Apple releases iOS 16 beta 3 and iPadOS 16 beta 3

iOS 16 beta 3

Apple has now released iOS 16 beta 3 and iPadOS 16 beta 3 to developers, these new betas come two weeks after the last beta. The third betas of iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 are only available to developers, Apple has not released a public beta as yet, the first one of these will land […]

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Lexus Electrified Sport Concept makes UK debut at Goodwood

Lexus Electrified Sport Concept

The new Lexus Electrified Sport Concept made its UK debut at the Goodwood Festival of speed, the car was first unveiled back in December of last year as part of Lexus’s all-electric future. Lexus also showed off a number of other vehicles at Goodwood, this included their RZ 450e, their NX 450h+, and more. The […]

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Forspoken is delayed again until January 24th

For the second time this year, Square Enix is delaying Forspoken. After a delay that pushed the title from its original May 24th release date, the upcoming action RPG from Final Fantasy XV studio Luminous Productions was scheduled to hit PlayStation 5 and PC on October 11th, 2022. However, it will now come out on […]

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Noun Project Unlimited

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Meet the world’s first TWS Earbuds with Super Active Noise Cancelling that protects your hearing

Here’s a scenario. You’re in a cafe listening to a podcast or to music. It’s relatively noisy and to drown the noise out, you just crank the volume on your earphones. Although this works on paper, you’re causing incredible harm to your hearing because of those high volumes. The Serena Super ANC earbuds from Hear+Hi can prevent that from happening by drastically reducing external noise while listening. Using a proprietary Super ANC system thanks to two external microphones, Serena can reduce external noise by as much as 45 decibels, bringing loud sounds down to a manageable level. This effectively lets you listen to music or podcasts even in loud cafes, subways, or buses without having to damage your hearing.

Designer: Hear+Hi

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They say prolonged exposure to audio above 80 decibels can cause permanent hearing damage – something that most smartphones caution you against with popup messages if you listen to something on high volumes. Gemini, on the other hand, just reduces external noise so you can listen to audio at its intended volume. Designed to look like a stylish pair of everyday TWS earbuds, Serena in fact comes with dual mics for its Super ANC feature, and dual mics for Echo Noise Cancellation, enabling crystal clear speech while on phone calls.

The ability to attenuate 45 decibels is rather new for a TWS earphone this small. Most earphones max out at 25 decibels (they can reduce external noise by 25 decibels), but Serena practically doubles that, thanks to the fact that its ANC microphone sits inside your ear instead of outside it. Keeping the ANC microphone closer to the eardrum means Serena is instantly able to do a much better job blocking out unwanted audio from hitting your eardrum.

The Serena comes with an in-ear design featuring silicone tips that help create a nice seal while listening. The earbuds are compactly designed, featuring a footprint that’s smaller than the AirPods Pro, given the absence of stems. They run on Bluetooth 5.0, for a strong, seamless, low-latency connection that works right out of the box, and the earphones have a run-time of 7 hours (5 hours with ANC) extendable up to 30 hours when paired with the charging case. You can grab your own pair for a 47% discounted price of $79 on the website, and get an additional 10% off using the code YANKO10.

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Rivian says it’s still on track to produce 25,000 vehicles despite production woes

Moreso than most automakers, Rivian has had a tough 2022. At the start of the year, the company, blaming inflation and component shortages, raised the base price of its quad-motor R1T pickup truck by a whopping $12,000. And while it went on to quickly backtrack, the decision led to a shareholder lawsuit

Despite those early woes, Rivian says it’s still on track to produce 25,000 vehicles in 2022. The company reiterated the prediction in a statement it shared on Wednesday. Rivian said it built 4,401 R1T trucks, R1S SUVs and Amazon delivery vans at its factory in Normal, Illinois and delivered 4,467 vehicles during fiscal Q2.

“Supply chain and production are ramping,” Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe tweeted after the announcement. “We just announced production of 4,401 vehicles for Q2 bringing our cumulative total since start of production to 7,969 — keeping us on track to reach our year-end goals.”

While 4,401 vehicles is a modest tally, it is an improvement for Rivian. In the first three months of the year, the startup built 2,553 cars. Just as noteworthy is that the company managed to scale production while facing many of the same issues that have slowed its competition. On Saturday, Tesla announced its first quarter-over-quarter production decline in two years. In Q2, the company saw a 15 percent drop in manufacturing volume due to ongoing parts shortages and multiple COVID-19 shutdowns at its critical Shanghai Gigafactory.

Increasing production capacity will be critical to Rivian’s survival. In addition to an approximately 71,000 vehicle preorder backlog, the company has a 100,000 van order it needs to fulfill for minority owner Amazon. Late last year, Rivian announced it would build a second factory in Georgia, but that facility won’t be operational until sometime 2024. Until then, the startup is dependent on its single factory in Normal, which it says will eventually produce 200,000 vehicles annually.

Rivian says it’s still on track to produce 25,000 vehicles despite production woes

Moreso than most automakers, Rivian has had a tough 2022. At the start of the year, the company, blaming inflation and component shortages, raised the base price of its quad-motor R1T pickup truck by a whopping $12,000. And while it went on to quickly backtrack, the decision led to a shareholder lawsuit

Despite those early woes, Rivian says it’s still on track to produce 25,000 vehicles in 2022. The company reiterated the prediction in a statement it shared on Wednesday. Rivian said it built 4,401 R1T trucks, R1S SUVs and Amazon delivery vans at its factory in Normal, Illinois and delivered 4,467 vehicles during fiscal Q2.

“Supply chain and production are ramping,” Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe tweeted after the announcement. “We just announced production of 4,401 vehicles for Q2 bringing our cumulative total since start of production to 7,969 — keeping us on track to reach our year-end goals.”

While 4,401 vehicles is a modest tally, it is an improvement for Rivian. In the first three months of the year, the startup built 2,553 cars. Just as noteworthy is that the company managed to scale production while facing many of the same issues that have slowed its competition. On Saturday, Tesla announced its first quarter-over-quarter production decline in two years. In Q2, the company saw a 15 percent drop in manufacturing volume due to ongoing parts shortages and multiple COVID-19 shutdowns at its critical Shanghai Gigafactory.

Increasing production capacity will be critical to Rivian’s survival. In addition to an approximately 71,000 vehicle preorder backlog, the company has a 100,000 van order it needs to fulfill for minority owner Amazon. Late last year, Rivian announced it would build a second factory in Georgia, but that facility won’t be operational until sometime 2024. Until then, the startup is dependent on its single factory in Normal, which it says will eventually produce 200,000 vehicles annually.

Air-Shape is a lamp design idea that will give any room a dreamlike atmosphere

Not all lamps have to conform to basic shapes or even reality.

Lamps bring light to houses and rooms, but that’s not the only thing they can offer. With their own design and personality, they can change the tone of a room as effectively as their lights. They can convey a sense of serenity or calculating precision, warmth or cold, minimalism or extravagance. Lamps can take many forms and take inspiration from many sources, showcasing nature’s innate beauty or mankind’s acquired artistry. They can also become messengers of whimsy, playfulness, and even dreams, like a pendant and wall lamp that almost keeps you on the edge of your seat, waiting for the delicate bubble to pop and scatter in the wind.

Designer: Sunriu

It’s not difficult to deduce the inspiration for this work of art that’s also meant to be a design for an actual lamp. Many of us would have had fond memories of blowing bubbles through circular devices, sometimes screaming in glee as each ephemeral sphere floated and then popped. There is something otherworldly about bubbles as they display the different colors of the rainbow on their translucent surfaces. Our hazy childhood memories of these playful times even add to the fanciful imagery of bubbles.

It is that emotion that the Air-Shape concept design tries to capture in an almost ethereal manner. It’s as if the bubble is frozen in time, stuck at the moment of its birth when it wavers and trembles against gentle winds until it takes its final spherical shape. Its form has an element of uncertainty and fragility that also sends a message of potential and birthing. A bubble doesn’t simply come out perfectly formed from a flat, soapy surface, after all.

Naturally, glass would be the perfect material to bring this idea to life. Iridescent glass, in particular, captures the prismatic qualities of the bubble’s surface, while traditional glass blowing methods could help create the random yet gentle bumps of the Air-Shape’s bubble-inspired form. The metal ring not only serves as the visual portal from which the delicate shape rises but also houses the actual lighting that sets the mood for this fixture.

The Air-Shape lamp can be hung in different ways. It can turn any wall into a magical surface that is seemingly capable of generating dreams and flights of fancy. Hanging above tables or heads, the lamp creates a light and fun atmosphere that reflects its own whimsical design. Whichever way you place it, the lighting is sure to change the room’s tone the moment light starts to dance on its glass surface.

Air-Shape is definitely a striking concept for a pendant lamp or a wall lamp, one that could prove tricky to pull off in reality. It is almost as if the very lamp itself is too delicate to bring into the real world, blessed and cursed to remain as a figment of our imagination. It is the stuff that dreams are made of, just like rainbows and bubbles.

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Tesla quietly launched a new trailer with solar panels (and Starlink) to boost your EV’s overall range

It isn’t quite like Tesla to do anything without fanfare, yet at the IdeenExpo in Hannover Germany, the EV giant unveiled a prototype of yet another product they’re working on – a trailer that attaches to the back of your EV, with fold-out solar panels and battery packs that help expand your EV’s range. Designed presumably for the Cybertruck (given that it’s more purpose-built for the outdoors), the trailer also comes with a SpaceX Starlink internet terminal, helping extend internet connectivity along with your Tesla’s overall range capacity.

Designer: Tesla

These images come from Twitter user Tesla Adri, who broke the story of sorts, given that it occurred at a lesser-known expo in Germany. There’s no official name to this contraption, although calling it the Tesla Solar Range Extending Trailer seems to encompass exactly what the device does. Looking at just the image above, it’s pretty clear that this automotive accessory is straight-up massive. It’s sized like a pretty large trailer, and the kind you’d feel more comfortable hooking to the back of a Cybertruck rather than a slim, lean Model 3. The trailer sports a set of fold-out panels solar panels that charge a massive battery pack below it. This can, in turn, be used as a supplementary power source for your EV, extending its overall range. Visitors were also quick to note that the trailer also had a built-in SpaceX Starlink satellite internet receiver, giving you a seamless internet connection no matter where you are on the globe. Sounds like the ultimate off-road camping accessory if you ask me. Or something a prepper would buy.

“It’s not clear why Tesla built the trailer and unveiled it at the show, but the automaker is not expected to sell it to the public any time soon. If those are all 300W panels (and they look a little small for that), then the optimum output would be 2.7kW. That means it would generate less than 50 miles of range a day extended or a third of that folded up”, reported Electrek in their coverage. It’s presumed that this prototype was designed more of an easter egg designed to attract visitors, rather than actually project the company’s intent. However, only time will tell. I’m still waiting on the Roadster that Elon announced almost 5 years ago…

Images via Tesla Adri

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Horizon Forbidden West’s latest PS5 update adds a ‘Balanced’ 40Hz graphics mode

Horizon Forbidden West was already one of the best-looking games on PlayStation 5, and now developer Guerrilla Games has found a way to make it look even better. With Forbidden West’s latest update, the studio has added a 40Hz “Balanced” rendering mode and support for both variable refresh rate (VRR) and high refresh rate (HFR).

VRR is a feature that’s relatively new to console gaming. It syncs your TV’s refresh rate to the frame rate of the game you’re playing, thereby helping to eliminate screen tearing whenever there’s a drop in performance. Meanwhile, the new Balanced setting promises to give you the best of Forbidden West’s existing Performance and Fidelity modes by offering a happy medium between the two.

If you’re curious about how you get “balanced” graphics from rendering a game at 40Hz, here’s how the math works. At 30Hz, it takes 33.33 milliseconds for your console to display a new frame. By contrast, at 40Hz and 60Hz, it renders a new frame every 25 and 16.66 milliseconds, respectively. So while it might seem counterintuitive, 40 fps is precisely halfway between 30 fps and 60 fps in terms of update speed. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart also offers a 40 fps mode, and when Insomniac first introduced the feature, Digital Foundry called it “a potential game-changer” for console gaming.

Outside of those improvements, patch 1.17 includes the usual assortment of bug fixes, with some designed to address glitches that could stop you from finishing the game. You can read the entire changelog on Reddit.