Adam Savage's New Gig...Verizon LTE Gets Ready To Rumble...Sony Ericsson Satio Hits FCC (Minus Super Hot Model)...The Ballsiest Go-Kart Ever...
Our friend Adam Savage at MythBusters literally bought into a recent internet meme when he scored himself a 1981 IBM gigabyte hard drive. Get this, it weighs 75lbs. and originally cost as much as Magnum's Ferrari. So, Adam, how much did you pay for it? And, more importantly, what in God's name do you plan to do with it? [Twitter; Twitpic]
Verizon reported that it had successfully lit up its 700MHz LTE network in Boston and Seattle—10 cell sites a piece—to test some real-world situations including streaming video, file uploads and downloads, web browsing and VoIP calls. This has no bearing on you or me as phone users, and it doesn't change Verizon's promise of 30 LTE markets in 2010, but it's nice to know that when it does happen, at least those of us in Boston or Seattle are gonna get a piece of the action sooner rather than later. Jealous much, NYC? [from Verizon press release]
The Sony Ericsson Satio may well turn out to be a nice phone, but the FCC picture of it is the equivalent of those caught-off-guard celebrity hangover shots on the cover of Enquirer. It's certainly a stark contrast to the blatant appeal to sexy sexy time that was Satio's initial introduction to the US. Remember her? [Engadget Mobile]
I don't know what's crazier, this prototype go-kart with a Honda CBR900rr (893cc) engine from J&D Fabrications, or the guy driving it with no helmet. Let's just hope he's taking good care of his organs. [YouTube]