The Morning After: The end of the world’s cheapest car

Reaper’s favorite weapon starts a new series of game-themed toy guns.The first ‘Overwatch’ Nerf blaster arrives in 2019 Hasbro is partnering with Blizzard on official Overwatch Nerf guns. The first of the bunch, the lengthily-named Nerf Rival Overwatch Reaper Wight Edition, is due in 2019. It mimics Reaper’s iconic shotgun in looks, though not in …

SpaceX hyperloop pod competition winner breaks speed record

WARR Hyperloop has done it again. The engineering students from the Technical University of Munich won SpaceX’s hyperloop pod competition on Sunday for the third time. This year, WARR Hyperloop pulled off the win when their self-propelled pod reached a top speed of more than 290 miles per hour, a new record for the competition. …

Google, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft join up to help share your data

Four of the world’s largest technology firms have announced a new project aimed at making it easier to share data between different sites. The Data Transfer Project brings together Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter in a bid to make portability of user data a smoother process. This means that transferring information between different platforms, such …

Ragazzina dispersa nel Bresciano: ricerche avanti almeno fino a martedì

Andranno avanti almeno fino a martedì le ricerche di  Iuschra, la ragazzina autistica scomparsa durante una gita sull’altopiano di Cariadeghe, giovedì scorso. Finora l’hanno cercata senza sosta quasi 300 tra vigili del fuoco, carabinieri, uomini del Soccorso alpino, della Protezione civile e volontari. Una corsa disperata contro il tempo, ostacolata a tratti anche dalle piogge nei boschi …

Sony unveils world’s first 48-megapixel smartphone sensor

Putting 48 megapixels on a chip that size yields a 0.8 micron pixel pitch, which would normally give you high resolution but poor nighttime shooting capability. However, Sony’s “Quad Bayer” color filter array can also merge four pixels into one. That yields an effective pixel pitch of 1.6 micrometers, significantly better than Google’s Pixel 2 …

SoftBank’s move into new services continues with plan for a payment service in Japan

SoftBank is best known in Japan as a mobile operator but the company, which is behind the near-$100 billion Vision Fund, is increasingly getting into other types of consumer services in its homeland. The Japanese firm last month launched a parking app, it is in the midst of rolling out a taxi-hailing service in conjunction …