Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Cannondale’s new Synapse road bike, launched globally today, uses a small frame-mounted battery to power integrated daytime running lights and a rear-facing radar to alert the rider of the speed of any approaching motor vehicle. The in-factory meshing of the proprietary technologies—billed as SmartSense—creates a seamlessly-connected bike with always-attached lights. Traditionally, bicycles are sold unequipped, with consumers choosing aftermarket accessories such as removable lights. The new Synapse uses a bespoke version of Garmin’s Varia bicycle-mounted radar. Garmin introduced this technology in 2015. Cannondale officials first discussed an integrated smart bike featuring Varia the following year, with full-scale development after an agreement signed in late 2018. The bike ships with a small Garmin head unit—which beeps and flashes to warn of rearward approaching motor vehicles—but consumers can also swap this out for … [Read more...] about Cannondale’s New Synapse Bike Pairs Daytime-Running Lights With Garmin’s Rear-Facing Radar
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Stubborn as a mule. Sometimes it seems as though a car is about as stubborn as a mule or perhaps acting bull-headed. Here’s an example of something I witnessed first-hand the other day. A tow truck was getting ready to take a car for a tow. ADVERTISEMENT This was a flatbed style tow truck. You’ve surely seen these types of tow trucks on the roadways wherein they piggyback a car that needs to be transported. In that sense, the tow truck isn’t really towing the car and as much as essentially giving it a ride on the flatbed. The tail end of the flatbed portion tilts at a somewhat acute angle to allow for driving a car up onto the riding platform. This forms a ramp for the car to traverse upward onto the empty and awaiting flatbed area. If needed, a car could be hooked-up at ground level and pulled agonizingly up the ramp by a special winching apparatus. Presumably, this feature is reserved for cases of a car that … [Read more...] about Convincing A Self-Driving Car To Go Where You Want It To Go When It Won’t Go There
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Have you ever eaten a papple? Probably not, and the odds are that you might not have even heard of one before either. It is a type of pear that resembles an apple in appearance and texture, though once you take a bite out of this juicy fruit, you would realize right away that it tastes quite different from an apple. From the looks of things, a papple is usually round like an apple, reddish-orange like an apple, crunchy feeling like an apple, and yet it is decidedly not an apple. It is a member of the pear family. Suppose you were reaching to grab an apple and by mistake grabbed a papple. This could easily happen if you were not paying close attention, perhaps looking intently at your smartphone at some important cat video and meanwhile absentmindedly reaching over to a nearby plate that seemed to be filled with apples. If you shifted your otherwise diverted attention to the fruit that was now in your hand, the chances are … [Read more...] about On Self-Driving Cars That Might Misclassify A Snowman As A Pedestrian
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Letterkenny season 10, which premiered on Hulu December 26, has all the traits fans have come to love of the cult favorite. There is fighting, d*ck jokes, dancing, hockey, a Zamboni, Shoresy's mother jokes, romance and an abundance of creativity. What other show could effectively dedicate a whole episode to the male characters getting a prostate exam? I don't know, but the Jared Keeso (who plays Wayne) created Letterkenny nailed it. I said when I wrote about Letterkenny after season nine part of what makes the show so successful is the heart behind the humor. Season 10 again displays that, especially in the final of the six episodes. But it also displays another of the key components of the show's long-standing success - the ability to continue to evolve and keep things fresh. That is a rare and valuable trait in art. Whether it's a great artist like Bruce Springsteen or Neil Young, or a great show, like South Park … [Read more...] about Sunday Conversation: The Cast Of ‘Letterkenny’ On How The Show Stays Fresh And Vibrant
Xiaomi 11T Pro Xiaomi has been a household brand in India with over 25 percent market share for several quarters. The company has been selling budget and mid-range smartphones, until 2021 when it entered the premium space with full force. Xiaomi has launched many devices in the premium segment as consumers look to buy the best affordable flagship smartphones. The affordable flagship smartphone category, often known as the flagship killer segment, was once ruled by OnePlus. However, with the OnePlus 9 price in India starting at about Rs 50,000, Xiaomi looks to fill the void with its new Xiaomi 11T Pro. The Xiaomi 11T Pro is the company’s bet to take on the OnePlus 9RT, which is another great value-for-money device. However, the Xiaomi 11T Pro, or the HyperPhone as the company likes to call it, has an edge over the OnePlus 9RT. So, how is the real-world performance? Should you save a few thousand rupees and buy the Xiaomi 11T Pro over the OnePlus 9RT? After using the device for … [Read more...] about Xiaomi 11T Pro Review: Does this flagship killer one-up the OnePlus 9RT?