Electric cars have been around for a while now, but the need to take off on two wheels has been around much longer. While most motorbikes don’t require a hefty amount of fuel consumption to get form point A to point B, General Motors is hoping to change the way we scoot around on two wheels.
After long deliberation, General Motors has finally introduced and officially named its new electric motorbike — Ariv. Pronounced as “Arrive”, the new motorbike will also come in two different versions — a fold-able e-bike known as The Merge, and a smaller, more compact e-bike called The Meld. These new electric bikes won’t take the place of your Harley, but they will make life a bit easier for the two wheeled enthusiasts looking to break into the electric market.
While the bikes are still new and GM has just started taking orders for European countries, there have been a few details revealed about the e-bikes. The bikes will be able to take riders up to speeds of around 15 MPH, hold a charge for around 40 miles and will take about 3.5 hours to fully charge. And to help out with knowing where your e-bike’s charge level is at, how far you’ve ridden or how far a particular location may be, the e-bikes will be able to connect to a smart device app for those particular details, and more. The new bikes from GM will also feature a slick smart device mount to allow riders to keep their hardware safe during their ride.
GM joining the electric bike growth shows the future of the electric motor industry. Countries like Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands will be the first to get the initial launch of GM’s new e-bikes, but more countries both inside and outside of Europe will begin to surface. The e-bikes will sell for a very reasonably competitive price at $3200 for the compact Ariv Meld, and $3800 for the fold-able Ariv Merge. You can head on over to Bike Exchange to place your pre-order starting today. Shipments are expected to start in the second quarter of the year.
While the e-bike fad is still very much a niche industry, there are plenty of cities across the world that have seen a rise in the electric two wheeling market. General Motors isn’t the only big company to dive into electric powered bikes, as Audi, BMW, Ford and even Harley Davidson have either distributed their own line of electric bikes, or are setting up to join the market.
It seems unlikely anyone looking to switch to an electric bike won’t find themselves taking on cross-country trip due to the meager battery life and slow top-speed, those centered around the urbanized way of living could find much more use out of the convenient e-bike industry. Keep your eyes peeled for more on the exciting future of the electric bike industry.
Remake of Silent Hill 2 Dev is “Very Safe” with Any Changes
The developer of the PS5 recreation of Silent Hill 2, Bloober Team, has said it will take a “very conservative approach” to whatever alterations it makes. Chief marketing officer Anna Jasiska claims that the Polish developer is being very cautious when making changes because they want to remain authentic to the PS2 masterpiece. However, we are making changes to some areas where time has passed and things need to be modernized.
While maintaining “the conventional tale canon,” the team is concentrating on “putting the distinct, visceral atmosphere back in the modernized Silent Hill 2” and modernizing the gameplay and graphics “from the ground up.” Hardcore fans shouldn’t worry that the developer “missed the point” of the original title, Bloober Team then emphasizes. We simply have some thoughts on how to make the odd fright components more accessible to the present audience. “We are not moving away from the original objective of making this cult masterpiece,” the statement continued.
Pyramid Head sexually rapes an enemy in a kitchen quite early in the game, and this is one particular scene Jasiska is questioned about. Jasiska effectively answered “no comment” when asked if the cutscene had been changed or not.
Out of several other studios, Bloober Team was selected by Konami to oversee the production of the Silent Hill 2 remake. This decision was reportedly made because of Bloober Team’s “commitment and enthusiasm for horror.” The Layers of Fear series, Blair Witch, and The Medium are some of its earlier games. Because so many Bloober Team employees are ardent fans of the game, our business was astounded when we learned of this wonderful news.
The PS5 console exclusive Silent Hill 2 doesn’t yet have a release date, but given that it is in the last stages of development, this year’s release looks feasible.
Using AI to develop arithmetic algorithms that are more effective
Using AI, researchers at Google’s DeepMind in London have discovered that matrix multiplication issues can be solved more quickly. The team outlines enhancing math-based algorithms through reinforcement learning in their research that was published in the journal Nature. In the same journal issue, a Research Briefing detailing the work done by the London team was also released.
In computer programming, math is frequently used to describe and then manipulate representations of real-world phenomena. It can be used to represent nodes in a synthetic network, meteorological conditions, or pixels on a computer screen. Calculations on matrices are one of the main ways that math is used in these situations. Matrixes can be used, for instance, to describe potential movement options in game programming. Matrices are frequently multiplied or added to in order to effectuate such movements; occasionally, both operations are required. This is labor-intensive, especially as the matrices get bigger, therefore computer scientists have devoted a lot of time and effort to creating ever-more-effective algorithms to do the task.
In this new endeavor, the DeepMind researchers questioned whether it may be feasible to deploy an AI system based on reinforcement learning to develop new algorithms with fewer steps than those already in use. They sought inspiration from gaming systems to learn the answer, observing that the majority of them are based on reinforcement learning. The team focused on tree searching after developing a few prototype systems, which is also used in game programming. It gives a system a way to consider multiple options in light of a specific condition. The researchers discovered that turning an AI system into a game allowed for searching for the most effective technique to arrive at a desired outcome—a mathematical result—when used to multiplying matrices.
The system was put to the test by the researchers by having it look for, evaluate, and employ pre-existing algorithms while utilizing incentives to select the most effective one. The system gained knowledge of the elements that affect the effectiveness of matrix multiplication. The researchers then gave the system the freedom to develop its own algorithm in an effort to increase efficiency. The researchers discovered that the algorithms selected by the system were frequently superior than those developed by their human forebears.
Arriving with higher speeds and a new high-gloss look is Google’s Nest WiFi Pro.
As is believed, a single pack Google’s Nest Wifi Pro costs $200, and three cost $400.
As anticipated, Google has announced the Nest WiFi Pro mesh router system, which features a sleeker appearance, WiFi 6E speeds that are quicker, and a straightforward setup. When Google’s new smart home protocol debuts, it will also function as a Matter hub, although it costs a little more than the existing Nest WiFi router.
The Nest WiFi Pro has a similar circular appearance to the previous version, but Google claims it utilizes a high-gloss material “inspired by ceramics” that is made of more than 60% recycled materials overall. In comparison to the WiFi Nest, which has a softer matte surface, it appears incredibly glossy in the promotional photographs. To fit nicely with most houses, it is available in four earth tone-inspired tones, “Snow,” “Linen,” “Fog,” and “Lemongrass.”
A crucial component is the tri-band WiFi 6E protocol, which Google claims offers “a quicker and more direct path to the most dependable internet connection” and operates on the less congested 6Ghz frequency. The end result is speeds that can be up to twice as fast and support for the most recent smartphones and other WiFi 6E-compatible devices. It prioritizes high-bandwidth activity like video chats or streaming while analyzing network performance and optimizing connections to keep things moving swiftly.
The Nest WiFi Pro is compatible with the majority of smart home devices that are linked, and it has the speed to simultaneously handle video chats, 4K films, and security camera feeds. According to Google, a single router can span 2,200 square feet. It has a Thread border router built in to link smart home appliances via a low-power mesh. When Google’s new Matter smart home protocol debuts later this year, it will support it as well.
You’ll spend more than the existing Nest WiFi gadget for all of it. One unit costs $200 (as opposed to $169 for the existing Nest WiFi router), two units cost $300, and three units cost $400. Pre-orders are currently available, and shipment will begin on October 27.
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