Video: Electric Hub Kit Could Double Your Gas Mileage

In this video, Professor Charles Perry from Middle Tennessee State University demonstrates electric hub technology on a 1995 Honda station wagon, thereby increasing the gas mileage by 50 to 100 percent.

The whole point was to demonstrate the feasibility of adding the electrical motor to the rear wheel of the car without changing the brakes, bearings, suspension — anything mechanical.”

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PDX Panel: Magically Customizing Your User’s Experience

In this video, Jared Wiener from PDC moderates a discussion on customizing the user experience. Speakers include Tom Byrnes from 4-Tell and Andre Wolper from Embodee.

4-Tell:

As the dividing line between online and offline retailing continues to blur, 4-Tell provides an integrated suite of products that allows merchants to deliver individually personalized product recommendations to shoppers across all channels – web, e-mail, mobile, CRM, and in-store. Our next-generation technology enables retailers of all sizes to increase conversion, sales and profits while providing a more engaging shopping experience at a compelling price point.”

Embodee:

We created the visual effects for movies like The Matrix. Now we’ve pioneered a compelling way for apparel brands to offer interactive, personalized experience for their products via any web-enabled device online or in-store.”

Recorded at the Portland Digital eXperience 2012 Workshop.

Video: CareZone Startup Keeps Family Health Organized

In this video, Former Sun Microsystems CEO and co-founder/CEO of CareZone Jonathan Schwartz stops by the CNN Newsroom to talk about cloud-based health services.

CareZone is a safe place to get organized, stay up to date, and coordinate with family and helpers. We provide a set of services (detailed below), oriented around the needs of caring for individuals — from managing information, to providing safe, archival storage, to keeping family and friends informed. Our focus is helping you, and your family, manage the information and communication associated with caring for another individual.