Rad Power RadRover Electric Fat Bike Review Part 1 – Pictures & Specs

The all new 2018 Rad Power RadRover electric fat bike with 4″ wide tires and 750 watts of power is ready for mud, sand, snow, and fun rides around town. Some of the highlights of this eFat bike are a 750 watt geared rear hub motor, large 48V 14ah lithium Samsung battery, RST suspension fork, pedal assist & throttle, and much more. The RadRover is priced at $1,499 with free shipping (lower 48 states) and they have month payment options as well. Rad Power recently started selling their eBikes in Canada and select European markets. In this first part…

Mercedes-Benz To Unveil First Production EQ Electric In Geneva

Just around two weeks left to the Geneva Motor Show, where, as always, we will see a lot of new plug-in electric cars and bold premiers. Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA Mercedes-Benz just announced that it will show the first series-production model from the electric EQ brand – it’s not said directly, but the German maker is certainly referring to the EQC all-electric SUV. The EQC will enter the market in 2019 with at least 500 km (310 miles) of NEDC range. In related news, Mercedes is moving forward with on-board chargers and from March…

Opel Confirms Battery Electric Corsa For 2020 Launch

Opel announced that the next-generation Corsa will be produced from 2019 in Zaragoza, Spain where it was since 1982. The all-electric version will enter production in 2020. Opel Design preview We know officially that the Corsa EV is coming as the PSA Group is racing against time to have some electric car after the Opel Ampera-e (GM’s Chevrolet Bolt EV) became more expensive and less profitable than anticipated. Other conventional models need to be quickly switched to PSA Group platforms that will comply with emission requirements, too. Four electrified models are to be available by 2020…

Salon magazine mines crypto-cash with readers’ PCs

News organisations have tried many novel ways to make readers pay – but this idea is possibly the most audacious yet. If a reader chooses to block its advertising, US publication Salon will use that person’s computer to mine for Monero, a cryptocurrency similar to Bitcoin. Creating new tokens of a cryptocurrency typically requires complex calculations that use up a lot of computing power. Salon told readers: “We intend to use a small percentage of your spare processing power to contribute to the advancement of technological discovery, evolution and innovation.”…

Google Chrome launches default ad-blocker

Google has launched an ad-blocker for its Chrome web browser that is designed to prevent “annoying” and “intrusive” ads being shown to users. Google announced the move to curtail full-page and auto-playing video ads, among others, last year. The choice of which ads to block will be determined by the Coalition for Better Ads (CBA) – made up of companies including Google and Facebook. Sites will have 30 days to remove disruptive ads before blocking begins. A survey of 40,000 US and European web users found that the most intrusive ads were…

Pop star Denise Ho denied Malaysia permit ‘over LGBT views’

Hong Kong pop star Denise Ho says she has been denied a performance permit in Malaysia over her views on gay rights. Ho, who is openly gay and outspoken on LGBT issues, had been scheduled to perform in Kuala Lumpur in April. A Malaysian government minister did not confirm why her permit was declined, but told journalists that performances had to comply with “local values”. Homosexual activity is illegal in Malaysia under both secular and religious laws. About 23% of Malaysia’s population are ethnic Chinese, and Cantonese pop culture and…

Stars of ‘El Boom’ celebrated in Madrid show for forgotten photographer

From Gabriel García Márquez to Jorge Luis Borges, Baldomero Pestana photographed famous literary figures but remains little known outside Peru  ‘They show his interest in depicting poverty’: Lima, 1957-1966. Photograph: Baldomero Pestana/Instituto Cervantes Fifty years ago, a Colombian novelist picked up an unusually lugubrious portrait of himself and scribbled a dedication to its photographer. “For Baldo, from the least photogenic of his victims,” he wrote in thick, black ink. “A hug, Gabriel.” Gabriel was Gabriel García Márquez, whose One Hundred Years of Solitude, published the previous year, had detonated one of…

US wasting billions on nuclear bombs that serve no purpose and are security liability – experts

The US is to spend billions of dollars upgrading 150 nuclear bombs positioned in Europe, although the weapons may be useless as a deterrent and a potentially catastrophic security liability, according to a new report by arms experts. US’s new nuclear policy ‘a blueprint for war’, Nobel peace laureate says A third of the B61 bombs in Europe under joint US and Nato control are thought to be kept at Incirlik base in Turkey, 70 miles from the Syrian border, which has been the subject of serious concerns. The threat to the base…

Grieving Florida community pleads for end to gun carnage after mass shooting

The school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that claimed 17 lives has provoked an eruption of impassioned calls for action against gun violence from young survivors, community leaders and law enforcement, as the suspect was reported to have confessed to carrying out one of the worst massacres in modern American history. Nikolas Cruz, 19, told interrogating officers of the Broward County sheriff’s office that he “began shooting students that he saw in the hallways and on school grounds”, according to an official report obtained by the Associated Press. The teenager went on…

Lelaki Britain akui cyborg pertama dunia

DUBAI 15 Feb. – Seorang lelaki kelahiran Britain yang mempu­nyai antena tertanam dalam tengkoraknya mengisytihar dirinya se­bagai organisma sibernatik (cyborg) pertama di dunia. NEIL HARBISSON Neil Harbisson mendakwa gam­­bar pasport Britain miliknya menampakkan antena di kepalanya itu yang bermaksud kerajaan Bri­tain menerima bahawa peranti itu adalah sebahagian daripada dirinya, sekali gus mengiktirafnya sebagai cyborg. Menurut portal berita Mail Online, Harbisson membuat kenya­taan demikian kepada wartawan pada Sidang Kemuncak Kerajaan Sedunia di Dubai, Emiriyah Arab Bersatu (UAE) kelmarin. Lelaki berkenaan mempunyai antena yang ditanam di kepala­nya pada 2004 bagi membantunya melihat…