During the LA Auto Show Saleen unveiled its latest supercar and the first car it has offered since that insane S7 many years ago.Th new car is called the S1 and Saleen has now announced the starting price for the sleek little beast.That price is surprisingly reasonable.The S1 will start at a downright reasonable (at least as far as supercar pricing goes) $100,000.At the show Saleen was taking pre-orders for $1,000.Deliveries in North America are expected in late summer of 2018.
Neither flash nor html5 is supported!Aleppo-based baker, Mohamad Al Khawatieh, almost lost his business during the war.Despite the daily struggle of earning a livelihood in a war-torn city, he is determined to bring a little sweetness to his neighbourhood.More than six million people have been displaced inside Syria, tens of thousands from Aleppo.Many have lost their homes and businesses.But with the end of the fighting in the city last December, some residents of Aleppo have decided to go back and started reopening their businesses.
We all like to imagine that 2018 will see us develop into healthier, smarter, hotter versions of ourselves, who love the gym and eating kale - but science says it is looking unlikely.It’s not because you can’t commit to your New Year’s resolutions, but because the human race has reached its maximum limits for height, lifespan and physical performance.And we’ve only got ourselves to blame, as the emerging data trends suggest it is climate change (and our general negative impact on the environment) that is causing this problem.Humans have long seen a pattern of taller, healthier children with longer life expectancies than their parents (sorry mum and dad), but it seems we might have finally reached a plateau.This is after researchers looked at 120 years worth of historical information - the first ever study to do this - which seemed to suggest we have reached a threshold we won’t be surpassing any time soon.Professor Jean-Francois Toussaint, said: “These traits no longer increase, despite further continuous nutritional, medical, and scientific progress.
A new running shoe is getting to grips with graphene, the revolutionary material just one atom thick.British sportswear company and the University of Manchester is collaborating on the new G-series of running shoes, which will have graphene added to the rubber soles to increase their grip on terrain.According to Inov-8, the graphene will make the shoes stronger, stretchier and more durable.Measuring just one atom thick, graphene is the thinnest material on earth -- and yet it's also incredibly conductive and 200 times stronger than steel.Isolated in 2004 by scientists Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov at the University of Manchester, it could revolutionise manufacturing across a range of industries -- as soon as someone figures out how to make it at useful quantities for an affordable price.The Inov-8 G-Series sneakers are slated to go on sale in 2018.
Google is continuing its push to make its services accessible for people with lower-end mobile devices or slow internet connections after it introduced Google Go, a data-friendly search app.The app was first spotted in beta in August — when it was known as Search Lite — and now it has been released for select Android devices (here).At just 5MB the app won’t take up huge amounts of space on a device — that’s important because cheaper devices that are popular in emerging markets have limited capacity — while it includes offline support and caters to intermittent internet connections, two other factors that affect users in India (its primary target country) and other emerging markets.Performance optimizations aside, the app is focused on enabling discovery beyond search.That’s to say that it showcases ‘featured snippets’ which give a summary of topics, related content to search results, and suggested topics.There’s also support for trending searches, and you can use voice inputs for search, too.
Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Xiaomi, has greatly developed in its 7 years of existence.It has done quite well in its hometown and it is currently making giant strides in India and other parts of the world.Its products are always anticipated because the company gives good value for money.Xiaomi uses the best available hardware for its flagship devices which the company updates for as much as 5 years in some cases.Recently, the Xiaomi leadership attended the Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit 2017 where its CEO, Lei Jun, revealed that as of now, 238 million units of Xiaomi smartphones are powered by Snapdragon chips.This was made knows via Manu Jain’s (Xiaomi VP) official Twitter handle
Pics Today, Qualcomm, Microsoft, Asus, HP Inc and Lenovo talked up their upcoming Arm-compatible, Snapdragon-powered three-in-one Windows 10 PCs."Three in one" because they combine a laptop, a tablet, and smartphone-like connectivity in one.A 64-bit Armv8-compatible 10nm system-on-chip with eight CPU cores clocked up to 2.45GHz, Adreno 540 GPU, X16 4G/LTE cellular modem, and various other peripherals.Two, up to 20-ish hours of battery life, useful for people who don't carry chargers and cords, aren't always need a power outlet for several hours, or just hate being tethered to the mains half the time.The downsides are: your mobile plan may suck, you may run into monthly download caps, or any other way your wireless carrier can think of to ruin the experience.You also have to get your programs from Microsoft's store, which is another Apple-style walled garden of approved code.
Playdots, the company that lets gamers play with Dots, will soon have a new CEO as co-founder and current COO Patrick Moberg takes over for co-founder Paul Murphy.Murphy lead the company as CEO since the founding in 2013 and will stay with Playdots as a board member.Murphy and Moberg co-founded Playdots in 2013 and in 2015 led the company to spin out of betaworks on the back of $10 million in funding from Greycroft Partners, Tencent and others.Murphy is seemingly leaving the company in a good state of affairs, explaining in a post on Medium that the company is profitable, scaling and committed to releasing new games.He told TechCrunch that his plan to step down has been in the works for several months and the company has already been operating under the new leadership to ensure a smooth transition.Challenges lie ahead for Playdots and its new CEO in Patrick Moberg but he’s been with the company since the start.
Deadline is reporting that Quentin Tarantino — yes, that Quentin Tarantino — might direct a Star Trek movie.Apparently Tarantino recently pitched an idea for a Trek movie to producer J.J. Abrams, who loved it, and they’ll soon begin to assembling a writer’s room to flesh it out.If everything falls into place, Tarantino could be interested in directing with Abrams producing.This isn’t something that’ll be happening soon, though.Next up for the iconic director is his still-untitled 1969-set movie, which Sony Pictures just picked up.That already has a release date of 9th August 2019, so there’s no doubt that’s next for him.
is a new startup that emerged from stealth today aiming to help companies better manage their data in an era of containerized applications.While software containers are great at providing a portable, isolated, and lightweight execution environment for applications, they’re not as good at working natively with applications that need to maintain an internal state.Kasten’s software, K10, helps with this by tracking data on a per-container level and allowing customers to set up rules for how it should be managed.K10 should help fix several of the key problems with managing data with containerized applications, including compliance monitoring, backup, and migration.For example, customers using Kasten’s K10 software could save a record of a multi-container application, including all of the associated data, then migrate it to another environment managed by Kubernetes (an open source system for orchestrating multi-container applications) with a few clicks.The management interface in K10 is rules-based, so the company’s goal is to have operations professionals set up patterns that Kasten’s software will automatically follow.
A new Lamborghini doesn’t happen every day, and certainly not a new Lamborghini SUV.Allow your jaw to subtly drop, then, at the arrival of the 2019 Lamborghini Urus, a version of the legendary raging bull that might actually be faintly practical.It’s not automaker’s first SUV, of course.Those with good memories might recall the Lamborghini LM002, a monstrous truck produced between 1986 and 1993.The 2019 Urus has been designed firmly with civilians in mind, albeit civilians with beastly performance requirements.Under the hood there’s a 4.0-liter V8 twin-turbo engine, with its 650 HP and 627 lb-ft. of torque routed through an automatic eight-speed transmission.
Tropical Depression Dahlia was weakening into a remnant low pressure area when the Global Precipitation Measurement mission core satellite or GPM analyzed the storm's precipitation.GPM found the center devoid of rainfall and light rainfall to the east of center.On Dec. 3 at 4 p.m. EST (2100 UTC) the Joint Typhoon Warning Center issued the final bulletin on Dahlia.At that time, Dahlia was still a tropical storm with maximum sustained winds near 35 knots (40 mph).Dahlia was centered near 16.2 degrees south latitude and 111.9 degrees east longitude.That's about 402 nautical miles north-northwest of Learmonth, Australia.
From the first total solar eclipse to grace the continental United States in nearly 40 years to the recent Leonids meteor shower, we earthlings have been spoiled with a regular collection of astronomical events this 2017.And although the year may be coming to an end, the awe-inspiring events just kept coming over the weekend.Recently, skywatchers had the opportunity to take in a rare supermoon overhead — the first and last supermoon of this year.Above, we curated a list of some of the best supermoon photos snapped around the globe but what exactly is a supermoon?Rather than a perfect circle, the moon orbits around our home planet in an elliptical pattern and one full orbit around our planet takes roughly 29.5 days.Depending on the moon’s location on this elongated orbital trajectory, our faithful natural satellite is sometimes closer or farther away from our planet.
Tatler editor Kate Reardon has resigned after seven years at the helm of the high society magazine.Gavanndra Hodge, the title's deputy editor, will oversee Tatler in the interim with a successor to be announced in the New Year.Reardon said she will share the news of her new venture "when it’s appropriate".Reardon becomes the third high-profile editor to leave Condé Nast Britain this year, following Alexandra Shulman's exit from British Vogue in January, and Jo Elvin's departure from Glamour in October, heralding a new era in fashion magazines.Reardon began her career as a 19-year-old fashion assistant at American Vogue, and at 21 was made the fashion director of Tatler – the youngest ever at Condé Nast.She was a founding advisory board member of Net-a-Porter, has written columns for the Times, and spent a decade as a contributing editor at Vanity Fair.