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Filed under: Europe, Safety, Technology, Videos, Ford As automakers continue to find uses for autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicle technology, Ford of Europe has announced that it is developing a self-parking system for future use. Mo...
Filed under: Europe, Safety, Technology, Videos, Ford As automakers continue to find uses for autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicle technology, Ford of Europe has announced that it is developing a self-parking system for future use. More advanced than the Active Park Assist already offered in many Ford products, the new Fully Assisted Parking Aid can take full control of the vehicle and can navigate angled and perpendicular parking spots. While today's Active Park Assist can only parallel park with the driver controlling the gas, brake and gear selection, Fully Assisted Parking Aid can operate steering, gas, brake and gear selection all while making sure the car is properly parked in the intended space. As with APA, the driver pushes a button to make the car look for a proper spot (at speeds of up to 18 miles per hour), and when an adequate space is located, the operator pushes another button (either inside the car or outside via remote control) for the car to park itself - the button must be pressed throughout the whole parking maneuver. Even though Ford says that the car can effect gear selections on its own, the system must still start from Neutral, and the automaker isn't saying whether the car can put itself into Park when done or put itself in Drive when the operator is ready to go. Ford is also taking the opportunity to announce its new Obstacle Avoidance technology. This automated system is able to detect objects - including pedestrians - in the road, warn drivers of said objects and, if needed, stop and steer automatically to avoid hitting the obstacle. Both systems are still in the prototype phase, so there is no word as to when we could see either on a production vehicle. Scroll down to watch the Fully Assisted Parking Aid in action (both in CGI and in real-world testing) demonstrated on a Ford Focus, and also check out press releases for both this self-parking and the Obstacle Avoidance system.Continue reading Check out Ford's fully automated self-parking car [w/video]Check out Ford's fully automated self-parking car [w/video] originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 09 Oct 2013 15:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
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If you've been sent home from work due to the government shutdown, you might have a lot of extra time on your hands and a new-found serious concern for your finances For those wanting to fill that time with video games, classic PC game d...
If you've been sent home from work due to the government shutdown, you might have a lot of extra time on your hands and a new-found serious concern for your finances For those wanting to fill that time with video games, classic PC game distribution service GOG is offering a score of free games in exchange for evidence you've been furloughed. See also: The 10 Countries With the Most Internet Freedom GOG is offering a "Shutdown Promo" full of games that simulate governments or cities, since "there are people on Capitol Hill who don't know what a functioning government looks like." The games include Capitalism Plus and Capitalism 2, which are economics sims, Tropico Reloaded, where you become the dictator of an island, and Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri, where you bring government to space. There's also shooter Redneck Rampage, hospital simulator Theme Hospital, and 1400's Europe sim The Guild: Golden Age. Read more...More about Gaming, Entertainment, Politics, Us, and Government Shutdown
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Lauren Kinsey has been sending us the most amazing Florida weddings; modern affairs that break away from the beach wedding mold. This particular Rosemary Beach shindig is the perfect example. Designed by Shelby Peaden Events with florals...
Lauren Kinsey has been sending us the most amazing Florida weddings; modern affairs that break away from the beach wedding mold. This particular Rosemary Beach shindig is the perfect example. Designed by Shelby Peaden Events with florals by Myrtie Blue, it is taking a classic black and white palette, adding some gorgeous greenery and hints of gold and honestly, we could stare at this sucker all day long. See the full gallery here. Share this gorgeous gallery on ColorsSeasonsSpringSettingsBeach VenueStylesCoastal From Lauren Kinsey… Adrien & Jennifer were married at the Town Hall in Rosemary Beach, Florida on April 6, 2013. Jennifer and Adrien live in Amsterdam, but when it came to selecting a place to get married, Rosemary Beach was at the top of their list. Jennifer’s family relocated to Rosemary Beach when her parents retired, and they now own the bookstore in Rosemary. Jennifer was a premier ballerina in her teenage years, and moved to NYC to pursue a career in dance and fashion. She met Adrien there, where he was working in television and graphic design (?). Adrien’s job called for a move to Europe, and immediately following their engagement, the couple relocated to Amsterdam. Jennifer now works in an art gallery and Adrien works in television and broadcasting. When it came to the wedding details, Jennifer wanted an English garden themed wedding, so Brian at Myrtie Blue floral and design incorporated natural elements of ivory and green, into a color palette of blush, red, and yellow. The softer, more feminine theme was also merged with more modern elements of black and white (Adrien’s style). The reception was held on the Eastern green of Rosemary Beach, with family style farmhouse tables and a plated dinner. Photography: Lauren Kinsey Fine Art Wedding Photography | Dress: J.Crew | Catering: Townsend Catering | Coordination: Shelby Peaden Events | Dessert Table: Confections on the Coast | Florals: Myrtie Blue © Style Me Pretty : The Ultimate Wedding Blog, 2013. | Permalink | Comments | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Post categories: Modern, Real Weddings, The Blog
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They really do have a different attitude to design in Europe- every building is important.
They really do have a different attitude to design in Europe- every building is important.
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Brainstorming sketches for the Europe Travel Project ...
Brainstorming sketches for the Europe Travel Project ...
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Where in the world has 90s rapper Coolio been? Well, he’s been doing shows in Europe. A group college British college kids got an…
Where in the world has 90s rapper Coolio been? Well, he’s been doing shows in Europe. A group college British college kids got an…
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Digging the idea of the NVIDIA Shield, but looking for something a bit more affordable? The Archos Gamepad 2 could be exactly what you’re looking for. The upcoming gaming tablet features a built-in physical controller, reasonably decent ...
Digging the idea of the NVIDIA Shield, but looking for something a bit more affordable? The Archos Gamepad 2 could be exactly what you’re looking for. The upcoming gaming tablet features a built-in physical controller, reasonably decent specs and a price tag of $200 in the United States, or £179.99 for those in Europe. So what exactly does that $200 net you? The Gamepad features a quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU, 2GB RAM, a 7-inch IPS display with a 1280 x 800 resolution, 8GB storage, microSD, HDMI, Wi-Fi and the power of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. While the Nvidia Shield is more powerful and offers PC streaming, the Archos Gamepad does have a bigger display and represents a savings of $100. Additionally, the design of the Archos Gamepad 2 likely makes it more comfortable for those times when you want to use the device as a more conventional tablet. As for the games, the Archos Gamepad has full Google Play support and is even partnering up with Gameloft to give you two full games out of the box, Asphalt 8: Airborne and Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour. For those interested in the GamePad 2, you’ll have your chance to pick one up by the end of the month in Europe, or sometime in the 4th quarter of this year for those in the United States. How about it – anyone interested in picking this one up, or would you rather fork over a bit more cash to get the Nvidia Shield? ARCHOS GamePad 2 Announced A hybrid tablet made for gamers; the GamePad 2 features a faster Quad-Core CPU, a 7″ IPS HD screen and the proprietary ARCHOS Game Mapping Tool London, October 9th, 2013 – ARCHOS, a pioneer in Android™ devices, is proud to announce its second generation tablet made for Gamers – the ARCHOS GamePad 2 available in Europe at the end of October at £179.99. “Following the success of the GamePad 1, we knew that we could take the gaming-tablet concept further. With our GamePad 2 we have included an HD screen, better controls, a larger battery and a faster processor,” said Loic Poirier ARCHOS CEO, “We’re excited to be working with a leading games company like Gameloft to pre-install two visually stunning titles for an amazing gaming experience.” The ARCHOS GamePad 2 includes complete versions of Asphalt 8: Airborne and Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour by Gameloft both revisited for physical controls. “With a tablet that’s as innovative as the ARCHOS GamePad 2, it was an easy decision to optimise our games for the platform,” said Cyril Guilleminot, Gameloft Director for France & Benelux. “Users will be able to take part in a brand new gaming experience with its integrated physical control system.” Made for Gaming HD IPS Screen The ARCHOS GamePad 2 features a 7 inch HD screen perfect for gaming. The widescreen 1280 x 800 pixel resolution gives an amazing gaming and multimedia experience and IPS technology ensures amazing colours and brightness as well as perfect viewing angles Powerful Processor, Larger Battery Powered by an A9 generation quad-core processor running at 1.6GHz coupled with a fast Quad-Core graphics processor and 2GB of system RAM, the ARCHOS GamePad 2 has more than enough power to play the latest 3D games smoothly. Thanks to super energy-efficient 28 nanometer processor technology and a much larger battery than normally used on a 7 inch tablet, the ARCHOS GamePad 2 has vastly improved battery life whether in gaming or simply when browsing the web. Improved Thumb-Sticks, Buttons and Mapping Tool The ARCHOS GamePad 2 features more precise, incurved dual thumb-sticks, double buttons on each shoulder, a single part directional pad and a vastly improved button click-feeling for a better physical gaming experience. Combined with the updated version of the critically praised Game Mapping Tool, first featured on the GamePad 1, that lets users map any touch-screen button game to work with the physical controls, the ARCHOS GamePad 2 offers an improved android gaming experience for hund
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French manufacturer Archos has taken the wraps of a new Android tablet for the casual gamers. Successor to the company’s original GamePad, the Archos GamePad 2 brings nifty new upgrades. According to Archos, the tablet will be available ...
French manufacturer Archos has taken the wraps of a new Android tablet for the casual gamers. Successor to the company’s original GamePad, the Archos GamePad 2 brings nifty new upgrades. According to Archos, the tablet will be available around the end-of-October for €179.99 ($245) in Europe and in Q4 stateside. Archos GamePad 2 features 7-inch 1280x800p IPS display, 1.6GHz quad-core Cortex A9 processor, 2GB of RAM, 8/ 16GB of storage and Android 4.2.2. The tablet also comes with front camera, microSD card slot, and physical game controls, which can be mapped using the company’s own mapping software for almost all Android games. “Following the success of the GamePad 1, we knew that we could take the gaming-tablet concept further. With our GamePad 2 we have included an HD screen, better controls, a larger battery and a faster processor,” said Loic Poirier, CEO of ARCHOS. The post Archos announces GamePad 2 with quad-core CPU, 2GB RAM & 7-inch HD display appeared first on AndroidOS.in.
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Just One Week Left To Register For Startup Alley At Disrupt Europe by @mjburnsy
Just One Week Left To Register For Startup Alley At Disrupt Europe by @mjburnsy
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As we approach Disrupt Europe in Berlin we would like to extend the offer for you, some of the best startups in the world, to take part in Startup Alley, our special pavilion focused on bringing amazing startups together under one roof. ...
As we approach Disrupt Europe in Berlin we would like to extend the offer for you, some of the best startups in the world, to take part in Startup Alley, our special pavilion focused on bringing amazing startups together under one roof. This gets you a table at the event and the chance to show off your product to press, investors, and TC writers and editors. It’s a great way to launch and we’ve had many successful companies come out of the Alley. You can pick up tickets here. Startup Alley is jam-packed with early stage companies showing their talent and technology to audience members. Browsing through Startup Alley introduces a range of exciting companies to the marketplace, many who are launching at Disrupt for the first time. Around 50 new companies demo on Monday and a whole new set of 50 companies demo on Tuesday. As you can see, a total of around 100 companies launch at Startup Alley every year. Startup Alley companies also get the chance to present on the Disrupt stage in front of our esteemed judges. On Monday and Tuesday, the audience votes for their “Audience Choice Winner” and receives the last spot to compete on stage as part of that day’s Battlefield contestants. If chosen, that company will be eligible to compete in the Battlefield Finals for the $50,000 grand prize and coveted Disrupt Cup. Startups wanting to participate in Startup Alley must be less than 2 years old, with less than $2.5 million in funding. You can email startupalley@techcrunch.com.
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