Sonali Kulkarni Breaks Silence on Hullabaloo Surrounding Her Casting as Salmans Mother

first_img Ali Abbas ZafarbharatBharat movie releasebollywood First Published: June 9, 2019, 8:30 AM IST In Ali Abbas Zafar’s latest release Bharat, Sonali Kulkarni is cast as Salman Khan’s mother despite the fact that she is nine years younger than him. However, this isn’t the first time Sonali has seemed way too young to get cast as a mother. In 2000 film Mission Kashmir, she played mom to Hrithik Roshan, who is a year older to her.Shortly after the debut of Bharat in theatres, many criticised Bollywood for its sexism and ageism against older actresses, saying it’s a problem their male counterparts rarely have to face. In an interview with us, Sonali has opened up about her initial apprehensions on taking on the role of Salman’s mother, how Ali came to her rescue, and whether at all or not she was scared of getting typecast in such roles. “When I was offered Bharat, I was quite unsure that whether or not I’d be able to pull off this character gracefully. But all my queries were put at rest when I got to meet my director Ali Abbas Zafar. Ali was very sure about it because the mother was to be seen with younger as well as older version of Bharat (played by Salman). So he needed one person who could carry it off till the end with both the versions of Bharat,” explains Sonali.Sonali Kulkarni poses for a selfie on the sets of Bharat.She continues, “I had never worked with Salman so I was wondering what my look would be, because I don’t dictate my looks. I like to listen to the team and trust their research. So when you have a team that is putting in so much research and heart and a director who is confident and able, as an actor all I could do was pour my passion into the character and that I tried to do.”In a career spanning over 26 years, Sonali has established herself as one of the most esteemed stars of the Marathi cinema, besides being featured in a number of path-breaking Hindi films like Daayraa, Dil Chahta Hai and Mohandas.The breadth of diverse roles Sonali has taken on both in Marathi as well as Hindi cinema have pushed the boundaries and broken new ground, and it is exactly why she decided to sign Bharat.“Of course, I thought of my age. It did cross my mind, but I have been playing variety of characters since the beginning of my career. In my first film, I was a tree. I was never offered a tree’s role ever again (laughs). In Daayraa, I was a boy. Similarly, in Mission Kashmir, I have played a surrogate mother to Hrithik. After that movie, I happened to sign Dil Chahta Hai.”Sonali Kulkarni and Jackie Shroff play Salman Khan’s parents in Bharat.She further says, “We have to trust the filmmakers that we have today in India and the audience as well as critics– who accepted me with open arms. They never criticised me if I played Sanjay Dutt’s wife and Hrithik’s mother in Mission Kashmir. They (makers) never said, ‘Now, how do we cast her as a leading lady of Dil Chahta Hai?’ Nobody asked me that question. Nobody rejected me. So this faith and the ongoing relationship that I have with makers, audience and critics is only helping me to grow confident and love my profession more and more.”But once an actor or actress receives a thumbs up for his or her performance, there is always a probability that particular actor or actress is going to get offers in the similar genre. Sonali says, “I don’t care because I have a variety of projects lined up right now. I don’t see myself playing a typical kind of character in all those films. I will never operate from fear as an actor. I will definitely operate from my fearlessness and my greed toward work. I’m a very hungry actor and I thrive upon different characters. I enjoy decorating my characters with small nuances. I don’t put any method into it.” Follow @News18Movies for morelast_img read more

UN Report Claims India Lifted 271 Million People Out of Poverty From

first_imgUnited Nations: India lifted 271 million people out of poverty between 2006 and 2016, recording the fastest reductions in the multidimensional poverty index values during the period with strong improvements in areas such as “assets, cooking fuel, sanitation and nutrition,” a report by the United Nations said.The 2019 global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) from the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) was released Thursday. The report said that in the 101 countries studied, 31 low income, 68 middle income and 2 high income – 1.3 billion people are “multidimensionally poor”, which means that poverty is defined not simply by income, but by a number of indicators, including poor health, poor quality of work and the threat of violence.The report identifies 10 countries, with a combined population of around 2 billion people, to illustrate the level of poverty reduction, and all of them have shown statistically significant progress towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 1, namely ending poverty “in all its forms, everywhere”. The 10 countries are Bangladesh, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru and Vietnam. The report said that within these 10 countries, data shows that 270 million people moved out of multidimensional poverty from one survey to the next. “This progress was largely driven by South Asia. In India, there were 271 million fewer people in poverty in 2016 than in 2006, while in Bangladesh the number dropped by 19 million between 2004 and 2014,” it said.The report noted that of the 10 selected countries for which changes over time were analysed, India and Cambodia reduced their MPI values the fastest and they did not leave the poorest groups behind. India’s MPI value reduced from 0.283 in 2005-06 to 0.123 in 2015-16.Noting the examples of pro-poor reduction, where the poorest regions improved the fastest, the report said that Jharkhand in India reduced the incidence of multidimensional poverty from 74.9 per cent in 2005-06 to 46.5 per cent in 2015-16. Mondol Kiri and Rattanak Kiri in Cambodia reduced it from 71.0 per cent to 55.9 per cent between 2010 and 2014.Ethiopia, India and Peru significantly reduced deprivations in all 10 indicators, namely nutrition, sanitation, child mortality, drinking water, years of schooling, electricity, school attendance, housing, cooking fuel and assets.In 2005-2006, the population in India living in multidimensional poverty stood at about 640 million people (55.1 per cent) and this reduced to 369 million people (27.9 per cent) living in poverty in 2015-16. India saw significant reductions in number of people who are multidimensionally poor and deprived in each of the 10 indicators over this time period.India reduced deprivation in nutrition from 44.3 per cent in 2005-06 to 21.2 per cent in 2015-16, child mortality dropped from 4.5 per cent to 2.2 per cent, people deprived of cooking fuel reduced from 52.9 per cent to 26.2 per cent, deprivation in sanitation from 50.4 per cent to 24.6 per cent, those deprived of drinking water reduced from 16.6 per cent to 6.2 per cent.Further more people gained access to electricity as deprivation was reduced from 29.1 per cent to 8.6 per cent, housing from 44.9 per cent to 23.6 per cent and assets deprivation from 37.6 per cent to 9.5 per cent. The trends in these 10 countries also shine a light on where poverty reduction has been uneven, despite the good progress overall, it said.”In all 10 countries rural areas are poorer than urban areas. In Cambodia, Haiti, India and Peru poverty reduction in rural areas outpaced that in urban areasdemonstrating pro-poor developmentand in Bangladesh and Democratic Republic of the Congo poverty fell at the same speed in rural and urban areas, it added.The report also showed that children suffer poverty more intensely than adults and are more likely to be deprived in all 10 of the MPI indicators, lacking essentials such as clean water, sanitation, adequate nutrition or primary education. Child poverty fell markedly faster than adult poverty in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Haiti, India and Peru. But children fell further behind in Ethiopia, and their progresstogether with that of adultsstalled in Democratic Republic of the Congo and Pakistan.Globally, of the 1.3 billion people who are multidimensionally poor, more than two-thirds of them886 million now live in middle-income countries. A further 440 million live in low-income countries.Even more staggering, worldwide, one in three children is multidimensionally poor, compared to one in six adults. That means that nearly half of the people living in multidimensional poverty663 million are children, with the youngest children bearing the greatest burden. The vast majority of these children, around 85 per cent, live in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, split roughly equally between the two regions. The report underscored that the traditional concept of poverty is outdated, demonstrating more clearly than ever that labelling countries – or even households – as rich and poor is an oversimplification.”To fight poverty, one needs to know where poor people live. They are not evenly spread across a country, not even within a household,” UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner said.The report also highlighted a positive trend that those furthest behind are moving up the fastest. 2018 global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)bangladeshcongoEthiopia First Published: July 12, 2019, 10:16 AM ISTlast_img read more

Death Toll Rises to 27 As Flood Waters Maroon 29 Districts in

first_img asdmaAssamAssam FloodsAssam State Disaster Management Authority First Published: July 17, 2019, 9:23 PM IST Guwahati: The flood situation in Assam remained grim on Wednesday with 29 districts marooned by the deluge, which has so far claimed 27 lives and affected 57 lakh people, officials said.According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) bulletin, a rhino died in the Kaziranga National Park while the Brahmaputra and its tributaries are flowing above the danger mark in various places in the state, including in Guwahati. It said the flood waters have receded from Hailakandi district but still 57.51 lakh people remain affected. Four deaths were reported from Morigaon, two each from Sonitpur and Udalguri districts, while one each from Kamrup (Metro) and Nagaon districts, mounting the toll to 27, the ASDMA said.Over 1.50 lakh people have been displaced from their homes and taken shelter in 427 relief camps and 392 relief distribution centres set up by various district administrations, it said. All 409 inmates of Dhubri district jail were shifted to the Dhubri Girls’ College as flood waters inundated the prison.The college was converted into a temporary jail upon the orders of the district Deputy Commissioner Ananta Lal Gyani, Assistant Jailor C K Haloi said. Most parts of Dhubri town were under waist-deep water with boats being the only mode of transport, officials said.Vast areas of Kaziranga, Manas National Parks and Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary were submerged under flood waters, forcing the wild animals, including deer and buffaloes to move towards the highlands in Karbi Anglong Hills.The Brahmaputra river is flowing above the danger level in Jorhat, Tezpur, Guwahati, Goalpara and Dhubri along with rivers Burhidehing at Khowang in Dibrugarh district, Subansiri river at Badatighat in Lakhimpur, Dhansiri river at at Numaligarh in Golaghat district, Jia Bharali river at Sonitpur, Kopili river at Kampur and Dharamtul in Nagaon district.Erosion, breaching of embankments, damage to roads, bridges, culverts and other infrastructure were reported from many places in the state, the bulletin said.In Guwahati, the Kamrup (Metro) district administration has shut down the parks in the riverfront of the Brahmaputra along M G Road to visitors in view of the rising water level of the river.The NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) and the SDRF (State Disaster Response Force) are working round the clock in the flood affected areas and have evacuated 14,580 people, pressing 427 boats into service.Meanwhile, the Northeast Frontier Railway has slowed down trains in Abhayapuri-Jogighopa section for safety as flood battered villagers, who have flocked to the railway embankment to take shelter.NF railway chief public relations officer Pranav Jyoti Sharma Wednesday said large numbers of people along with their essential belongings and cattle have been taking shelter on the railway embankment in the Goalpara – Jogighopa section since the last few days.In view of this, railway authorities have imposed speed restrictions on the Goalpara – Jogighopa route, Sharma said. The NF Railway has also attached additional coaches in popular trains for the convenience of people wanting to travel to and from Guwahati due to disruption of road network in various places in upper and lower Assam, the CPRO said. last_img read more

Facebook is testing a new food ordering option

first_imgStory TimelineHow to play Facebook Messenger Instant Games on your phone (2017)Facebook said to debut original TV-like shows in JuneFacebook News Feed tweak decreases links to spammy websitesFacebook just got a €110m spanking over its WhatsApp dealFacebook Messenger design update brings tabs to the home screenFacebook’s eSports ambitions challenge Twitch As detailed by TechCrunch, the new “Order Food” option can be found in the sidebar on the Facebook desktop website, and under the main menu in the mobile app, each next a hamburger icon. The feature is powered by the Delivery.com and Slice delivery services, and clicking on the section will present a list of local restaurants that support the new option.Users will have a choice of going to a restaurant’s own Facebook page to see more information/photos and place an order, or they can just hit “Start Order” to see the menu and begin the ordering process right away. From there they can choose from delivery or pickup options (if available), enter their address, payment details, leave a tip, and pay, all within the Facebook interface.The Order Food feature is still be gradually rolled out to select users, and even then it may not be fully supported just yet. Some have found the menu option, but after clicking on it they get a message that there are no nearby restaurants available to deliver. There’s no word from Facebook on when this will be available to a wider group of users, but it seems like a natural improvement to placing orders through individual restaurant pages.SOURCE TechCrunch It seems like every day we get closer to being able to do anything and everything through Facebook. The latest step is ordering food for delivery via the social network behemoth. That’s right, the company is now testing new feature that allows both web and mobile app users to look up nearby restaurants and place an order, all without leaving Facebook.last_img read more

iOS 11 Beta 4 released Developer release for iPhone iPad macOS High

first_imgFor iPhoneUsers of the iPhone will find iOS 11 to be a big change in the basement. That’s the Control Center, the docked drawer of switches available to iOS over the past several versions. This control center will have a button in it that’ll allow the user to record their home screen as its being used. Users will be able to customize how they use shortcuts in the software as well. Inside this next-gen release will (eventually) be support for FLAC files. This version allows users to share their Wi-Fi password with friends nearby, offload apps to the cloud, and easier to use one-handed keyboard option.For iPadFor iPad, iOS 11 is a game-changer. That is, if you’re the sort of person that wants to use the iPad for a more desktop-like experience, it’s a game changer. Have a peek at our iPad Pro 10.5 2017 Review first, then see our iOS 11 on iPad Pro article from when it was first announced.When Public Comes to BearOnce the actual Beta 4 comes for the public, it’ll appear in each user’s software update settings area. This will only happen if the user is signed up for the Beta program. This can be done through Apple’s Beta form with relative ease. Once signed up, Beta updates will arrive when available – and they’ll remind you to exercise caution when using on a device that’s primary to you – just skip it!Really truly though, just skip it, or there’ll be consequences. Some will be good, granted, but some will potentially be bad. Have a peek at my recent 5 reasons you should skip iOS 11 Public Beta – this applies to all versions in Beta mode. Once we’re there, we’ll let you know! The iOS 11 Beta 4 developer version was released this morning to a number of devices beside the developer Beta 4 for macOS. Also on the docket today is the Beta 4 for watchOS 4 and tvOS 11 – both in developer beta mode. for those that have never tried a Developer Beta before – you might want to skip it unless you like to live dangerously. Story TimelineiOS 11 quietly and surprisingly adds support for FLAC formatiOS 11 features Apple didn’t talk about at WWDC 2017Android versus iOS 11: what Google needs to doNest considering support for Apple’s HomeKit in iOS 11Surface Pro 2017 vs iPad Pro with iOS 11 : Productivity ShowdowniOS 11 download released in Public Beta for iPad and iPhonelast_img read more

Amazon Prime Day accused of surge pricing for sales

first_imgThat vendor is Jason Jacobs, the founder of Remodeez, a company that sells a collection of deodorizers that use activated charcoal. Jacobs tells Fox Business that he’s been selling his product on Amazon LaunchPad with a suggested retail price of $9.99. The MSRP has remained the same since Remodeez first started selling on Amazon back in 2015.During Prime Day, however, Jacobs says that Amazon raised the price to $15.42, only to put it back “on sale” for $9.99, leading customers to believe that they were getting a discount when what they were paying had been the suggested retail price all along. When Prime Day was over, the regular price of $9.99 was reinstated. As part of Jacobs’ agreement with Amazon, he says that the company is allowed to set pricing even though Remodeez provides it with a suggested price.This Prime Day incident made Jacobs curious, so he looked at the pricing changes for Remodeez over the previous year. He found that when Remodeez deodorizers were mentioned in blog posts from popular sites – Buzzfeed, specifically – Amazon would raise the price on the product, bringing it up to $15. Even though it’s only $5 extra, that still represents a 50% increase over the suggested retail price, and that’s nothing to shrug off.Amazon, for its part, told Fox Business that it doesn’t use “surge pricing” as a tactic and, in fact, tries to do the exact opposite. “Amazon does not engage in surge pricing. We always seek to meet or beat the lowest price,” a spokesperson for the company said. “We obsess over the things we believe customers will always care about–low prices, vast selection, and fast delivery–and work hard to provide all three, all the time.”While this is only one vendor coming forward, Jacobs’ claims don’t exactly paint a pretty picture for shoppers who think they’re landing good deals by shopping through Amazon. The timing of Jacobs’ interview with Fox Business isn’t that great for Amazon either, as a July 10 Consumer Watchdog report claims that Amazon has been misleading with its stated “previous prices,” indicating that an item has been discounted heavily when, in reality, it hasn’t been.Amazon, for its part, takes issue with the Consumer Watchdog report as well, telling Fox Business that the report’s methodology is “deeply flawed” and that the resulting conclusions are “flat out wrong.” Whatever’s happening behind the scenes, Jacobs and Consumer Watchdog clearly think it’s something fishy. It’ll be interesting to see if more vendors come forward with similar claims now that Jacobs has put his story out there, so stay tuned. For the third year in a row, Amazon’s Prime Day sale managed to smash sales records for the company. Though Prime Day sales can certainly feel a little underwhelming to some folks, the idea of a mid-summer sale to rival Black Friday seems to be working out well for Amazon. According to one vendor, however, Amazon may not be entirely genuine with its customers when it comes to some of the discounts it’s presenting to them. Story TimelinePrime Day 2016 becomes Amazon’s biggest sales day everAmazon Prime Day returns next monthAmazon reveals Alexa’s Prime Day dealsAmazon Prime Day Echo deals give Alexa big cutslast_img read more

Otto smart lock maker stops operations just after 4 months

first_imgThe smart home, a.k.a. connected home, market is fast-growing one that is luring big companies and ambitious startups with the promise of the next big thing after smartphones. Unfortunately, just like many promises, that doesn’t always stand up to reality and some companies crash hard. One such big dreamer is Otto, who unveiled its rather pretty smart lock not too long ago. In August 2017, to be precise. But now the company’s doors have practically closed, and CEO and Founder Sam Jadallah offers what he hopes will be a cautionary tale for other Silicon Valley hopefuls. The smart lock market is no longer a young nor a niche one. It has practically gone mainstream, especially with Apple’s HomeKit coming into play. Despite that, Otto was, in its own way, unique. For one, it was smaller, less conspicuous, and more aesthetic than older models. For another, it carried a $700 price tag.That price tag would have probably been a death sentence for the product if it had actually gone to market, but Otto doesn’t think so. Investors and testers alike, it claimed, fully understood and even appreciated the value that came with a cost that was almost equal to most high-end smartphones. It was, in fact, not a deterrent to being acquired by an unnamed, public company.That potential acquisition, ironically, was what lead to Otto’s demise. The startup was so close to getting acquired that it had stopped its venture fund hunting and didn’t develop a plan B. They were so convinced that it would push through that when the company, for undisclosed and unknown reasons, backed out, Otto had no other choice but to fold.Now the company is left with stocks that will probably never get packaged, sitting in a warehouse that will continue to drain the company’s remaining funds. What the future holds for Otto is still unknown but, for now, it seems that the door has been slammed shut on the smart door lock maker.VIA: Mediumlast_img read more

121M says Light is the future of smartphone cameras

first_imgStory TimelineLight L16 point-and-shoot takes on DSLRs with 16 camerasLight L16 camera begins mass production in Q2 2017, will ship soon after16-lens camera maker Light developing 9-lens smartphone Vision Fund is anchored by SoftBank, and this round of funding also saw participation from Leica Camera AG. While this investment could be base-level, cash-investment only, there’s a good chance we’ll see Leica and Light team up on products in the future. UPDATE: In fact here we go, comment straight from the CTO and co-founder of Light.“It is humbling to have the support of the most iconic camera brand in the world,” said Dr. Rajiv Laroia, Light CTO and Co-founder. “We are excited by the overwhelming potential of the collaboration with Leica”“With the rapid development of the computational photography, partnering with the innovators at Light ensures Leica to extend its tradition of excellence into the computational photography era,” said Dr. Andreas Kaufmann, Leica Chairman of the Supervisory Board. AdChoices广告“The new funding will allow Light to expand the reach of its imaging platform beyond consumer photography and into security, robotic, automotive, aerial and industrial imaging applications,” said a Light representative. These bits and pieces come after the release of the first Light camera, the L16, and the company’s first smartphone – also pictured above. That smartphone will be released later this year – release date and pricing unknown. Cross your fingers for something amazing, and something soon!Also note, Leica’s no stranger to smartphone photography. They’ve been working with brands such as Huawei to bring their photography knowhow and technology to the mobile market. Have a peek at the Huawei P20 Pro to see how far Leica’s gotten in their aim for a smartphone that’s as good or better than any other sort of camera. This week the folks at Light have some tech that’ll make future mobile cameras more advanced than ever before. They’ve created a couple of devices so far – the first runs Android and sports 16 camera lenses, 10 of which fire at the same time. Light also has a more mobile smartphone device with 9 lenses currently in the making. Today Light shared news of a funding round led by Vision Fund to the tune of $121 million USD.last_img read more

Volkswagens 2019 EV to get 300 miles with 15minute charge

first_imgStory TimelinePorsche Mission E delivers 800 volt shock to TeslaVolkswagen BUDD-e Concept Is A Glimpse At Tomorrow’s Electric, Connected CarVolkswagen aims for 30 all-electric models on the road by 20252016 Nissan Leaf vs 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf: Range-AnxietyVolkswagen says German regulator has approved diesel emissions fix As Volkswagen works towards repairing its reputation following the “dieselgate” emissions scandal, the German car manufacturer seems to be going all-in on fully electric cars. Along with a goal stated earlier this year of offering 30 electric models by 2025, VW chairman Herbert Diess says that their first EV will make its debut at this year’s Paris motor show, with a target of 300 miles of travel range from just a 15-minute charge. Not a lot is known about VW’s first electric car, other than that it will be roughly the size of a Golf with the interior space of the Passat sedan. While that’s all very pleasant sounding, it’s the range and rapid battery charging that will be the real marvel, especially for a comparably priced consumer car.To understand what VW is boasting, look at what Tesla, the current leader in EV battery tech, is capable of now: 20 minutes at one of their superchargers will fill a battery to roughly 50%, offering 115 to 126 miles of range. Late last year Porsche — which is owned by VW — also promised similar charging specs for its all-electric Mission E Concept. When it debuts in 2019, it’s supposed to get 310 miles on a full charge, with 15 minutes providing an 80% charge. To achieve this, Porsche has acknowledged that it will need to develop an 800-volt charging method, not to mention the infrastructure to make it widely available. Diess says VW’s EV is on target for release in late 2018 or early 2019. We’ll have to wait until then to see if the talk of 300-mile/15-minute charges is a bunch of hot air, but if not, Porsche’s charging tech still won’t widely be available. It will still be an amazing triumph for a standard production car to feature that kind of battery and charging capability, but drivers shouldn’t bet on refilling that quickly every time they’re low on juice.SOURCE Autocar, WirstschaftWochelast_img read more

Jeep reveals two new Renegade models Deserthawk Altitude

first_imgJust ahead of next week’s 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, Jeep has taken the wraps off two new special edition trims of its Renegade crossover SUV. The first is the desert-themed (and thus appropriately named) Deserthawk, while the second is the Altitude, a trim design that has appeared on several other Jeep models. Both vehicles will be appearing at the LA Auto Show, but you can check out the details now right here. Story TimelineJeep Grand Cherokee SRT Night and Wrangler Backcountry debutJeep concept features the 707HP V8 engine from Dodge Hellcat2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Willys Wheeler Review2018 Jeep Compass hits reboot on aging crossover The 2017 Renegade Deserthawk is essentially a spruced-up version of Jeep’s Renegade Trailhawk, but with a slightly bigger price tag. The Deserthawk takes the Trailhawk’s off-road stylings and puts a desert-themed twist on it: there’s black leather seats, black painted 17-inch wheels, a unique Mojave Sand paint color, hood and body panel decals, and equipment for towing a trailer.The Deserthawk also features a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and nine-speed automatic transmission, Jeep’s Trail Rated 4×4 capability, and 8.7 inches of ground clearance. Priced at $28,140, it will be available at dealerships starting in January.Jeep’s other new addition is the 2017 Renegade Altitude, which sees almost every surface of the car turned black. There’s black 18-inch wheels, black badges, a blacked-out grille, and black tail lamp rings. As for the interior, everything there is black too.The Renegade Altitude will be available later this month starting at $22,390. It comes with a 160-hp 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine paired with a six-speed manual transmission as the standard option, but buyers can also opt for a 180-hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder with a nine-speed automatic.SOURCE Jeeplast_img read more

2020 Hyundai Palisade is a big beautiful people hauler

first_imgEvery Palisade model has seven USB outlets with each seating row having access to USB ports. The rear view mirror has a conversation mode making it easy to see rear passengers, and a communication system for easy chatting with rear passengers is available. A HUD throws important information on the windshield so drivers can keep eyes on the road. Other features include Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support and available Qi wireless charging support. Hyundai SmartSense safety and driver assistance tech is standard on all models. Palisade will roll onto dealer lots in the summer of 2019 at an undisclosed price. Families need vehicles that have plenty of room inside to haul kids, the friends that come with kids, and all the gear that you need to enjoy life. For many of those people, a van isn’t what they want leaving them looking for an SUV that fits the bill. Hyundai has a new 3-row SUV that it unveiled at the LA Auto Show that will give families the room they need with three rows of seating for up to eight. The SUV is the 2020 Hyundai Palisade, and it is a very good looking SUV inside and out. Hyundai says that the Palisade rolls on an all-new SUV chassis and the ride has seating reconfiguration capability and a large cargo area. Palisade has available LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, and LED turn-signal mirrors. Rear seat passengers can see the sights with panoramic rear glass and a cutaway roof for spaciousness. Hyundai designed the SUV with an eye towards aerodynamics using special under vehicle air deflectors and channels helping efficiency and keeping the car quieter. Palisade will be offered in base configurations with cloth seating or up-level versions with leather; the leather version has quilted Nappa leather.The second row of seats are one-touch to move them forward and out of the way for easy access to the third-row seat. Third-row seats are power folding and unfolding and recline for comfort. Palisade can be fitted with second-row captains seats if wanted and those seats are available with ventilated surfaces.AdChoices广告last_img read more

NVIDIA RTX 2060 2070 2080 Super GPUs make a big bet on

first_imgWe’re sorry to say it, but if you recently purchased an RTX 2060, 2070, or 2080, then NVIDIA just made an announcement that’ll likely make you regret that purchasing decision. Today, NVIDIA announced its new line of RTX Super graphics cards. Comprised of “Super” versions of the three cards we just named, this new line promises more performance at price points that are either similar or just straight up the same as existing cards in the RTX 20-series. Story TimelineNVIDIA announces Quadro RTX mobile workstations for Studio programNVIDIA Studio brings RTX laptops to designers and creatorsQuake II RTX shows what NVIDIA’s ray-tracing tech can do for old games Though they’re priced the same, the three RTX Super cards offer a decent boost in performance over their predecessors. Have a look at a quick rundown of each card below, along with some additional specifications:GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER GPU • Up to 22% faster (average 15%) than RTX 2060 • 8GB GDDR6 • Faster than GTX 1080 • 7+7 TOPs (FP32+INT32) and 57 Tensor TFLOPs • 2176 CUDA cores, 1.47GHz base clock, 1.65GHz boost clockGeForce RTX 2070 SUPER GPU • Up to 24% faster (average 16%) than RTX 2070 • Faster than GTX 1080 Ti • 9+9 TOPs (FP32+INT32) and 73 Tensor TFLOPs • 2560 CUDA cores, 1.6GHz base clock, 1.77GHz boost clock • 8GB GDDR6GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GPU • Memory speed cranked up to 15.5Gbps • Faster than TITAN Xp • 11+11 TOPs (FP32+INT32) and 89 Tensor TFLOPs • 3072 CUDA cores, 1.65GHz base clock, 1.82GHz boost clock • 8GB GDDR6Of course, these cards will all boast ray tracing, which has been a major focus at NVIDIA ever since it introduced the RTX 20 line last year. The company even brought support for ray tracing to some GeForce GTX cards back in April, though that seemed more like a way to tempt players into upgrading to RTX 20-series cards than anything else.Though ray tracing is at the core of NVIDIA’s RTX efforts, the company also reminds us that these cards are good choices for virtual reality as well. If you want to pick up one of these cards, you’ll soon have your chance – the RTX 2060 Super and 2070 Super will be out next week on July 9th, while the RTX 2080 Super will be available on July 23rd. You can read more about these cards (along with seeing full specifications) over on NVIDIA’s store.center_img For instance, NVIDIA is slotting in the RTX 2060 Super at $399 – $50 more expensive than the standard 2060. However, the 2070 Super and 2080 Super are priced at $499 and $699 respectively, the same prices as the standard 2070 and 2080. NVIDIA says that the standard 2060 will remain the entry-level card in the RTX line, while the RTX 2080 Ti will keep its spot at the top of the heap at $999.last_img read more

Lenovo ThinkPad P Series adds 9th Gen Xeon and OLED options

first_imgThe ThinkPad P53 comes with a 15.6-inch display offered with up to 4K touchscreen OLED as an option. The P73, meanwhile, has a 17.3-inch LCD, with up to a 4K IPS panel. They’ll be priced from $1,799 and $1,849 respectively. Lenovo ThinkPad P43S and P53SMost affordable of the new ThinkPad P Series, the P43S and P53S fit somewhere in-between their brethren. Promising a smaller footprint than the P53, not to mention being thinner, they’re also cheaper than the P1. Partly that’s down to using 8th Generation Intel 4-core Core chips. There’s NVIDIA Quadro P520 graphics and up to 48 GB of DDR4 memory. Up to 2 TB of NVMe SSD storage is supported. The P43S gets a 50 WHr battery and a 14-inch display, offering up to 2560 x 1440 IPS resolution with 500 nits of brightness and Dolby Vision HDR support. The P53S, meanwhile, gets a 57 WHr battery and a 15.6-inch display at up to 4k 3840 x 2160 resolution.Ports on both models include two USB 3.1, a single Thunderbolt 3, a single USB-C, HDMI 1.4, gigabit ethernet, a microSD card reader, and a mic/headphone combo. The P53S and P43S will be priced from $1,499. ThinkPad X-Rite Pantone Color CalibrationFor the first time, Lenovo is offering factory color calibration on its ThinkPad range. The P1 Gen 2, P53, and P73 will all be offered with a factory color profile, stored in the cloud so that it can be easily recalibrated. It also means Lenovo can support color space switching, for instance between sRGB, Adobe RGB and DCI-P3.Lenovo’s range also includes ThinkShield security, including the useful camera privacy shutter. All five new models are expected to go on sale this summer. You know where you are with a ThinkPad, and in the case of the new Lenovo ThinkPad P Series that’s firmly in the realm of “potent portable workstation.” Making its debut today, the refreshed 2019 ThinkPad models span everyday portables through to serious mobile workhorses, with features like Pantone-calibrated displays and 9th Generation Intel Core processors under the hood.center_img Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Gen 2The second-generation ThinkPad P1 picks up where its predecessor left off: a more affordable version of Lenovo’s most portable notebook, with solid performance and an excellent display. For 2019, there’s a choice of eight-core Intel 9th Gen Xeon and Core chips, paired with up to 64 GB of DDR4 memory, and fitted neatly inside a carbon fiber weave-finish casing. The display is a 15.6-inch panel, with up to 4K OLED as an option running at 3840 x 2160 resolution. It’s a touchscreen, with 400 nits of brightness and Dolby Vision HDR support. Lenovo drives it with a choice of NVIDIA Quadro T1000 or T2000 graphics. Storage is courtesy of up to 4TB of NVMe SSD, with support for RAID 0 and 1. There’s an 80 WHr battery with Rapid Charge, together with ThinkPad Thunderbolt Workstation Dock support. That relies on one of the ThinkPad P1’s two Thunderbolt 3 ports; there are also two USB 3.1 Gen 1, an HDMI 2.0, gigabit ethernet, an SD card reader, and a microphone/headphone jack combo.AdChoices广告From the outside, you could easily mistake the ThinkPad P1 for Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1, only it’s somewhat more affordable. The 3.74 pound notebook will be priced from $1,949. Lenovo ThinkPad P53 and P73If you’re looking for power, Lenovo’s ThinkPad P53 and P73 have you covered. Designed to deliver maximum performance in a relatively portable design, they crank up the thermal cooling so as to deal with more potent Intel 9th Gen Xeon and Core octacore chips and up to NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 graphics. There’s up to 128 GB of DDR4 memory and up to 6 TB of NVMe SSD, with RAID 0, 1, and 5 support. Lenovo squeezes in a 90 WHr battery in the P53 and 99 WHr in the P73, while the power supply – 170W or 230W – is now 35-percent smaller and lighter. Ports include two USB 3.1 Gen 1, two Thunderbolt 3, a USB-C, HDMI 2.0, gigabit ethernet, an SD card reader, and a mic/headphone combo on the P53; the P73 adds a third USB 3.1. last_img read more

CBO Expanding Health Other Benefits For Domestic Partners Would Have Little Impact

first_imgCBO: Expanding Health, Other Benefits For Domestic Partners Would Have Little Impact On Federal Employee Program Costs The Washington Post’s Federal Eye: Benefits Expansion For Domestic Partners Would Have Small Impact On Costs, CBO SaysExtending federal employee health insurance and retirement survivor benefits to same-sex domestic partners would have a relatively small impact on the number of people covered and on the cost of those programs, according to an analysis done for Congress. A Congressional Budget Office cost estimate released Monday examined a bill to make those partners eligible for the full range of benefits that apply to opposite-sex spouses of federal employees and retirees (Yoder, 11/27). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.last_img read more

Wydens Medicare Proposal Portends New Powerful Post

first_imgWyden’s Medicare Proposal Portends New Powerful Post Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., the likely next Senate Finance Committee chairman, is flexing his political muscles by proposing a change to how Medicare treats and pays for care for chronically ill patients. Wyden is in line to take over chairmanship of the committee when Sen. Max Baucus is confirmed as U.S. ambassador to China.The Washington Post: Wyden Bringing His Ambitious Agenda To A Powerful New PostSen. Ron Wyden is one of the Senate’s most ambitious dreamers, the prolific author of grand bipartisan plans to improve the health care system and rewrite the tax code. He often wins fervent praise from reformers — but rarely much political support. That may be about to change. Next month, Wyden (D-Ore.) is expected to take control of the storied Senate Finance Committee. Its current chairman, Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), has been nominated to serve as U.S. ambassador to China. So Wednesday, when Wyden unveiled his latest bill, a standing-room-only crowd of lobbyists, aides and reporters packed the Capitol Hill hearing room, hoping to learn which of Wyden’s many controversial ideas would rise to the top of his newly influential agenda (Montgomery, 1/15).USA Today: Sen. Wyden Unveils Medicare Reform BillDemocratic Sen. Ron Wyden, who’s likely to lead one of the Senate’s most powerful committees soon, unveiled an ambitious bipartisan bill Wednesday that would overhaul the way older Americans receive care under Medicare and rein in the program’s soaring costs. Wyden, in line to become the next chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, introduced the measure on Capitol Hill along with three co-sponsors — Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Reps. Peter Welch, D-Vt., and Erik Paulsen, R-Minn (Chebium, 1/15).The Associated Press: Chronic Care Overhaul Proposed For MedicareThey’re calling it the Better Care Program. Teams of doctors, nurses and social workers would get a flat fee per Medicare patient, with fewer strings attached. The goal is to improve care coordination, benefiting the patient while moving Medicare away from paying piecemeal for tests and treatments. The legislation is being sponsored by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., expected to take over leadership of the Finance Committee, which oversees Medicare. Joining Wyden are Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Reps. Erik Paulsen, R-Minn., and Peter Welch, D-Vt. Wyden is calling it “chronic disease reform” (Alonso-Zaldivar, 1/15).The Hill: Reforms Proposed For Chronically Ill In MedicareA bipartisan group of lawmakers is proposing a series of reforms to improve how Medicare treats its sickest and most expensive patients. New legislation from Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) and Reps. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) would attempt to improve care for chronically ill seniors by revamping how their providers are paid (Viebeck, 1/15). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.last_img read more

Tesla Model 3 Accident TeslaCam Shows Why You Need A Dashcam

Musk Says Tesla Dashcam Feature Likely Coming In A Few Months The Tesla Dashcam Apparently Looks This Good This Model 3 was totaled by another driver who should not have been behind the wheelThis month, Tesla has been rolling out the newest software update for the Tesla Model 3, Model S and Model X. Version 9 includes the hotly anticipated built-in Dashcam feature often called TeslaCam. Already, videos have been making their way around the web showcasing the feature.More About The Tesla Dashcam Feature Source: Electric Vehicle News Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on October 18, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle News Tesla Camera As Built-In Dashcam Part Of V9 Update Brad King in Charlotte, NC caught footage of an accident after a Honda Accord pulled in front of his Model 3 in traffic. He attempted to stop and avoid the car but was unable to in time.The driver of the Accord had an suspended drivers license and no insurance. The Accord was already visibly damaged and the headlights were off despite the dark, rainy conditions. Based on the footage, he is very clearly at fault.But when authorities arrived, the Honda driver gave an account that contradicted that of King. The situation could have gotten messy, but the Tesla dashcam footage set the record straight. It looks like TeslaCam is going to absolutely be worth the time to enable.Thankfully there were no major injuries as a result of the accident. But clearly the owner of the Honda should not have been driving. Hopefully autonomous vehicles will soon become the norm so fewer dangerous drivers are behind the wheel. Until then, install a dashcam.Video Description via Brad King on YouTube:Model 3 TOTALED Tesla dash cam video. Other driver had no license (suspended) and no insurance.Source: Teslarati read more

Jaguar IPace Nets Just 2 Out Of 4 Stars In This Review

first_imgThat’s one more star than we’d give this review.Most reviews of the 2019 Jaguar I-Pace have been pretty positive. During its big press event last June, which had auto journos the world over spending a couple days in Portugal — including InsideEVs — the Big Cat was unleashed off-road, on race tracks, and typical public byways. It seemed to handle all with great aplomb. So, we were kind of surprised to see the all-electric crossover SUV only receive 2 of 4 possible stars from a reviewer at the Detroit Free Press.Some positive I-Pace reviews With its ability to climb like a billy goat, accelerate like a cheetah, and swaddle its passengers in leather-wrapped luxury, what, we wondered, was behind this dramatic departure in tone. What could possibly be so bad about this premium vehicle that the reviewer wanted to “crash it into a wall?”Well, it all comes down to the user interface (UI), it seems. To begin with, the vehicle reviewed, a fully-loaded $85,900 First Edition didn’t have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto — something that the automaker says will come standard when it starts leaving showrooms (something that already seems to be happening). This sin of omission was then topped by a frustrating experience with the auto’s voice recognition.The other UI crime relates to the I-Pace’s beautiful-looking but fidgety temperature controls. This is something we also experienced some trouble with during our time behind the wheel (look in the “Faults” section of our review). The two mini-screen dials, one for the front passenger and one for the driver, are simply turned to increase or decrease the temperature. Push slightly and twist and the seat heat increases or decreases; pulling lightly and turning causes the fan to change speed. The reviewer, who felt they had to take their eyes off the road to properly finesse them, found this unacceptable.While we can sympathize with the Free Press‘ UI frustration, we think the removal of two stars is a bit heavy-handed. While we could understand a demerit for its apparent inefficiency, we also expect owners will adapt to, or at least accept these minor UI shortcomings. That’s not to say that the voice recognition failure isn’t frustrating. Who hasn’t, for instance, had to tell Amazon’s Alexa multiple times to play “Baby Shark” before it magically gives us what we want? (bonus video below to demonstrate that exact amount of frustration.).embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } Source: Detroit Free Press Video Round Up Of Latest Jaguar I-Pace Test Drive Reviews TechnoBuffalo Calls Jaguar I-Pace The EV With Soul JAGUAR I-PACEcenter_img Source: Electric Vehicle News Reviewer Calls Jaguar I-PACE The Best Jag Available Today Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on October 22, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle News 46 photoslast_img read more

Tesla Model 3 Top 5 Likes Dislikes

first_img Tesla Model 3 – Best & Worst Video Review Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on December 27, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle News Tesla Model 3: Do the positives outweigh the negatives?There are good and bad aspects of every car. What’s most important is figuring out your priorities and deciding if the pros are so positive that the cons seem trivial. If the negatives are going to bother you enough to make you second guess your buying decision, perhaps you should have reconsidered. The problem is, with all the mixed reviews out there when it comes to cars — and especially the hugely popular Tesla Model 3 — it’s hard to know for sure what you’re getting into. Moreover, it seems that Tesla vehicles are forever adapting as time moves forward, which doesn’t make your decision any easier.Related Tesla Model 3 Content: 10 photos Fortunately, YouTube channel Crosstalk Solutions has what appears to be a “newer” Model 3. In fact, it’s only been on the road for about 3,000 miles. We think that’s a pretty reasonable amount of time to make some solid observations about the car’s pros and cons. So, what does Chris Sherwood from Crosstalk want us to know?Chris obviously likes the Model 3’s acceleration, but he says that’s too obvious to be included on his list. His personal list of likes includes:Enhanced AutopilotKeyless Entry and ExitRegenerative BrakingChris mentions two dislikes in the video:Glossy Center ConsoleKeyless Entry Needs ImprovementFor more in-depth insight, watch the video above.Do you own a Tesla Model 3? If so, let us know if you agree with these lists. If your list is different or you have something unique to share, fill us in via the comment section below.Video Description via Crosstalk Solutions on YouTube:Tesla Model 3 Top 5 Likes and DislikesI’ve driven the Model 3 for about 3000 miles now, and this is my list of top 5 likes and dislikes about this vehicle. What is your list? Let me know in the comments below!TESLA MODEL 3 PERFORMANCEcenter_img Source: Electric Vehicle News Tesla Model 3 Review: After 6 Months And 10,000 Miles: There Are 227 Ways In Which Tesla Can Improve The Model 3last_img read more

Europcar Expands Its EV Fleet By Additional 85 Renault ZOE

first_imgSource: Electric Vehicle News The latest orders concerns Z.E. 40, 41 kWh battery version (186 miles /300 km of range) and well equipped Dynamique Nav trim – “As standard, this includes hands-free keycard, automatic lights and wipers, rear parking sensors, cruise control, climate control, 7-inch R-Link infotainment system with voice-controlled sat nav, electric windows and LED Daytime Running Lights”.The price per hour of renting is £4.50 (€5.2 / $6). 5 photos Renault Group Sold 200,000 Electric Vehicles Renault Expands ZOE Fleet In Zity Car Sharing In Spain Renault ZOE Wins “Best Electric Car For Less Than £30,000” For 6th Time Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on January 28, 2019Categories Electric Vehicle News Over 5,000 ZOEs are included in European car sharing schemesEuropcar Mobility Group recently ordered 85 Renault ZOE for its UK car sharing and Deliver & Collect operations. Those cars will be available at E-Car Club.The French electric subcompact becomes popular in car-sharing services in Europe and operators seems to be happy with the outcome. Europcar, for example, is a returning customer – previously the company ordered 55 ZOEs in 2016.Renault ZOE news From the press release:“The UK’s leading low-emission car sharing club has reaffirmed the suitability of the all-electric Renault ZOE for its growing operation as its parent company, Europcar Mobility Group, orders a further 85 of the award-winning supermini.E-Car Club – ecarclub.co.uk – has taken a number of units, supporting its expansion across the UK, from East London to St Andrews, Scotland. Through the innovative scheme, E-Car Club provides the public with a low-cost, hassle-free and environmentally friendly alternative to private car ownership and customers can hire a Renault ZOE from only £4.50 per hour, including power and insurance.The majority of E-Car Club’s newly acquired, 40 kWh Renault ZOEs, will be used for a brand new scheme in North Solihull, which sees the popular EV available to members at nine locations throughout the region’s residential areas.Local drivers can hire any of the new ZOEs, one of which has been wrapped in a distinctive ‘ECO Jungle’ livery, by simply signing up online. Completely self-service, bookings can be made via the E-Car Club website 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with customers gaining access to a ZOE simply by scanning their membership card against the windscreen. Drivers then unplug the ZOE from the onsite charger to experience all the benefits of all-electric motoring.The rest of the Renault ZOEs will be used by Europcar to support its Deliver & Collect service in major UK cities. The use of the Renault ZOE works to significantly lower Europcar’s carbon footprint in these highly populated areas as well as reduce its operating costs.The new order follows Europcar’s successful introduction of 55 Renault ZOEs for its Deliver & Collect logistics fleet in 2016, which at the time was the biggest ever UK order for the best-selling EV.Europcar opted to extend its fleet of the 100 per cent electric, five-door supermini following feedback from both E-Car Club members and its own drivers. The ZOE has proved to be perfect for both its busy Deliver & Collect role and E-Car Club’s car sharing model, being immensely easy to drive and charge, spacious and boasting a very practical real-world range of up to 186 miles on a single charge. Notably, the reliability of the Renault ZOEs already on fleet also influenced Europcar’s purchasing decision.All of the ZOEs have been supplied in Dynamique Nav trim. As standard, this includes hands-free keycard, automatic lights and wipers, rear parking sensors, cruise control, climate control, 7-inch R-Link infotainment system with voice-controlled sat nav, electric windows and LED Daytime Running Lights.Power is provided by the R110 electric motor and the Z.E 40 battery. The usability of the Renault ZOE is further enhanced through its flexible charging options.”Gary Smith, Managing Director, Europcar Mobility Group in the UK said:“Since adding the Renault ZOE to our Deliver & Collect logistics fleet in 2016 we’ve found its usability has been a big plus for our operation. A vast array of our Deliver & Collect drivers use them, many of which have never experienced an electric vehicle before. The simplicity means that they can quickly familiarise themselves with the car. The instant response and fully automatic transmission also adds to a fuss-free driving experience in the often-congested urban areas in which our ZOEs operate. But more importantly they are playing a pivotal role in helping us to lower our carbon footprint and reach our goal of five per cent of our entire UK vehicle fleet being pure electric by 2020.”Patrick Cresswell, Managing Director of E-Car Club, added:“The Renault ZOE has always worked well and been popular with our members, it’s also been a great way to introduce the public to affordable, all-electric motoring. Our customers especially like how easy it is to use and, as we continue to launch in new areas, it’s highly likely that we will be adding even more to our fleet.”Vincent Tourette, Managing Director of Groupe Renault UK, said:“This sizeable order highlights not only the immense usability of the Renault ZOE, but also its suitability as the perfect EV to introduce drivers to the many benefits of all-electric motoring. We are especially pleased that through E-Car Club’s and Europcar’s deployment of its latest ZOEs that they will be making a worthwhile difference in lowering emissions and noise pollution in heavily populated areas.”last_img read more

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