A "performance" version of the Tesla Model 3 is due to arrive next year, founder Elon Musk has revealed.Focus now is on getting out of Model 3 production hell."While there's no mention of what differences a performance version would have over the standard Model 3, Electrek says it expects it to come with the regular car's 310-mile battery pack along with "a dual motor all-wheel-drive system".The event also saw the confirmation of prices for the company's first mass-production saloon with The Verge reporting the entry-level Model 3 will go on the market for $35,000 (£27,000) while a version with a longer battery life will be priced at $44,000 (£34,000).UK prices have yet to be announced and more details are expected when Tesla ramps up deliveries later this year.Musk revealed the first production in July and it bares a striking resemblance to both the concept version and Tesla's range-topping Model S saloon.
ride sharing service uber's public image has never been particularly clean, but this spring its activities is felt to find new the dirty secrets of this here.The Information according to the Uber used in 2014-2016 secret Hell-spyware in the united states the worst rival Lyftin action observation.the thing of news also, inter alia, The Verge.the Software claimed showed, inter alia, Lyft-car locations in the city.Uber drivers seek information on the basis of spread out so that were able to provide competitors with shorter waiting times for prospective customers.in Addition, Uber was able to find out the kind of drivers who worked for both Uber and rival Lyftin.
Credit: Rob SchultzWhen it comes to parsing Microsoft s public statements, most company watchers know you have to read between the lines to get at what Microsoft is saying without really saying it.The Verge s Tom Warren just spotted one such statement that implies Microsoft is killing the Lumia lines of phones.Here s what Microsoft said: Microsoft will continue to develop Windows 10 Mobile and support Lumia phones such as the Lumia 650, Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, and phones from OEM partners like Acer, Alcatel, HP, Trinity and VAIO.Microsoft has yet to officially announce the end of the Lumia line; however, critics have expected as much since earlier in 2016.The impact on you at home: Even if the Lumia brand has reached the end of its sad, tortured existence with the Lumia 650—which was rumored at the time to be the last Lumia—it doesn t necessarily mean Microsoft won t create another Windows phone.Rumors, and desperate hope from Windows phone fans, are still holding on to the dream of a Surface phone.
Microsoft is selling its featurephone business to manufacturing company Foxconn, The Verge reports.The deal, which is worth $350 million £242 million, will give Foxconn company FIH Mobile the right to use the Nokia brand, and 4,500 employees will also work for the new company.The official Microsoft press release says it expects the deal to close in the second half of 2016.A featurephone is a low-end mobile phone that doesn't have the capabilities of a smartphone.Microsoft has been scaling back its production of featurephones.A leaked memo from 2014 showed that the company was going to focus on Windows Phones instead of Nokia products.And now Microsoft has moved away from Windows Phones too.Microsoft's 2013's acquisition of Finnish phone manufacturer Nokia has been described by BBC News as "a disaster for all concerned."The company took a $7.6 billion writedown  £5.2 billion from the deal last year, which was more than the $7.2 billion £4.9 billion  that it actually paid to acquire Nokia's phone division.NOW WATCH: Only in San Francisco — inside the 232-square-foot micro apartment that sold for nearly $425,000Loading video...
Initially, a small percentage of Bay Area drivers will be included in the trial, with the trial eventually spreading throughout the San Francisco area and lasting two months.Sitting in the Uber app s Help section, the calling function is represented by a phone icon.Currently, the Uber app offers self-service options, such as frequently asked questions, though there is a way to contact representatives.Since then I have been emailing support to get my account active again and every time I get a canned reply from different reps, Uber driver Garen Karanyan told The Verge.I would email Adrian and will get a reply from Eugene saying that he stepped in for Adrian.The ride-sharing service agreed to settlements, scheduled for review on June 2, totaling $100 million, though drivers will still be considered contractors.
The idea for this tennis robot was born after years of table tennis matches against each other and when they began studying in different parts built one brother a prototype robot to practice in secret. A dozen prototypes later, has now launched Trainerbot on Kickstarter. The project is seeking 80,000 dollars and if you want one you have to donate at least $ 329 excluding shipping. With Trainerbot can, via an associated mobile app, create your own workouts so you can get better at the different tennis teams. You can set each on the table the ball will land, how fast it will go and whether there should be any spin on the ball. Bonus Cut below where people from Ars Technica and The Verge takes a closer look at this device.
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According to his retelling of the story on Re/code Decode, after struggling to accomplish anything meaningful in his first year on the job, he was on the verge of being fired.This idea not only saved him his job, but earned him the lionshare of the credit for Facebook s unprecedented growth.At the time, Sheryl and Mark asked him, What do you call this thing where you help change the product, do some SEO and SEM, and algorithmically do this or that?Four Ways Software Changed How Companies GrowThere have been four major market changes caused by the proliferation of software that have changed our approach to growing products.The Emergence of Platforms and APIsEvery company is built on top of a larger pre-existing platform.Mixpanel, Amplitude, Segment, KISSmetrics, Localytics -he list goes on and on.
Today, Google has announced its new Daydream mobile VR technology, the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance warns that drastic measures are required to avoid mass deaths caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria, Zika virus may reach Europe this summer and more.Google announces new Daydream VR headsetGoogle has announced Daydream VR, a new virtual reality headset and development standard that'll work with the forthcoming generation of Android N phones The Verge .Report: Superbugs will kill one human every three seconds by 2050A new report by the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance warns that without intervention, by 2050, one person will die every three seconds as a result of antibiotic-resistant superbugs BBC .The review recommends a huge global awareness campaign to inform people of the risks, selective bans on antibiotic use in agriculture, a bounty for the discovery of new antibiotics and the promotion of various methods of disease prevention.Nintendo to branch out into medical devices, restaurants and computer softwareNintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima has announced that the company intends to expand its business purposes to cover new areas, including computer software, alongside its existing console and mobile offerings Gamasutra .Following fantastic events in 2013, 2014 and 2015, this one-day conference returns on June 23, 2016.
After making a big splash in 2014 by acquiring Nokia, Microsoft has effectively sold it off to Apple supply chain partner Foxconn for $350 million.In announcing the sale, Microsoft says it will continue to develop Windows 10 Mobile and support Lumia phones such as the Lumia 650, Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, and phones from OEM partners like Acer, Alcatel, HP, Trinity and VAIO.Though the deal doesn t specifically name Nokia, feature phones are the only division still using the Nokia brand; Microsoft stopped branding its Lumia handsets with the Nokia logo long ago.Recently, Microsoft laid off just under 8,000 workers from its phone division, and wrote off the $7.6 billion it spent on Nokia.Perhaps we should have seen this coming anyway.via The VergeRead next: Xiaomi's new 4K HDR-capable Android TV set-top box is coming to the US
BOX Bottle Opener X is probably the world's first smart bottle opener and it might be interesting if you want to race drink with your buddies. BOX linked to the user's mobile phone via wifi and with the associated app can notify their friends via Facebook Messenger Slack or when opening a bottle. There is also a top list of who opened the most caps and you can also get awards based on how many bottles they opened. The clever bottle opener is supposed to be funded through Kickstarter crowdfundingsajten and campaign kicks off tomorrow if you would be interested. via The Verge bottleopenerx.com
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You can also use it for the opposite — having it pull out and start when you're ready to get in and drive.The new update, posted by a Tesla owner on Imgur, will require users to choose the direction they want their car to go in before they physically exit it, the Verge first reported.The update could be in response to a particularly nasty crash that occurred in early May by an owner using the Summon feature.The owner, Jared Overton of Utah, said the car drove itself into a trailer.Tesla told Overton that the crash occurred from him not being attentive while using the Summon feature.It's unclear whether the update was in fact rolled out in response to the crash.A Tesla spokesperson did not immediately return Tech Insider's request for comment.Read the original article on Tech Insider.Copyright 2016.More from Tech Insider:Nobody sends mail in Finland anymore, so postal workers are mowing lawns insteadThe internet is obsessed with these stunning 'mirror cakes'Bill Gates says everyone should read this book about the moon blowing upEating breakfast isn't actually all that important, according to scienceThe entire country of Portugal ran on wind, solar, and hydropower for four days straightNOW WATCH: Here s what it s like to drive the Tesla Model X — 'the best car ever according to Elon MuskLoading video...
Text message?Luckily, the newest version of Cortana for Android can push notifications to the latest build of Windows 10.Winbeta via The Verge Leaked screenshots seem to confirm that Siri is coming to desktops.Of course screenshots can be easily faked but it s long been rumored that the virtual assistant will make it s way to OS X—and given Microsoft and Google s push for intelligent voice interaction, it s no surprise that Apple intends to toss a spinning beach ball into the ring.Or at least, it feels like the newest iteration of Chatroulette or Justin.tv which certainly makes you wonder how they ll moderate all those streams .But at least that means you ll be seeing more of us.
To learn more and subscribe, please click here.Microsoft has announced that is selling its entry-level phone business to FIH Mobile and HMD global Oy for $350 million as the tech giant continues to distance itself from mobile hardware.The move was not a surprise given how Microsoft has been reducing its feature phone business since CEO Satya Nadella took over.But what is noteworthy is that the press release indicated that Microsoft might never release another Lumia phone ever again, reports The Verge.Nowhere does the press release mention the development of any new Lumia devices or any future hardware.Furthermore, the announcement came just after the leak of an internal memo that reiterated Microsoft's commitment to mobile software, which also did not mention Lumia devices.The likely course of action for Microsoft is to build a Surface phone that targets the company's business customers, with a focus on device security and privacy.The pool of first-time buyers in these countries is shrinking rapidly, and sales are now primarily coming from phone upgrades.Meanwhile, emerging markets will continue to see robust shipment growth.India and Indonesia, in particular, will help fuel a large share of the shipments growth within the global smartphone market over the next few years.Will McKitterick, senior research analyst at BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service, has compiled a detailed report on smartphones by country that forecasts the market through 2021 to reflect slower, stabilizing growth in the long term.Here are some key points from the report:The global smartphone market is still growing at a steady pace due to more widespread adoption in emerging markets.Still, the vendor saw a slight decline in YoY growth of its share of the market in the face of stiff competition from Samsung and Chinese vendors such as Huawei.In full, the report:Forecasts global smartphone shipments through 2021.Explores why India is the next high-growth smartphone market.Breaks down the global smartphone platform wars.Discusses smartphone vendor performance market share.To get your copy of this invaluable guide, choose one of these options:Subscribe to an ALL-ACCESS Membership with BI Intelligence and gain immediate access to this report AND over 100 other expertly researched deep-dive reports, subscriptions to all of our daily newsletters, and much more.
The new electric toothbrush Prophix sends a video stream to an associated app so you can see how it looks inside the mouth. Thus shall it be easier for the user to see if it conceals any piece of meat in your teeth. The price of this toothbrush is at $ 299 excluding shipping but the price is valid only if you pre-book it. Had you thought about buying it after it is released, which occurs at the beginning of next year, will instead pay $ 399. via The Verge blog.getprophix.com
Mitochondrial replacement therapy, or three-parent IVF, is an effort to eliminate rare mitochondrial diseases in embryos, which can damage the brain, heart, liver, skeletal muscles, and respiratory systems.Unfortunately, inherited defects in mitochondrial DNA can lead to severe or even fatal results, and it happens in about one in every 5,000 births.Despite the controversial nature of the procedure, the U.K. approved the practice two years ago, and the U.S. is on the verge of giving it the okay.It s worth pointing out that Egli s experiment was conducted on embryonic stem cells, and not in real world conditions.As reproductive biologist Mary Herbert pointed out in Nature News, levels of mutant mitochondria fluctuate wildly in stem cells.The U.K. s Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority HEFA took note of the new study, and said it will wait for further experiments before approving the first mitochondrial replacement in humans.
Credit: Melissa RiofrioIt may have taken nearly five years, but it s finally official: Chromebooks are no joke.More Google-powered laptops shipped than Macs in the U.S. during the first three months of 2016, IDC market analyst Linn Huang recently told The Verge.If Mac sales continue to decline, Chromebooks may beat out OS X-powered machines in future quarters as well, but that s not a bet I d put money on anytime soon.Chromebooks are still a young person s gameThe other issue is that Chromebooks are not getting the bulk of their sales from consumers heading to Best Buy or ordering laptops from the Google Store.Instead, as Huang told The Verge, Chromebooks are still largely a U.S. K-12 story.Windows 10 laptops, meanwhile, are comparatively complex and prone to more problems than Google-powered laptops.
To get some insight, The Verge interviewed Faraday's VP of global manufacturing, Dag Reckhorn, who offered up some details about the $1 billion factory the company is building in Nevada, along with other company plans.The company is developing a "variable platform architecture," a foundation that it could scale up or down depending on a car's model and size.This means the company could attract large crowds for tours to increase brand awareness.LeEco, the so-called "Netflix of China," financially supports Faraday, but it also recently released a concept for its own autonomous electric vehicle called the LeSEE.But Reckhorn made clear that the LeSEE will have no bearing on Faraday's designs, but Faraday would try to incorporate LeEco's app ecosystem into its cars.It's just a matter of time until self-driving cars flood the streets, but the road to get there will be filled with regulatory hurdles and technological challenges.John Greenough, senior research analyst for BI Intelligence, has compiled a detailed report on self-driving cars that examines the major strides automakers and tech companies have made to overcome the barriers currently preventing fully autonomous cars from hitting the market.Further, the report examines global survey results showing where fully autonomous cars are highly desired.Here are some key takeaways from the report:Three barriers have been preventing fully autonomous cars from hitting the road: 1 high technological component prices; 2 varying degrees of consumer trust in the technology; and 3 relatively nonexistent regulations.California's regulations stipulate that a fully autonomous car must have a driver behind the wheel at all times, discouraging Google's and Uber's idea of a driverless taxi system.In full, the report:Examines consumer trust in fully autonomous vehiclesIdentifies technological advancements that have been made in the industryAnalyzes the cost of fully autonomous technology and identifies how cost is being reducedExplains the current regulations surrounding fully autonomous carsTo get your copy of this invaluable guide, choose one of these options:Subscribe to an ALL-ACCESS Membership with BI Intelligence and gain immediate access to this report AND over 100 other expertly researched deep-dive reports, subscriptions to all of our daily newsletters, and much more.But however you decide to acquire this report, you ve given yourself a powerful advantage in your understanding of the emerging world of self-driving cars.
Credit: Melissa RiofrioIt may have taken nearly five years, but it s finally official: Chromebooks are no joke.More Google-powered laptops shipped than Macs in the U.S. during the first three months of 2016, IDC market analyst Linn Huang recently told The Verge.If Mac sales continue to decline, Chromebooks may beat out OS X-powered machines in future quarters as well, but that s not a bet I d put money on anytime soon.Chromebooks are still a young person s gameThe other issue is that Chromebooks are not getting the bulk of their sales from consumers heading to Best Buy or ordering laptops from the Google Store.Instead, as Huang told The Verge, Chromebooks are still largely a U.S. K-12 story.Windows 10 laptops, meanwhile, are comparatively complex and prone to more problems than Google-powered laptops.
Mitochondrial replacement therapy, or three-parent IVF, is an effort to eliminate rare mitochondrial diseases in embryos, which can damage the brain, heart, liver, skeletal muscles, and respiratory systems.Unfortunately, inherited defects in mitochondrial DNA can lead to severe or even fatal results, and it happens in about one in every 5,000 births.Despite the controversial nature of the procedure, the UK approved the practice two years ago, and the US is on the verge of giving it the okay.It s worth pointing out that Egli s experiment was conducted on embryonic stem cells, and not in real world conditions.As reproductive biologist Mary Herbert pointed out in Nature News, levels of mutant mitochondria fluctuate wildly in stem cells.The UK s Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority HEFA took note of the new study, and said it will wait for further experiments before approving the first mitochondrial replacement in humans.
Google's operating system, Chrome OS will have full access to Android apputbud, Google announced during the developer conference, I / O. This means that Chromebook users get access to the Google Play store and the millions of apps available there. The apps run in a container based Android framework that runs on top of Chrome OS. Basically the whole apputbudet will work on Chromebooks, so long as your computer meets the hardware requirements. During the first quarter sold for the first time more than Chromebooks Macbooks in the United States, says IDC to The Verge. With the new addition of apputbudet Google has a good chance to continue to increase sales.
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