In the past few years, electric motors have become smaller and more powerful, and batteries have become more capacitous and long-lasting — two trends that have coalesced and kicked off a renaissance in personal mobility devices.Initially conceived under the Caterham umbrella, the team broke away from the British carmaker in 2014 and founded Moto Parilla last year.Of course, that s without toting anything along — this is not a cargo bike with an awkward pannier welded to the rear, so don t expect to bring any two by fours back from Home Depot on this like you might in your Nissan Armada.Still, the Carbon could be pretty handy for those who normally toss their bikes in the back of a truck and take them out to a park or range to ride.And since it s electric, no noise complaints from the neighbors well, not for the Carbon anyway .The campaign ends Tuesday June 7, and still needs about $100,000 to meet its goal.
In the past few years, electric motors have become smaller and more powerful, and batteries have become more capacitous and long-lasting — two trends that have coalesced and kicked off a renaissance in personal mobility devices.Initially conceived under the Caterham umbrella, the team broke away from the British carmaker in 2014 and founded Moto Parilla last year.Of course, that s without toting anything along — this is not a cargo bike with an awkward pannier welded to the rear, so don t expect to bring any two by fours back from Home Depot on this like you might in your Nissan Armada.Still, the Carbon could be pretty handy for those who normally toss their bikes in the back of a truck and take them out to a park or range to ride.And since it s electric, no noise complaints from the neighbors well, not for the Carbon anyway .The campaign ends Tuesday June 7, and still needs about $100,000 to meet its goal.
PCI Express 3.0 and OpenGL 4.5 are also supported by both.This platform uses direct-GPU-contact heatpipes that not only pull heat away from the graphics chips through surface transference, but promise up to 30-percent cooler gaming performance when compared to reference design setups.That way, the graphics cards can borrow the PC s fans in case the system needs additional help in staying cool.All Asus graphics cards are now produced using Auto-Extreme technology, an industry-exclusive, 100-percent automated production process that incorporates premium materials to set a new standard of quality, the company said on Friday.As previously stated, the two cards are available now across the globe.Heck, with those prices in mind, you might as well shell out the extra $20 for the overclocked model!
PCI Express 3.0 and OpenGL 4.5 are also supported by both.This platform uses direct-GPU-contact heatpipes that not only pull heat away from the graphics chips through surface transference, but promise up to 30-percent cooler gaming performance when compared to reference design setups.That way, the graphics cards can borrow the PC s fans in case the system needs additional help in staying cool.All Asus graphics cards are now produced using Auto-Extreme technology, an industry-exclusive, 100-percent automated production process that incorporates premium materials to set a new standard of quality, the company said on Friday.As previously stated, the two cards are available now across the globe.Heck, with those prices in mind, you might as well shell out the extra $20 for the overclocked model!
It was a big deal for the people of Vietnam when the President of the United States visited their country earlier this week.But sadly, posting about the event on Facebook proved rather difficult.Reuters cites sources from two activist organizations—Access Now and Viet Tan—that both claim Facebook was restricted and at times blocked in Vietnam during the presidential visit.The restrictions were, according to the sources, put in place so that people were unable to organize protests via the social network.Reuters explains that it s not the first time that Vietnam has blocked Facebook—apparently it did so earlier this year when protests broke out over fish stocks and ahead of parliamentary elections.China, Uganda, Turkey and North Korea have all been known to censor social networks in the past.
No, you have to go full nerd in order to appreciate PCWorld s latest video show and podcast.Every two weeks, executive editor Gordon Mah Ung and senior editor Brad Chacos will be joined by a special guest to riff on hardcore tech topics like PC gaming, videocards, CPUs, and other forms of rarefied silicon.In Episode 1 of The Full Nerd, Gordon and Brad are joined by reviews editor Alaina Yee to hash out the week s nerdiest topics:Intel s new game-ready Skull Canyon NUC and whether it can replace a tower.Your burning questions regarding PC components and PC building.Or you can point your favorite podcast-savvy RSS reader to: http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:226190044/sounds.rssTo find previous episodes of The Full Nerd, visit our SoundCloud page.And you can always send us feedback about anything you hear on the show.
After laying a wreath at Peace Memorial Park, several hundred yards from where the atomic bomb exploded, on August 6, 1945, he delivered a short address, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at his side.If the fact of Obama s presence was remarkable, his choice of words wasn t. Hiroshima has played an important role in how Americans typically understand both the end of the Second World War and the origins of the Cold War, but it has shown up rarely in the speeches of most Presidents, and then usually as a generic invocation of the nuclear age—with heavy emphasis on the past tense and passive voice.In the hours after the Hiroshima attack, his office issued a press release.Personal legacies and political careers were at stake.When these leaders proposed that the attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were unnecessary, they meant that they were unnecessary because Japan had already been bombed to dust.Whether or not Eisenhower s views jibe with the documentary evidence from the time, what is most curious is how inexpressible these same views would be for American politicians—much less Presidents—today.
After laying a wreath at Peace Memorial Park, several hundred yards from where the atomic bomb exploded, on August 6, 1945, he delivered a short address, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at his side.If the fact of Obama s presence was remarkable, his choice of words wasn t. Hiroshima has played an important role in how Americans typically understand both the end of the Second World War and the origins of the Cold War, but it has shown up rarely in the speeches of most Presidents, and then usually as a generic invocation of the nuclear age—with heavy emphasis on the past tense and passive voice.In the hours after the Hiroshima attack, his office issued a press release.Personal legacies and political careers were at stake.When these leaders proposed that the attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were unnecessary, they meant that they were unnecessary because Japan had already been bombed to dust.Whether or not Eisenhower s views jibe with the documentary evidence from the time, what is most curious is how inexpressible these same views would be for American politicians—much less Presidents—today.
However much progress France s startup ecosystem makes, the country s image abroad is still often defined by its regulatory clashes with Silicon Valley superpowers.Indeed, on a chilly Paris morning this week, as France s Digital Minister, Axelle Lemaire, met with a delegation of international reporters, across town government officials were raiding Google s offices as part of a tax evasion investigation.During a question and answer session, I asked Lemaire about what seems like a contradiction to many in Silicon Valley:On the one hand, the French government is throwing enormous resources at startups and innovation more on that in a later post .What we realize is that the biggest Internet giants consider that the only legislation that applies to them are their terms of service, Lemaire said.When we re saying we want personal data to be protected, it s not because we want to harm the companies.As another example, she pointed out that the cost of telecommunications and mobile services in France is drastically lower here than in the United States because the government strictly enforces competition rules.If the cost of mobile services is among the lowest in the world, it s because we have a regulatory framework that works, she said.In the realm of Internet services, however, the French government is concerned that big players are stifling innovation and competition, rather than promoting it.Finally, she pointed out that Paris is Airbnb s largest market and that the government welcomes the service as a powerful new model for French citizens.
A new trailer for Ubisoft s Ghost Recon Wildlands has been released, shedding new light on the game that closed out the company s E3 2015 press conference.The trailer gives the game a very Mad Max meets Just Cause meets The Division vibe, as we see a squad of soldiers walking, driving and flying across different terrains, before seeing the action really kick off in a series of different enemy strongholds.There is still no official release date for Wildlands, but the game is set to launch on PS4, Xbox One and PC.The trailer reveals that people who pre-order the game from Uplay will get a bonus in-game mission.With E3 2016 right around the corner, we can expect to see much more from the game during Ubisoft s press conference.Let us know in the comments.
The chiclet-style keys are large the letter keys in particular and well-spaced for easy finger-finding.That's really saying something when the type cover only measures two-thirds of a centimeter thick.All this keyboard focus does have an unfortunate downside: the trackpad suffers from Oliver Twist syndrome.It's squat nature is particularly noticeable during vertical scrolling.Spec sheetHere is the HP Elite x2 1012 G1's configuration sent to techradar for review:CPU: 1.1GHz Intel Core m5-6Y54 dual-core, 4MB cache, up to 2.7GHz with Turbo Boost Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 515RAM: 8GB LPDDR3-1866 SDRAMScreen: 12-inch, 1,920 x 1,280 FHD UWVA eDP ultra-slim LED-backlit touch screenStorage: 256GB M.2 SATA TLC SSDPorts: USB Type-C with Thunderbolt support, USB 3.0, headphone/mic combo jackConnectivity: 2 x 2 Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.2 ComboCamera: 2MP FHD 1080p front-facing webcam, 5MP FHD 1080p rear-facingWeight: 1.8 pounds tablet , 2.65 pounds tablet with travel keyboard , 2.79 pounds tablet with advanced keyboard Size: 11.8 x 8.4 x 0.3 inches tablet , 11.8 x 8.4 x 0.5 inches tablet with travel keyboard , 11.8 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches tablet with advanced keyboard W x D x H PerformanceFew 2-in-1's can deliver a great non-mobile gaming experience, and the Elite x2 is no exception.BenchmarksHere's how the HP Elite x2 1012 G1 performed in our suite of benchmark tests:3DMark: Cloud Gate: 3,548; Sky Diver: 2,016; Fire Strike: 494Cinebench CPU: 218 points; Graphics: 24.44 fpsGeekBench: 2,915 single-core ; 5,739 multi-core PCMark 8 Home Test : 2,447pointsPCMark 8 Battery Life: 3 hours and 53 minutesBattery Life techradar movie test : 5 hours and 1 minuteConsidering its hardware, its not surprising the Elite x2 is no graphical powerhouse.
Quora s been at the Q game for 7 years now but still is only starting to monetize.He gave a positive projection of the business, saying The company s just getting bigger and delivering more audience for people who write.As big as the company s gotten, it s still a very safe and civil place to answer questions.And I might help Nadia Singer — Quora s Head of Outreach — keep bringing on more session hosts like Hillary Clinton and White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest.After original Quora co-founder Charlie Cheever left, Bodnick shouldered the responsibility for press and marketing while CEO Adam D Angelo led.His recent work securing famous public figures like Sheryl Sandberg for Quora s Ask Me Anything-style Writing Sessions has helped juice user growth.
Founded in 2005 and based in San Francisco, Itseez makes computer vision algorithms and software.The acquisition of Itseez comes one month Intel announced the purchase of Yogitech, another Internet of Things-related company.Based in Italy, Yogitech works on functional safety for semiconductors which means its tech makes sure the chips powering autonomous vehicles are working properly .In Intel s announcement, Doug Davis, Intel senior vice president and general manager of its Internet of Things Group IOTG , said, Itseez will become a key ingredient for Intel s Internet of Things Group roadmap, and will help Intel s customers create innovative deep-learning-based computer vision applications like autonomous driving, digital security and surveillance, and industrial application.Itseez has also developed algorithms for robotics, surveillance, smartphones, and sports analytics.Featured Image: Jarous/Shutterstock
Quality, not quantityMay is traditionally a pretty slow month for PC hardware, and for a fine reason: Everybody in the industry saves their big guns for Computex, the Taiwan tradeshow that kicks off at the very beginning of June.PC Perspective managed to snag one and found that, well, it basically performs as well as a pair of Radeon Nanos in SLI, but costs $500 more.Slapping a hardcover book next to you on the couch for a mouse surface sucks, and you might not want to wrap your head around Valve s radical Steam Controller.See larger imageIf you utter the words VoodooPC to long-time PC gamers, expect a smile to blossom; the company s systems caused a stir around the stir around the turn of the century due to an enticing blend of sleek looks and potent firepower.Sadly, its vaunted Omen brand languished on the vine shortly after HP acquired the company in 2006 and co-founder Rahul Sood moved on to Microsoft and Unikrn, since .The lack of Thunderbolt 3 support in a laptop with a Thunderbolt 3 controller is a bit of a head-scratcher, as is the inclusion of DDR3 rather than DDR4 memory, but this notebook shines for its price-to-performance ratio.
It s simple physics really: The faster a car is going when it hits you, the more likely you re going to get killed.An interactive chart made by ProPublica uses data from a famous 2011 study that collected four years of US car vs. pedestrian crash data.This chart is not only the best illustration of that data I ve ever seen, it also adjusts for age—older people are less likely to recover from injuries sustained in a crash.But if the speed is reduced by just 10 mph, which I would argue would be a nearly imperceptible speed reduction from the driver s perspective, the chances of being killed plummet.Which is why better street design can help slow drivers down and make walkers more visible, not just with speed bumps, but with a whole range of tricks known as traffic calming.Of course by that time, cars probably won t be driven by humans at all.
It has been quite a week for TENAA leaks with ZUK OnePlus and now Oppo all preparing new phones to go on sale.The latest Oppo phone seen at TENAA is the Oppo A59, which appears to be an updated version of the Oppo A53.Buy Oppo phones and accessories at shop.gizchina.com!From the TENAA listing we see a phone that appears physically similar to the Oppo R9 range of phones with a white faceplate, physical home button/fingerprint scanner, and gold metal body.Internally the Oppo A59 will come with a 1.5Ghz Snapdragon 616 chipset, 5.5-inch 720 HD display, 3GB RAM, 16GB memory, 8 mega-pixel front camera and 13 mega-pixel rear.Android 5.1 comes on the phone but with Oppo s own ColorOS expect the same camera and audio features are more upmarket Oppo phones.
Jawbone is looking to sell its speaker business, according to sources, as its shifts its focus solely to its wearable and health business.The information comes from Fortune, which says it received word from multiple sources.One of those sources says Jawbone is working with distributors to get the remaining speakers liquidated.The move may also be necessary to remain viable, as we ve seen signs of trouble behind closed doors.Not helping Jawbone s financial stability was a 2014 lawsuit from Flextronics now Flex over various alleged issues, something that has reversed with Jawbone's own lawsuit against Fitbit.Unfortunately for the company, its legal pursuit hasn't gone entirely in its favor, though, with the judge saying, among other things, that Jawbone was seeking "a monopoly on the abstract ideas of collecting and monitoring sleep and other heath-related data."
Hulu's anime library has been shrinking, and according to a new report, it'll be losing a bunch of older anime content on June 1.Reportedly hundreds of anime episodes and shows will be disappearing at the start of next month, with publishers eventually being left offering scare content in relation to what subscribers once enjoyed.Supposedly a good 2/3 of Anime Networks and Sentai Filmworks shows are being dropped, and that a huge number of Funimation s shows will be disappearing.Assuming it s true, this leaves anime fans with less than a week of Hulu s library to enjoy before a massive purge takes place.Some speculate that Hulu s dropping so many anime shows from its library in order to shift focus toward its potentially more fruitful and strenuous undertakings, namely the upcoming live TV service that was recently confirmed.The company hasn't many any comments on the matter either way, though, and we'll have to wait a few days to see whether the June 1 anime-pocalyse indeed comes true.
Results of two studies released this week, one by an email marketing company, one by a provider of a collaborative work-space communications solution, show two very different views of how we use email and what that means in our work lives.Results from the Hightail survey include:66% said that their creative projects are managed primarily within email.We re seeing a move away from horizontal communication toward feedback and comment and collaboration spaces where communication happens in its context.It s been widely assumed that email would fade away because Millennials and teens weren t going to use it, says Adestra VP of Marketing Insights Ryan Phelan, the opposite is true, email continues to be part of everyday life The Adestra study surveyed 1200 consumers about their email usage in daily life – including their work lives.The company examined generations at opposite ends of the demographic spectrum ranging from teens ages 14-18 and 19-34, who represent the most native of the Digital Natives and older users between 56 and 67 who represent first-generation email users.Of those, more than half rely on email shop online.
Noted Apple watcher John Gruber shared on his podcast The Talk Show that his sources which we believe are quite good indicated the next next iPhone would have an all-glass case, edge-to-edge display.And frankly, although we don t doubt that Apple has been working on the 2017 iPhone for quite some time the lead-in time for devices like the iPhone and iPad are often years, not months , it s odd for such concrete details to leak so early.At its annual shareholder meeting, the chairman of longtime iPhone supplier Catcher Technology Allen Horng said, indicated that the 2017 iPhone would indeed have an all-glass display.Catcher has been the chassis maker for iPhone devices for a number of years and the move to a non-aluminum chassis could mean Catcher would lose business.Stay skepticalWe should note that comments from a supplier CEO – even though interesting – don t confirm anything about Apple s future iPhone plans.It will come in rose gold.
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