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RECON INSTRUMENTS INTRODUCES 4th GENERATION HEADS-UP DISPLAY FOR SNOWSPORTS - Recon Instruments

RECON INSTRUMENTS INTRODUCES 4th GENERATION HEADS-UP DISPLAY FOR SNOWSPORTS - Recon Instruments | Low Power Heads Up Display | Scoop.it
Recon Instruments latest Heads-up Display (HUD) tech, Snow2.
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(from the Curator of IoT & Wearables): ReconJet, the new Intel acquisition has a new product for skiers, this is a new application that we haven't seen before

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MRO Factory Upgrades and Repair all M1 Abrams Tanks Part 1 of 2

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MRO (Maintenance Repair Overhaul) factory upgrades and repair all M1 Abrams Tanks when they come in after some time in the field.  

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Mazda Creates The Holy Grail Of Gasoline Engines - HCCI SkyActiv-X

How Mazda's Spark Controlled Compression Ignition Engine Works How HCCI Engines Work - https://youtu.be/OVWZFdb_AGc Subscribe for new videos ever
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Mazda may have solved the mystery of HCCI (Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition) engine. with their latest engine to be introduced in 2019, SkyActiv-X. The engine uses a spark plug to overcome the challenges generally associated with HCCI engines. The engine will be capable of running on compression only, or using a spark plug to control timing. Compression ignition gasoline engines are 20-30% more efficient, yet have much cleaner emissions than diesel engines as they burn cooler, limiting the amount of NOx.  SKYACTIV-X is the world’s first commercial gasoline engine to use compression ignition, in which the fuel-air mixture ignites spontaneously when compressed by the piston - A proprietary combustion method called Spark Controlled Compression Ignition overcomes two issues that had impeded commercialization of compression ignition gasoline engines: maximizing the zone in which compression ignition is possible and achieving a seamless transition between compression ignition and spark ignition.

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China's electric car surge

China's plug-in electric vehicle sales are expected to reach 2 million by 2020 and have already surpassed the US. Local companies face competition fro
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China's plug-in electric vehicle sales are expected to reach 2 million by 2020 and have already surpassed the US. Local companies face competition from Tesla but Chinese firms dominate the electric vehicle market. However, continued sales growth is threatened by persistent regional protectionism, the unsustainability of these large subsidies, and widely reported cheating by some automakers.

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The Tesla Model 3 should have a heads-up display

The Tesla Model 3 should have a heads-up display | Low Power Heads Up Display | Scoop.it
Tesla Model 3 buyers deserve a heads-up display. Picture this: you're driving around an unfamiliar town, perhaps while on summer vacation. You're trying to navigate to your hotel while als
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Your Model 3 tells you both your directions and speed on its massive, center-mounted touchscreen, but dang, you have to keep looking to your right to find that information, thereby taking your eyes off the road. Not only do these quick glances endanger you, the driver, but your passenger, as well, along with pedestrians and other drivers. A heads-up display, which projects images onto your windshield, could remedy this situation, but alas, your Model 3 features essentially no interior hardware, just a single, 15-inch tablet. This is a mistake on Tesla's part.  The Model 3 is supposed to usher us into the era of self-driving cars, although that day isn't here yet, nor will it be when the cars start shipping later this year. Drivers will be operating the vehicle before full automation arrives, and they'll probably want more assistance than a massive tablet displaying the odometer, speedometer, and navigation. How many drivers are going to end up retrofitting their new Model 3s with bad substitute HUDs, like Navdy, to make up for Tesla's HUD disposal.

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The tactics Russian intelligence uses to harass foreign diplomats

The tactics Russian intelligence uses to harass foreign diplomats | Low Power Heads Up Display | Scoop.it
Estonia's foreign intelligence agency published a report (pdf) last week devoted entirely to the threats posed by Russia, with which it shares a border. That's because Estonia deems Russia "the only country capable of posing a risk" to its sovereignty. Thus, "the emphasis is self-evident," according the agency's director-general, Mikk Maran. Estonia's report claims that Western diplomats, particularly from the U

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Interesting if just for the spy stuff

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A cautionary tale that should force us to take notice of what Russia is really doing in the diplomatic sphere.  Estonia, which was occupied by the former Soviet Union, speaks from experience. Sometimes, those of us living in Europe and the United States are just too naive when it comes to the "real" world.


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Hawaii Intelligence Digest

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Does Project Management Have a New Dashboarding Tool?

Does Project Management Have a New Dashboarding Tool? | Low Power Heads Up Display | Scoop.it
In recent years, business intelligence solutions have become more important in many aspects of business. What can they do for project management?
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Conclusions:  I’ll freely admit that integrating project information and BI tools can be a complex challenge, but it’s a challenge that many of the leading project management tool vendors are embracing, making adoption for us as consumers far easier. However, tool integration is only the first step. To truly leverage the power of that integration, we need consistently good data—and to develop predictable trends and reliable root cause analyses, we need historic data. That simply doesn’t exist in many of our organizations.

I truly believe that being able to use project data to generate more meaningful information can add tremendous value to project management and decision making. But I also think there are some other benefits that are perhaps less “headline” in nature, but just as important:

  1. Firstly, it frees project managers and team members from having to develop status reports that consume large amounts of time and add questionable benefit (or accuracy) to the management process.
  2. Secondly, a dashboard that stakeholders can interact with and tailor to their specific needs makes project information far more accessible for those stakeholders. That will allow them to engage more readily and stay engaged longer, and that has to be good for any project.
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RED shows off its $1,200 holographic display Hydrogen One smartphone

RED shows off its $1,200 holographic display Hydrogen One smartphone | Low Power Heads Up Display | Scoop.it
Cinema-camera maker RED wants to dispel any doubts that its Hydrogen One camera is real.
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RED's cameras have been used to shoot hundreds of films since 2005, such as Guardians of the Galaxy 2, and most Netflix hit TV series including Stranger Things season two. Earlier this week it struck a deal with Apple to sell some of its high-end kit exclusively at apple.com.   But in early 2018, RED may be competing with Apple -- amid its push into augmented reality (AR) on iOS -- with the 5.5-inch holographic display Android-powered Hydrogen One smartphone.  It won't be cheap. The unlocked phone will cost a whopping $1,595 when pre-ordered for the titanium model or $1,195 for the aluminum variant. RED founder Jim Jannard has suggested it will be more expensive if and when it is released.

But for that price, it's promising a phone that can deliver a holographic view or '4-View' without a wearable display and "multidimensional audio" powered by its H3O algorithm.

The device will also offer modular attachments for shooting video, stills, and holographic content. The phone also integrates with its cinema cameras as a user interface and monitor.

That approach would dovetail with REDs modular camera business, which offers the $49,500 Weapon 6K camera without a screen or other essentials.

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DIY wooden brick house

'Brikawood' is shaped into boards and spacers that interlock to make building a house easy and fast. READ MORE: http://mashable.com/ FACEBOOK
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'Brikawood' is shaped into boards and spacers that interlock to make building a house easy and fast.

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HANDJET EBS-260 - improved hand held, portable, mobile ink jet printer - ver. EN

HANDJET® EBS-260 - http://handjet.com - film presents the new mobile printer (reference film by the manufacturer). The first printer of this type in th
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3 psychological habits Buffett’s partner Charlie Munger warns can hurt your career

3 psychological habits Buffett’s partner Charlie Munger warns can hurt your career | Low Power Heads Up Display | Scoop.it
Berkshire Hathaway's Charlie Munger gave a speech at Harvard that can teach employees psychological habits to avoid in order to help their careers.
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Good stuff from Charlie Munger

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Apple's new patent application could move it one step closer to AR glasses

Apple's new patent application could move it one step closer to AR glasses | Low Power Heads Up Display | Scoop.it
But don't hold your breath for new hardware releases any time soon, analysts tell CNBC.
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The patent, filed under Apple's acquisition Metaio, refers to technology in which points of interest viewed through a smartphone can be enhanced with AR. The technology could have application on say, guided tours, recognizing buildings and adding in information to further inform users.  German AR-specialist Metaio was acquired by Apple in 2015, and has been linked to the Silicon Valley giant's upcoming release of ARKit, a set of tools based on existing hardware designed to help app builders easily introduce AR into their work.  Apple CEO Tim Cook is famously enthusiastic about AR, which he described as a "core technology" in an interview with the Independent in February 2017. "I regard it as a big idea like the smartphone," he added.

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Tesla delivers its first 30 Model 3s in historic moment

Tesla delivers its first 30 Model 3s in historic moment | Low Power Heads Up Display | Scoop.it
The Model 3 is fighting for a place alongside Henry Ford's Model T and Steve Jobs's iPhone.
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Now with the Model 3, which starts at $35,000, Tesla is releasing a vehicle that could truly move the needle on electric car adoption. The sedan is a critical step in CEO Elon Musk's vision of accelerating the world's transition to sustainable energy.

"This is a great day for Tesla," Musk told reporters Friday. "It was never our goal just to make expensive cars. We wanted to make cars everyone could buy."

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New approach to chip design could lead to smart drones the size of bottle caps

A team of engineers at MIT is working on a smaller computer chip that can be installed in a drone the size of a bottle cap, yet can take images and navigate the device with a minimum of power.
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Using simulations from recorded drone data as well as motion-control flights, the team was able to produce a chip that conserves power by eliminating outside memory storage and processing data in such a way that it can erase any stored information the instant it's no longer needed. The result is a chip that could process 20 images a minute as it orients the drone in space, while consuming only 2 watts of power and two megabytes of memory.   The MIT team is currently working on improved algorithms and an application-specific integrated circuit that could one day get power consumption down to a matter of hundreds of milliwatts. Ultimately, the team hopes the technology will lead to Karaman says is "the smallest intelligent drone that can fly on its own." Such a chip could one day be used to make insect-sized drones for search-and-rescue missions as well as other applications.

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11 Outrageous Future Tires WILL BLOW YOUR MIND!

11 Most Amazing Future Tyres You Should See --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Subscribe!
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11 - Nokian Tyres & future technology - The world's first non-studded winter tyre with studs : https://goo.gl/rJmxdu 10- Michelin® X® TWEEL® SSL : https://goo.gl/6lr4M0 9- Hankook Tire- The Future of Tyre Design : https://goo.gl/6qmE5M 8- Britek ERW MTB Wheel Efficiency : https://goo.gl/KF7mXz 7- The Goodyear Eagle-360 concept tire : https://goo.gl/bToDg4 6- Kumho Tyre - the future of tyres : https://goo.gl/iptepb 5- Goodyear MoonTire - Spring tire technology : https://goo.gl/IWQ0er 4- Road to the Future- Bridgestone Airless tires : https://goo.gl/P8sja 3- Stop A Flat - Airless Bike Tires : https://goo.gl/Gtudvv 2- Hankook iFlex Airless Tyre : https://goo.gl/y310rc 1- Goodyear TRIPLE TUBE Concept Tire : https://goo.gl/r3XNnl

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Is China Leading the World in Electric Vehicles?

China is leading the world in the purchase and manufacturing of electric vehicles. From Tesla to BYD, Chinese people buy electric vehicles in droves
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China is leading the world in the purchase and manufacturing of electric vehicles. From Tesla to BYD, Chinese people buy electric vehicles in droves. E-bikes, ride sharing, electric cars, electric buses. The world is changing because China is spearheading the electric transportation revolution.

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IKEA launches solar battery packs to rival Tesla's Powerwall

IKEA launches solar battery packs to rival Tesla's Powerwall | Low Power Heads Up Display | Scoop.it
IKEA is expanding its solar panel offering with a battery-storage solution, which it claims could help homeowners cut electricity bills by 70 per cent.
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The Swedish furniture giant has been selling solar panels since 2013, but has announced it will now also sell battery packs that allow users to store the power generated by the sun and use it whenever they like. This reduces their reliance on the electrical grid and allows them to save more money on their energy bills.  

IKEA's packs work in much the same way as Tesla's Powerwall batteries, which are charged using renewable energy sources such as solar and wind, although IKEA's have a smaller storage capacity.  However, IKEA believes that its battery-storage system – created alongside solar firm Solarcentury – is the first of its kind to be sold by a major retailer.  "We know that our customers want to live more sustainably, and together with Solarcentury we will help them to get more value from their solar panels and do just that," said Hege Saebjornsen, country sustainability manager for IKEA UK and Ireland.  "With energy bills already going up 15 per cent this year, there's never been a better time for customers to take back control of their electricity bills and maximize their savings by switching to solar and solar storage."

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Security flaw in IoT solar equipment could disrupt Europe's electricity grid

Security flaw in IoT solar equipment could disrupt Europe's electricity grid | Low Power Heads Up Display | Scoop.it
A Dutch security researcher claims to have found vulnerabilities in internet-connected solar panel equipment throughout Europe.
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Willem Westerhof, a cybersecurity researcher at ITsec, says he has found 21 security flaws in power inverters, which convert direct current from the panels into alternating current that goes into electricity grids.  According to Volkskrant, the Dutch newspaper that first reported the story, Westerhof has suggested that the vulnerability exists in thousands of internet-connected inverters. He has noted that the vulnerability affects devices made by various manufacturers throughout Europe, and confirms that those made by German specialist manufacturer SMA Solar Technology is among them. All manufacturers were notified of the flaws in December 2016.Potentially disastrous consequences

Due to this vulnerability, Westerhof has suggested, hackers would be able to access these devices remotely, giving them control to alter the flow of power or switch them off simultaneously to disrupt powergrids supplying electricity across the continent.

“In Europe there is over 90 GW of [photovoltaic] power installed. An attacker capable of controlling the flow of power from a large number of these devices could therefore cause peaks or dips of several gigawatts, causing massive balancing issues which may lead to large-scale power outages,” he warned.

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How Ambient Energy Could Power The Internet Of Things

How Ambient Energy Could Power The Internet Of Things | Low Power Heads Up Display | Scoop.it
In the modern world, we are increasingly surrounded by digital sensors, cameras and communications devices sending data cloud-based analysis services. Those devices need power, and designers are finding ne
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In the modern world, we are increasingly surrounded by digital sensors, cameras and communications devices sending data cloud-based analysis services. Those devices need power, and designers are finding new ways to draw it from ambient sources rather than rely on batteries or hard-wired grid connections.  

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Tesla Energy Bleeding Heavily

Tesla Energy Bleeding Heavily | Low Power Heads Up Display | Scoop.it
Non-solar revenues are still mouse nuts. Costs, however, continue to soar. Will the business ever be profitable?
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SolarCity had $174 million of costs during Q2 out of the segment's total of $203.76 million. That leaves approximately $29.76 million for the energy side of the business. Putting the numbers together, this means that the business lost more than $14.08 million, a negative gross margin of 89.81%. Remember, this is just the cost of the product, and doesn't include any operating expenses involved like R&D, sales and marketing, general and administrative costs, etc. That means that in Q2, the energy storage business likely had a negative operating margin of more than 100%.  So nearly two years later, Tesla's energy business remains a shell of what it is supposed to be. Despite claiming "off the hook" demand for its products, the business has a small fraction in actual sales. Additionally, while things are supposed to be getting better, especially as production ramps, the cost of products here was just under $1.90 for each dollar of revenue generated. If this pattern continues, Tesla will need to think about the long-term viability of the energy storage business.

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Here's the Navy's first 3D printed submarine

The US Navy has 3D printed a prototype submarine hull at the Oak Ridge National Lab in Tennessee. It could be in service by 2019. The departments of Defens
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The US Navy has 3D printed a prototype submarine hull at the Oak Ridge National Lab in Tennessee. It could be in service by 2019. The departments of Defense and Energy collaborated on the project.

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Portable gentle washer

'Gentlewasher' is a portable laundry unit that wash loads with less water than a traditional unit and no electricity. READ MORE: http://mashable.com
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'Gentlewasher' is a portable laundry unit that wash loads with less water than a traditional unit and no electricity. 

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How LinkedIn became the ad industry's favorite tool for self promotion

How LinkedIn became the ad industry's favorite tool for self promotion | Low Power Heads Up Display | Scoop.it
From a professional social network, LinkedIn seems to have increasingly evolved into a personal branding vehicle for ad agency execs.
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Once a place to professionally network, LinkedIn has evolved into a vehicle for marketing execs to weigh in on the hottest industry topics du jour in blog posts, self-promote and even dish out advice on entrepreneurship in their status updates.  "LinkedIn has become far more cluttered with these marketing gurus recently than it used to be," said Eric Schiffer, CEO of reputation management firm Reputation Management Consultants. "The presupposition is that it makes you appear more credible in business."

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This Bricklaying Robot Can Build Walls Faster Than Humans (HBO)

Meet the Semi-Automated Mason or SAM, a robot that is so good at building walls it could take over the construction industry. Created by New York-base
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While the efficiency on construction sites has been stagnant in the last 20 to 30 years, manufacturing efficiency has increased significantly due to robotics and technology. Construction Robotics created SAM to solve that problem. SAM requires a human partner to smooth over the works, but the heavy lifting is left to the bot.  The robot can lay bricks at least three times faster than humans – and it never gets tired or makes mistakes. VICE News went to a construction site in Virginia to see SAM at work.

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Lockheed Martin given $3.7 billion interim payment for 50 F-35s: Pentagon

Lockheed Martin given $3.7 billion interim payment for 50 F-35s: Pentagon | Low Power Heads Up Display | Scoop.it
Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) was awarded a $3.7 billion interim payment for fifty F-35 jet fighters that are earmarked for non-U.S. customers, the Pentagon said on Friday.
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Lockheed Martin Corp was awarded a $3.7 billion interim payment for fifty F-35 jet fighters that are earmarked for non-U.S. customers, the Pentagon said on Friday.   Lockheed was (already) awarded an interim payment on 7 July of $5.6 billion to help finance construction of the 11th batch of 141 F-35 jets for the U.S. military. The F-35 Program office said the Department of Defense would continue to negotiate the 11th low rate initial production contract with Lockheed Martin and expected an agreement by the end of 2017.  -  In February, the Pentagon agreed to a deal for the tenth batch of the fighter aircraft and agreed to pay below $95 million per F-35A model jet for the first time, compared with $102 million in the previous purchase, which was the lowest price up until that point.  The Pentagon expects to buy 2,457 jets. 

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Gathering Internet Intelligence

Apresentação de Sean Campbell - Cascade Insights
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If you enjoy doing competitive intelligence analysis, and I do, then I recommend this slide deck from the guys at Cascade Insights

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