There’s a lot to be said for getting away from it all, and with today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Tundra you ought to be able to get away and back again no matter where away is. Let’s see if that rugged nature aligns with its urbane price tag. With Ford going all-in on trucks crossovers and SUVs here in the U.S., it’s interesting to note that about half their current lineup of those models—the Transit, Transit Connect, and Ecosport—were originally designed with other markets in mind. Ford’s former full-size van, the long-running Econoline, went away with the Transit’s introduction in 2013, while the Transit Connect filled a void left by the elimination of the original Ranger pickup and, years earlier, the Aerostar minivan. Advertisement We looked at a very sweet seeming 1997 Aerostar XLT AWD on Friday and boy did it bring back the memories. It seems that a lot of you grew up with an Aerostar in the family, and while some had less than … [Read more...] about At $26,000, Is This 2010 Toyota Tundra Camper Totally Over The Top?
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Today companies like Microsoft and Sony aren't just trying to sell you the video game console of the future, they're trying to sell you the living room of the future, a central hub that connects you to your family and your family to the world. But our expectations for what tech should be included in the living room of tomorrow have evolved dramatically over the past century. From newspapers delivered by radio in the 1930s to the internet-connected TVs of the 1990s, today we have a brief history of the living room of the future. Advertisement Home Movies, TV, and Newspaper by Radio At the 1939 New York World's Fair, the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) showed off its "Living Room of Tomorrow." Television was still very much an experimental technology, but it was an enormous hit at the Fair, where Depression-weary visitors couldn't get enough tech-utopianism. RCA's display put TV front and center in their living room of tomorrow—even if the screen was absolutely tiny. It … [Read more...] about A Brief History of Tomorrow’s High-Tech Living Room
The nominees for the Hugo Awards are here, honoring the best in 2018's comics, movies, TV shows, and other works. We’ve got some staples in genre fiction, like Black Panther and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, along with a few surprises—including the first time in Hugo history that a YouTube essay series The World Science Fiction Society announced the full list of Hugo finalists on Tuesday. Voting is underway, and the winners will be announced at this year’s awards in Dublin, Ireland on August 18. Iconic TV episodes like The Good Place’s “Jeremy Bearimy” and The Expanse’s “Abaddon’s Gate” are on the list—along with two selections from Jodie Whittaker’s debut season in Doctor Who, “Rosa” and “Demons of the Punjab.” Plus, io9 co-founders Annalee Newitz and Charlie Jane Anders were nominated for their podcast, Our Opinions Are Correct. Advertisement There are also two interesting … [Read more...] about Doctor Who,