BUZZ concept, with plans to put the electric VW Microbus into production.The decision, announced at the Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance today, will deliver one of the automaker’s most well-received concepts to dealerships, atop its brand new electrified platform.BUZZ have been frequent and vocal since the concept bus was first shown off.concept, a Golf-sized hatchback, but the automaker wanted to show that its brand new architecture was flexible enough to suit a variety of cars.will still be the first car to get a production version, mind, currently scheduled for around 2019 when it will launch as a model year 2020 vehicle.BUZZ production version will follow on in 2022, VW said today.
It's also the smallest in our solar system ever since Pluto got demoted to dwarf-planet status.The crater that appears to have lighter rays emanating from its center is called Debussy for the French composer.NASA published this global view of Mercury in 2014.This colorful view of the Caloris basin on Mercury is a mosaic image created with data from NASA's Messenger spacecraft.Messenger launched in 2004, performed its first flyby of Mercury in early 2008 and went into orbit around the planet in 2011.NASA says, "Venus is perpetually blanketed by a thick veil of clouds high in carbon dioxide and its surface temperature approaches 900 degrees Fahrenheit."
Yesterday, I reported that the rust belt may be turning into the robot belt, as new data from the Brookings Institution indicates that companies in the Midwest and upper South are employing the most industrial robots.Dave Hansen, a Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Senate, published an op-ed last week in Madison’s Capital Times newspaper questioning whether his fellow lawmakers are adequately preparing for the potential economic effects of automation.The op-ed comes as lawmakers in the state are considering a $3 billion dollar tax subsidies package for Taiwan-based manufacturer Foxconn, which plans to build a factory in the southeastern portion of the state.Second, they should be prepared for their local economy to experience disruption, and to identify how to best help workers whose roles may change due to automation (by creating a portable benefits package, for example).Come to BLUEPRINT in Reno on Sept 11-13, and get your 40%-off Early Bird ticket by August 18!Please send feedback, news tips, or story suggestions to me via email — and be sure to bookmark our Heartland Tech Channel.
Presidentti Donald Trumpin ja häneen kriittisesti suhtautuvien yhdysvaltalaisten yritysjohtajien välinen nokkapokka jatkuu.Keskiviikkona Trumpin silmätikuksi joutui verkkokauppajätti Amazon: ”Amazon tekee suurta haittaa veroja maksavalle vähittäiskaupalle.Kylät, kaupungit ja osavaltiot ympäri Yhdysvaltoja kärsivät – paljon työpaikkoja katoaa!”, presidentti tviittasi aamulla.Amazonin osake oli noin prosentin laskussa ennen pörssin aukeamista, mutta varsinaisessa kaupankäynnissä osake toipui nollaviivan tuntumaan aamupäivällä.Donald Trump on enimmäkseen ollut huolissaan teollisuuden työpaikoista, vaikka kaupan rakennemuutos uhkaa rokottaa huomattavasti enemmän työpaikkoja perinteisen vähittäiskaupan alalta.Amazon on tosin aikaisemminkin ollut Trumpin hampaissa.
Melbourne City FC has made history in Australia after becoming the first club in the A.League to sign an official Fifa eSports player.20-year-old Marcus Gomes becomes the third Fifa player alongside New York City FC’s Christopher Holly and Manchester City’s Kieran Brown in the City Football Group, which Melbourne City is also a part of.Gomes will travel to London this week to represent Melbourne City at the Fifa Interactive World Cup Grand Final, which will be held from August 16 to 18 and will be the only Australian player in the 32 finalists from around the world.The Drum recently highlighted the rapid rise of partnerships between brand and eSports players in a documentary, which took a closer look at the shift in mindsets of clubs, brands and fans.
A month after Apple revealed its plan to open its first China-based data center in Guizhou, the Guizhou provincial government announced today (in Chinese) that it is setting up a “leading small group” dedicated to advancing Apple’s iCloud project.This marks another step forward for the Apple-Guizhou data collaboration run by Guizhou-Cloud Big Data Industry, a data management firm with backing from the Guizhou government.The announcement, released on the website of Guizhou Provincial People’s Government, says that the leading small group will “plan and advance the landing and building of Apple’s iCloud project, deepen collaboration with Apple, meet to advance the project upon circumstances, and solve key issues arising from the project.”Guizhou, located in the southwestern hinterland of China, is ideal for setting up a data center.“Naturally, it is immune to solar storm and sunspot activity.Socially, it is so remote that crimes and attacks are rare.
China's Didi Chuxing is forming a strategic partnership with Careem, a mobile ride-hailing platform that operates in the Middle East and North Africa regions.As a part of the cooperation, Didi will make an investment in Careem.However, no financial terms of the deal were made available.Meanwhile, the two parties will implement sharing and cooperation in smart transportation technology and product development and operation.Cheng Wei, founder and chief executive officer of Didi Chuxing, said that urban populations in the Middle East and North Africa are growing rapidly and the economic and social structure of those regions has become more diversified which creates huge development space for the shared transportation industry.With the cooperation, they are looking forward to inspiring technology innovations to promote the transportation industry development of the Middle East and North Africa and release the potential of local Internet economies.
Kiina tutkii maansa kolmea suurinta sosiaalista mediaa sopimattoman sisällön takia, kertoo muun muassa uutistoimisto Reuters.Yhtiöitä epäillään Kiinan kyberturvallisuudesta säädettyjen lakien rikkomisesta, sillä ne eivät ole tarpeeksi hallinneet sitä, mitä palveluissa julkaistaan.Maan viranomaisten mukaan rivouksia ja väkivaltaista sisältöä liikkuu huoleksi asti Whatsappia muistuttavassa WeChatissa, twittermäisessä Weibossa ja Tieba-foorumilla.Supersuositun WeChatin omistaa internetjätti Tencent, joka omistaa myös enemmistön suomalaisesta Supercell-pelistudiosta.CNN kertoo, että Tencentin arvo tippui Hong Kongin pörssissä 5 prosenttia sen jälkeen, kun viranomaiset kertoivat tarkkailevansa nettiyhtiöitä.Tencentin arvo on dollareina 380 miljardia.
John Fryer is senior director of industry solutions at Stratus Technologies, where he is responsible for go-to-market strategies and industry initiatives across all the company’s product lines.His experience includes more than 15 years working with high-availability solutions for the enterprise and networking industries.According to a 2015 report from the World Resources Institute, the agricultural sector will need to increase production by approximately 25% in order to meet the resulting demand.According to a recent article in Environmental Science & Technology, however, we’re wasting enough calories from food we’re already growing to be feeding an additional 1.9 billion people.Farms and ranches are going digital.Digitization of the food supply enables the IIoT to leverage its technologies to monitor and analyze the entirety of the process.
It’s unlikely for now that Judge Dredd will return to the big screen, much to the dismay of fans of the 2012 reboot, which has become a modern cult classic.But Dredd star Karl Urban may still don the Judge’s helmet once more: he’s currently engaged in talks to star in the upcoming TV show.There’s been rumours of Urban’s involvement in the show practically since it was first announced back in May.But speaking at Star Trek Las Vegas this past weekend, Urban confirmed that he is actually in discussions with IM Global and video game studio Rebellion to return to the role after his starring turn in the 2012 movie:I am in discussions with them about that.I told them that if they write the material and give Dredd something to do and give him a function, I will be there.
It was only about a week ago when Evan Blass leaked renders of Samsung's Galaxy Note 8's final design.The images (top) were based on factory schematics and showed black and gold versions of the phablet from all angles.There was also a rendering of the stylus as well.Blass is well known for his accuracy when it comes to mobile phone rumors, and now it appears that the CAD drawings were spot-on as the first pictures of a functional Note 8 have leaked.A tech blog called My Everyday Tech posted four images, but removed them shortly after publishing the post.Fortunately, Slashleaks was able to grab the pictures before they were taken down.
The Action 52 cartridge for the NES, which bundled together 52 “new and original” games back in the early 1990s, may have stunk — but this isn’t stopping a crew of developers from updating the idea nearly 30 years later.Mossmouth Games, the developer responsible for the tough platformer Spelunky, is planning to release UFO 50 next year.This modern compilation features 50 “new and original” games that all feature a retro 8-bit style.But unlike the Action 52, you will probably find some quality here.Spelunky found success on PC with more than 650,000 copies sold on Steam alone (it’s also on other platforms, such as the PlayStation 4).Downwell, a platforming shooter from developer Moppin (who is working on UFO 50), has sold 200,000 copies on Steam.
Elbilstillverkaren Tesla closed Wednesday's trading session with a market value of eur 53.5 billion dollars, which is 3 billion u.s. dollars, higher than General Motors.This despite the fact that Tesla only has a fraction of GM's sales.During the second quarter the company sold the Tesla more than 22 000 cars, which is less than 1 percent of GM's 2.3 million sold vehicles.However, selling the Tesla the highest number of pure electric vehicles in the united states, reports Recode.Tesla shares rose 7 percent in the u.s. efterhandeln after reporting its second quarter.Elon Musks company reported sales of 2.8 billion dollars for the second quarter.
Skype’s recent redesign may be the source of much divisiveness, but that isn’t stopping Microsoft from adding new features.Starting today, you can now send money via PayPal right from your conversations.It’s a shot across the bow to Facebook, which has long support payments via Messenger, not to mention Apple, which is implementing a similar feature via Apple Pay in iOS 11.Skype’s choice to partner with PayPal was a smart one, as it’s an established name many people have already signed up for.Considering many business-y sessions happen via Skype too – like tutoring or singing lessons – it could make it easier to collect payments from clients.That said, the feature is only available on mobile devices (in 22 countries).
the west metro and Helsinki region transport HSL will keep on Wednesday meeting, which stated that at the beginning of summer announced the opening schedule should not be changed.according to This, the west metro would be taken to traffic in September.more Accurate date through the end of this month.the west metro of the opening has been postponed several times.electrical systems and fire extinguishing equipment common operating testing has proven we require a momma work.Metro delays have given rise to acid comments, inter alia, the underground stem of the merchants.
Motorola’s latest high-end flagship definitely made its presence felt, though not all in good ways.It reminded users that shatterproof does not mean scratchproof.And while it was surprisingly available outside of the usual Verizon exclusivity, it shocked prospective buyers with a price tag that skyrocketed to as much as $850, if you buy it unlocked from Motorola itself.Now Motorola is addressing both concerns and has pulled down the price tag a notch.$850 for a non-luxury high-end smartphone is not exactly unheard of, but so far only Sony has had the guts to slap that figure on its Xperia flagships.And while the Moto Z2 Force is just as premium, save for not having a still unnecessary 4K screen, it would have competed with flagship with the same (or better) specs that are a good hundred dollars cheaper.
The futuristic tale saw Cruise, an officer tasked with nabbing baddies before they committed crimes, ultimately question the morality of jailing criminals before they’d committed the offense.Palantir — a CIA-backed startup created, in part, by PayPal’s billionaire co-founder Peter Thiel in 2004 — is a little-known tool that’s changing the world right under our noses.The tool currently resides in a nondescript building on a back street in Palo Alto, California.Inside, the technology is protected by walls that are impenetrable by radio waves, phone signals, or internet: its only means of entry secured with advanced biometrics, and pass codes held by dozens of independent parties whose identities are protected by blockchain technology.For all the data we collect in the US (and there’s a lot of it), we’re not all that good at figuring out what to do with it aside from storing it and hoping the future versions of ourselves figure it out.Its client list includes the CIA, FBI, NSA, Center for Disease Control, the Marine Corps, the Air Force, Special Operations Command, West Point, and for good measure, the IRS.
Actually, it was supposed to-Sheet: Survival Evolved would have been released more than a week, but now announces the developers to dinosauriespelet postponed.The new date will be on 29 August, reports Eurogamer.In a statement, asking the Studio Wildcard apologise and promise to deliver a product that lives up to the expectations:”We apologize to those affected by the delay.It sucks, it was not what we had planned, or what we stand for.We had wanted to release the information earlier but did not want to make any statements until we were absolutely safe”.
Silicon Valley is synonymous with tech.San Jose, California, known as the capital of Silicon Valley, is a vibrant city in the Bay Area that’s full of tech opportunities, but it also has one of the highest costs of living in the country.If you’re looking for a change, Paysa has gathered data to help you find the most bang for your buck with top tech hubs in cities that won’t eat up such a large chunk of your salary.So what can you expect if you move to one of these cities?If you’re thinking about a move to Seattle, the biggest thing to consider is growth.Seattle is the fastest-growing big city in the country, and 200,000 more people are expected to move there in the next 20 years.