Welcome back to the Connected States, the project that involves me living in a van for a year, driving around and telling stories. After going live last week I was absolutely overwhelmed by the positive response. I received so many tips, well-wishes, and offers of help that I haven’t been able to respond to them all… »
I've been living on the road for more than a year. Seattle, Los Angeles, San Diego, Baja, Las Vegas, Tempe. Something like 20,000 miles. Let me break down a few of the things I've learned along the way. »
If you're after a new pair of kicks for the summer, Vans is offering up a new take on its classic designs that are made of... cork. »
From the outside it looks like a normal Ford Transit van, but on the inside there's a private movie theater decked out with its own tablet-controlled media server, drop-down screen, high-def projector, and ridiculously nice seating. Oh, and did we mention the built-in bar? You're gonna want the bar. »
Without satellite navigation to guide them, or even humans behind the wheel, four vans made the 8,000 mile journey from Italy to China. Seven video cameras combined with solar powered laser scanners made the trek, which ended today, possible. »
For sysadmins with an ache for the open road, these Ford E350 4x4 vans, complete with telescoping 35-foot mast, are datacenters on wheels. »
The Brabus Mercedes-Benz Viano Lounge, which is so high-end it's called a "Lounge" and not a van (spoiler: it's a van), is chock full of pretty much the most impressive array of tech gear we've ever seen on four wheels. »
Some of my best childhood memories are napping-away in the back bed-seat of our old van. But this four-axle GMC is going to make me need some therapy. Because aside from stylish oak kitchen cabinets and a comfortable La-Z-Boy recliner, the van makes room for a sauna (and they don't just mean that the A/C doesn't… »
Han Solo: I'm captain of this ship. Chewie here tells me you're lookin' for passage to Burning Man."
Obi-wan Kenobi: Yes indeed, if it's a fast ship.
Han Solo: Fast ship? You've never heard of the Ford Econoline?
Luke: "Is she fast?"
Han Solo: "She'll make point five past lightspeed. She may not look like much but… »