Perhaps the most impressive rechargeable hybrid today

This car has a solar panel on the roof.

- Technically, this is perhaps the most impressive rechargeable hybrid today.

The Toyota Prius was a very special genre for many years. A hybrid car in a sea of compact cars with conventional motor.

In recent years, the hybrids have come from several teams, but Toyota has little involved in the rechargeable league.

Prius has had a lead, but there has not been a car that has been sold largely.

FACTS: TOYOTA PRIUS PLUG-IN SOLAR PHV

Price: 40097.86 US Dollar.-

Price test car: 40657.04 US Dollar .-

Engine: 4 cyl. Petrol / electric. 1797 ccm. 98 hp v. 5200 rpm. 142 Nm v. 3600 rpm. Electric motor. 92 hp 162 Nm 8.8 kWh. Total power 122 hp 300 Nm.

Aks: 11.1 seconds

Top speed: 162 km / h

Electricity range: 63 km

Consumption: 0.1 l / mil (mixed)

Emissions: 22 g / km CO₂. 0.8 mg / km NOx

Dimensions (LxWxH): 4645/1760/1470 mm

Luggage compartment: 360/1204 liters

Specific gravity: 1530 kilos

Last year, Prius came with a new generation, with a drier drier than the predecessor, and now comes the version with a rechargeable hybrid drive line.


This time it will probably be more dedicated to this version of Prius. The importer expects to sell over 1000 this year, and the car has several interesting solutions.

- A car for those fuels crying

A slick news is the solar panel on the roof that helps to charge the battery. The entire system also has a completely different capacity than before.

The battery pack is expanded to 8.8 kWh, and the electric motors are far more powerful than before. The power shall be 92 horsepower and it has an electric peak speed of 135 kilometers per hour.

The range is just over six miles, and the flexibility of the system allows you to actually run electrically, virtually all day long.

For maximum emission-free driving, you can lock it in a mode where it takes it a bit more peacefully and uses less power.

Most of the time, we decided to determine the mix of engines, which nevertheless yielded remarkably low consumption.

After running a number of today's chargeable hybrids, we are used to having the specified consumption of wood when you use it as usual. It is true that Toyota does not hide, but they say that according to the EU cycle, it uses 0.1 liters of gasoline per liter. Car, resulting in 0.3 liter in the real world.

And there is reason to believe that those who want to be extra fuel-rich can get numbers approaching the stated ones.

Experience

Toyota has long experience with driving lines of this type, and it shows them with Prius. The way the two engines alternate is totally seamless, which is not the case in many much more expensive plug-in hybrids.

The electric motor's characteristics also make it very well utilized. The electric device is both strong and flexible enough for the car, if you are charged regularly, to run daily as an electric car.

Technically, this is perhaps the most impressive rechargeable hybrid today.

Driving, it's not as fierce. Admittedly, the new Prius generation is far better on the road than the previous one, but it is still a pretty stunned driving experience. The car has a stepless gearbox that serves a distant and tight delivery of power.

The immediate and fresh dynamics of the electric motor are to a small extent enjoyed. The control is numb and you are becoming more interested in the consumption meter's absurdly low numbers than where you are in the speed register.

- Impossible to be indifferent to the design

It is also not practical at all. The special roof shape and high fence provide limited visibility backwards, with a horizontal groove just above the rear window in the line of sight.

The trunk has a larger electric unit. Compared with the usual Prius, it's 150 liters less volume, on the other hand it's bigger than the one found in the Volkswagen Golf GTE.


The actual appearance is still in a separate class. Prius has looked special from the first generation, and with this edition we are well into avant-garde.

There are so many crinkles and hooks and lines and weird lights that it's impossible to be indifferent to the design.

Technically, it's easy to get rid of, but you soon know that this is a car where transport is the most important. You get from A to B, what happens between the two letters is not so important.

But what is certain is that you do it in the market's most fuel efficient way if you have to involve a fossil fuel engine.

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Easy drive line

Good electrical range

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The design goes beyond the practical

Test: Samsung Galaxy S8 +

Test: Samsung Galaxy S8 +

It is quite obvious that this can not get a dice 6.

When Samsung launches a new mobile phone in the Galaxy S series, it's known that it's going to be a great mobile. Something else would have been a disaster. And disasters, Samsung has already had some of recent times already. It can not be repeated.

The Galaxy S8 is the phone that Samsung 100 percent has to succeed. And the very short story is that this easily is one of the market's very best Android mobiles.

There is very much to like. The design is the most obvious, the screen is now squeezed almost entirely into the edges, it is good to hold in - and Samsung has (thanks and price) not removed the headphone jack.

They have even taken the trouble to attach some very useful earplugs from AKG.

The camera was probably the best of the market, even a bit of fussing makes it simply fantastic, especially in a dark setting. And the new selfie camera is superb.

Moreover, the mobile phone is waterproof and has performance in the top layer.

The screen itself on the phone is a pleasure for the eyes (a bit more about this later), and Samsung may now be able to really use the screen as a whole for the first time. This even though the physical buttons are now moved onto the screen itself.

The best thing about the whole mobile phone is perhaps the virtual home button with haptic feedback a la iPhone 7 that always works. Although there is no icon at the bottom of the screen, you can always press the center down and get the home feature. This is perhaps our favorite feature with the whole phone.

Samsung has also not been on the side side of performance. Benchmarks show that the phone is in the top layer. Sometimes totally on top.

Memory card reader is in place, all the wireless technologies you need are in place - including wireless charging.

On top of all, the phone takes a small first step towards being used as a computer with mouse and keyboard - a feature called DeX - but this is an option we have not tested.

But obviously not a dice 6

Despite the fact that at first glance there are almost only good things to say about the phone, we think it would be pointless to give the phone top marks. There are some things with the phone that are almost sensationally thoughtful.

Things that make the 6 smoke and that dice 5 gets the right one. Although maybe no other mobiles really are better.

Below we will quickly review the main elements:

Fingerprint reader

By removing the physical buttons at the bottom of the phone, Samsung had to do something about the fingerprint reader. But for incomprehensible reasons, they did not act as competitors, who either placed it as part of the on button on the right side of the phone - or where you naturally rest your index finger on the back.

No, Samsung moved it up next to camera lens.

This is a place that, for the first time, is miles away where you naturally rest your finger, which makes the fingerprint reader not naturally easily accessible. In addition, it is very easy to accidentally remove the lens itself and make it greasy.

The problem is so obvious to Samsung that the camera appliance has the detection of fat marks on the camera lens.

We dare say this is the worst solution for a fingerprint reader we've been on for years.

Face Detection

The nuisance that Samsung has given the bark in the fingerprint reader's user-friendliness is that they have introduced both face and iris scanning for biometric unlocking.

The problem is that this solution sometimes takes a long time to recognize the face and sometimes it fails. While sometimes it's lightning fast. And it does not matter if you have big headphones or sunglasses.

Unpredictability is almost worse than inaccuracy. When you want to open the phone, you never know how fast it goes - or if it goes.

As a result, we took ourselves largely to switch to code lock again - something that might be just as good considering the new police glides.

Quick test: Huawei P10

Quick test: Huawei P10

An amazing phone. Which you do not really want.

This is a phone that shows that Huawei has risen from producing affordable, good phones - to make good phone calls.

That was why with some excitement we took a closer look at the new P10 mobile flagship. Or flagship? That's not the right description, most of the specifications are recycled from the brilliant big brother Mate 9 Pro.

It's the most wrapping that's different - and since it's physically smaller, the screen and battery are also smaller. However, another processor is under the shell, but both are flashing fast - and then the P10 has a chopped better camera and a slightly different skin on top of Android. However, the differences are marginal.

What Happily Is Like is the dual camera solution. Huawei uses a standard color camera in the middle of the tree plus, and its own monochromatic camera that captures amazing black and white images - almost regardless of lighting conditions. Completely surrendered indeed.

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But where Mate 9 Pro had a kind of wow factor, the P10 enters into a tradition of completely forgettable phones.

Misunderstand us right, because after a few weeks with the phone we have absolutely nothing to complain about. It's fast, functional, provides good flexibility in the user interface, of course has a card reader, it has fast UBC-C connection, the minijack connection is retained, the fingerprint reader is lightning fast, it's easy, the battery capacity is absolutely acceptable - and it's good to hold in.

The screen is good to look at, and should we believe Huawei is it even faster in response than most other mobiles. However, Huawei has put some kind of coating on top, which looks like a cheap screen protector. It's not very sexy.

But in the description, "Should we believe Huawei," lies the problem. Today's mobile phones have become so good that it's getting difficult to stand out. A slight performance improvement is not sufficient when something from before was good enough.

The problem is that there is nothing that makes it stick out. The phone is completely neutral. It could be made of LG, Samsung, HTC - and if you put it next to a black iPhone 7, the differences are really not that big. When you can choose whether the phone should feel like an Android or iOS device, it competes against everyone. And nobody.

The Huawei P10 is an absolutely brilliant mobile phone. And it's well priced. We speak significantly cheaper than Samsung's new flagship. However, it does not feel like a flagship.

It's not a mobile you desire. It's a mobile phone you're going to thank. Without regret a second in retrospect.

Because even if it's a bit boring, you can not complain about anything.

Facebook is considering new measures against false news

Facebook is considering new measures against false news

Facebook is considering whether to notice questionable articles with a warning to limit the spread of false news.

The issue of news articles without clutter in reality has attracted much attention in the wake of presidential elections in the United States. During the election campaign, a large number of such articles received great attention in social media, and critics believe false news may have affected the outcome of the election.

Facebook manager Mark Zuckerberg declined a few days after the election, saying that their spread of news without fact check could have affected the outcome and called it a "crazy idea".

However, in a recent Facebook post, he emphasizes that Facebook takes the issue very seriously and outlines several possible measures.

Fact Check

Collaboration with organizations that conduct independent fact check is one of them. Another is to mark news reports as users and independent fact checkers have reported that are untrue with a warning.

Zuckerberg also points to a measure announced earlier this week, which aims at removing fake news sites from using the company's advertising network to earn money.

- Much of the misinformation is driven by economically motivated spam. We consider destroying the economy in this with advertising rules like the one we have already announced, writes Zuckerberg.

False news went best

The Buzzfeed News website has analyzed the sharing of real and fake news articles on Facebook in the recording of the US election on November 8th. The conclusion is that the 20 fake news cases went well, generating more engagement and sharing than the 20 most engaging issues from normal news media like the New York Times, Washington Post, Huffington Post, NBC News and others.

While the real news cases generated 7,367,000 shares, responses and comments in the last three months of the election, the fake news cases generated 8,711,000.

Earlier in the election campaign, it was the real news that raised the greatest commitment, according to Buzzfeed.

Doubt

Åsa Larsson is the editor of the Viral Examiner in the newspaper Metro, which fact-checks stories shared in social media. She doubts whether it is possible to classify articles at the same rate as they spread on the internet.

- This is done on a huge scale. Spreading a lie or an erroneous statement goes very quickly, but looking at what someone has cut and glued takes a lot of resources and time, she says.

- Viral sites cut and paste, take something they find online and write a completely twisted article that does not match. Or they'll just find out, she says.

This is what the rocket icon on Facebook means

 The new feed where clickbait lives in the best possible way.

Facebook is now testing a new feature that creates some confusion, whether we should listen to social media.


Many users have noticed that a rocket icon has appeared on the toolbar saying, the question is what it does.

Well, it's a new news feed that Facebook has worked with secretly, and it focuses on what Facebook is the most important thing to capture your attention: Popular things in your network with moving images.

The content of the rocket feed will be different from the regular feeds and compiled by content from more sources than you usually follow based on what you and your friends like - and as Facebook's algorithms you think will also like.

For example, it might be a video many in your network have watched.

- We're testing a complementary feed of popular articles, videos and photos, tailored to each individual based on content that may interest them. We have listened to people who want an easy way to explore new content they have not discovered yet, says a Facebook spokeswoman according to techcrunch.com.

Uptodatearticles has tested the rocket feed on an iPhone 7 with 4.7 inch screen. For us, the feeds act as an extra layer that is posted on Facebook's regular news feed, and is a kind of "most popular" in your network.

Gone are seemingly likes and divisions gone, and again a clean and transparent feed consisting of pictures and titles - not completely different from Apple News. Video content is worn a lot of space.

The content of the rocket feed is different from that of the regular feeder, and compiled by content from multiple sources than you usually follow based on what you and your friends like - and as Facebook's algorithms you think will also like.

Although sharing, likes and comments are deleted on iOS, these are the things that control in the background.

If we click on an article we want to read, we will be taken to the usual share as we are used to seeing, and then we have to click again to open the article.

In other words, much of the content is now one click extra away.

We also tested the rocket feed on an Android phone with a larger screen. Here the feeds resemble much more on the regular feeds, and one avoids having to click twice to open an article.

Our first impression of the rocket feed is not quite good. While Facebook seems to be the worst clickbaite in the normal news feed, it seems to be the best in the rocket feed.

Facebook has not yet commented whether the feature should be rolled out to all users.

IPHONE 8 IS MANY MONTHS LATE

It's a good and a bad news for you who are waiting for this year's iPhone 8. The good thing is that it seems to be packed with new technology and smart solutions. The bad thing is that these things take longer than planned and that the phone is delayed.

Several months late

We've heard before, but for the first time there are credible signals about when iPhone 8, or what it's supposed to be, is ready. The trusted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo now says that the mass production of iPhone 8 will be fully operational until October or November. That is, a delay of at least one, but probably several months compared to Apple's regular calendar. Some people also fear that the phone will not even be launched on this page of New Year.

Kuo, on the other hand, suggests that the other two models that are rumored to come this year will be available for "regular" time in late summer. However, it is asked if anyone will choose these as the real news will be just around the corner at that time. The other two models appear to be minor upgrades of today's iPhone 7 models.

Why it is delayed

IPhone 8, iPhone Edition, iPhone X, or what it's getting hot, gets its usual upgrades with faster input and better camera. But several of the biggest innovations are difficult to get in mass production, because no one else has made anything similar before.

It is primarily the technology that ensures that the home button can disappear completely from the phone that takes a long time. This requires a fingerprint reader that is incorporated into the lower part of the screen, and is never mass-produced for a smartphone earlier.

In addition, Apple's brand new OLED monitors and new camera technology with 3D features blame for this year's delay.

Launched at the same time

Kuo predicts that Apple does as they have been used to in recent years, and holds a major event around the launch of this year's phones in late summer. There they probably launch the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus, which will be available relatively quickly. The analyst predicts that these will flop pending the new model. The top model is likely to be launched simultaneously, but with a long delivery time.

Technology

Technology, the teaching of techniques and the related material products within a particular area. The concept of technology may have a practical and a theoretical meaning; Fundamentally in both respects is the requirement that knowledge be effective, ie usable or socially useful.

Applied to practical life, the technology concept is used especially for production techniques, ie the methods and tools used to convert a raw material into finished products. Manufacturing technology distinguishes between mechanical technology and chemical technology, as the processing takes place with physical or chemical aids.

Technology also denotes theoretical knowledge within the various sciences, ie the scientific research results that can be used or used to create new techniques or material products. Examples of technological knowledge are the pedagogy's knowledge of learning processes that underpin teaching techniques, and the knowledge of nuclear energy in physics, which underlie the military industry's nuclear weapons production.

In terms of the technological community, the term is used to characterize the modern industrial community that followed the industrial revolution, and is increasingly based on and relying on advanced technology.

History

Technology is a modern term, but in a historical backdrop we can say that the technology arose in that man found technical solutions to practical problems in everyday life. Characteristic of the technology is that it as practical activity was linked to the different craft traditions and that it developed relatively independently of science until modern times.

In ancient times and the Middle Ages, though, technical instruments were used in the scientific exploration of the world, for example. Measuring instruments were used in astronomy, but the features of the craftsman and the scientist remained separate, among other things. Because they had different goals with the work (respectively, create and explain). Shipbuilding art, book printing press, compass and telescope, and later the steam engine and spin machine, are examples of technical knowledge and inventions that were mainly based on the practical experience the various crafts traditions gradually acquired.

The basis for an approach between science and technology was added to the scientific revolution in Europe in the 16th and 16th centuries. The new experimental science revealed inter alia: Natural laws and elements, and made it possible to intervene and change relationships in nature. This led to the science being linked to the utility principle, which was formulated by Francis Bacon. To manage scientific research for useful purposes, the Royal Society was founded in London in 1660, and the corresponding science academy was soon established in other countries. In the 1700s and 1800s, scientific research results were gradually taken into use in industry, and in the chemical industry it became technically possible to produce, among other things, Sulfuric acid, artificial dyes and metals such as aluminum. Examples of technology areas that have emerged in recent years - from the end of the 20th century - are still in development: information technology (IT / ICT) and nanotechnology, the latter being an area where chemistry, physics and biology Melt together.

Six people lose their jobs for every new industrial robot

In addition, average wages decreased in areas with many robot workers.

For every new industrial robot that was used between 1990 and 2007, just over six US jobs disappeared, according to a new research report. At the same time, the average wage for the remaining workers went a little down.

670,000 US jobs disappeared in 17 years due to automation, according to economists Daron Acemolgu from M.I.T. And Pascual Restrepo from Boston University. They have surveyed the industrial robots' intake in the US labor market. The report is published by the American think tank National Bureau of Economic Research.

No new jobs found

Economists believe it is more worrying that they are unable to find many of these 670,000 unemployed again in other professions. This means that some of those who lost their jobs in favor of a machine have not been able to find a new job.

Although national unemployment may want to normalize, it means little to those who have lost their jobs in favor of a robot. It is as low comfort for the communities in which they live.

"It will take a very long time before these communities manage to recover," said Daron Acemoglu to The New York Times newspaper.

Because even though some of the labor force in a country can be turned away from industries where robots take over, they think it will get worse with those who have already worked for a while. It will be difficult to turn around for someone who has worked at a car factory in Detroit throughout his career, according to economists.

"If you've been working in Detroit for ten years, you do not have the skills to work in health care," says Acemoglu.

Expect the multiplication of robots

Today, there are between 1.5 and 1.75 million industrial robots in the world, according to the International Federation of Robotics. 250,000 of them were sold in 2015 and growth is expected to continue. An industrial robot is a fully self-propelled machine, which can do anything from welding and painting, to assembling car parts. They are also used to pack finished products.

Economists estimate that there will be between four and six million industrial robots in work by 2025. They have only looked at what will happen in the world's factories.

Previously written that one in three Norwegian jobs are at risk of being automated by 2035. Artificial intelligences and adaptable robots can affect the working day of everyone from accountants to shop staff.


The hope is that there will be new jobs in occupations we have not yet seen for us, but some also suggest that we think completely new. Finland is already in the process of trying out living pay.

Uses big data to better understand the immune system

Researcher will use the CRISPR technology to understand how the immune system responds to virus attacks.

The method is called the century's largest biotechnological breakthrough, and you can as well teach you the name first and last: CRISPR.

It may sound like the name of an American breakfast, but it means a cheap, efficient and highly accessible method of editing in all genes of living organisms. It can be fish, humans, insects or mammals.


The method can be used on mosquitoes to stop the spread of malaria or to cure cancer. It is only the ethics that sets the limits. Who knows where it goes? And who should decide? The possibilities are huge. Diseases that are inherited can be removed forever.

Yes or no to the genetically engineered person

The biotechnology council has long been discussing what to do with genetically engineered food. Yes or no to genetically engineered corn for animal feed? Yes or no to soy who is genetically engineered?

Now the questions are even bigger. Yes or no to the genetically engineered person?

So far, they have determined that Norwegian researchers can research genes in fertilized eggs from humans.

Breakthrough with the cas9 enzyme

Since the beginning of the 1990s, there have been more researchers around the world who have contributed their own puzzle pieces until the technology is now ready for use. But that was probably in 2012 and 2013 when Jennifer Doudna and Feng Zhang made a breakthrough with the cas9 enzyme that the wheels really started rolling.

This enzyme is derived from the bacterium streptococcus pyogenes. This little shaker is responsible for many hundred million sick people in the world every single year. It can include skin infections, ear infections and throat inflammation.

The research group found that they could do the bacterium: Through an RNA guide, Cas9 tells about where in the DNA it should cut.

CRISPR technology was awarded by Science for this year's scientific breakthrough in 2015.

Bodymilitary minute by minute

Worldwide there are several research groups that have begun using CRISPR. One of them is Associate Professor Richard Kandasamy at CEMIR at NTNU. He researches inflammatory reactions. This is something that is involved in most diseases. He and the team recently published an article in Nature - Systems Biology and Applications where they use large amounts of data to reveal what happens minute-by-minute when the immune system handles viruses.

When the flu or other viruses attack the body, it must react lightly.

"It's not like there are defense cells waiting in a corner of the body to eat up viruses and then it's done," says Kandasamy.

"What happens inside the defense cells is a very comprehensive step by step reaction. Signals are sent to the cell nucleus to initiate a production of new substances that will participate in the inflammatory response that the cell will use to break the virus. This takes some time. The cell also has some superficial reactions where a tiny change of substances that already exists initiates reactions, he continues.

He and the team can do this mapping in extreme detail from the moment a virus infects a cell. By repeating such surveys frequently in the hours following infection, they make a detailed map of the cells' reactions.

Most people who work with CRISPR are either analyzing one gene at a time or up to 20,000 genes at a time. Kandasamy uses both methods. He also uses large data processing systems known as Big Data.

This combination of methods, and mapping minute-by-minute, is what nobody has done before. Time will show what both this found, and CRISPR, lead to disease control in the world. But it has already come to a place near you.

How to make bricks of Mars soil

This can be the future bases of the red planet being built by.

Perhaps people are going to Mars in a not too distant future. SpaceX boss Elon Musk wants people to go to Mars in a decade, and Donald Trump would like NASA to land on Mars in three years.

It's probably a bit unrealistic, and NASA itself bargains once in the 2030s.

But that day will actually land on Mars, a new door will open. Then we have the opportunity to travel there, build bases and create a foothold for humanity on the red planet.

But to build anything, materials are needed. The weight and space on Mars vessels will probably be a very limited resource for a long time to come.

Every screw, nut, shovel, vehicle and scientific instrument going to Mars must be transported from the ground. SpaceX estimates optimally that they can manage to ship a load of 13.6 tons to Mars for $ 90 million with the Falcon Heavy rocket eventually. It will be $ 6600 per kilo.

Today, it costs fast $ 20,000 per kilo to put something in orbit around the world.

Thus, brick is not the best choice for building bases if it is to be taken from the ground.


But it may be quite possible to make bricks of earth on Mars if we are to believe an article in the journal Nature Scientific Reports.

Mars earth

It is actually called regolith, and consists of lots of small particles on Mars's surface. The researchers use a sort of imitation of this Mars Earth to see what they can do with it.

If it behaves as scientists believe, solid brick can be made in a relatively simple way.

A classic brick on earth is made of clay with some additives. Then it is shaped and baked in an oven.

The fine dust on the Mars surface consists of, among other things, volcanic stone, but also evenly distributed nanoparticles of iron oxide. This iron oxide has some special properties that make it very useful in brick.

Pressure 
Generally, high temperature is required for this fine particle to bind together, but on Mars you can do it at room temperature, around 20 degrees.

Here comes the iron oxide. It has chemical properties that make it bind together the particles if you only add enough pressure.

And it takes a lot of it. Several thousand kilos per square centimeter needed to make solid bricks.

They used steel stamps to push together Mars-Earth replacement to make bricks. The researchers tested some different variants, and they believe that the Mars brick was about as solid as the usual stone.


Of course, the astronauts must bring a heavy press to make bricks, but it is probably possible if there is enough iron oxide.


Perhaps the most impressive rechargeable hybrid today

This car has a solar panel on the roof. - Technically, this is perhaps the most impressive rechargeable hybrid today. The Toyota Prius w...