ProtonMails VPN arrives for everyone as a free service

first_imgProtonVPN is another product from the company, following the release of ProtonMail, a secure email service for those who aren’t comfortable using things like Gmail or Outlook. ProtonVPN aims to make ProtonMail accessible regardless of where the user is located; it is not limited to just ProtonMail users, however. As with any VPN, this new service can be used to get around censorship, geography-based content blocking, and more.ProtonVPN is officially a Swiss provider, and it says that it does not keep a log of its users’ activity. As well, ProtonVPN doesn’t share user information with others, and it utilizes things like Perfect Forward Secrecy. The VPN service says it has P2P support and it gives users unlimited bandwidth — there’s also support for up to 10 devices and 10Gbit servers.Other details about the service include the use of 2048-bit RSA, AES-256, and HMAC with SHA256 encryption, IKEv2 and OpenVPN, as well as the use of a former Swiss army fallout shelter located 1,000 meters below ground to protect servers. The company’s Iceland-based infrastructure uses an old and secure military base. Sound interesting? You can sign up for the service here.SOURCE: Proton Blog Security-minded company ProtonMail has announced that its VPN service ‘ProtonVPN’ is now out of beta and available to everyone. Even better, particularly for those who are unable to pay, is that ProtonVPN is free. According to the company, its VPN service improves upon the competing products available on the market, utilizing things like a Secure Core architecture to help protect users from attacks, as well as ‘seamless integration with’ Tor. Story TimelineProtonMail secure email promised NSA-proofEncrypted ProtonMail opens service to public, mobile apps readylast_img read more

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Apple Event live Were at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park

first_imgToday we’re prepped and ready for the big Apple Event here at Apple Park, the company’s new campus. This event takes place at the Steve Jobs Theater, and is the first public event ever held at this location. Below we’ve arranged a selection of photos from the event, separated by location on the map of the campus provided by Apple Maps. Story TimelineApple September 12 event confirmed: new iPhone incomingApple iPhone 8 event: the announcement schedule (or what we expect)Are you looking forward to Apple’s event? The first location we saw was the Apple Park Visitor Center. This location is nearer the Apple Park spaceship building than the Steve Jobs Theater and is made largely of glass. Much of each of the structures on this campus is made of glass, actually. It’s quite extraordinary to see – especially after we’ve been covering the creation of the site since before Apple had the rights to build – years ago! Above is the Visitor Center, and below is a gallery of photos taken around and near the center. Here begins our journey toward the big Apple Event in which we’ll quite likely see the next generation in iPhone devices – and other devices and software too. The Steve Jobs Theater entrance is what you’re seeing here, mostly. The site is mostly underground. Thanks to a floorplan from the City of Cupertino, we’ve got a view of what the scale of this center really is. Under the hovering disk is a set of stairs that leads down into the belly of this beast. Below you’ll see a view near the Steve Jobs Theater. From above, this structure looks like a flying saucer. From the ground… it also looks like a flying saucer. And it’s a big deceiving, the way the entrance is made – it’s only really a roof for the long presentation room below. Another way down is through one of two rotating glass elevators. These elevators open in one direction and exit another, turning to face the correct direction depending on the floor. Under the stairs rests a hidden exhibit space which we’ll see once the main presentation is over.As the event progresses, we’ll upload more photos to the gallery below. For now have a peek at the magnificence of this structure and keep in mind that it’s only a fraction of the size of the larger ring building nearby! We’ll also have all the news and hands-on action today in our Apple Hub!NOTE: All Photos by our own Chris Davies! Above: near the Apple Park Visitor Center (green dot on map below). Below: between the Apple Park Visitor Center and the Apple Park main campus building (orange dot on map below).The map below shows three spots – green represents the Apple Park Visitor Center. Orange shows the next general area in which the photographs in the next gallery were taken. The final spot is the Steve Jobs Theater, marked here in red.Several photos below show the grand scale at which this campus building is built. It’s mega-massive, and an awe-inspiring site to behold. Today we won’t likely be going inside this spaceship-like ring, unfortunately. Instead we’re going in to the equally-beautiful Steve Jobs Theater.last_img read more

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iPad Pro prices increase but not for the reason you think

first_imgWhile 64GB variants are staying at the same price, the 256GB and 512GB 10.5-inch iPad Pros are now $799 and $999 respectively. Over on the 12.9-inch side, you’re looking at new prices of $949 for 256GB and $1149 for 512GB.Even though it may be easy to look at this and say that Apple simply wants to charge more money (especially when there isn’t a explanation from Apple itself), that may not be the motivation behind these price hikes. After all, even though Apple products tend to be a bit on the expensive side, their prices don’t usually increase after they’re brought to market. Instead, this might have something to do with a parts shortage, if sources speaking to 9to5Mac are to be believed.More specifically, this price hike could be because NAND flash storage is in short supply. This NAND storage shortage is nothing new, and in fact it could be a reason why it’s still difficult to find a Nintendo Switch in some regions even though we’re six months out from release. With so many manufacturers chasing NAND storage for their devices, it’s no surprise that the shortage is ongoing.With that in mind, it makes sense that this price increase only affects the larger iPad Pro storage tiers. Of course, Apple is only making the shortage more difficult on itself, given the fact that the freshly announced iPhone 8 and iPhone X use NAND storage as well. We’ll see if iPad Pro prices come down anytime soon, but if NAND storage truly is to blame, don’t expect a price drop until that shortage has been addressed. If you’ve been holding out on getting an iPad Pro, we’ve got some sour news for you: they just got a bit more expensive. A price hike has been made to both the 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch varieties of iPad Pro with little acknowledgement from Apple. Beginning today, the 256GB and 512GB options for both models of iPad Pro will be $50 more expensive. Story TimelineSurface Pro 2017 vs iPad Pro with iOS 11 : Productivity ShowdowniPad Pro 10.5 Review (2017): Half the laptop-replacement storyiPad Pro 10.5 accessories: why you need theseiPad Pro, iOS 11 videos prepare you for what’s coming soonlast_img read more

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Hilton credit card data breach settlement includes a 700000 fee

first_imgThe first data breach happened in 2014 and the second in 2015, both resulting from malware; allegations against the company accused it of waiting about 9 months to alert customers after the first breach and about 3 months after the second. As well, the company was accused of failing to properly secure its data, leaving it vulnerable to hackers. The disclosure, as we’ve previously reported, was ultimately made in November 2015.Waiting a long while to disclose a data breach is a problem we’ve seen elsewhere, and is one strong criticism against Yahoo over its recently revealed breaches, for example. Failing to alert customers in a timely fashion delays their ability to take steps to secure their bank accounts, credit reports, or whatever may be exposed as a result of the breach. Under this settlement, Hilton has agreed to disclose any future security breaches more quickly. As well, the company will better monitor for future threats, and will also follow the card industry’s data security standards, Reuters reports. As for the monetary aspect of the settlement, Vermont will get $300,000 and New York will get the remaining $400,000. SOURCE: Reuters In order to settle a probe into a pair of credit card data breaches that affected some of its guests a couple years back, Hilton Worldwide Holdings will pay a $700,000 fee and also work to improve its security to help ensure future incidents don’t occur. The settlement was announced by the attorneys general for Vermont and New York in a statement earlier today.last_img read more

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Android One launcher with Google Now panel get it here

first_imgIn theory, it shouldn’t be this hard to get an Android One launcher of a device, the Xiaomi Mi A1 in this case, and port it to other devices, right? After all, Android One is just as open as the Nexus line before it, right? Sadly, it’s a complicated terrain and Google has been known to make it difficult to take its own customized launchers, Nexus, Pixel, or Android One, and simply install it on other devices.Difficult but not difficult. Fortunately, AmirZ already had some experience with porting the Google Pixel Launcher for other devices. Unrooted devices even. That one also had a working Google Now panel, which helped guide him on what to do for the Android One Launcher.The trick was that AmirZ’s Android One Launcher and the original launcher used the same name and, therefore, could receive the same information from the Google app, which eventually means it can display the Google Now Panel. The problem was that the only way to make it work on non-Android One devices was to repackage it as a debuggable app. Fortunately, that’s also easy enough to do.AdChoices广告So what benefits do you get with the Android One Launcher. If you already have a Pixel Launcher, nothing really. The differences are mostly aesthetic, with the Pixel version sporting rounded corners, circles, etc. If you still want to try it out, you need to download the APK since it will never be available on Google Play Store (because of package name conflicts). Also make sure you don’t have any Google Pixel or Android One launcher installed already.VIA: XDA One of the Android platform’s biggest strengths is its customizability. Although not all parts are immediately exposed to users, some, especially app launchers, are no sweat to change. That said, getting access to those launchers, especially those from specific manufacturers, is not always easy. Even Google has somewhat withheld its Pixel, and now Android One, launchers from the rest of the world. Thankfully, there are hard-working developers like AmirZ, a.k.a. Amir Zaidi, who make things like a rootless Android One launcher available for all.last_img read more

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Microsoft just put another data center underwater

first_imgPutting data centers underwater could potentially cut back on maintenance costs as well, particularly when it comes to keeping those data centers cool. Cooling is one of the biggest costs associated with operating a conventional data center, so if submersing them can help save in that area, it’s good news indeed.AdChoices广告Microsoft’s Project Natick team will spend the next year closely monitoring the data center’s performance, and should everything go according to plan, it’ll be operational for up to five years before it needs maintenance. It’ll be interesting to see what kind of progress Microsoft makes with Project Natick in the coming years, but for now, you can head over to Microsoft’s site to read more about this data center in particular. The data center that went under is essentially a 40-foot long tank that’s packed with 12 racks and a total of 864 servers. The data center will be powered by renewable energy generated on the Orkney Islands, specifically the European Marine Energy Center, which researches tidal and wave power. An undersea cable powers the data center, providing it with an internet connection as well.There are two major goals with Microsoft’s Project Natick. Microsoft is looking for ways to provide better internet connections to coastal cities, where half of the world’s population is located. By sinking undersea data centers near these coastal cities, Microsoft enables faster web surfing, video streaming, and game playing, while also bolstering cloud-based AI capabilities. Story TimelineMicrosoft grabs 200 acres for a new data center in WashingtonMicrosoft tests undersea data centerscenter_img Several years ago, Microsoft got the ball rolling on a very interesting project: undersea data centers. It’s been a while since we last heard from this initiative, called Project Natick, but now Microsoft has announced a major milestone for it. The company has sunk a new data center off the coast of Scotland’s Orkney Islands, and assuming everything goes smoothly, it’ll be on the ocean floor for at least the next five years.last_img read more

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DirecTV adds Alexa support for satellite TV customers

first_imgFollowing its promise earlier this year, DirecTV has officially launched Amazon Alexa support for its satellite television customers. The company first revealed plans to offer support for the assistant back in March, something that would bring voice control as an optional alternative for the ordinary remote control. That new functionality is now live…but you can only use it if you have the right hardware. Amazon Alexa is supported by a huge number of devices, DirecTV’s Genie HR44 DVR and higher now counted among them. Satellite TV customers with one of these newer boxes can now control their television experience using Alexa via their preferred device, such as an Amazon Echo smart speaker. A variety of expected commands are supported, including changing channels, recording content, searching for a specific show or movie, and more. Users can, for example, say, “Alexa, record this show,” and the assistant will automatically add the show to the DVR queue. As well, commands like “Alexa, watch HBO” and “Alexa, play Succession on DirecTV” can be used to turn to specific networks or launch particular movies. Voice commands also support controlling the playback of the specific content. For example, the user can tell Alexa to rewind the show by a number of seconds or minutes, no remote control required.AdChoices广告To use the new support, the DirecTV satellite customer must pair their Alexa device with their DirecTV account using the Alexa app. Of course, the satellite box must be connected to the Internet as well as the Alexa device.last_img read more

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Giant Galaxy Note 9 leak All Samsung accessories

first_imgThe big event for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 reveal is set for August 9th, 2018. There’ll be a pre-order sequence in place starting within a week, more than likely, and the device will be released in-store on the 24th of August, 2018, according to the most recent anonymously-sourced insider data. Have a peek at additional details in the list of links below! This morning the Galaxy Note 9 appeared in press images featuring the phone’s full set of Samsung-made accessories. This essentially confirms the entire run of devices in all four colors with Samsung-made cases of at least three kinds. This leak also included a look at each of the four different S Pens that’ll be embedded within each of the four different Samsung Galaxy Note 9 devices. Included in the mix of official Galaxy phone colors are black, blue, brown, and “purple” – though the purple is really edging in on pinkish if you ask me. Each of these four colors will have their own set of colors – or monotone setup. According to WinFuture’s Roland Quandt, there’ll also possibly be a silver version – or gray – and maybe even a blue. The Blue will maybe, possibly, be fore the blue version of the phone, though the blue version DOES already have a yellow S Pen. Who knows?There’ll be a couple variants of the cases Samsung’s made for previous phones, here again for the Galaxy Note 9 at launch. One of these covers is the “Protective Standing Cover” with a little kickstand. Just for you folks out there who miss your old Verizon 4G LTE HTC Thunderbolt. Good kickstand times for all.Another accessory for the Galaxy Note 9 leaked today was the Protective Silicone Cover with “built-in stand.” Apparently this new version of the case will come with MIL-STD 810G military-grade ruggedness, which means it’ll be able to sustain crashes up to 1.8-meters straight down.There’s apparently a set of simple Silicone Covers in a variety of colors similar to or completely different from the four standard Galaxy Note casings. There’s a lighter, almost pastel purple for the purple, a silvery blue for the blue, dark gray for the black, and sort of an… eggshell? Off-white for the brown, we’ll say.Finally there’s a set of LED View Cover cases – in this leak just in dark gray and blue for black and blue. Looking forward to seeing these up close and personal. That’ll happen on the 9th of August, 2018!center_img Story TimelineAll Galaxy Note 9 preview videos out at once: Battery, Storage, SpeedFortnite for Android might be a timed Galaxy Note 9 exclusiveGalaxy Note 9 may replace your PC with just a USB-C cordGalaxy Note 9’s most precious detail leakedlast_img read more

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Galaxy S10 sold early and first impressions are up

first_imgSamsung has just announced the Galaxy S10 trio and while pre-orders have already started, most expected to get their device within the first week of March. Lucky Samsung fans in Paraguay, however, were given an extremely early treat and one new owner of a Galaxy S10+ felt the need to share the happiness on Reddit as well as answer some questions. Some simply confirm things that have already been announced but there are a few new tidbits as well. One point of contention about the Galaxy S10’s use of an in-screen ultrasonic fingerprint sensor was how screen protectors would interfere with it. Fortunately, Redditor verardi notes that the Galaxy S10+ came with a screen protector pre-installed in addition to shipping with a clear case. That, however, might depend on the market.One thing that did get affected, however, is the pressure sensitive home button sensor that Samsung introduced back in the Galaxy S8. Whether that’s due to the ultrasonic sensor or because of the changes in One UI is uncertain. It is gone for now, much to the disappointment of those who have gotten attached to the hidden feature.Another hidden feature that recently came to light is how it is possible to hide the cutout. That is indeed the case and, sadly, they have adopted a Google-style of hiding it. In other words, the entire UI is “pushed down” rather than turning the notification area black to blend with the hole-in cutout. The expected camera ring notification was also nowhere to be found. That could come in a later update along with the option to remap the Bixby key.AdChoices广告The Reddit thread also confirmed other details, like the use of eUFS 2.1 storage, the non-removable Facebook app, and even some preliminary benchmarks. Stay tuned for own in-depth review that will put the Galaxy S10 through the wringer to see if it’s really the Android phone to beat this year.last_img read more

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7Eleven now delivers snacks to parks and other public places

first_imgWhile Amazon cooks up drone-based deliveries and college campuses roll out autonomous snackbots, convenience store chain 7-Eleven has introduced its own unique twist on product deliveries: getting your order in public places. Under the new option, customers can order items from the nearest 7-Eleven and have them delivered to a park, beach, or other public places. Delivery services are notoriously tricky for grocery stores, which already operate on such thin margins that various limitations and fees are typically required to make deliveries a viable business option. Corner stores and gas stations have the benefit of being highly convenient, however, which typically translates into slightly higher costs for products. The higher fee is, more often than not, worth the price if it means getting your energy drink and candy bar as soon as possible. 7-Eleven is making things even more convenient by adding a delivery option that grocery stores can’t compete with: deliveries to wherever you happen to be, even if it’s a park bench. The delivery option has arrived in the 7NOW delivery app.The freedom isn’t quite unlimited — customers can only get deliveries to what the retailer called 7NOW Pins. There are thousands of these public locations, according to the company, including beaches, parks, entertainment venues, sports fields, and other non-traditional delivery destinations.With the latest app update, customers can use the app to order select items, including hot and fresh foods, snacks, alcohol, non-alcoholic drinks, and other items for delivery to 7NOW Pins. The company provides examples of ways this may come in handy, such as getting more ice delivered to the park where you’re grilling, or having someone bring you drinks and food at a sports game.Deliveries are made within half an hour; they’re available 24/7 and don’t have an order minimum. Story TimelineSoylent is now available from some 7-Eleven storesApple Pay, Google Pay now accepted at 7-Eleven7-Eleven cashierless checkout testing begins in 14 Dallas storeslast_img read more

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Texas Hospitals Complain Insured Patients Moving To Urgent Care Centers

first_imgTexas Hospitals Complain Insured Patients Moving To Urgent Care Centers This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription. The hospitals complain that the shift is a problem because they are getting less funding for the uninsured.The New York Times/Texas Tribune: Texas Hospitals Say They’ve Lost Insured Patients To Urgent CareOpting to skip the wait at hospital emergency rooms, an increasing number of Texans are choosing to use urgent care centers that are popping up in strip malls and shopping districts. … The increasing number of urgent care centers is problematic for Texas hospitals. Hospitals say they are competing with the clinics for the same pool of insured Texans, at a time when they are also getting less money to cover the cost of treating uninsured patients (Ura, 8/28).Also, KHN examines a change mandated by the health law on ER services.Kaiser Health News: Beware Of Higher Charges If You Go To An Out-Of-Network Emergency RoomWhen you need emergency care, chances are you aren’t going to pause to figure out whether the nearest hospital is in your health insurer’s network. Nor should you. That’s why the health law prohibits insurers from charging higher copayments or coinsurance for out-of-network emergency care. … But there are some potential trouble spots that could leave you on the hook for substantially higher charges than you might expect (Andrews, 8/29).last_img read more

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Vivo z5x Geekbench scores for the Pixel 3a rival have hit the

first_imgThe as-yet unreleased Vivo z5x has surfaced on Geekbench, and it has lodged some intriguing scores. How will it stand up to the competition?The Vivo z5x runs off a Snapdragon 710 chipset, and its Geekbench scores have registered as 1848 for single-core, and 5915 for multi-core. This standardised measurement of processor performance gives us a decent idea of how well the device will run demanding software tasks.Here’s how that score compares to top-end flagship handsets, like the Huawei P30 Pro:As you can see from the graphic above, the Vivo z5x won’t hold its own next to big hitters like the iPhone XS or the Samsung Galaxy S10, but it isn’t designed to compete with them. It should be able to hold its own as a mid-range phone.GSMArena reports that it will feature a triple rear camera, a cutout selfie camera, and a rear fingerprint scanner. There will also be a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a button dedicated to Vivo’s own AI assistant, named Jovi.It will be available in four different memory configurations: 4GB RAM/64GB storage, 6GB RAM/64GB storage, 6GB RAM/128GB storage, and 8GB RAM/128GB storage.The handset will be sold in two colours (which aren’t the most inspiring choices): Extreme Night Black and Phantom Black.Related: Best smartphonesThe Vivo z5x will be released on May 24 at an event in China — it hasn’t yet been confirmed to launch in the UK.The last Vivo phone we reviewed was the Vivo NEX Dual Display, which showcased the incredible concept of a screen on the front and rear of the handset. This was ideally suited to taking higher quality selfies without relying on a sub-optimal front-facing camera. While we admired the experiment, we thought that the screens were liable to scuffs and the camera performance was a bit underwhelming. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. We’d also like to send you special offers and news just by email from other carefully selected companies we think you might like. Your personal details will not be shared with those companies – we send the emails and you can unsubscribe at any time. Please tick here if you are happy to receive these messages.By submitting your information, you agree to the Terms & Conditions and Privacy & Cookies Policy. Show More Unlike other sites, we thoroughly review everything we recommend, using industry standard tests to evaluate products. We’ll always tell you what we find. We may get a commission if you buy via our price links.Tell us what you think – email the Editor Sign up for the Mobile NewsletterSign Up Please keep me up to date with special offers and news from Goodtoknow and other brands operated by TI Media Limited via email. You can unsubscribe at any time.last_img read more

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Chevy BoltVolt Tesla Model S BMW PlugIns Among Best Commuter Cars

In Which U.S. Cities Is It Least Expensive To Drive Electric? Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on October 8, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle News Source: Electric Vehicle News So long as you have at home charging, even a relatively short range electric vehicle can become your primary vehicle. Not just your second car. So it comes as no surprise that when CarGurus studied the best vehicles for a daily commute, plug-in or hybrid models performed very well.Gasoline-engine cars remain popular because of their long driving ranges and how quickly their empty tanks can be refilled. But the majority of commutes are short enough to allow for a round trip in an electric car, meaning electricity can be an appropriate alternative fuel for your next commuter car.If your round-trip commute is shorter than 50 miles, do some research on electric-car driving ranges and available charge points near your place of work. Both the Chevy Bolt EV and the BMW i3 are excellent options. In fact, there’s a chance that you won’t need to worry about gasoline fuel economy at all.The website provides an interactive map of major U.S. cities. The map provides a primary recommendation and a secondary vehicle recommendation depending on location. The Chevy Bolt and Chevy Volt come out on top in many warmer cities with the Audi A3 Sportback e-Tron, Volvo S90 PHEV, BMW 330e and BMW i3 as additional options.Up north, plug-ins with AWD performed better, including the Tesla Model S 75D and Mini Countryman PHEV. The other vehicles on the list are primarily hybrids. What car does CarGurus recommend for your city?Check out the map at the link below!Source: CarGurus U.S. Map, Article The Chevy Bolt EV Is Just A Normal Everyday Car And That’s Pretty Cool Tesla Model S Is The World’s “Most Satisfying Commuter Car” According to Consumer Reports Volvo, Audi and Mini also get nods for their Plug-In Hybrids, too.One of the best reasons to buy an electric vehicle is the money it saves you on a day to day basis. Another great reason is to reduce emissions and lessen your environmental impact. Because the average American drives less than 50 miles a day, making the switch just makes sense.More About Electric Cars read more

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Watch To See If Tesla Model 3 Performance Sets TFL Track Record

first_img Watch Tesla Model 3 Race Amtrak Acela Express Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on October 30, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle News In its first run, the dual-motor Model 3 pulls a 3.74-second zero-to-60-mph time. They turn on slip start and the time improves to 3.70. This is still not even close to the best we’ve seen, but it’s quick nonetheless. It’s important to note that TFL Car points out that they’re testing in Colorado at a high elevation, so the electric car is unaffected, whereas an ICE vehicle would be hindered by the thin air.The Tesla Model 3 in the video has a starting price of $69,500, but the buyer took advantage of $12,500 in rebates. Watch the video to learn more about the Model 3’s results. TFL Car has quite a bit of interesting information to share about this Tesla, some of which hasn’t really been addressed in the past.Leave us your thoughts and observations in the comment section below.Video Description via The Fast Lane Car on YouTube:Does The New Tesla Model 3 Dual Motor Set a TFL Track Record? Hot or Not Review.TESLA MODEL 3 PERFORMANCE Source: Electric Vehicle News 10 photoscenter_img Tesla Model 3 Races Past Toyota Corolla In U.S. Passenger Car Sales Watch Tesla Model 3 Race Ford Mustang GT The Fast Lane Car asks if the Tesla Model 3 is hot or not?TFL Car reviews the Tesla Model 3 Performance. Does it break the publication’s track record? The guys remind us that electric cars are surely quick, but not necessarily fast. This means that an EV’s instant torque can make it a champion from zero to 60 mph or even in a quarter mile. However, in terms of top speed, staying power, and the long haul in general, gas-powered cars tend to have the edge.More Tesla Mode 3 Races:last_img read more

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VW ID BUZZ CARGO ID R Cargo eBike Show Up In LA

first_img Volkswagen Brings I.D. BUZZ CARGO In New Livery To LA Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on December 1, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle News Videos.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } Volkswagen Reveals I.D. BUZZ CARGO Electric Van With 111-kWh Battery Dr Thomas Sedran, Chairman of the Brand Board of Management said:“The new CARGO e-BIKE also illustrates how Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles takes a comprehensive view of electric mobility and the transformation of the automotive industry. In the future, our electric programme will range from this ingenious, compact three-wheel cargo bike to models like the autonomously driving I.D. BUZZ CARGO and the e-Crafter which has already been introduced in Europe and offers a maximum payload of 1.75 tonnes.“The world is in motion. But what remains constant is the need for safe, efficient and convenient transportation of people and goods. That is what we want to provide.”Here are photos and videos from the show:Volkswagen I.D. BUZZ CARGO 12 photos Volkswagen Cargo e-Bike Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak In The Eyes Of Fully Charged: Video 14 photos Awaiting the first production I.D. model, VW shows us bikes, concept vans and a racer.Volkswagen’s biggest electric star at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show is the concept I.D. BUZZ CARGO in a special support vehicle edition for the I.D. R Pikes Peak racer.It’s strongly probable that the German manufacturer will produce (from 2022) both passenger and commercial versions of the I.D. BUZZ as the modern successor for the old Volkswagen Type 2 (legendary Bulli, aka the Microbus). Range of the top of the line versions is to be 550 km (340 miles) under WLTP.Another EV on the stage was Cargo e-Bike, which is an assisted electric bike for the last-mile delivery applications.See Also Source: Electric Vehicle News 9 photoslast_img read more

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GovernmentFunded Chargers In UK To Get Smarter Next Year

first_imgSource: Electric Vehicle News The Ultimate Buyer’s Guide To Home EV Chargers: Plus Top 5 Picks All government-backed charging points will use smart technology from July 2019.All government-funded home charging points for electric vehicles will have to use so-called ‘smart’ technology from July 2019, the government has said.More Charger Info ChargePoint To Equip M-B Dealerships With Charging Stations For EQC Since 2014, the government has offered grants to consumers who wish to install domestic charging points at their home. To date, more than 60,000 people have taken them up on the offer.However, the new policy will see more technologically advanced charging points installed from next summer.In essence, the new chargers will be remotely accessible, with the ability to receive, interpret and react to a signal, as well as changing their charging behaviour to suit the demands on the grid.As a result, the government says the new chargers will minimise the impact of electric cars on the existing energy infrastructure while also keeping costs down by encouraging off-peak charging.At the same time, the government has also announced that it will continue to offer grants of up to £500 to those who install charging points at their home or office.Roads minister Jesse Norman said the scheme would help the UK become a leader in the uptake of electric vehicles.“The government wants the UK to be the best place in the world to build and own an electric vehicle, and through leadership and innovation it is paving the way to a zero-emission future,” he said. “We have already supported the installation of over 100,000 home charge points. Now the measures announced today will give more people the opportunity to make the move to electric.”Automotive minister Richard Harrington echoed Norman’s sentiments, saying the changes to the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme would encourage more drivers to move from internal combustion engines to vehicles powered by electric motors.“Today’s measures will make it easier for consumers to move towards electric vehicles, helping us power towards a cleaner, greener future,” he said. “Through our modern industrial strategy and automotive sector deal, we are investing to ensure the UK is the leading destination for the innovation and manufacture of electric vehicle batteries and technologies to help all parts of the UK reap the economic benefits of these innovations.”It’s a change that the government is keen to push through, after pledging to ban sales of conventional petrol- and diesel-engined cars in 2040. It also hopes that almost all cars will be capable of zero-emission driving by the year 2050.However, some have said that the ban cannot come soon enough, and several groups have lobbied for the 2040 date to be brought forward. In October, a group of MPs called for the ban to be moved to 2032 in a bid to improve air quality. Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on December 19, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle News Nissan ‘No Charge to Charge’ For LEAF Expands To Hawaiilast_img read more

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Watch This Inside Look At Rivian See R1T Pickup Truck R1S

first_img Rivian Releases Magical New Photo Of Factory In Illinois Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on April 8, 2019Categories Electric Vehicle News Source: Electric Vehicle News A new player is ramping up its efforts in Detroit amidst much adversity.Detroit is not a hub for electric vehicles. In fact, it’s one of many locations in which EVs many frown upon and even denounce electric cars. A few of us at InsideEVs live in the area, and we can tell you that it’s far from EV friendly in more ways than one. Nonetheless, Rivian chose a Detroit suburb as the location for its world headquarters. Wouldn’t it be fantastic to see an area that’s entrenched in legacy OEMs and ICE vehicles become host to a global leader in electric vehicles? We can only hope as Tesla expands, it will move into the Midwest as well. The EV push is much-needed in that part of the country.More Rivian Coverage: Of course, the primary focus in the Detroit area is on the Big Three: GM, Ford, and FCA. While these automakers have all delved into electric vehicles, none of them have made significant waves. One can argue for sure, however, that GM — with its legendary (and sadly discontinued) Volt and more recent Bolt EV — has made some notable strides. However, GM continues to stall future efforts indefinitely. Ford has many plans in the works, but again, nothing is tangible yet. FCA’s Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is a compelling option, but sales are not impressive.Weclome Rivian to the mix. A startup that’s been around and essentially “hiding” for a number of years. The upcoming all-electric automaker finally unveiled its first vehicles at the LA Auto Show near the end of 2018. Since then, it’s received backing from Amazon, and may eventually get support from GM.Detroit Public TV’s One Detroit, among other Detroit-based media agencies have taken notice. Rivian and CEO RJ Scaringe have made their way onto local, prime time news. Daily Detroit takes a closer look at Rivian’s factory and gets an exclusive interview with Scaringe.Check it out and let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.Source: Daily Detroit In-Depth Look At Rivian’s History, Funding & Present Rivian Files For Trademarks On Several New Vehicle Variantslast_img read more

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State Legislature Looking to Improve Rickys LawWeather Delays Sage Hills Trail OpeningSkyhawks

first_imgOlympia, WA – With Washington’s opioid-abuse and behavioral health crises worsening by the day, lawmakers in Olympia are working on legislation to strengthen the state’s Involuntary Treatment Act.Until Ricky’s Law took effect last year, it was close to impossible to have someone hospitalized against their will, even if they were in danger of harming themselves or others, or if they were clearly in the depths of a dangerous behavioral health crisis. Ricky’s Law, spearheaded by a young activist from Shoreline named Lauren Davis and formally called the Involuntary Treatment Act, changed that. It set up a system in which people meeting a strict set of criteria could be committed for 72 hours for evaluation and treatment, with an option for the courts to order continued treatment. Problem was, the law was new, and complicated, and logistical realities made it difficult to enforce in some parts of the state. That young activist behind Ricky’s Law is now Democratic State Representative Lauren Davis, and she’s working now to iron out the bugs and make sure the law works to save lives, as intended when she began lobbying for it nearly four years ago.“House Bill 1907 is intended to ensure that Ricky’s Law is uniformly implemented across every county in our state, so that no matter where a person is who is suffering from a life-threatening substance-use disorder, that their family, their loved ones, their providers, can get them life-saving care.”Ricky’s Law two, as some are calling it, passed the House unanimously earlier this month and is set for a vote in a key Senate committee this week.Press release provided by the Washington State House Democrats.last_img read more

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