Day: September 5, 2020

Your guide to a trio of new trackers

Fitbit has a trio of new devices, each one aimed at providing you with varying levels of health information and insight. In some cases, that means new types of information we haven’t seen in a wearable as of yet. Take the new Fitbit Sense, which has a dedicated EDA (that stands for “electrodermal activity”) app that measures your body’s reaction to stress. Something we think we can all use and appreciate right about now.



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The third-generation Versa 3 smartwatch and the Inspire 2 fitness band round out Fitbit’s 2020 holiday lineup. The Sense will sell for $329.95, the Versa 3 for $229.95 and the Inspire 2 for $99.95. All three are available to preorder, with deliveries beginning in late September.

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But before you click on a link and try to buy a shiny new gadget, let’s take a closer look at the three new devices.

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Rivian to test its electric pickup’s ‘adventure’ capability in Rebelle Rally

Rivian is going to test its claim that its R1T electric pickup is adventure-capable in the Rebelle Rally next month.

Ever since coming out of stealth mode with their electric vehicles, Rivian made it clear that they are targeting people who get the most out of their trucks: People who like to go on adventures.

They specifically call their R1T pickup and R1S SUV “electric adventure vehicles.”

Rivian already tested the R1T’s mantel as a support vehicle on The Long Way Up trip in Harley Davidson’s Livewire.

Now they are going to put it to the test in the Rebelle Rally, a 2,000-km (1,243-mile) rally across California and Nevada:

The Rebelle Rally is the longest competitive off-road navigation rally in the United States. The remote rally will take place over 10 days and 2,000 kilometers of stunning roads, dirt roads, trails, dunes, and designated open off-highway vehicle areas across Nevada

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World’s fastest internet speed recorded at 178TB/s

(Pocket-lint) – For those of us living on more mortal planes, an internet speed anywhere over around 50MB/s can feel seriously nice – you don’t have to worry about pages loading slowly, and you can handily power most streaming services at high resolutions.

As it turns out, though, we’re all playing with baby toys compared to what researchers are achieving in labs. A team at University College London (UCL) recently achieved a new world best for internet speed, topping out at 178TB/s. 

For some much needed context, that’s enough to download the entire Netflix library of shows and movies, every last one them, in a single second flat. It’s also about 24 times the peak daily traffic across the entire UK during lockdown earlier this year, using BT’s numbers. 

That’s quadruple the previous record, which was only achieved earlier this year in Australia, so it looks like the envelope

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The Marine Technology Society announces its 2020 award recipients

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IMAGE: The Marine Technology Society has announced its 2020 Award Winners. The diverse field of individual recipients have distinguished themselves in their work, through technological accomplishment, volunteer service, or mentorship. In…
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WASHINGTON, DC– The Marine Technology Society has announced its 2020 Award Winners. The diverse field of individual recipients–students, young professionals, and career professionals–have distinguished themselves in their work, through technological accomplishment, volunteer service, or mentorship. In addition, MTS is honoring a company for its outstanding contribution for the advancement in a marine technology and our MTS Committees and Sections who are foundational to the advancement of the MTS mission. Our awardees work with unfailing commitment to tackle problems that impact our globally connected society in real and tangible ways that many people aren’t fully aware of. The awards will be presented on October 8, 2020 at the virtual Global OCEANS 2020: Singapore – U.S. Gulf

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