Starship is also in the running to land NASA astronauts on the moon, as part of the space agency's Artemis program. Artemis aims to put two astronauts down near the lunar south pole in 2024 and establish a sustainable human presence on and around the moon by the end of the decade. … [Read more...] about SpaceX gearing up for 12-mile-high test flight with prototype of Mars-colonizing Starship
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Lucid Air lineup at a glance Model Price (USD) Est. EPA range (up to) Horsepower 0-60 (seconds) Quarter mile (sec) / speed (mph) Top speed (mph) Charging (miles/time via DC fast charging) Peak charging speed Availability Model Price (USD) Est. EPA range (up to) Horsepower 0-60 (seconds) Quarter mile (sec) / speed (mph) Top speed (mph) Charging (miles/time via DC fast charging) Peak charging speed Availability Air $80,000 TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA 300/20 mins 1200 mph 2022 Air Touring $95,000 406 miles 620 3.2 11.4/123 155 300/20 mins 1200 mph Q4 2021 Air Grand Touring $139,000 517 miles 800 3 10.8/133 168 300/20 mins 1200 mph Q2 2021 Air Dream Edition $169,000 465 miles (21" AeroDream wheels); 503 miles (19" wheels) 1,080 2.5 9.9/144 168 300/20 mins 1200 mph Q2 2021 Lucid Motors … [Read more...] about The Lucid Air is a luxury electric sedan with the speed and power to rival Tesla
"When the California 'high speed' rail was approved, I was quite disappointed, as I know many others were too," Musk wrote in a blog post today about the Hyperloop project. "How could it be that the home of Silicon Valley and [the Jet Propulsion Laboratory] — doing incredible things like indexing all the world's knowledge and putting rovers on Mars — would build a bullet train that is both one of the most expensive per mile and one of the slowest in the world?" … [Read more...] about Can Elon Musk’s Superfast ‘Hyperloop’ Transit System Really Be Built?
The skates don't require any kind of handheld controls, though as with most smart devices they come with a companion phone app that is used to configure them. Once the skates have been paired with your phone over Bluetooth, the app provides stat-tracking and battery life information as well as a few games you can play (if your battery runs out, you're better off walking—these aren't really built to work in non-rocket mode). Most importantly, the app lets you designate a "master" and a "follower" skate, based on which foot you put in front of the other. The master skate is the one that revs up and winds down the skates' motors, and the other skate simply follows its lead. Finally, the app lets you set your skates to one of three different "difficulty" levels—Treadway told us that this doesn't affect the top speed of the skates, but the rate at which they accelerate. … [Read more...] about Feet-on with RocketSkates, which are exactly what they sound like
I used to have to lug a CRT uphill through 18 inches of snow... It wasn’t always like this, of course. Quake players will hound you with stories of lugging CRTs across state lines for small, networked tournaments at local LAN centers in the ’90s. Players of 1999’s Counter-Strike, originally a mod for another game, will recall basement money-matches at neighbor’s houses. Local tournaments ballooned into regionals and nationals. After the success of 2010’s Starcraft II and 2009’s League of Legends, the esports industry gelled into an international network of big-money tournaments flush with hundred-thousand-dollar payouts. Eighteen-year-olds were getting plucked out of in-game ranking systems and placed onto backlit stages in packed venues. It looked luxe from the outside, but like any McMansion, it had some structural issues. … [Read more...] about E-sports pros have “dream” jobs—but game publishers have all the power