A heads-up display, which projects information such as the car's speed and battery life in front of the driver, could prevent drivers from looking at the 15ins display while driving and therefore help them focus on the road.Despite its focus on autonomous technology, the driving experience in the Model 3 “remains enjoyably analogue”, says Car magazine, while the vehicle's acceleration performance easily matches its more expensive sibling, the Model S.Drivers may find themselves using only their right foot to drive the Model 3, thanks to its regenerative braking system, which automatically applies the brakes when coasting in order to charge battery.The batteries themselves come in two different options, says Top Gear - offering a 220-mile-per-charge range or 310 miles per charge.As there are no dials behind the steering wheel to show your road speed, Mashable says you need to focus on the touchscreen in the centre console to see how fast you're going.TechCrunch concludes that the Model 3 "is a well-designed, mid-sized sedan that managed to simplify the Tesla design ethos with luxury in mind and without making it feel any less a part of the Tesla family."
We have had good success with our GPUs in high-performance computing, deep learning in hpc, deep learning, data analytics, remote work stations, said McHugh, a former Cisco executive who joined Nvidia six months ago.The Tesla M10 GPU has high user density when it comes to delivering apps such as Outlook, Office 2016, web browsers, Adobe Photoshop, and the Windows 10 operating system.Delivering business applications in a virtualized way is becoming more challenging because more businesses are using demanding graphics apps these days.The percentage of GPU-accelerated apps has more than doubled in the past five years, with half that growth coming in the first months of 2016 alone, according to a study by Lakeside Software.To provide the best user experience, these applications increasingly use OpenGL and DirectX APIs, as well as graphics technology from the data center.While the need for advanced GPU technology has commonly been associated with the usage of 3D applications, as enterprises make the move to software like Windows 10, Office 365, and other SaaS and web apps, IT departments will increasingly seek the benefits of GPU acceleration to provide everyday business tools to all of their users, said Robert Young, analyst for IT Service Management and Client Virtualization Software at IDC, in a statement.Nvidia is teaming up with virtualization software companies, such as Citrix and VMware, to deliver a high-end virtualized app that runs as if it were being processed on a user s personal machine.The cost of running such virtual apps or remote desktop sessions is now down to less than $2 a month per user and, for virtual PCs, is less than $6 a month per user.The new Nvidia Grid software is available worldwide today, and the Tesla M10 will be generally available in the fall.Virtualized apps can now be delivered at a subscription price of about $10 per concurrent user, McHugh said, on the Nvidia Grid service.
Google has begun to build its own custom application-specific integrated circuit ASIC chip called tensor processing units TPUs , Google chief executive Sundar Pichai said today at the Google I/O developer conference in Mountain View, California.The name is inspired by Google s TensorFlow open source deep learning framework.When you use the Google Cloud Platform, you can take advantage of TPUs as well, Pichai said.Specialty hardware — sort of taking a cue from the holographic processing unit HPU inside Microsoft s HoloLens augmented reality headset — will not be the only thing that will make the Google public cloud stand out from market leader Amazon Web Services AWS .Also, over time Google will expose more and more machine learning APIs, Pichai said.Our goal is to lead the industry on machine learning and make that innovation available to our customers, Google distinguished hardware engineer Norm Jouppi wrote in a blog post.Building TPUs into our infrastructure stack will allow us to bring the power of Google to developers across software like TensorFlow and Cloud Machine Learning with advanced acceleration capabilities.Machine Learning is transforming how developers build intelligent applications that benefit customers and consumers, and we re excited to see the possibilities come to life.
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While all 15 companies in the latest batch hold promise, and encompass some very wild ambitions, these three stood out thanks to creative applications of advanced tech to sometimes overlooked, but truly massive potential markets.The company s ROVéo 250 is a remotely operated vehicle that can navigate rugged terrain, endure harsh environments and do the very heavy lifting that humans would find challenging even with the right tools in tow.Co-founders Lucian Cucu and Thomas Estier said they were inspired by generations of Mars rovers, but also the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, to build their machine.The wearables, called the LIV, contain sophisticated motion sensors and connect to a user s smartphone via Bluetooth.Beyond hair pulling, kids and adults alike struggle with nail biting, skin picking and thumb sucking.When users choose to connect their bracelets to their smartphones via Bluetooth, the LIV app shows them a chart tracking the times of day when they are most likely to fall into their repetitive behaviors.
The AutoRally platform is technically still a toy, but at almost 40-inches in length and with a top-speed of 62 miles per hour, it s a perfect fifth-scale replica of a human-sized car.After a couple of low-speed human-controlled practice laps on a dirt track to familiarize the truck s AI with the simple course, the vehicle was left to navigate it all on its own, while trying to maintain a constant speed of around 18 miles per hour.Using specially-developed algorithms that calculate 2,560 different possible trajectories for the oncoming two-and-a-half seconds of travel, the truck calculates the best possible way to safely navigate a corner or straightaway all by itself using its steering, acceleration, and braking.Most of the time that includes power-sliding around a corner to maintain as much of its speed as possible—a skill that the little truck learns all by itself through trial and error.The key innovation here isn t about teaching autonomous cars how to safely drift around corners at high speeds—as cool as it looks.Slowing to a crawl every time it rains will keep self-driving cars safe, but they won t do the world any favors when it comes to traffic jams.
Launched out of Y Combinator and Kickstarter in 2012, Boosted Boards makes electric longboards controlled with a handheld wireless remote.The Gen 2 boards also include some other cool new features:Accessory Port – so you can plug in onboard headlights and taillights, or charge your phoneImproved Water Resistance – so you can handle hitting the odd puddle or damp street, though you still shouldn t ride in the rain or through significant standing waterStronger, More Secure Connectivity – to prevent your handheld remote from disconnecting from the board if you hit a Bluetooth interference, and protect you from hackersBetter Deck, Wheels, And Drivetrain – for a smoother ride on a lighter board, plus better carving, torque, braking, acceleration, and hill climbingModular, User-Swappable Components – so you can customize, upgrade, and repair your boardInternational Sales Approval – so you can finally buy one no matter where you liveThe improved security is especially important after Wired reported last year that researchers discovered they could hack the Boosted Board over Bluetooth and take control of it.Me, riding a Boosted before my accidentAfter 13 years of longboarding and 2.5 on my Boosted without injury, a giant pothole swallowed me up.Boosted s are the best not just because of the specs, but because of the more subtle mapping of the controller to the board.Flooring it every chance you get might feel fun and look cool, but your body could pay the price.Sick of walking from the train to the office?
Samsung and LG were on the way up, but the big names in cell phones were still Motorola and Nokia.I didn t have the benefit then of the K-Startup Grand Challenge and the potential of landing $100,000 in grant money — more about that down below.However, over the decade that I ve lived on and off in Korea, it has become a world leader in technology, advanced manufacturing, and even culture.For us, the close proximity to the rest of Asia allows us to keep up-to-date with rapidly changing technological trends much quicker than if we were in the West, said Alex Gershon, Business Development Manager at file sharing startup Send Anywhere.This all-expenses-paid acceleration program gives entrepreneurs looking to break into Asia an advantage that I didn t have when I founded G3 Partners a little less than two years ago.The K-Startup Grand Challenge will bring 40 foreign startups to a new $160 million startup campus in Pangyo, an area dubbed Korea s Silicon Valley.Dr. Chang-yong Ahn, a director at Korea s Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning puts it bluntly, Most innovation is borne from diversity – just look at Silicon Valley.The K-Startup Grand Challenge is part of a $2 billion annual effort, funded by the Korean government and private companies, to transform Korea s economy into one with a stronger focus on technology entrepreneurship.We were also very fortunate to receive two government grants and a free office, making the move easier.
View photosMoreVisitors look at Panasonic Corp's luxury brand home appliances called J concept at CEATEC Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies JAPAN 2015 in Makuhari, Japan, October 6, 2015.REUTERS/Yuya Shino/File PhotoTOKYO Reuters - Panasonic Corp is prepared to move up its investment plans for Tesla Motors Inc's battery plant if needed to meet strong demand for the electric car maker's upcoming Model 3 sedan, an executive at the Japanese electronics group said.Supplier executives and industry consultants have told Reuters that the acceleration in the plans to move up the launch of high-volume production of the Model 3 to 2018 would be difficult to achieve and potentially costly.Asked about risks of being heavily involved in Tesla's aggressive production plans, Ito said Panasonic "hopes to play a balancing act" of ensuring investment returns and filling responsibilities as a supplier.Panasonic's partnership with Tesla is part of the Japanese company's effort to withdraw from low-margin consumer electronics products like smartphones to focus more on automotive components and other businesses targeting corporate clients.$1 110.2200 yen Reporting by Makiko Yamazaki; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim and Christopher Cushing
This relationship took a twist this week when the company revealed that it has indeed been making its very own long-rumoured chips, designed specifically for machine learning.Data Centre UseSAP data centre Because of this, we can squeeze more operations per second into the silicon, use more sophisticated and powerful machine learning models and apply these models more quickly, so users get more intelligent results more rapidly.TPUs have been tested already in Google applications such as RankBrain, which is used to improve the relevancy of search results.But perhaps the highest profile case of Google s stealthy use of the chips is in its recent AlphaGo Chinese board game win against Go world champion Lee Sedol.Building TPUs into our infrastructure stack will allow us to bring the power of Google to developers across software like TensorFlow and Cloud Machine Learning with advanced acceleration capabilities.Take our virtual reality quiz here!
The AutoRally platform is technically still a toy, but at 100 cm in length and with a top-speed of 62 miles per hour, it s a perfect fifth-scale replica of a human-sized car.After a couple of low-speed human-controlled practice laps on a dirt track to familiarise the truck s AI with the simple course, the vehicle was left to navigate it all on its own, while trying to maintain a constant speed of around 18 miles per hour.Using specially developed algorithms that calculate 2,560 different possible trajectories for the oncoming two-and-a-half seconds of travel, the truck calculates the best possible way to safely navigate a corner or straightaway all by itself using its steering, acceleration, and braking.Most of the time that includes power-sliding around a corner to maintain as much of its speed as possible — a skill that the little truck learns all by itself through trial and error.The key innovation here isn t about teaching autonomous cars how to safely drift around corners at high speeds — as cool as it looks.Slowing to a crawl every time it rains will keep self-driving cars safe, but they won t do the world any favours when it comes to traffic jams.
But you wouldn t want this car to be any larger, particularly if you park like an idiot at the best of times, which by the ancient laws of the universe of cars, people who need seven seats always do.They acknowledge your existence, but at their own pace and without much promise.It s mainly impressive for the many places you d expect a trade-off where a trade hasn t been made.Most obviously, a car this size should have mediocre emissions ratings, but it doesn t: at its most eco, it comes in below 100g/km, and even in the Exclusive that I had, it s only 105g/km.Front passengers like it for the posture, which you can recline like one of those stressed-traveller seats in airports from the 90s it s called the RELAX function, in Exclusive models only .Citroën Grand C4: in numbersPrice £28,290Top speed 117mphAcceleration 0-62mph in 11.6 secondsCombined mileage 70.6mpgCO2 emissions 105g/kmCool rating 6/10
From NASA and asset-manager Jeremy Grantham at GMO, an update on global temperature trends.The global-warming skeptics had an encouraging run for a while.But the acceleration of warming over the past year is alarming.Here's Mr. Grantham:Global warming accelerates: so much for the pause Because 1998 was an outlier warm year due to a large El Niño effect in the Pacific, many subsequent years, including 2013, had lower global temperatures and led some to believe, or claim to believe, that global warming had ceased.And then came the real test as a new powerful El Niño started to build up in 2015.Ten of the twelve months of 2015 set new all-time records, an unheard of event, and 2015 in total became a monster, not only the warmest year in recent millennia but by a record increment.Yet, the early months of 2016, still under the influence of what had become one of the most powerful El Niño effects, showed temperature increases that were even more remarkable.This current El Niño has accelerated underlying warming caused by increasing CO2 – as all El Niños do – but this time the combined effect has been far ahead of scientific forecasts that in general remain dangerously conservative.Most recently, March was once again the warmest ever March, although not quite by a record amount see Exhibit 2 .The exhibit makes the scary point clear: global temperature is not just increasing, but accelerating.
We ll Train Them Like DogsJason Tanz WIRED"Whether you re a member of the coding elite or someone who barely feels competent to futz with the settings on your phone—don t get used to it.Our machines are starting to speak a different language now, one that even the best coders can t fully understand...The neural network s operations are largely opaque and inscrutable.Drew Endy and Laurie Zoloth Cosmos Magazine"In a world where human reproduction has already become a competitive marketplace, with eggs, sperm and embryos carrying a price, it is easy to make up far stranger uses of human genome synthesis capacities...Given that human genome synthesis is a technology that can completely redefine the core of what now joins all of humanity together as a species, we argue that discussions of making such capacities real, like today s Harvard conference, should not take place without open and advance consideration of whether it is morally right to proceed."This development raises uncomfortable—and increasingly nontheoretical—questions: If moral responsibility depends on faith in our own agency, then as belief in determinism spreads, will we become morally irresponsible?And if we increasingly see belief in free will as a delusion, what will happen to all those institutions that are based on it?"It s acceleration that produces nausea.
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You never forget your first Tesla.In 2010, right after the company had survived a near-death experience, I was offered the chance to sample what was then the carmaker's only vehicle: the original Roadster.It's hard to overestimate the importance of this car, which sold for over $100,000, turned in blistering acceleration, and could top 200 miles on a single charge.The Roadster changed our minds forever about what an electric car could be and launched Tesla on a road to its current $30 billion market cap and a portfolio of, by 2017, three vehicles: the Model S sedan, the Model X SUV, and the Model 3 car for the masses.Last year, I reminisced about my first time with a Tesla to one of the company's staffers.This led to a question: Do we even have a Roadster around to check out anymore?They found one, and I was reunited with my old friend in Los Angeles, on the eve of the Model 3 unveiling in late March.Something poetic and romantic about that, I think.Read on to see what it was like.View As: One PageSlides
Capable of doing 0-to-60 mph in under five seconds and a top speed of 80 mph, Bosch's new all-electric go-kart is about to change the kart racing industry.The e-kart prototype isn't just a glorified golf cart; it was designed from scratch as an EV.More than simply supplying up to 221 pound-feet of torque to the pavement 51 lb-ft. more than produced by the Toyota Camry's engine, for comparison , the electric motors can also slow the e-kart while generating electricity that can be later used for acceleration.When the motors spin forward, expending electricity from the onboard batteries, the kart accelerates.Although the e-kart is a prototype at the moment, it's been embraced by Mach 1, Germany's largest go-kart producer.Since karting is a gateway for the world's race-car drivers, there's a good chance the e-kart signifies the start of a new era in which racers will only know racing dominated by electric powertrains.
Cloud-Enabled AgilityOracle s experience launching the Accelerated Buying Experience shows two sides to how cloud applications bring a new level of speed and flexibility to a global, strategic project.What follows are four examples of how the Accelerated Buying Experience gives Oracle customers and salespeople alike a better experience, made possible by increased process automation and more customer-friendly practices.It s cutting down on the cycle time it takes to sell something, plus the number of iterations salespeople need to go through to get the quote correct and get exactly what the customer wants, Doyle says.Less IT Support RequiredA lot of the strategic levers that business leaders pull—from new product offerings to price changes—require changes to a CPQ system.Now it s all self-managed by the business, which speeds up the product introduction cycle, Juvara says.And, modernizing the purchasing process is only the first phase of Oracle s internal cloud transformation.
Xilinx, Mellanox also join CCIX Consortium to give data centre CPUs an open sharing architecture to boost speed and efficiencyA High Council of seven data centre heavyweights has forged a new consortium to develop a platform that will let the processors from different vendors work together whilst sharing the same memory.Representing a milestone in the industry, a single interconnect technology is being developed that will provide exactly that open framework, said Qualcomm.Does it matter to your business whether your data is stored in the EU?Applications such as big data analytics, search, machine learning, NFV, wireless 4G/5G, in-memory database processing, video analytics, and network processing, benefit from acceleration engines that need to move data seamlessly among the various system components.NVIDIA also has its own technology, NVLink, which boost connectivity between GPUs and IBM POWER.Still, the alliance of vendors who have chosen to work together is a wise move, especially ahead of the Intel acquisition of Altera that will increase its accelerator technology, as noted by Moore Insights and Strategy analyst Karl Freund.
Named the mBeaconSense sensor, it can measure acceleration, light, magnetic force, temperature, and vibration.The sensor also has a clock, an RFID tag, and a coin battery that lasts for over a year.1See Also: London startup SAM Labs wants everyone to try out IoTNetclearance says that the sensor can be used in all types of IoT systems, everything from wearables to city furniture.The launch of mBeaconSense addresses a gap in the market by offering a tiny IoT device that can be used alone or with our suite of gateway beacon devices to make it a fully internet capable device, said Jonathan Duffy, executive director of EMEA at Netclearance.Adding an inexpensive sensor to its line of software and services might make Netclearance an complete solution for some companies.Having such a small sensor could be useful for all sorts of projects, especially since the company can leave it to run for over a year, which could be useful for wearable manufacturers that want to trim a few millimeters off the size of their devices.That said, the battery life is still a factor that is negating the opportunities of small sensors.