This is the Mercedes Simplex Vision, a new concept of the German manufacturer that takes the vehicle design Mercedes Simplex and reinvents it with an elegant and futuristic touch. The car was exhibited at Mercedes' new design center in Nice, France on Saturday. Cnet reported.
Gorden Wagener, head of design for Mercedes-Benz, posed next to the new car, which gives us a nice idea of the scale.
The two-seater takes everything we expect with the new car concepts and throws it out the window. While many other industries often pay tribute to older classic designs or try to recreate them entirely, the auto industry rarely looks at its roots.
The Vision Mercedes Simplex offers independent wheels, open seats resembling a sofa and a steering wheel to the ground. There are a lot of design decisions here that have not really been seen since the beginning of the 20th century.
The Simplex name comes from Mercedes' line of Mercedes-Benz Simplex luxury cars from 1902 to 1909, and the design parallels are evident when you take a look at one of those classic touring cars that have helped to redefine the automobile.
There are of course big differences, including the electronic display at the front of the Mercedes Simplex Vision, where the grill was previously.
As a concept car, the Mercedes Simplex Vision can get away with a handful of exclusions, such as headlights and basic safety features, which give it an extremely elegant appearance.
Does it roll? Maybe But you would not really want to take this thing on the street.
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In a press release issued on Friday and noticed for the first time by Helios and Matheson Analytics – the parent company of MoviePass – announced the discontinuation of the service. Subscriptions will stop working on Saturdays.
"MoviePass has informed its subscribers that it will discontinue the MoviePass service for all subscribers starting September 14, 2019, as its efforts to recapitalize MoviePass have not been successful to date," the group said. . "The company is unable to predict whether or when the MoviePass service will be maintained."
In addition to the loss of this service, the company's board of directors has established a strategic review committee to review the sale of its assets, including MoviePass, its film industry MoviePass Films and Moviefone. MoviePass had Moviefone, the internet-based film and ticketing website, last year.
MoviePass in 2011, offering a $ 50 monthly subscription to the purchase of tickets for an unlimited number of movies to the poster. The company has experimented for years before finally exploding in the summer of 2017, when he found the for clients: unlimited movies for $ 9.95 per month.
With its new pricing model, MoviePass has grown , with a peak of about 3 million subscribers. Its growth has become for a business that burned money, mainly because its business model required it to buy the $ 8 to $ 15 movie ticket from each customer at cost. MoviePass tried data generate revenue, as well as deployment as surge price, to no avail. This did not help movie channels like AMC Theaters the service and for a time would not accept MoviePass cards as a means of payment.
In the last two years, MoviePass apparently at dozen once but always returned. However, the company is also now dealing with , a by the Attorney General of New York, and . The money problems of society and globally practice as well.
Earlier this year, the main independent competitor of MoviePass, , also abruptly stopped, perhaps proving that the commercial model of unlimited movie tickets just does not work. In other words, unless you also run the movie theater selling the tickets. Forced to deploy similar services because of the popularity of MoviePass at its peak, cinemas like and always run their own monthly subscription plans. In the end, it may be a lasting legacy of MoviePass.
So tomorrow, September 14, after seeing him die, a thousand deaths and being carried away every time as a scene of Weekend at Bernie's, we're burying MoviePass's zombie corpse once and for all. Perhaps
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What you may not have heard, is that the new iPad, which has only been available for pre-order for a few days, it's already on sale at Amazon (because Amazon has absolutely no cold). Although it is only one $ 30 off, $ 399.99 sounds a lot better than the $ 429.99 that Apple's website offer. In addition, this $ 30 can be used to or first pencil Apple – two of the sweet upgrades for the new iPad.
Aside from an obvious increase in size, the 7th generation iPad looks identical to its predecessor of 9.7 inches. But the best part lies in the internal updates: a new A10 fusion chip doubles the power of a Windows PC4 (says Apple), and support for the new iPadOS allow for multitasking and a more fluid, notebook-like experience when using the keyboard.
The 10.2-inch model is available in black, space gray and rose gold, and the case is made of recycled aluminum.
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It happened Saturday, when a Twitter user asked the CEO of Tesla for an update on when the company will unveil its pickup truck. Musk had already hinted at a revelation of the summer of 2019 for the so-called "Cyberpunk Truck" in June, but that was obviously not the case.
Now, expect a first look at the Tesla pickup truck in November "most likely".
The plans for a summer revelation were in the works as recently as June Annual Meeting of Shareholders. It's there that the so-called Cyberpunk Truck debuted teasing – just an indistinct close-up of what appears to be LED position lights – with the promise of a summer unveiling.
During the same presentation, Musk said Tesla's truck semi-trailer is expected to arrive by the end of 2020 and that the Y model – the Tesla compact SUV – will also be widely available from here. the end of this year.
I've had a lot less to say about pickup, noting only that it will be like "something that came out of a sci-fi movie".
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This year was a bit unusual, with Samsung relaunching an upgraded version of its very first foldable phone, Huawei remaining mute about phones, and the iPhone fever threatening to dominate all the buzz (IFA is generally removed from the phone). 39, Apple's iPhone at least a week or two: in 2019, Apple show his new phones one day after the closing of the IFA).
Still, there was enough interesting technology here to make me forget that iPhones are coming. Here is a preview of the coolest gadgets I've seen.
This is not entirely new – the phone was originally scheduled to be launched in April – but the Galaxy Fold has been completely updated to make it less prone to, well, breaking. The IFA was the first time that Samsung let a large audience touch and play with the device. We also got the launch date – September. 18 in Europe and "next weeks" in the United States.
It is too early to say whether the Fold will inaugurate a new smartphone, was or remained a niche product. Despite all the uncertainties and the extremely high price of $ 1,980, it remains one of the most desirable gadgets of the year.
LG's smartphone business has been struggling forever, but over the years I've found LG's smartphones to be great, with one major flaw: low battery life. And even if it will test the new flagship product of the company, the LG G8X ThinQ, could eventually be better in this department, because it comes with a battery of 4000 mAh. The other specifications also correspond to the current flagship products.
As for the awkward secondary screen of the phone, I am not convinced to ever need it or use it. But at least it is detachable and if the price of the package is correct, I will not complain (too much).
The third phone on this list is Motorola's stylish mid-ranger with a powerful set of rear cameras, the Motorola One Zoom. Yes, its specs are not great, but the price of $ 450 is right, and I really appreciate what Motorola did with the design.
LG's 88-inch OLED and 8K is not new: it was announced so back in Januaryduring CES 2019. But you can finally buy it (for $ 42,000, if you have to ask for it), and LG brought it to IFA to remind us how good it is. And it's great: an incredibly crisp picture, a breathtaking dynamic range and a barely visible telescope. While there is still not enough content in 8K to justify the purchase, but it is currently one of the best existing TVs.
Huawei FreeBuds 3 are obviously imitations of Apple's AirPods, up to their connectivity enhancement chip, the Kirin A1. But in typical Huawei style, the company has added a ton of technologies to these, including active noise suppression, making them (theoretically) more advanced than most competitors, including AirPods.
Garmin was busy at IFA this year. Just a few days before the show, the company announced a new series of its flagship sports watches, the Garmin Fenix 6. And at the show, the company launched a new range of appliances called Venu. They are also sports watches, but they rely on the lifestyle. Highlights include an AMOLED display – a first for Garmin – and a 5-day battery life.
OK, the new Sony Walkman NW-A100TPS, launched to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the original Walkman, is a bit of a gadget: the video cassette is a fake, a simple video on the 3.6 screen inch of the device. But you were not really expecting Sony to launch a cassette player anyway, is not it? Instead, it's your standard digital audio player with a 26-hour battery, 16GB of storage and support for streaming wireless music. It's not really cheap at 440 euros ($ 490), but I imagine that's the price to pay to be retro-cool.
What, you did not know that Adidas made headphones? Well, technically, it's another company called Zound, known for its collaborations with brands like Marshall, who manufactures them. But these easy-to-use training cans are a surprisingly refreshing blend of cool design (the knit ear cups and the rubber part of the headband can be removed and washed) and a decent sound. At $ 169, the price is not too high either.
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