OCT-5-2017. Mazda Motor Corporation started production of the Mazda MX-5 RF retractable hardtop (known as Roadster RF in Japan) yesterday at Ujina Plant No.1 near its global headquarters in Hiroshima. Production began with models bound for North American and European markets where sales launches begin from early 2017. In Japan, the MX-5 RF will go on sale later this year.
The Model S P100D with Ludicrous mode is the third fastest accelerating production car ever produced, with a 0-60 mph time of 2.5* seconds. However, both the LaFerrari and the Porsche 918 Spyder were limited run, million dollar vehicles and cannot be bought new. While those cars are small two seaters with very little luggage space, the pure electric, all-wheel drive Model S P100D has four doors, seats up to 5 adults plus 2 children and has exceptional cargo capacity. The 100 kWh battery also increases range substantially to an estimated 315 miles on the EPA cycle and 613 km on the NEDC cycle, making it the first to go beyond 300 miles and the longest range production electric vehicle by far.
Back in June, Tend.ai came out of stealth with its versatile system allowing a robot arm to tend to a dozen or more printers, laser cutters and other modern workshop tools. Now the company has raised $2 million to continue its work, courtesy of True Ventures. Tend.ai’s software allows a robot arm to start, stop and monitor multiple 3D printers and other devices, removing finished products and initiating new prints. That means people running businesses don’t have to get up in the middle of the night to check on a long print, or manually unload all the devices in the morning. It’s a big labor saver.
SentinelOne´s Joseph Landry and Udi Shamir explained in a lengthy analysis that despite some reports in the media, the malware has not been crafted to specifically target Scada systems, although it has been used to attack at least one energy company.
The University of Sydney Union (USU) is launching a new app that consolidates a number of student services, including select campus card utilities, in the form of a digital card. According to The University of Sydney Union, the new free to download USU ACCESS app will feature a customized events calendar, a live newsfeed with updates from campus media outlets, and display information regarding ACCESS ” USU's campus card” discounts both on and off campus.
By: Aaron Boyd, November 15, 2016 (Photo Credit: Synack) After the Department of Defense lauded the success of the Hack the Pentagon bug bounty program, it seemed only a matter of time before other departments got in on the action. While the Army announced Friday that it will be following the Pentagon’s lead, the IRS on Tuesday became the first civilian agency to launch a bug bounty program. Partnering with bounty facilitator Synack — who recently signed on to manage the second phase of the Pentagon’s program — the tax collection agency will allow a select group of vetted white hat hackers to test its systems for weaknesses.
Comcast recently announced the creation of MachineQ, a new business venture focused on creating enterprise solutions and a platform for the IoT, according to ZDNet. The venture will be focused on working with enterprises to allow them to gather, transmit, and analyze data from connected devices. In a press release, Comcast said MachineQ will primarily work by collaborating with enterprises to create proof of concepts that will gather and analyze data from different endpoints. The initial trials will revolve around utility metering, environmental monitoring, and asset tracking, but the venture will eventually expand to more use cases. The venture is collaborating with Semtech Corporation to launch the initial trials, which will be deployed in Philadelphia and San Francisco using Semtech’s LoRa networks, a wide-area IoT network. Sam Schwartz, Comcast’s Chief Business Development Officer, noted that the company sees business-to-business IoT solutions as an area set for rapid growth in the coming years, and this move could serve as Comcast’s play to take advantage of that growth.