With a full charge, the 43.6-volt, 123Wh battery in the Smartwheel will last for about 40 miles in “Sport” mode and 55 miles in “Eco” mode. The e-bikes are pedal-assist only, so there’s no independent throttle, and they have a top speed of 19 miles per hour. A torque sensor in the Smartwheel will constantly measure how much effort the rider is putting in and send power from the battery to the motor to help out according to whichever mode they’re in. The Eeyo bikes are belt-driven (another carbon piece), which means there should be very little delay in the delivery of that power, and — hopefully — less maintenance over the long run. (Luke says the whole bike has been designed to cut down on maintenance, though that’s something that has to be proven out over time.) … [Read more...] about Gogoro’s Eeyo 1 is the ‘sports car’ of e-bikes
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For PrivacyCon, we are seeking original research on security vulnerabilities and how they might be exploited to harm consumers. We are also asking for research in areas such as big data, the Internet of Things, and consumer attitudes toward privacy. We urge technologists and researchers to visit the PrivacyCon website and submit information about research in these areas, some of which will be presented at the conference. … [Read more...] about Op-Ed: US tech policy needs real tech research behind it, FTC chairwoman says
Sales of all autos, generally, tanked in the last two months: in March, sales plummeted and April wasn’t much better. Tesla isn’t the only automaker attempting to lure buyers back — 0 percent financing, deferred payment plans, and other incentives are popping up all over the place. Maybe that’s because trend forecaster IHS Markit has projected a 22 percent drop in the global auto market this year, as rising unemployment means less demand for cars. Electric vehicle sales are expected to fall 18 percent worldwide this year, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. … [Read more...] about What does Tesla slashing car prices really mean for the company?
How to read The Witcher books in orderThe Umbrella Academy season 2 returns soonThe best Netflix shows, including The Witcher The Witcher season 2 release date: August 2021?The Witcher 2 season release date will be in 2021, but an official date hasn't been revealed by Netflix yet – and won't be for a long time. On the subject of release dates, Lauren S. Hissrich said in a Reddit AMA that "We don't yet have a target launch date for season 2, past 2021," but we may now be able to narrow it down, based on intel from Redanian Intelligence. … [Read more...] about The Witcher season 2: release date, cast, Vesemir and what we know
The good news is that scientists are still widely respected and trusted by the public at large. Since the election, I’ve seen scientists rally and march, something it’s hard for me to imagine researchers doing just ten years ago. And I’ve heard the non-scientists around them yell out “Yay science!” in response to seeing researchers sporting lab coats and signs. … [Read more...] about Op-Ed: Why we need scientists to run for public office now