Now the German sports car maker is turning its attention to full electric vehicles.A couple of Mission E concepts have served as precursors to the Taycan production car that will arrive in showrooms by the end of 2019 to give the Tesla Model S a run for its money.The Taycan is expected to pack more than 600 horsepower, be capable of hitting 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and have a roughly 300-mile drive range.To make the Taycan a reality, Porsche is investing 6 billion euro, which in part has gone to constructing new facilities around its Zuffenhausen, Germany assembly campus that already builds the 911, 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman.The new buildings include a body shop, paint shop and a more than half-mile conveyor system to transport painted Taycan shells to the final assembly line.Going into the final assembly plant is a new construction process using Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) that's been under development over the past two and half years.
Pilotworks, the distributed kitchen service which raised $13 million in venture funding from investors including Campbell’s Soup Co.’s investment arm, is shutting down.The company issued a brief statement on its website yesterday with the newsIt is with a heavy heart that after failing to raise the necessary capital to continue operations, Pilotworks will cease operations on October 13th, 2018.We realize the shock of this news and the disruption it causes for the independent food community we were so honored to serve.This is a sad outcome for Pilotworks, the makers in our kitchens, and independent food in general.We wish there was another option to continue operating.
Video game worlds have certainly come a long way since their formative period in the 1980s.First, it was impressive to just move in three dimensions rather than the limited 2D planes of the 8-bit and 16-bit era.Far too often, players are given worlds so large that their sheer breadth and scale is considered a selling point, rather than the potential activities to be completed within it.Rather than simply send you to various parts of an enormous and static map to complete missions, Rockstar made you feel like a citizen in Liberty City.Nearly any vehicle could be hijacked, allowing you to explore in style, and total chaos was just a few bullets away.Rockstar has stuck with this approach over the years, making each and every one of its game worlds indispensable in the context of narrative.
(Reuters) — The Trump administration defended the Federal Communications Commission repeal of landmark open internet rules known as net neutrality, urging a federal appeals court to reject a challenge.In a 167-page court filing late on Thursday, the Justice Department and FCC urged the court to reject the suit filed by 22 states, the District of Columbia, Mozilla, Vimeo, public interest groups and local governments.The Justice Department said the suit offers “no substantial reason to second-guess the commission’s decision to eliminate rules that the agency has determined are both unlawful and unwise.”The FCC voted 3-2 in December along party lines to reverse rules adopted in 2015 that barred internet service providers from blocking or throttling traffic, or offering paid fast lanes, also known as paid prioritization.Under the net neutrality rules, internet service providers have to treat all data fairly.Supporters of the rules fear providers could otherwise censor some data or raise costs for connectivity for some users.
You might remember Duplex from a shocking demonstration back in May, when Google showed how the software could call a hair salon and book an appointment.More and more text messages are being automated: ride-sharing apps text you when your car is there; food-delivery apps text you when your order has arrived; airlines text you about delays; political campaigns send you reminders to vote.No longer are we just concerned that the people we’re communicating with are who they say they are; now we also need to worry whether they are even persons at all.In the first demo, when the “woman” called to make an appointment for a haircut for a client, she didn't identify herself as a robot.The person on the phone seemed to have no idea she was talking to a robot.When people in San Francisco finally use the AI assistant to make appointments, Duplex will alert the person it’s calling that it’s a bot.
Evergrande Health, the investor that bailed out besieged electric vehicle startup Faraday Future in a deal worth $2 billion this summer, is now accusing it of attempting to break an agreement it made with previous backer Season Smart.In June, Evergrande Health announced that would it take over the financial commitment made by Season Smart last November that saved Faraday Future from running out of cash.Now Evergrande Health says Faraday Future Jia Yueting has started arbitration in Hong Kong in an attempt to renege on its agreement with Season Smart.Evergrande Health agreed in June to buy Season Smart’s 45% stake in Faraday Future for $860 million, an increase over the $800 million Season Smart originally paid, and then complete the deal with additional installments of $600 million in both 2019 and 2020.But in a new filing with the Hong Kong stock exchange first reported by Reuters, Evergrande Health says it was informed in July by Faraday Future that the $800 million it received from Season Smart had already been spent, and that Smart King, the joint venture set up between Faraday Future and Season Smart, had been asked to provide another $700 million.Evergrande Health now accuses Faraday Future of “manipulating Smart King” by using its majority seats on Smart King’s board of directors to begin arbitration in Hong Kong claiming that Season Smart hasn’t fulfilled its payment conditions.
Multiple developers reportedly say they've been getting ready for Sony to introduce the ability to change your username on PlayStation Network.They've spent months preparing their games are to be compatible with the new option by fixing bugs and altering settings, Kotaku reported, citing three anonymous sources at different game studios.A fourth source shared a photo of a PSN profile with an option called "edit username," saying it was a guide to the new feature from internal Sony documentation, according to the video game news blog.The developers didn't suggest a time frame for the option being publicly available.They did say that retroactively making the feature compatible with old multiplayer games could be overly laborious.Sony didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
Sliding into an October already full of watches and wearables, the Fitbit Charge 3 -- which hits stores on Oct. 7 starting at $149 (£130, AU$230) -- promises to be the company's best general fitness tracker.And yet: Fitbit already has a watch, the Fitbit Versa, that does a lot of the same things (and a bit more) for just $50 more.Don't worry, I'm here to help.Unlike larger-screened watches, the Fitbit Charge 3 keeps to a thinner, vertical-screened look, just like its predecessor.I didn't try the Horween leather bands, because I wouldn't wear leather bands with a waterproof fitness tracker anyway.The larger grayscale OLED is crisp and easier to read, and shows more text for messages.
I dag har vi Spotify i mobilen men så härligt har det inte varit.För länge sedan gick vi runt med kassettband, cd-spelare, mini disc-spelare och annat tramsigt.Sen kom mp3 och mp3-spelaren och gjorde livet fantastiskt.Eller det var inte såååå fantastiskt till en början, USB var plågsamt långsamt till exempel.iPoden löste det mesta som var ruttet med mp3-spelarna och livet blev härligt.Här får vi en skön tillbakablick till tiden då mp3-spelarna regerade.
The award belongs to the NIH Common Fund's High-Risk, High Reward research program - a platform aimed at recognizing exceptional scientists with strategies that tackle biomedical conundrums.He believes that this award is "one of the most prestigious young faculty awards in this country.""We are really proud that three of the four recipients (at ASU) are in Biodesign and at this center.The NIH is saying, "We're going to take a gamble on you to pioneer in this new area."Stephanopoulos's lab focuses on peptide DNA nanotechnology, utilizing chemical techniques to build new hybrid nanomaterials while maintaining the programmability and structural control of the proteins.The specific project he proposed to the NIH focused on increasing the lengths of synthetic proteins that can be made for applications in biomedicine.
Uppstartsföretaget Aevas teknik ska inte bara vara bättre än befintlig – den ska fungera i alla förhållanden.För att självkörande fordon ska bli verklighet är lidar (light detecton and ranging) en viktig ingrediens.Det är en slags lasersensor som mäter avstånd till objekt och mappar upp dem via ett punktraster som sedan mjukvara läser av.Och enligt upphovsmännen ska den vara avsevärt mycket bättre än vad som finns ute på marknaden i dag.Systemet, som har fått namnet 4D lidar, kan inte bara mäta avstånd till objekt – det klarar av att separera dem baserat på rörelsemönster, och tack vare avancerade algoritmer kan systemet förutse vart exempelvis bilar, cyklar och fotgängare är på väg.Vidare ska tekniken klara av att stänga ut störningar från andra sensorsystem, inte påverkas av nederbörd, och även kunna fungera i mörker.
OnePlus hasn’t kept it a secret that its next phone is fast approaching.But surprisingly, there’s been little in the way of full-on leaks of the phone — at least until now.WinFuture published leaked images today of what looks to be the phone in glossy and matte black finishes (the glossy version shown above).The real highlight of the design is the notch: its predecessor, the OnePlus 6, had a notch that took up about a third of the top of the screen; the OnePlus 6T on the other hand has a much tinier notch, really just drooping down to wrap around the front-facing camera.It’s about as minimal as you can get with a cutout.The design is no surprise — it looks almost identical to a phone Oppo put out in August.
Tillhör du dem som mödosamt sorterar, sköljer ur och bär iväg dina plastförpackningar till återvinningen i tron att de blir nya förpackningar?– Det visste jag inte, säger Helen Nordgren, som är och handlar i en stor Icabutik i en galleria i Solna.Det är nämligen där det brister, enligt Förpacknings- och tidningsinsamling, FTI, som svarar för att samla in olika typer av emballage och skicka vidare till återvinning.Frågan är varför den svarta plasten överhuvudtaget finns i förpackningarna.Ingen kan svara säkert, men en anledning tros vara att maten ser bättre ut mot det svarta, och att exempelvis såsig köttsaft inte ser lika äcklig ut mot det mörka.Ica har inlett ett projekt som innebär att förpackningar på alla deras egna varumärken nu successivt byts ut mot återvinningsbara, och Ica ställer också krav på sina leverantörer, berättar Maria Smith, chef för hållbarhetsstrategi på Ica.
Those on the hunt for a bargain smartphone will often turn to eBay for a secondhand device or unwanted present that someone is selling at a knockdown price.Now, eBay wants you to buy a prepaid wireless plan at the same time.The ecommerce giant has partnered with mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Red Pocket Mobile in the U.S. to cross-sell phone buyers a SIM card and plan as they hit the checkout.With Apple’s new iPhones now out in the wild, there will likely be a flurry of people looking to offload their old iPhones to make way for their shiny new device.And if you go hunting on eBay for one of them, you’ll now see a little box at the bottom inviting you to sign up for a 30-day Unlimited wireless plan courtesy of Red Pocket for $29.On the next screen you can actually upgrade that option to a 360-day plan, with various options available.
This week, Sony revealed a new miniature PlayStation, Nintendo launched its online service, a bundle of Apple products started shipping, and Amazon put its Kindles and other top devices on sale as it showed off a heap of new products.With the help of TechBargains, we've put together the best deals of the week so you can sift through the savings without hassle.It ships December 3 and some store pre-orders are still open.13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar for $1,283 (Was $1,700).Use code SAVE5 at checkout to get the full discount.This is a 2017 MacBook Pro, which is still plenty powerful, with an Intel Core i5, Retina Display, 256GB SSD, and 8GB RAM.
Has a sale ever been blocked because you charged a higher amount than usual?Now MIT researchers have employed a new machine-learning technique to drastically reduce these false positives, saving banks money and easing customer frustration.Using machine learning to detect financial fraud dates back to the early 1990s and has advanced over the years.Behind the scenes, however, data scientists must dream up those features, which mostly center on blanket rules for amount and location.By doing so, it can better pinpoint when a specific card holder's spending habits deviate from the norm.Tested on a dataset of 1.8 million transactions from a large bank, the model reduced false positive predictions by 54 percent over traditional models, which the researchers estimate could have saved the bank 190,000 euros (around $220,000) in lost revenue.
Unlike traditional mining, cryptocurrency mining doesn’t involve digging huge pits in the ground to remove valuable minerals or other geological materials from the Earth.But that doesn’t mean there’s no environmental impact.Far from it, in fact.While there’s no definitive number that’s been agreed upon, the mining of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin consumes a considerable amount of energy — possibly even as much as a country the size of Ireland.Could a new sustainable approach help?With such an eco-friendly goal in mind, the company Soluna Technologies has announced that it is currently developing a $2 billion, 900MW wind farm power plant in one of the windiest regions of Morocco to help power the blockchain in a more eco-friendly and sustainable way.
Hurricane Florence has been swamping the Carolinas all weekend.The storm also spit out a waterspout that looked like it could whisk Dorothy to the Land of Oz.A Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, resident caught it on video.Allan Scott shared a stunning video of the waterspout to Twitter Sunday as it ran ashore.You can hear Scott narrating the footage, saying, "Here it goes.Florence has been downgraded to a tropical depression, but is still unleashing heavy rains.
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 13, 2018 -- Printed electronics use standard printing techniques to manufacture electronic devices on different substrates like glass, plastic films, and paper.A new study by researchers at Soonchunhyang University in South Korea, published in AIP Advances, from AIP Publishing, provides insights into the processing of copper nanoparticle ink with green laser light.Kye-Si Kwon and his colleagues previously worked with silver nanoparticle ink, but they turned to copper (derived from copper oxide) as a possible low-cost alternative.Kwon's group concentrates on photonic approaches for heating nanoparticles by the absorption of light.Heat from the laser serves two main purposes: converting copper oxide into copper and promoting the conjoining of copper particles through melting.Kwon was also curious because, to his knowledge, the use of green lasers in this role has not been reported elsewhere.
Now six weeks after New York government officials ordered Charter Communications to leave the state, Charter has received two deadline extensions and is trying to negotiate a deal that would let it keep operating in New York.The New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) voted on July 27 to revoke its approval of Charter's 2016 purchase of Time Warner Cable (TWC) and gave Charter 60 days to file a plan for transferring the network to another provider.New York alleges that Charter hasn't expanded its network enough to meet broadband deployment requirements that it agreed to in order to get the merger approved.But there's still a chance that Charter and New York could strike a deal that would avert a lengthy court battle and sale of the network to a new provider.Charter was originally ordered to submit an exit plan by September 25 and to leave the state six months after that.Charter and the Department have been involved over the past few weeks in productive dialogue regarding the Revocation Order as well as the July Compliance Order and the related special proceeding initiated by the Commission in the [state] Supreme Court pursuant to the July Compliance Order.