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Yamaha HARMO Tech Promises More Electric Fun On The Water

August 6th, 2020 | by Jo Borrás

The HARMO system is being sold by Yamaha as "a next-generation control system platform" consisting of a propulsion unit powered by an electric motor, a remote-control box, and a joystick that adopts some of the characteristics of eVTOL drones to allow boats equipped with HARMO to go forwards, backwards, or even sideways (!) all without causing a ruckus or waking up the neighbors


Volvo Will Split Zenuity To Accelerate Autonomous Car Development

April 5th, 2020 | by Jo Borrás

Swedish carmaker Volvo will be splitting its autonomous driving development arm, now called Zenuity, into two separate entities in a bid to accelerate the development and implementation of its next-generation Pilot Assist self-driving system. The move will create one company, still called Zenuity, and a new company that will be absorbed by the safety equipment gurus at Veoneer


Living The Online Life: Climate’s Unseen Battleground

September 20th, 2019 | by The Beam

Not only is the digital world unregulated, but it is also morally agnostic, giving rise to a wide range of political and social ills: fake news, internet addiction, social polarization, invasions of privacy, and more. As more people come online, a greater percentage of the world’s citizens and governments become vulnerable to this lawlessness of online life, or what I term ‘the onlife’


Want To Be A Techno-Optimist? Here Are Some Basic Guidelines

October 5th, 2018 | by Michael Barnard

We have the solutions to solve the problems facing us. It doesn't take new tech, it takes deploying the tech we have and innovating around it, much more than inventing new gizmos. That's the techno-optimist utopia that makes sense for the coming decades, not a laboratory experiment or insolation geoengineering pipedream. We don't have to fix every problem, just the pressing ones without creating too many new ones


Thanos Revives Centuries-Old Debate About Overpopulation

July 14th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Internet history was made on Monday as Reddit, one of the most popular websites in the United States, banned half the members of a discussion group dedicated to Thanos, the villain of Avengers: Infinity War. In one fell swoop, some 300,000 users got the boot, and they were excited about it. Josh Brolin, who played Thanos, even made a short video to commemorate the event



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