Panasonic's Android Toughbooks' Batteries Can Be Swapped On The Fly

Panasonic's Android Toughbooks' Batteries Can Be Swapped On The Fly

If there is a "problem" with many a smartphone these days is that most of them are starting to feature batteries that cannot be swapped out or replaced easily. This means that if your phone's battery is depleted, you can't just swap in a fresh one. However Panasonic has decided to keep that feature around with its new Android Toughbooks.

Coming in the form of the Toughbook T1 and the Toughbook L1 (the former is a 5-inch smartphone and the latter a 7-inch tablet), one of the key features of either device is the fact that its batteries are "warm swappable". This means that users will be able to swap out the batteries on either device without having to reboot it.

Top Secret's V12-swapped, 222 Mph Toyota Supra Up For Auction

Top Secret's V12-swapped, 222 mph Toyota Supra up for auction

This coming January, during the 2018 Tokyo Auto Salon, an auction house called BH Auction will offer a modified 1994 Toyota Supra. It's no ordinary modded Supra, though, it's a famous gold-colored Supra from Japanese tuning company Top Secret, and its claims to fame are incredible speed and a V12 under the hood.

Yes the number of cylinders under the hood of this Supra has doubled, and it isn't a V12 from Ferrari or Aston Martin. It's a 5.0-liter V12 developed by Toyota and used in the old Toyota Century, the company's Japan-only luxury sedan. Top Secret didn't stop there, having added a pair of turbochargers, a nitrous oxide system and stronger engine internals. In total, the car has 930 horsepower and 745 pound-feet of torque, all of which goes to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission. Besides the powertrain upgrades, the car received a body kit that makes it hard to recognize the car as a Supra from the front, but the greenhouse and taillights are dead giveaways.