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Why Change Blogs

You may be wondering why we have changed from a wordpress blog to our new blogger blog.

The answer is simple, money.

While although I like the wordpress platform and it diversity and power, they do not allow google adsense.

Whereas, blogger does. I am not looking to get rich or even support myself solely form blogging, but why not earn a little everyday for doing something you are already doing for free?

The process is simple. I set up a Adsense account with Google, then ad my blogger site, and boom they add ads to my site. Every time one of my readers click on an ad they are interested in, SNAP, a couple cents my pocket.

For that it is a no brainer.

Sorry WordPress, love your software, but $5 to $10 a day is better.

Thank you all for reading!

New Site

Please check out our new web site at thetechnutz.blogspot.com

Fast, Beautiful, Clean!

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Love motorcycles but worry about the environment? (I’m sure there are a few out there) Well, don’t sacrifice the thrill of cruising, because you now can get your ride modified just like the Kawasaki ZX-10 owned by Jason and Jeremy Cantwell. The duo got their ZX-10 retrofitted with an ecofriendly gasoline/hydrogen engine. These brothers are still able to churn out 170 hp from the engine but as an added benefit they doubled the mileage of this beast.

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Now there is a eco-friendly vehicle you can still feel like a real man on!

Via Faster and Faster

Neil Young Starts a Electric Car Conversion Company

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Ever the rebel, rock legend Neil Young has started a new company called Linc Volt Technology, with the purpose of converting current gas-guzzling cars into something that runs a little cleaner and more efficient. 

But we’re not talking about boxy little e-cars here. Young, who likes his cars old and big, is launching his effort by converting a 1959 Lincoln Continental to run on electricity and natural gas. He’ll be at Salesforce.com’s Dreamforce conference at Moscone Center this morning to show off his ride.

All 5,000 pounds of it.

According to Mr. Young, “Our main focus is on developing the technology. We can tell people how to do it. Or, we can do it for you.” Marc Benioff, a friend of Young’s, is set to be the newly-created company’s first customer, getting his Ford F-150 truck converted to electric.

A documentary film of the Linc Volt’s conversion is currently being filmed.

Via SFGate

Tesla Gets Another $40 Million

Just after reporting the layoffs at the Tesla Company, they have found themselves a saviour that will help with all of their financial problems. Seems a lot of people want to see this company get their cars produced considering all the different investors they have had. Past investors include Mr. Musk, who founded PayPal; Larry Page and Sergey Brin, co-founders of Google; Jeff Skoll, former eBay president and venture firms VantagePoint Venture Partners and Draper Fisher Jurvetson. Tesla has previously raised $146 million. 

So come on Tesla you got the cash, we want to see the cars!

via NYT

Tesla Hits the Brakes

 

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Economic are hitting the electric car market as well now. Citing “extraordinary times,” Tesla Motors, maker of the battery-powered, $109,000 Roadster, said Wednesday that difficult market conditions were forcing it to delay production of its next-generation vehicle, close two offices, lay off an unspecified number of employees and replace its chief executive.
Tesla has been held up as a leading light in the clean technology start-up world, with its product (the Roadster) appearing on dozens of magazine covers and its chairman, even appearing on “60 Minutes.”  As a start-up, however, Tesla is particularly vulnerable to the vicissitudes of increasingly tight credit markets.

 

The problem is not enough money. Banks really don’t have the money to lend. There is no money for buyouts. Even though Tesla raised $140 million from venture capital firms they are looking for an additional $100 million. Ouch.

Tesla is the largest and best-funded electric car start-up, but is not alone. There are more than a dozen other firms working on such vehicles. Just last month, Fisker Automotive, which is developing a plug-in hybrid sedan, successfully completed a $65-million round of funding. And in July, Carlsbad’s Aptera Motors, maker of a $30,000 three-wheel electric car, said it had raised $24 million from investors including Google Inc.

Tough times considering the beauty above cost $109,000!