Awesome tech you can’t buy yet, for the week of November 23, 2014

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!

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Bloodhound SSC chases 1,000-mph land speed record with the ‘heart’ of a Jaguar

The Bloodhound SSC is looking to break the 1,000-mph barrier in the next two years. The rocket car will use a supercharged Jaguar V8 in is propulsion system, but the British engine isn’t used the way you might think.


Amazon gains ground on Netflix, denies free ad-supported streaming service

Amazon Instant Video more than doubled its share of bandwidth traffic in North America in the past year and a half, making up ground at the heels of the streaming king, Netflix.

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Yacht-inspired quattro: How Audi’s new design chief is passionately reshaping the brand

Audi’s new design chief discusses the Prologue concept, the future of Audi design, and the radical design possibilities afforded by alternative powertrain technology.


No screen, no problem: Low-cost audio computers deliver lifesaving information in Ghana

Talking Books are screen-less audio computers that will serve as crucial information-delivering mobile devices for 40,000 people in Ghana as part of a large-scale endeavor spearheaded by Literacy Bridge, UNICEF and ARM Unite.


Cortana runs rings around Siri — at least according to Microsoft

Confused by the differences between Google Now, Siri and Cortana? Microsoft is pulling no punches when it comes to helping you make a decision with its latest ad comparing Siri to Cortana.


Android malware threat rears its head again — and this time it means business

A malware threat first observed in 2012 has evolved and hijacked more than 4 million Android devices to send spam emails and buy event tickets in bulk, and the threat is now putting enterprise networks at risk.


Put away the sponge and let this Electrolux blast your cruddiest pans clean

Electrolux’s EI24ID50QS dishwasher offers a powerful wash and gets dishes clean, but some of the features can lead to aggravation.

  • Pros: Powerful clean , Whisper quiet , Attractive look…
  • Cons: No locking mechanism for door , Interface is hard to…

Need more space in your SSD? Intel’s 3D NAND may be the answer

Intel's new 3D NAND, developed in partnership with Micron, is promised to hold up to 32GB per chip. This huge improvement could lead to more affordable high-capacity SSDs, but consumer drives will arrive mid-2015 at the earliest.


Honda partners with FirstElement Fuel to build ‘at least 12’ hydrogen stations in California

Honda has announced a collaboration with FirstElement Fuel to build hydrogen fueling stations in California. Honda will provide $13.8 million in financial assistance to the fuel company and hopes to build at least 12 stations.


9 Nexus 9 problems and how to fix them

If your Nexus 9 is delivering anything less than stellar performance it may need some correction. We’ve uncovered the most commonly reported Nexus 9 problems and identified workarounds and possible solutions.


Microsoft asked, you answered. Here’s what users want added to Windows 10

Windows 10's technical preview has given users a voice, and they've wasted not time using it to let Microsoft know what they think. Here's the top 10 suggestions we've seen so far.


TGI Friday’s launching mistletoe-carrying drones this Christmas

In recent memory drones have been deployed for everything from home deliveries to disaster relief. Thanks to TGI Friday's they'll also be used to encourage some romance this holiday season.

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