November 22, 2019
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Ford’s electric Mustang project car packs a manual transmission

Ford’s electric Mustang project car packs a manual transmission
The power is possible in part due to some cutting-edge tech. Like the Porsche Taycan, the Mustang Lithium has an 800-volt battery system that delivers more performance (up to a megawatt of electrical discharge) even as it reduces weight and heat. You can even fine-tune the output on a 10.4-inch touchscreen, choosing between torque settings…

Windows 10 preview brings Android phone calls to your PC

Windows 10 preview brings Android phone calls to your PC
Windows 10's Your Phone calling support is finally here, provided you're willing to live life on the edge. Microsoft has released a Windows 10 Insider Preview for Fast ring testers that adds the ability to take and start calls from your PC. You'll need a handset running at least Android 7.0 Nougat or later (it…

GM strike highlights how shift to electric cars puts future auto...

GM strike highlights how shift to electric cars puts future auto jobs at risk
Engines assembled as they make their way through the assembly line at the General Motors (GM) manufacturing plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee, August 22, 2019.Harrison McClary | ReutersOne of the greatest unknowns with ongoing labor negotiations between the United Auto Workers union and General Motors isn't about pay or benefits.Electric vehicles are upending the industry,…

Amish businessman ordered to pay $5.2M in scam targeting his own...

Amish businessman ordered to pay $5.2M in scam targeting his own community
A man who authorities said took advantage of his Amish heritage to recruit novice investors into a fraudulent scheme has been ordered to pay $5.2 million, most of it to his clients.Indiana resident Earl Miller’s 72 investors lost more than $4.1 million when his investments failed, according to a complaint from the Securities and Exchange Commission in 2015. He…

Warren Buffett Protege to Leave Berkshire, Start Own Firm

Warren Buffett Protege to Leave Berkshire, Start Own Firm
Tracy Britt Cool, one of Warren Buffett ’s key lieutenants in recent years, is leaving Berkshire Hathaway Inc. BRK.B 0.36% to create a mini Berkshire of her own.Ms. Britt Cool joined Berkshire in 2009 at age 25 as Mr. Buffett’s financial assistant, a job he created for her. In 2014, she became chief executive of…

Disney CEO Bob Iger has resigned from Apple’s board

Disney CEO Bob Iger has resigned from Apple’s board
Disney CEO Bob Iger has resigned from Apple’s board, just a couple of months before both companies are set to launch their independent streaming services. Iger resigned on September 10th, according to a filing from Apple to the US Securities and Exchange Commission. That’s the same day Apple unveiled the launch date and subscription price…

Political Mercenaries

news about unemployment. The Democrat supporters in the press are spinning it as good news, in that things aren’t getting worse quite so...

A New and Needless Cold War

Has everyone at State and in the Pentagon lost their minds? We are facing the possible beginning of World War III, as Russia invades Georgia,...

Climate Prediction Summary (Notes on Global Warming)

La Niña is coming. Global temperatures expected to fall. Global temperature has not risen since 1998. What we know is that in AD 900 to...