Model Y – Tesla makes driving again S3XY
Now electric car guru Elon Musk has been puzzling up the model range he has always dreamed of. With Model S, Model 3, Model X and with the smaller SUV Model Y introduced tonight, Tesla wants to make driving a new “S3XY” according to Musk. The new crossover with up to seven seats, which Tesla presented in the in-house design studio in Los Angeles, is significantly smaller than the SUV giant Model X and renounces its expensive butterfly doors. The boss, according to The Verge: “The car has the functionality of an SUV, but will drive like a sports car, this thing will really flit through the corners.”
The Y is in the US from $ 39,000 to have pre-orders are available on the Tesla website now. The basic version with a range of 370 kilometers appears – according to current plans – but only in the spring of 2021. Previously, in autumn 2020, the more expensive models “Long Range”, “Dual Motor AWD” and “Performance” for $ 47,000 to $ 60,000. Tesla hopes with the Y on his most successful model so far. Musk hovers ten to twenty new factories around the world to cope with demand.
Garmin: The Florian Silver Travel Watch for $ 2,500
In contrast, every Apple Watch is a bargain: fitness specialist Garmin has now introduced its new smart watch series MARQ, which costs between $ 1,500 and $ 2,500. The watches are aimed at special target groups such as adventurers, extreme athletes, racing drivers, pilots or ship captains. For these users, so Engadget, they offer special features. For example, racing drivers can automatically send their lap times via e-mail, so pilots calculate the fuel consumption. And for the new dream ship Captain Florian Silbereisen there is a particularly complex compass and special wind calculations. The design is based on classic wristwatches.
Google employee sets new Pi world record
Japanese Emma Haruka Iwao, who works as cloud developer for Google, has set a new Guinness world record for the calculation of Pi. She has calculated the number 3.14, which the ordinary citizen still remembers from the school, to 31.4 trillion digits – far exceeding the old world record of 22.4 trillion digits in 2016. The secret of the new best performance is Google’s cloud-based calculations. For the record, 25 virtual machines counted for 121 days. Google explains the new Pi best in a blog entry and offers the 31.4 trillion digits for anyone interested in popular science to download. And The Verge has an amazing comparison: NASA’s 15 digits of Pi are enough to launch rockets into space.
Instead of Android: Huawei builds its own smartphone system
As tensions between the US and Huawei continue to grow, the Chinese smartphone maker and network supplier is preparing an alternative to Google’s Android. Instead of the operating system from the US could be used in Huawei phones in the future, a separate OS. According to Gizmodo, this is confirmed by Huawei’s mobile boss Richard Yu: “We have our own operating system ready. If it turns out that we can not use Android anymore, we are ready and have plan B.” According to TechCrunch, Huawei has begun serious development after the US announced a boycott of Chinese technology company ZTE.
Artificial unintelligence mistaken vacuum cleaner with taxi
Anyone who is afraid that artificial intelligence sooner or later takes over world domination can relax a bit. A new study by Auburn University in Alabama shows that AI still has a lot to learn. Scientists used everyday objects such as a scooter or a fire engine, which are now unquestionably recognizable with artificial intelligence, to shoot photos and take them to unfamiliar positions. And already these changes were enough to completely confuse the software.
With average error rates of 97 percent, the scooter was identified as a parachute or bob, or the fire engine as a ship. A rooftop cab recognized the “artificial stupidity” as a vacuum cleaner, according to Gizmodo. For the researchers, the results raise big questions in terms of autonomous cars, because even “objects on roads can appear in an infinite variety of positions.” If a stagnant person is still recognized correctly – then what with a fallen pedestrian who is crooked on the street?
The End of the LEAD: Theme Privacy – so funny is Apple’s new video
Everywhere in the world, people pay attention to their privacy. There is a lock on the door, in the restaurant you do not want to be overheard by the waiter, we shred confidential documents. And no one in the bathroom is supposed to watch us either. But what about the smartphone on which we store virtually our entire life? Is it on the phone over with privacy? That’s what a very amusing new Apple video with the message “Privacy. That’s iPhone” revolves around.
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