Ford Performance-developed all-new Focus ST enhanced with advanced sports technologies will go on sale in the summer in five-door and wagon body styles Powerful, free-revving powertrains include 280 PS, 420 Nm, 2.3-litre EcoBoost petrol with twin-scroll turbo and anti-lag; 190 PS 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel with 400 Nm from 2,000 rpm First Ford front-wheel drive electronic limited-slip differential improves traction and stability. Rev-matching offered for short-shift six-speed manual gearbox. Seven-speed auto available Selectable Drive Modes a first for Focus ST, adjusting features including Electronic Brake Booster and fastest Ford electric power-assisted steering to match performance to scenario Comfort and driving experience optimised with Recaro sports seats and advanced independent rear suspension configuration with available Continuously Controlled Damping Ford today revealed the all-new Focus ST – developed by Ford Performance to deliver nimble hot-hatchback thrills in a … [Read more...] about All-New FORD FOCUS ST Blends Track-Day performance, B-Road fun and everyday usability without compromise
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Fire up an iPhone X alongside a Galaxy Note 8 and you might not think there’s all that much to choose between Android and iOS any more. They offer the same apps, in the same sorts of grids, with similar approaches to notifications and quick settings, and at this stage in the game you’re probably happy with your choice of mobile OS and sticking with it. Is there really any reason to switch? Well, yeah—there’s still a few! Android and iOS might have borrowed enough features from each other over the years to make the superficial differences not so great any more (iOS even has widgets these days), but dig a little deeper and you’ve got three main ways that Apple’s mobile platform differs from Google’s. This is what you need to know about them, and why your pick of smartphone OS still matters. Privacy For the last couple of years, Apple has been keen to talk up the user privacy advantages of going with iOS. Less of your data gets sent to the … [Read more...] about Why Choosing Between Android and iOS Still Matters
Cyberwar Battle Strategies Israel's government hired hacker Avi Buzaglo to help protect the nation against a cyber attack. Brian Hendler/Liaison/Getty Images While there are many different cyberwar scenarios we could look into, in general you can break down the strategies into two major categories. Let's take a look at each one in detail. The first major strategy is the Pearl Harbor attack, named after the surprise attack on the naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in 1941. This kind of attack involves a massive cyber assault on major computer systems. Hackers would first infiltrate these systems and then sabotage them. They might shut down part or all of a nation's power grid or attack water and fuel lines. Another approach is to use computer viruses to do the dirty work. Viruses like Code Red, Slammer and Nimda spread rapidly across the Internet. Code Red directed infected computers to attack the White House Web site. These viruses caused billions of dollars worth of … [Read more...] about Is cyberwar coming?
The interior of the Cruise AV from General Motors, which could hit the roads as soon as 2019. General Motors Get ready for a self-driving car that has no steering wheel or pedals. General Motors developed the car, known as the Cruise AV, for use in ride-share fleets and expects to launch it in 2019. The Cruise AV isn't the first car to be designed without a steering wheel and pedals, but it is the first such car to be slated for production. GM wants to eliminate car crashes, congestion-free roads and harmful tailpipe emissions. The company says the Cruise AV can get us there, and here's why: 94 percent of crashes are caused by human error.About one out of every three cars on the street at any given time is looking for parking, but self-driving cars can do that more efficiently.Self-driving cars will make it easier for elderly people or people with mobility issues to get around. The Chevy Bolt charges up at a station for electric vehicles in San Francisco. GM borrowed from the … [Read more...] about The GM Car That Has No Steering Wheel or Pedals
Will AI algorithms replace trained human reporters? The automated journalism revolution may already be in its infancy. henrik5000/Getty Images Maybe you're a fan of minor league baseball. Or perhaps you're an investor interested in a company's performance last quarter, or a politics junkie who wants to dig into the numbers of local election results. Whatever type of data devourer you are, you may be surprised to learn that that news story you just read wasn't written by a human being. Automated journalism, in which software programs with artificial intelligence capabilities use algorithms to fashion stories from raw data such as sports box scores and corporate earnings reports, seems to be one of the hotter new trends in the media business. Proponents say that using robotic writers can help news organizations to produce vastly more coverage of topics where the news is mostly numbers, while freeing human journalists from the drudgery of churning out formulaic articles and allowing … [Read more...] about News Organizations Are Using Artificial Intelligence to Generate Data-driven Articles