Tag Archive for people

The full ‘Top Gear’ lineup has been revealed and reaction is mixed

Topgear

Feed-twFeed-fb

LONDON — The full Top Gear lineup has been announced and people are not sure what to make of it.

There are loads of people set to appear on the show for starters – seven presenters, including the mysterious Stig, the only one that’s stayed in the job from the old format.

Previously announced faces Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc are joined by Eddie Jordan, Sabine Schmitz, Chris Harris and Rory Reid.

Those names mean…

If you have $4,500 to spare, you too can own a ‘thumb monkey’

Thumb-monkey2

Feed-twFeed-fb

The new “It pet” for China’s wealthy is a fitting one, considering it’s the year of the monkey this Lunar New Year — the pygmy marmoset.

Smaller than a hamster, the pygmy marmoset is the world’s smallest monkey, with a body size that ranges from 5.5 to 6.3 inches. This miniature primate that hails from the Western Amazonian rainforests weighs no more than 4.9 ounces and can be held onto with a finger, therefore earning its “thumb monkey” nickname.

Facebook’s Free Basics is no longer available to people in India

Ap_996961398936

Feed-twFeed-fb

Facebook has withdrawn its Free Basics service from India, after the country’s telecom regulator banned discriminatory pricing for different data services on Feb. 8. The decision has been a huge setback for the company, which had been promoting Free Basics as a “free” platform to connect Indians to the Internet, through an extensive campaign.

“Free Basics is no longer available to people in India,” a Facebook spokesperson…

Feeling Loved Without Followers

twitter-robot-heart

Feeling Loved Without Followers

twitter-robot-heart

Feeling Loved Without Followers

twitter-robot-heart

Feeling Loved Without Followers

twitter-robot-heart

Improved detection in cars could make roads safer for pedestrians

Pedestrianheader

Feed-twFeed-fb

As smart and self-driving vehicles gain more momentum, the technologies around detection systems improve and become more reliable. And as humans who occasionally cross streets, who wouldn’t want improved pedestrian detection?

First picked up by Phys.org, engineers at the University of California, San Diego have been working on the CompACT detection system for vehicles, which specifically looks for pedestrians. According to the team’s report, the CompACT detectors film and analyze at 2-4…