Last week, the nation of Portugal achieved something remarkable. For 107 hours—about four days—the country ran on nothing but wind, solar and hydro power.
You might have heard of Madeira, an archipelago in the North Atlantic ocean that’s one of two autonomous regions of Portugal. The Madeiran capital is mainly known for the historic city of Funchal, a popular resort destination, the birthplace of soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, oh, and home to one of the most treacherous…
Well, hmph. That's not how drones work guys. Supposedly, this video shows Portugal attempting to launch a naval drone by giving it a running start. As the drone is thrown in the air to fly, it immediately nosedives and crashes into the ocean. What a wonderful failure.
A Portuguese retailer has let slip on two more cases designed for the fifth-gen iPod Nano, and third-gen iPod Touch—and camera placement perfectly matches the Chinese cases Cult of Mac spotted. Update: Pics pulled, cases "available September." Hmmm?
Portuguese ISP Zon Multimedia will devlier one gigabit of bandwidth to broadband customers come September. One gigabit! So, if you want a truly fast internet connection in 2009, you're better off moving to the Azores than, say, New York City.