In terms of convenience, you might not even be able to tell the difference between the new sonic electric ISSA 2 toothbrush and your regular manual toothbrush — at least, not when it comes to charging.You see, while you’ll certainly reap all the benefits of an electric brush, you won’t have to worry about plugging things in or getting electronic components wet.That’s because the ISSA 2 by Foreo requires just a single one-hour charge in order to last 365 uses.That means that you only need to devote an hour every six months (if you’re brushing twice a day) to rejuicing your electric toothbrush.So really, why are you still bothering with your old manual version anyway?While the charge-holding capacities of the ISSA 2 are already quite the conversation starter, perhaps more notable is the medical-grade silicone the toothbrush uses in place of traditional nylon bristles.
Salesforce is set to buy CloudCraze, an enterprise e-commerce solution built on its cloud-based customer relationship management platform.Based in Chicago, CloudCraze announced on its site that it’s signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Salesforce.The deal’s financial details were not disclosed.According to Crunchbase, CloudCraze received $30.6 million in funding, including a $20 million round in 2017 that included participation from Salesforce Ventures (the company’s strategic investment arm) and Insight Venture Partners.In CloudCraze’s announcement, its president and chief customer officer Ray Grady wrote “The B2B commerce industry is expected to grow from $889 billion today to $1.2 trillion by 2012, and capturing this opportunity has never been more important for businesses.With the addition of CloudCraze to the Salesforce Commerce Cloud, Salesforce and its customers can now take advantage of this shift to digital commerce, enabling business buyers to browse and purchase online as easily as consumers shop today.”
Ford has revived the California Special version of the Mustang GT.The nameplate dates the late 1960s.The new 'Stang will add rev-matching to the GT's six-speed manual transmission and keep the 5.0-liter V8 engine.One of the stars of the recent Detroit auto show was Ford's limited-run Bullitt Mustang — an homage to Steve McQueen's famous 'Stang from the 1968 film.As it turns out, 1968 was a special year for another Mustang, known as the California Special.Now Ford's has revived that moniker for the 2019 model year and applied it to the V8-powered Mustang GT.
Sam Nunberg Does the RoundsWhat Happened: In a move that surely delighted everyone who'd ever wanted to ignore all legal advice and do something stupid, one witness in the ongoing investigation into potential Russian interference in the 2016 election decided to do a media tour after receiving a subpoena for evidence.Impressively enough, things only got stranger; once Nunberg was finished talking to Katy Tur, he started calling up other news shows for follow-ups.After a full day of telling people that he wasn’t going to co-operate with special counsel Robert Mueller, he then changed his mind and decided that, you know what?The Resignation of Gary CohnWhat Happened: The saga of “People Leaving the White House” continued last week as the director of the National Economic Council and chief economic advisor to President Trump jumped ship.
Imagine a new kind of computer that can quickly solve problems that would stump even the world's most powerful supercomputers.South by Southwest 2018 hosts a panel on March 10th called Quantum Computing: Science Fiction to Science Fact.Experts on quantum computing make up the panel, including Jerry Chow of IBM; Bo Ewald of D-Wave Systems; Andrew Fursman of 1QBit; and Antia Lamas-Linares of the Texas Advanced Computing Center at UT Austin.Antia Lamas-Linares is a Research Associate in the High Performance Computing group at TACC.Her background is as an experimentalist with quantum computing systems, including work done with them at the Centre for Quantum Technologies in Singapore.She joins podcast host Jorge Salazar to talk about her South by Southwest panel and about some of her latest research on quantum information.
Tropical Cyclone Hola was dropping heavy rainfall on Vanuatu and New Caledonia when the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite passed overhead.In New Caledonia, the territory is on pre-alert, with the exception of Ouvéa, Maré and Lifou, which are on tropical cyclone alert 2.The GPM core observatory satellite had a fairly good look at powerful Tropical Cyclone Hola on March 8, 2018 at 3:12 a.m. EST (0812 UTC).Hola was located northeast of New Caledonia with maximum sustained winds of about 95 knots (~ 105 mph).The rainfall rate was derived from GPM's Microwave Imager (GMI) and Dual Frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR) instruments.GPM's GMI provided the best coverage of the tropical cyclone.
Affordable drones brand DROCON have just come out with yet another amazing bang-for-the-buck aircraft — the DROCON Bugs 6.The new quadcopter is a racer, it features brushless motors and will cost you less than $100; let’s learn more about it!As we just mentioned the DROCON Bugs 6 is a racing quadcopter and as such it comes with a set of powerful and durable 1806 1800KV brushless motors in a 250mm wheelbase frame.The drone can be equipped with your favorite 5.8Ghz FPV camera such as the suggested C5830 which can be placed in the pre-made compartment at the front, between the two LEDs.The DROCON Bugs 6has a 300 meters flight range and comes with a 7.4V 1300mAh 25C li-po battery for about 12 minutes of fun.Frame Material: Pure nylon fiber material
The whole catalogue of fitness-centric tech products have seen immense demand over the past few years, but the most sought after way to track your daily activities seems to be the fitness bands.While brands like Xiaomi have some dependable products like Mi Band at unbelievably low costs, the segment is still dominated by known names like Garmin, Fitbit and TomTom.A fitness tracker is the best way to monitor your health and activity without having to pay too much attention to it.It can constantly measure your vitals, quality of sleep and step count effortlessly and accurately.We won't be looking at smartwatches here, but still, if you are interested in any of those, go check our best smartwatch guide for that, which includes the Apple Watch 3, LG Watch Style and Samsung Gear S3.Screen: No | Heart rate tracker: No | Waterproof: Yes | Activity tracking: Yes | GPS: Yes, through phone | Battery life: Six months | Compatibility: Android/iOS
In that vein, we started our own series asking several leading business leaders and sales experts (including but not limited to Anthony Iannarino, Dave Brock and Trish Bertuzzi.You can catch up on everyone we’ve featured thus far in the “How I Work” series here.This week I’m thrilled to feature Stephanie Thomas, senior field marketing manager for Demandbase.Even if it’s a quick inbox check on Saturday morning, it cleans out the junk and helps me start each day with a prioritized list of emails.It can get messy when you have back-to-back trips, but then again, what isn’t messy when you have back-to-back trips.How do you keep yourself calm and/or focused?
As opportunities for design excess go, the humble electric car charger might not seem like the most obvious option, but clearly nobody told Bentley that.The car company didn’t just bring along the new Bentley Bentayga Hybrid SUV along to the Geneva Motor Show this week, but a custom-designed accessory: a charger designed by the legendary Philippe Starck.It might just be too pretty to put in your garage.Most EV chargers are, frankly, fairly underwhelming.Invariably molded plastic boxes with a snake of cable that either dangles underneath or wraps around the housing, they’re at best inconspicuous and at worst resemble oversized wall-wart power bricks from the 1980s.The Bentley x Starck Power Dock is absolutely not that.
Photo: Chris Welch / The VergeSamsung has announced that its modular TV, The Wall, that it showed off at CES earlier this year will be available to buy this August.No price has been announced yet, although it seems safe to say that it’ll be up there as one of Samsung’s more expensive TV sets.The Wall uses MicroLED technology, which Samsung claims offers similar picture quality to OLED displays but with better lifespans.Samsung is also highlighting the modular nature of The Wall; since the entire display is made up of smaller MicroLED panels, The Wall can be almost any size that customers want, whether that’s a massive 146-inch display like the one that Samsung showed off at CES, or some more unique aspect ratios like 4:3 or even 1:1, depending on your particular needs.Given the customizable nature of The Wall and the technology it uses, chances are it won’t be cheap when it does come out this summer.
Two of my co-workers, PC editor Jeff Grubb and head of social media Anthony Agnello, are going to take part in a panel at PAX East in Boston next month to debate which games count as “core” to the Mario series.This debate has been raging on for some time now, and Jeff and I have discussed it ourselves on the GamesBeat Decides podcast.I will not be at PAX East this year, so you won’t hear me scream my opinions during the panel.Other titles, like Mario vs. Donkey Kong, are so far removed from the traditional series tropes and mechanics that there’s no real danger of anyone considering them.Or, as some would love to remind us, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island.Mario is in the principal character, meaning the one the player controls most often.
Amazon has wasted little time in putting its recent Whole Foods acquisition to use.Shortly after buying Whole Foods, Amazon slashed prices at all of its locations in an attempt to boost foot traffic and put more pressure on competitors.Just last month, Amazon rolled Whole Foods deliveries into Prime Now, giving Prime users in some cities around the US the option to have groceries delivered to their door through the service.Today, Amazon is expanding Whole Foods deliveries to two new cities.San Francisco and Atlanta have been added to the list, joining Austin, Cincinnati, Dallas, and Virginia Beach, which were all pilot cities that launched with this new initiative last month.If you’re a Prime member living in one of those cities, you can download the Prime Now app and order groceries from Whole Foods beginning today.
Apple's $5bn Norman Foster-designed "spaceship" HQ isn't finished yet, but it's already taking out puny humans.Three calls reporting 911 medical emergencies were made about building-battered employees.The San Francisco Chronicle put in a FoI request to Santa Clara County and obtained the chilling details.One employee was reported to have serious head bleeding, while a 23-year-old reported being concussed.Two suffered head injuries by walking into glass – and one ran into it.Readers will note how the building targets the head.
Camera maker Lighthouse AI, a Palo Alto-based startup founded by Google and Stanford alums, is in an interesting predicament.These are pivotal questions, and they underpin whether Lighthouse is worth its $299 price tag and its $10 per month subscription fee.The camera does not have a zoom function, and it does not rotate mechanically, which is a downside for consumers who care mostly about live surveillance or for those who are concerned about savvy burglars bypassing the system.The app is also used to control every aspect of the camera, from monitoring the live feed to setting up motion detection and unfamiliar face pings to getting daily recaps of activity.The app manages additional profiles for trusted members, as well as guests like babysitters and dog walkers that can be excluded from activity pings for certain time frames throughout the week.and organic motion (pets, adults, children).
I once complained to a former superior that I was having trouble getting heard in a new office setting.Before taking the time to think, he replied, “Maybe they’re just distracted by your lips.”Little jokes-not-jokes like this are uncool, but also not uncommon.It goes without saying that we are more than the composition of pleasing parts, but sometimes the objectification meant to grind women down can be used to empowering effect.In a campaign called MoreThanLips, makeup brand Soap & Glory takes advantage of eye-catching lady lips to do something positive—ensure that women’s words, for once, get heard.During the Women’s March in Los Angeles, agency David worked with m ss ng p eces to erect a massive screen on which were broadcast the prettily made-up lips of women.
Its already known that Xiaomi’s new flagship, Mi MIX 2S, will be released on the 27th of March.Tons of rumors regarding this smartphone has churned out but as is common with rumors, nothing has been confirmed.It is not entirely certain if this smartphone will come with an on-screen fingerprint sensor though some sources have had this claim.Today, a new leak surfaced online which clearly shows that “Mi MIX 2S” with an on-screen fingerprint reader.It appears that the leaker aimed at exposing this feature because it is the major feature that was revealed by this image.From the speculations so far, we this flagship smartphone sports the new Snapdragon 845 chip coupled with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage (we expect multiple storage options).
Nintendo has no plans to update the Switch’s hardware in its second year on the market, sources close to the situation told The Wall Street Journal.Instead, Nintendo will set its sights on introducing new peripherals in an effort to further interest and sales of the current Switch model.When peripherals are mentioned for the Switch, the first thing that comes to mind is the Joy-Con controllers.After all, Nintendo has already created waves with Nintendo Labo, the cardboard creation kit that will turn Joy-Cons into fishing rods, RC cars, a piano, and more when it launches April 20.But those familiar with Nintendo’s plans also mentioned attachments that would connect to the Switch’s USB Type-C port.The focus on improving and diversifying the Switch through peripherals seems to directly tie-in with Nintendo’s hope that the Switch can outlast the typical hardware lifecycle of five to six years.
Sony unveiled two new high-end smartphones – the Xperia XZ2, and the Xperia XZ2 Compact – at the MWC 2018 exhibition a couple of days ago.The Japanese technology firm has finally ditched the chunky bezels with the XZ2 now featuring subtle curves and a stylish 3D glass finish, and we can say we’re definitely a fan of the new design.The problem is both devices were announced with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.Apparently, the US, UK, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Canada listings for the bigger Xperia XZ2 all quote 6GB of RAM.That’s a whole 2GB more than what’s on the standard international version.While it’s nice to see that certain variants of the device have 6GB of RAM, this basically screws over EU Sony fans.We’re left wondering whether this is just a misunderstanding from Sony, or if it’s a conscious decision, since there’s no way this will win them any fans.
Trion Worlds launched the game to mixed reviews in 2013, and the SyFy television network aired a Defiance TV show in tandem with the game for three seasons.SyFy canceled the show in 2015, but the online shooter lived on.It will launch on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One this summer.It will take the story and gameplay of the original and give it a major overhaul.In the new story, 20 years have passed since the catastrophic Arkfall event left millions of alien Votans dead and Earth terraformed into a nearly unrecognizable postapocalyptic landscape.In Defiance 2050’s version of San Francisco, players explore an open world, where they can fight in skirmishes and take on story-driven missions.