companies put trucks through their paces, real world stuff. What would be nice is how "real" people use their truck. Hauling people, cargo and tow. Bikes, racks, rocks, what happens over time, do they stand up. Pushing, pulling, snow and stumps, rocks and tree.

 Now we all know that the pickup has evolved, not really doing pickup duties anymore, more guys who want to think they are doing something manly, but have a yard service and snow removal. Also the price has jumped from the 20k to roughly over 50 if you want to haul a family of 4. 

So what car would win, in real world test. I know around me 4wheeling is a past time, maybe getting a good snow and using the system but for the most part most trucks have turned into a guys version of the mini van.

That being said if you want the best truck watch below..

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Contour 2 review: the best consumer helmet camera on the market -- Engadget

Contour 2 review: the best consumer helmet camera on the market -- Engadget

  • Contour+ helmet cam goes official, bringing 1080p video with wider viewing angle

  • Contour+ vs. GoPro HD Hero2: through the desert and into the skies

  • Contour's new mount, watersports kits help bring its cameras with you in the water, snow or dirt

  • Connectivity with the Contour line mostly happens courtesy of the same old Storyteller software, which remains little changed from before -- that is to say, it's kind of clunky and sluggish. But it's thankfully been granted some additional functionality that makes it rather more usable, especially on the sharing side.
    Before, if you wanted to share your Contour footage and include the GPS metadata -- map, altitude, speed and such -- you had to use a proprietary embed. You couldn't bake it right into the video itself. That changes with the +2. The new version of the software will let you add an overlay to the video showing the map, altitude and speed -- or, if you'd like to hide any of those figures, you can. You can choose which corner of the video contains the overlay and then push it straight to YouTube, if you like. You can also get a GPX export of the coordinates recorded by the camera, which can then be fed straight into any of a number of tracking applications, like Strava or Endomondo.
    The mobile apps have also been updated. Well, the iOS app has been updated -- the Android version will get a fix soon, we're told. With the iOS app you can still use it as a remote viewfinder, connecting over Bluetooth and getting a live stream of the footage to help you get the camera perfectly aligned. Now, though, you can start and stop the footage remotely. So, if you've mounted the camera somewhere out of reach, like the roof of your car, you can start or stop it without having to release your racing harness. (Or, you could just ask a member of your pit crew to do it for you.)