Tag: technology

Listen Up: Amazon Putting Alexa Into More Automobiles

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8 Ways to Minimize What’s Bad about Social Media and Keep What’s Good

First, here are Professor Kecmanovic’s suggestions. #1 Commit to times when you will not use social media. Kecmanovic feels strongly that you should not let social media disturb your sleep. Keep your phone and computer out of your bedroom. She also suggests that you turn off your notifications or your phone when you are interacting with […]

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Paint It Black: 2020 Lincoln Navigator Has New Monochromatic Colors, Safety Tech

Until the refresh of the Cadillac Escalade arrives, you want the Lincoln Navigator if you need a premium American battle tank. It’s a Raptor-powered beast of a cruiser, and Lincoln is keeping it fresh for the 2020 model year by offering a new appearance package and more standard tech. Starting with the visuals, there is now […]

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the ‘lua’ smart planter transforms your plants into tamagotchi-like pets

luxembourg-based mu-design team has designed a smart planter that transforms your plants into tamagotchi-like pets. making it easier for plant-owners to look after their greenery, the ‘lua’ device is loaded with a series of sensors that let it trigger up to 15 different emotions, measuring everything from the soil’s moisture, temperature, and light exposure. images […]

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adidas by stella mccartney liquifies old cotton to create biodegradable tennis dress

stella mccartney has unveiled two prototype products for her adidas collection that recycles old clothing into new garments. in an attempt to address waste in the fashion industry, the pair have teamed up with innovative sustainable company evrnu to create a biodegradable dress and the world’s first fully recyclable hoodie. images courtesy of adidas / […]

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Why Texting Builds a False Sense of Security in Relationships

The presence of technology and smartphones has impacted relationships and dating in new and different ways when it comes to improving our communication skills. Recently, I was interviewed by another writer where we discussed how relationships are approached today and the unspoken fear of meeting a potential partner, face-to-face. The 20 “Golden Rules” of Using […]

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BMW’s sports performance and electric mobility enhanced for cycling

pushing pedal power as well as horsepower, the BMW’s renowned experience has been transferred into their new bike designs too. from sports performance to electric mobility, the family of bicycles evoke their emotive driving experience through a shared design language. as such, each item displays the brand’s logo on their triangular frame. all images courtesy […]

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Car2Go Thieves Test Car-sharing Vulnerabilities

<img data-attachment-id="1472081" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/webimage-9C57786C-A050-4205-96ED2533A49D09A8.jpg" data-orig-size="800,533" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Car2go" data-image-description=" Image: Car2go/Daimler ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/webimage-9C57786C-A050-4205-96ED2533A49D09A8-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/webimage-9C57786C-A050-4205-96ED2533A49D09A8-610×406.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1472081″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/webimage-9C57786C-A050-4205-96ED2533A49D09A8-610×406.jpg” alt=”Car2go” width=”610″ height=”406″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/webimage-9C57786C-A050-4205-96ED2533A49D09A8-610×406.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/webimage-9C57786C-A050-4205-96ED2533A49D09A8-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/webimage-9C57786C-A050-4205-96ED2533A49D09A8-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/webimage-9C57786C-A050-4205-96ED2533A49D09A8-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/webimage-9C57786C-A050-4205-96ED2533A49D09A8-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/webimage-9C57786C-A050-4205-96ED2533A49D09A8.jpg 800w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> After suspending manual background checks to encourage fresh users in April, Daimler subsidiary Car2Go found itself with a […]

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japanese hotel features a lifesize flight simulator in one of its rooms

the haneda excel hotel tokyu in japan has installed a full flight simulator inside one of its rooms. opening for booking starting july 18th, the ‘superior cockpit room’ features a machine that simulates the experience of piloting a boeing 737-800 flying from haneda to osaka’s itami airport. images courtesy of haneda excel hotel tokyu guests […]

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grow green superfoods at home with ulrim’s coral algae farming system

led by hyunseok an, korean studio ulrim — meaning reverberating sounds such as bell-tolling — has unveiled the coral: home algae farming, an indoor micro-algae growing system designed to welcome algae into our everyday lives. thanks to its simple farming and harvesting process, the coral allows users to access this outstanding food resource which is […]

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bentley EXP 100 GT envisions the future of sustainable luxury mobility

celebrating the brand’s centenary, the bentley ‘EXP 100 GT’ conceptualizes a future for luxury mobility that is sustainable, autonomous and electric. beautifully sculpted both outside and in, the car not only reimagines grand touring but predicts these changes by the year 2035. it is a future that richly intertwines zero emissions, sustainable materials and highly […]

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amazon alexa will start diagnosing and treating health conditions

amazon has teamed up with the UK national healthcare insurance (NHS) to offer potential patients with diagnosis and treatment recommendations through its alexa devices. the partnership, which was first announced last year, incorporates the NHS website into amazon’s algorithm to give advice on questions such as ‘how do I treat a migrane?’ and, ‘what are […]

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ford ranger raptor: party crashing the goodwood festival of speed 2019

gathering together exquisitely rare vintage vehicles, astronomically shaped sculptures and world premiers of concept cars, the goodwood festival of speed is a paradise for everything automotive. the british estate, located in sussex’s south downs, is transformed every year into a sensorial wonderland for design and, most importantly, high-speed races. in a new UK-specific toy, designboom […]

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bollinger unveils custom configurations to its all-black electric pickup truck

electric truck startup bollinger has unveiled configurations for its upcoming electric truck and pickup truck. in response to customer feedback the new york-founded, michigan-based company has unveiled renderings that feature tube-frame doors and cargo renovations. B1 with off-road configurationsimages courtesy of bollinger one thing the two models have in common is newly revised tube-frame doors […]

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