GM made just the right car, at just the right price, with just enough range, in just the right place, at just the right time. It’s just not in America. All that and more in The Morning Shift for June 7, 2021. 1st Gear: GM Has A Hit In China I will stop talking about the Hong Guan Mini EV when the Hong Guan Mini EV stops being so utterly fascinating to me. The SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture has an absolute hit on its hands, with the Mini becoming the best-selling EV in China, thanks in Advertisement There is a lot more to the charm and success of this car, which offers just what consumers want and nothing they don’t, as Bloomberg details in a recent report on the car: The Hong Guang Mini is the brainchild of SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile Co., a joint venture between SAIC Motor Corp. and Guangxi Automobile Group Co., two state-backed automakers, and U.S. giant General Motors Co. Based in the city of Liuzhou, known for its limestone mountains and … [Read more...] about Reminder: GM Is Killing It In Low-Cost EVs
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Your processor should be fast enough to handle your usage, but determining how fast that is can be tricky. From browsing the internet to online gaming, your computer’s CPU speed can make a huge impact on how it performs. What Does a CPU Do? Before figuring out how fast your computer’s central processing unit (CPU) should be, it’s important to understand what a CPU does and how it functions. You can think of a CPU as your PC’s heart; it requires lots of components to make it work, but without it, your computer wouldn’t be alive. The CPU gets fed information from applications and programs, decodes it, then executes it into action. This can be anything from launching a game to saving a Word processing document. RELATED What Is RAM? Everything You Need to Know While the CPU does a lot of the legwork in your PC, it also sends data to other components like your GPU and RAM . These components will respond by completing an action, such as displaying a visual … [Read more...] about How Fast Should My Computer’s CPU Be?
If you’re based out of Europe and don’t, uh, already hate Facebook , then boy oh boy does the company have the perfect job for you. On Sunday, the company announced that it plans to create 10,000 “high-skilled jobs” across the EU to help build out Facebook’s plans for the “metaverse.” There’s a lot of folks metaverse company .” In the announcement, the company refers to the phrase as a “new phase of interconnected virtual experiences,” shepherded along with virtual and augmented reality tech. These tools, Facebook explained, can turn online interactions into something that’s “much closer” to the kinds of interactions that we have face-to-face in the real world, now. It’s unclear what the 10,000 jobs building out this vision are going to look like. Ostensibly, at least a few of those jobs are going to involve tinkering with new ideas for virtual reality environments to plop inside people’s Oculus headsets. Considering how the most notable product rollout … [Read more...] about Facebook Is Looking for 10,000 People Who Don’t Hate Facebook
Host Sean “Diddy” Combs made the dubious promise that Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards would find him “uncancelling the cancelled,” as it featured Travis Scott’s first televised performance since the Astroworld tragedy performance by N-word dropper Morgan Wallen. If you’re singing live on NBC within months of being at the center of a major controversy, were you ever really canceled in the first place? Probably not, Diddy! Controversial performers aside, the Billboard awards also gave out a bunch of trophies to artists like Drake, Olivia Rodrigo, and BTS, who weren’t even at the event to claim them. With so many no-shows, some of the most notable moments of the night played out on the red carpet. Let’s take a look. … [Read more...] about The Wildest Fashion Moments from the Billboard Music Awards Red Carpet
With macOS 12 Monterey or later on certain Macs, you can easily erase and reset your computer using a built-in feature called “Erase Assistant” you can find in System Preferences. Here’s how to do it. Table of Contents Requirements (And Tips for Older Macs) How to Erase all Content and Settings on a Newer Mac How to Factory Reset an Older Mac Requirements (And Tips for Older Macs) Starting with macOs Monterey (macOS 12), released in 2021, System Preferences now has an “Erase All Content and Settings” option similar to the ones found on the iPhone and iPad. It only shows up if your Mac incorporates a T2 Security Chip or runs on Apple Silicon . RELATED How to Update Your Mac and Keep Apps Up to Date If you have a Mac running a version of macOS older than macOS Monterey—or your Mac lacks the hardware features mentioned above—you’ll need to perform a more complex series of steps to factory reset your Mac, such as reinstalling a copy of … [Read more...] about How to Factory Reset a MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, or Any Mac
In an extremely meta viral marketing moment, Halsey went viral on TikTok accusing their label, Astralwerks/Capitol, of trying to “fake a viral moment on TikTok.” The controversy surrounds a new single that the artist claims she hasn’t been allowed to release without a social media campaign. In the TikTok , posted on Sunday, Halsey teased the new song, overlaying a video of her face with the caption: “basically, I have a song that I love that I want to release ASAP but my record label won’t let me.” “I’ve been in this industry for eight years and I’ve sold over 165 million records and my record company is saying I can’t release it unless they can fake a viral moment on TikTok,” they continued, later adding, “I just wanna release music, man. And I deserve better tbh … i’m tired.” Advertisement What does a “viral moment” mean for an artist these days? According to Halsey’s comment replies to fans, “It’s like if it doesn’t get a certain amount of … [Read more...] about Halsey claims label won’t release single until it goes viral on TikTok