In the chimeric world of vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) aircraft, the most common hybrid one finds are tiltrotor planes with helicopter-like abilities. But the X3 prototype from Airbus took the opposite approach. It transformed a traditional helicopter into a high-speed turboprop.
Most helicopters are built for hovering, not for speed. But the Eurocopter X3 is built for both. The demonstrator tilt-rotor aircraft proved as much when it set a pair of air speed records earlier this month.
San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge has suffered all manner of damage and destruction in television and on film. But out of all the earthquakes, sea monsters, and alien attacks, who caused the bridge its most impressive destruction?
We generally pass on random phone rumors, but PocketNow seems to have scooped something that sounds awfully tasty. The LG X3 (codename) will supposedly have a Tegra 3 quad-core processor, a 4.7-inch 720p screen, an 8MP camera, and NFC. Um, yum?
Hop has the veneer of a subpar kids' flick, but it's actually a stealth sequel to the total clusterfuck that was X-Men: The Last Stand. This secularized-Easter-cum-talking-creature feature tells the lost history of Cyclops, who supposedly died offscreen in X3.
Nokia, in an effort to gather interest on their upcoming X3 touchscreen + keypad phone, just made an Apple-like promo video. Unfortunately, they got Homer "one transition" Simpson to direct it. Also, it's lens-flarey. [Business Insider]
X2 screenwriter Michael Dougherty didn't get a crack at the third X-Men script, but he and Bryan Singer did kick around some ideas for a Phoenix-centric movie. He shares his different take on Rogue and the end of Jean Grey.
And the Stuttgart craziness begins. The X6 is like a slimmed down 5800 XpressMusic, (3.2-inch touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera), while the X3 (2.2-inch non-touchscreen) has a slide-out numeric keypad, and is the first Series-40 OS phone to be Ovi Store-enabled.
Maximum PC has reviewed AMD's tri-core 2.4GHz Phenom X3 8750 CPU. It performs like you'd expect—in between quad and dual cores. Fine, but it's $195. You can pick up AMD's top quad core, the X4 9850 for only $235, or Intel's Q6600 (which mercilessly beat down the X4 9850 in benchmarks) for $224 now, or hell, $200 in a…
It's been more than two years since Bluetrek dumped their X2 headsets onto the world, which is more than enough time to perfect the design and functionality to make this X3 even better. Is it? Based on the stats, the talk time has decreased from 14 hours to 8, but has gone from half an ounce to 0.45 ounces. It's also…
Part of AMD's multi-core Phenom blast today is the Phenom X3 8000, "the world's only triple-core x86 processor," which we heard about a few months ago. They're supposed to bargain chips for budget consumers, but they're a nicer bargain for AMD, actually, since it lets them dump bug-plagued quad-core Phenomsby…