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It's Not a Car, It's a Self-Balancing Electric Motorcycle (Video)

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-06-19 15:31
Two gyros under the seat keep this vehicle standing up at a stop, which is easier on the driver's legs than putting a foot down the way you do while riding most motorcycles. And no vroom-vroom sound, either. This is an electric motorcycle. The prototype you see in the video gets up to around 20 MPH, but production models are supposed to hit 100 MPH, and go as far as a Tesla S on 1/6 the juice. So little tiny batteries are all the Lit C-1 needs to drive (up to) 200 miles with the gyros spinning merrily away -- keeping the C-1 upright even in crashes, as a simulation in this Lit Motors YouTube video shows. They claim to have more than 200 pre-orders against a projected retail price of $24,000, which is not shabby for a company that hasn't made a single production vehicle so far. (Alternate Video Link)

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It's Not a Car, It's a Self-Balancing Electric Motorcycle (Video)

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-06-19 15:31
Two gyros under the seat keep this vehicle standing up at a stop, which is easier on the driver's legs than putting a foot down the way you do while riding most motorcycles. And no vroom-vroom sound, either. This is an electric motorcycle. The prototype you see in the video gets up to around 20 MPH, but production models are supposed to hit 100 MPH, and go as far as a Tesla S on 1/6 the juice. So little tiny batteries are all the Lit C-1 needs to drive (up to) 200 miles with the gyros spinning merrily away -- keeping the C-1 upright even in crashes, as a simulation in this Lit Motors YouTube video shows. They claim to have more than 200 pre-orders against a projected retail price of $24,000, which is not shabby for a company that hasn't made a single production vehicle so far. (Alternate Video Link)

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It's Not a Car, It's a Self-Balancing Electric Motorcycle (Video)

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-06-19 15:31
Two gyros under the seat keep this vehicle standing up at a stop, which is easier on the driver's legs than putting a foot down the way you do while riding most motorcycles. And no vroom-vroom sound, either. This is an electric motorcycle. The prototype you see in the video gets up to around 20 MPH, but production models are supposed to hit 100 MPH, and go as far as a Tesla S on 1/6 the juice. So little tiny batteries are all the Lit C-1 needs to drive (up to) 200 miles with the gyros spinning merrily away -- keeping the C-1 upright even in crashes, as a simulation in this Lit Motors YouTube video shows. They claim to have more than 200 pre-orders against a projected retail price of $24,000, which is not shabby for a company that hasn't made a single production vehicle so far. (Alternate Video Link)

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It's Not a Car, It's a Self-Balancing Electric Motorcycle (Video)

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-06-19 15:31
Two gyros under the seat keep this vehicle standing up at a stop, which is easier on the driver's legs than putting a foot down the way you do while riding most motorcycles. And no vroom-vroom sound, either. This is an electric motorcycle. The prototype you see in the video gets up to around 20 MPH, but production models are supposed to hit 100 MPH, and go as far as a Tesla S on 1/6 the juice. So little tiny batteries are all the Lit C-1 needs to drive (up to) 200 miles with the gyros spinning merrily away -- keeping the C-1 upright even in crashes, as a simulation in this Lit Motors YouTube video shows. They claim to have more than 200 pre-orders against a projected retail price of $24,000, which is not shabby for a company that hasn't made a single production vehicle so far. (Alternate Video Link)

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It's Not a Car, It's a Self-Balancing Electric Motorcycle (Video)

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-06-19 15:31
Two gyros under the seat keep this vehicle standing up at a stop, which is easier on the driver's legs than putting a foot down the way you do while riding most motorcycles. And no vroom-vroom sound, either. This is an electric motorcycle. The prototype you see in the video gets up to around 20 MPH, but production models are supposed to hit 100 MPH, and go as far as a Tesla S on 1/6 the juice. So little tiny batteries are all the Lit C-1 needs to drive (up to) 200 miles with the gyros spinning merrily away -- keeping the C-1 upright even in crashes, as a simulation in this Lit Motors YouTube video shows. They claim to have more than 200 pre-orders against a projected retail price of $24,000, which is not shabby for a company that hasn't made a single production vehicle so far. (Alternate Video Link)

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It's Not a Car, It's a Self-Balancing Electric Motorcycle (Video)

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-06-19 15:31
Two gyros under the seat keep this vehicle standing up at a stop, which is easier on the driver's legs than putting a foot down the way you do while riding most motorcycles. And no vroom-vroom sound, either. This is an electric motorcycle. The prototype you see in the video gets up to around 20 MPH, but production models are supposed to hit 100 MPH, and go as far as a Tesla S on 1/6 the juice. So little tiny batteries are all the Lit C-1 needs to drive (up to) 200 miles with the gyros spinning merrily away -- keeping the C-1 upright even in crashes, as a simulation in this Lit Motors YouTube video shows. They claim to have more than 200 pre-orders against a projected retail price of $24,000, which is not shabby for a company that hasn't made a single production vehicle so far. (Alternate Video Link)

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GE reshapes Alstom power bid

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2014-06-19 15:18
PARIS (Reuters) - General Electric revised its bid for the power arm of Alstom on Thursday to respond to political concerns in France, offering joint venture opportunities and providing guarantees to the French state.






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Start developing Android apps on Fedora in 10 minutes

Linux Today - Thu, 2014-06-19 15:00

FedoraMagazine: Diving into developing apps for Android can appear to be a bit daunting at first.

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Super Pi Brothers

Linux Journal - Thu, 2014-06-19 14:59

I don't game as much as I used to. Although I've certainly spent countless hours of my life in front of a Nintendo, SNES, or after that, playing a first-person shooter on my computer (Linux only, thank you), these days, my free time tends to go toward one of the many nongaming hobbies I've accumulated. more>>

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Rising Red Hat reaps rewards of cloud growth

The Register - Thu, 2014-06-19 14:58
Q1 results buoyed by customer adoption of emerging tech

Open source software vendor Red Hat once again showed strong growth in the first quarter of its fiscal 2015, with rising revenues driven by strong sales to enterprise customers.…

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Power of Microsoft's Bing an open question in search industry

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2014-06-19 14:50
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp's new chief executive, Satya Nadella, likes to boast that Bing is growing and powers 30 percent of the Internet search market, making it a worthy competitor to Google Inc .
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2 US Senators Propose 12-Cent Gas Tax Increase

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-06-19 14:50
An anonymous reader writes There are several proposals on the table to stave off the impending insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund (which pays for transit, biking, and walking projects too) in two months. Just now, two senators teamed up to announce one that might actually have a chance. Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) have proposed increasing the gas tax by 12 cents a gallon over two years. The federal gas tax currently stands at 18.4 cents a gallon, where it has been set since 1993, when gas cost $1.16 a gallon.

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US Supremes UPHOLD troll-busting Alice v CLS Bank decision

The Register - Thu, 2014-06-19 14:09
Court unanimously approves abstract patent smackdown

The US Supreme Court has once again unanimously decided against a dubious patent-infringement claim, and won the praise of patent-reform advocates.…

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First Movie of an Entire Brain's Neuronal Activity

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-06-19 14:09
KentuckyFC (1144503) writes "One of the goals of neuroscience is to understand how brains process information and generate appropriate behaviour. A technique that is revolutionising this work is optogenetics--the ability to insert genes into neurons that fluoresce when the neuron is active. That works well on the level of single neurons but the density of neurons in a brain is so high that it has been impossible to tell them apart when they fluoresce. Now researchers have solved this problem and proved it by filming the activity in the entire brain of a nematode worm for the first time and making the video available. Their solution comes in two parts. The first is to ensure that the inserted genes only fluoresce in the nuclei of the neurons. This makes it much easier to tell individual neurons in the brain apart. The second is a new techniques that scans the entire volume of the brain at a rate of 80 frames per second, fast enough to register all the neuronal activity within it. The researchers say their new technique should allow bigger brains to be filmed in the near future, opening up the potential to study how various creatures process information and trigger an appropriate response for the first time."

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Supreme Court rules taxpayer can challenge IRS summons

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2014-06-19 14:04
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled unanimously that taxpayers have a right to challenge an Internal Revenue Service summons enforcement action in court when they can show the tax agency might have issued the summons in bad faith.
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Ubuntu Devs Demo GTK+ App Support for Mir

Linux Today - Thu, 2014-06-19 14:00

OMG! Ubuntu: One of the biggest drawbacks to running Mir on the Ubuntu desktop at present is a lack of native GTK+ application support — both in the native display server and the Unity 8 shell that runs atop it.

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T-Mobile boss: 'High and mighty' Verizon and AT&T are 'raping you for every penny you have'

The Register - Thu, 2014-06-19 13:50
Woos new customers with seven-day iPhone trail and free internet radio

Updated T-Mobile CEO John Legere is outspoken at the best of times, but went further than ever before in his criticism of the conduct of Verizon and AT&T in the US market at the company's latest Un-carrier initiative launch.…

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Ecuador says talks with Britain over Julian Assange at an impasse

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2014-06-19 13:47
LONDON (Reuters) - Ecuador said on Thursday that talks with Britain on a standoff over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange were at an impasse as the Australian prepared to spend a third year holed up at the country's London embassy.






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Taliban attack NATO supplies in Afghan east, destroy dozens of trucks

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2014-06-19 13:42
KABUL (Reuters) - Four Taliban militants struck a NATO post in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar on Thursday, destroying dozens of trucks and sparking a gun battle with polices, Afghan officials said.
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Microsoft: NSA security fallout 'getting worse' ... 'not blowing over'

The Register - Thu, 2014-06-19 13:30
'Double-digit declines in people's trust in American tech companies' is bad for business

Microsoft's top lawyer says the fallout of the NSA spying scandal is "getting worse," and carries grim implications for US tech companies.…

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