GM wants to help shape the EPA’s next clean car standard

GM wants to exclusively sell electric vehicles by 2035, and it's now trying to nudge the US government toward the same goal. The automaker has teamed up with an advocacy group, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), to develop recommended principles for the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) car emissions standards from the 2027 model year onward. […]

Breaking down how USB4 goes where no USB standard has gone before

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Aurich Lawson) USB has come a long way since the 12Mbps days of the ’90s. It has waved goodbye to USB-B and is inching away from USB-A in favor of the slim, reversible USB-C connector. Data transfer rates have increased so dramatically that we can run powerful setups with high-resolution […]

The next USB standard will double existing speeds even with an older cable

There’s a new, super-fast, version of USB 4 on the horizon and you won’t even have to buy a brand new cable to take advantage of it. The USB Promoter Group announced that the next-gen USB Version 2.0 standard is “pending release” and will double the bandwidth of existing USB 4 connectors, from 40 Gbps […]

Daimler is trying to set the standard for EV batteries (BMWYY, DMLRY, VWAPY)

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Transportation & Logistics Briefing subscribers hours before it appeared on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here. German auto behemoth Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, plans to buy a whopping $ 23 billion worth of electric vehicle (EV) batteries through 2030, according to Automotive […]

Escape at Dannemora Review: A Superb Cast Elevates a Standard Prison Break

We’ve seen plenty of prison breaks on TV and in movies over the years. (Heck, we even had a whole show called Prison Break… and it ran for five seasons!) So as yet another entry in a well-worn genre, Showtime’s true-crime limited series Escape at Dannemora — premiering this Sunday at 10/9c; I’ve seen six […]

Free speech for CNN, but not for Assange: The media’s double standard

Two journalists on the bad side of Donald Trump were vindicated this week. One had his White House credentials restored. Another got proof that Uncle Sam wants him behind bars. Guess which one had all the support from the MSM. CNN’s Jim Acosta was kicked out of the White House because the US president didn’t […]

US economy about to collapse, taking down dollar & American standard of living – Peter Schiff

Tuesday’s US stock plunge following a massive selloff on global markets is seen by some analysts as a sign of more bad things to come. RT talked to veteran stock broker Peter Schiff to explore the issue in depth. After the dramatic early drop, US stocks recovered but finished lower after a wild day on […]

2019 Ford Edge First Drive Review | Dearborn's new standard

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filed under: Ford,First Drives,Crossover Ford is going all in on crossovers. Continue reading 2019 Ford Edge First Drive Review | Dearborn’s new standard 2019 Ford Edge First Drive Review | Dearborn’s new standard originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 05 Oct 2018 07:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use […]

2019 Hyundai Kona gets standard safety tech, as prices creep up

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filed under: Hyundai,Crossover,Hatchback All trims get driver-assist features such as automatic emergency braking Continue reading 2019 Hyundai Kona gets standard safety tech, as prices creep up 2019 Hyundai Kona gets standard safety tech, as prices creep up originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 03 Oct 2018 17:00:00 EDT. Please see […]

How Oakland sets the new standard for meaningful police tech oversight

(video link) It’s a common adage in the tech world: “privacy is hard.” On the one hand, a city like Oakland wants to have enough surveillance that it can mitigate crimes like the recent tragic killings at local public transit stations. On the other hand, Oaklanders—as they have for decades—are concerned about the real possibility […]