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Google will showcase their showrooms in six American cities, in addition to at least two showrooms, previously announced, that are being built on barges.
The city-based showrooms will be so-called pop-up stores, only during the holidays. Named Winter Wonderlabs, they will present Nexus 7 tablets, Chromebook computers and Chromecast dongles for video streaming. Stores will be located in malls in Chicago, New York, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Sacramento, and Paramus in New Jersey.
After viewing the products, visitors can order them online in the stores or at home. The stores will also feature a large snow globe containing fake falling snow, so that visitors can frolic inside the globes, video/photograph themselves on store equipment, and then receive and share the video/photos. A Web site connected to the Winter Wonderlabs will include a gallery with selected slow-motion videos of visitors in the snow globe.
Elon Musk, billionaire chairman and chief executive officer of electric-vehicle maker Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA), will release designs next month for a system capable of whisking people from Los Angeles to San Francisco via a tube.
The project, aka can whisk passengers on this high-speed tube transportation system between San Francisco and Los Angeles in minutes and between California and the East Cost in under an hour, Yahoo reported. The “pods” that people might travel on in this system will be around two meters, Musk said on Twitter. The transport won’t happen inside vacuum tunnel Hyperloop, if they share his goal of doing the technology “fast and without wasting money,” according to his Twitter posts today. Musk, 42, is seeking “critical feedback” on the system and will publish his plans by Aug. 12 . Musk has hinted that his design won’t be patented and Hyperloop will be open-source . Musk, a co-founder of PayPal Inc., is the 182nd richest person on the Bloomberg Billionaires list. He is also chairman of SolarCity Corp. (SCTY), the rooftop power producer that’s more than quadrupled in value this year.