Sunday, March 04, 2012

Saturday, March 03, 2012

2012 Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera Disco Volante Concept


This is the first Alfa Romeo since the 1970's that I think looks great. I like older Alfa Romeos. The 1750/2000 GTV and the Alfasud ti in particular.

This is a concept based on 8C Competizione mechanicals, with styling from the 1952 Alfa Romeo C52 Disco Volante concept car (which some think was the inspiration for the E-Type).

I adore the straight cut of the front fender openings, the line of the bonnet, the blistered rear quarter panels, and the way the cabin tapers. And for the first time in ages the Alfa grill doesn't look out of place.

The only mistake I can see are the telephone dial wheels.

Photos from Autocar

Friday, March 02, 2012

AirBeam Updated for iOS and OS X

AirBeam for the Mac/iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch has just been updated. AirBeam lets you use an iPhone as a wireless webcam for video and sound.  In the past, all devices had to be on the same WiFi network.  Not anymore.

I have my old iPhone 3Gs running the AirBeam app as a webcam on my WiFi network, but I can watch the feed using the AirBeam app on my iPhone 4G from anywhere using 3G data service.

And you can watch the feed on a Mac running the OS X version of the app, or watch the feed on any computer browser.

There's no setup. It really is the easiest way to watch your cats while you're away from home.

Free for iOS devices.  $4 for OS X, but you don't really need it.