This factory once made gas-guzzling Hummers now it’s making electric cars

June 23, 2017

… H2s from 2002 to 2009. Image: Scott Olson/Getty Images SF Motors is a young division of Chongqing Sokon Industry Group, a major Chinese manufacturer of motorcycles and commercial vehicles that’s expanding into the U.S. electric car market. SF Motors officially launched earlier this month with a new headquarters in Silicon Valley. The division has hired several former engineers from the leading electric automaker Tesla, Electrek reported. Tesla cofounder and original CEO Martin Eberhard …

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College offers courses in becoming a bona fide social media influencer

June 22, 2017

… Their fans who tune in to watch can buy them virtual gifts that can be redeemed for cash. For example, a virtual car bought by a fan could be cashed in for $20 with a share of the profits going to the live-streaming platform. Influencers can also monetise their video channels the conventional way through advertising. A series of icons at the bottom right of the screen show the different virtual gifts you can purchase Image: /douyu For Mengna Jiang, 30 minutes spent live-streaming to her …

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Philando Castile shooting: Dashcam video shows rapid event

June 21, 2017

(CNN)What’s most shocking is how fast it happened. Until Tuesday, few people had seen the dashcam video from July 6, 2016, when Officer Jeronimo Yanez killed Castile in Minnesota. It was shown in court during Yanez’s trial. Yanez tells Castile his brake lights are out. The video does not show Yanez’s point of view or the inside of Castile’s car, where his girlfriend Diamond Reynolds and her 4-year-old daughter were passengers. Yanez asks for …

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Congressional baseball players: We must unite

June 15, 2017

… game. It’s one of those rare instances when divisive rhetoric is set aside, and we can come together — not just as teams, but as a community. And so, early Wednesday morning, I jumped in my car and drove to baseball practice in northeast D.C.. On the other side of town, in Alexandria, Virginia, my Republican colleagues were doing the same, getting ready for Thursday’s big charity game. Tragically, Wednesday’s morning routine ended with a vicious act of hate and …

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Travis Kalanick takes leave of absence to work on Travis 2.0

June 15, 2017

… Hornsey are reforming the company’s 14 cultural values and also decided to rename the company’s office “War Room” to the “Peace Room.” The #DeleteUber movement, started in January, became simply a meme for many. The ease of using Uber versus a taxi cab or public transportation, let alone owning a car made giving the service up entirely near impossible despite Kalanick’s interest in joining President Trump’s business advisory council and the sexual …

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Remembering Jo Cox: Her family one year on – BBC News

June 13, 2017

… shot, I think.’ That was it.” The couple didn’t know if she was alive or dead as they raced to get to her. “We jumped in the car, and we couldn’t get near,” she tells the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme. “So we set off running. I don’t know how we ran. I don’t know how we managed to get there.” Gordon picks up the story: “If someone says, ‘Jo’s been shot,’ that’s bad. But people are shot and …

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Eric Trump shows that cluelessness runs in the family

June 8, 2017

(CNN)The nation is in a crisis that may soon exceed Watergate, at least in the estimation of James Clapper, former director of national intelligence. Having interfered with America’s election, Russia is disrupting governments around the world. China is racing to fill the gap created as world leaders conclude they cannot expect leadership from the United States. Top intelligence and law enforcement officials are testifying about a White House that crosses ethical lines. And Eric Trump …

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Apple gave us new Photos, Maps, and Siri: Check out what you missed at WWDC

June 6, 2017

… carPlay and Do Not Disturb While Driving If you’re in a moving car, your iPhone or iPad running iOS 11 will automatically go into Do Not Disturb While Driving mode. This will mute all notifications and send your contacts a message letting them know you will get back to them when you reach your destination. Passengers can, of course, simply declare that they’re not driving to get access to their phones. Photos Image: wwdc presentation The update to Photos will give you better …

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URGENT: The Latest: 3 Australians Among Injured in London Attacks

June 6, 2017

… know what to do. But then he went and hit one of the attackers on the head with a crate. "There was a car with a loudspeaker saying 'go, go' and they (police) threw a grenade…. and then I ran." He added that when he saw that "people were desperate," he let about 20 people into the bakery and pulled the shutters down. ___ 2:45 p.m. France's minister for Europe says that four French citizens are among the dozens of wounded in the London terror attack that …

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’13 Reasons Why’ showrunner says ‘there’s quite a bit more of Hannah’s story to tell’ in Season 2

June 5, 2017

… handled things pretty poorly here and there in Season 1, so I’m interested to see how he handles things this season. We’ll see. I think there’s more to be explore with his closure, I mean this season ended with him having a smirk on his face in the car riding away. What does that mean? I’m excited to know.” SEE ALSO: Selena Gomez reacts to huge ’13 Reasons Why’ reception, teases Season 2 Breakout star Langford was “pleasantly surprised” …

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Hey Corporate America, Please Sponsor This Column!

June 5, 2017

… cell phone company].) And while players have up to now not competed with logos pasted all over their uniforms, in the manner of race car drivers, endorsements of apparel has grown into a major revenue source. ($20 million a year from Nike to Le Bron James; $30 million from Nike to Kevin Durant; God knows how much from Under Armour for Stephan Curry. In 2016, the long-retired Michael Jordan earned some $100 million from his deal). Journalists, of course, are free from the temptation of this …

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The definitive rules for being cool on Instagram and Snapchat, according to teens

June 3, 2017

… filter. “ESPECIALLY when you try and hide the flower crown filter at the top. WE CAN STILL TELL THAT’S NOT WHAT YOU NATURALLY LOOK LIKE,” says Mcarthur. OMG please, never sing According to New York-based Joey Ann, 19, this rule which applies to Instagram and Snapchat Stories is “the most important.” And, if you deign to break it, you “probably have no friends.” Ouch. “If someone has a super, super long story of them just singing in their car and …

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BMW to Seek Compensation From Bosch for Car-Production Stoppage

May 30, 2017

Robert Bosch GmbH after missing parts for models including the bestselling 3-Series sedan caused production stoppages in Germany, China and South Africa. A lack of steering gears supplied by Bosch, the world’s largest car parts supplier, means there’s only limited vehicle production at various German plants, while factories in Tiexi, China, and Rosslyn, South Africa, have moved up or extended planned interruptions, BMW purchasing chief Markus Duesmann said Monday in an emailed …

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Takuma Sato wins Indianapolis 500 as Fernando Alonso forced to retire

May 30, 2017

(CNN)Takuma Sato became the first Japanese driver to win the Indianapolis 500 as F1 star Fernando Alonso was forced to retire with smoke billowing from his car with just 21 laps of the 200 lap race remaining. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsFaster Smarter Better – Special Offer Try Faster Smarter Better NOW! 7 Days Risk-Free and Full Access Trial For Only $1.00!Post Gopher – Covert Plugin Pack Includes Covert Copy Pro and Covert Context – With Multi-Site / Site …

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4 Scientifically-Backed Reasons You Should Choose Experiences, Not Things

May 29, 2017

… a larger part of ourselves than the objects we own. So no matter how much you love your shiny new car or your spacious house, they still remain separate from you. Rock-climbing in New Zealand and snorkeling in the caribbean, however, are experiences that shape who you are. They become part of your identity. Since our lives are basically an accumulation of events, it makes sense that experiences have greater impacts on us than what we own. An unusual event might force you to adapt somehow, learn …

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These new 3D scan fit helmets could make football safer

… have been measured on the same scale as car crashes, so as long as the sport is played as it is today, head injuries will be an unfortunate, unavoidable reality. After four years of development and a successful limited run of beta testing at select colleges, Precision Fit will be available to NFL players for the the 2017 season. SEE ALSO: Scared, lonely and confused: What concussions inflict upon NFL legends The Riddell team stopped by Mashable HQ so I could check out the scanning process for …

May 28, 2017
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Castlemorton Common: The rave that changed the law – BBC News

… that,” she said. “They could see what was happening with the travellers and [knew] they could turn up. “[It wasn’t] helped by the media to be honest – if they hadn’t said anything it would have just stopped as it was. “But as soon as you start putting it out on the television that there’s this huge party everyone jumps in their car and just turns up.” Image copyright Darren Coe Image caption The music went on until the early hours and …

May 28, 2017
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Manchester Attack: Family’s tribute to ‘just lovely’ Nell – BBC News

… friend, even though she was a huge Ed Sheeran fan. “We can’t wrap our children in cotton wool. She was so excited to go to her first pop concert. She was singing in the car, all the way there. “We have had a phenomenal response from everyone, Nell’s school, the police and the local community have been incredible. The response has really restored our faith in humanity. “Even though she has been taken from us we’ve had 14 lovely years with her and that makes …

May 28, 2017
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Where To Meet A Guy In LA With A Real Job

… not going to meet a guy who still Ubers around instead of buying a car even though he moved here 8 months ago. 6. Ventura Blvd In Studio City Studio City is the DTLA of the Valley. You’ll probably meet people who work in the industry, but they’ll be more agents, producers, development types. You can weed out the assistants by how many minutes it takes them to ask “what do you do?” or name drop their boss’s client. But go to the bars along Ventura like Laurel Tavern, …

May 21, 2017
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Two major carmakers just added Android to their cars’ dashboards

Android Auto is coming to even more cars.Image: volvo/google Android is coming to your car and you won’t even need to bring your phone along for the ride. A year after Google teased the experience, Android-powered car infotainment systems are much closer to reality. Full Android integration is a step beyond Android Auto, where users can project car-specific versions of apps (like Maps) to a dashboard running some other software; now Android powers the entire system. The first two …

May 17, 2017
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We should have listened to the broken teenagers – BBC News

… angry now when I think back to that case. Vulnerable people were reaching out, desperate to secure justice, and we were letting them down. I’d sworn an oath to uphold the law and ensure “equal respect to all people” when I joined the police. Those words seemed meaningless now. Some police officers wouldn’t even come into the houses where the girls lived. They’d sit in the car eating sandwiches waiting for me to come back Unless we started showing respect to young …

May 16, 2017
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Our New American Gods: A Celebration of Immigrants in the Face of Trumpism

… were not really Nazis because we dont actually want to send anybody to campswell, we might but there wont be showers and theyre not gonna gas people! American Gods is anchored in the odyssey of an ex-con named Shadow (Ricky Whittle), who takes a job as servant and accomplice to a mysterious god named Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane) after discovering his wife has died in a car accident. It wasnt exactly intended as a direct response to current events, as co-creators Fuller and Green explain. When we …

May 15, 2017
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