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Elon Musk is constantly traveling between San Francisco and Los Angeles to attend to his business at Tesla and Space X. So he said to himself, “there has to be a better way.”
Turns out there is.
Load yourself into an enormous shotgun shell and shoot yourself 400 miles across the state at 800 mph. It sounds crazy, but Musk swears it will work. And if he doesn’t build it, someone else will.
Musk’s proposal to revolutionize mass transit is called the Hyperloop. It would transport passengers in individual aluminum pods powered by turbines and solar energy in above-ground tubes, cost $6-10 billion to build, and make the trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 35 minutes. Oh, and a ticket will run you around $20.
But it only exists in a 57-page alpha white paper. And if someone grabbed the idea and ran with it today, Musk says it would still be 7 to 10 years away.
[MORE: Elon Musk’s Fantastical Vision of Mass Transit]

Elon Musk is constantly traveling between San Francisco and Los Angeles to attend to his business at Tesla and Space X. So he said to himself, “there has to be a better way.”

Turns out there is.

Load yourself into an enormous shotgun shell and shoot yourself 400 miles across the state at 800 mph. It sounds crazy, but Musk swears it will work. And if he doesn’t build it, someone else will.

Musk’s proposal to revolutionize mass transit is called the Hyperloop. It would transport passengers in individual aluminum pods powered by turbines and solar energy in above-ground tubes, cost $6-10 billion to build, and make the trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 35 minutes. Oh, and a ticket will run you around $20.

But it only exists in a 57-page alpha white paper. And if someone grabbed the idea and ran with it today, Musk says it would still be 7 to 10 years away.

[MORE: Elon Musk’s Fantastical Vision of Mass Transit]

(Source: Wired, via wired)

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An App Post

Agenda iphoneFull disclousre: this is a post about an app (for those with an iPhone/iPad) on THE BEST $0.99 I have spent in awhile on the app store.

If clean and minimal mobile apps catch your eye, Agenda for iOS makes leaps and bounds above iCal (the included calendaring app with the iPhone and iPad).

Let’s face it, if you use Apple products then you know that iCal kind of sucks. Agenda for iPhone is by far more superior (IMHO). It has the look of a minimalist paper calendar, but it syncs seamlessly with your calendar(s). 

Simple black text and numbers on a white background, perfect for a desk calendar or a quick look at what appointments and activities you have coming up later in the day. AND Agenda allows you to quickly jump between day, week, and month views, see scheduled appointemts, and more— all without ever bringing up the iPhone’s on-scren keyboard.

After checking out a recommendation on Agenda, I tried it too and personally feel in love with the continuous scroll functionality and that you can swipe between different views - single day view to weekly to monthly to yearly.

 All in all:  with it’s sexy plain interface, (which may dissuade some users from downloading the app), it’s great for people who want to get the information they want from their calendar quickly and move on. 

Hell. yes.

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