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The F8 of ‘Furious 8′ Is Known: Release Date Announced For Next Installment


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The F8 of ‘Furious 8′ Is Known: Release Date Announced For Next Installment

How much do you hate me? While there was never really any doubt, Vin Diesel has confirmed that there WILL be a Furious 8 film to follow up this year’s box office hit. Yesterday, at Universal’s CinemaCon panel, the actor revealed that the film is slated to hit theaters on April 14, 2017. At the CinemaCon reveal, footage was shown of the last moments of Furious 7 (don’t worry, no spoilers) right before Diesel took to the stage and made the announcement. In part, Diesel said: “We were giddy and excited. You all gave me so much confidence. There was

Volvo Designers Replace the Front Passenger Seat with Something Better


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Volvo Designers Replace the Front Passenger Seat with Something Better

Chauffeurs can get uppity, and it’s no wonder: They’re entrusted with driving your six-figure luxury vehicle, and just as you sit in the back with an empty seat next to you, so too is there an empty seat next to the chauffeur up front. This may give them the illusion of parity, or that they’ll one day have a companion to sit next to them and keep them company on those long drives to the airport, and that sends the wrong message.But not with Volvo’s XC90 Excellence Lounge Console concept, designed for the discriminating executive. The designers have ripped the front passenger seat out altogether and replaced it with a multifunctional object. At first glance, it’s a shoe cabinet. This conveniently deprives the chauffeur of a place to keep his personal effects, with the added bonus of allowing the passenger to take their shoes off and place their aromatic feet much closer to where the chauffeur can smell them. A pop-up tray contains a 17-inch LCD monitor and doubles as a jewelry tray, with a large mirror that flips out of the rear. There is also a lockable compartment where you can store an array of expensive watches that cost more than the chauffeur’s annual salary; it cannot hurt, we think, to mention this aloud as you bring each watch out to model it. Admittedly the design is not perfect, as the executive may wish to sit on the left-hand side and still stretch out. Ideally there would be some way for a left-riding passenger to recline, extending their shoeless feet to either side of the chauffeur’s head. But until they work that out, we’ll have to settle for this:

Two New Apple Watch Apps, Knock And oneID, Let You Unlock Your Mac From Your Wrist (And More)


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Two New Apple Watch Apps, Knock And oneID, Let You Unlock Your Mac From Your Wrist (And More)

 As mobile developers rush to release applications compatible with Apple’s new wearable device, the Apple Watch, many are still wondering what sorts of app experiences make sense for the small wrist-borne screen versus that of the smartphone. To some extent, where the Apple Watch really shines is with “invisible” apps – paying for items with Apple Pay, or using the Watch… Read More

Facebook’s Latest App Is a Dialer With Caller ID For Android 


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Facebook’s Latest App Is a Dialer With Caller ID For Android 

Facebook’s quest to conquer your phone continues with Hello, a new dialer app that replaces the one that comes natively installed on your Android phone. And if you’re not partial to anything, it’s probably worth a try.Facebook’s endless app proliferation is tedious. (Tedious people call this proliferation “unbundling.”) But the new Facebook dialer app introduces something you won’t get from any other: Even if you don’t have a number saved on your phone, Facebook can go look at its databases and see if its got a number match. If it does, it’ll tell you who is calling and show you their photo, even if you’re not friends. It also makes blocking numbers as easy as a tap.Sure, other apps add caller ID—but given how often I use Facebook as a directory for numbers I don’t have, this one seems pretty useful.[Facebook]

Project Fi: Google’s Plan To Fix Your Wireless Service Is Here


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Project Fi: Google’s Plan To Fix Your Wireless Service Is Here

Google’s Project Fi is the company’s long-rumored wireless carrier service for mobile devices. But far from a traditional plan, Google’s might be the most flexible out there—while also saving you a bundle of money.Unlike Google’s other public infrastructure program Google Fiber, for which the company is physically putting fiber in the ground, Google isn’t actually building out a network of cell towers for Project Fi. Instead, it’s piggybacking on Sprint and T-Mobile’s networks. (This is also how providers like Republic Wireless work.) The plan offers 4G/LTE coverage, and wireless tethering, and Wi-Fi calling all included.What makes Project Fi special and potentially more reliable than anything out there is that it dynamically switches between networks depending which of those is offering the best service in your area. Additionally, if there’s pre-vetted public Wi-Fi available, it’ll jump on board that network as well. The “network of networks” has a lot of potential to be more reliable. If one network has an outage, the others can serve as support.The new plans costs $20 for starters, which gets you talk, text, and wireless tethering. Then it costs $10 per GB of data. So if like me, you’ve got 3GB per month, then you would pay $50 per month. The kicker is that if you don’t use all the data you pay for you’ll get paid back for what you don’t use. For now, Project Fi is only available for the Nexus 6 with a special SIM card, but hopefully that will change down the line.It all sounds pretty sweet, if not exactly different from what Republic Wireless just started offering—though, in the long run, Google’s deep pockets will surely be an asset. Something about the Google name attached to Project Fi makes me both more trustful of it and more suspicious. Sure, Google implies reliability—but I also don’t know how much more control of my digital life I want to give Google.Google’s currently in an invitation-only phase of the program, which you can sign up for here.

Tesla’s Next Big Product Is Coming On April 30: Batteries


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Tesla’s Next Big Product Is Coming On April 30: Batteries

When Elon Musk makes his next big announcement later this month he won’t be joined by an electric car or a space-bound capsule. Tesla will finally be passing along details on its long-awaited batteries designed for home use, plus a “utility-scale” battery as well—both of which will likely be manufactured in its new Gigafactory in Nevada.Musk has hinted several times via social media that the batteries were on the way:Major new Tesla product line — not a car — will be unveiled at our Hawthorne Design Studio on Thurs 8pm, April 30— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 30, 2015Now Tesla’s spokesperson has confirmed the announcement to Buzzfeed:“We have decided to share a bit about what we will announce on the 30th,” Jeff Evanson, Tesla’s VP of investor relations wrote in a message confirmed by BuzzFeed News as authentic. “We will introduce the Tesla home battery and a very large utility scale battery. We will explain the advantages of our solutions and why past battery options were not compelling.”Tesla’s home batteries have been heralded as a serious game changer for the clean energy industry, a low-cost alternative that will complement the growing demand for solar power. Musk has already pledged to make batteries for 500,000 cars by 2020 at its new Gigafactory, so the home battery product was an obvious addition. But it’s the intriguing “utility-scale” battery which is a new development. Tesla’s already changed the electric car market. Will it start selling batteries to utility companies and radically alter our energy future? [BuzzFeed]

Elon Musk had a deal to sell Tesla to Google in 2013, for about $6B, and another $5B in capital for factory expansions (Ashlee Vance/Bloomberg Business)


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Elon Musk had a deal to sell Tesla to Google in 2013, for about $6B, and another $5B in capital for factory expansions (Ashlee Vance/Bloomberg Business)

Ashlee Vance / Bloomberg Business:
Elon Musk had a deal to sell Tesla to Google in 2013, for about $6B, and another $5B in capital for factory expansions  —  Elon Musk Had a Deal to Sell Tesla to Google in 2013  —  On the verge of bankruptcy, the company sought a savior in Larry Page  —  This story is excerpted and adapted …

Tight Spot? The New BMW 7 Series Can Park Itself With No One in the Car


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Tight Spot? The New BMW 7 Series Can Park Itself With No One in the Car

The actual car hasn’t been revealed to the public just yet—at least without its camo wrapping—but that hasn’t stopped BMW from announcing that its new 7 Series will be the first car that can be parked remotely using its key fob, without anyone actually having to be inside the vehicle.Other car makers have talked about and demonstrated similar passengerless self-parking technologies designed to let a vehicle squeeze into a space too small for its doors to be opened. But BMW is the first to include it on a production vehicle, allowing the driver to use the car’s touchscreen Display Key fob to either have it pull into a tight spot, or out of one.At CES 2014, Bosch, a maker of automotive components, was showing off a similar feature the company had developed that allowed drivers to autonomously park a vehicle using a smartphone, but there’s no word if BMW is using the same technology for its new 7 Series. And while the new feature isn’t quite the completely autonomous self-driving car we’ve all been anticipating, it’s still a great sneak peek at the technology, especially for those of us who don’t exactly excel at parking. [BMW via Autoblog]

Netflix Sets Its Prices According to Local Piracy Rates


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Netflix Sets Its Prices According to Local Piracy Rates

If you live in a country with a lot of piracy, you probably enjoy lower monthly Netflix subscription fees. That’s according to Netflix CFO David Wells, who says that a country’s piracy rate is the primary factor determining the service’s local price.Netflix, with over 60 million subscribers globally, is a giant in the world of online video entertainment. Its biggest competitor is, in fact, piracy. But as TorrentFreak reports, Netflix treats online piracy like any other source of competition, using statistics on illegal downloads to determine not only what types of content it should offer, but also, local rates.“Piracy is a governor in terms of our price in high piracy markets outside the US,” Wells explained. “We wouldn’t want to come out with a high price because there’s a lot of piracy, so we have to compete with that.”It’s an interesting strategy that may speak to why the on-demand streaming service has seen so much success in recent years. Piracy isn’t going away, and if you can’t stamp out your competition, better to make it as unattractive as possible. [TorrentFreak]Follow Maddie on Twitter or contact her at maddie.stone@gizmodo.com

You Don’t Need A Digital Strategy, You Need A Digitally Transformed Company


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You Don’t Need A Digital Strategy, You Need A Digitally Transformed Company

 In 2015 it seems foolish to have a digital or mobile strategy, you just need a business strategy for the modern world. Whether it’s Uber reinventing the transportation business, Instagram changing the nature of photography or Netflix disrupting video content, what binds these companies is they brought digital thinking to the very heart of their companies, not just bolted it onto the side. Read More

Jordan Spieth’s win at The Masters is worth $3 per share (UA)


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Jordan Spieth’s win at The Masters is worth $3 per share (UA)

Jordan Spieth, the 21-year-old golf phenom who just won The Masters, is sponsored by Under Armour.  In January, the company locked up Spieth to a new 10-year deal and it is already paying off.  In a note to clients on Friday, analysts at Piper Jaffray wrote that following Spieth’s win, the sale of Under Armour’s golf merchandise has accelerated.  As a result, the firm raised its price target on Under Armour to $93 from $90. So Spieth’s Masters win is worth, in Piper’s view, $3 per share for Under Armour.  There are 218 million Under Armour shares outstanding, so another way to think of this is that Spieth’s win is worth around $654 million for the company. Here’s Piper: We are reiterating our Overweight rating on Under Armour following a round of store checks illustrating the accelerating momentum of the golf business since Jordan Spieth’s Masters win last weekend. Simply stated, golf is one the fastest growing categories for Under Armour and we believe it can double, while growing well in excess of the overall brand, and reach more than $400M in the next few years. To wit, UA golf search volume during the Masters increased 8.9x compared to 2015 before the Masters—well ahead of the peer average of 1.8x. While we are not changing our estimates, we are raising our FY16 EPS multiple from 60x to 62x to reflect recent brand strength and our PT moves from $90 to $93. The model for Spieth’s impact on Under Armour’s sale is Nike and Tiger Woods. Piper notes that Nike signed Spieth at a “near identical” point in his career to Tiger, and over the next decade, Nike’s golf sales grew at a 15% compounded annual growth rate to $700 million in 2008 from $120 million in 1997.  And so over the next three years, Piper thinks Under Armour’s golf business can grow from around $200 million today to $400 million. More broadly, Piper is bullish on Under Armour’s selection of star athletes to endorse.  Here’s Piper: We are increasingly impressed with the knack for athlete selection displayed by UA. In our view, the company has done a commendable job identifying and locking in young talent just ahead of major successes before the cost of their service soars. Spieth and Stephen Curry are the best examples given they are tracking toward becoming the faces of their sports for the next decade, but we believe the company has a deep roster (over 500 athletes in North America) of other emerging stars.SEE ALSO: 21-year-old Jordan Spieth runs away with the Masters, ties the record for lowest score ever Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Here Are The Handicaps For A Bunch Of Celebrity Golfers

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Tesla’s Next Big Product Is Coming On April 30: Batteries


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Tesla’s Next Big Product Is Coming On April 30: Batteries

When Elon Musk makes his next big announcement later this month he won’t be joined by an electric car or a space-bound capsule. Tesla will finally be passing along details on its long-awaited batteries designed for home use, plus a “utility-scale” battery as well—both of which will likely be manufactured in its new Gigafactory in Nevada.Musk has hinted several times via social media that the batteries were on the way:Major new Tesla product line — not a car — will be unveiled at our Hawthorne Design Studio on Thurs 8pm, April 30— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 30, 2015Now Tesla’s spokesperson has confirmed the announcement to Buzzfeed:“We have decided to share a bit about what we will announce on the 30th,” Jeff Evanson, Tesla’s VP of investor relations wrote in a message confirmed by BuzzFeed News as authentic. “We will introduce the Tesla home battery and a very large utility scale battery. We will explain the advantages of our solutions and why past battery options were not compelling.”Tesla’s home batteries have been heralded as a serious game changer for the clean energy industry, a low-cost alternative that will complement the growing demand for solar power. Musk has already pledged to make batteries for 500,000 cars by 2020 at its new Gigafactory, so the home battery product was an obvious addition. But it’s the intriguing “utility-scale” battery which is a new development. Tesla’s already changed the electric car market. Will it start selling batteries to utility companies and radically alter our energy future? [BuzzFeed]

Elon Musk had a deal to sell Tesla to Google in 2013, for about $6B, and another $5B in capital for factory expansions (Ashlee Vance/Bloomberg Business)


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Elon Musk had a deal to sell Tesla to Google in 2013, for about $6B, and another $5B in capital for factory expansions (Ashlee Vance/Bloomberg Business)

Ashlee Vance / Bloomberg Business:
Elon Musk had a deal to sell Tesla to Google in 2013, for about $6B, and another $5B in capital for factory expansions  —  Elon Musk Had a Deal to Sell Tesla to Google in 2013  —  On the verge of bankruptcy, the company sought a savior in Larry Page  —  This story is excerpted and adapted …

Tight Spot? The New BMW 7 Series Can Park Itself With No One in the Car


Gizmodo / Andrew Liszewski

Tight Spot? The New BMW 7 Series Can Park Itself With No One in the Car

The actual car hasn’t been revealed to the public just yet—at least without its camo wrapping—but that hasn’t stopped BMW from announcing that its new 7 Series will be the first car that can be parked remotely using its key fob, without anyone actually having to be inside the vehicle.Other car makers have talked about and demonstrated similar passengerless self-parking technologies designed to let a vehicle squeeze into a space too small for its doors to be opened. But BMW is the first to include it on a production vehicle, allowing the driver to use the car’s touchscreen Display Key fob to either have it pull into a tight spot, or out of one.At CES 2014, Bosch, a maker of automotive components, was showing off a similar feature the company had developed that allowed drivers to autonomously park a vehicle using a smartphone, but there’s no word if BMW is using the same technology for its new 7 Series. And while the new feature isn’t quite the completely autonomous self-driving car we’ve all been anticipating, it’s still a great sneak peek at the technology, especially for those of us who don’t exactly excel at parking. [BMW via Autoblog]

Netflix Sets Its Prices According to Local Piracy Rates


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Netflix Sets Its Prices According to Local Piracy Rates

If you live in a country with a lot of piracy, you probably enjoy lower monthly Netflix subscription fees. That’s according to Netflix CFO David Wells, who says that a country’s piracy rate is the primary factor determining the service’s local price.Netflix, with over 60 million subscribers globally, is a giant in the world of online video entertainment. Its biggest competitor is, in fact, piracy. But as TorrentFreak reports, Netflix treats online piracy like any other source of competition, using statistics on illegal downloads to determine not only what types of content it should offer, but also, local rates.“Piracy is a governor in terms of our price in high piracy markets outside the US,” Wells explained. “We wouldn’t want to come out with a high price because there’s a lot of piracy, so we have to compete with that.”It’s an interesting strategy that may speak to why the on-demand streaming service has seen so much success in recent years. Piracy isn’t going away, and if you can’t stamp out your competition, better to make it as unattractive as possible. [TorrentFreak]Follow Maddie on Twitter or contact her at maddie.stone@gizmodo.com

You Don’t Need A Digital Strategy, You Need A Digitally Transformed Company


TechCrunch / Tom Goodwin

You Don’t Need A Digital Strategy, You Need A Digitally Transformed Company

 In 2015 it seems foolish to have a digital or mobile strategy, you just need a business strategy for the modern world. Whether it’s Uber reinventing the transportation business, Instagram changing the nature of photography or Netflix disrupting video content, what binds these companies is they brought digital thinking to the very heart of their companies, not just bolted it onto the side. Read More

Jordan Spieth’s win at The Masters is worth $3 per share (UA)


Business Insider / Myles Udland

Jordan Spieth’s win at The Masters is worth $3 per share (UA)

Jordan Spieth, the 21-year-old golf phenom who just won The Masters, is sponsored by Under Armour.  In January, the company locked up Spieth to a new 10-year deal and it is already paying off.  In a note to clients on Friday, analysts at Piper Jaffray wrote that following Spieth’s win, the sale of Under Armour’s golf merchandise has accelerated.  As a result, the firm raised its price target on Under Armour to $93 from $90. So Spieth’s Masters win is worth, in Piper’s view, $3 per share for Under Armour.  There are 218 million Under Armour shares outstanding, so another way to think of this is that Spieth’s win is worth around $654 million for the company. Here’s Piper: We are reiterating our Overweight rating on Under Armour following a round of store checks illustrating the accelerating momentum of the golf business since Jordan Spieth’s Masters win last weekend. Simply stated, golf is one the fastest growing categories for Under Armour and we believe it can double, while growing well in excess of the overall brand, and reach more than $400M in the next few years. To wit, UA golf search volume during the Masters increased 8.9x compared to 2015 before the Masters—well ahead of the peer average of 1.8x. While we are not changing our estimates, we are raising our FY16 EPS multiple from 60x to 62x to reflect recent brand strength and our PT moves from $90 to $93. The model for Spieth’s impact on Under Armour’s sale is Nike and Tiger Woods. Piper notes that Nike signed Spieth at a “near identical” point in his career to Tiger, and over the next decade, Nike’s golf sales grew at a 15% compounded annual growth rate to $700 million in 2008 from $120 million in 1997.  And so over the next three years, Piper thinks Under Armour’s golf business can grow from around $200 million today to $400 million. More broadly, Piper is bullish on Under Armour’s selection of star athletes to endorse.  Here’s Piper: We are increasingly impressed with the knack for athlete selection displayed by UA. In our view, the company has done a commendable job identifying and locking in young talent just ahead of major successes before the cost of their service soars. Spieth and Stephen Curry are the best examples given they are tracking toward becoming the faces of their sports for the next decade, but we believe the company has a deep roster (over 500 athletes in North America) of other emerging stars.SEE ALSO: 21-year-old Jordan Spieth runs away with the Masters, ties the record for lowest score ever Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Here Are The Handicaps For A Bunch Of Celebrity Golfers

The Best Buildings of the Year, According to the Internet 


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The Best Buildings of the Year, According to the Internet 

The people who get to dole out awards to architects each year are normally critics and panels of experts who know exactly what goes into designing a building. But what would normal people—or even the internet at large—choose? Just like most awards programs, Architizer’s annual A+ Awards (which my colleague Alissa Walker covered earlier this week) uses a jury of experts to decide which buildings win. But it also asks the internet to vote on its favorites, awarding a special “popular choice” award to those buildings. Think of it as the Kid’s Choice Awards for architecture. As you might expect, what the world likes doesn’t always match up with what architects and critics like. Check out a few of the more interesting favorites below. Best Restaurant: Restaurant Steirereck by PPAG architectsBest Apartment: Ice & Snow Apartment by Penda ArchitectsBest Stadium: Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors by FC Clubhouse Suh ArchitectsBest Museum: The Blue Planet Acquarium by 3XNBest House (XL): Sambade House by spaceworkersBest High-Rise Office: One World Trade Center by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLPBest Small House: Haffenden House by PARA-ProjectBest Residential Interior: House in Sai Kung by Millimeter Interior DesignBest Church: Community Church Knarvik by Reiulf Ramstad Architects.Best Library: James B. Hunt Jr. Library by Snøhetta /Clark NexsenBest Bridge: Tabiat Pedestrian bridge by Diba Tensile Architecture

New Mercedes-Benz pickup to be called GLT?


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New Mercedes-Benz pickup to be called GLT?

Filed under: Mercedes-Benz, TruckThe Mercedes-Benz truck will allegedly be called the GLT, and according to the head of the project, it won’t be “a fat cowboy truck.”Continue reading New Mercedes-Benz pickup to be called GLT?New Mercedes-Benz pickup to be called GLT? originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:32:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments

This Little Device Turns Your Thumb Nail Into a Track Pad


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This Little Device Turns Your Thumb Nail Into a Track Pad

Sometimes your hands are completely tied up when you need to use a device the most—so even gesture recognition is no use, let alone a touchscreen. MIT’s latest input device though, which turns your thumbnail into a track pad, could help.NailO is inspired, apparently, by decorative nail stickers—but it seems a little more useful than that. Developed at MIT’s Media Lab, the multilayer device—comprising battery, circuitry, capacitive sensors and a cover—takes your touch and sends it via Bluetooth to a mobile device or computer.The device recognizes several gestures, and is shown in use in the video below. It’s also capable of being used to type characters, though we suspect that’s a rather laborious process. Better, probably, used in situations where both hands are a full but a quick thumb swipe is convenient: when your’re cooking, say, or looking at instructions while your hands are occupied with tools.In tests, the device has been shown to detect five different gestures with 92 percent accuracy, reports CNET — which probably isn’t quite enough to feel seamless in use, but it’s getting there. The team behind it also suggests that accidental gestures—which seems incredibly likely—could be avoided by requiring a long activation press before gestures are acted upon.There have been, understandably, headaches along the way: combining an antenna and processor in such close proximity is difficult, and finding a small enough battery with respectable life is difficult, too. Regardless, the researchers plan to continue to develop the concept.The team will present the device at the upcoming CHI 2015 human-computer interaction conference in Seoul. [MIT and CNET]

Tim Cook has the best pay-for-performance rating among highest-paid US executives, earning $65.2M last year (Caleb Melby/Bloomberg Business)


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Tim Cook has the best pay-for-performance rating among highest-paid US executives, earning $65.2M last year (Caleb Melby/Bloomberg Business)

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Tim Cook has the best pay-for-performance rating among highest-paid US executives, earning $65.2M last year  —  Apple’s Tim Cook Is a Steal at $65 Million in Pay  —  Apple Inc.’s Tim Cook has the best pay-for-performance rating of any chief executive officer on the Bloomberg Pay Index …

America Should Envy This Speed Record-Shattering Japanese Bullet Train


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America Should Envy This Speed Record-Shattering Japanese Bullet Train

The Central Japan Railway Company’s maglev bullet train hit 366 miles per hour yesterday in a test, a record-setting clip that breaks the the 12-year landspeed record of 361 mph, the Wall Street Journal reports.That’s crazy fast, and much faster than the train will go when it starts carrying passengers in 2027. (The video above shows the train being tested last year.) Meanwhile, North America’s Amtrak tops out at 150 mph.Though it seems like wheeled and maglev trains aren’t that far apart right now in the record books, remember that maglev is still relatively new tech, whereas the wheeled train’s maxing out on its potential.Magnetic levitation trans run—or hover, really—on magnetic tracks that reduce friction and allow the trains to travel at theoretical speeds much higher than what you can get with rails. For comparison, the world’s fastest conventional wheeled train was hit by a TGV train on the LGV Est line of France’s high-speed network. It went 357 mph. In the United States, the big advancements in train technology aren’t magnetic at all. GE just competed tests on its new high-speed locamotive, which cut particulate matter emissions by 70 percent and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by 76 percent. An approved plan to introduce a maglev train line connecting Florida’s major cities was killed in 2011 when Governor Rick Scott refused federal funding for the project, a matter that was ultimately settled by the US Supreme Court. The voter approved high-speed line California would run on wheels and hit a top speed of a meager 220 mph. Ugh America. Lame! [WSJ]

Tim Cook has the best pay-for-performance rating among highest-paid US executives, earning $65.2M last year (Caleb Melby/Bloomberg Business)


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Tim Cook has the best pay-for-performance rating among highest-paid US executives, earning $65.2M last year (Caleb Melby/Bloomberg Business)

Caleb Melby / Bloomberg Business:
Tim Cook has the best pay-for-performance rating among highest-paid US executives, earning $65.2M last year  —  Apple’s Tim Cook Is a Steal at $65 Million in Pay  —  Apple Inc.’s Tim Cook has the best pay-for-performance rating of any chief executive officer on the Bloomberg Pay Index …

Tim Cook has the best pay-for-performance rating among highest-paid US executives, earning $65.2M last year (Caleb Melby/Bloomberg Business)


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Tim Cook has the best pay-for-performance rating among highest-paid US executives, earning $65.2M last year (Caleb Melby/Bloomberg Business)

Caleb Melby / Bloomberg Business:
Tim Cook has the best pay-for-performance rating among highest-paid US executives, earning $65.2M last year  —  Apple’s Tim Cook Is a Steal at $65 Million in Pay  —  Apple Inc.’s Tim Cook has the best pay-for-performance rating of any chief executive officer on the Bloomberg Pay Index …