Compact Flourescent Lightbulbs (image courtesy of USA Today)
Edison, it was a nice run while it lasted.
Thomas Alva Edison’s brainchild, the incandescent lightbulb, has been the leading lighting technology for over 100 years. The technology, which was patented in 1880, is currently being phased out by federal law which was signed by George W. Bush in 2007. The Energy Independence and Security Act requires lightbulbs to use at least 25% less energy per lumen. This leads to more energy-efficient lightbulbs and cost savings in the long run, Yay!
(Image courtesy of IGN)
We’ve seen the slogans before on television, Internet advertising, and more. PlayStation 3: It Only Does Everything. Exactly one week ago today, on April 20, 2011, the PlayStation Network servers went down. Apparently, it doesn’t do servers–but that’s another topic. Gamers, myself included, were livid with the network. We understood it was free. We get that it means we don’t get certain perks that a paid subscription service has; but to not even be able to connect to our online gaming service–one that is being accessed through a $500 plastic box meant for that specific purpose–was a whole new level of shock and irritation.
Oh, it gets worse. Continue reading
2011 Porsche GT2 RS (image courtesy of Porsche)
Porsche has recently released the all-new GT2 RS to the public, much to the anticipation of car enthusiasts everywhere. It’s hard to call it just a car because it is a supercar in every sense of the word. Boasting 620 horsepower, 516 pound-feet of torque, and a $250k price tag, there is nothing ordinary about this machine. Combining the raw straightline speed of a GT2/Turbo and the handling prowess of a GT3 RS, the GT2 RS is everything I have ever dreamed of in a car and there are quite a few journalists who would agree with me.
Edmunds Inside Line got their hands on a tester this week that they were able to run through its paces to give a full review. The review is less an automotive critique than it is a description of a love passion between man and machine.
Peep a portion of their review after the jump. Continue reading
Going on four years, we’ve been getting news from analysts and experts that the real estate world as we know it is coming to an end. I, as an eternal optimist, would constantly rebuff these views and look for the positive in any set of data. Today, the Case-Shiller index for February was released and by any means the numbers don’t look very promising.
You may be wondering what exactly Reality Cubed signifies. The purpose of this blog is to track, publish, and commentate on cars, technology, and real estate. Well, I still haven’t answered where the name Reality Cubed came from. I started the blog to document news in real estate (my number 1 passion) and realized I wanted to talk about cars and technology as well, so the tagline: ‘REAL fast cars, REAL cool technology, and REAL estate’ was born. Hence, ‘REAL’ity Cubed.
I’m not exactly sure what direction the blog will take, but since I spend a not insignificant portion of my time reading up on all the latest news regarding real estate, cars, and technology, I figured I’d blend them all together for other like-minded car-guys, techno-freaks, and future real estate moguls (or at least hope to be).
I hope you guys like the site and I’d love to hear any feedback, suggestions, or opinions through the comments or an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.