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Archive for "October 2012"

Carmakers take fresh look at hydrogen

October 18, 2012

4:53PM EDT October 2. 2012 – Just when it looked like the “hydrogen highway” had taken a permanent detour, automakers are once again feeling lighter than air about prospects for the fuel. Nissan became the latest last week to say it is ready to mass-produce cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells. Honda, Toyota and Hyundai say […]

Zeebox looks to amp up TV experience

October 17, 2012

A new player is looking to amp up the interactive TV-watching experience for U.S. audiences. Zeebox, which already has a TV app used by 1.5 million in the U.K., launches today in the USA. Cable giant Comcast has invested an undisclosed amount. Available for Android and Apple devices and Web browsers, the free app blends […]

McDonald’s asks, TV with those french fries?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The question of the moment at 700 pioneering McDonald’s restaurants: You want TV with those fries? Not just any television, but the custom-made M Channel, formulated and tested with the same attention to detail that made Big Macs and Chicken McNuggets cultural icons. The channel’s aim is to offer exclusive content […]

Tebow in steamy Vogue photo shoot

October 16, 2012

Tim Tebow appears shirtless and in need of a tow truck in aprovocative Vogue spread shot by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz. In one picture, the New York Jets backup quarterback and Wildcat threat is shown wheeling a gigantic tire through a rocky ravine. Tebow is profiled in the October issue of the magazine by Taylor Antrim. The headline […]

New ads about relationships, not cars

In a break from hawking horsepower and leather upholstery, automakers are now trying to show customers they want to be their friend as well. Honda and and Volkswagen both are unveiling emotional ad campaigns this week that emphasize relationships — how well they know you, their owners, and your needs and foibles. Both play down […]

Los Angeles’ best NFL hope, AEG, up for sale

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anschutz Entertainment Group, the owner of Staples Center and the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, and the top contender to build a stadium and bring the NFL back to Los Angeles, is up for sale, its parent company said Tuesday. The Denver-based Anschutz Co. said in a statement that it is “commencing […]

Doritos goes Hollywood in Super Bowl promo

October 8, 2012

The next Transformers movie could have an unlikely film credit: yours. Doritos, the Frito-Lay brand that has embraced the Super Bowl as the salty snack’s sweet spot for consumer-generated commercials, on Wednesday will announce plans to seriously boost the booty in its seventh annual Crash the Super Bowl contest. Doritos will link up with one of Hollywood’s […]

Communities collaborate on solar projects

The research engineer teaches a course on renewable energy at the University of Minnesota. He had already cut back on his energy use and converted his home to LED lights. Then Schmidt heard about a community solar project his utility company, the Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association, is building. Instead of spending around $40,000 to install […]