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Panasonic to Showcase Future of Home Appliances at SXSW 2018

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“We look forward to providing a fresh perspective to visitors at SXSW,” said Masa Fukata, Director of Game Changer Catapult, the innovation team from Panasonic’s Appliance Company.  “Both our new business ideas and original sessions are designed to help facilitate a conversation around the future of home appliances.  We hope to open people’s minds to see what could be possible.” Products/Business Ideas that will be on display include: Sylphid – a new teeth whitening system that uses Panasonic’s Nanoe-like technology.  The system can be u... Read More »

Take a walk on the wild side in Google Earth

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This live cam is owl you need First, fly to the treetops of Montana with Explore.org to see owls and ospreys in the wild. You can watch live streams of three different owl species—Long-eared, Great Horned and Great Gray Owls — raising their young in their nests. All aboard Hop on the National Geographic Photo Ark, an ambitious project from photographer Joel Sartore to document every species living in human care. Peek behind the scenes to see how Sartore captures these amazing shots, and don’t miss the last page for a ch... Read More »

BMW.com relaunch: The new digital home of the BMW brand. BMW upgrades central website to a unique and modern storytelling experience

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New content, new formats The new BMW.com is designed to address a broad audience and serves as the central access point for a wide range of different topics from the world of BMW and beyond. The subjects mainly revolve around mobility and lifestyle, ranging from brand-related content to design, innovation and performance, to areas beyond the car, such as lifestyle, culture and travel. There is plenty to explore: articles on electro-mobility, car-sharing and autonomous driving alternate with interesting and entertaining content about urban... Read More »

Sustainable Supply Chain Management increases business success

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Developed together with experts from Center for Advanced Sustainable Management of Cologne Business School and M3TRIX GmbH, a consultancy company for sustainable business transformation, the white paper illustrates how companies can unlock the full value of their supply chain, and have a positive environmental impact by adopting an embedded sustainability model.“A drive towards sustainability is happening now. We see evidence that taking decisions in the interest of sustainability provides a source of innovation and growth for a lot of our cust... Read More »

Newsroom placements for students across Europe

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This year we’re offering placements across 10 countries. For the first time, news publishers in Belgium and the Netherlands will be taking part—the Fellowship will open here soon—and each of will offer new opportunities for students to gain valuable experience. Applications are open in the following european countries: Austria, Ireland, Finland, France, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK. Country-specific applications can be found on the News Lab website. In the coming weeks, the participating newsrooms will select their preferred c... Read More »

Design for champions: BMW Motorsport reinterprets traditional BMW M colours for the 2018 season

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Light blue, dark blue and red have always been intrinsically associated with BMW on the motorsport scene. As far back as the 1970s, BMW racing cars tasted success on the international stage with the characteristic striped design. Today, the new BMW M8 GTE is just one of the cars that races with the traditional colours in the new design. Bold, modern shapes are derived from the three bars of the BMW M logo with abstracted, high contrast application for maximum visibility at speed. The livery is linked to architectural elements of the car, suc... Read More »

In case you missed it: Android announcements at Mobile World Congress

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This week at Mobile World Congress, a new generation of smartphones were announced through our two programs: Android Oreo (Go edition) and Android One. Here’s a recap of all the announcements, straight from Barcelona: Android Oreo (Go edition) Android Oreo (Go edition) offers a fast and smooth experience optimized for devices with 1GB of memory or less, while still making sure you have a high-quality experience with the current version of Android and Google Play Protect. Thanks to optimizations to the platform and apps, Android (Go edi... Read More »

Scania has created a very good battery bus

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The three first buses will ply a 15-kilometre route with some 40 stops. With 10-minute charging, the buses will run every 15 minutes for a total of 100 journeys each day. Tom Terjesen, Editor of Norway’s leading trade magazine Busmagasinet and President of the International Bus & Coach Jury, recently had the opportunity to test the new buses. He found that the bus handles well on the road with minimal interior noise. “Normally a new set of sounds is detected in an electric bus when the diesel engine is removed,” he remarks. “But in Scani... Read More »

The new MINI Folding Bike. Riding pleasure with a twist

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Spring is just around the corner and with it the start of the cycling season; the first warm rays of sun beckon you to explore the great outdoors by pedal power. The new version of the MINI Folding Bike presented by the brand in time for the new season is a true all-rounder that is sure to appeal to design fans and MINI enthusiasts alike. The collapsible two-wheeler can be quickly loaded into any car boot with ease, and provides a flexible, comfortable and contemporary means of getting around. Whether it’s a short ride through town or an excurs... Read More »

Apple Watch Series 3 now tracks skiing and snowboarding activity

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Developers are taking advantage of the built-in GPS and altimeter in Apple Watch Series 3 as well as custom workout APIs released in watchOS 4.2 to enable tracking of specialized metrics. App updates for snoww, Slopes, Squaw Alpine, Snocru and Ski Tracks now track new metrics on the slopes including: Total vertical descent and horizontal distance Number of runs Average and maximum speeds Total time spent Calories burned Apps can auto pause and resume and users will get credit towards their Activity rings; workout inform... Read More »

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