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Review: The Lectric XP 2.0 fat-tire folding ebike is a huge bargain

While I personally tend to gravitate toward lighter ebikes with stealthy motor systems, these tend to have weaker motors and drive up the price. Sometimes you just want a powerful electric bike that wont break the bank but that also doesnt make huge sacrifices on quality. For that, the Lectric XP 2.0 has you covered. Lectric has taken the American ebike market by storm since its launch in 2019. The company only really sells one ebike, the folding Lectric XP, but it comes in standard and step-th

5 Dec 2021 2:25 am
Wait, so now I cant tweet photos of other people on Twitter?

Its just been a day since Parag Agarwal took over Twitter as CEO after Jack Dorsey resigned, and the company has rolled out a seemingly controversial policy. Under this new norm, you cant tweet out pictures of another individual. Twitter already had a private information policy that barred users from sharing other peoples phone numbers, addresses, and email IDs.Now its extending that to media, including videos and photos of someone. How can an image or a video be taken down? One of the biggest c

1 Dec 2021 1:43 pm
Dear CEOs, youre getting ripped off by legal AI scams

What if I told you I was selling a set of computer programs that could automagically solve all of your hiring, diversity, and management problems overnight? Youd be stupid not to at least listen to the rest of the offer, right? Of course no such system exists. The vast majority of AI products purported to predict social outcomes are blatant scams. The fact that most of them are legal doesnt stop them from being snake oil. Typically, the following AI systems fall under the legal snake oil categor

1 Dec 2021 2:31 am
23 new models and $18B: The staggering numbers behind Nissans new all-electric plan

On Monday, Nissan unveiled its Ambition 2030 grand plan, which surprise, surprise is all about electrification and sustainability goals. Too many pledges have been made, so weve broken them down for you in this handy list, by the numbers. 23: The number of total electrified vehicle models (15 EVs and 8 PHEV/hybrids) the automaker will introduced by 2030, representing more than 50% of its global sales 4: The amount of revealed concept cars that showcase Nissans tranformation 75%: How much of it

29 Nov 2021 10:49 pm
How to build a dev knowledge base ahead of your next job

Disclaimer: this is not an ad for Obsidian. Onboarding to a new company is hard work. Keeping all the information straight is its own work stream that deserves thought and attention. Countless names, faces*, teams, initiatives, and acronyms fly by before noon. Believe me. Im in the process right now. This week I landed on a system Im pretty happy with. Youre a knowledge worker. Build a knowledge base You need a place to put all the information youre receiving. This is some of the stuff Im talkin

28 Nov 2021 10:40 pm
Grab a year of PlayStation Plus and a lifetime of VPN Unlimited at a serious Black Friday price

TLDR: With the VPN Unlimited Lifetime and PlayStation Plus 1-Yr Subscription Bundle, you get both awesome PlayStation action and full online protection, all for under $50. Far Cry 6. Battlefield 2042. Returnal. If youre a PlayStation fan, you may well be hoping at least one of those triple-A titles is under the tree with your name on it this year. Of course, if you really want to get the most out of those games, you need somebody to play with. And since Grandma and the cat are pretty poor at cut

26 Nov 2021 7:30 pm
Our outdated space laws could threaten global peace the UN aims to change that

On Nov. 15, 2021, Russia destroyed one of its own old satellites using a missile launched from the surface of the Earth, creating a massive debris cloud that threatens many space assets, including astronauts onboard the International Space Station. This happened only two weeks after the United Nations General Assembly First Committee formally recognized the vital role that space and space assets play in international efforts to better the human experience and the risks military activities in sp

25 Nov 2021 6:07 pm
What I learned from creating a metaverse for my students

Weve been hearing a lot recently about the metaverse a vision for the internet which uses technology like virtual and augmented reality to integrate real and digital worlds. With Facebook changing its name to Meta to focus on this space, and other big tech companies like Microsoft coming on board, there is much discussion about the potential of the metaverse to enhance the way we socialize, work and learn. A key component of the metaverse ecosystem will be the creator economy. The virtual world

24 Nov 2021 10:30 pm
How Einstein, Elon, and Uncle Sam could ruin cryptocurrency by 2050

The world of cryptocurrency is a bespoke financial wonderland where timing is everything and nothing is certain. The moment you think youve got a handle on the market, a billionaire tweets out a meme and youre thrust toward one margin or another. Fans of rollercoasters and thrill-rides may enjoy the experience, but investors genuinely looking for a way out from underneath the oppression of centralized currency and banking might wish for a less volatile future. Unfortunately, the path forward isn

24 Nov 2021 3:00 am
Facebook wants to rule the metaverse space. We cant let that happen

In the midst of the scandals of the Facebook papers, Facebook rebranded the company as Meta. The new name was designed to reflect a focus beyond the Facebook social network platform, and into the metaverse the extension of the internet into three-dimensional virtual reality (VR) spaces. However, given Facebooks handling or mishandling of their current social responsibilities, we should be cautious about how much control a single company should have over the potential metaverse. We have an opp

21 Nov 2021 1:30 pm