A bill that would offer Americans a refundable tax credit on the purchase of a new electric bicycle was just introduced in the Senate by Ed Markey (D-MA) and Brian Schatz (D-HI). The bill is called the Electric Bicycle Incentive Kickstart for the Environment, or E-BIKE Act for short, and it’s the companion bill to one introduced in the House of Representatives earlier this year.
E-bikes are more expensive than normal bikes, typically costing anywhere from $1,000 to $8,000 for some of the more high-end models. But they also have the potential to replace car trips for a lot of people, with a recent study finding that if 15 percent of car trips were made by e-bike, carbon emissions would drop by 12 percent.
“the electrification of...
Twitter users pounced on the Italian team’s “interesting” outfits at the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony on Friday:“With all the fashion designers in Italy you’d think their Olympics outfit will come harder than this,” one person cracked.“Italy has come out swimming for worst outfit so far,” another said.Interesting outfit by #Italy. #Olympics#Olympics2021pic.twitter.com/VzeCowzIMG— Fion Li (@fion_li) July 23, 2021Yikes the Italy outfits look like upside down pacmen?? #OpeningCeremony— Kelly Lawler (@klawls) July 23, 2021Yeah, we expected a little more from Italy's outfit. Thumbs down. #Tokyo2020— Matt Barnes (@Matt_NBC4) July 23, 2021Interesting outfit Italy #Tokyo2020#TokyoTogetherpic.twitter.com/nBZcPyhCEr— Out of our League (OOOL)
Arrival, the commercial electric vehicle company that is shaking up the traditional auto production line with AI-run microfactories, has been chosen to build electric buses for the City of Anaheim, California. The Federal Transportation Administration awarded Anaheim a $2 million grant in 2019, and on Thursday the city’s transportation network announced the plan to partner […]
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Plenty of people say they will never yell when they have children, but seasoned parents know it’s unavoidable at times.When you’re dealing with energetic kids, sometimes you have to raise your voice just to get a word in edgewise. Or, as the funny parents of Twitter have noted, yelling may be needed to get your children to stop yelling...We’ve rounded up 30 funny and relatable tweets about yelling as a parent. STOP YELLING screamed the parent.— Rodney Lacroix (@RodLacroix) February 10, 2021When my life flashes before my eyes it’s just gonna be me yelling “PUT YOUR SHOES ON!” at my kids in a bunch of different pajama outfits.— Bunmi Laditan (@HonestToddler) July 12, 2018Kids like to annoyingly say mom to make you yell "WHAT!?!" and lovingly respond with "I love you" to make you feel like an asshole.— Marcy G (@BunAndLeggings) May 29, 2019Over 45% of parenting is just yelling "WHERE DID ALL THE SPOONS GO?"— Sweet Momissa
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Amazon has quietly started rolling out a new masculine-sounding voice option to its Alexa virtual assistant along with a similarly masculine-sounding wake word to trigger the assistant: “Ziggy.” (The odd choice of name is presumably to fit into Amazon’s love of “A to Z”-style branding.)
The new voice option was actually added several days ago alongside an announcement for new celebrity voices like Shaq and Melissa McCarthy, but it went largely unnoticed until it was spotted by The Ambient. You can hear a sample of the new voice option here.
A new voice for Amazon’s digital assistant
The “Ziggy” wake word joins the existing “Alexa,” “Computer,” “Echo,” and “Amazon” wake words that have already been available to use with Alexa for years....
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A few days ago, Tag Heuer posted a teaser for a Super Mario-themed watch. You might have assumed that a Swiss-made mechanical timepiece was in the works, but now the news is out: it’s actually a limited edition version of Tag’s Connected Wear OS smartwatch.
Tag Heuer seemingly hasn’t released details itself yet — its website is still counting down to a July 15th announcement — but Engadget, TechCrunch, and WorldTempus have all posted stories with the device’s key features. The hardware itself appears to be identical beyond some light cosmetic tweaks to the 45mm case, including an M-for-Mario logo on the crown, and it comes with two straps: one with perforated red rubber alongside one with red rubber and black leather.
The watch is said...
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